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common carriage

[′käm·ən ′kar·ij]
(electricity)
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Now, rather than find a way to achieve non-common carrier regulatory safeguards, the FCC has opted to reclassify broadband Internet access as common carriage.
A mature academic literature exists analyzing the challenges faced in the past when applying common carriage to industries such as railroads, trucking, airlines, natural gas and oil pipelines, electric power distribution, and traditional telephone service.
But a second major approach has been that of assuring access in a non-discriminatory way, along the tradition of common carriage.
FCC (Turner I), (187) four Justices recognized that a common carriage obligation placed on some of a cable system's channels would raise a Takings Clause question even though the question was not squarely presented before that Court.
What may have seemed initially to be an exception to the general rule of common carriage may be transformed into the only available reality.
Mark Cooper of the Consumer Federation of America, one of the petitioners, argues that the open access principle is "deeply embedded in the DNA of capitalism," noting that "the existence of competition never excused the obligation for common carriage in other areas--telephone, telegraph, steamship, railroad.
The bore hole is on land owned by the Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust at Erdington and Aqua Resources is seeking to gain common carriage for its water by extracting it from the bore hole and piping it into a nearby reservoir owned by Severn Trent.
Common carriage regulation in that sense takes what is otherwise owned property, like a telephone system, and makes it function like a commons, because there's no discrimination in access to the resource.
Policy proposals for (i) inset appointments, (ii) common carriage, and (iii) cross-border competition are assessed The effect of potential competition from in set appointments has been the introduction of quantity discounts for large users.
Under common carriage, as it was called, owners could still make large profits - and still had plenty of incentive to jay more track - but the larger public interest was preserved as well.
The new Techne Graham Model 6000 Twin is essentially a single-station machine with side-by-side mold clamps on a common carriage.
As vital as the filed rate doctrine is to regulated motor common carriage and its shipper community, the proper execution of bilateral motor transportation contracts between contract carriers and shippers are equally important.