Board for Orthotists/Prosthetists Certification
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Board for Orthotist/Prosthetist Certification
Bell Operating Companies. The family of corporations created during the divestiture of AT&T. BOCs are independent companies which service a specific region of the US. Also called Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOCs) and Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (ILEC).
Any of the 22 original companies (or their successors) that were created from the breakup of AT&T in 1983. They were reorganized into seven Bell regional holding companies (RHCs). (There are now five.) The divestiture distributed the right to provide local telephone service in a given geographic area. Before this, companies had existed as subsidiaries of AT&T and were called the "Bell System." The breakup was designed to create competition at both the local and long-distance service levels. As a group, companies that offer local telephone service are legally referred to as "local-exchange carriers." BOCs are not allowed to manufacture equipment and were initially not allowed to provide long-distance service. The Telecommunications Act of 1996 gave them permission to engage in long-distance business under certain circumstances.
Bell Operating Company.
abbr. Bottom of Container, one possible location for a throwaway pilot chute (others include ROL and bellyband) - this is the safest location for freeflying.
Bottom of container, a deployment system.
Bottom of Container. Refers to the location of the pilot chute. An increasingly common position for main deployment devices, as opposed to belly or leg mounted.