Goto Section: 52.3 | 52.7 | Table of Contents

FCC 52.5
Revised as of
Goto Year:1996 | 1998
Sec. 52.5  Definitions.

    As used in this part:
    (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 Sec. 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) 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.
    (c) North American Numbering Plan (NANP). The ``North American 
Numbering Plan'' is the basic numbering scheme for the 
telecommunications networks located in Anguilla, Antigua, Bahamas, 
Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, 
Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, 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 and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands).
    (d) State. The term ``state'' includes the District of Columbia and 
the Territories and possessions.
    (e) 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.
    (f) 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.
    (g) Telecommunications carrier. A ``telecommunications 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)).
    (h) 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.

                        Subpart B--Administration

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

Goto Section: 52.3 | 52.7

Goto Year: 1996 | 1998
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