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The process, usually automated, of connecting and disconnecting telephone calls through a telephone network. Carried out by machines called Switches (US term), or Exchanges (UK term for the same thing).

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... to the town centre, was built in 1610. Parts of it survive today. Addenbrookes's Hospital[?] was founded in 1719. The railway and station were built in 1845. According ...