Acronyms and Glossary:

CDMA: Code Division Multiple Access - A method of digital wireless transmission that allows a large number of users to share access to a single radio channel by assigning unique code sequences to each user.

CLEC: Competitive Local Exchange Carrier

GIS: Geographical Information System

GPS: Global Positioning System

ILEC: Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier

ISP: Internet Service Provider

PBX: Private Branch Exchange

PCN: Personal Communications Network - A digital wireless radiotelephone network using low-powered, wireless telephones, data terminals and microcell base stations connected to the public network.

PCS: Personal Communications System - FCC terminology describing intelligent, digital wireless, personal two-way communications via PCN.

PTT: Post Telephone and Telegraph

RBOC: Regional Bell Operating Company

TDMA: Time Division Multiple Access - method of digital wireless transmission that allows a large number of users to share access (in a time ordered sequence) to a single radio frequency channel without interference by assigning unique time slots to each user within the channel

VPN: Virtual Private Network

WLL: Wireless Local Loop