access charge

access charge: A charge made by a local exchange carrier for use of its local exchange facilities for a purpose such as the origination or termination of traffic that is carried to or from a distant exchange by an interexchange carrier. Note: Although some access charges are billed directly to local end users, a very large part of all access charges is paid by interexchange carriers.

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