Wire Center Boundaries

Wire Center Boundaries are the basic unit of telecommunications geography and are the geographic area served by equipment within a central office. They describe the organization of the local telephone exchange system. Each Wire Center Boundary serves a unique set of telephone numbers within a fixed geographic area. A telephone number consist of three parts: Area Code (3 digits), Prefix (3 digits) and the Line Number (4 digits). Typically, each Prefix is assigned to one specific Wire Center. This means that numbers are assigned to wire centers boundaries in blocks of 10,000. An example of how the data can be used is when a call center routes a call to the service center within an area code. Wire Center Boundaries are defined coverage areas based on phone numbers. The Wire Center boundary file is available for the entire United States or by individual states.


GeoTel Wire Center dataset is priced by U.S. coverage or can be packaged individually based upon state.

Geographic Coverage
United States


By Subscription: Semi-Annually

GeoTel Communications, LLC

Unit of Sale
U.S.; State


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