It is the physical building where the local telephone switching equipment is located.†
All telephone lines in a town lead to the CO.
Remote Terminal (RT): An RT is a piece of switching/routing equipment that leads back to the CO. They are generally connected by a fiber optic line, but older RTís used T1 lines to connect back to the CO. It's a method of virtually extending the CO equipment out into areas beyond the servicable radius of the CO dslams.
by Thin1 edited by MrFixitCT
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