former American telephone company

GTE Corporation, formerly General Telephone & Electronics Corporation (1955–1982),[1] was the largest independent telephone company in the United States during the days of the Bell System. The company operated from 1926.[2]

GTE Corporation
Company typePublic company
Founded1934; 90 years ago (1934)
Defunct2000; 24 years ago (2000)
FateAcquired by Bell Atlantic
SuccessorVerizon Communications
HeadquartersStamford, Connecticut, U.S.
ProductsTelephone, internet, television
SubsidiariesGTE Southwest
Verizon California
Verizon Florida
Verizon North
Verizon South
Hawaiian Telephone
Puerto Rico Telephone

References change

  1. "Bell Atlantic and GTE Pick Post-Merger Name". The New York Times. April 4, 2000. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
  2. "GTE Corporation". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved January 2, 2014.