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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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With these basics, you can see that simple net neutrality means keeping the internet "superhighway" on which we all travel a free and open path, much like a common carrier.
Currently, the FTC has no ability to regulate the internet because of the common carrier classification.
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Merely registering as a common carrier does not conclusively convey the extraordinary power of eminent domain or bar landowners from contesting in court whether a planned pipeline meets the statutory common carrier requirements," the court said in its ruling in favor of David Holland, a Beaumont-area landowner who questioned Denbury Resources' use of eminent domain to build a carbon dioxide pipeline across his land.
At that point, a court will have to grapple with applying some very old doctrines to a very new field--including deciding whether the space flight entity is a common carrier, interpreting state and federal statutes regulating the private manned space flight industry, and ascertaining what duty of care the space flight entity must satisfy.
Immediately after the trial, the defendants requested a hearing for the judge to determine whether any one of the four defendants was both a common carrier and Aydin's employer.
The insurer, however, rejected Fortunoff's claim on the grounds that Fredrickson was acting as a contract carrier, and the BMC-32 only applied to motor common carriers.