Who Must File:
All telecommunications carriers, as defined in Section 13-202 of the Public Utilities Act (Act) [220 ILCS 5/13-202], certified to provide local
exchange service by the Commission under Section 13-401 of the Act [220 ILCS 5/13-401], 13-404 of the Act [220 ILCS 5/13-404], and/or
13-405 of the Act [220 ILCS 5/13-405] and all interconnected voice over Internet protocol providers, as defined in Section 13-235 of the
Act [220 ILCS 5/13-235], registered by the Commission under Section 13-401.1 of the Act [220 ILCS 5/13-401.1] shall report telecommunications
and inter-connected voice over Internet protocol service information.
When to File:
Reports should be submitted with data for December 31, 2012 on or before April 1, 2013.
How to File:
Please select the “Sign Up” link above,
enter the requested information on the Sign Up page, and then select “Submit Request
You will then receive a password in
your Email within 24 hours of receiving the request that allows you to access and
to the Commission.
A reporting entity may designate information submitted pursuant to this Part as confidential or proprietary provided that the entity clearly
identifies the information for which confidential or proprietary designation is sought and provides the reasons such designation is necessary.
The Commission will provide adequate protection to such information pursuant to Section 4-404 of this Act. If the Commission or other party
seeks public disclosure of information designated as confidential or proprietary, the Commission will consider such designation in a docketed
proceeding under the Commissions Rules of Practice (83 Ill. Adm. Code 200), and the burden of proof to demonstrate that the designated
information is confidential shall be upon the provider. Designated information shall remain confidential pending the Commission's determination
of whether the information is entitled to confidential treatment. Information designated as confidential shall be provided to the Attorney
General pursuant to Section 6.5 of the Attorney General Act. Information designated as confidential under this Section or determined to be
confidential upon Commission review shall only be disclosed pursuant to a valid and enforceable subpoena or court order or as required by the
Freedom of Information Act.
Subscribership and 9-1-1 listing information at the reporting entity level shall be considered confidential and shall only be disclosed pursuant
to a valid and enforceable subpoena or court order or as required by the Freedom of Information Act. Subscribership information reported pursuant
to this Part may, however, be aggregated (e.g., according to carrier class and/or technology) and reported publicly, provided that subscribership
information specific to each reporting entity is not disclosed or discernable from the information reported to the public.
"Access line" means the connecting facility between a customer's premises network interface device and the local exchange carrier's facility that
provides access to the switching network for local exchange and interexchange telecommunications service. This includes the network interface or
equivalent, the outside plant facilities, the office frame and frame wiring and the office line termination.
"Business end user" means (1) an end user engaged primarily or substantially in a paid commercial, professional, or institutional activity;
(2) an end user provided telecommunications service or interconnected voice over Internet Protocol service in a commercial, professional, or
institutional location, or other location serving primarily or substantially as a site of an activity for pay; (3) an end user whose
telecommunications or voice over Internet protocol service is listed as the principal or only number for a business in any yellow pages directory;
(4) an end user whose telecommunications or interconnected voice over Internet protocol service is used to conduct promotions, solicitations, or
market research for which compensation or reimbursement is paid or provided; provided, however, that the use of telecommunications service or
interconnected voice over Internet Protocol service, without compensation or reimbursement, for a charitable or civic purpose shall not constitute
business use of a telecommunications or interconnected voice over Internet protocol service.
"End user" means any person, corporation, partnership, firm, municipality, cooperative, organization, governmental agency, building owner, or other
entity provided with a telecommunications or interconnected voice over Internet protocol service for its own consumption and not for resale.
Notwithstanding the above, end users should include agents of telecommunications or interconnected voice over Internet protocol providers that
provide service under traditional marketing arrangements. For example, include as end users shared tenant service providers.
“Exchange” has the same meaning as Exchange as defined in Section 13-206 of the Act [220 ILCS 5/13-206].
“Fixed or non-nomadic interconnected voice over Internet protocol service” means an interconnected voice over Internet protocol service intended to
be used at a fixed service location via a fixed broadband connection.
“Incumbent local exchange carrier" has the same meaning as Incumbent local exchange carrier as defined in Section 13-202.5 of the Act
[220 ILCS 5/13-202.5].
"Interconnected voice over Internet protocol service" or "Interconnected VoIP service" has the same meaning as Interconnected voice over Internet
protocol service as defined in Section 13-234 of the Act [220 ILCS 5/13-234].
"Local exchange service" has the same meaning as "local exchange telecommunications service" as defined in Section 13-204 of the Act
[220 ILCS 5/13-204].
“Local Access and Transport Area (LATA)” has the same meaning as “Local Access and Transport Area (LATA)” as defined in Section 13-207 of the Act
[220 ILCS 5/13-207].
"Residential end user" means an end user other than a business end user.
"Retail telecommunications service" means a telecommunications service sold to an end user. "Retail telecommunications service" does not include a
telecommunications service provided by a telecommunications carrier to a telecommunications carrier, including to itself, as a component of, or for
the provision of, telecommunications service. A business retail telecommunications service is a retail telecommunications service provided to a business
end user. A residential retail telecommunications service is a retail telecommunications service provided to a residential end user.
“Voice Grade Equivalent Lines” means a count of the maximum number of local exchange calls that the end-user may have active – at the same time – under
the terms of the service agreement(s) with the end user. Count as one voice-grade equivalent line: traditional analog POTS lines Centrex-CO extensions,
and Centrex-CU trunks. Count lines based on how they are charged rather than how they are physically provisioned. That is, when a customer is charged for
channelized service, report the number of activated, charged-for channels rather than the theoretical capacity of the line. Examples, Count Basic Rate
Integrated (BRI) Services Digital Network (ISDN) lines as two voice-grade equivalent lines. Count fully channelized PRI circuits (including PRIs that are
used exclusively to provide local connectivity to “dial up” ISPs) as 23 voice-grade equivalent lines. But report, for example, 8 voice-grade equivalent
lines if a customer is charged for 8 trunks that happen to be provisioned over a DS1 circuit. If a customer is charged for a fully-channelized DS1 circuit,
however, report 24 voice-grade equivalent lines.
“Voice Grade Equivalent Subscriptions” means a count of the maximum number of interconnected VoIP calls that the end-user may have active at the same time.
If your retail customer purchases a service (or services) that allows more than one interconnected VoIP call to be made from the customer’s physical
location at the same time, count the maximum number of interconnected VoIP calls that the customer may have active at the same time. In the case of a
business retail customer which purchases a service (or services) pursuant to a service agreement(s), count the maximum number of interconnected VoIP calls
that the customer may have active at the same time under the terms of the service agreement(s) with that customer.
Questions and Help:
For questions or help please send
an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
or contact Jim Zolnierek at 217-524-5073.