The "common carrier" concept was established in the 1934 Communications
Act, which is the act that formed the basis of the Federal
The concept of a common carrier is not exclusive to the
telecommunications industry. It is a legal and social concept that dates
back centuries. It was developed to ensure that the public retained
access to fundamental services that use public rights of way.
By definition, a common carrier is not responsible for the content or
goods that it carries. (under the DMCA)
Title II defines common carrier as A company that provides
telecommunications services, as by telephone or satellite, to the public.
WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org