[VoiceOps] Definition: Local Calls

Mike Hammett voiceops at ics-il.net
Wed Dec 9 12:18:11 EST 2020

Our LATA is only about 80 miles wide. There are two tandems and we're based out of the same CO as the larger of the two. Ours has the biggest towns and something like 75% of all of the rate centers. It's just a cross connect away. :-) 

Mike Hammett 
Intelligent Computing Solutions 

Midwest Internet Exchange 

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From: "John Levine" <johnl at taugh.com> 
To: voiceops at voiceops.org 
Cc: voiceops at ics-il.net 
Sent: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:25:27 AM 
Subject: Re: [VoiceOps] Definition: Local Calls 

In article <1038462169.17163.1607448901620.JavaMail.mhammett at Thunderfuck2> you write: 
>My operating theory is that if it's on the same tandem switch, I might as well treat it as local. 

If only. At my rural ILEC, the next town up is a remote from the 
switch in my town but for historical reasons they are not local to 
each other so at least for people who haven't switched to bundled 
plans, calls between them take a 150 mile detour to the tandem and 

That particular tandem also covers places 250 miles from here. I guess 
it's nice if that's local. 


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