(220 ILCS 5/13-203) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 13-203)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2020)
    Sec. 13-203. Telecommunications service. "Telecommunications service" means the provision or offering for rent, sale or lease, or in exchange for other value received, of the transmittal of information, by means of electromagnetic, including light, transmission with or without benefit of any closed transmission medium, including all instrumentalities, facilities, apparatus, and services (including the collection, storage, forwarding, switching, and delivery of such information) used to provide such transmission and also includes access and interconnection arrangements and services.
    "Telecommunications service" does not include, however:
        (a) the rent, sale, or lease, or exchange for other
    
value received, of customer premises equipment except for customer premises equipment owned or provided by a telecommunications carrier and used for answering 911 calls, and except for customer premises equipment provided under Section 13-703;
        (b) telephone or telecommunications answering
    
services, paging services, and physical pickup and delivery incidental to the provision of information transmitted through electromagnetic, including light, transmission;
        (c) community antenna television service which is
    
operated to perform for hire the service of receiving and distributing video and audio program signals by wire, cable or other means to members of the public who subscribe to such service, to the extent that such service is utilized solely for the one-way distribution of such entertainment services with no more than incidental subscriber interaction required for the selection of such entertainment service.
    The Commission may, by rulemaking, exclude (1) private line service which is not directly or indirectly used for the origination or termination of switched telecommunications service, (2) cellular radio service, (3) high-speed point-to-point data transmission at or above 9.6 kilobits, or (4) the provision of telecommunications service by a company or person otherwise subject to Section 13-202 (c) to a telecommunications carrier, which is incidental to the provision of service subject to Section 13-202 (c), from active regulatory oversight to the extent it finds, after notice, hearing and comment that such exclusion is consistent with the public interest and the purposes and policies of this Article. To the extent that the Commission has excluded cellular radio service from active regulatory oversight for any provider of cellular radio service in this State pursuant to this Section, the Commission shall exclude all other providers of cellular radio service in the State from active regulatory oversight without an additional rulemaking proceeding where there are 2 or more certified providers of cellular radio service in a geographic area.
(Source: P.A. 100-20, eff. 7-1-17.)