Tex. Local Gov't Code Section 283.002

In this chapter:


“Access line”:


means, unless the commission adopts a different definition under Section 283.003 (Commission Review), a unit of measurement representing:
each switched transmission path of the transmission media that is physically within a public right-of-way extended to the end-use customer’s premises within the municipality, that allows the delivery of local exchange telephone services within a municipality, and that is provided by means of owned facilities, unbundled network elements or leased facilities, or resale;
each termination point or points of a nonswitched telephone or other circuit consisting of transmission media located within a public right-of-way connecting specific locations identified by, and provided to, the end-use customer for delivery of nonswitched telecommunications services within the municipality; or
each switched transmission path within a public right-of-way used to provide central office-based PBX-type services for systems of any number of stations within the municipality, and in that instance, one path shall be counted for every 10 stations served; and


may not be construed to include interoffice transport or other transmission media that do not terminate at an end-use customer’s premises or to permit duplicate or multiple assessment of access line rates on the provision of a single service.


“Certificated telecommunications provider” means a person who has been issued a certificate of convenience and necessity, certificate of operating authority, or service provider certificate of operating authority by the commission to offer local exchange telephone service or a person who provides voice service.


“Commission” means the Public Utility Commission of Texas.


“Consumer price index” means the annual revised consumer price index for all urban consumers for Texas, as published by the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.


“Local exchange telephone service” has the meaning assigned by Section 51.002 (Definitions), Utilities Code.


“Public right-of-way” means the area on, below, or above a public roadway, highway, street, public sidewalk, alley, waterway, or utility easement in which the municipality has an interest. The term does not include the airwaves above a right-of-way with regard to wireless telecommunications.


“Voice service” means voice communications services provided through wireline facilities located at least in part in the public right-of-way, without regard to the delivery technology, including Internet protocol technology. The term does not include voice service provided by a commercial mobile service provider as defined by 47 U.S.C. Section 332(d).
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 840, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
Amended by:
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., 2nd C.S., Ch. 2 (S.B. 5), Sec. 28, eff. September 7, 2005.

Source: Section 283.002 — Definitions, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/LG/htm/LG.­283.­htm#283.­002 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 283.002’s source at texas​.gov