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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He gave grandfather fifty an acre for it on long time, an' here am I, workin' for the telephone company an' putting' in a telephone for old Silva's cousin from the Azores that can't speak American yet.
The Eight Independents in New Hampshire include Bretton Woods Telephone Company Inc, Dixville Telephone Company, Dunbarton Telephone Company Inc, Granite State Telephone Inc, TDS Telecom/Hollis Telephone Company Inc, TDS Telecom/Kearsarge Telephone Company, TDS Telecom/Merrimack County Telephone Company and TDS Telecom/Wilton Telephone Company Inc.
In Brazil, the sale in July of the government-owned telephone company has become a major issue in this fall's presidential campaign.
However, regardless of what name is on file, the telephone company will maintain a record of the physical location of the telephone.
Teleport's key advantage, says Annunziata, is that while a big telephone company must be some things to all people, a small enterprise like Teleport can excel being all things to some people - in this case the high-end, high-volume corporate customer.