Goto Section: 211.1 | 211.3 | Table of Contents

FCC 211.2
Revised as of
Goto Year:1996 | 1998
Sec. 211.2  Definitions.

    The following definitions apply herein--
    (a) Communications common carrier or carrier means any person gaged 
in communications common carriage for hire, in intrastate, interstate, 
or international telecommunications.
    (b) Circuit means a carrier's specific designation of the overall 
facilities provided between, and including, terminals for furnishing 
service. When service involves network switching, circuit includes those 
circuits between subscriber premises and switching centers (access 
lines) and those between switching centers (trunks).
    (c) Station means transmitting or receiving equipment or combination 
transmitting and receiving equipment, at any location, or any premise, 
connected for private line service.
    (d) Private line service means leased intercity private line service 
provided by carriers for intercity domestic and international 
communications over integrated communications pathways, and includes 
interchange facilities, local channels, and station equipment which may 
be integral components of such communications service.
    (e) Restoration means the recommencement of service by patching, 
rerouting, substitution of component parts, and other means, as 
determined necessary by a carrier.
    (f) Government means Federal, foreign, State, county, municipal, and 
other local government agencies. Specific qualifications will be 
supplied whenever reference to a particular level of government is 
intended, e.g., Federal Government, State government. Foreign Government 
includes coalitions of governments secured by treaty, including NATO, 
SEATO, OAS, UN, and associations of governments or government agencies, 
including the Pan American Union, International Postal Union, and 
International Monetary Fund. Quasi-government includes eleemosynary 
relief organizations, such as the Red Cross organizations.
    (g) National Communications System (NCS) means that system 
established by the President's Memorandum of August 21, 1963, 
``Establishment of a National Communications System'' ( 28 FR 9413 , 3 
CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 858).
    (h) Executive Agent means the Executive Agent of the National 
Communications System.
    (i) Commission means the Federal Communications Commission.

Goto Section: 211.1 | 211.3

Goto Year: 1996 | 1998
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