Baby bell



one of the seven regional telephone companies formed after the breakup of the Bell system in 1983.
Historical Examples

“Baby Bell” always seemed perfection, before, but now that I have children it has got even beyond that.
The Letters Of Mark Twain, Volume 2, 1867-1875 Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

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