Goto Section: 51.700 | 51.703 | Table of Contents

FCC 51.701
Revised as of November 19, 2020
Goto Year:2020 | 2022
  §  51.701   Scope of transport and termination pricing rules.

   (a) Effective December 29, 2011, compensation for telecommunications
   traffic exchanged between two telecommunications carriers that is
   interstate or intrastate exchange access, information access, or
   exchange services for such access, other than special access, is
   specified in subpart J of this part. The provisions of this subpart
   apply to Non-Access Reciprocal Compensation for transport and
   termination of Non-Access Telecommunications Traffic between LECs and
   other telecommunications carriers.

   (b) Non-Access Telecommunications Traffic. For purposes of this
   subpart, Non-Access Telecommunications Traffic means:

   (1) Telecommunications traffic exchanged between a LEC and a
   telecommunications carrier other than a CMRS provider, except for
   telecommunications traffic that is interstate or intrastate exchange
   access, information access, or exchange services for such access (see
   FCC 01-131, paragraphs 34, 36, 39, 42-43); or

   (2) Telecommunications traffic exchanged between a LEC and a CMRS
   provider that, at the beginning of the call, originates and terminates
   within the same Major Trading Area, as defined in § 24.202(a) of this
   chapter.

   (3) This definition includes telecommunications traffic exchanged
   between a LEC and another telecommunications carrier in Time Division
   Multiplexing (TDM) format that originates and/or terminates in IP
   format and that otherwise meets the definitions in paragraphs (b)(1) or
   (b)(2) of this section. Telecommunications traffic originates and/or
   terminates in IP format if it originates from and/or terminates to an
   end-user customer of a service that requires Internet
   protocol-compatible customer premises equipment.

   (c) Transport. For purposes of this subpart, transport is the
   transmission and any necessary tandem switching of Non-Access
   Telecommunications Traffic subject to section 251(b)(5) of the
   Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. 251(b)(5), from the
   interconnection point between the two carriers to the terminating
   carrier's end office switch that directly serves the called party, or
   equivalent facility provided by a carrier other than an incumbent LEC.

   (d) Termination. For purposes of this subpart, termination is the
   switching of Non-Access Telecommunications Traffic at the terminating
   carrier's end office switch, or equivalent facility, and delivery of
   such traffic to the called party's premises.

   (e) Non-Access Reciprocal Compensation. For purposes of this subpart, a
   Non-Access Reciprocal Compensation arrangement between two carriers is
   either a bill-and-keep arrangement, per § 51.713, or an arrangement in
   which each carrier receives intercarrier compensation for the transport
   and termination of Non-Access Telecommunications Traffic.

   [ 61 FR 45619 , Aug. 29, 1996, as amended at  66 FR 26806 , May 15, 2001;
    76 FR 73855 , Nov. 29, 2011]

   


Goto Section: 51.700 | 51.703

Goto Year: 2020 | 2022
CiteFind - See documents on FCC website that cite this rule

Want to support this service?
Thanks!

Report errors in this rule. Since these rules are converted to HTML by machine, it's possible errors have been made. Please help us improve these rules by clicking the Report FCC Rule Errors link to report an error.
hallikainen.com
Helping make public information public