US Year 2000 phone service will be OK

(03/04/99) - A group of the largest local telephone companies in the US on Wednesday said phone call processing is expected to continue without major disruption when the year 2000 arrives.

The group, called the Telco Year 2000 Forum, has conducted six months of interoperability testing. The test results give the group the expectation that voice and data call processing will "continue without significant disruptions during the transition," said Gene Chiapetta, chairman of the forum.

The forum includes Ameritech, Bell Atlantic, BellSouth, Cincinnati Bell, GTE, SBC Communications and US West.

The report and testing publications are available at http://www.telcoyear2000.org/

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