central office (C.O.)

central office (C.O.): A common carrier switching center in which trunks and loops are terminated and switched. Note: In the DOD, "common carrier" is called "commercial carrier." Synonyms exchange, local central office, local exchange, local office, switching center (except in DOD DSN [formerly AUTOVON] usage), switching exchange, telephone exchange. Deprecated synonym switch.

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