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FCC 64.2101
Revised as of December 6, 2018
Goto Year:2018 | 2020
  § 64.2101   Definitions.

   For purposes of this subpart, the following definitions will apply:

   Affiliate. The term “affiliate” has the same meaning as in 47 U.S.C.
   153(2).

   Call attempt. The term “call attempt” means a call that results in
   transmission by the covered provider toward an incumbent local exchange
   carrier (LEC) of the initial call setup message, regardless of the
   voice call signaling and transmission technology used.

   Covered provider. The term “covered provider” means a provider of
   long-distance voice service that makes the initial long-distance call
   path choice for more than 100,000 domestic retail subscriber lines,
   counting the total of all business and residential fixed subscriber
   lines and mobile phones and aggregated over all of the providers'
   affiliates. A covered provider may be a local exchange carrier as
   defined in § 64.4001(e), an interexchange carrier as defined in
   § 64.4001(d), a provider of commercial mobile radio service as defined
   in § 20.3 of this chapter, a provider of interconnected voice over
   Internet Protocol (VoIP) service as defined in 47 U.S.C. 153(25), or a
   provider of non-interconnected VoIP service as defined in 47 U.S.C.
   153(36) to the extent such a provider offers the capability to place
   calls to the public switched telephone network.

   Covered voice communication. The term “covered voice communication”
   means a voice communication (including any related signaling
   information) that is generated—

   (1) From the placement of a call from a connection using a North
   American Numbering Plan resource or a call placed to a connection using
   such a numbering resource; and

   (2) Through any service provided by a covered provider.

   Initial long-distance call path choice. The term “initial long-distance
   call path choice” means the static or dynamic selection of the path for
   a long-distance call based on the called number of the individual call.

   Intermediate provider. The term “intermediate provider” means any
   entity that—

   (1) Enters into a business arrangement with a covered provider or other
   intermediate provider for the specific purpose of carrying, routing, or
   transmitting voice traffic that is generated from the placement of a
   call placed—

   (i) From an end user connection using a North American Numbering Plan
   resource; or

   (ii) To an end user connection using such a numbering resource; and

   (2) Does not itself, either directly or in conjunction with an
   affiliate, serve as a covered provider in the context of originating or
   terminating a given call.

   Long-distance voice service. For purposes of subparts V and W, the term
   “long-distance voice service” includes interstate interLATA, intrastate
   interLATA, interstate interexchange, intrastate interexchange,
   intraLATA toll, inter-MTA interstate and inter-MTA intrastate voice
   services.

   Operating company number (OCN). The term “operating company number”
   means a four-place alphanumeric code that uniquely identifies a local
   exchange carrier.

   Rural OCN. The term “rural OCN” means an operating company number that
   uniquely identifies an incumbent LEC (as defined in § 51.5 of this
   chapter) that is a rural telephone company (as defined in § 51.5 of this
   chapter). The term “nonrural OCN” means an operating company number
   that uniquely identifies an incumbent LEC (as defined in § 51.5 of this
   chapter) that is not a rural telephone company (as defined in § 51.5 of
   this chapter). We direct NECA to update the lists of rural and nonrural
   OCNs annually and provide them to the Wireline Competition Bureau in
   time for the Bureau to publish the lists no later than November 15.
   These lists will be the definitive lists of rural OCNs and nonrural
   OCNs for purposes of this subpart for the following calendar year.

   Rural telephone company. The term “rural telephone company” shall have
   the same meaning as in § 51.5 of this chapter.

   [ 78 FR 76239 , Dec. 17, 2013, as amended at  79 FR 73227 , Dec. 10, 2014;
    80 FR 1007 , Jan. 8, 2015;  82 FR 19615 , Apr. 28, 2017;  83 FR 21737 , May
   10, 2018;  83 FR 47308 , Sept. 19, 2018]

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