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Bill-and-keep arrangement

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In a bill-and-keep arrangement (or sender-keep-all arrangement)

each carrier bills its own customers for the origination of traffic and does not pay the other carrier for terminating this traffic.[1]

Overview Edit

As an example, the Telecommunications Act of 1996 allows for incumbent local exchange carriers to exchange traffic with competitors using a bill-and-keep arrangement.[2]

References Edit

  1. The Digital Handshake: Connecting Internet Backbones, at 8 n.26.
  2. 47 U.S.C. §252(d)(2)(B)(i).

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