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  • From: Steven J. Sobol
  • Date: Mon Mar 11 23:34:25 2002

On Mon, 11 Mar 2002, Mark Radabaugh wrote:

> Here is the map for Ohio:
> Only 43 ILEC's here...

Mark, I wouldn't expect you to know this, as you don't live in the proper
part of the state to know the telco history here. :) But Western Reverse
(er, Western Reserve) Telephone and Alltel are listed separately, and
Alltel bought out Western Reserve years ago. Alltel has local headquarters
out in Hudson, the former home of WRT.
I suspect that a lot of states are like this, with the records reflecting
more ILECs than actually still exist. Alltel has always done business as
Alltel west of Cleveland (for example, in Elyria in Lorain County) but
they may still be operating Western Reserve as a separate business unit 
covering the rural areas south and east of the city..

No big surprises here, really. Ameritech is the ILEC in the big cities,
and much of the rest of the state is divvied up between Verizon and 

If I actually had time to research it, I'd love to find out how many of
the carriers listed on this PDF are still in business...

Steve Sobol, Proud Native of the Great Frozen City of Cleveland, Ohio
http://www.Cleveland.OH.US/ (Where the Snow is Cold but our Hearts Aren't!)
CTO, LLC, Mentor On The Lake, Lake County, OH