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Encyclopedia > Southern Bell
BellSouth Corp
Type Public
Slogan Listening, Answering
Founded 1984
Location Atlanta, Georgia
Key people F. Duane Ackerman, CEO & Chairman
Employees 76,000
Products Telecom
Web site www.bellsouth.com

BellSouth Corporation (NYSE: BLS (http://www.nyse.com/about/listed/lcddata.html?ticker=BLS)) is a U.S. telecommunications company based in Atlanta, Georgia. BellSouth was one of the seven original Regional Bell Operating Companies after the U.S. Department of Justice forced the American Telephone and Telegraph Company to divest itself of its regional telephone companies on January 1, 1984. It is also the only "Baby Bell" or Regional Bell Operating Company that still uses the Bell symbol in its logo.

BellSouth's territories under their Southern Bell and South Central Bell subsidaries, which have now been combined to operate under the corporate name BellSouth, includes telephone and DSL/Dial-Up Internet services in the States of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, A 50% joint venture with SBC Communications in U.S. wireless telephone service Cingular. BellSouth has also made itself known outside of the U.S. market though land-based and wireless telephone companies located in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, Guatemala, Israel, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.


Chairman and CEO: F. Duane Ackerman

External links

  • BellSouth Corporation (Corporate Website) (http://www.bellsouthcorp.com/)
  • BellSouth Corporation (Consumers Website) (http://www.bellsouth.com/)
  • BellSouth Chile (Website Presented in Spanish) (http://www.bellsouth.cl/)
  • BellSouth Colombia (Website Presented in Spanish) (http://www.bellsouth.com.co/)
  • BellSouth Ecuador (Website Presented in Spanish) (http://www.bellsouth.com.ec/)
  • BellSouth Guatemala (Website Presented in Spanish) (http://www.bellsouth.com.gt/)
  • BellSouth Nicaragua (Website Presented in Spanish) (http://www.bellsouth.com.ni/)
  • BellSouth Panama (Website Presented in Spanish) (http://www.bellsouth.com.pa/)
  • BellSouth Perú (Website Presented in Spanish) (http://www.bellsouth.com.pe/)
  • Cingular Wireless (http://www.cingular.com/)
  • Cellcom (Website Presented in Hebrew) (http://www.cellcom.co.il)
  • Sonofon Denmark (Website Presented in Danish) (http://www.sonofon.dk/)
  • Jitong Communications Ltd. (Website Presented in Chinese) (http://www.jitong.com/)
  • Movicom Argentina (Website Presented in Spanish) (http://www.movicom.com.ar/)
  • Movicom Uruguay (Website Presented in Spanish) (http://www.movicom.com.uy/)
  • Telecel (Website Presented in Spanish) (http://www.telcel.com/)
  • Third party links
    • Yahoo! - BellSouth Corporation Company Profile (http://biz.yahoo.com/ic/10/10200.html)

  Results from FactBites:
BellSouth Telecommunications - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (380 words)
Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company was the Bell Operating Company serving most of the south.
In the 1960s, Southern Bell's operations in Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee were split off to form South Central Bell.
South Central Bell was created in the late 1960s, when the Bell telephone operations in those states were split off from Southern Bell, similar to how Pacific Northwest Bell split off from Pacific Telephone and Telegraph around the same time period.
John Bell (Tennessee politician) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (877 words)
Bell was born in Mill Creek, a hamlet near Nashville, Tennessee.
Bell then served briefly as Secretary of War under William Henry Harrison and John Tyler in 1841, but then resigned along with the rest of the Cabinet in protest at Tyler's vetoes of Whig bills.
Bell carried Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee, largely as a result of the division of Democratic votes between John C. Breckenridge {Democratic candidate representing the South) and Stephen A. Douglas (representing the Northern United States), but received less than 3% of the vote in Northern states.
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