Local Exchange


Local Exchange (also referred to as a Local Loop, Phone Line, Telephone Line, Telephone Circuit or in the aggregate as the last mile) is the physical link or Telephone Circuit that connects from the demarcation point of the Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) to the edge of the common carrier or telecommunications Service Provider's network which is may be a Telephone exchange

Local Exchange is part of the Telecommunications Network Chain

Local Exchange delivers dial tone to the customer.

In "historical" PSTN terminology this was referred to as a "Class 5" Office but in recent years, many of the "Class 5" Offices have been eliminated and expended to be "Class 4" offices.

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