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== Definition ==
An '''Interexchange Carrier''' ('''IXC''') (also known as an '''Interexchange Common Carrier''') is a [[telecommunications service provider]] authorized by the [[FCC]] to provide [[interstate]], [[long distance communications service]]s and authorized by the state to provide [[long-distance intrastate communications service]]s. An IXC provides, directly or indirectly, [[interLATA]] or [[intraLATA]] [[telephone toll service]]s. It may be an individual, partnership, association, joint-stock company, trust, governmental entity or corporation engaged for hire in [[interstate]] or foreign communication by [[wire]] or [[radio]], and between two or more [[exchange]]s.
 
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An '''Interexchange Carrier''' ('''IXC''') (also known as an '''Interexchange Common Carrier''') is a [[telecommunications service provider]] authorized by the [[FCC]] to provide [[interstate]], [[long distance communications service]]s and authorized by the state to provide [[long-distance intrastate communications service]]s.
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An IXC provides, directly or indirectly, [[interLATA]] or [[intraLATA]] [[telephone toll service]]s. It may be an individual, partnership, association, joint-stock company, trust, governmental entity or corporation engaged for hire in [[interstate]] or foreign communication by [[wire]] or [[radio]], and between two or more [[exchange]]s.
 
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Revision as of 00:47, 5 December 2010

Definition

An Interexchange Carrier (IXC) (also known as an Interexchange Common Carrier) is a telecommunications service provider authorized by the FCC to provide interstate, long distance communications services and authorized by the state to provide long-distance intrastate communications services.

Overview

An IXC provides, directly or indirectly, interLATA or intraLATA telephone toll services. It may be an individual, partnership, association, joint-stock company, trust, governmental entity or corporation engaged for hire in interstate or foreign communication by wire or radio, and between two or more exchanges.