Rural Delivery Service


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Rural Delivery Service

The delivery of mail by the United States Postal Service to areas with low population density. The Rural Delivery Service was introduced in the 1890s; previously, people who lived in rural areas had to go to the nearest post office to pick up their mail.
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The first casualty of any postal selloff would be parts of the business generating the least profit - rural delivery services which are a crucial artery for rural enterprises and jobs, and an essential means of communication for many people living in isolated areas.
Frances Beatty, regional director of the CLA, said: 'We are not against deregulation as such but we fear that the first casualty of any postal sell-off would be the parts of the business that are least profitable and that includes rural delivery services.
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