The terms used in this chapter have the meanings given them in this section.
"Competitive service" means a service that has been determined to be subject to effective competition or emerging competition.
"Effective competition" exists when the criteria of section 237.59, subdivision 5, have been satisfied for a service.
A service will be regulated under "emerging competition" provisions when the criteria of section 237.59, subdivision 5, have not been satisfied, but there is a trend toward effective competition, or if it is a new service offered for the first time after August 1, 1994, that is not integrally related to the provision of adequate telephone service or access to the telephone network or to the privacy, health, or safety of the company's customers, whether or not it meets the criteria of section 237.59, subdivision 5.
"Local access and transport area (LATA)" means a geographical area designated by the Modification of Final Judgment in U.S. v. Western Electric Co., Inc., 552 F. Supp. 131 (D.D.C. 1982).
"Noncompetitive service" means a service that has not been classified as competitive by the commission.