Goto Section: 10.2 | 10.11 | Table of Contents
Revised as of October 1, 2010
Goto Year:2009 |
§ 10.10 Definitions.
(a) Alert Message. An Alert Message is a message that is intended to
provide the recipient information regarding an emergency, and that
meets the requirements for transmission by a Participating Commercial
Mobile Service Provider under this part.
(b) Common Alerting Protocol. The Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) refers
to Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards
(OASIS) Standard CAP-V1.1, October 2005 (available at
http://www.oasis-open.org/specs/index.php#capv1.1 ), or any subsequent
version of CAP adopted by OASIS and implemented by the CMAS.
(c) Commercial Mobile Alert System. The Commercial Mobile Alert System
(CMAS) refers to the voluntary emergency alerting system established by
this part, whereby Commercial Mobile Service Providers may elect to
transmit Alert Messages to the public.
(d) Commercial Mobile Service Provider. A Commercial Mobile Service
Provider (or CMS Provider) is an FCC licensee providing commercial
mobile service as defined in section 332(d)(1) of the Communications
Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 332(d)(1)). Section 332(d)(1) defines the term
commercial mobile service as any mobile service (as defined in 47
U.S.C. 153) that is provided for profit and makes interconnected
service available to the public or to such classes of eligible users as
to be effectively available to a substantial portion of the public, as
specified by regulation by the Commission.
(e) County and County Equivalent. The terms County and County
Equivalent as used in this part are defined by Federal Information
Processing Standards (FIPS) 6-4, which provides the names and codes
that represent the counties and other entities treated as equivalent
legal and/or statistical subdivisions of the 50 States, the District of
Columbia, and the possessions and freely associated areas of the United
States. Counties are considered to be the "first-order subdivisions" of
each State and statistically equivalent entity, regardless of their
local designations (county, parish, borough, etc. ). Thus, the
following entities are considered to be equivalent to counties for
legal and/or statistical purposes: The parishes of Louisiana; the
boroughs and census areas of Alaska; the District of Columbia; the
independent cities of Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, and Virginia; that
part of Yellowstone National Park in Montana; and various entities in
the possessions and associated areas. The FIPS codes and FIPS code
documentation are available online at
(f) Participating Commercial Mobile Service Provider. A Participating
Commercial Mobile Service Provider (or a Participating CMS Provider) is
a Commercial Mobile Service Provider that has voluntarily elected to
transmit Alert Messages under subpart B of this part.
(g) "C" Interface. The interface between the Alert Gateway and CMS
(h) CMS provider Gateway. The mechanism(s) that supports the "C"
interface and associated protocols between the Alert Gateway and the
CMS provider Gateway, and which performs the various functions
associated with the authentication, management and dissemination of
CMAS Alert Messages received from the Alert Gateway.
(i) CMS provider infrastructure. The mechanism(s) that distribute
received CMAS Alert Messages throughout the CMS provider's network,
including cell site/paging transceivers and perform functions
associated with authentication of interactions with the Mobile Device.
(j) Mobile Devices. The subscriber equipment generally offered by CMS
providers that supports the distribution of CMAS Alert Messages.
[ 73 FR 43117 , July 24, 2008, as amended at 73 FR 54525 , Sept. 22, 2008]
Goto Section: 10.2 | 10.11
Goto Year: 2009 |
CiteFind - See documents on FCC website that
cite this rule
Want to support this service?
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.
Helping make public information public