common carrier


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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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Currently, the FTC has no ability to regulate the internet because of the common carrier classification.
The language means the FCC can regulate Internet service providers as common carriers -- essentially legacy telephone companies.
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* The maturity of the processes used to manage the decision of when to use additional common carrier capacity; and
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