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common carrier

n.
1. One that is in the business of transporting the public, goods, or messages for a fee.
2. A company that provides telecommunications services, as by telephone or satellite, to the public.

common carrier

n
(Commerce) a person or firm engaged in the business of transporting goods or passengers

com′mon car′rier


n.
1. (in federal regulatory and other legal usage) a carrier offering its services at published rates for interstate transportation.
2. a public service company, as a telephone company, engaged in transmitting messages for the public.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.common carrier - a person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages
line - a commercial organization serving as a common carrier
business, business concern, business organisation, business organization, concern - a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it; "he bought his brother's business"; "a small mom-and-pop business"; "a racially integrated business concern"
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2017) A curious tale of economics and common carriage (net neutrality) at the FCC: A reply to Faulhaber, Singer, and Urschel.
Opponents argue that they are inconsistent with the common carriage requirements of Internet service providers to provide their telecommunications services to all subscribers without undue or unreasonable advantage or preference.
The Commission worked very hard to balance the needs of not only the Ocean Alliance applicants, but all other parties involved in the intermodal supply chain, with the ultimate goal of safeguarding competition in international ocean-borne common carriage, with the American shipping public foremost in mind," said FMC chairman Mario Cordero.
E]ven if a regulatory regime is not so distinct from common carriage as to render it inconsistent with common carrier status, that hardly means it is so fundamentally common carriage as to render it inconsistent with private carrier status.
Over the years, advocates have periodically proposed extending common carriage regulation--provision of service at government-controlled uniform rates and service levels--to the Internet.
But this competition, I predicted almost 20 years ago (NOAM, 1994b), would lead to the erosion of common carriage in favor of "private carriage.
The objective behind inviting the EOls through an advertisement, was to ascertain the number of parties interested in setting up LNG terminals and their state of preparedness so that SSGC could augment its system to ensure entry and exit points to the LNG terminal operators as well as determine the intended volume they can transport through the Companys system SSGC and SNGPL are licensees of OGRA and operate under the latters Ordinance, which will provide for common carriage and open access facilities to interested parties.
Access to both common carriage and our own network enables us to better manage market fluctuations.
Distinguishing Common Carriage and Public Accommodations 1.
Baby Bell executives and online companies have been holding a lively debate on the Hill and in the press as to whether the Bells should be permitted to deviate from common carriage (1) models in providing "last mile" internet access.
Bowhead has been in the common carriage business for 15 years.
Another possibility is that your water supplier may have to change the source of the water supply from river to borehole or vice versa, with a sudden and dramatic change in total dissolved solids, a situation that will become more common with the introduction of common carriage.