§ 63.302. Definitions.
The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
AbandonTo cease providing local service to existing customers. The term does not include discontinuance as a result of a customers request or a temporary change in the provision of service that may arise from maintenance, repair or failure of a LSPs equipment or facilities.
Abandoning LSPA LSP that seeks to abandon providing local service to existing customers.
Acquiring LSPA LSP that voluntarily undertakes to provide local service to customers of the abandoning LSP after the abandoning LSP is permitted to alter or abandon providing local service.
CSRCustomer service recordDocumentation indicating the customers name, address, contact telephone number, quantity of lines, services, features and other information associated with a customer account.
CustomerThe end-user recipient of telephone service provided by a LSP.
Exit dateThe date upon which an abandoning LSP intends to cease providing telecommunications service.
Full facilitiesThe term used when the LSP has all the services and equipment (that is, central office switches, local loops, trunk lines, and the like) necessary to provide telephonic communications between telephones connected to it or to other central offices.
Interconnection agreementAn agreement to interconnect directly or indirectly with the facilities and equipment of other telecommunications carriers.
LSPLocal service providerA company, such as a local exchange carrier (LEC), that provides local service by resale, by unbundled network elements (with or without platform) or through its own facilities, or by a combination of these methods of providing local service to a customer.
Local serviceTelecommunications service within a customers local calling area.
(i) The term includes the customers local calling plan, dial tone line, touch-tone and directory assistance calls allowed without additional charge.
(ii) The term also includes services covered by the Federal Line Cost Charge, Pennsylvania Relay Surcharge, Federal Universal Service Fund Surcharge, Local Number Portability Surcharge, Public Safety Emergency Telephone Act (9-1-1) Fee and applicable Federal and State taxes.
Local service resellerA LSP that resells another companys wholesale telephone services to provide local service to customers.
NANPANorth American Numbering Plan AdministrationThe organization that holds overall responsibility for the neutral administration of North American telephone numbering resources, subject to directives from regulatory authorities in the countries that share the North American telephone numbering resources. NANPAs responsibilities include assignment of telephone numbering resources, and, in the United States and its territories, coordination of area code relief planning and collection of utilization and forecast data.
NSPNetwork service providerA telecommunications provider that interacts with LSPs and provides the facilities and equipment components needed to make up a customers telecommunications service. A NSP may be referred to as an underlying carrier, and may also be a LSP.
Preferred carrier freezeA designation elected by a customer that restricts a third partys ability to change a customers choice of preferred telecommunication service provider.
ResaleThe term used when a LSP does not have its own facilities, but purchases telecommunications services at wholesale rates to sell to the public. Typically, the telecommunications services are purchased from a NSP.
UNEUnbundled network elementVarious physical and functional parts of a NSPs infrastructure that may be leased to another LSP. These components include things such as local switching, local loops, interoffice transmission facilities, signaling and call-related databases, operator services, directory assistance, and the like.
UNE-LLocal LoopThe telephone line (copper or fiber), that runs from the local telephone company to a customers premise. A LSP may own a local switch and lease the local loop from the NSP.
UNE-PUNE-PlatformA combination of unbundled network elements that facilitates end-to-end service delivery. A typical arrangement includes at least a local loop and switching.
Wholesale customerA LSP that provides local service by resale or by unbundled network elements (with or without platform).
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