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inter-exchange carrier

inter-exchange carrier in Technology

communications
(IXC) A company allowed to handle long-distance calls following the break-up of the Bell system in the US by anti-trust regulators.
Local Exchange Carriers (LEC) are not allowed to handle long-distance traffic and Inter Exchange carriers are not allowed to handle local calls.
(2002-08-28)

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