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TITLE 1ADMINISTRATION
PART 10DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION RESOURCES
CHAPTER 207TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER AGENERAL PURPOSE AND DEFINITIONS
RULE §207.2Applicable Terms and Technologies for Telecommunications Services

The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

  (1) Administrative cost--Indirect personnel costs and other support costs.

  (2) Bill rate intervention--The cost of legal representation provided by the Office of the Attorney General on behalf of the department before regulatory bodies with jurisdiction over telecommunications.

  (3) CCTS--Capitol Complex Telephone System. The centralized telephone service for CCTS users in the capitol complex.

  (4) CCTS users--State agencies, each house of the legislature, legislative agencies and other authorized government entities that contract to utilize CCTS services.

  (5) The Department--Department of Information Resources.

  (6) Local government--Counties, cities, districts, and other political subdivisions.

  (7) New telephone equipment--The department inventory of telephone equipment never used.

  (8) Network Security--The protection of computer systems and technology assets as defined by §2059.001, Government Code.

  (9) Operational cost--All telecommunications services operational costs, including without limitation, staff salaries and contracted services.

  (10) Reconditioned telephone equipment--Telephone equipment that is not new, has been repaired, and is warranted as if it is new.

  (11) Telecommunications--The means of transmission, emission, or reception of signals as defined by §2054.003, Government Code.

  (12) Telecommunications equipment--Devices or apparatus used for various modes of telecommunications services.

  (13) Telecommunications service provider--Business entities or other organizations competitively selected by the department to provide telecommunications equipment or services.

  (14) Telecommunications service--Any service as defined by §2170.001, Government Code.

  (15) Telecommunications Services user--User of telecommunication services provided by the department including, but not limited to, CCTS, TEX-AN and Network Security Services.

  (16) Telecommunications revolving account--An account in the Texas State Treasury into which funds received from telecommunications services users and CCTS users are transferred.

  (17) TEX-AN--Texas Agency Network. The statewide system of telecommunications services serving authorized users.

  (18) Usage sensitive services--Telecommunications services, which are billed on the basis of quantity used such as long distance per minute charges, bandwidth charges for internet services, etc.


Source Note: The provisions of this §207.2 adopted to be effective March 4, 2013, 38 TexReg 1355

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