Competitive Access Provider


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Competitive Access Provider

(networking)
(CAP, or "Bypass Carrier") A company which provides network links between the customer and the IntereXchange Carrier or even directly to the Internet Service Provider. CAPs operate private networks independent of Local Exchange Carriers.

["Getting Connected The Internet at 56k and Up", Kevin Dowd, First Edition, p. 49, O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., June 1996, ISBN 1-56592-154-2 (US), ISBN 1-56592-203-4 (international)].
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