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FCC 400.2
Revised as of October 1, 2020
Goto Year:2019 | 2021
  §  400.2   Definitions.

   As used in this part--

   911 Coordinator means a single officer or governmental body of the
   State in which the applicant is located that is responsible for
   coordinating implementation of 911 services in that State.

   911 services means both E-911 services and Next Generation 911

   Administrator means the Administrator of the National Highway Traffic
   Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. Department of Transportation.

   Assistant Secretary means the Assistant Secretary for Communications
   and Information, U.S. Department of Commerce, and Administrator of the
   National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

   Designated 911 charges means any taxes, fees, or other charges imposed
   by a State or other taxing jurisdiction that are designated or
   presented as dedicated to deliver or improve 911, E-911 or NG911

   E-911 services means both phase I and phase II enhanced 911 services,
   as described in § 20.18 of this title, as subsequently revised.

   Emergency call refers to any real-time communication with a public
   safety answering point or other emergency management or response
   agency, including--

   (1) Through voice, text, or video and related data; and

   (2) Nonhuman-initiated automatic event alerts, such as alarms,
   telematics, or sensor data, which may also include real-time voice,
   text, or video communications.

   ICO means the 911 Implementation Coordination Office established under
   47 U.S.C. 942 for the administration of the 911 grant program, located
   at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department
   of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, NTI-140, Washington, DC

   Integrated telecommunications services means one or more elements of
   the provision of multiple 911 systems' or PSAPs' infrastructure,
   equipment, or utilities, such as voice, data, image, graphics, and
   video network, customer premises equipment (such as consoles, hardware,
   or software), or other utilities, which make common use of all or part
   of the same transmission facilities, switches, signaling, or control
   devices (e.g., database, cybersecurity).

   IP-enabled emergency network or IP-enabled emergency system means an
   emergency communications network or system based on a secured
   infrastructure that allows secured transmission of information, using
   internet Protocol, among users of the network or system.

   Next Generation 911 services means an IP-based system comprised of
   hardware, software, data, and operational policies and procedures

   (1) Provides standardized interfaces from emergency call and message
   services to support emergency communications;

   (2) Processes all types of emergency calls, including voice, data, and
   multimedia information;

   (3) Acquires and integrates additional emergency call data useful to
   call routing and handling;

   (4) Delivers the emergency calls, messages, and data to the appropriate
   public safety answering point and other appropriate emergency entities;

   (5) Supports data or video communications needs for coordinated
   incident response and management; and

   (6) Provides broadband service to public safety answering points or
   other first responder entities.

   PSAP means a public safety answering point, a facility that has been
   designated to receive emergency calls and route them to emergency
   service personnel.

   State means any State of the United States, the District of Columbia,
   Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the United States Virgin Islands,
   the Northern Mariana Islands, and any other territory or possession of
   the United States.

   Tribal Organization means the recognized governing body of any Indian
   tribe; any legally established organization of Indians which is
   controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by such governing body or which is
   democratically elected by the adult members of the Indian community to
   be served by such organization and which includes the maximum
   participation of Indians in all phases of its activities: Provided,
   that in any case where a contract is let or grant made to an
   organization to perform services benefiting more than one Indian tribe,
   the approval of each such Indian tribe shall be a prerequisite to the
   letting or making of such contract or grant.


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