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Title 3 . Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Chapter 53 . Telecommunications
Section 399. Definitions

3 AAC 53.399. Definitions

Unless the context indicates otherwise, in 3 AAC 53.300 - 3 AAC 53.399

(1) "administrator" means the applicant approved by the commission under 3 AAC 53.310 to serve as administrator of AUSF;

(2) "AUSF" means the Alaska Universal Service Fund;

(3) "eligible telecommunications carrier" means a telecommunications utility eligible under 47 U.S.C. 214(e) of the Federal Communications Act, as amended by the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-104);

(4) "lifeline" has the same meaning as set out in 47 C.F.R. 54.401;

(5) "nonpooling company" means a company that is not a participant in the access charge pool established by the Alaska Intrastate Interexchange Access Charge Manual adopted by reference in 3 AAC 48.440;

(6) "pooling company" means a company that is a participant in the access charge pool established by the Alaska Intrastate Interexchange Access Charge Manual adopted by reference in 3 AAC 48.440;

(7) "universal service surcharge" or "surcharge" means a rate paid by a public utility for the use of the public telecommunications network;

(8) "link up" has the same meaning as set out in 47 C.F.R. 54.411.

History: Eff. 1/10/99, Register 149; am 1/28/2005, Register 173

Authority: AS 42.05.141

AS 42.05.145

AS 42.05.151

AS 42.05.431

AS 42.05.711

AS 42.05.800

AS 42.05.840

Editor's note: A copy of 47 C.F.R. 54.401 and 47 C.F.R. 54.411, as specified in 3 AAC 53.399, is available for inspection at the office of the Regulatory Commission of Alaska as specified in 3 AAC 48.010(a) .


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