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Meaning of COMPETITIVE ACCESS PROVIDER

 
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(CAP, or "Bypass Carrier") A company which provides network links between the customer and the interexchange carrier or even directly to the internet service provider. CAPs operate private networks independent of local exchange carriers.

["Getting Connected The Internet at 56k and Up", Kevin Dowd, First Edition, p. 49, O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., June 1996, ISBN 1-56592-154-2 (US), ISBN 1-56592-203-4 (international)].

 

 

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