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access charge

The charge imposed by a communications service or telephone company for the use of its network.
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NTT) to implement a 10% cut in access charges new common carriers pay for using their phone networks, ministry officials said Friday.
There is one important reason why local regional monopolies have not opened up - ``network access charges.
Demonstrates how the variability of access charges are suppressing competition from pure retail operations by squeezing margins at the retail end
20 a month to make up the money lost from access charges and other subsidies.
In doing so, the FCC rejected AT&T's unilateral decision to stop paying access charges for calls that traveled -- if only for a brief distance -- over AT&T's Internet-protocol backbone.
This decision flies in the face of pro-competitive rulings by the Colorado PUC and the Federal Communications Commission, which specifically exempt Internet telephony companies from paying access charges," said Martin McDermott, President and Chief Operating Officer of IP Services, the defendant in the case.
ALTS has long understood the desire to reduce the levels of access charges paid by long distance companies.
The Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) today said a pair of bills to head off access charges for Internet connections will save hundreds of dollars a year for Internet users.
The Association for Local Telecommunications Services (ALTS), the leading national trade association representing facilities-based competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs), today voiced strong support for a lawsuit filed by 10 CLECs against AT&T and Sprint asking for more than $10 million in past due payments of access charges.
In addition, Cable & Wireless outlined plans for the Commission to go beyond the CALLS proposal and take additional steps to reduce access charges to cost-based rates.
They needed help to establish their internal business procedures to properly audit access charges.
9, 1998--Railtrack PLC is disappointed by today's statement from the Acting Rail Regulator setting out his preliminary conclusions on the financial framework for the periodic review of Railtrack's access charges.