Current through Register Vol. 61, No. 4, April 1, 2022
For the purposes of these rules, the following definitions
(1) "Broadband" means wide
bandwidth communications transmissions over coaxial cable, optical fiber,
radio, twisted pair or other transmission medium with an ability to
simultaneously transport multiple signals and traffic types at no less than the
minimum transmission speed established for Tier 1 services as set forth in
Section 20 of these rules.
"Communications" means media that communicate voice, data, text or video over a
distance using electrical, electronic or light wave transmissions.
(3) "Community of Interest" means an entity
so designated by the Office pursuant to these rules.
(4) "Nonprofit Organization" means an
organization that demonstrates to the Office that it meets all requirements to
achieve tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
(a) any public body, as defined in ORS
other than a State Agency; or
any federally recognized Indian tribe in Oregon; or
(c) any nonprofit organization designated as
a Community of Interest under these rules.
(6) "Public body" means a public body, as
defined in ORS
in this state.
(7) "Office" means
the Office of the State Chief Information Officer established pursuant to ORS
(8) "Service Request" means a request for
Broadband services submitted to the Office by a Non-State Entity for purposes
of the Office evaluating whether it may, and is willing and able to pursue
Broadband services and operations to the Non-State Agency.
(9) "Site" means a specific location within
an area at which a Non-State Entity desires to receive Broadband services and
(10) "State Agency" has
the meaning given that term in ORS
(11) "State's Private Communications Network"
means the communications network operated and maintained by the Office for the
benefit of State Agencies, comprised of equipment, software, hardware,
facilities and services owned by the State, or as provided to or acquired by
the Office through agreements with communications providers or other government
Provider" means any person that is capable of providing Broadband and
communications services including, but not limited to, a telecommunications
utility as defined in ORS
competitive Telecommunications Provider as defined in ORS
cooperative Telecommunications Provider, a cable television provider or an
interstate Telecommunications Provider.
(13) "Unserved" means, with respect to a
particular area, that there is no Telecommunications Provider offering the
Broadband services that meet the minimum specifications for Tier 1 services as
set forth in Section 20 of these Division 10 rules.