Your Phone Company May Be Next Door To The Laundry Room

Local phone companies often complain that they lose money on residential service because regulators keep rates too low. But entrepreneurs are finding a way to offer the same customers lower rates and more services--and still profit. Companies, such as R&B Telecommunications, a subsidiary of R&B Realty Group in Los Angeles, install sophisticated automatic switchboards in large apartment complexes to offer a variety of phone services.

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