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Title 3 . Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Chapter 53 . Telecommunications
Section 599. Definitions

3 AAC 53.599. Definitions

(a) Unless the context indicates otherwise, in 3 AAC 53.500 - 3 AAC 53.570

(1) "billing agent" means the local exchange carrier or the intrastate interexchange carrier doing billing and collection on behalf of the information provider;

(2) "blocking" means the denial of customer access to certain telephone services;

(3) "children" means persons under the age of 18;

(4) "information provider" means a person who furnishes, conducts, or offers a pay-per-call telephone service or who holds itself out as engaged in the business of furnishing, conducting, or offering pay-per-call telephone service;

(5) "pay-per-call telephone service" means a service that permits simultaneous calling by a number of callers to a single telephone number and for which the customer is assessed, on a per-call or a per-time-interval basis, a charge that is greater than or in addition to the charge for the transmission of the call; "pay-per-call telephone service" excludes directory assistance or conference call services that are offered by a telecommunications utility and excludes services for which the charge is dependent upon a presubscription relationship between the customer and a service provider; and

(6) "preamble" means an initial, free-of-charge disclosure message preceding the pay-per-call telephone service that informs the customer about the information service provider, the program being purchased, and all charges related to the program.

(b) Definitions contained in 3 AAC 52.340, 3 AAC 52.399, and 3 AAC 48.820 also apply to the words used in 3 AAC 53.500 - 3 AAC 53.570.

History: Eff. 9/25/93, Register 127

Authority: AS 42.05.141

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