An Active Member is a company which operates a local telephone exchange or exchanges within the State of North Dakota. An Active Member company must be an incumbent local exchange carrier that has been issued a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity by the North Dakota Public Service Commission.
An Associate Member is any individual, partnership or corporation regularly engaged in the manufacture, lease or sale of equipment, supplies or other commodities, or in the sale of engineering, advertising, accounting, managerial or other services to the telephone industry.
An Affiliate Member is an incumbent local exchange company serving North Dakota subscribers from a telephone exchange in a State adjacent to the State of North Dakota.
A Sustaining Member is any individual, partnership or corporation who desires to aid in the purpose of this Association. Such membership class shall include the following categories:
(a) Category I Members. All interexchange carriers and other common carriers who provide interexchange long distance service to customers in North Dakota.
(b) Category II Members. All resellers of long distance telephone service to customers in North Dakota.
(c) Category III Members. All wireless carriers and network providers who provide telecommunication service to customers in North Dakota.
(d) Category IV Members. All partnerships, firms or corporations having ownership in a telephone company which is located and operating in the State of North Dakota, i.e, parent companies.
(e) Category V Members. All carriers that provide local exchange telephone service on a competitive basis in North Dakota and are owned wholly, or in part, by an Active or Affiliate member of this Association.