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§ 68.3 Definitions.
As used in this part:
ACS telephonic CPE. Customer premises equipment used with advanced
communications services that is designed to provide 2-way voice
communication via a built-in speaker intended to be held to the ear in
a manner functionally equivalent to a telephone, except for mobile
Advanced communications services. Interconnected VoIP service,
non-interconnected VoIP service, electronic messaging service, and
interoperable video conferencing service.
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
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
Hearing aid compatible. Except as used at § § 68.4(a)(3) and 68.414, and
subpart F of this part 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
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, or of ACS telephonic
CPE, with the applicable rules and regulations in this part and with
any applicable technical criteria published by the Administrative
Council for Terminal Attachments. If a Telecommunications Certification
Body certifies the terminal equipment or ACS telephonic CPE, the
responsible party is the holder of the certificate for that equipment.
If the terminal equipment or ACS telephonic CPE is the subject of a
Supplier's Declaration of Conformity, the responsible party shall be:
The manufacturer of the 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 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 or ACS telephonic CPE and to become the responsible
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, as amended at 83 FR 8632 , Feb. 28, 2018]
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