(a)  Contiguous premises. Property under common ownership or management that is not separated by property owned or managed by others. Property will be considered contiguous even if intersected by a public thoroughfare if, absent the thoroughfare, the property would be contiguous.

(b)  Shared use and resale of telephone service. A telecommunications arrangement where two or more unrelated parties utilize a common telephone service.

(c)  Provider. Provider, for purposes of this Chapter, shall mean a nonprofit college or university, and its affiliated medical center(s), which is qualified under Sections 501 and 170 of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986 or which is a State‑owned institution and which subscribes to the local exchange telephone company and offers shared and/or resold service to others.

(d)  End‑user. The party to whom resold or shared service is provided. End‑users under this Chapter shall mean students or guests housed in quarters furnished by the institution, patrons of hospitals or medical centers of the institution, or persons or businesses providing educational, research, professional, consulting, food, or other support services directly to or for the institution, its students, or guests.

(NCUC Docket No. P‑100, Sub 97, 11/14/89.)