local access and transport area

(31)The term “local access and transport area” or “LATA” means a contiguous geographic area— (A)established before, by a Bell operating company such that no exchange area includes points within more than 1 metropolitan statistical area, consolidated metropolitan statistical area, or State, except as expressly permitted under the AT&T Consent Decree; or (B)established or modified by a Bell operating company after, and approved by the Commission.

Source

47 USC § 153(31)


Scoping language

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