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(AAV) AAVs provide private line service between an entity and facilities
at another location, whether owned by the entity or an unaffiliated entity or access
service between an end-user and an interexchange carrier by other than a local exchange
telecommunications company. The private line service is dedicated point-to-point
or point-to-multipoint service for the transmission of any public telecommunication
Exchange Telecommunications Company
(CLEC) Any company certificated by the
Commission to provide local exchange telecommunications service in this state on or after
July 1, 1995.
Incumbent Local Exchange Telecommunications
(ILEC) Any company certificated by the Commission to provide local
exchange telecommunications service in this state on or before June 30, 1995.
(IXC) Any registered company providing telecommunications service between local
calling areas as those areas are described in the tariffs of individual local exchange
- company provides or plans to provide alternative operator services
for IXCs; or toll operator services to call aggregator locations; or clearinghouse
services to bill such calls.
Pay Telephone Service
(PATS) Any certificated telecommunications entity which provides
pay telephone service.
Prepaid Debit Card
- any person or entity that states it is the network service provider
on a prepaid card.
Shared Tenant Service
(STS) Any certificated telecommunications company that provides service which
duplicates or competes with local service provided by an existing local exchange
telecommunications company and is furnished through a common switching or billing
arrangement to tenants by an entity other than an existing local exchange telecommunications