Definition[edit | edit source]

Telecommunications[edit | edit source]

The central office (also called public exchange) is

a telephone company facility in a locality to which subscriber home and business lines are connected on what is called a local loop. The central office has switching equipment that can switch calls locally or to long-distance carrier phone offices.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Broadband Availability Gap, OBI Technical Paper No 1, Glossary, at 131 (full-text).
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