Basically, these calls are not considered "long distance", however, they are barely outside of the local calling area.
Community Connection is a one-way or two-way usage sensitive (measured) service currently provided to certain exchanges in Ohio. Community Connection is designed to satisfy the daily calling requirements of customers which are not properly met by the combination of toll service and local calling confined to their local calling area. In effect, it is a form of measured Extended Area Service (EAS) because it is less expensive than toll service. Community Connection is CBT’s name for measured rate EAS. Other companies use other names such as Extended Local Calling Plan or Extended Local Calling Service.
How is Community Connection different from my Cincinnati Bell Long Distance?
What is community connection and why is it on my bill?