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FCC 9.3
Revised as of September 29, 2014
Goto Year:2013 | 2015
§ 9.3   Definitions.

   ANI. Automatic Number Identification, as such term is defined in § 20.3
   of this chapter.

   Appropriate local emergency authority. An emergency answering point
   that has not been officially designated as a Public Safety Answering
   Point (PSAP), but has the capability of receiving 911 calls and either
   dispatching emergency services personnel or, if necessary, relaying the
   call to another emergency service provider. An appropriate local
   emergency authority may include, but is not limited to, an existing
   local law enforcement authority, such as the police, county sheriff,
   local emergency medical services provider, or fire department.

   Automatic Location Information (ALI). Information transmitted while
   providing E911 service that permits emergency service providers to
   identify the geographic location of the calling party.

   CMRS. Commercial Mobile Radio Service, as defined in § 20.9 of this

   Interconnected VoIP service. An interconnected Voice over Internet
   protocol (VoIP) service is a service that:

   (1) Enables real-time, two-way voice communications;

   (2) Requires a broadband connection from the user's location;

   (3) Requires Internet protocol-compatible customer premises equipment
   (CPE); and

   (4) Permits users generally to receive calls that originate on the
   public switched telephone network and to terminate calls to the public
   switched telephone network.

   PSAP. Public Safety Answering Point, as such term is defined in § 20.3
   of this chapter.

   Pseudo Automatic Number Identification (Pseudo-ANI). A number,
   consisting of the same number of digits as ANI, that is not a North
   American Numbering Plan telephone directory number and may be used in
   place of an ANI to convey special meaning. The special meaning assigned
   to the pseudo-ANI is determined by agreements, as necessary, between
   the system originating the call, intermediate systems handling and
   routing the call, and the destination system.

   Registered Location. The most recent information obtained by an
   interconnected VoIP service provider that identifies the physical
   location of an end user.

   Statewide default answering point. An emergency answering point
   designated by the State to receive 911 calls for either the entire
   State or those portions of the State not otherwise served by a local

   Wireline E911 Network. A dedicated wireline network that:

   (1) Is interconnected with but largely separate from the public
   switched telephone network;

   (2) Includes a selective router; and

   (3) Is utilized to route emergency calls and related information to
   PSAPs, designated statewide default answering points, appropriate local
   emergency authorities or other emergency answering points.

   [ 70 FR 37286 , June 29, 2005, as amended at  74 FR 31874 , July 9, 2009]

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