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An abbreviation for Bell Communications Research. Bellcore is the research and coordinating entity that develops standards and ensures centralized services are offered by the BOCs and RBHCs. It was formed to take the place of Bell Labs which, after divestiture, severed all formal ties with the BOCs. It is owned by the seven RBHCs. This is a tricky position for Bellcore since the RBHCs view each other as competitors and periodically raid each other's service.

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