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(123rd General Assembly)(Substitute Senate Bill Number 235)
To amend section 4927.01 of the Revised Code to redefine "basic local exchange
service" in alternative telephone regulation law to specify the essential
elements of that service.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:
SECTION 1 . That section 4927.01 of the Revised Code be amended to
read as follows:
Sec. 4927.01. As used in this chapter:
(A) "Basic local exchange service" means
(1) End user
carrier access to and usage of telephone company-provided
facilities services that enable customers a
customer, over a local
company network operated within a local service area the primary line
serving the customer's premises, to
originate or receive voice grade, data, or image communications
and to access interexchange or other networks within a local service
area, and that consist of the following:
(a) Local dial tone service;
(b) Touch tone dialing service;
(c) Access to and usage of 9-1-1 services, where such services
(d) Access to operator services and directory assistance;
(e) Provision of a telephone directory and a listing in that
(f) Per call, caller identification blocking services;
(g) Access to telecommunications relay service; and
(h) Access to toll presubscription, interexchange or toll
providers or both, and networks of other telephone companies.
(2) Carrier access to and usage of telephone company-provided
facilities that enable end user customers originating or receiving
voice grade, data, or image communications, over a local exchange
telephone company network operated within a local service area, to
access interexchange or other networks.
(B) "Cable television service" means any transmission of
video or other programming service to subscribers and any
subscriber interaction required for the selection of that video
or other programming service.
(C) "Local service area" means the geographic area within
which a telephone customer may complete a call to another
telephone customer without being assessed long distance toll
(D) "Public telecommunications service" means the
transmission by a telephone company, by electromagnetic or other
means, of signs, signals, writings, images, sounds, messages, or
data originating and terminating in this state regardless of
actual call routing, but does not include a system, including its
construction, maintenance, or operation, for the provision of
telecommunications service, or any portion of such service, by
any entity for the sole and exclusive use of that entity, its
parent, a subsidiary, or an affiliated entity, and not for
resale, directly or indirectly; the provision of terminal
equipment used to originate or terminate telecommunications
service; broadcast transmission by radio, television, or
satellite broadcast stations regulated by the federal government;
or cable television service.
(E) "Telephone company" means any company described in
division (A)(2) of section 4905.03 of the Revised Code that is a
public utility under section 4905.02 of the Revised Code.
SECTION 2 . That existing section 4927.01 of the Revised Code is hereby