Tele-Communication (Telecom) Terms Glossary and Dictionary
TSP: Telecommunications Service Priority System
Telecommunications Service Priority (TSP) system is a prioritizing service providing national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) that are vital to coordinating and responding to crises. As a result of hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and other natural or man-made disasters, telecommunications service vendors may become overwhelmed with requests for new telecommunication services and requirements to restore existing telecommunications services. The TSP Program provides service vendors with a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) mandate for prioritizing service requests by identifying those services critical to NS/EP. A telecommunication service with a TSP assignment is assured of receiving full attention by the service vendor before a non-TSP service.