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BellSouth Corporation Template:Nyse is a U.S. telecommunications company based in Atlanta, Georgia. BellSouth was one of the seven original Regional Bell Operating Companies after the U.S. Department of Justice forced the American Telephone and Telegraph Company to divest itself of its regional telephone companies on January 1, 1984. It is also the only "Baby Bell" or Regional Bell Operating Company that still uses the Bell symbol in its logo.

BellSouth's territories under their Southern Bell and South Central Bell subsidaries, which have now been combined to operate under the corporate name BellSouth, includes telephone and DSL/Dial-Up Internet services in the States of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee

BellSouth is realigning itself in two important areas, wireless and broadband. A 40% joint venture with SBC Communications in U.S. wireless telephone service Cingular provides 40% BellSouth revenue. Continued increase of broadband penetration, and applications, in the consumer market is a key strategy to the company. These activities are being funded in part by the sale of Latin America operations.

Management

Chairman and CEO: F. Duane Ackerman

BellSouth's competitors

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Bellsouth World Headquarters. Atlanta, GA.

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