4901:1-8-01 Definitions.

As used within this chapter:

(A) "9-1-1 system" means a system through which individuals can request emergency service using the telephone number 9-1-1.

(B) "Automatic location identification (ALI)" means the address/location of the telephone from which a call originates and supplementary emergency services information.

(C) "Automatic number identification (ANI)" means the telephone number associated with the access line from which a call originates.

(D) "Competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC)" means any facilities-based and nonfacilities-based local exchange carrier that was not an incumbent local exchange carrier on the date of enactment of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (1996 act) or is not an entity that, on or after such date of enactment, became a successor, or assign of an incumbent local exchange carrier.

(E) "E9-1-1 database" means the database maintained by each service provider which provides end user telephone number and location information for the initial load and ongoing updates to the ALI database held by the database management system provider.

(F) "Enhanced 9-1-1 system service provider (SSP)" means a provider of systems and support necessary to enable wireline 9-1-1 calling for one or more PSAPs in a specific geographic area. Services include, but are not limited to:

(1) A method of interconnection for all telecommunication providers into the 9-1-1 system.

(2) A method to provide selective routing and location information for an emergency caller to a PSAP through management of a 9-1-1 database and, if required, to other emergency response agencies.

(G) "Incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC)" with respect to any area, means any facilities-based local exchange carrier that:

(1) On the date of enactment of the 1996 act, provided basic local exchange service in such area.

(2) On the date of enactment, was deemed to be: (a) a member of the exchange carrier association pursuant to 47 C.F.R. 69.601(b) , as effective on November 1, 2006; or (b) a person or entity that, on or after such date of enactment, became a successor or assignee of a member described in this paragraph.

(H) "Ohio 9-1-1 coordinator" is a public official, located within the public utilities commission and created under section 4931.60 of the Revised Code, who is charged with carrying out the duties described in section 4931.60 of the Revised Code.

(I) "Ohio wireless 9-1-1 surcharge" means a monthly charge, identified in section 4931.61 of the Revised Code, imposed on each wireless telephone number of wireless service subscribers within Ohio, and utilized for the implementation of countywide wireless enhanced 9-1-1.

(J) "Outage" means a significant degradation in the ability of an end user to establish and maintain a channel of communications as a result of failure or degradation in the performance of a communication provider's network.

(K) "Outbound emergency notification message" means the outbound telephonic notification alert distributed to wireline end users, which relates details regarding a public emergency event in the affected geographically defined area.

(L) "Outbound emergency notification messaging system" means a system which performs an outbound emergency notification message to wireline telephone end users, utilizing information obtained from a database that holds end user records supplied by a wireline telephone company and serves the PSAP of a 9-1-1 system established under sections 4931.40 to 4931.70 of the Revised Code.

(M) "Public safety answering point (PSAP)" means a facility to which 9-1-1 system calls for a specific territory are initially routed for response and where personnel respond to specific requests for emergency service by directly dispatching the appropriate emergency service provider, relaying a message to the appropriate provider, or transferring the call to the appropriate provider.

(N) "User minutes" means the mathematical result of multiplying the duration of an outage expressed in minutes, by the number of end users potentially affected by the outage.

(O) "Wireless enhanced 9-1-1" means enhanced wireless 9-1-1, as described in 47 C.F.R. 20.18(d) to (h) , as effective November 1, 2006, that, has the capabilities of wireless phase 1 service and, to the extent available, wireless phase II service .

(P) "Wireless 9-1-1 government assistance fund" is a custodial fund, created under division (B) of section 4931.63 of the Revised Code, utilized for the remittance of moneys collected by the wireless service providers and resellers under section 4931.61 of the Revised Code, and for disbursements to counties for the implementation of wireless enhanced 9-1-1.

(Q) "Wireless phase I service (phase I)" means the delivery of a wireless 9-1-1 call with callback number and identification of the cell tower from which the call originated.

(R) "Wireless phase II service (phase II)" means the delivery of a wireless 9-1-1 call with phase I requirements and the location coordinates of the caller.

(S) "Wireless service" means a federally licensed commercial mobile service as defined in 47 U.S.C. 332(d) and further defined as commercial mobile radio service in 47 C.F.R. 20.3 , effective as of November 1, 2006, and includes service provided by any wireless, two-way communications device, including a radio-telephone communications line used in cellular telephone service or personal communications service, a network radio access line, or any functional or competitive equivalent of such a radio-telephone communications or network radio access line.

(T) "Wireless service provider" means a facilities-based provider of wireless service to one or more end users in this state.

(U) "Wireless service reseller" means a nonfacilities-based provider of wireless service to one or more end users in this state.

(V) "Wireline service provider" means a facilities-based or nonfacilities-based provider of wireline service to one or more end users in this state.

Effective: 05/31/2007
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/31/2012
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4931.67 , 4931.49
Rule Amplifies: 4931.60 , 4931.61 , 4931.62 , 4931.63 , 4931.64 , 4931.65 , 4931.66 , 4931.67 , 4931.68 , 4931.69 , 4931.70 , 4931.49