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RCW 53.08.005

Definitions.

The definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter unless the context clearly requires otherwise.
(1) "Commission" means the Washington utilities and transportation commission.
(2) "Rural port district" means a port district formed under chapter 53.04 RCW and located in a county with an average population density of fewer than one hundred persons per square mile.
(3) "Telecommunications" has the same meaning as contained in RCW 80.04.010.
(4) "Telecommunications facilities" means lines, conduits, ducts, poles, wires, cables, crossarms, receivers, transmitters, instruments, machines, appliances, instrumentalities and all devices, real estate, easements, apparatus, property, and routes used, operated, owned, or controlled by any entity to facilitate the provision of telecommunications services.
(5) "Wholesale telecommunications services" means the provision of telecommunications services or facilities for resale by an entity authorized to provide telecommunications services to the general public and internet service providers.
NOTES:
Findings2000 c 81: "The legislature makes the following findings:
(1) Access to telecommunications facilities and services is essential to the economic well-being of both rural and urban areas.
(2) Many persons and entities, particularly in rural areas, do not have adequate access to telecommunications facilities and services.
(3) Public utility districts and rural port districts may be well-positioned to construct and operate telecommunications facilities." [ 2000 c 81 § 1.]
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