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52 Pa. Code § 63.142. Definitions.

§ 63.142. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

 CLEC—Competitive local exchange carrier—

     (i)   A telecommunications company that has been certificated or given provisional authority by the Commission as a CLEC under the Commission’s procedures implementing the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the act of February 8, 1996 (Pub. L. No. 104-104, 110 Stat. 56), or under the relevant provisions in 66 Pa.C.S. §  3009(a) (relating to additional powers and duties), and its successors and assigns.

     (ii)   The term includes any of the CLEC’s affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions or other corporate subunits that provide local exchange service.

 Competitive service—A service or business activity offered by an ILEC or CLEC that has been classified as competitive by the Commission under the relevant provisions of 66 Pa.C.S. §  3005 (relating to competitive services).

 ILEC—Incumbent local exchange carrier—

     (i)   A telecommunications company deemed to be an ILEC under section 101(h) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (47 U.S.C.A. §  251(h)), and its successors and assigns.

     (ii)   The term includes any of the ILEC’s affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions or other corporate subunits that provide local exchange service.

 LEC—Local exchange carrier—A local telephone company that provides telecommunications service within a specified service area. LECs encompass both ILECs and CLECs.

 Market price—Prices set at market-determined rates.

 Noncompetitive service—Any protected telephone service as defined in 66 Pa.C.S. §  3002 (relating to definitions), or a service that has been determined by the Commission as not a competitive service.

 Telecommunications service—A utility service, involving the transmission of messages, which is subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction.



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