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interexchange carrier (IXC)

An interexchange carrier (IXC) is a telephone company that provides connections between local exchange s in different geographic areas. IXCs provide inter LATA service as described in the Telecommunications Act of 1996 . They're commonly referred to as "long-distance carriers." IXCs include AT&T, MCI, Sprint, and others.

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