• As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
    • (1) “Commission” means the Tennessee public utility commission;

    • Terms Used In Tennessee Code 65-30-103

      • carrier: includes any person, firm, corporation, company, association or partnership owning, operating or managing a business of providing radio services to the public on a for-hire basis and under such circumstances as would require a license by the federal communications commission as a miscellaneous common carrier in the domestic public land mobile radio service. See Tennessee Code 65-30-103
      • Commission: means the Tennessee public utility commission. See Tennessee Code 65-30-103
      • 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.
      • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
      • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • real property: include lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
      • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105

      (2) “Radio common carrier” and “carrier” includes any person, firm, corporation, company, association or partnership owning, operating or managing a business of providing radio services to the public on a for-hire basis and under such circumstances as would require a license by the federal communications commission as a miscellaneous common carrier in the domestic public land mobile radio service; provided, that such definition does not include land line telephone or telegraph utilities regulated by the commission or to community antenna television systems; and

    • (3) “Radio common carrier system” means any facility within this state which is operated to perform for hire the service of radio communications to members of the public who subscribe to such service; and “facility,” as used in this subsection (3), includes all real property, stations, antennae, radios, receivers, transmitters, instruments, appliances, fixtures and other personal property used by a radio common carrier in providing service to its subscribers.