[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Telecom local netwoks

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Mon Jun 11 14:21:43 UTC 2018

On 11 June 2018 14:58:59 BST, Kevin Kenny <kevin.b.kenny+osm at gmail.com> wrote:
>On Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 9:13 AM Philip Barnes <phil at trigpoint.me.uk>
>> >As OSM main language is British English, I would use central office.
>> >Furthermore, telephone exchange sounds to be focused on telephone
>> >service
>> Office to my British ears sounds American, in British English we
>refer to
>> a telephone exchange.
>> For example my town has a largeish building, which is probably very
>> these days and dotted over the town are cabinets where the main
>> is split out to provide links to individual premises.
>'Central office' is definitely an Americanism, but 'telephone exchange'
>also perfectly comprehensible on this side of the pond. We generally
>the system therein a 'switch' (collectively., 'switch gear').
>They're not necessarily 'small' buildings, the way the Wiki suggests: I
>recall that there was one in Manhattan that served nearly 200,000
>telephones and was eleven storeys tall. (A fire there in 1975 caused
>was arguably telephony's worst service disaster of all time.)

I agree they are not small, the one in my small town is the same size as the swimming pool building. 

Phil (trigpoint) 

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