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long distance

Spanning a wide geographic area. In the U.S. telephone world, long distance refers to crossing state lines (interstate). See WAN.
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The variable InterLATA is a vector of dummies pertaining to the timing of the authorization date of individual states' section 271 applications.
Part II of this Note discusses the beginning of this cycle, the divestiture of AT&T, which imposed the original restrictions on BOCs with respect to the provision of interLATA service.
It has been more than two years since the first Bell company interLATA data relief bill was introduced in Congress, and the war on the Hill between the Bell companies and their competitors still wages on.
Section 271 of the Act outlines the process that BOCs use to obtain relief from their line-of-business restriction on interLATA services.
Interstate interLATA services are subject to regulation by the Federal Communications Commission; intrastate interLATA services are provided by one or more interLATA carrier(s) authorized by the respective regulatory body in each state.
The smaller the annual expenditure, however, the more likely was a CPCS to replace LATA carrier services, rather than interLATA offerings, or to be viewed as not replacing any common carrier tarified service.
5 percent of the long distance market within months of gaining interLATA authority.