Definitions Edit

A leased line (also called a private circuit) is

an access line rented for the exclusive use of the customer; with dedicated access to an ISP, the customer can be logged on to the Internet twenty-four hours a day.[1]
[a] transmission facility which is leased by an end user from a public carrier, and which is dedicated to that user's traffic.[2]
[a] dedicated circuit (private telephone line) between two locations. A leased line is available full time for transmission of data or voice.

References Edit

  1. The Digital Handshake: Connecting Internet Backbones, at 3 n.5.
  2. Britain’s Superfast Broadband Future, Glossary, at 57.

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