Telecommunications Utility Regulation

ORS 759.500
Definitions for ORS 759

As used in ORS 759.500 (Definitions for ORS 759) to 759.570 (Application of law to local government), unless the context requires otherwise:


“Allocated territory” means a geographic area for which the Public Utility Commission has allocated to no more than one person the authority to provide local exchange telecommunications service, the boundaries of which are set forth on an exchange map filed with and approved by the commission.


“Person” includes:


An individual, firm, partnership, corporation, association, cooperative or municipality; or


The agent, lessee, trustee or referee of an individual or entity listed in paragraph (a) of this subsection.


“Local exchange telecommunications service” has the meaning given that term in ORS 759.005 (Definitions), except that “local exchange telecommunications service” does not include service provided through or by the use of any equipment, plant or facilities:


For the provision of telecommunications services that pass through or over but are not used to provide service in or do not terminate in an area allocated to another person providing a similar telecommunications service;


For the provision of local exchange telecommunications service, as defined in ORS 759.005 (Definitions), commonly known as “private lines” or “farmer lines”; or


For the provision of shared telecommunications service. [1987 c.447 §53; 2005 c.232 §24; 2007 c.825 §2]


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Mar. 11, 2023