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Title 3 . Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Chapter 53 . Telecommunications
Section 299. Definitions

3 AAC 53.299. Definitions

Unless the context indicates otherwise, in 3 AAC 53.200 - 3 AAC 53.299,

(1) repealed 9/16/2005;

(2) "commission" means the Regulatory Commission of Alaska;

(3) "dominant carrier" means a local exchange carrier that the commission designates under 3 AAC 53.220 as a dominant carrier for a service;

(4) "incumbent carrier" means the telephone utility, or its successor, certificated to provide local exchange telephone service within its service area as of February 8, 1996;

(5) "interexchange carrier" means a carrier certificated by the commission to provide intrastate interexchange telephone service;

(6) "local exchange carrier" means a a local exchange telephone utility certificated to provide local exchange telephone service;

(7) "nondominant carrier" means a local exchange carrier other than a dominant carrier;

(8) "recorded authorization" means a voice communication that clearly grants the authority to transfer a customer's local exchange service from one local exchange carrier to another and that may be accurately retrieved for later review;

(9) "bundled service" means an offering combining two or more services, one of which is local service, for a package price that may include a discount or some other benefit; "bundled service" does not include a combination of local service offerings at a package price.

(10) "affilliate" has the meaning given "affiliated interest" in AS 42.05.990 ;

(11) "control" by a carrier refers to the ability of the carrier or its affiliate to direct the use of facilities regardless of whether the carrier directly owns the facilities;

(12) "customer connection" means any connection used to provide local exchange service; "customer connection"

(A) includes

(i) a line sold to another carrier that uses the line to provide service to a residential or business customer through total service resale; and

(ii) each voice line equivalent, if a line is used to provide multiple communication channels to a residential or business customer and is weighted based on the line's voice line equivalent weighting used by a carrier for network access fees; and

(B) does not include lines sold as unbundled network element loops; and

(13) "eligible telecommunications carrier" is a carrier that is designated as an eligible telecommunications carrier by the commission under 47 U.S.C. 214(e);

(14) "exchange" or "local exchange" has the meaning given in 3 AAC 48.820;

(15) "noncompetitive areas" means one or more areas that are not designated as a competitive local exchange market;

(16) "unaffiliated" means not an affiliate.

History: Eff. 6/21/98, Register 146; am 4/24/2004, Register 170; am 8/27/2004, Register 171; am 9/16/2005, Register 175

Authority: AS 42.05.141

AS 42.05.145

AS 42.05.151

AS 42.05.291

AS 42.05.800

AS 42.05.990


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