Knotts Is-RLM - KNISNCXA
Updated: 12:32PM EST 01/05/2005
|Operating Company:||Verizon South, Inc. - NC|
|Former Operating Company:
||GTE South, Inc. - NC
Continental Telephone System (CONTEL)
|Operating Company Number:||0509|
|Office Name:||Knotts Is-RLM|
|Location:||S. End Rd.|
Knotts Island, Currituck Co., NC
Knotts Is. along with a brief portion of NC 99 are the only non-Sprint Local
(ex Carolina Telephone & Telegraph) telephone service in the vast 252 NPA.
This is probably due to Knotts Island being more of a peninsula than a true
island. GTE fiber optic markers run up and down Marsh Causeway (through Mackay
Island, as wild life preserve) which connects Knotts Island with
Virginia Beach in an area that was once Princess Anne County. This area was
originally served by Continental Telephone System (CONTEL) who more than likely
just ran some cable (now fiber) from the
Pungo central office.
While the office is controled by CONTEL of North Carolina it is part of the
Norfolk LATA and maintained by Virginia based GTE technicians.
Due to the intermitten and small population of the Island the central office
did not require a large amount of space, especially with the deployment of
digital switching equipment. As such this tiny brick hut is situated between
Bessie La. and the local
A minor aside, the fire station used to be part of the Virginia Beach VFD system
but Currituck County has now taken more assertive control over the governmental
operations on the "Island". There is now a satelitte sheriffs office which was not
present back in 12/2001 (at least I don't remember it being there back then) further
diluting the islands connection to Virginia Beach.
Despite the offices size, even it has a remote that services a trailer
park right at the state line. Even this remote has been expanded in the
almost three years between visits. Again the operational motive is never
ever under any circumstance to build a new CO, instead add remotes!
|Carrier||Switch CLLI||Switch Type||Area Code||Exchange(s)|
|GTE||KNISNCXARS0||Nortel DMS RLC||252||429|
|KNISNCXARS1||Nortel DMS RSC||252||?|
|Orchard La. & Marsh Causeway||KNISNCAB||Sandy Point|