Local Access and Transport Area (LATA) boundaries.
For use in creating telephone maps at the state, county, and local levels.
Local Access and Transport Area is a term in the U.S. for a geographic area covered by one or more local telephone companies, which are legally referred to as local exchange carriers (LECs). A connection between two local exchanges within the LATA is referred to as intraLATA. A connection between a carrier in one LATA to a carrier in another LATA is referred to as interLATA. InterLATA is long-distance service. The current rules for permitting a company to provide intraLATA or interLATA service (or both) are based on the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
|Category||Boundaries & Administration|
|Metadata||ISO 19115/19139, FGDC CSDGM, Dublin Core|
|Data type||Vector polygon|
|Attributes||LATA, LATA_ID, LATNAME, LATCOLOR, LATCOLOR2, AREACODE, AREACODE_I, ACODE, LATCODE|
|Services||Vector Query API|
|Revisions||4 - Browse all revisions|
|Current revision||Imported on Oct. 17, 2011 from Shapefile in NAD83.|