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Re: Please Explain LATA
Wed, 15 Jun 2005 19:40:17 EDT

In a message dated14 Jun 2005 14:38:42 -0700,

> Can somebody tell me what LATA is?

> Thanks.

Local Access and Transport Area. The area, under Judge Green's
decree, where the local Bell company could carry traffic. If the call
crosses LATA lines, it must be carried by a long distance company.

Many, perhaps most, Bell companies have now been given the right (on a
state by state basis) to carry interLATA, interstate and international
long distance calls.

Wes Leatherock

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