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Rural radio service

In telecommunication in the United States, a rural radio service is a public radio service rendered by fixed stations on frequencies below 1000 MHz used to provide (1) Basic Exchange Telecommunications Radio Service[?], which is public message communication service between a central office and subscribers located in rural areas, (2) public message communication service between landline central offices and different exchange areas which it is impracticable to interconnect by any other means, or (3) private line telephone, telegraph, or facsimile service between two or more points to which it is impracticable to extend service via landline.

Source: from Federal Standard 1037C and from the Code of Federal Regulations, Telecommunications Parts 0-199

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