Common carrier

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A common carrier in common law countries (corresponding to a public carrier as it may be presented in some civil law systems, usually called simply a carrier) is a person or company that transports goods or people for any person or company and that is responsible for any possible loss of the goods during transport.wikipedia
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Telephone company

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Public airlines, railroads, bus lines, taxicab companies, phone companies, internet service providers, cruise ships, motor carriers (i.e., canal operating companies, trucking companies), and other freight companies generally operate as common carriers.
Telephone companies are common carriers, and in the United States are also called local exchange carriers.

Freight forwarder

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Under US law, an ocean freight forwarder cannot act as a common carrier.
Forwarders contract with a carrier or often multiple carriers to move the goods.

Internet service provider

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Public airlines, railroads, bus lines, taxicab companies, phone companies, internet service providers, cruise ships, motor carriers (i.e., canal operating companies, trucking companies), and other freight companies generally operate as common carriers. Using provisions of the Communications Act of 1934, the FCC classified Internet service providers as common carriers, effective June 12, 2015, for the purpose of enforcing net neutrality.
On 31 January 2015, AP News reported that the FCC will present the notion of applying ("with some caveats") Title II (common carrier) of the Communications Act of 1934 to the Internet in a vote expected on 26 February 2015.

Net neutrality

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Using provisions of the Communications Act of 1934, the FCC classified Internet service providers as common carriers, effective June 12, 2015, for the purpose of enforcing net neutrality.
The term was coined by Columbia University media law professor Tim Wu in 2003, as an extension of the longstanding concept of a common carrier, which was used to describe the role of telephone systems.

Communications Act of 1934

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In the United States, telecommunications carriers are regulated by the Federal Communications Commission under title II of the Communications Act of 1934.
Title II: Common carrier

Federal Communications Commission

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In the United States, telecommunications carriers are regulated by the Federal Communications Commission under title II of the Communications Act of 1934.
On February 26, 2015, the FCC ruled in favor of net neutrality by applying Title II (common carrier) of the Communications Act of 1934 and [[Telecommunications policy of the United States#Broadband deployment policy objectives|Section 706]] of the Telecommunications act of 1996 to the Internet.

Contract of carriage

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Carriers typically incorporate further exceptions into a contract of carriage, often specifically claiming not to be a common carrier.
Among common carriers, they are usually evidenced by standard terms and conditions printed on the reverse of a ticket or carriage document.

Common law

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A common carrier in common law countries (corresponding to a public carrier as it may be presented in some civil law systems, usually called simply a carrier) is a person or company that transports goods or people for any person or company and that is responsible for any possible loss of the goods during transport.

Civil law (legal system)

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A common carrier in common law countries (corresponding to a public carrier as it may be presented in some civil law systems, usually called simply a carrier) is a person or company that transports goods or people for any person or company and that is responsible for any possible loss of the goods during transport.

Regulatory agency

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A common carrier offers its services to the general public under license or authority provided by a regulatory body.

Private carrier

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A common carrier (also called a public carrier in UK English) is distinguished from a contract carrier, which is a carrier that transports goods for only a certain number of clients and that can refuse to transport goods for anyone else, and from a private carrier.

Public

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A common carrier holds itself out to provide service to the general public without discrimination (to meet the needs of the regulator's quasi judicial role of impartiality toward the public's interest) for the "public convenience and necessity."

Discrimination

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A common carrier holds itself out to provide service to the general public without discrimination (to meet the needs of the regulator's quasi judicial role of impartiality toward the public's interest) for the "public convenience and necessity."

Airline

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Public airlines, railroads, bus lines, taxicab companies, phone companies, internet service providers, cruise ships, motor carriers (i.e., canal operating companies, trucking companies), and other freight companies generally operate as common carriers.

Rail transport

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Public airlines, railroads, bus lines, taxicab companies, phone companies, internet service providers, cruise ships, motor carriers (i.e., canal operating companies, trucking companies), and other freight companies generally operate as common carriers.

Bus

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Public airlines, railroads, bus lines, taxicab companies, phone companies, internet service providers, cruise ships, motor carriers (i.e., canal operating companies, trucking companies), and other freight companies generally operate as common carriers.

Taxicab

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Public airlines, railroads, bus lines, taxicab companies, phone companies, internet service providers, cruise ships, motor carriers (i.e., canal operating companies, trucking companies), and other freight companies generally operate as common carriers.

Cruise ship

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Public airlines, railroads, bus lines, taxicab companies, phone companies, internet service providers, cruise ships, motor carriers (i.e., canal operating companies, trucking companies), and other freight companies generally operate as common carriers.

Canal

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Public airlines, railroads, bus lines, taxicab companies, phone companies, internet service providers, cruise ships, motor carriers (i.e., canal operating companies, trucking companies), and other freight companies generally operate as common carriers.

Barge

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Public airlines, railroads, bus lines, taxicab companies, phone companies, internet service providers, cruise ships, motor carriers (i.e., canal operating companies, trucking companies), and other freight companies generally operate as common carriers.

Freight company

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Public airlines, railroads, bus lines, taxicab companies, phone companies, internet service providers, cruise ships, motor carriers (i.e., canal operating companies, trucking companies), and other freight companies generally operate as common carriers.

Ocean's (film series)

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Under US law, an ocean freight forwarder cannot act as a common carrier.

Goods

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Although common carriers generally transport people or goods, in the United States the term may also refer to telecommunications service providers and public utilities.

Telecommunications service provider

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Although common carriers generally transport people or goods, in the United States the term may also refer to telecommunications service providers and public utilities.

Public utility

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Although common carriers generally transport people or goods, in the United States the term may also refer to telecommunications service providers and public utilities.