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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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Stuart Griffiths, CEO of True Telecom, one of the UK's fastest growing telecoms companies has commented, "True Telecom will make it easier for its customers to understand the service & access charges, with transparent pricing on our access charges, along with first rate customer support available for any customers looking for some advice on the new changes.
Contract notice: EIB - Bulgaria - Track access charges for the Bulgarian railways.
The European Commission has launched a probe against Bulgaria over the decision to introduce grid access charges on all operating renewable energy producers.
In this paper we will primarily focus on the impact of access charges on the switch from copper to fibre.
FCC regulations prevent long-distance phone carriers from passing access charges back to the customers who place the calls, forcing the long-distance carriers to distribute the charges among all of their customers.
The FCC has been discussing reductions in interstate access charges in an effort to foster competition among carriers, but local exchange carriers rely on interstate and intrastate access charges for a large portion of their revenue.
United Online, and other ISPs, are also exempt from the access charges that are assessed by local telephone companies.
s (NTT) regional telephone operators to implement a cut of more than 10% in access charges new common carriers pay for using their phone networks.
It could, therefore, only agree on (1) extending the current moratorium on Internet access charges, (2) requiring clarification of what will create seller nexus, (3) simplifying sales tax and (4) eliminating the 3% Federal excise tax on telecommunications.
ISPs have long argued the access charges were designed for telephone lines which terminate in private data networks, but an ISP network is a public network and so should not have charges levied on the telephones lines it uses.
Fees for on-line services generally include one-time set up charges, subscription and monthly charges, on-line time charges as well as possible special access charges for certain databases.
These services include, but are not limited to, high speed Internet access (DSL, cable, and ISDN), T1+ transport services (local access charges not included), frame relay, ATM, Ethernet MAN services, and hosted services provisioned directly to the customer by a telecom service provider (co-location, Web hosting, applications hosting, infrastructure hosting, managed network services).