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SMDS (Switched Multimegabit Data Service)
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SMDS is a LEC (local exchange carrier) service that allows customers to extend their LANs across metropolitan and wide area networks. SMDS was developed by Bellcore and is based on the IEEE 802.6 MAN service. It is offered as a service by LECs in some metropolitan areas.
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