§ 907.1 Purpose and authority
§ 907.2 Applicability
§ 907.3 Assessing compliance
§ 907.4 Methodology for resolving noncompliance
§ 907.5 Sanction adjudication

Terms Used In 28 CFR Part 907

  • 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
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Commingle: means the act of commingling. See 47 CFR 51.5
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • element: includes network elements, interconnection, and methods of obtaining interconnection and access to unbundled elements. See 47 CFR 51.501
  • Enhanced extended link: An enhanced extended link or EEL consists of a combination of an unbundled loop and unbundled dedicated transport, together with any facilities, equipment, or functions necessary to combine those network elements. See 47 CFR 51.5
  • Equipment necessary for interconnection or access to unbundled network elements: For purposes of section 251(c)(2) of the Act, the equipment used to interconnect with an incumbent local exchange carrier's network for the transmission and routing of telephone exchange service, exchange access service, or both. 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • rural telephone company: is a LEC operating entity to the extent that such entity:

    (1) Provides common carrier service to any local exchange carrier study area that does not include either:

    (i) Any incorporated place of 10,000 inhabitants or more, or any part thereof, based on the most recently available population statistics of the Bureau of the Census. See 47 CFR 51.5

  • service provider: is a provider of telecommunications services or a provider of information services. See 47 CFR 51.5
  • 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
  • State proceeding: A state proceeding is any administrative proceeding in which a state commission may approve or prescribe rates, terms, and conditions including, but not limited to, compulsory arbitration pursuant to section 252(b) of the Act, review of a Bell operating company statement of generally available terms pursuant to section 252(f) of the Act, and a proceeding to determine whether to approve or reject an agreement adopted by arbitration pursuant to section 252(e) of the Act. 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

  • 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