For purposes of this subchapter—
The terms defined in section 2510 of title 18 have, respectively, the meanings stated in that section.
The term “Commission” means the Federal Communications Commission.
The term “electronic messaging services” means software-based services that enable the sharing of data, images, sound, writing, or other information among computing devices controlled by the senders or recipients of the messages.
(6) The term “information services”—
means the offering of a capability for generating, acquiring, storing, transforming, processing, retrieving, utilizing, or making available information via telecommunications; and
a service that permits a customer to retrieve stored information from, or file information for storage in, information storage facilities;
does not include any capability for a telecommunications carrier’s internal management, control, or operation of its telecommunications network.
(8) The term “telecommunications carrier”—
means a person or entity engaged in the transmission or switching of wire or electronic communications as a common carrier for hire; and
a person or entity engaged in providing commercial mobile service (as defined in section 332(d) of this title); or
a person or entity engaged in providing wire or electronic communication switching or transmission service to the extent that the Commission finds that such service is a replacement for a substantial portion of the local telephone exchange service and that it is in the public interest to deem such a person or entity to be a telecommunications carrier for purposes of this subchapter; but