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FCC 211.2
Revised as of October 1, 2008
Goto Year:2007 | 2009
  Sec.  211.2   Definitions.

   The following definitions apply herein—

   (a) Communications common carrier or carrier means any person gaged in
   communications common carriage for hire, in intrastate, interstate, or
   international telecommunications.

   (b) Circuit means a carrier's specific designation of the overall facilities
   provided between, and including, terminals for furnishing service. When
   service involves network switching, circuit includes those circuits between
   subscriber premises and switching centers (access lines) and those between
   switching centers (trunks).

   (c)  Station  means transmitting or receiving equipment or combination
   transmitting and receiving equipment, at any location, or any premise,
   connected for private line service.

   (d)  Private  line service means leased intercity private line service
   provided by carriers for intercity domestic and international communications
   over  integrated  communications  pathways,  and  includes interchange
   facilities, local channels, and station equipment which may be integral
   components of such communications service.

   (e) Restoration means the recommencement of service by patching, rerouting,
   substitution of component parts, and other means, as determined necessary by
   a carrier.

   (f) Government means Federal, foreign, State, county, municipal, and other
   local government agencies. Specific qualifications will be supplied whenever
   reference to a particular level of government is intended, e.g., Federal
   Government, State government. Foreign Government includes coalitions of
   governments  secured  by  treaty,  including NATO, SEATO, OAS, UN, and
   associations  of governments or government agencies, including the Pan
   American Union, International Postal Union, and International Monetary Fund.
   Quasi-government includes eleemosynary relief organizations, such as the Red
   Cross organizations.

   (g) National Communications System (NCS) means that system established by
   the President's Memorandum of August 21, 1963, “Establishment of a National
   Communications System” ( 28 FR 9413 , 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 858).

   (h) Executive Agent means the Executive Agent of the National Communications

   (i) Commission means the Federal Communications Commission.

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