SEC. 19-5-331. Definitions.
As used in Sections 19-5-331 through 19-5-341, the following words and phrases have the meanings ascribed in this section unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
(a) The terms "board" and "CMRS Board" mean the Commercial Mobile Radio Service Emergency Telephone Services Board.
(b) The term "automatic number identification" or "ANI" means an enhanced 911 service capability that enables the automatic display of the ten-digit wireless telephone number used to place a 911 call and includes "pseudo-automatic number identification" or "pseudo-ANI," which means an enhanced 911 service capability that enables the automatic display of the number of the cell site and an identification of the CMRS provider.
(c) The term "commercial mobile radio service" or "CMRS" means commercial mobile radio service under Sections 3(27) and 332(d) of the Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996, 47 USCS Section 151 et seq., and the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993, Public Law 103-66. The term includes the term "wireless" and service provided by any wireless real time two-way voice communication device, including radio-telephone communications used in cellular telephone service, personal communication service, or the functional or competitive equivalent of a radio-telephone communications line used in cellular telephone service, a personal communication service, specialized mobile radio service, or a network radio access line. The term does not include service whose customers do not have access to 911 or to a 911-like service, to a communication channel suitable only for data transmission, to a wireless roaming service or other nonlocal radio access line service, or to a private telecommunications system.
(d) The term "commercial mobile radio service provider" or "CMRS provider" * * * means a person or entity who provides commercial mobile radio service or CMRS service.
(e) The term "CMRS connection" * * * means each mobile handset telephone number assigned to a CMRS customer with a place of primary use in the State of Mississippi.
(f) The term "CMRS Fund" means the Commercial Mobile Radio Service Fund required to be established and maintained pursuant to Section 19-5-333.
(g) The term "CMRS service charge" * * * means the CMRS emergency telephone service charge levied and maintained pursuant to Section 19-5-333 and collected pursuant to Section 19-5-335.
(h) The term "distribution formula" means the formula specified in Section 19-5-333(c) by which monies generated from the CMRS service charge are distributed on a percentage basis to emergency communications districts and to the CMRS Fund.
(i) The term "ECD" means an emergency communications district created pursuant to Section 19-5-301 et seq., or by local and private act of the State of Mississippi.
(j) The term "enhanced 911," "E9ll," "enhanced E911 system" or "E911 system" means an emergency telephone system that provides the caller with emergency 911 system service, that directs 911 calls to appropriate public safety answering points by selective routing based on the geographical location from which the call originated, and that provides the capability for automatic number identification and other features that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may require in the future.
(k) The term "exchange access facility" means an "exchange access facility" as defined by Section 19-5-303.
(l) The term "FCC Order" means Federal Communications Commission orders, rules and regulations issued with respect to implementation of Basic 911 or Enhanced 911 and other emergency communication services.
(m) The term "place of primary use" means the street address representative of where the customer's use of mobile telecommunications services primarily occurs, which must be either the residential street address or the primary business street address of the customer.
(n) The term "service supplier" * * * means a "service supplier" as defined by Section 19-5-303.
(o) The term "technical proprietary information" means technology descriptions, technical information or trade secrets and the actual or developmental costs thereof which are developed, produced or received internally by a CMRS provider or by a CMRS provider's employees, directors, officers or agents.
SOURCES: Laws, 1998, ch. 531, § 1; reenacted without change, Laws, 2001, ch. 569, § 3, SB 2393; Reenacted and amended by Laws, 2002, ch. 626, § 4, HB 1144, eff from and after July 1, 2002.
PREVIOUS VERSIONS: Pre-2002.
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