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Re: Please Explain LATA

Joseph (
Wed, 15 Jun 2005 10:32:16 -0700

On 14 Jun 2005 14:38:42 -0700, wrote:

> Can somebody tell me what LATA is?

Local Access and Transport Area. Essentially the geographical area
defining local telephone service. Generally LATAs have "local"
interests in common for example the Portland, Oregon LATA carves out a
section of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington state. The
eastern Massachusetts LATA includes most of eastern Massachusetts from
Worcester to Boston/Newberryport to Cape Cod. Washington state is
devided into three LATAs western Washington excluding the southwestern
portion, Portland-Vancouver LATA and eastern Washington east of the
Cascade range.

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