April 30, 1901
An effort is about to be made to establish a municipal system of public telephone communication in Liverpool. Encouraged by the success which has attended the experiment in Glasgow, many public men in Liverpool believe that the time has arrived when the city should have an independent telephone service, under the control of the municipality, and thus put an end to the monopoly which has been so long enjoyed by the National Company. The matter will be brought before the next meeting of the City Council, and that body will be asked by resolution to declare in favour of the establishment of a municipal system.
(Source: London Daily News: April 30, 1901)