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FCC 68.3
Revised as of October 1, 2014
Goto Year:2013 | 2015
§ 68.3   Definitions.

   As used in this part:

   Demarcation point (also point of interconnection). As used in this
   part, the point of demarcation and/or interconnection between the
   communications facilities of a provider of wireline telecommunications,
   and terminal equipment, protective apparatus or wiring at a
   subscriber's premises.

   Essential telephones. Only coin-operated telephones, telephones
   provided for emergency use, and other telephones frequently needed for
   use by persons using such hearing aids.

   Harm. Electrical hazards to the personnel of providers of wireline
   telecommunications, damage to the equipment of providers of wireline
   telecommunications, malfunction of the billing equipment of providers
   of wireline telecommunications, and degradation of service to persons
   other than the user of the subject terminal equipment, his calling or
   called party.

   Hearing aid compatible. Except as used at § § 68.4(a)(3) and 68.414,
   the terms hearing aid compatible or hearing aid compatibility are used
   as defined in § 68.316, unless it is specifically stated that hearing
   aid compatibility volume control, as defined in § 68.317, is intended
   or is included in the definition.

   Inside wiring or premises wiring. Customer-owned or controlled wire on
   the subscriber's side of the demarcation point.

   Premises. As used herein, generally a dwelling unit, other building or
   a legal unit of real property such as a lot on which a dwelling unit is
   located, as determined by the provider of telecommunications service's
   reasonable and nondiscriminatory standard operating practices.

   Private radio services. Private land mobile radio services and other
   communications services characterized by the Commission in its rules as
   private radio services.

   Public mobile services. Air-to-ground radiotelephone services, cellular
   radio telecommunications services, offshore radio, rural radio service,
   public land mobile telephone service, and other common carrier radio
   communications services covered by part 22 of Title 47 of the Code of
   Federal Regulations.

   Responsible party. The party or parties responsible for the compliance
   of terminal equipment or protective circuitry intended for connection
   directly to the public switched telephone network with the applicable
   rules and regulations in this part and with the technical criteria
   published by the Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments. If a
   Telecommunications Certification Body certifies the terminal equipment,
   the responsible party is the holder of the certificate for that
   equipment. If the terminal equipment is the subject of a Supplier's
   Declaration of Conformity, the responsible party shall be: the
   manufacturer of the terminal equipment, or the manufacturer of
   protective circuitry that is marketed for use with terminal equipment
   that is not to be connected directly to the network, or if the
   equipment is imported, the importer, or if the terminal equipment is
   assembled from individual component parts, the assembler. If the
   equipment is modified by any party not working under the authority of
   the responsible party, the party performing the modifications, if
   located within the U.S., or the importer, if the equipment is imported
   subsequent to the modifications, becomes the new responsible party.
   Retailers or original equipment manufacturers may enter into an
   agreement with the assembler or importer to assume the responsibilities
   to ensure compliance of the terminal equipment and to become the
   responsible party.

   Secure telephones. Telephones that are approved by the United States
   Government for the transmission of classified or sensitive voice

   Terminal equipment. As used in this part, communications equipment
   located on customer premises at the end of a communications link, used
   to permit the stations involved to accomplish the provision of
   telecommunications or information services.

   [ 66 FR 7581 , Jan. 24, 2001]

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