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The Roots of ALLTEL: “Looking Back”

Reprinted here by special permission of the author, Cindy Beckman, a retired Conway High School history teacher who writes local history.

Starting in the late 1950s, many rural Faulkner County residents received their phone services from Allied Telephone Company rather than Southwestern Bell. Allied would merge with another large telephone provider, Mid-Continent Telephone of Ohio in 1983 to form ALLTEL Corporation.

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