Long distance services that require consumers to dial a long-distance providers access code (or "10-10" number) before dialing a long-distance number to bypass or "dial around" the consumers chosen long-distance carrier in order to get a better rate.
- Browse Related Terms: alternate access provider, bypass, common carrier, competitive access provider (CAP), dial around, enhanced service provider, Prescribed Interexchange Charge (PICC), reseller, universal service, wireless services provider
A new technology for transmitting and receiving broadcast television signals. DTV provides clearer resolution and improved sound quality.
- Browse Related Terms: aperture correction, blanking interval, broadband system, clip, Digital Television (DTV), field, format converter, FPS, frame-rate conversion, High Definition Television (HDTV), raster, resampling, scanner, set-top, square pixel
A high-powered satellite that transmits or retransmits signals which are intended for direct reception by the public. The signal is transmitted to a small earth station or dish (usually the size of an 18-inch pizza pan) mounted on homes or other buildings.
- Browse Related Terms: communications subsystem, Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS/DISH), fixed-satellite service, meteorological-satellite service, multi-satellite link, orbit, passive sensor, Satellite, satellite communications, satellite digital audio radio service (SDARS), satellite link, satellite network, satellite system, underground cable, uplink (U/L), view