What’s New


Site updates – August 2020

August 22, 2020

Progress is being made with site updates, migrating the old site to the new one, and also adding new content.

Updates include the Links of Interest page and the Stories pages.

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Website (re)construction in progress

August 16, 2020

Welcome to the new Telephone World! We are making a brand new site from scratch. If you were a user at the old site, you'll see most of that site being recreated here, and new things added. LOTS of updates need to be made!  So hold tight while the old site is being migrated over, page by page! Thanks!


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Telephone News


CenturyLink is now Lumen Technologies

September 20, 2020

More name changes and more confusion on the telecom front.

CenturyLink (formerly CenturyTel, Embarq, Sprint, United Telephone, Qwest, US West, and a number of Baby Bells) is now called Lumen technologies, effective Sept. 18, 2020.


They will continue to market their residential and small business services as CenturyLink, but enterprise business is now called Lumen.


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The Death of Sprint

August 24, 2020

The Death of Sprint - once a force to be beckoned with, is now history. A good synopsis can be found here: https://blog.telegeography.com/sprint-reaches-the-finish-line-the-rise-and-fall-of-an-american-telco

Eventually I'll get around to writing a page about this history and demise of Sprint. That may take a while. But it is on my To-Do list.

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