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§ 301. Definitions. When used in this article, the following words and
phrases shall have the following meanings unless the specific context
clearly indicates otherwise:

1. "Municipality" means any county except a county wholly contained
within a city and any city having a population of one million or more

2. "Board" means the board of supervisors of a county or an elected
county legislative body or city legislative body by whatsoever name

3. "E911 system" means an enhanced emergency telephone service which
automatically connects a person dialing the digits 9-1-1 to an
established public service answering point and which shall include, but
not be limited to, selective routing, automatic number identification
and automatic location identification.

4. "911 service area" means the area within the geographic boundaries
of a county which has established an E911 system.

5. "Public safety agency" means a functional division of a public
agency which provides or has the authority to provide police,
firefighting, emergency medical or ambulance services or other emergency
services or a private entity which provides emergency medical or
ambulance services.

6. "Public service answering point" means a communications facility
which first receives 911 calls from persons within a 911 service area
and which may, as appropriate, directly dispatch the services of a
public safety agency or extend, transfer, relay or otherwise route 911
calls to the appropriate public safety agency.

7. "Service supplier" means (i) a telephone corporation which provides
local exchange access service within a 911 service area, or (ii) a
provider of "voice over internet protocol service" or "VOIP service"
that provides such service within a 911 service area.

8. "System costs" means the costs associated with obtaining and
maintaining the telecommunication equipment, all operations and
maintenance costs and the telephone services costs necessary to
establish and provide an E911 system.

9. "Wireless communications device" means any equipment used to access
a wireless communications service.

10. "Wireless communications service" means all commercial mobile
services, as that term is defined in section 332(d) of title 47, United
States Code, as amended from time to time, including, but not limited
to, all broadband personal communications services, wireless radio
telephone services, geographic area specialized and enhanced specialized
mobile radio services, and incumbent-wide area specialized mobile radio
licensees, which offer real time, two-way voice or data service that is
interconnected with the public switched telephone network or otherwise
provides access to emergency communications services.

11. "Place of primary use" shall mean the street address
representative of where a wireless communications customer's use of the
wireless telecommunications service primarily occurs, and must be: (i)
the residential street address or the primary business street address of
the wireless communications customer and (ii) within the licensed
service area of the wireless communications service supplier.

12. "Wireless communications service supplier" means any commercial
entity that operates a wireless communications service in New York

13. "Voice over internet protocol service" or "VOIP service" shall
mean any service that (i) enables real-time, two-way voice
communications; (ii) requires a broadband connection from the user's
location; (iii) requires internet protocol compatible customer premises
equipment (CPE); and (iv) permits users generally to receive calls that
originate on the public switched telephone network and to terminate
calls to the public switched telephone network.