METROPOLITAN EXTENSION TELECOMMUNICATIONS RIGHTS-OF-WAY OVERSIGHT ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 48 of 2002
As used in this act:
(a) "Authority" means the metropolitan authority created under the local community stabilization authority act.
(b) "Broadband internet access transport services" means the broadband transmission of data between an end-user and the end-user's internet service provider's point of interconnection at a speed of 200 or more kilobits per second to the end-user's premises.
(c) "Commission" means the Michigan public service commission in the department of licensing and regulatory affairs.
(d) "Exchange" means that term as defined under section 102 of the Michigan telecommunications act, 1991 PA 179, MCL 484.2102.
(e) "Incumbent local exchange carrier" means that term as defined under section 251(h) of title II of the communications act of 1934, chapter 652, 110 Stat. 61, 47 USC 251.
(f) "Metropolitan area" means 1 or more municipalities within this state located, in whole or in part, within a county having a population of 10,000 or more or a municipality within this state that enacts an ordinance or resolution electing to be classified as part of a metropolitan area under this act.
(g) "Municipality" means a township, city, or village.
(h) "Person" means an individual, corporation, partnership, limited partnership, association, limited liability company, governmental entity, or any other legal entity.
(i) "Public right-of-way" means the area on, below, or above a public roadway, highway, street, alley, easement, or waterway. Public right-of-way does not include a federal, state, or private right-of-way.
(j) "Telecommunication facilities" or "facilities" means the equipment or personal property, such as copper and fiber cables, lines, wires, switches, conduits, pipes, and sheaths, which are used to or can generate, receive, transmit, carry, amplify, or provide telecommunication services or signals. Telecommunication facilities or facilities do not include antennas, supporting structures for antennas, equipment shelters or houses, and any ancillary equipment and miscellaneous hardware used to provide federally licensed commercial mobile service as defined in section 332(d) of part I of title III of the communications act of 1934, chapter 652, 48 Stat. 1064, 47 USC 332 and further defined as commercial mobile radio service in 47 CFR 20.3, and service provided by any wireless, 2-way communications device.
(k) "Telecommunication provider", "provider", and "telecommunication services" mean those terms as defined in section 102 of the Michigan telecommunications act, 1991 PA 179, MCL 484.2102. Telecommunication provider does not include a person or an affiliate of that person when providing a federally licensed commercial mobile radio service as defined in section 332(d) of part I of the communications act of 1934, chapter 652, 48 Stat. 1064, 47 USC 332 and further defined as commercial mobile radio service in 47 CFR 20.3, or service provided by any wireless, 2-way communication device. For the purposes of this act only, a provider also includes all of the following:
(i) A cable television operator that provides a telecommunication service.
(ii) Except as otherwise provided by this act, a person who owns telecommunication facilities located within a public right-of-way.
(iii) A person providing broadband internet transport access service.
(iv) An internet service provider that provides a telecommunication service.
History: 2002, Act 48, Eff. Nov. 1, 2002
Am. 2014, Act 88, Eff. Oct. 1, 2014
Compiler's Notes: Enacting section 2 of Act 88 of 2014 provides:"Enacting section 2. This amendatory act does not take effect unless Senate Bill No. 822 of the 97th Legislature is approved by a majority of the qualified electors of this state voting on the question at an election to be held on the August regular election date in 2014."Request no. 03611'13 of the 97th Legislature, referred to in enacting section 2 of Act 88 of 2014, was filed with the Secretary of State on March 28, 2014, and became 2014 PA 80, Eff. Jan. 1, 2015.
Compiler's Notes: Act 80 of 2014 was approved by a majority of the voters at the August 5, 2014 primary election. The election results were certified by the Michigan Board of State Canvassers on August 22, 2014.
Compiler's Notes: The conditions in enacting section 1 of Act 404 of 2012 were not met. Act 404 of 2012 did not go into effect.
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