After the Execunet II decision, Southern Pacific expanded its internal communications network by laying fiber optic cables along the same rights-of-way.
In 1972, Southern Pacific Communications began selling surplus system capacity to corporations for use as private lines, circumventing AT&T's then-monopoly on public telephony.
On August 6, 2014, it was announced that CEO Dan Hesse would be replaced by Marcelo Claure, effective August 11, 2014.
UT&E was dissolved, and its assets were placed in a newly formed company, United Utilities, Incorporated, in 1938. Henson became president of United Utilities in 1964, he almost immediately reorganized the company in accordance with C. Brown’s belief that centralizing some of the company’s functions would result in greater efficiency, cost reductions, and growth.
In 1972, United Utilities changed its name to United Telecommunications, commonly referred to as "United Telecom".
Brown Telephone Company (1899-1911) United Telephone Company (1911-1925) United Telephone and Electric (1925-1938) United Utilities, Incorporated (1938-1972) United Telecommunications (1972-1992) Sprint Corporation (1992-2005, 2013-present) Sprint Nextel Corporation (2005-2013) Sprint Corporation, commonly referred to as Sprint, is an American telecommunications company that provides wireless services and is an internet service provider.
It is the fourth largest mobile network operator in the United States, and serves 54 million customers as of October 2017.
In 1980, United Telecom launched a national X.25 data service, Uninet.
To enter the long-distance voice market, United Telecom acquired ISACOMM in 1981 and US Telephone in 1984.After MCI Communications won the court battle giving MCI the right to begin offering Execunet services, Southern Pacific Communications took the Federal Communications Commission to court to get the right to offer switched services, and succeeded (the "Execunet II" decision).Southern Pacific Communications decided they needed a new name to differentiate the switched voice service from Speed FAX, and ran an internal contest to select a name.Sprint traces its origins to the Brown Telephone Company, which was founded in 1899 to deploy telephone service to the rural area around Abilene, Kansas.In 2006, Sprint exited the local landline telephone business, spinning those assets off into a newly created company named Embarq, which later became a part of Century Link.Access was also available by dialing an access number to connect to the SPRINT switch.