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FCC 52.5
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 | 2022
  §  52.5   Definitions.

   (a) Incumbent local exchange carrier. With respect to an area, an
   “incumbent local exchange carrier” is a local exchange carrier that:

   (1) On February 8, 1996, provided telephone exchange service in such
   area; and

   (2)(i) On February 8, 1996, was deemed to be a member of the exchange
   carrier Association pursuant to § 69.601(b) of this chapter (47 CFR
   69.601(b)); or

   (ii) Is a person or entity that, on or after February 8, 1996, became a
   successor or assign of a member described in paragraph (a)(2)(i) of
   this section.

   (b) Interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service
   provider. The term “interconnected VoIP service provider” is an entity
   that provides interconnected VoIP service, as that term is defined in
   47 U.S.C. Section 153(25).

   (c) North American Numbering Council (NANC). The “North American
   Numbering Council” is an advisory committee created under the Federal
   Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C., App (1988), to advise the Commission
   and to make recommendations, reached through consensus, that foster
   efficient and impartial number administration.

   (d) North American Numbering Plan (NANP). The “North American Numbering
   Plan” is the basic numbering scheme for the telecommunications networks
   located in American Samoa, Anguilla, Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados,
   Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Dominica,
   Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, Sint Maarten, St.
   Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Turks & Caicos Islands, Trinidad
   & Tobago, and the United States (including Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin
   Islands, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands).

   (e) Service provider. The term “service provider” refers to a
   telecommunications carrier or other entity that receives numbering
   resources from the NANPA, a Pooling Administrator or a
   telecommunications carrier for the purpose of providing or establishing
   telecommunications service. For the purposes of this part, the term
   “service provider” includes an interconnected VoIP service provider.

   (f) State. The term “state” includes the District of Columbia and the
   Territories and possessions.

   (g) State commission. The term “state commission” means the commission,
   board, or official (by whatever name designated) which under the laws
   of any state has regulatory jurisdiction with respect to intrastate
   operations of carriers.

   (h) Telecommunications. “Telecommunications” means the transmission,
   between or among points specified by the user, of information of the
   user's choosing, without change in the form or content of the
   information as sent and received.

   (i) Telecommunications carrier or carrier. A “telecommunications
   carrier” or “carrier” is any provider of telecommunications services,
   except that such term does not include aggregators of
   telecommunications services (as defined in 47 U.S.C. 226(a)(2)). For
   the purposes of this part, the term “telecommunications carrier” or
   “carrier” includes an interconnected VoIP service provider.

   (j) Telecommunications service. The term “telecommunications service”
   refers to the offering of telecommunications for a fee directly to the
   public, or to such classes of users as to be effectively available
   directly to the public, regardless of the facilities used. For purposes
   of this part, the term “telecommunications service” includes
   interconnected VoIP service as that term is defined in 47 U.S.C.

   [ 80 FR 66477 , Oct. 29, 2015, as amended at  80 FR 1131 , Jan. 11, 2016]


Subpart B—Administration

   Source:  61 FR 47353 , Sept. 6, 1996, unless otherwise noted.


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