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Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:37:05 -0700 (PDT) From: firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Do rate centers cross state lines? Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Tuesday, August 3, 2010 8:02:27 AM UTC-4, John David Galt wrote: > David Kaye wrote: > > As to NPA/NXX spanning, there are rural areas where it's easier to service one > > state from another. I seem to remember a small area of northern California > > serviced from Oregon. I'm trying to find the actual communities but can't at > > the moment. I believe this is also true between California and Nevada. > > I've found only one case: a "Verdi, CA" exchange in 530 is served by a switch in > Verdi, NV. There is no town of Verdi in CA; the nearest town in CA is Farad > (exit 201 on I-80). Most of the terrain in between is inaccessible mountains > (that stretch of I-80 runs along the narrow Truckee River canyon), so whoever is > on the "Verdi, CA" exchange must be awfully hard to get to. Yep, Del Norte County, California, in the northeast corner of it, is served by 541-596 (O'Brien, OR) [moderator pro tem's note: In general a rate center does not cross a state line. But if an area is served by a switch across the state line, it's called a locality, and gets its own NPA-NXX codes. The Vermont-New Hampshire border is full of localities crossing the river. But when Verizon sold the states to FairPoint, the locality arrangements with Massachusetts, in both directions, had to be rewired to stay within each carrier's network. -fg]
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