Goto Section: 213.3 | 213.5 | Table of Contents

FCC 213.4
Revised as of
Goto Year:1996 | 1998
Sec. 213.4  Definitions.

    As used herein:
    (a) Public correspondence services means those services offered to 
the general public for communications between all points served by a 
carrier or by interconnected carriers on a nonexclusive message by 
message or call by call basis, as differentiated from leased private 
line services.
    (b) The term precedence means the order in which messages and calls 
are processed. Transmission of information and call completion is 
therefore to be accomplished in the order required by the precedence 
designator. Any such properly categorized communications precede 
noncategorized communications.
    (c) The term Government where used alone means Federal, foreign, 
State, county, or municipal government agencies. Specific reference will 
be made whenever it is intended to apply to less than the whole, e.g., 
State Government, Federal Government, etc.
    (d) The term Foreign Government includes those foreign diplomatic 
and consular establishments and those coalitions or associations of 
governments such as NATO, SEATO, OAS, UN, and associations of 
governments or governmental agencies such as Pan American Union, 
International Postal Union, International Monetary Fund, and similar 
    (e) The term message means a written or other form of record 
communication prepared for transmission and delivery at the destination.
    (f) The term call means a request from a user for a connection to 
another station whether for telephone or record communication.

Goto Section: 213.3 | 213.5

Goto Year: 1996 | 1998
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