20 CSR 4240-31.010 - Definitions

PURPOSE: This rule defines terms used in the rules comprising Chapter 31.

(1) Board-The Missouri Universal Service Board. The board consists of members of the Missouri Public Service Commission and the public counsel.
(2) Commission-Missouri Public Service Commission.
(3) Disabled Program-A Missouri program offering discounted essential local telecommunications service to qualifying disabled consumers.
(4) ETC-Refers to eligible telecommunications carrier. ETC designation allows a company to receive federal universal service funding as contemplated under 47 U.S.C. 214(e) and 47 CFR Part 54 Subpart C. ETC designation is also necessary for a company to participate in the MoUSF Lifeline program.
(5) Essential local telecommunications service-Local circuit-switched voice telephone service which provides voice grade access to and from the public switched network including access to 911-related emergency services to the extent implemented by a local government.
(6) FCC-Refers to Federal Communications Commission who oversees the federal USF.
(7) IVoIP-Refers to Interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol as defined in section 386.020, RSMo.
(8) Lifeline Program-A federal/state program offering discounted essential local telecommunications service to qualifying low-income consumers.
(9) Missouri USF website-www.missouriusf.com.
(10) Net jurisdictional revenue-Refers to a company's Missouri retail revenue received from end-user customers from the provision of intrastate regulated telecommunications and IVoIP services excluding revenue received from payphone and shared tenant services, taxes, and uncollectibles.
(11) USF-Refers to Universal Service Fund.

Notes

20 CSR 4240-31.010
AUTHORITY: sections 392.200.2, 392.248, and 392.470.1, RSMo 2016.* This rule originally filed as 4 CSR 240-31.010. Original rule filed Aug. 15, 1997, effective April 30, 1998. Amended: Filed Oct. 30, 2002, effective July 30,2003.EmergencyamendmentfiledMay 31,2005,effectiveJune10,2005,expiredFeb. 15, 2006. Amended: Filed June 30, 2005, effective Feb. 28, 2006. Emergency amendment filed July 22, 2008, effective Aug. 1, 2008, expired Jan. 29, 2009. Amended: Filed July 22, 2008, effective Feb. 28, 2009. Emergency amendment filed May 18, 2012, effective June 1, 2012, expired Feb. 28, 2013. Amended: Filed May 30, 2012, effective Dec. 30, 2012. Amended: Filed Aug. 7, 2013, effective April 30, 2014. Amended: Filed April 12, 2018, effective Dec. 30, 2018. Moved to 20 CSR 4240-31.010, effective Aug. 28, 2019.

*Original authority: 392.200, RSMo 1939, amended 1987, 1988, 1996, 2003, 2005, 2008; 392.248, RSMo 1996; and 392.470.1, RSMo 1987.

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