[440J-1] Definitions. As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

"Broadband access or broadband service" means an "always-on" service that includes but is not limited to computer processing capabilities, information provision, and computing interactivity with data transport, enabling end users to access the Internet and use a variety of applications at minimum speeds established by the Federal Communications Commission.

"Broadband infrastructure" means the medium used to provide broadband access or broadband service, including fiber optic cable, copper cable, coaxial cable, and wireless media, such as satellite communications, wi-fi, and worldwide interoperability for microwave access.

"Broadband speed threshold" means the highest speed threshold defined or established in the most recent broadband progress report issued by the Federal Communications Commission to Congress.

"Department" means the department of commerce and consumer affairs.

"Director" means the director of commerce and consumer affairs.

"Mapping information" means the information required under the United States Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration broadband data and development grant, number 15-50-M09057.

"Provider" means any cable operator, telecommunications carrier, or telecommunications common carrier that provides broadband service. [L 2012, c 259, pt of 2]



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