§ 905.1 Definition
§ 905.2 Purpose and authority
§ 905.3 Participation in the NFF Program

Terms Used In 28 CFR Part 905

  • Act: The Communications Act of 1934, as amended. See 47 CFR 51.5
  • Advanced services: The term "advanced services" is defined as high speed, switched, broadband, wireline telecommunications capability that enables users to originate and receive high-quality voice, data, graphics or video telecommunications using any technology. See 47 CFR 51.5
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Business line: A business line is an incumbent LEC-owned switched access line used to serve a business customer, whether by the incumbent LEC itself or by a competitive LEC that leases the line from the incumbent LEC. See 47 CFR 51.5
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • dialing parity: means that a person that is not an affiliate of a local exchange carrier is able to provide telecommunications services in such a manner that customers have the ability to route automatically, without the use of any access code, their telecommunications to the telecommunications service provider of the customer's designation from among 2 or more telecommunications service providers (including such local exchange carrier). See 47 CFR 51.5
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Fiber-based collocator: A fiber-based collocator is any carrier, unaffiliated with the incumbent LEC, that maintains a collocation arrangement in an incumbent LEC wire center, with active electrical power supply, and operates a fiber-optic cable or comparable transmission facility that

    (1) Terminates at a collocation arrangement within the wire center. See 47 CFR 51.5

  • information services: means the offering of a capability for generating, acquiring, storing, transforming, processing, retrieving, utilizing, or making available information via telecommunications, and includes electronic publishing, but does not include any use of any such capability for the management, control, or operation of a telecommunications system or the management of a telecommunications service. See 47 CFR 51.5
  • Intermodal: The term intermodal refers to facilities or technologies other than those found in traditional telephone networks, but that are utilized to provide competing services. See 47 CFR 51.5
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • meet point: is a point of interconnection between two networks, designated by two telecommunications carriers, at which one carrier's responsibility for service begins and the other carrier's responsibility ends. See 47 CFR 51.5
  • Mobile wireless service: A mobile wireless service is any mobile wireless telecommunications service, including any commercial mobile radio service. See 47 CFR 51.5
  • Multi-functional equipment: Multi-functional equipment is equipment that combines one or more functions that are necessary for interconnection or access to unbundled network elements with one or more functions that would not meet that standard as stand-alone functions. See 47 CFR 51.5
  • network element: is a facility or equipment used in the provision of a telecommunications service. See 47 CFR 51.5
  • Pre-ordering and ordering: Pre-ordering and ordering includes the exchange of information between telecommunications carriers about: current or proposed customer products and services. See 47 CFR 51.5
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • service provider: is a provider of telecommunications services or a provider of information services. See 47 CFR 51.5
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • state: includes the District of Columbia and the Territories and possessions. See 47 CFR 51.5
  • 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. See 47 CFR 51.5
  • Technically feasible: Interconnection, access to unbundled network elements, collocation, and other methods of achieving interconnection or access to unbundled network elements at a point in the network shall be deemed technically feasible absent technical or operational concerns that prevent the fulfillment of a request by a telecommunications carrier for such interconnection, access, or methods. See 47 CFR 51.5
  • 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 section 226 of the Act). See 47 CFR 51.5
  • 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. See 47 CFR 51.5
  • telephone exchange service: is:

    (1) A service within a telephone exchange, or within a connected system of telephone exchanges within the same exchange area operated to furnish to subscribers intercommunicating service of the character ordinarily furnished by a single exchange, and which is covered by the exchange service charge, or

    (2) A comparable service provided through a system of switches, transmission equipment, or other facilities (or combination thereof) by which a subscriber can originate and terminate a telecommunications service. See 47 CFR 51.5

  • Triennial Review Remand Order: The Triennial Review Remand Order is the Commission's Order on Remand in CC Docket Nos. See 47 CFR 51.5
  • Wire center: A wire center is the location of an incumbent LEC local switching facility containing one or more central offices, as defined in the Appendix to part 36 of this chapter. See 47 CFR 51.5