§ 37-2A-1 Short title
§ 37-2A-2 Definitions
§ 37-2A-3 Purpose
§ 37-2A-4 Jurisdiction of the Public Service Commission
§ 37-2A-5 Process for election
§ 37-2A-5.1 Waiver of federal exemptions, suspensions, and modification
§ 37-2A-6 Customer notification
§ 37-2A-7 Universal service programs; fees; access to data files for required administrative functions
§ 37-2A-8 Provision of basic telephone service and optional telephone features
§ 37-2A-9 Standards for new entrants
§ 37-2A-10 Supervision and inspection fees
§ 37-2A-10.1 Application of fees
§ 37-2A-11 Interpretation

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 37 > Chapter 2A

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • BASIC TELEPHONE SERVICE: Refers to a service that, as provided by an incumbent local exchange carrier, may be through any technology and through any affiliate or service arrangement and includes the functionalities described in 47 C. See Alabama Code 37-2A-2
  • BUNDLED OFFERING: A combination of retail services offered as a package, whether at a single price or with the availability of the price for one service contingent on the purchase of other services. See Alabama Code 37-2A-2
  • commission: The Public Service Commission of the State of Alabama. See Alabama Code 37-2A-2
  • COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE: Any service that is either a telecommunications service or an information service. See Alabama Code 37-2A-2
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • CONTRACT OFFERING: Any retail contractual agreement, whether or not memorialized in writing, by which a local exchange or inter-exchange carrier offers any communications service to any existing customer or potential customer. See Alabama Code 37-2A-2
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • ELIGIBLE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CARRIER: A telecommunications carrier which qualifies for universal service support under 47 U. See Alabama Code 37-2A-2
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • EXCHANGE ACCESS: The offering of access to telephone exchange services or facilities for the purpose of origination or termination of telephone toll services. See Alabama Code 37-2A-2
  • EXISTING BUNDLED OFFERING: A bundled offering subscribed to by the customer before September 1, 2006. See Alabama Code 37-2A-2
  • EXISTING CONTRACT OFFERING: Any contract offering executed by the customer before September 1, 2006. See Alabama Code 37-2A-2
  • INCUMBENT LOCAL EXCHANGE CARRIER: With respect to an area, the local exchange carrier that, on the date of enactment of the Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996, provided telephone exchange service in the area and was deemed to be a member of the Exchange Carrier Association pursuant to Section 69. See Alabama Code 37-2A-2
  • INFORMATION SERVICE: 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 Alabama Code 37-2A-2
  • INTER-EXCHANGE CARRIER: Any company certified by the commission to provide intrastate inter-exchange telecommunications service in this state. See Alabama Code 37-2A-2
  • lifeline: A program designed to increase the availability of communications services to low income subscribers by providing a credit to monthly recurring local service to qualifying residential subscribers. See Alabama Code 37-2A-2
  • LINK-UP: A program designed to increase the availability of communications services to low income subscribers by providing a credit to the non-recurring installation and service charges to qualifying residential subscribers. See Alabama Code 37-2A-2
  • LOCAL EXCHANGE CARRIER: Any provider of telecommunications service that is engaged in the provision of telephone exchange service or exchange access. See Alabama Code 37-2A-2
  • NEW BUNDLED OFFERING: A bundled offering subscribed to by the customer on or after September 1, 2006. See Alabama Code 37-2A-2
  • NEW CONTRACT OFFERING: Any contract offering executed by the customer on or after September 1, 2006. See Alabama Code 37-2A-2
  • OPTIONAL TELEPHONE FEATURES: Those central office-based features that were tariffed by a local exchange carrier on or before February 1, 2005, that, where available:

    a. See Alabama Code 37-2A-2

  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • person: Any individual, firm, joint venture, partnership, corporation, association, or joint stock association and includes any trustee, receiver, assignee, or personal representative thereof engaged in the transportation of hazardous liquids. See Alabama Code 37-4-90
  • real property: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • rights-of-way: as used in this title does not authorize the commission to prescribe the location or the routing of any pipeline facility;

    (5) COMMISSION. See Alabama Code 37-4-90

  • telecommunications: As defined in the Telecommunications Act of 1996, 47 U. See Alabama Code 37-2A-2
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS CARRIER: Any provider of telecommunications services. See Alabama Code 37-2A-2
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE: The offering of telecommunications for a fee directly to the public, or to any classes of users as to be effectively available directly to the public, regardless of the facilities used. See Alabama Code 37-2A-2
  • TELEPHONE EXCHANGE SERVICE: Either of the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 37-2A-2

  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.