(50 ILCS 750/2.12) (from Ch. 134, par. 32.12)
Sec. 2.12. (a) For the purposes of this Act, "network connections" means the number of voice grade communications channels directly between a subscriber and a telecommunications carrier's public switched network, without the intervention of any other telecommunications carrier's switched network, which would be required to carry the subscriber's inter-premises traffic and which connection either (1) is capable of providing access through the public switched network to a 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System if one exists, or, (2) if no system exists at the time a surcharge is imposed under Section 15.3 which would be capable of providing access through the public switched network to the local 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System if one existed.
(b) For the purposes of this Act, no telecommunications carrier providing facilities-based local exchange telecommunications service prior to January 1, 1986 shall be required to offer or provide sophisticated 9-1-1 system features such as selective call routing in any area where that carrier's local switching facility does not have the capability to do so.
(c) For the purposes of this Act, "telecommunication carrier" does not include a cellular or other mobile communication carrier.
(d) Where multiple voice grade communication channels are connected to a telecommunication carrier's public switched network through a private branch exchange service (PBX), there shall be determined to be one network connection for each trunk line capable of transporting either the subscriber's inter-premises traffic to the public switched network or the subscriber's 9-1-1 calls to the public agency. Where multiple voice grade communication channels are connected to a telecommunication carrier's public switched network through centrex type service, the number of network connections shall be equal to the number of PBX trunk equivalents for the subscriber's service, as determined by reference to any generally applicable exchange access service tariff filed by the subscriber's telecommunications carrier with the Commission. This subsection is not intended to make any change in the meaning of this Section, but is intended to remove possible ambiguity, thereby confirming the intent of paragraph (a) as it existed prior to and following the effective date of this amendatory Act of 2002.
(Source: P.A. 92-557, eff. 1-1-03.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015