INLAND EMPIRE CENTRAL OFFICES
The "Inland Empire" is a region that is made up of portions of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties and focus on the "bedroom" communities and cities of the eastern Los Angeles megalopolis. The Inland Empire is one of the fastest growing regions in the State of California as tract homes and strip malls are quickly replacing orange groves and livestock. The Inland Empire was initially made up of huge "Ranchos" where cattle and livestock were raised. Orange and Lemon orchards prevailed in the temperate valleys and low hills. Freeways and affordable housing made the Inland Empire attractive to workers who couldn't afford the high prices in Los Angeles, yet were a 30 to 40 minute commute away.
Telephone service in the Inland Empire has mainly been dominated by the independent companies. Independent provided service to the smaller towns and communities where the Bell/AT&T system would not enter due to low traffic and focus on the larger more profitable cities. Early service was provided by California Water and Telephone Company (Moreno, Elsinore, Temecula), Associated Telephone (Chino) and Southwestern Home Telephone Company (Redlands). General Telephone Corporation acquired the assets of California Water and Telephone in 1964 and soon the remaining local independents. General Telephone became GTE of California in the early 1980s and was then purchased by Verizon Corp. in 1996. More to come
AT&T's San Bernardino Regional Office: AT&T San Bernardino Regional Office
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