GTE - Operating Companies

Operating Companies

Prior to the merger with Bell Atlantic, GTE owned the following operating companies in the US:

  • Contel of Minnesota, Inc.
  • Contel of the South, Inc. (Alabama, Indiana, Michigan)
  • GTE Alaska Incorporated
  • GTE Arkansas Incorporated
  • GTE California Incorporated (Arizona, California, Nevada)
  • GTE Florida Incorporated
  • GTE Hawaiian Telephone Company, Inc.
  • GTE Midwest Incorporated (Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska)
  • GTE North Incorporated (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin)
  • GTE Northwest Incorporated (Idaho, Oregon, Washington)
  • GTE South Incorporated (Illinois, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Wisconsin)
  • GTE Southwest Incorporated (Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas)
  • GTE West Coast Incorporated (California)

Following the acquisition by Bell Atlantic, many of these companies and/or access lines have been sold off to other companies, mainly Alltel, ATEAC, The Carlyle Group, CenturyTel, Citizens/Frontier Communications, and Valor Telecom.

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