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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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With Infinera's DTN platform capability embedded in Colt's long distance network, the company can continue to respond to the increasing demand for high bandwidth scalable Ethernet services from wholesale carriers and enterprise customers in the finance and media sectors.
ECI's local and long distance network originates and terminates more than one billion (1,000,000,000) minutes of annually.
We operate our own nationwide long distance network and deliver local services through wholesale operating agreements with the Bell Operating Companies.

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