Good evening all ---------------------- I have much enjoyed the long train of notes about Norway. I grew up a mere 8 miles from there and it always held an unexplainable mystique for me.
Well, now its about time for me to return the favor of information shared. There has been some lengthy conversation about what exchange natively served the AT&T Long Lines Norway Regional site. Personal knowledge, experience, and the phone numbers of employee mentors indicate that it is in the Illinois Bell (still the legal entity, present day at&t) Newark, Illinois Exchange Rate Center.
Although certain in my belief, last week I reviewed the official Exchange Rate Center maps at the headquarters of the Illinois Commerce Commission (the Illinois regulatory body) and have unequivocally confirmed that it is in the certificated territory of the Newark Exchange. As the incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC) Illinois Bell is granted ("certificated") a defined geographic area in which it "MUST" serve all comers requesting service
The Village of Norway is, indeed, in the Sheridan Exchange of the present day Verizon.
Hope this information proves interesting and useful, and that we hear much more about the whole of this keystone network that allowed our communications networks to be the envy of the world.
Respectfully submitted ------- Tim Fox
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