telephone company

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Noun1.telephone company - a public utility that provides telephone servicetelephone company - a public utility that provides telephone service
public utility, public utility company, public-service corporation, utility - a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation
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Many of the big telephone companies were upgrading and didn't know what to do with their old switches.
During the last several years, telephone companies have been converting to enhanced caller ID (also known as deluxe or multimessage).
At that time, local service was highly regulated, and telephone companies had a deserved reputation for lackluster service, poor equipment, and scattered reliability.
Of all the major utility sectors, telephone companies now offer the brightest prospects for increasing wealth, says Richard Band, financial analyst and editor of Profitable Investing, a Potomac, Md.