a carrier (N.) a company which provides telephone service
competition/competitive (N.) This is when several companies in an industry sell the same product or service resulting in lower prices and better customer support.
------------------------(Adj.) having competition; having many companies selling the same product or service
deregulation (N.) the act of taking a government controlled industry and opening it up to private companies for the purpose of introducing competition
a fee (N.) a small charge for a professional service; a small charge for admission to a place or event
to hook up (V.) to make the electrical connections required for a machine or information service
to install (V.) to put in or add a piece of equipment or hardware
-----------(V.) to put a new computer program on a computer
a monopoly (N.) This is when one company (or the government) has control over an industry and does not allow competition.
to place a call/to place calls (V.) to make a telephone call
the suburbs (N.) an area outside a city where people live rather than work
telecommunications (N.) the industry and science of sending and receiving messages with a telephone (or other electronic devices)