3 AAC 53.399 - Definitions

Current through April 6, 2022

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(4) repealed 12/20/2018;
(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(8) repealed 12/20/2018;
(9) "exchange" or "local exchange" has the same meaning given in 3 AAC 48.820;
(10) "local exchange carrier" has the meaning given in 3 AAC 53.299;
(11) "study area" has the meaning given in 3 AAC 53.499;
(12) "Interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol" has the same meaning as set out in 47 C.F.R. 9.3.
(13) "remote areas" means all areas of the state except the ACS-Anchorage incumbent study area; the ACS-Juneau incumbent study area; the Fairbanks zonel disaggregation zone in the ACS-Fairbanks incumbent study area; and the Chugiak 1 and 2 and Eagle River 1 and 2 disaggregation zones of the Matanuska Telephone Association incumbent study area.

Notes

3 AAC 53.399
Eff. 1/10/99, Register 149; am 1/28/2005, Register 173; am 7/31/2011, Register 199; am 3/1/2017, Register 221, April 2017; am 12/20/2018,Register 228, January 2019

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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