telephone connection

telephone connection
A connection of telephone wires, particularly the wires of different telephone companies or telephone systems, necessary for communication other than local. As used in a statute requiring telephone companies to supply all applicants for telephone connection, the words obviously mean that for which patrons of the telephone customarily apply. No such persons can be excluded, provided they are willing to comply with reasonable regulations, but the words do not confer any right upon one telephone company to insist upon a physical connection of its system with that of another company. Oklahoma-Arkansas Tel. Co. v Southwestern Bell Tel. Co. (CA8 Ark) 45 F2d 995; 76 ALR 944. See telephone exchange.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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