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wide area network (WAN)

a computer network that uses long-distance communications methods, such as telephone lines, satellite links, or microwave transmission, to cover a geographic area larger than that which can be covered by a local area network (LAN).


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Rochester Tel has acquired four other long distance companies over the last three years: Long Distance North (Burlington, VT) and Taconic Long Distance (Albany, NY) in 1991, and Budget Call Long Distance and Mid Atlantic Telecom (Washington, DC) in 1993.
Participating high schools will receive a package containing a Frontrunners for Education(SM) student training video, sign up forms, stickers, long distance service comparison charts, detailed brochures promoting the program, and advertising slicks for the school newsletter and event/sports programs.
95/month -- Fonix Fone International Unlimited Plan -- Unlimited local and long distance within the United States, Canada and Western Europe
The company intends to leverage its base of more than a million customers, including over 90,000 consumers and businesses already enrolled in PRIMUS's Wireless Access long distance service.
The Business Unlimited Long Distance calling plan is also available in Nevada.
The share of households that report at least bundling their local and long distance services with one carrier has increased from 26 percent in 2002 to 51 percent in 2004 -- an overall increase of almost 20 million households.
businesses lower price, better service and innovation in toll-free long distance services.
The ratings reflect Alestra's business position as a niche provider of long distance, data and local service catering to the Mexican corporate sector and an improved financial profile following the recapitalization and debt restructuring completed during November 2003.
Long Distance services, I am pleased to be associated with a company which shares my standard of excellence in performance.
In commenting on the expansion, Aab remarked, "Our entry into New York City enables ACC Long Distance Corp.

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