|Type||Private (Subsidiary of CenturyLink)|
|Products||Local Telephone Service|
Sprint Nextel (1992-2006)
|Subsidiaries||Centel of Virginia
The company was established in 1971 as a subsidiary of Centel. In 1992, Centel was acquired by Sprint, but the Central Telephone Company retained its corporate name. In 2006, Sprint spun off its local telephone business as Embarq, which was then acquired by CenturyTel (now CenturyLink) in 2009.