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FCC 51.701
Revised as of October 1, 2008
Goto Year:2007 | 2009
  Sec.  51.701   Scope of transport and termination pricing rules.

   (a) The provisions of this subpart apply to reciprocal compensation for
   transport and termination of telecommunications traffic between LECs and
   other telecommunications carriers.

   (b)   Telecommunications   traffic.  For  purposes  of  this  subpart,
   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  Sec. 24.202(a) of this chapter.

   (c) Transport. For purposes of this subpart, transport is the transmission
   and any necessary tandem switching of telecommunications traffic subject to
   section 251(b)(5) of the Act 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  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) Reciprocal compensation. For purposes of this subpart, a reciprocal
   compensation arrangement between two carriers is one in which each of the
   two carriers receives compensation from the other carrier for the transport
   and termination on each carrier's network facilities of telecommunications
   traffic that originates on the network facilities of the other carrier.

   [ 61 FR 45619 , Aug. 29, 1996, as amended at  66 FR 26806 , May 15, 2001]

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