ESCHELON TELECOM, INC.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
1st Revised Title Page
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ACCESS SERVICE
AND ADVANCED TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES
(N)
Rates, Terms and Conditions
applying to the provision of interstate access service
by Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
Access Services are provided by means of wire, fiber optics, radio or any other suitable technology or a
combination thereof.
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Issued: July 25, 2000
Effective: July 26, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
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CHECK SHEET
The title page and pages 1 through 68 inclusive of this Tariff are effective as of the dates shown. Original and
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Issued: July 9, 2015
Effective: July 16, 2015
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
18110 SE 34th St., Building One, Suite 100
Vancouver, WA 98683
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
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Replacing Original Page 2
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHECK SHEET ............................................................................................................................................................ 1
CONCURRING CARRIERS ........................................................................................................................................ 6
CONNECTING CARRIERS ......................................................................................................................................... 6
OTHER PARTICIPATING CARRIERS ...................................................................................................................... 6
REGISTERED SERVICE MARKS .............................................................................................................................. 6
REGISTERED TRADEMARKS .................................................................................................................................. 6
EXPLANATION OF SYMBOLS ................................................................................................................................. 6
APPLICATION OF TARIFF ........................................................................................................................................ 7
1.
DEFINITIONS ............................................................................................................................................ 8
2.
REGULATIONS ......................................................................................................................................... 13
2.1
Undertaking of the Company .......................................................................................................... 13
2.1.1
2.1.2
2.1.3
2.1.4
2.1.5
2.1.6
2.1.7
2.1.8
2.1.9
Scope ................................................................................................................................ 13
Shortage of Equipment or Facilities ................................................................................. 13
Terms and Conditions ....................................................................................................... 13
Liability of the Company .................................................................................................. 14
Notification of Service-Affecting Activities ..................................................................... 18
Provision of Equipment & Facilities................................................................................. 18
Non-Routine Installation................................................................................................... 20
Special Construction ......................................................................................................... 20
Ownership of Facilities ..................................................................................................... 21
2.2
Prohibited Uses ............................................................................................................................... 21
2.3
Obligations of the Customer ........................................................................................................... 21
2.3.1
2.3.2
2.3.3
2.3.4
Customer Responsibilities ................................................................................................ 21
Claims ............................................................................................................................... 23
Jurisdictional Reporting .................................................................................................... 23
Originating VoIP-PSTN Interexchange Traffic ............................................................. 25.1
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Issued: July 16, 2014
Effective: July 31, 2014
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
18110 SE 34th St., Building One, Suite 100
Vancouver, WA 98683
(N)
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS (Cont'd)
2.4
Customer Equipment and Channels ................................................................................................ 26
2.4.1
2.4.2
2.5
Payment Arrangements ................................................................................................................... 26
2.5.1
2.5.2
2.5.3
2.5.4
2.5.5
2.5.6
2.5.7
2.6
Payment for Service .......................................................................................................... 26
Billing and Collection of Charges .................................................................................... 27
Deposits ............................................................................................................................ 30
Refusal and Discontinuance of Service ............................................................................ 31
Cancellation of Application for Service ........................................................................... 35
Late Payment Charge ........................................................................................................ 35
Returned Check Charge .................................................................................................... 35
Allowances for Interruptions in Service ......................................................................................... 36
2.6.1
2.6.2
2.6.3
3.
In General ......................................................................................................................... 26
Interconnection of Facilities ............................................................................................. 26
Credit for Interruptions ..................................................................................................... 36
Limitations on Allowances ............................................................................................... 37
Cancellation for Service Interruption ............................................................................... 38
2.7
Cancellation of Service ................................................................................................................... 38
2.8
Transfers and Assignments ............................................................................................................. 38
2.9
Notices and Communications ......................................................................................................... 39
ORDERING OPTIONS FOR SWITCHED AND SPECIAL ACCESS SERVICE .............................. 40
3.1
General ............................................................................................................................................ 40
3.1.1
3.1.2
3.2
Ordering Conditions ......................................................................................................... 40
Provision of Other Services .............................................................................................. 41
Access Order ................................................................................................................................... 41
3.2.1
3.2.2
3.2.3
3.2.4
Access Service Date Intervals .......................................................................................... 42
Access Service Request Modifications ............................................................................. 43
Cancellation of an Access Service Request ...................................................................... 46
Minimum Period of Service.............................................................................................. 46
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Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
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4.
SWITCHED ACCESS SERVICE ............................................................................................................. 48
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
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SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION .................................................................................................................... 58
5.1
5.2
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Special Construction ....................................................................................................................... 58
5.1.1
Basis for Rates and Charges ............................................................................................. 58
5.1.2
Termination Liability ........................................................................................................ 58
Individual Case Basis Arrangement ................................................................................................ 58
BILLING NAME AND ADDRESS ........................................................................................................... 59
6.1
6.2
6.3
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General .......................................................................................................................................... 48
Provision and Description of Switched Access Service Arrangements .......................................... 48
4.2.1
Feature Group D (FGD) Access ....................................................................................... 48
4.2.2
Manner of Revision .......................................................................................................... 49
4.2.3
Common Line Access Service .......................................................................................... 49.1
4.2.4
Rate Categories ................................................................................................................. 49.2
4.2.5
Descriptions and Applications of Rates ............................................................................ 51
4.2.6
Billing Validation Service ................................................................................................ 52
4.2.7
Acceptance Testing........................................................................................................... 53
4.2.8
Ordering Options and Conditions ..................................................................................... 53
4.2.9
Competitive Pricing Arrangements .................................................................................. 53
Obligations of the Company ........................................................................................................... 53
4.3.1
Network Management ...................................................................................................... 53
Switched Access Optional Features ................................................................................................ 54
4.4.1
(Reserved for Future Use) ................................................................................................ 54
4.4.2
Feature Group D Optional Features .................................................................................. 55
Common Channeling Signaling ................................................................................................... 57.1
4.5.1
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Common Channel Signaling Access Capability ............................................................ 57.1
4.5.3
Service Description........................................................................................................ 57.2
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Rate Categories and Applications .................................................................................. 57.4
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Ordering Requirements .................................................................................................. 57.7
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Service Provisioning ...................................................................................................... 57.7
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Performance Requirements ............................................................................................ 57.8
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Testing Requirements .................................................................................................... 57.8
4.5.9
CCSAC Service Applications ........................................................................................ 57.9
4.5.10 Local Number Portability Data Base Service ................................................................ 57.9
4.5.11 Application of Rates .................................................................................................... 57.10
Undertaking of the Company .......................................................................................................... 59
Obligations of the Customer ........................................................................................................... 59
Usage Rates..................................................................................................................................... 60
SPECIAL ACCESS ................................................................................................................................. 60.1
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Issued: March 3, 2003
Effective: March 4, 2003
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(Z)
(Z)
(Z)
(Z)
(Z)
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(N)
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
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8.
ESCHELON DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE (DSL) SERVICE ........................................................ 60.2
8.1
Definitions ................................................................................................................................... 60.2
8.2
General ....................................................................................................................................... 60.6
8.3
Provision and Description of DSL Service .................................................................................. 60.7
8.4
Channel Termination; Data Transmission and Reception Speeds; .............................................. 60.7
8.4.1
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9.
(N)
Channel Termination ..................................................................................................... 60.7
Data Transmission and Reception Speeds ..................................................................... 60.7
8.5
Obligations of the Customer ........................................................................................................ 60.8
8.6
Limitations .............................................................................................................................................. 60.8
8.7
Rates and Charges ........................................................................................................................ 60.8
RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE .......................................................................................................... 60.9
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Issued: July 25, 2000
Effective: July 26, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(N)
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS (Cont'd)
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RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE ........................................................................................................ 60.10
11.
RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE ........................................................................................................ 60.11
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: July 25, 2000
Effective: July 26, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS (Cont'd)
12.
RATES AND CHARGES ........................................................................................................................... 61
12.1
Switched Access ............................................................................................................................. 61
12.1.1 Switched Access Rate ....................................................................................................... 61
12.2
Common Line Charges ................................................................................................................ 61.1
12.2.1
Presubscribed Interexchange Carrier Charge ................................................................. 61.1
12.3
Special Access ............................................................................................................................. 61.1
12.3.1 Voice Grade ................................................................................................................... 61.1
12.3.2 DS-1 Service .................................................................................................................. 61.1
12.3.3 DS-3 Service ..................................................................................................................... 62
12.3.4 800 Database Access Service ........................................................................................... 62
12.3.5 Service Orders .................................................................................................................. 62
12.3.6 Miscellaneous Services ..................................................................................................... 63
12.4
Billing Name and Address .............................................................................................................. 63
12.5
Returned Check Charge ......................................................................................................................... 63
12.6
Eschelon Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) Service – Channel Termination (DSL Line) ........................ 64
12.6.1 Home Office (Grandfathered) ................................................................................................ 64
12.6.2 Small Office (Grandfathered) ................................................................................................. 64
12.6.3 Large Business (Grandfathered) ............................................................................................. 65
12.6.4 Additional DSL Rates (Grandfathered) .................................................................................. 65
12.6.5 Eschelon Premium DSL Service (Grandfathered) .............................................................. 65.1
12.6.6 Eschelon Advantage DSL Service (Grandfathered)............................................................ 65.1
12.6.7 Eschelon DSL – up to 1.5 Mb ............................................................................................. 65.1
12.7
Access Service Billing Information-BSE ........................................................................................ 66
12.7.1 Paper ................................................................................................................................. 66
12.7.2 Billing Data Tape.............................................................................................................. 66
12.8
Common Channel Signaling Rates and Charges ............................................................................. 67
12.8.1 Entrance Facility ............................................................................................................... 67
12.8.2 Direct Link Transport ....................................................................................................... 67
12.8.3 CCS Link .......................................................................................................................... 68
12.8.4 STP PORT ........................................................................................................................ 68
12.8.5 Multiplexing ..................................................................................................................... 68
12.8.6 Common Channel Signaling Option Activation Charge ................................................... 68
12.8.7 Message Charge ................................................................................................................ 68
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Issued: July 16, 2014
Effective: July 31, 2014
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
18110 SE 34th St., Building One, Suite 100
Vancouver, WA 98683
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(M)
(D)
(T)
(D)
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
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ACCESS SERVICE
CONCURRING CARRIERS
Advanced TelCom, Inc.
Eschelon Telecom of Arizona, Inc.
Eschelon Telecom of California, Inc.
Eschelon Telecom of Colorado, Inc.
Eschelon Telecom of Minnesota, Inc.
Eschelon Telecom of Nevada, Inc.
Eschelon Telecom of Oregon, Inc.
Eschelon Telecom of Utah, Inc.
Eschelon Telecom of Washington, Inc.
Mountain Telecommunications, Inc.
OneEighty Communications, Inc.
Oregon Telecom, Inc.
United Communications, Inc. d/b/a UNICOM
(N)
CONNECTING CARRIERS
None
OTHER PARTICIPATING CARRIERS
None
REGISTERED SERVICE MARKS
REGISTERED TRADEMARKS
None
None
EXPLANATION OF SYMBOLS
The following symbols shall be used in this tariff for the purpose indicated below:
(C)
(D)
(I)
(M)
(N)
(R)
(S)
(T)
(Z)
-
To signify changed regulation
To signify discontinued rate or regulation
To signify increase
To signify matter relocated without change
To signify new rate or regulation
To signify reduction
To signify reissued matter
To signify a change in text but no change in rate or regulation
To signify a correction
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Issued: April 27, 2007
Effective: May 1, 2007
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
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ACCESS SERVICE
APPLICATION OF TARIFF
This tariff sets forth the service offerings, rates, terms and conditions applicable to the furnishing of interstate access
service by Eschelon Telecom, Inc. (hereinafter “the Company”).
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
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Original Page 8
ACCESS SERVICE
1.
DEFINITIONS
Certain terms used generally throughout this tariff for the Access services of this Company are defined below.
Access Code: A uniform five or seven digit code assigned by the Company to an individual customer. The five
digit code has the form 10XXX, and the seven digit code has the form 950-XXXX or 101XXXX.
Access Service: Switched Access to the network of an Interexchange Carrier for the purpose of originating or
terminating communications.
Access Service Request (ASR): The industry Service Order format used by Access Service customers and access
providers as agreed to by the Ordering and Billing Forum.
Access Tandem: An Exchange Carrier’s switching system that provides a concentration and distribution function
for originating or terminating traffic between local switching centers and customers’ premises.
Advance Payment: Payment for all or part of a charge required before the start of service.
Alternate Access: Alternate Access has the same meaning as Local Access except that the provider of the service is
an entity other than the Local Exchange Carrier authorized or permitted to provide such service. The charges for
Alternate Access may be specified in a private agreement rather than in a published or special tariff if private
agreements are permitted by applicable governmental rules.
Authorized User: A person firm, corporation or other entity that either is authorized by the Customer to use Access
Service or is placed in a position by the Customer, either through acts or omissions, to use Access Services.
Bit: The smallest unit of information in the binary system of notation.
Carrier or Common Carrier: see Interexchange Carrier or Exchange Carrier.
Channel(s): An electrical, or in the case of fiber optic-based transmission systems, a photonic communications path
between two or more points of termination.
Common Channel Signaling (CCS): A high speed packet switched communications network which is separate (out
of band) from the public packets switched and message networks. It is used to carry addressed signaling messages
for individual trunk circuits and/or database related services between signaling points in the CCS network.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 9
ACCESS SERVICE
1.
DEFINITIONS (Cont'd)
Company: Eschelon Telecom, Inc., which is the issuer of this tariff.
Conventional Signaling: The inter-machine signaling system has been traditionally used in North America for the
purpose of transmitting the called number’s address digits from the originating Local Switching Center which
terminates the call. In this system, all of the dialed digits are received by the originating switching machine, a path
is selected, and the sequence of supervisory signals and outpulsed digits is initiated. No overlap outpulsing ten digit
ANI, ANI information digits, or acknowledgment link are included in this signaling sequence.
Customer: The person, firm, corporation or other entity which orders Service and is responsible for the payment of
charges and for compliance with the Company’s tariff regulations.
Dedicated: A facility or equipment system or subsystem set aside for the sole use of a specific customer.
Duplex Service: Service which provides for simultaneous transmission in both directions.
800/888 Data Base Access Service: The term “800/888 Data Base As Service” denotes a toll-free originating
Trunkside Access Service when the 8XX service Access Code (i.e. 800, 822, 833, 844, 855, 866, 877 or 888 as
available) is used. The term 8XX is used interchangeably with 800/888 Data Base Service throughout this tariff to
describe this service.
End-user: Any individual, association, corporation, governmental agency or any other entity other than an
Interexchange Carrier which subscribes to intrastate service provided by an Exchange Carrier.
Exchange Carrier: Any individual, partnership, association, joint-stock company, trust, governmental entity or
corporation engaged in the provision of local exchange telephone service.
Fiber Optic Cable: A thin filament of glass with a protective outer coating through which a light beam carrying
communications signals may be transmitted by means of multiple internal reflections to a receiver, which translates
the message.
Firm Order Confirmation (FOC): Acknowledgment by the Company of receipt of an Access service Request from
the Customer and commitment by the Company of a Service Date.
Hub: The Company office where all customer facilities are terminated for purposes of interconnection to trunks
and/or cross-connection to distant ends.
Individual Case Basis: A service arrangement in which the regulations, rates and charges are developed based on
the specific circumstances of the Customer’s situation.
Interexchange Carrier (IC) or Interexchange Common Carrier: Any individual, partnership, association, joint-stock
company, trust governmental entity or corporation engaged in state or foreign communication for hire by wire or
radio, between two or more exchanges.
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Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
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ACCESS SERVICE
1.
DEFINITIONS (Cont'd)
Joint User: A person, firm or corporation designated by the Customer as a user of access facilities furnished to the
Customer by the Company, and to whom a portion of the charges for such facilities are billed under a joint use
arrangement.
Kbps: Kilobits, or thousands of Bits, per second.
LATA: A local access and transport area established pursuant to the Modification of Final Judgment entered by the
United States District Court for the District of Columbia in Civil Action No. 82-0192 for the provision and
administration of communications services.
Line Information Data Base (LIDB): The data base which contains billing information such as telephone numbers,
calling card numbers and associated billed number restriction data used in connection with the validation and billing
of calls.
Local Access: The connection between a customer’s premises and a point of presence of the Exchange Carrier.
Local Switching Center: The switching center where telephone exchange service customer station Channels are
terminated for purposes of interconnection to each other and to interoffice Trunks.
Mbps: Megabits, or millions of bits, per second.
Meet Point Billing: The arrangement through which multiple Exchange Carriers involved in providing Access
Services, divide the ordering, rating, and billing of such services on a proportional basis, so that each Exchange
Carrier involved in providing a portion of the Access Service agrees to bill under its respective tariff.
Network Services: The Company’s telecommunications Access Services offered on the Company’s network.
Non-Recurring Charges: The one-time initial charges for services or facilities, including, but not limited to charges
for construction, installation, or specific fees, for which the Customer becomes liable at the time the Service Order
is executed.
Off-Hook: The active condition of Switched Access or a telephone exchange service line.
On-Hook: The idle condition of Switched Access or a telephone exchange service line.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
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ACCESS SERVICE
1.
DEFINITIONS (Cont'd)
Out of Band Signaling: An exchange access signaling feature which allows customers to exchange call control and
signaling information over a communications path which is separate from the message path.
Point of Presence: Location where the Customer maintains a facility for purposes of interconnecting to the
Company’s network.
Point to Point Service: An unswitched full time transmission service utilizing the Company’s facilities to connect
two or more Customer designated locations.
Premises: The space occupied by a Customer or Authorized User in a building or buildings or on contiguous
property (except railroad rights-of-way, etc.).
Presubscription: An arrangement whereby an end user may select and designate to the Company an Interexchange
Carrier (IXC) or Carriers it wishes to access, without an Access Code, for completing interLATA and intraLATA
calls. The selected IXC(s) are referred to as the end user’s Primary Interexchange Carrier (PIC). The end user may
select any IXC that orders FGD Switched Access Service at the Local Switching Center that serves the end user.
Recurring Charges: The monthly charges to the Customer for services, facilities and equipment, which continue for
the agreed upon duration of the service.
Service Commencement Date: For Switched Access Service, the first day following the date on which the
Company notifies the Customer that the requested service or facility is available for use, unless extended by the
Customer’s refusal to accept service which does not conform to standards set forth in the Service Order or this
tariff, in which case the Service Commencement Date is the date of the Customer’s acceptance of service. The
parties may mutually agree on a substitute Service Commencement Date. If the Company does not have an
executed service Order from a Customer, the Service Commencement Date will be the first date on which the
service or facility was used by the Customer. For Tandem Connect Customers, the Service Commencement Date
will be the first date on which the service or facility was used by the Customer.
Service Order: The written request for network services executed by the Customer and the Company in a format
devised by the Company; or, in the alternative, the submission of an Access Service Request by the Customer in the
manner specified in this tariff. The signing of a Service Order to submission of an ASR by the Customer and
acceptance thereof by the Company initiates the respective obligations of the parties as set forth therein and
pursuant to this tariff, but the duration of the service is calculated from the Service Commencement Date.
Service(s): The Company’s telecommunications Access Services offered by the Company.
Shared Facilities: A facility or equipment system or subsystem which can be used simultaneously by several
customers.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
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ACCESS SERVICE
1.
DEFINITIONS (Cont'd)
Signaling Point of Interface: The customer designated location where the SS7 signaling information is exchanged
between the Company and the Customer.
Signaling System 7 (SS7): The common Channel Out of Band Signaling protocol developed by the Consultative
Committee for International Telephone and Telegraph (CCITT) and the American National Standards Institute
(ANSI).
Signaling Transfer Point Access: Allows the Customer to access a specialized switch which provides SS7 network
access and performs SS7 messaging routing and screening.
Special Access Service: Dedicated access between a Customer’s premises and another Point of Presence for the
purpose of originating or terminating communications. Special Access is available to both carriers and end-users, as
defined in this tariff.
Switched Access Service: Access to the switched network of an Exchange Carrier for the purpose of originating or
terminating communications. Switched Access is available to carriers, as defined in this tariff.
Trunk: A communications path connecting two switching systems in a network, used in the establishment of an
end-to-end connection.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
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ACCESS SERVICE
2.
REGULATIONS
2.1
Undertaking of the Company
2.1.1
Scope
Access Services consist of furnishing communications service in connection with oneway or two-way information transmission between points within the United States under
the terms of this tariff.
2.1.2
2.1.3
Shortage of Equipment or Facilities
2.1.2.A
The Company reserves the right to limit or to allocate the use of existing
facilities, or of additional facilities offered by the Company when necessary
because of lack of facilities or due to some other cause beyond the
Company’s control.
2.1.2.B
The furnishing of service under this tariff is subject to the availability on a
continuing basis of all the necessary facilities and is limited to the capacity
of the Company’s facilities as well as facilities the Company may obtain
from other carriers from time to time, to furnish service as required at the
sole discretion of the Company.
2.1.2.C
The provisioning and restoration of service in emergencies shall be in
accordance with Part 64, Subpart D, Appendix A of the Federal
Communication Commission’s Rules and Regulations, which specifies the
priority system for such activities.
Terms and Conditions
2.1.3.A
Except as otherwise provided herein, service is provided and billed on the
basis of a minimum period of at least one month, and shall continue to be
provided until canceled by the Customer, in writing, in not less than 30
days notice. Unless otherwise specified herein, for the purpose of
computing charges in this tariff, a month is considered to have 30 days.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 14
ACCESS SERVICE
2.
REGULATIONS (Cont'd)
2.1
Undertaking of the Company (Cont'd)
2.1.4
2.1.3.B
Customers may be required to enter in written Service Orders which shall
contain or reference the name of the Customer, a specific description of the
Service Ordered; the rates to be charged, the duration of the services, and
the terms and conditions in this tariff. The Customer will also be required
to execute any other documents as may be reasonably requested by the
Company.
2.1.3.C
At the expiration of the initial term specified in each Service Order, or in
any extension thereof, service shall continue on a month to month basis at
the then current rates unless terminated by either party upon 30 days written
notice. Any termination shall not relieve the Customer of its obligation to
pay any charges incurred under the Service Order and this tariff prior to
termination. The rights and obligations which by their nature extend
beyond the termination of the term of the Service Order shall survive such
termination.
Liability of the Company
2.1.4.A
The liability of the Company for damages arising out of the furnishing of its
Services, including but not limited to mistakes, omissions, interruptions,
delays, errors, other defects, or representations by the Company, or use of
these services or damages arising out of the failure to furnish the service
whether caused by act or omission, shall be limited to the extension of
allowances for interruption as set forth in 2.6 below. The extension of such
allowances for interruption shall be the sole remedy of the Customer and
the sole liability of the Company. The Company will not be liable for any
direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, exemplary or punitive
damages to Customer as a result of any Company service, equipment or
facilities, or the sets or omissions or negligence of the Company’s
employees or agents.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 15
ACCESS SERVICE
2.
REGULATIONS (Cont'd)
2.1
Undertaking of the Company (Cont'd)
2.1.4.B
The Company shall not be liable for any delay or failure of performance or
equipment due to causes beyond its control, including but not limited to:
acts of God, fire, flood, explosion or other catastrophes; any law, order,
regulation, direction action, or request of The United States government or
of any other government, including state and local governments having or
claiming jurisdiction over the Company, or of any department, agency,
commission, bureau, corporation, or of any military authority; preemption
of existing service in compliance with national emergencies; insurrections,
riots; wars; unavailability of rights-of-way or materials; or strikes, lockouts
work stoppages, or other labor difficulties.
2.1.4.C
The Company shall not be liable for (a) any act or omission of any entity
furnishing the Company or the Company’s Customers facilities or
equipment used for the interconnection with Access Services; or (b) for the
acts or omissions of other Common Carrier or warehousemen.
2.1.4.D
The Company shall not be liable for any damages or losses due to the fault
or negligence of the Customer or due to the failure or malfunction of
Customer-provided equipment or facilities.
2.1.4.E
The Customer shall indemnify and hold the Company harmless from any
and all losses, claims, demands, suits, or other actions, or any liabilities
whatsoever, whether suffered, made instituted, or asserted by any other
party or person(s), and for any loss, damage, or destruction of any property,
whether owned by the Customer or others, caused or claimed to have been
caused directly or indirectly by the installation, operation, failure to operate,
maintenance, removal, condition, location, or use of any installation or
equipment provided by the Company. The Company reserves the right to
require each Customer to sign an agreement acknowledging acceptance of
the provisions of this Section 2.1.4.F as a condition precedent to such
installations.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 16
ACCESS SERVICE
2.
REGULATIONS (Cont'd)
2.1
Undertaking of the Company (Cont'd)
2.1.4.F
The Company shall not be liable for any defacement of or damage to
Customer’s premises resulting from the furnishing of services or equipment
on such premises or the installation or removal thereof, unless such
defacement or damage is caused by the gross negligence or willful
misconduct of the Company’s agents or employees. No agents or
employees of other participating Carriers shall be deemed to be agents or
employees of the Company.
2.1.4.G
The Company shall be indemnified and held harmless by the end user
against any claim, loss or damage arising from the end user’s use of
services offered under this tariff including: claims for libel, slander,
invasion of privacy or infringement of copyright arising from the end user’s
own communications; patent infringement claims arising from the end
user’s combining or connecting the service offered by the Company with
facilities or equipment furnished by the end user of another Interexchange
carrier; or all other claims arising out of any act or omission of the end user
in connection with any service provided pursuant to this tariff.
2.1.4.H
The entire liability of the Company for any claim, loss, damage or expense
from any cause whatsoever shall in no event exceed sums actually paid to
the Company by the Customer for the specific services giving rise to the
claim, and no action or proceeding against the Company shall be
commenced more than one (1) year after the service is rendered.
2.1.4.I
The Company makes no warranties or representation, express or implied,
including warranties or merchantability or fitness for a particular use,
except those expressly set forth herein.
2.1.4.J
The Company shall not be liable for any act or omission of any other
company or companies furnishing a portion of the service, or for damages
associated with service, Channels, or equipment which result from the
operation of Customer-provided systems, equipment, facilities or services
which are interconnected with Company services.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 17
ACCESS SERVICE
2.
REGULATIONS (Cont'd)
2.1
Undertaking of the Company (Cont'd)
2.1.4.K
The Company does not guarantee nor make any warranty with respect to
service installations at locations at which there is present an atmosphere that
is explosive, prone to fire, dangerous or otherwise unsuitable for such
installations. The Customer and end user shall indemnify and hold the
Company harmless from any and all losses, claims, demands, suits, or other
actions, or any liability whatsoever, whether suffered, made, instituted or
asserted by the Customer or by another party, for any personal injury, to , or
death of, any person or persons, or for any loss, damage or destruction of
any property, whether owned by the Customer or others, caused or claimed
to have been caused directly or indirectly, by the installation, operation,
failure to operate, maintenance, removal, presence, condition, locations or
use of service furnished by the Company at such locations.
2.1.4.L
The Company shall not be liable for the Customer’s failure to fulfill its
obligations to take all necessary steps including, without limitation,
obtaining, installing and maintaining all necessary equipment, materials and
supplies, for interconnecting the terminal equipment or communications
system of the Customer, or any third party acting as its agent, to the
Company’s network. The Customer shall secure all licenses, permits,
rights-of-way, and other arrangements necessary for such interconnection.
In addition, the Customer shall ensure that its equipment and/or system or
that of its agent is properly interfaced with the Company’s service, that the
signals emitted into the Company’s network are of the proper mode,
bandwidth, power, data speed, and signal level for the intended use of the
Customer and in compliance with the criteria set forth in Section 2.1.6
following, and that the signals do not damage Company equipment, insure
its personnel or degrade service to other Customers. If the Customer or its
agent fails to maintain and operate its equipment and/or system or that of its
agent properly, with resulting imminent harm to Company equipment,
personnel, or the quality of service to other Customer, the Company, may,
upon written notice require the use of protective equipment at the
Customer’s expense. If this fails to produce satisfactory quality and safety,
the Company may, upon written notice, terminate the Customer's service
without liability.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 18
ACCESS SERVICE
2.
REGULATIONS (Cont'd)
2.1
Undertaking of the Company (Cont'd)
2.1.5
2.1.4.M
The Company shall not be liable for any act or omission concerning the
implementation of Presubscription, as defined herein.
2.1.4.N
With respect to Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS), any service
provided by the Company which involves receiving, translating,
transmitting or delivering messages by telephone, text telephone, a
telecommunications device for the deaf, or any other instrument over the
facilities of Company or any connecting Carrier, Company’s liability for the
interruption or failure of the service shall not exceed an amount equal to the
Company’s charge for a one minute call to the called station at the time the
affected call was made.
Notification of Service-Affecting Activities
The Company will provide the Customer reasonable notification of service-affecting
activities that may occur in normal operation of its business. Such activities may include,
but are not limited to, equipment or facilities additions, removals or rearrangements and
routine preventative maintenance. Generally, such activities are not specific to an
individual Customer but affect many Customer’s services. No specific advance
notification period is applicable to all service activities. The Company will work
cooperatively with the Customer to determine the reasonable notification requirements.
With some emergency or unplanned service-affecting conditions, such as an outage
resulting from cable damage, notification to the Customer may not be possible.
2.1.6
Provision of Equipment & Facilities
2.1.6.A
The Company shall use reasonable efforts to make available services to a
Customer on or before a particular date, subject to the provisions of and
compliance by the Customers with, the regulations contained in this tariff.
The Company does not guarantee availability by any such date and shall not
be liable for any delays in commencing service to any Customer.
2.1.6.B
The Company shall use reasonable efforts to maintain facilities and
equipment that it furnishes to the Customer. The Customer may not, nor
may the Customer permit others to, rearrange, disconnect, remove, attempt
to repair or otherwise interfere with any of the facilities or equipment
installed by the Company, except upon the written consent of the Company.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 19
ACCESS SERVICE
2.
REGULATIONS (Cont'd)
2.1
Undertaking of the Company (Cont'd)
2.1.6.C
The Company may substitute, change or rearrange any equipment or facility
at any time and from time to time, but shall not thereby alter the technical
parameters of the service provided to the Customer.
2.1.6.D
Equipment the Company provides or installs at the Customer’s premises for
use in connection with the services the Company offers shall not be used
for any purpose other than that for which the Company provided it.
2.1.6.E
The Customer shall be responsible for the payment of service charges
imposed on the Company by another entity, for visits to the Customer’s
premises when the service difficulty or trouble report results from the use of
equipment or facilities provided by any party other than the Company,
including, but not limited to the Customer.
2.1.6.F
The Company shall not be responsible for the installation, operation, or
maintenance of any Customer-provided communications equipment.
Where such equipment is connected to the facilities furnished pursuant to
this tariff, the responsibility of the Company shall be limited to the
furnishing of facilities offered under this tariff and to the maintenance and
operation of such facilities. Notwithstanding the above, the Company shall
not be responsible for:
2.1.6.G
2.1.6.F.(1)
the transmission of signals by Customer-provided equipment
or for the quality of, or defects in, such transmission;
2.1.6.F.(2)
the reception of signals by Customer-provided equipment; or
2.1.6.F.(3)
network control signaling where such signaling is performed
by Customer-provided network control signaling equipment.
The Company intends to work cooperatively with the Customer to develop
network contingency plans in order to maintain maximum network
capability following natural or man-made disasters which affect
telecommunications services.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 20
ACCESS SERVICE
2.
REGULATIONS (Cont'd)
2.1
Undertaking of the Company (Cont'd)
2.1.6.H
2.1.7
The Company reserves the reasonable right to assign, designate or change
telephone numbers, any other call number designations associated with
Access Services, or the Company serving central office prefixes associated
with such numbers, when necessary in the conduct of its business.
Non-Routine Installation
At the Customer’s request, installation and/or maintenance may be performed outside the
Company’s regular business hours or in unusual locations. In such cases, charges based
on cost of the actual labor, material, or other costs incurred by or charged to the
Company will apply. If installation is started during regular business hours, but at the
Customer’s request, extends beyond regular business hours into time periods including,
but not limited, to, weekends, holidays, and/or night hours, additional charges may apply.
2.1.8
Special Construction
Subject to the arrangement of the Company and to all of the regulations contained in this
tariff, special construction of facilities may be undertaken on a reasonable efforts basis at
the request of the Customer. Special construction is that construction undertaken and
characterized by one or more of the following:
2.1.8.A
where facilities are not presently available and there is no other requirement
for the facilities so constructed;
2.1.8.B
of a type other than that which the Company would normally utilize in the
furnishing of its services;
2.1.8.C
where facilities are to be installed over a route other than that which the
Company would normally utilize in the furnishing of its services;
2.1.8.D
where facilities are requested in a quantity greater than that which the
Company would normally construct;
2.1.8.E
where installation is on an expedited basis;
2.1.8.F
on a temporary basis until permanent facilities are available;
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 21
ACCESS SERVICE
2.
REGULATIONS (Cont'd)
2.1
Undertaking of the Company (Cont'd)
2.1.9
2.1.8.G
installation involving abnormal costs; or
2.1.8.H
in advance of its normal construction schedules.
Ownership of Facilities
Title to all facilities provided in accordance with this tariff remains in the Company, its
agents, contractors or suppliers.
2.2
2.3
Prohibited Uses
2.2.1
The services the Company offers shall not be used for any unlawful purpose or for any
use as to which the Customer has not obtained all required governmental approvals,
authorizations, licenses, consents and permits.
2.2.2
The Company may require applicants for service who intend to use the Company’s
offerings for resale and/or for shared use to file a request with the Company confirming
that their use of the Company’s offerings complies with relevant laws and Federal
Communications Commission regulations, policies, orders, and decisions; and if the
reseller intends to provide intrastate services, is certified with the State Regulatory
Authority.
2.2.3
The Company may require a Customer to immediately shut down its transmission of
signals if said transmission is causing interference to others.
Obligations of the Customer
2.3.1
Customer Responsibilities
2.3.1.A
The Customer shall be responsible for the payment of all applicable charges
pursuant to this tariff;
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 22
ACCESS SERVICE
2.
REGULATIONS (Cont'd)
2.3
Obligations of the Customer (Cont'd)
2.3.1.B
reimbursing the Company for damage to, or loss of, the Company’s
facilities or equipment caused by the acts or omissions of the Customer; or
the noncompliance by the Customer with these regulations; or by tire or
theft or other casualty on the Customer premises, unless caused by the
negligence or willful misconduct of the employees or agents of the
Company. The Company will, upon reimbursement for damages to its
facilities or equipment, cooperate with the Customer in prosecuting a claim
against the person causing such damage and the Customer shall be
subrogated in the Company’s right of recovery of damages to the extent of
such payment;
2.3.1.C
providing at no charge, as specified from time to time by the Company, as
needed, personnel, equipment, space, and power to operate Company
facilities and equipment installed on the Customer premises, and the level
of heating and air conditioning necessary to maintain the proper operating
environment on such premises;
2.3.1.D
obtaining, maintaining, and otherwise having full responsibility for all
rights-of-way and conduit necessary for installation of fiber optic cable and
associated equipment used to provide Access Services to the Customer
from the cable building entrance or property line to the location of the
equipment space described in 2.3.1.C above. Any costs associated with
obtaining and maintaining the rights-of-way described herein, including the
costs of altering the structure to permit installation of the Companyprovided facilities, shall be borne entirely by, or may be charged by the
Company, to the Customer. The Company may require the Customer to
demonstrate its compliance with this subsection prior to accepting an order
for service;
2.3.1.E
providing a safe place to work and complying with all laws and regulations
regarding the working conditions on the premises at which Company
employees and agents shall be installing or maintaining Company facilities
and equipment. The Customer may be required to install and maintain
Company facilities and equipment within a hazardous area if, in the
Company’s opinion, injury or damage to the Company employees or
property might result from installation or maintenance by the Company.
The Customer shall be responsible for identifying, monitoring, removing,
and disposing of any hazardous material (e.g. asbestos) prior to any
construction or installation work.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 23
ACCESS SERVICE
2.
REGULATIONS (Cont'd)
2.3
Obligations of the Customer (Cont'd)
2.3.2
2.3.1.F
complying with all laws and regulations applicable to, and obtaining all
consents, approvals, licenses, and permits as may be required with respect
to the location of Company facilities and equipment in any Customer
premises or the rights-of-way for which the Customer is responsible for
obtaining under Section 2.3.1.D above; and granting or obtaining
permission for Company agents or employees to enter the Customer
premises at any time for the purpose of installing, inspecting, maintaining,
repairing, or upon termination of service as stated herein, removing the
facilities or equipment of the Company; and
2.3.1.G
not creating or allowing to be placed or maintained any liens or other
encumbrances on the Company’s equipment or facilities.
Claims
With respect to any service or facility provided by the Company; Customer shall
indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Company from all claims, actions, damages,
liabilities, costs, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees for:
2.3.3
2.3.2.A
any loss, destruction or damage to property of the Company or any third
party, or the death of or injury to persons, including, but not limited to
employees or invitees of either the Company or the Customer, to the extent
caused by or resulting from the negligent or intentional act or omission of
the Customer, its employees, agents, representatives or invitees; and
2.3.2.B
any claim, loss, damage, expense or liability for infringement of any
copyright, patent, trade secret, or any proprietary or intellectual property
right of any third party, arising from any act or omission by the Customer,
including without limitation, use of the Company’s services and facilities in
a manner not contemplated by the agreement between the Customer and the
Company.
Jurisdictional Reporting
The jurisdictional reporting requirements will be as specified below. When a Customer
orders Access service, its projected Percent Interstate Usage (PIU) must be provided in
whole numbers to the Company. These whole number percentages will be used by the
Company to apportion the use and/or charges between interstate and intrastate until a
revised report is received as set forth herein.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
1st Revised Page 24
Cancels Original Page 24
ACCESS SERVICE
2.
REGULATIONS (Cont'd)
2.3
Obligations of the Customer (Cont'd)
2.3.3.A
Originating Access: Originating access minutes may be based on traffic
originating at the State, LATA or Local Switching Center level, provided
that the traffic being measured is only traffic originating from the Company
Local Switching Center(s). The Customer must provide the Company with
a projected PIU factor on a quarterly basis, as specified below. Originating
access minutes will be measured as follows, based on type of access:
2.3.3.A.(1) For Feature Group D Switched Access Service(s), as defined
in Section 4.2.1, where the Company can determine
jurisdiction by its call detail, the projected Percent Interstate
Usage (PIU) will be developed by the Company on a monthly
basis by dividing the measured interstate originating access
minutes by the total originating access minutes.
2.3.3.A.(2) For Feature Group D with 950 Access (Feature Group B), as
defined in Section 4.2, the Customer must provide the
Company with a projected PIU factor by supplying the
Company with an interstate percentage of originating access
minutes.
2.3.3.A.(3) For 500, 700, 8XX, calling card and operator service access,
the Customer must provide the Company with a projected PIU
factor for each type of access. The Customer who provides a
PIU factor shall supply the Company with an interstate
percentage of originating access minutes.
2.3.3.A.(4) If no PIU for originating minutes is submitted as specified
herein, then the projected PIU will be set on a default basis of
50 percent interstate traffic and 50 percent intrastate traffic.
2.3.3.B
Terminating Access: When the Customer orders Feature Group D
Switched Access Service(s), and the Company has sufficient call details to
determine the jurisdiction for the call, the Company will bill the call
minutes of use according to that jurisdiction. When terminating call details
are insufficient to determine the jurisdiction for the call, the Customer may
supply to the Company a projected PIU factor by LATA on a quarterly
basis, as described in Section 2.3.3.D below. If no projected PIU factor is
submitted by the Customer, then the projected PIU will be set on a default
basis of 50 percent interstate traffic and 50 percent intrastate traffic.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: April 4, 2005
Effective: April 5, 2005
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(T)
(T)
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 25
ACCESS SERVICE
2.
REGULATIONS (Cont'd)
2.3
Obligations of the Customer (Cont'd)
2.3.3.C
Except where the Company measured access minutes are used as set forth
in 2.3.3.A above, the Customer reported Rejected PIU factor as set forth
above will be used until the Customer reports a different projected PIU
factor, as set forth below. The revised report will serve as the basis for
future billing and will be effective on the next bill date.
2.3.3.D
Effective on the first of January, April, July and October of each year, the
Customer shall update its interstate and intrastate jurisdictional report. The
Customer shall forward to the Company, to be received no later than 15
days after the first of each such month, a revised report showing the
interstate and intrastate percentage of use for the past three months ending
the last day of December, March, June and September, respectively, for
each service arranged for interstate use, based solely on the traffic
originating from or terminating to the Company Local Switching Center.
The revised report will serve as the basis for the next three months billing
and will be effective on the bill date for that service. If the Customer does
not supply the reports for those services where reports are needed, the
Company will assume the percentage to be the same as provided
previously. For those cases in which a quarterly report has never been
received from the Customer, the Company will assume the percentages to
be the same as those provided in the Access Service Request.
2.3.3.E
Jurisdictional Report Verification: For Switched Access Service, if a
billing dispute arises or a regulatory commission questions the projected
PIU factor, the Customer will provide the data issued to determine the
projected PIU factor. The Customer will supply the data within 30 days of
the Company’s request.
The Customer shall keep records of call detail from which the percentage of
interstate and intrastate use can be ascertained and, upon request of the
Company, shall make the records available for inspection as reasonably
necessary for purposes of verification of the percentages. The Company
reserves the right to conduct an audit at any time during the year. The
Customer, at its own expense, has the right to retain an independent
auditing firm.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 25.1
ACCESS SERVICE
2.
REGULATIONS (Cont'd)
2.3
Obligations of the Customer (Cont'd)
2.3.4
Originating VoIP-PSTN Interexchange Traffic:
(N)
(A) Definition & Scope: Originating VoIP-PSTN Traffic is the traffic exchanged in
Time Division Multiplexing (“TDM”) format that originates and /or terminates in
Internet Protocol (“IP”) format. Telecommunications traffic originates and/or
terminates in IP format if it originates from and/or terminates to an end-user
customer of a service that requires Internet protocol-compatible customer premise
equipment. These Terms & Conditions (“Ts & Cs”) govern the identification of toll
Originating VoIP-PSTN traffic subject to interstate switched access rates. These Ts
& Cs establish the method of distinguishing toll Originating VoIP-PSTN traffic from
the Carrier Customer’s total originating intrastate access traffic, so that toll
Originating VoIP-PSTN traffic will be billed at originating interstate rates.
(B) Calculation and Application of Percent-VoIP-Usage Factor: Upon request by the
Carrier Customer, the Company will determine the number of toll originating VoIPPSTN Traffic minutes of use (“MOU”) to which interstate rates will be applied by
applying a Percent VoIP Usage (“PVU”) factor to the total intrastate access MOU
exchanged between the Company and the Carrier Customer. Absent a request from
the Carrier Customer the Company will charge intrastate originating rates for all
intrastate originated traffic.
The PVU will be derived and applied as follows:
1.
The Carrier Customer will calculate and furnish to the Company a factor (“PVUCustomer”), along with supporting documentation, representing the percentage of the
total originating intrastate access MOU that the Carrier Customer exchanges with the
Company in the relevant State, that 1) is sent by the Company and terminates in IP
format. This PVU-Customer shall be based on verifiable information such as the
number of the Carrier Customer’s retail VoIP subscriptions in the relevant State
(e.g., as reported on the FCC Form 477), traffic studies, actual call detail, or other
relevant and verifiable information.
2.
Company will, likewise, calculate a factor (PVU-Company) representing the
percentage of the Company’s total intrastate access MOU in the relevant State that
the Company originates in IP format. This PVU-Company shall be based on the
number of the Company’s retail VoIP subscriptions in the relevant State as reported
on FCC Form 477.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: July 16, 2014
Effective: July 31, 2014
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
18110 SE 34th St., Building One, Suite 100
Vancouver, WA 98683
(N)
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 25.2
ACCESS SERVICE
2.
REGULATIONS (Cont'd)
2.3
Obligations of the Customer (Cont'd)
2.3.4
Originating VoIP-PSTN Interexchange Traffic (Cont'd)
3.
After the Company verifies the PVU-Customer factor provided by the Carrier
Customer the Company will use the PVU-Customer and PVU-Company factors to
calculate an effective PVU factor that represents the percentage of total access MOU
exchanged between the Company and the Carrier Customer that is originated or
terminated in IP format, whether at the Company’s end, at the Carrier Customer’s
end, or at both ends. The PVU factor will be calculated as: PVU-Customer + PVUCompany × (1 – PVU-Customer).
4.
In the event that the Company cannot verify the Carrier Customer’s PVU-Customer
factor based upon the information provided by the Carrier Customer, the Company
will request additional information to support the PVU-Customer. The Carrier
Customer shall supply reasonably requested additional information and other
information used to determine the PVU-Customer factor. If after review of the
additional information, the Carrier Customer and the Company establish a revised
and mutually agreed upon PVU-Customer, the Company will begin using the new
factor with the next bill period.
(N)
(C) PVU Factor Updates: The Carrier Customer may update the PVU-Customer factor or the
Company may update the PVU-Company factor quarterly using the method set forth in
Section III.a., above. If the Carrier Customer chooses to submit such updates, it shall
forward to the Company, no later than 15 days after the first day of January and/or July of
each year a revised PVU-Customer factor and supporting documentation. Once verified
by the Company the revised PVU-Customer factor will apply prospectively and serve as
the basis for billing until superseded by a new verified factor.
(D) PVU Factor Verification
1.
Not more than twice in any year, the Company may request from the Carrier
Customer an overview of the process used to determine the PVU factor(s), the call
detail records, description of the method for determining how the Carrier Customer’s
end-users originate and terminate calls in IP format, and other information used to
determine the Carrier Customer’s PVU factor(s) furnished to the Company in order
to validate the PVU factor(s) supplied./ The Carrier Customer shall comply with
each such Company request, and shall reasonably supply the requested data and
information within 15 days of the Company’s request.
2.
The Company may dispute the Carrier Customer’s PVU factor(s) based upon:
a) A review of the requested data and information provided by the Carrier
Customer;
b) The Company’s reasonable review of other market information,
FCC reports on VoIP lines, such as FCC Form 477, or state level results
based on the FCC’s Local Competition Report, or other relevant data;
c) A change in a reported PVU factor by more than five percentage points
from the preceding quarter.
3.
If, after review of the data and information, the Carrier Customer and the Company
establish revised a PVU factor(s), the Company will begin using the revised PUV
factor(s) in the next billing cycle.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: July 16, 2014
Effective: July 31, 2014
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
18110 SE 34th St., Building One, Suite 100
Vancouver, WA 98683
(N)
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 26
ACCESS SERVICE
2.
REGULATIONS (Cont'd)
2.4
Customer Equipment and Channels
2.4.1
In General
A Customer may transmit or receive information or signals via the facilities of the
Company.
2.4.2
2.5
Interconnection of Facilities
2.4.2.A
Any special interface equipment necessary to achieve compatibility
between the facilities and equipment of the Company used for furnishing
Access Services and the Channels, facilities, or equipment of others shall be
provided at the Customer’s expense.
2.4.2.B
Access Services may be connected to the services or facilities of other
communications carriers only when authorized by, and in accordance with,
the terms and conditions of the tariffs of the other communications carriers
which are applicable to such connections.
Payment Arrangements
2.5.1
Payment for Service
The Customer is responsible for payment of all charges for services and facilities
furnished by the Company to the Customer or its Joint or Authorized Users.
2.5.1.A
Taxes
The Customer is responsible for the payment of any sales, use, gross
receipts, excise, access or other local, state and federal taxes, charges or
surcharges (however designated) excluding taxes on the Company's net
income imposed on or based upon the provision, sale or use of Access
Services. All such taxes shall be separately designated on the Company's
invoices. Any taxes imposed by a local jurisdiction (e.g. county and
municipal taxes) will only be recovered from those Customers located in
the affected jurisdictions. If an entity other than the Company (e.g. another
carrier or a supplier) imposes charges on the Company, in addition to its
own internal costs, in connection with a service for which the Company’s
Non-Recurring Charge is specified, those charges will be passed on to the
Customer. It shall be the responsibility of the Customer to pay any such
taxes that subsequently become applicable retroactively.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
1st Revised Page 27
Cancels Original Page 27
ACCESS SERVICE
2.
REGULATIONS (Cont'd)
2.5
Payment Arrangements (Cont'd)
2.5.1.B
2.5.2
A surcharge is imposed on all charges for service originating at addresses in
states which levy, or assert a claim of right to levy, a gross receipts tax on
the Company’s operations in any such state, or a tax on interstate access
charges incurred by the Company for originating access to telephone
exchanges in that state. This surcharge is based on the particular state’s
receipts tax and other state taxes imposed directly or indirectly upon the
Company by virtue of, and measured by, the gross receipts or revenues of
the Company in that state and/or payment of interstate access charges in
that state. The surcharge will be shown as a separate line item on the
Customer’s monthly invoice.
Billing and Collection of Charges
Unless otherwise specified herein, bills are due and payable upon receipt.
The Company shall bill on a current basis all charges incurred by, and credits due to, the
Customer under this tariff attributable to services established, provided, or discontinued
during the preceding billing period.
2.5.2.A
Non-Recurring Charges are due and payable within 30 days after the
invoice date. The Company shall present invoice for Non-Recurring
Charges monthly to the Customer.
2.5.2.B
The Company shall present invoice for non-usage sensitive Recurring
Charges monthly to the Customer, in advance of the month in which service
is to be provided, and invoices for usage sensitive charges monthly to the
Customer subsequent to the usage. Recurring and usage sensitive charges
shall be due and payable within 30 days after the invoice date.
2.5.2.C
With the exception of the Presubscribed Interexchange Carrier Charge
(PICC), Interstate Access Charge (IAC), Local Number Portability
surcharge and DSL services, whenever service does not begin on the first
day of the month, or end on the last day of the month, the charge for the
fraction of the month in which service was furnished will be calculated on a
pro-rata basis, based on the actual calendar month.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: January 30, 2004
Effective: February 2, 2004
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(C)
(C)
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 28
ACCESS SERVICE
2.
REGULATIONS (Cont'd)
2.5
Payment Arrangements (Cont'd)
2.5.2.D
Billing of the Customer by the Company will begin on the Service
Commencement Date. Billing accrues through and includes the day that the
service, circuit, arrangement or component is discontinued.
2.5.2.E
Amounts not paid within 30 days after the date of invoice will be
considered past due. If the Company becomes concerned at any time about
the ability of a Customer to pay its bills, the Company may require that the
Customer pay its bills within a specified number of days and make such
payments in cash or the equivalent of cash.
If a service is disconnected by the Company in accordance with section
2.5.5 following and later restored, restoration of service will be subject to
all applicable installation charges.
2.5.2.F
The Customer shall notify the Company of any disputed items on an
invoice within 90 days of receipt of the invoice. If the Customer and the
Company are unable to resolve the dispute to their mutual satisfaction, the
Customer may file a complaint with the Federal Communications
Commission in accordance with the Agency’s rules of procedures.
2.5.2.G
Ordering, Rating and Billing of Access Services Where More Than One
Exchange Carrier is Involved
Both Multiple bill and Single bill billing options are supported under this
tariff. Under a Meet Point Billing arrangement, the Company will only bill
for charges for traffic carried between the Company Local Switching
Center and the end user.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 29
ACCESS SERVICE
2.
REGULATIONS (Cont'd)
2.5
Payment Arrangements (Cont'd)
2.5.2.G
Ordering, Rating and Billing of Access Services Where More Than One
Exchange Carrier is Involved (Cont'd)
The billing arrangements are subject to the provisions of the Multiple
Exchange Carrier Access billing Guidelines (MECAB) and the Multiple
Exchange Carrier Ordering and Design Guidelines (MECOD), except that
the Company will not bill for local transport as described in MECAB. The
Company will bill the Tandem Connect rate elements as specified in this
Tariff.
The Company must notify the Customer of: 1) the meet point option that
will be used; 2) the Carrier(s) that will render the bill(s); 3) the Carrier(s) to
whom payment should be remitted; and 4) the Carrier(s) that will provide
the bill inquiry function. The Company shall provide such notification at
the time orders are placed for Access Service. Additionally, the Company
shall provide this notice in writing 30 days in advance of any changes in the
arrangement.
The Company will handle the ordering, rating and billing of Access Service
under this tariff where more than one Exchange Carrier is involved in the
provision of Access Services, as follows:
2.5.2.G.(1) The Company must receive an order for Feature Group D
(FGD) Switched Access Service, as defined herein, ordered to
the Company’s Local Switching Center through a switch
operated by another Exchange Carrier.
2.5.2.G.(2) In addition, for FGD Switched Access Service ordered to the
Company’s Local Switching Center through a switch operated
by another Exchange Carrier with whom the Company has an
agreement, the Customer may be required to submit an order
as specified by the Exchange carrier which operates the
switch.
2.5.2.G.(3) Separate bills will be rendered by the Exchange Carrier for
FGD access service, if the multiple bill option is selected.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 30
ACCESS SERVICE
2.
REGULATIONS (Cont'd)
2.5
Payment Arrangements (Cont'd)
2.5.2.G
Ordering, Rating and Billing of Access Services Where More Than One
Exchange Carrier is Involved (Cont'd)
2.5.2.G.(4) Rating and Billing of Service: Each company will provide its
portion of access service based on the regulations, rates and
charges contained in its respective Access Service tariff,
subject to the following rules, as appropriate:
2.5.2.G.(4).(a)
The application of non-distance sensitive rate
elements varies according to the rate structure and
the location of the facilities involved:
2.5.2.G.(4).(a).(i)
2.5.3
when rates and charges are listed on a per
minute basis, the Company’s rates and
charges will apply to traffic originating from
the Customer’s premises and terminating at
the end user’s premises, and vice versa.
Deposits
2.5.3.A
Before the service or facility is furnished to a Customer whose credit has
not been duly established, the Company may require a Customer to make a
deposit to be held as a guarantee for the payment of charges. A deposit
does not relieve the Customer of the responsibility for the prompt payment
of bills on presentation. The deposit will not exceed an amount equal to:
2.5.3.A.(1) an amount in excess of two twelfths of the estimated charge
for the service for the ensuing twelve months; or
2.5.3.A.(2) one half of the estimated charge for the minimum payment for
a service or facility which has a minimum payment period of
more than one month; except that the deposit may include an
additional amount in the event that a termination charge is
applicable. In addition, the Company shall be entitled to
require such an applicant or Customer to pay all its bills
within a specified period of time, and to make such payments
in cash or the equivalent of cash. At the Company’s option,
such deposit may be refunded to the Customer’s account at
any time. Also, the Company reserves the right to cease
accepting and processing Service Orders after it has requested
a security deposit and prior to the Customer’s compliance with
this request.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 31
ACCESS SERVICE
2.
REGULATIONS (Cont'd)
2.5
Payment Arrangements (Cont'd)
2.5.4
2.5.3.B
A deposit may be required in addition to an advance payment.
2.5.3.C
The charges set forth in this tariff for channel terminations contemplate
installations made in normal locations and under normal working
conditions. Any installations to be made under other circumstances are
subject to additional charges.
2.5.3.D
When a service or facility is discontinued, the amount of a deposit, if any,
will be applied to the Customer’s account and any credit balance remaining
will be refunded. Before the service or facility is discontinued, the
Company may, at its option return the deposit or credit the Customer’s
account.
Refusal and Discontinuance of Service
2.5.4.A
Upon nonpayment of any amounts owing to the Company, the Company
may, by giving requisite prior written notice to the Customer discontinue or
suspend service without incurring any liability.
2.5.4.B
Upon violation of any of the other material terms or conditions for
furnishing service the Company may, by giving 30 days prior notice in
writing to the Customer, discontinue or suspend service without incurring
any liability if such violation continues during that period.
2.5.4.C
Upon condemnation of any material portion of the facilities used by the
Company to provide service to a Customer or if a casualty renders all or
any material portion of such facilities inoperable beyond feasible repair, the
Company, by notice to the Customer, may discontinue or suspend service
without incurring any liability.
2.5.4.D
Upon the Customer’s insolvency, assignment for the benefit of creditors,
filing for bankruptcy or reorganization, or failing to discharge an
involuntary petition within the time permitted by law, the Company may
immediately discontinue or suspend service without incurring any liability.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 32
ACCESS SERVICE
2.
REGULATIONS (Cont'd)
2.5
Payment Arrangements (Cont'd)
2.5.4.E
Upon any governmental prohibition, or required alteration of the services to
be provided or any violation of an applicable law or regulation, the
Company may immediately discontinue service without incurring any
liability.
2.5.4.F
Upon the Company’s discontinuance of service to the Customer under
Section 2.5.4.A or 2.5.4.B above, the Company, in addition to all other
remedies that may be available to the Company at law or in equity or under
any other provision of this tariff, may declare all future monthly and other
charges which would have been payable by the Customer during the
remainder of the term for which such services would have otherwise been
provided to the Customer to be immediately due and payable.
2.5.4.G
When Access Service is provided by more than one Company, the
companies involved in providing the joint service may individually or
collectively deny service to a Customer for nonpayment. Where the
Company(s) affected by the nonpayment is incapable of effecting
discontinuance of service without cooperation from the other joint
providers of Switched Access Service, such other Company(s) will, if
technically feasible, assist in denying the joint service to the Customer.
Service denial for such joint service will only include calls originating or
terminating within, or transiting, the operating territory of the Company
initiating the service denial for nonpayment. When more than one of the
joint providers must deny service to effectuate termination for nonpayment,
in cases where a conflict exists in the applicable tariff provisions, the tariff
regulations of the Company whose Local Switching Center serves the
Customer shall apply for joint service discontinuance.
2.5.4.H
The Company may discontinue the furnishings of any and/or all service(s)
to a Customer, without incurring any liability:
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 33
ACCESS SERVICE
2.
REGULATIONS (Cont'd)
2.5
Payment Arrangements (Cont'd)
2.5.4.H.(1) Immediately and without notice if the Company deems that
such action is necessary to prevent or protect against fraud or
to otherwise protect its personnel, agents, facilities or services.
The Company may discontinue service pursuant to this
subsection 2.5.4.H.(1) (a-f) if:
2.5.4.H.(1).(a)
The Customer refuses to furnish information to the
Company regarding the Customer’s creditworthiness, its past or current use of Common Carrier
communications service or its planned use of
service(s); or
2.5.4.H.(1).(b)
The Customer provides false information to the
Company regarding the Customer’s identity, address,
credit-worthiness, past or current use of Common
Carrier communications services, or its planned use
of the Company’s service(s); or
2.5.4.H.(1).(c)
The Customer states that it will not comply with a
request of the Company for security for the payment
for service(s) in accordance with Section 2.5.4.A
above; or
2.5.4.H.(1).(d)
The Customer has been given written notice by the
Company of any past due amount (which remains
unpaid in whole or in part) for any of the Company’s
other Common Carrier communications services to
which the Customer either subscribes or had
subscribed or used; or
2.5.4.H.(1).(e)
The Customer uses service to transmit a message,
locate a person or otherwise give or obtain
information without payment for the service; or
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 34
ACCESS SERVICE
2.
REGULATIONS (Cont'd)
2.5
Payment Arrangements (Cont'd)
2.5.4.H.(1).(f)
The Customer uses, or attempts to use, service with
the intent to void the payment, either in whole or in
part, of the tariffed charges for the service by:
2.5.4.H.(1).(f).(i)
Using or attempting to use service by
rearranging, tampering with, or making
connections to the Company’s service not
authorized by this tariff; or
2.5.4.H.(1).(f).(ii)
Using tricks, schemes, fake or invalid
numbers, false credit devices, electronic
devices; or
2.5.4.H.(1).(f).(iii)
Any other fraudulent means or devices; or
2.5.4.H.(2) Immediately upon written notice to the Customer of any sum
thirty (30) days past due;
2.5.4.H.(3) Immediately upon written notice to the Customer, after failure
of the Customer to comply with a request made by the
Company for security for the payment of service in
accordance with Section 2.5.4.A, above; or
2.5.4.H.(4) Seven (7) days after sending the Customer written notice of
noncompliance with any provision of this tariff if the
noncompliance is not corrected within that seven (7) day
period. The discontinuance of service(s) by the Company
pursuant to this Section does not relieve the Customer of any
obligation to pay the Company for charges due and owing for
service(s) furnished up to the time of discontinuance.
2.5.4.I
In the event the Company incurs fees or expenses, including attorney’s fees,
in collecting, or attempting to collect, any charges owed the Company, the
Customer will be liable to the Company for the payment of all such fees
and expenses reasonably incurred.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 35
ACCESS SERVICE
2.
REGULATIONS (Cont'd)
2.5
Payment Arrangements (Cont'd)
2.5.5
2.5.6
Cancellation of Application for Service
2.5.5.A
Applications for service are noncancellable unless the Company otherwise
agrees. Where the Company permits the Customer to cancel an application
for service prior to the start of service or prior to any special construction,
no charges will be imposed except as may be specified in this Section and
Section 3.2.3.
2.5.5.B
Where, prior to cancellation by the Customer, the Company incurs any
expenses in installing the service or in preparing to install the service that it
otherwise would not have incurred, a charge equal to the costs the
Company incurred, less net salvage, shall apply, but in no case shall this
charge exceed the sum of the charge for the minimum period of services
ordered, including installation charges, and all charges others levy against
the Company that would have been chargeable to the Customer had service
begun.
Late Payment Charge
2.5.6.A Payment will be due as specified on the Customer bill. Commencing after that due
date, a late charge of up to the highest interest rate allowable by law will be applied
to all amounts past due.
2.5.6.B Collection procedures and the requirement for a deposit are unaffected by the
application of a late payment charge. The late payment charge does not apply to
unpaid balances associated with disputed amounts. Undisputed amounts on the
same bill are subject to the late payment charge if unpaid and carried forward to the
next bill.
2.5.6.C Service may be denied or discontinued at the Company's discretion for nonpayment
of amounts due the Company past the due date as specified in 2.5.6.A. Restoration
of Service will be subject to all applicable installation charges.
2.5.7
Returned Check Charge
In cases where the Company issues direct bills to Customers, and payment by check is
returned for insufficient funds, or is otherwise not processed for payment, there will be a
charge as set forth herein. Such charge will be applicable on each occasion when a check
is returned or not processed.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 36
ACCESS SERVICE
2.
REGULATIONS (Cont'd)
2.6
Allowances for Interruptions in Service
Interruptions in service which are not due to the negligence of or noncompliance with the
provisions of this tariff by the Customer or the operation or malfunction of the facilities, power, or
equipment provided by the Customer, will be credited to the Customer as set forth in 2.6.1 for the
part of the service that the interruption affects.
2.6.1
Credit for Interruptions
2.6.1.A
A credit allowance will be made when an interruption occurs because of a
failure of any component furnished by the Company under this tariff. An
interruption period begins when the Customer reports a service, facility or
circuit, to be interrupted and releases it for testing and repair. An
interruption period ends when the service, facility, or circuit is operative. If
the Customer reports a service, facility, or circuit to be inoperative but
declines to release it for testing and repair, it is considered to be impaired,
but not interrupted.
2.6.1.B
For Switched Access Service, no credit will be allowed for an interruption
of less than 24 hours. After the first 24 hour period, a credit equal to 1/30
of the Direct Connect facilities charges will be applied to each interruption
which is in excess of twelve hours and up to 24 hours.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 37
ACCESS SERVICE
2.
REGULATIONS (Cont'd)
2.6.2
Limitations on Allowances
No credit allowance will be made for:
2.6.2.A
interruptions due to the negligence of, or noncompliance with the provision
of this tariff by, the Customer, Authorized User, Joint-User, or other
Common Carrier providing service connected to the service of Company;
2.6.2.B
interruptions due to the negligence of any person other than the Company,
including but not limited to, the Customer or other Common Carriers
connected to the Company’s facilities;
2.6.2.C
interruptions due to the failure or malfunction of non-Company equipment;
2.6.2.D
interruptions of service during any period in which the Company is not
given full and free access to its facilities and equipment for the purpose of
investigating and correcting interruptions;
2.6.2.E
interruptions of service during a period when the Customer has released
service to the Company for maintenance purposes or for implementation of
a Customer order for a change in service arrangements;
2.6.2.F
interruptions of service during any period when the Customer has released
service to the Company for maintenance purposes or for implementation of
a Customer order for a change in service arrangements;
2.6.2.G
interruption of service due to circumstances or causes beyond the control of
the Company.
2.6.2.H
Use of Alternative Service Provided by the Company: Should the
Customer elect to use an alternative service provided by the Company
during the period that a service is interrupted, the Customer must pay the
tariffed rates and charges for the alternative service used.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 38
ACCESS SERVICE
2.
REGULATIONS (Cont'd)
2.6
Allowances for Interruptions in Service (Cont'd)
2.6.3
Cancellation for Service Interruption
Cancellation or termination for service interruption is permitted only if any circuit
experiences a single continuous outage of eight (8) hours or more or cumulative service
credits equaling 16 hours in a continuous 12-month period. The right to cancel service
under this provision applies only to the single circuit which has been subject to the
outage or cumulative service credits.
2.7
Cancellation of Service
2.7.1
2.8
If a Customer cancels services before the completion of the term for any reason
whatsoever other than a service interruption (as defined in Section 2.6.1 above), the
Customer agrees to pay to the Company the following sums which shall become due and
owing as of the effective date of the cancellation or termination and shall be payable
within the period set forth in Section 2.5.2: all costs, fees and expenses reasonably
incurred in connection with 1) all Non-Recurring Charges reasonably expended by the
Company to establish service to Customer, plus 2) any disconnection, early cancellation
or termination charges reasonably incurred and paid to third parties by Company on
behalf of Customer, plus 3) all Recurring Charges specified in the applicable tariff for the
balance of the then current term.
Transfers and Assignments
Neither the Company nor the Customer may assign or transfer its rights or duties in connection
with the services and facilities provided by the Company without the written consent of the other
party, except that the Company may assign its rights and duties (a) to any subsidiary, parent
Company or affiliate of the Company (b) pursuant to any sale or transfer of substantially all the
assets of the Company; or pursuant to any financing, merger or reorganization of the Company.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 39
ACCESS SERVICE
2.
REGULATIONS (Cont'd)
2.9
Notices and Communications
2.9.1
The Customer shall designate on the Service Order an address to which the Company
shall mail or deliver all notices and other communications, except that the Customer may
also designate a separate address to which the Company’s bills for service shall be
mailed.
2.9.2
The Company shall designate on the Service Order an address to which the Customer
shall mail or deliver all notices and other communications, except that the Company may
designate a separate address, on each bill for service, to which the Customer shall mail
payment on that bill.
2.9.3
All notices or other communications required to be given pursuant to this tariff shall be
in writing. Notices and other communications of either party, and all bills mailed by the
Company, shall be presumed to have been delivered to the other party on the third
business day following deposit of the notice, communication, or bill with the U.S. Mail
or a private delivery service, prepaid and properly addressed, or when actually received
or refused by the addressee, whichever occurs first.
2.9.4
The Company or the Customer shall advise the other party of any changes to the
addresses designated for notices, other communications or billing, by following the
procedures for giving notice set forth herein.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 40
ACCESS SERVICE
3.
ORDERING OPTIONS FOR SWITCHED AND SPECIAL ACCESS SERVICE
3.1
General: This section sets forth the regulations and order related charges for Access Service
Requests (ASR) for Switched Access Service, as defined in this tariff. These charges are in
addition to other applicable charges set forth in other sections of this tariff.
3.1.1
Ordering Conditions: All services offered under this tariff will be ordered using an ASR.
The format and terms of the ASR will be as specified in the industry Access Service
Order Guidelines, unless otherwise specified herein. A Customer may order any number
of services of the same type and between the same premises on a single ASR. All details
for services for a particular order must be identical.
The Customer shall provide all information necessary for the Company to provide and
bill for the requested service. When placing an order for Access Service, the Customer
shall provide the following minimum information:
3.1.1.A
Customer name and Premise(s) address;
3.1.1.B
Billing name and address (when different from Customer name and
address); and
3.1.1.C
Customer contact name(s) and telephone number(s) for the following
provisioning activities: order negotiation, order confirmation, interactive
design, installation and billing.
The order date (Application Date) is the date on which the Company
receives a firm commitment and sufficient information from the Customer
to allow processing of the ASR. The Customer is advised of the critical
events in the provisioning process, the Application Date, the Plant Test
Date and the Service Commencement Date, at the time the Company gives
the Customer a Firm Order Confirmation (FOC).
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
1st Revised Page 41
Cancels Original Page 41
ACCESS SERVICE
3.
ORDERING OPTIONS FOR SWITCHED AND SPECIAL ACCESS SERVICE (Cont'd)
3.1
General (Cont'd)
3.1.2
Provision of Other Services: Unless otherwise specified herein, all services offered
under this tariff shall be ordered with an ASR.
With the agreement of the Company, other services may subsequently be added to the
ASR at any time, up to and including the service date for the Access Service. When
added subsequently, charges for a Design Change as set forth in Section 12.3.5.C will
apply when an engineering review is required.
Additional Engineering is not an ordering option, but will be applied to an ASR when the
Company determines that Additional Engineering is necessary to accommodate a
Customer request. Additional Engineering will be provided by the Company at the
request of the Customer only when a Customer requests additional technical information
after the Company has already provided the technical information included on the Design
Layout Report as set forth herein. The Customer will be notified when Additional
Engineering is required, and will be furnished with a written statement setting forth the
justification for the Additional Engineering as well as an estimate of the charges. If the
Customer agrees to the Additional Engineer, a firm order will be established. If the
Customer does not want the service or facilities after being notified by the Company that
Additional Engineering is required, the Customer may cancel the order and no charges
will apply. Once a firm order has been established, the total charge to the Customer for
the Additional Engineer may not exceed the original estimated amount by more than ten
(10) percent.
3.2
Access Order
Access Order: An ASR is required by the Company to provide a Customer Switched Access
Service, as described herein. An ASR will be required for each new similar service arrangement
or group of common circuits.
When a Customer requests new or additional Switched Access Service, one or more ASR’s may
be required. The number of orders required is dependent on the type of services and/or facilities
being requested.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: July 25, 2000
Effective: July 26, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(T)
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 42
ACCESS SERVICE
3.
ORDERING OPTIONS FOR SWITCHED AND SPECIAL ACCESS SERVICE (Cont'd)
3.2
Access Order (Cont'd)
3.2.1
Access Service Date Intervals: Access Service is provided with one of the following
Service Date intervals:
-Standard Interval
-Negotiated Interval
The Company will provide a FOC and the Service Commencement Date contingent on
the ASR being complete as received. To the extent the Access Service can be made
available with reasonable effort, the Company will provide the Access Service in
accordance with the Customer’s requested interval, subject to the following conditions:
3.2.1.A
Standard Interval: The Standard Interval for Switched Service will be
published.
3.2.1.B
Negotiated Interval: The Company will negotiate a Service Date interval
with the Customer when:
3.2.1.B.(1)
The Customer requests a Service Date before or beyond the
applicable Standard Interval Service Date; or
3.2.1.B.(2)
There is no existing facility connecting the Customer premises
with the Company; or
3.2.1.B.(3)
The Customer requests a service that is not considered by the
Company to be a standard service offering (for example, if
Additional Engineering is required to complete the order); or
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 43
ACCESS SERVICE
3.
ORDERING OPTIONS FOR SWITCHED AND SPECIAL ACCESS SERVICE (Cont'd)
3.2
Access Order (Cont'd)
3.2.1.B.(4)
The Company determines that Access Service cannot be
installed within the Standard Interval.
The Company will offer a Service Date based on the type and
quantity of Access Service the Customer has requested. The
Negotiated Interval may not exceed, by more than six months,
the Standard Interval Service Date, or, when there is no
Standard Interval, the Company offered Service Date.
All services for which rates are applied on an Individual case
Basis are provided with a Negotiated Interval.
3.2.2
Access Service Request Modifications: The Customer may request a modification of its
ASR prior to the Service Commencement Date. All modifications must be in writing
using the industry ASR process. The Company, in its sole discretion, may accept a
verbal modification from the Customer. The Company will make every effort to
accommodate a request modification when it is able to do so with the normal work force
assigned to complete such an order within normal business hours. Charges for access
Service Order modification will apply as set forth below, on a per occurrence basis.
3.2.2.A
Service Commencement Date Charges: ASR service dates for the
installation of new services or rearrangement of existing services may be
changed, but the new service date may not exceed the original Service
Commencement Date by more than 30 calendar days. When, for any
reason, the Customer indicates that service cannot be accepted for a period
not to exceed 30 calendar days, and the Company accordingly delays the
start of service, a Service Date Change Charge will apply. In addition,
when the Customer submits a request for a Service Date Change that is less
than five (5) business days from the date of notification by the Customer, a
Service Date Change Charge and an Expedited Order Charge will apply.
No Expedited Order Charge will apply if the Customer requests a Service
Date Change that is more than five (5) business days from the date of
request by the Customer but earlier than the original requested Service
Commencement Date.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
1st Revised Page 44
Cancels Original Page 44
ACCESS SERVICE
3.
ORDERING OPTIONS FOR SWITCHED AND SPECIAL ACCESS SERVICE (Cont'd)
3.2
Access Order (Cont'd)
If the Customer requested service date is more than 30 calendar days after
the original service date, the order will be canceled by the Company on the
31st day. Appropriate cancellation charges will be applied. If the Customer
still requires the service, the Customer must place a new ASR with the
Company.
The Service Date Change Charge will apply on a per order, per occurrence
basis for each service date change. The applicable charges are set forth in
Section 12.3.5.B.
3.2.2.B
(T)
Design Change Charge: The Customer may request a Design Change to the
Service Ordered. A Design Change is any change to an ASR which
requires an Engineering Review. An Engineering Review is a review by
Company personnel of the Service Ordered and the requested changes to
determine what change(s) in the design, if any, are necessary to meet the
Customer’s request. Design Changes include such changes as the addition
or deletion of optional features or functions, a change in the type of
Transport Termination (Switched Access only) or type of Channel
interface. Any other changes are not considered Design Changes for the
purpose of this subsection and will require issuance of a new ASR and the
cancellation of the original ASR, the appropriate cancellation charges will
apply.
The Design Change Charge will apply on a per order, per occurrence basis,
for each order requiring a Design Change. The applicable charges, as set
forth in Section 12.3.5.C are in addition to any service Date Change
Charges that may apply.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: July 25, 2000
Effective: July 26, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(T)
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 45
ACCESS SERVICE
3.
ORDERING OPTIONS FOR SWITCHED AND SPECIAL ACCESS SERVICE (Cont'd)
3.2
Access Order (Cont'd)
3.2.2.C
Expedited Order Charge: When placing an Access Order for service(s) for
which a Standard Interval exists, a Customer may request a Service
Commencement Date that is earlier than the Standard Interval Service Date,
in which case an Expedited Order Charge will apply. The Expedited Order
Charge will not apply if the new Service Commencement Date is more than
five (5) days from the date of the request to the Company of the expedited
order request. The request for an earlier service date may be received from
the Customer prior to its issuance of an ASR, or after the ASR has been
issued but prior to the service date. The Company has the exclusive right to
accept or deny the Expedited Order Charge request. However, if, upon
reviewing availability of equipment and scheduled work load, the Company
agrees to provide service on an expedited basis and the Customer accepts
the Company’s proposal, an Expedited Order Charge will apply.
If the Company is subsequently unable to meet an agreed upon expedited
service date, then the Expedited Order Charge will not apply.
In the event the Company provides service on an expedited basis at the
Customer’s request, and the Customer delays service or is not ready for
delivery of service at the time of installation, a Service Date Change Charge
will apply in addition to the Expedited Order Charge.
In the event that the Customer cancels an expedite request, the Expedited
Order Charge will be added to any applicable Cancellation Charge specified
herein.
In the event that the Customer requests a Service Date Change after the
Company has received the original expedite request, the Expedited Order
Charge will still apply.
An Expedited Order Charge will not be applied to orders expedited for
Company reasons.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
1st Revised Page 46
Cancels Original Page 46
ACCESS SERVICE
3.
ORDERING OPTIONS FOR SWITCHED AND SPECIAL ACCESS SERVICE (Cont'd)
3.2
Access Order (Cont'd)
If costs other than additional administrative expenses are to be incurred
when the Access Order is expedited, the regulations and charges for Special
Construction as set forth in this tariff will apply.
The Expedited Order Charge will apply on a per order, per occurrence
basis, as specified in Section 12.3.5.E.
3.2.3
Cancellation of an Access Service Request: A Customer may cancel an ASR for the
installation of Switched Access Service at any time prior to notification by the Company
that service is available for the Customer’s use. The cancellation date is the date the
Company receives written or verbal notice from the Customer that the order is to be
canceled. The verbal notice must be followed by written confirmation within ten (10)
days. A Customer may negotiate an extension of a service date of an ASR for
installation of new service or rearrangement of existing service, in which case a Service
Date Change Charge will apply. However, the new service date cannot exceed the
originally established service date by more than 30 calendar days. On the 31st day
beyond the original service date, the ASR will be canceled and the appropriate
Cancellation Charge will be applied.
Except as - herein, Cancellation Charges will apply as specified in Section 12.3.5.F.
If the cancellation occurs prior to the Company’s receiving the ASR, no charges shall
apply.
If the Company misses a service date for a Standard or Negotiated Interval Access Order
by more than 30 days due to circumstances such as acts of God, governmental
requirements, work stoppages and civil commotion, the Company shall not be liable for
such delay and the Customer may cancel the ASR without incurring cancellation charges.
3.2.4
(T)
Minimum Period of Service: The minimum period for which Access Service is provided
and for which charges are applicable is one month.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: July 25, 2000
Effective: July 26, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(T)
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 47
ACCESS SERVICE
3.
ORDERING OPTIONS FOR SWITCHED AND SPECIAL ACCESS SERVICE (Cont'd)
3.2
Access Order (Cont'd)
3.2.4.A
The following changes will be treated as a discontinuance of the existing
service and a request for installation of a new service. All associated NonRecurring Charges will apply for the new service, and a new minimum
period will be established:
3.2.4.A.(1)
3.2.4.A.(2)
3.2.4.A.(3)
3.2.4.A.(4)
A change in the identity of the Customer of record;
A move by the Customer to a different building;
A change in type of service;
A change in Switched Access Service Interface (i.e. DS-1 or
DS-3);
3.2.4.A.(5) A change in Switched Access Service Traffic Type.
3.2.4.B
When Access Service is disconnected prior to the expiration of the
minimum period, charges are applicable for the balance of the minimum
period. The Minimum Period Charge for monthly billed services will be
determined as follows:
For Switched Access Service, the charge for a month or fraction thereof is
the applicable minimum monthly charge for the capacity made available to
the Customer.
All applicable Non-Recurring Charges for the service will be billed in
addition to the Minimum Period Charge.
When Access Service is disconnected prior to the expiration of the
minimum period, charges are applicable for the balance of the minimum
period. The Minimum Period Charge for monthly billed services will be
determined as follows:
For Switched Access Service, the charge for a month or fraction thereof is
the applicable minimum monthly charge for the capacity made available to
the Customer.
All applicable Non-Recurring Charges for the service will be billed in
addition to the Minimum Period Charge.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 48
ACCESS SERVICE
4.
SWITCHED ACCESS SERVICE
4.1
General
Switched Access Service, which is available to Customers for their use in furnishing their services
to end users, provides a two-point communications path between a Customer’s premises and an
end user’s premises. It provides for the use of common terminating, switching and transport
facilities. Switched Access Service provides the ability to originate calls from an end user’s
premises to a Customer’s premises, and to terminate calls from a Customer’s premises location to
an end user’s premises.
4.2
Provision and Description of Switched Access Service Arrangements
Switched Access Service is provided in the following service type:
4.2.1
Feature Group D (FGD) Access
FGD Access, which is available to all Customers, is provisioned at the DS-1 level and
provides trunk-side access to Company Local Switching center switches, with an
associated uniform 10XXX Access Code for the Customer’s use in originating and
terminating communications. Basic FGD service will be provided with SS7 (MultiFrequency In Band Signaling is also available as a Common Switching Option for
Feature Group D). End users of the Customer’s service may also originate calls to
certain FGD Access Customers without dialing the 10XXX Access Code if the end user
is presubscribed, as described herein.
The Access Code for FGD switching is a uniform Access Code of the form 10XXX. A
single Access Code will be the assigned number of all FGD access provided to the
Customer by the Company. No Access Code is required for calls to a Customer over
FGD Switched Access Service if the end user’s telephone exchange service is arranged
for Presubscription to that Customer, as set forth herein.
Where no Access Code is required, the number dialed by the Customer’s end user shall
be a seven or ten digit number for calls in the North America Numbering Plan (NANP),
except for 00-dialed calls which are routed to the predesignated Customer. For
international calls outside the NANP, a seven to twelve digit number may be dialed. The
form of the numbers dialed by the Customer’s end user is NXX-XXXX, 0 or 1 + NXXXXXX, NPA + NXX-XXXX, 0 or 1 + NPA + NXX-XYCXX, and, when the Local
Switching Center is equipped for International Direct Distance Dialing (IDDD), 01 + CC
+NN or 011 + CC + NN.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
2nd Revised Page 49
Cancels 1st Revised Page 49
ACCESS SERVICE
4.
SWITCHED ACCESS SERVICE (Cont'd)
4.2
Provision and Description of Switched Access Service Arrangements (Cont'd)
4.2.1
Feature Group D (FGD) Access (Cont’d)
When the 10XXX A-Code is used, FGD switching also provides for dialing the digit 0
(zero) for access to the Customer’s operator, 911 for access to the Company’s emergency
service or the end-of-dialing digit (#) for cut-through access to the Customer’s premises.
In addition, end users may originate calls by dialing the 950-XXXX Access Code
specified to a particular Interexchange Carrier, provided that the Interexchange Carrier
has subscribed to the Company’s Feature Group D with 950 Access (Feature Group B)
Common Switching Optional Feature. If the end user is presubscribed to that
Interexchange Carrier, no Access Code is necessary.
4.2.2
Manner of Revision
Trunks used for Switched Access Service may be configured for one-way (either
originating only or terminating only) or for two-way directionally. It is the Customer’s
responsibility to order a sufficient number of trunks of each type in order to meet its
desired grade of service objective. At the Customer’s request, the Company will assist
the Customer in sizing Switched Access Trunk groups.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: March 3, 2003
Effective: March 4, 2003
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(T)
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
3rd Revised Page 49.1
Cancels 2nd Revised Page 49.1
ACCESS SERVICE
4.
SWITCHED ACCESS SERVICE (Cont'd)
4.2
Provision and Description of Switched Access Service Arrangements (Cont'd)
4.2.3
Common Line Access Service
Common Line Access Service provides for the use of Company common lines by end
users and Interexchange Carriers who utilize local exchange service from the Company
under its local exchange tariffs and/or price lists in the provision and/or use of interstate
telecommunications service.
4.2.3.A
Interstate Access Charge (IAC)
When an end user obtains local exchange service from the Company, the
IAC per month rate is assessed to the end user of the associated local
exchange service. The IAC is assessed directly to the end user. IAC rates
are listed in the Company’s Domestic and International Price List which
can be found on the Company’s website at:
http://www.integratelecom.com/about/Public_Information_and_Policy/.
Rates are subject to change.
4.2.3.B
(C)
(C)
Presubscribed Interexchange Carrier Charge (PICC)
The PICC is assessed to the presubscribed carrier when an end user obtains
local exchange service from the Company and identifies an interexchange
carrier as the presubscribed carrier. If the end user chooses not to
presubscribe to an interexchange carrier, the PICC is assessed directly to
the end user.
(D)
(D)
4.2.3.C
PIC Change Charge
Customers may be subscribed to the carrier of their choice for both
interLATA and intraLATA service. The Customer will incur a charge as
provided in Section 12 of this tariff each time the Customer makes a change
of interLATA long distance carrier, not including the Customer’s initial
choice of carrier.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: January 27, 2010
Effective: February 1, 2010
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
6160 Golden Hills Drive
Golden Valley, MN 55416
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
2nd Revised Page 49.2
Cancels 1st Revised Page 49.2
ACCESS SERVICE
4.
SWITCHED ACCESS SERVICE (Cont'd)
4.2
Provision and Description of Switched Access Service Arrangements (Cont'd)
4.2.4
Rate Categories
4.2.4.A.
There are two (2) bundled rate categories for Switched Access Service.
Bundled Originating Access Charge, and
Bundled Terminating Access Charge.
4.2.4.B.
There are two (2) common line rate categories:
(Z)
Interstate Access Charge
Presubscribed Interexchange Carrier Charge
(D)
4.2.4.C.
Chargeable Optional Features
Following is a description of the rate categories for the facilities required to
provide Switched Access Services to the customer.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: January 27, 2010
Effective: February 1, 2010
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
6160 Golden Hills Drive
Golden Valley, MN 55416
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
1st Revised Page 50
Cancels Original Page 50
ACCESS SERVICE
4.
SWITCHED ACCESS SERVICE (Cont'd)
4.2
Provision and Description of Switched Access Service Arrangements (Cont'd)
4.2.4
Rate Categories (Cont’d)
(T)
4.2.4.C Chargeable Optional Features (Cont’d)
(Z)
Where facilities permit, the Company will, at the option of the customer,
provide the following chargeable optional features.
4.2.4.C.(1)
800/888 Series Data Base Access Service
Series Data Base Access Service is provided to all customers in
conjunction with FGD switched access service. When a
1+800+NXX-XXXX call is originated by an end user, the
Company will utilize the Signaling System 7 (SS7) network to
query an 800/888 series data base to identify the customer to
whom the call will be delivered and provide vertical features based
on the dialed ten digits. The call will then be routed to the
identified customer over FGD switched access.
A Basic or Vertical Feature Query charge is assessed for each
query launched to the data base which identifies the customer to
whom the call will be delivered. The Basic Query provides the
identification of the customer to whom the call will be deliverd
and includes area of service routing which allows routing of
800/888 series type calls by companies to different interexchange
carriers based on the Local Access Transport Area (LATA) in
which the call originates. The Vertical Feature Query provides the
same customer identification as the basic query and vertical
features which may include: (1) call validation, (ensuring that
calls originate from subscribed service areas); (2) POTS
translation of 800/888 series numbers; (3) alternate POTS
translation (which allows subscribers to vary the routing of
800/888 series type calls based on factors such as time of day,
place or origination of the call, etc.); and (4) multiple carrier
routing [which allows subscribers to route to different carriers
based on factors similar to those in (3)].
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: March 3, 2003
Effective: March 4, 2003
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(Z)
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
2nd Revised Page 51
Cancels 1st Revised Page 51
ACCESS SERVICE
4.
SWITCHED ACCESS SERVICE (Cont'd)
4.2
Provision and Description of Switched Access Service Arrangements (Cont'd)
4.2.5
Descriptions and Application of Rate
4.2.5.A
4.2.5.B
(Z)
Recurring Rates
(Z)
4.2.5.A.(1) Usage Rates for Switched Access Service are rates that apply
on a per access minute or a per call basis. Access minute
charges and per call charges are accumulated over a monthly
period.
(Z)
4.2.5.A.(2) Flat Rates for Switched Access Service are rates that apply on
a per month per rate element basis.
(Z)
Nonrecurring Charges
(Z)
Nonrecurring charges are one-time charges that apply for a specific work
activity (i.e., installation or change to an existing service). The types of
nonrecurring charges that apply for Switched Access Service are:
installation of service and service rearrangements. These charges are in
addition to the Access Order Charge as specified in Section 12 following.
4.2.5.B.(1)
Installation of Service
A nonrecurring installation charge, as set forth in Section 12
following, will be applied at the service wire center for each
Entrance Facility installed.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: March 3, 2003
Effective: March 4, 2003
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(Z)
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
2nd Revised Page 52
Cancels 1st Revised Page 52
ACCESS SERVICE
4.
SWITCHED ACCESS SERVICE (Cont'd)
4.2
Provision and Description of Switched Access Service Arrangements (Cont'd)
4.2.5
Descriptions and Application of Rate, (Cont’d)
(T)
4.2.5.B
Nonrecurring Charges, (Cont’d)
(T)
4.2.5.B.(2)
(Z)
Service Rearrangements
All changes to existing services other than changes involving
administrative will be treated as a discontinuance of the
existing service and an installation of a new service. The
nonrecurring charge described in (1) preceding will apply for
this work activity.
For conversion of FGD trunks from multifrequency address
signaling to SS7 signaling or from SS7 signaling to
multifrequency address signaling, nonrecurring charges will
apply as set forth in Section 12.
4.2.6
Billing Validation Service
The Company shall arrange to have its billing validation data stored in one of the existing
Line Information Database (LIDB). It will be the responsibility of the Customer to
identify this database through established industry procedures and to query the billing
validation data in the LIDB. Based on the received query information, the LIDB will
respond with an SS7 formatted confirmation of validity or denial for the requested billing
option. Access in LIDB provides Customer with potential toll fraud detection.
The LIDB will contain a record for every working line number and Billed Number
Group served by the Company.
The Company will update the LIDB information on a daily basis.
LIDB service is provided on an on-line, call-by-call basis. Company data accessed from
the LIDB shall remain the sole property of the Company and may not be stored or
reproduced by the Customer for any reason.
The Company will have procedures in place to deactivate billing validation data in the
event that it is being used fraudulently.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: March 3, 2003
Effective: March 4. 2003
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(Z)
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
1st Revised Page 53
Cancels Original Page 53
ACCESS SERVICE
4.
SWITCHED ACCESS SERVICE (Cont'd)
4.2
Provision and Description of Switched Access Service Arrangements (Cont'd)
4.2.7
Acceptance Testing
(Z)
At no additional charge, the Company will, at the Customer’s request, cooperatively test,
at the time of the installation, the following parameters: loss, C-notched noise, Cmessage noise, 3-tone slope, DC continuity and operational signaling.
4.2.8
Ordering Options and Conditions
(Z)
Access Service is ordered under the Access Order provisions set forth in Section 3.2.
4.2.9
Competitive Pricing Arrangements
Competitive pricing arrangements for Local Transport-Entrance Facilities and Local
Transport-Direct Trunked Transport can be furnished to meet the communication needs
of specific customers on a case-by-case basis under individual contract.
4.3
Obligations of the Company
In addition to the obligations of the Company set forth in other sections of this tariff, the
Company has certain other obligations concerning the provision of Switched Access service.
These obligations are as follows:
4.3.1
Network Management
The Company will administer its network to ensure the provision of acceptable service
levels to all telecommunications users of the Company’s network Services. Generally,
service levels are considered acceptable only when both end users and Customers are
able to establish connections with little or no delay encountered within the Company
network. The Company reserves the right to apply protective controls, (i.e., those
actions, such as call gapping, which selectively cancel the completion of traffic), over
any traffic carried over its network, including that associated with a Customer’s Switched
Access Service. Generally such protective measures would only be taken as a result of
occurrences such as failure or overload of Company or Customer facilities, natural
disasters, mass calling or national security demands. The Customer will notify the
Company of anticipated peaked services as stated below. Based on the information
provided, the Company will work cooperatively with the Customer to determine the
appropriate level of control. In the event that the protective controls applied by the
Company result in the complete loss of service by the Customer, the Customer will be
granted a credit allowance for service interruption as set forth in 2.6.
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Issued: March 3, 2003
Effective: March 4, 2003
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(Z)
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
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4.3
Obligations of the Company (Cont'd)
4.3.1
Network Management, (Cont’d)
(T)
When a Customer uses the Company’s facilities to offer services for which a substantial
call volume or peaked service is expected during a short period of time, the Customer
must notify the Company at least 24 hours in advance of each peak period. For events
scheduled during weekends or holidays, the Company must be notified no later than 5:00
p.m. local time the prior business day. Notification should include the nature, time,
duration, and frequency of the event, an estimated call volume, and the NPA NXX and
line number(s) to be used. On the basis of the information provided, the Company may
invoke network management controls if required to reduce the probability of excessive
network congestion. The Company will work cooperatively with the Customer to
determine the appropriate level of such control. Failure to provide prescribed
notification may result in Customer caused network congestion, which could result in
discontinuance of service under Section 2.
4.4
Switched Access Optional Features
Following are descriptions of the various optional features that are available in lieu of, or in
addition to, the standard features provided with the Feature Groups for Switched Access Service.
(D)
(D)
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Issued: March 3, 2003
Effective: March 4, 2003
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
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ACCESS SERVICE
4.
SWITCHED ACCESS SERVICE (Cont'd)
4.4
Switched Access Optional Features (Cont'd)
4.4.2
Feature Group D Optional Features
4.4.2.A Common Switching Optional Features
4.4.2.A.(1) Alternate Traffic Routing
This option provides the capability of directing originating traffic
from a Local Switching Center to a direct access Trunk group,
with additional traffic overflowing to the access Tandem Trunk
group and then to a Customer designated premises. Multiple
Customer premises Alternate Routing is also available where
originating traffic from a Local Switching Center is directed via a
Trunk group to a Customer designated premises until that group is
fully loaded, and then additional originating traffic from the same
Local Switching center or access tandem is delivered via a
different Trunk group to a second Customer designated Premise.
The Customer shall specify the last Trunk CCS desired for the
high use group.
4.4.2.A.(2) Automatic Number Identification (ANI)
This option provides the automatic in-band transmission signaling
of a seven or ten digit number and information digits to the
Customer’s premises for calls originating in the LATA for the
identification of the calling station. The ANI feature is a Local
Switching center software function which is associated on a callby-call basis with: 1) all individual transmission paths in a trunk
group routed directly between a Local Switching Center and a
Customer’s premises; or where technically feasible, 2) all
individual transmission paths in a Trunk group between and Local
Switching Center and an Access Tandem, and a Trunk group
between and Access Tandem and a Customer’s premises.
The ten-digit ANI telephone number is only available with Feature
Group D. The ten-digit ANI telephone number consists of the
Numbering Plan Area (NPA) plus the seven-digit ANI telephone
number. The ten-digit ANI telephone number will be transmitted
on all calls except those identified as multi-party line or ANI
failure in which case only the NPA will be transmitted.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
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ACCESS SERVICE
4.
SWITCHED ACCESS SERVICE (Cont'd)
4.4
Switched Access Optional Features (Cont'd)
4.4.2
Feature Group D Optional Features (Cont’d)
(T)
4.4.2.A Common Switching Optional Features (Cont’d)
(T)
4.4.2.A.(3) Cut-Through
This option allows end users of the Customer to reach the
Customer’s premises by using the end of dialing digit (#) at the
end of the dialing sequence. The Company will not record any
other dialed digits for these calls.
4.4.2.A.(4) Service Class Routing
This option provides the capability of directing originating traffic
from a Local Switching Center to a Trunk group to a Customer
designated premises, based on the line class of service and service
prefix indicator. A domestic Interexchange Carrier may not order
more than four different routes per Local Switching Center or
Access Tandem. An international Interexchange Carrier may
order up to four additional routes.
4.4.2.A.(5) Feature Group D with 950 Access (Feature Group B)
This option provides for the routing of originating calls, dialed
using a 950-10XX or 950-1XXX Access Code, to the FGD
Customer using FGD signaling protocols and technical
specification. The Customer is responsible for distinguishing
between standard FGD calls and 950-dialed calls delivered over
the same trunks.
4.4.2.A.(6) Basic Initial Address Message Delivery
This option permits the following optional SS7 signaling call setup
parameters: User Service Information, Called Party Number,
calling Party Number, Charge Number, Originating Line
Information, Transit Network Selection, Carrier Selection, Service
Code and Access Transport.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: March 3, 2003
Effective: March 4, 2003
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
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ACCESS SERVICE
4.
SWITCHED ACCESS SERVICE (Cont'd)
4.4
Switched Access Optional Features (Cont'd)
4.4.2
Feature Group D Optional Features (Cont’d)
(T)
4.4.2.A Common Switching Optional Features (Cont’d)
(T)
4.4.2.A.(7) Called Directory Number Delivery
This option provides the Customer with the telephone number to
which the call was directed. The seven or ten digit number is
provided as part of the in-band transmission with MF signaling.
The Called Directory Number Delivery feature is associated on a
call-by-call basis with all individual transmission paths in a Trunk
group routed from an Access Tandem or the originating Local
Switching Center. This option is available except when FGD is
provided with 950 access (Feature Group B) or Cut-Through
features.
4.4.2.A.(8) Flexible Automatic Number Identification Delivery
This feature is a network enhancement to ANI. The feature is
available on inbound signaling or in the Originating Line
Information Parameter in the Basic Initial Address Message
Delivery optional feature for SS7 signaling. Flexible ANI will
provide additional values for Information Indicator (II) digits that
are associated with various classes of service not associated with
the standard ANI digits. This feature may only be used in
conjunction with ANI. The following Information Indicator codes
are available: Confinement/Detention Facilities; Outward Wide
Area Telecommunications Service; Cellular Service; Private Pay
Station; and, Access for Private Virtual Networks.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: March 3, 2003
Effective: March 4, 2003
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
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ACCESS SERVICE
4.
SWITCHED ACCESS SERVICE (Cont'd)
4.5
Common Channel Signaling
4.5.1
General
The Company's Common Channel Signaling Network (CCSN) is a digital data network
carrying signaling information that interfaces with the Company's voice/data network for
services using the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) CCS7 signaling
protocol.
4.5.2
Common Channel Signaling Access Capability
Common Channel Signaling Access Capability (CCSAC) allows a customer to connect
with the Company’s SS7 network. CCSAC is used in conjunction with other SS7 based
features and services. CCSAC provides the means for transmitting SS7 out of band
signaling information via Switched Access CCS Links between the customer's Signaling
Point of Interface (SPOI) and the Company's Signal Transfer Point (STP). The STP
provides translations and routing functions for SS7 signaling messages received from the
Company’s network signaling points and the SS7 networks of other entities. There are
two types of signaling messages. ISDN User Part (ISUP) messages are used for call setup (establishing and closing transmission paths for voice and data calls over the public
switched network). Transaction Capabilities Application Part (TCAP) messages are used
to carry information between signaling points for call related database services. CCSAC
acts as a platform for the following applications.
4.5.2.A Call Set-Up
This application provides the customer the capability to send originating and
terminating call set-up signaling information, via ISUP messages, between the
customer’s designated premises, the Company’s STP and other entities in
association with message telecommunications service. Call Set-Up may be
associated with calls that utilize the Company’s switched access network or may
be associated with calls that do not utilize the Company’s switched access
network.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: March 3, 2003
Effective: March 4, 2003
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
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ACCESS SERVICE
4.
SWITCHED ACCESS SERVICE (Cont'd)
4.5
Common Channel Signaling (Cont’d)
4.5.3
Service Description
CCSAC is provided by a CCS Link. The CCS Link provides digital bi-directional
transmission and operates at a DSO-A level (i.e., 56 kbps of CCS7 signaling data and 8
kbps of control/supervisory data). Each DSO-A channel (link) occupies a single DSO
(i.e., 64 kbps) channel of a 24 channel DS1 digital transmission system. The DSO-A
channel (link) is multiplexed into a DS1 format for hand off at the customer's SPOI. One
STP Port is required for each 56 kbps signaling link utilized for CCSAC at the Company
STP. The customer's SPOI and the Company's STP wire center must be located within
the same LATA. The STP Port is the point of termination to the signal switching
capability of the STP and is dedicated to the customer. The CCS Link is transported via
an Entrance Facility and a Direct Link Transport (DLT) facility as described in 4.5.3.A
and 4.5.3.B, following, and is utilized exclusively for connecting the customer's CCS
network and the Company's CCSN for the transmission of network control signaling data
only.
4.5.3.A. Entrance Facility
The Entrance Facility provides the connection from the customer's SPOI to the
serving wire center (SWC) of the customer's SPOI on a dedicated DS1 facility
ordered as set forth in this section and is utilized exclusively for the
transmission of network control signaling data only.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: March 3, 2003
Effective: March 4, 2003
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
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ACCESS SERVICE
4.
SWITCHED ACCESS SERVICE (Cont'd)
4.5
Common Channel Signaling (Cont’d)
4.5.3
Service Description (Cont’d)
4.5.3.B. Direct Link Transport (DLT)
The DLT provides for the transmission facilities between the SWC of the
customer's SPOI and the Company's STP. The customer has the option of
ordering a DS1 DLT facility from this section, utilized exclusively for the
transmission of network control signaling data only, or a single DSO-A channel
(i.e., 64 kbps) of a 24 channel DS1 facility. The customer may utilize an
existing DS1 DLT facility previously ordered from this section for additional
CCS Links or order a new DS1 DLT or a DSO DLT facility. Company hubbing
arrangements can be utilized for CCSAC. In addition, the customer must order
the DS1 or DSO DLT from the Company Hub to the Company STP. When the
customer orders a DS1 DLT facility from the SWC of the customer's SPOI or a
Company Hub to a Company STP, it is dedicated to, and controlled by, the
customer. The customer must order a DS1 to DSO Multiplexer at the Company
STP for termination into the STP Port. Multiplexing rates are set forth in
12.8.5, following. When the customer orders a DSO DLT channel, the
Company will provide the multiplexing equipment at a location determined by
the Company as part of its overall network design at no additional charge.
When the customer chooses to order multiplexing equipment at a specific
location, the customer is assessed multiplexing rates as set forth in 12.8.5,
following. The facility used to transport the DSO channel(s) is controlled by the
Company and may contain other network control signaling channels as
determined by the Company.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: March 3, 2003
Effective: March 4, 2003
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
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ACCESS SERVICE
4.
SWITCHED ACCESS SERVICE (Cont'd)
4.5
Common Channel Signaling (Cont’d)
4.5.4
Rate Categories and Applications
There are four types of charges that may apply for the CCS Links and the associated
services. These are nonrecurring, monthly, message and query charges. CCSAC rates
and charges are set forth in 12.8, following. Switched Access rates, as set forth in 12.1,
are not applicable.
4.5.4.A. Nonrecurring Charges
4.5.4.A.(1) Installation Charges
Each CCS Link is assessed a nonrecurring installation charge
provided on a first and each additional link basis, per order. A
nonrecurring charge is also assessed for each DS1 Entrance
Facility provided.
4.5.4.A.(2) CCSAC Option Activation Charge
The CCSAC Option Activation charge is assessed for adding or
changing a point code in the signaling network for the specific
application being requested and if that application is considered to
be a basic or database application. When the customer initially
orders CCSAC Service and the associated application, the first
point code is provided at no charge. Each additional point code on
the same order is assessed the “Each Additional Point Code” rate.
When the customer has existing CCSAC link(s) and chooses to
change or add a point code in the STP, the first point code, is
assessed the “First Point Code Activation” charge and each
additional point code is assessed the “Each Additional Point Code”
charge, per access order, per translation basis (i.e., basic or
database). The activation charge for the CCSAC link(s) shall be
billed to the CCSAC customer.
4.5.4A.(3)
Service Rearrangements
Any change in CCSAC service, except a change in jurisdiction or
point code changes, shall be treated as a discontinuance of the
existing service and an installation of a new service.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: March 3, 2003
Effective: March 4, 2003
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
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ACCESS SERVICE
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SWITCHED ACCESS SERVICE (Cont'd)
4.5
Common Channel Signaling (Cont’d)
4.5.4
Rate Categories and Applications (Cont’d)
4.5.4.B Monthly Charges
The Entrance Facility monthly rate is assessed on a per DS1 facility provided
when the Entrance Facility is ordered from this section for CCSAC. For each
DLT facility provided, DSO or DS1, a fixed monthly rate per mile band, and a
monthly rate per mile is assessed. Mileage measurement is calculated on a
airline mile basis, using the V&H coordinates method, between the SWC of the
customer's SPOI and the Company's STP. When DLT facilities of different
capacities are connected by a multiplexer at a Company Hub, mileage is
measured separately from the SWC of the customer's premises to the Company
Hub, where multiplexing occurs, and then measured from the Company Hub to
the Company STP. An STP Port is provided for each CCS Link and each STP
Port is assessed a monthly rate. EF and DTT multiplexing equipment is
assessed a monthly rate per arrangement provided.
4.5.4.C. Message Charges
Message charges, as set forth in 12.8.7, following, are assessed based on the
type of message protocol, ISUP or TCAP. ISUP messages are associated with
call set-up, while TCAP messages are used to query call related data bases.
ISUP message charges are assessed per call set-up request and TCAP message
charges are assessed per data request. Message charges do not apply for TCAP
messages switched by the regional STPs to the Company provided 800 Data
Base, LIDB or LNP Data Base. Query charges are assessed in lieu of message
charges. Query charges for 800 Data Base are assessed as set forth in 12.3.4
following. When TCAP messages are destined for a foreign data base,
including a non-company provided LNP Data Base, message charges are
assessed in lieu of query charges. Message charges are assessed in the
following manner.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: June 1, 2005
Effective: June 2, 2005
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(Z)
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
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ACCESS SERVICE
4.
SWITCHED ACCESS SERVICE (Cont'd)
4.5
Common Channel Signaling (Cont’d)
4.5.4
Rate Categories and Applications (Cont’d)
4.5.4.C Message Charges (Cont’d)
4.5.4.C.(1)
Signal Formulation
An ISUP Signal Formulation charge is assessed, per call set-up
request, for formulating signaling messages in association with call
set-up.
4.5.4.C.(2)
Signal Transport
An ISUP Signal Transport charge is assessed, per call set-up
request, for signaling messages transported to or from the
Company STP in association with call set-up. A TCAP Signal
Transport charge is assessed per data request transported to or
from a Company STP and destined for a foreign data base.
4.5.4.C.(3)
Signal Switching
An ISUP Signal Switching charge is assessed per call set-up
request that is switched at the Company STP. A TCAP Signal
Switching charge is assessed for each data request that is switched
by the Company STP and destined for a foreign network or data
base.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: March 3, 2003
Effective: March 4, 2003
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
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SWITCHED ACCESS SERVICE (Cont'd)
4.5
Common Channel Signaling (Cont’d)
4.5.5
Ordering Requirements
When a customer orders CCSAC, the customer must specify the customer STP premises,
the number of CCS Links and the service (application) requiring CCSAC connectivity.
One STP Port is provided for each link ordered. In addition, the customer must specify,
at a minimum, information for the Entrance Facility and the DLT as described following.
The customer must have capacity available on an existing DS1 Entrance Facility (ordered
and provisioned from this section) between the customer's SPOI and the SWC of the
customer's SPOI with a compatible interface or request a DS1 Entrance Facility. If the
Entrance Facility is existing, the customer shall provide the Circuit Facility Assignment
(CFA) of the existing facilities that will be utilized. In addition the customer must
specify the type of DLT facility, DS1 or DSO, to be utilized or provided between the
SWC of the customer's SPOI and the Company's STP. The Company will allow
Company provided hubbing arrangements in association with CCSAC. The customer
may use a portion of a DS3 facility (i.e., DS1) for the CCS Link(s) from the SWC of the
customer's SPOI to the Company Hub and then order the DS1 or DSO DLT from the
Company Hub to the Company's STP. If the customer requests a DS1 DLT, multiplexing
equipment must be ordered at the Company's STP. When a customer orders CCSAC in
association with other services (e.g., Feature Group D with SS7 Out of Band Signaling
for call set up or LIDB) separate orders shall be issued.
4.5.6
Service Provisioning
CCSAC transmission specifications, diversity requirements, testing parameters and
design requirements for STP Links (i.e., CCS Signaling Links) are set forth in Technical
References GR-905-CORE, GR-954-CORE. CCSAC network interface specifications
between the Company STP location and the customer's STP location supporting
Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) signaling are described in Technical
Reference GR-905-CORE. CCSAC is provided from either the customer's Signaling
Point (SP) which requires a minimum of two STP Links and two STP Ports or from the
customer's Signaling Transfer Point (STP) which requires a minimum of four STP Links
and four STP Ports. A group of signaling links that connect the same two signaling
points is described as a link set. There are a maximum of 16 signaling links located
within one link set. The quantity of CCS Links required is based upon diversity
requirements. Diversity is provided as mutually agreed upon by the Company and the
customer based upon the availability of facilities from the customer's SPOI location to
the Company's STP.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: April 4, 2005
Effective: April 5, 2005
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(T)
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
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4.
SWITCHED ACCESS SERVICE (Cont'd)
4.5
Common Channel Signaling (Cont’d)
4.5.7
Performance Requirements
The Company supports the performance standards for CCSN as defined in Technical
Reference GR-905-CORE. The overall end-to-end CCSN network objective from any
SP to any other SP is less than ten minutes unavailable access per year based on design
and diversity requirements and the performance objective for any single SP, including a
Service Control Point (SCP), is less than three minutes unavailable access per year. The
combined link set from the SCP to the Signal Transfer Point (STP) has a performance
objective of less than two minutes unavailable access per year. The Company will
administer its CCSN network to ensure acceptable service provision levels. The
Company maintains the right to apply protective controls to its CCSN as a result of
occurrences such as failure or overload of CCSN facilities, natural disasters, mass calling
or national security demands. In the event that the protective controls applied by the
Company result in the complete loss of CCSAC service by the customer, the customer
will be entitled to a credit allowance for Switched Access service interruptions as set
forth in 2.6.1, preceding.
4.5.8
Testing Requirements
4.5.8.A. Acceptance Testing Requirements
At no additional charge, the Company will cooperatively test with the customer,
at the time of installation, network compatibility and other operational tests for
CCSAC as described in Technical References GR-905-CORE. When Clear
Channel Capability on FGD service is ordered as described in 6.3.1, preceding,
the Company will cooperatively test with the customer, at the time of
installation, CCSAC network compatibility and other operational tests for ISDN
interworking as described in Technical Reference GR-905-CORE at no
additional charge. Successful completion and acceptance of all testing
requirements must occur in order to receive CCSAC service.
4.5.8.B. Additional Cooperative Acceptance Testing Requirements
Additional Cooperative Acceptance tests for CCSAC are described in Technical
References GR-905-CORE.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: April 4, 2005
Effective: April 5, 2005
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(T)
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
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ACCESS SERVICE
4.
SWITCHED ACCESS SERVICE (Cont'd)
4.5
Common Channel Signaling (Cont’d)
4.5.9
CCSAC Service Applications
4.5.9.A Call Set-up
This application provides the customer the capability to send originating and
terminating call set-up signaling information, via ISUP messages, between the
customer’s designated premises, the Company’s STP and other entities in
association with message telecommunications service. Call Set-Up may be
associated with calls that utilize the Company’s switched access network or may
be associated with calls that do not utilize the Company’s switched access
network. If the message trunks are provided by the Company, the customer must
order the associated Feature Group D trunks with SS7 Out of Band Signaling.
Call Set-Up associated with calls that do not utilize the Company’s switched
access network is referred to as transient call set-up and the customer must have
message trunks with SS7 capabilities. CCSAC Service as set forth in this section
is required to provide both capabilities.
4.5.10
Local Number Portability Data Base Service
4.5.10.A. Testing Requirements
At no additional charge, the Company will cooperatively test with the customer,
at the time of installation, network compatibility and other operational tests for
those customers utilizing Company CCSAC Links to reach the Company’s LNP
database.
4.5.10.B. Performance Requirements
The Company will administer its network to ensure the provision of acceptable
service levels to all telecommunications users of the Company’s network
service. The Company maintains the right to invoke manual or automated
protective control intervention to its network on a competitively neutral basis.
These controls would generally be applied as a result of occurrences such as
failure or overload of Company facilities, customer facilities or other networks,
natural disasters, mass calling or national security.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: April 4, 2005
Effective: April 5, 2005
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(T)
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
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ACCESS SERVICE
4.
SWITCHED ACCESS SERVICE (Cont'd)
4.5
Common Channel Signaling (Cont’d)
4.5.10
Local Number Portability Data Base Service
4.5.10.C. Service Rearrangements
Any change in LNP CCSAC links shall be treated as a discontinuance of the
existing service and an installation of a new service except as set forth
following. When the customer has existing CCSAC links and chooses to add or
change a point code for the associated existing CCSAC link(s), a CCSAC
Option Activation charge applies to change the point code in the STP as set
forth in 12.8.6, preceding.
4.5.11
Application of Rates
4.5.11.A. There are three (3) rate categories of message charges:
Signal Formulation - per call set-up request charge;
Signal Transport - charge; and,
Signal Switching - per call set-up or per data request charge.
4.5.11B These charges will apply to all per call set-up and per data requests when
Customer usage exceeds 5,000,000 messages per month.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: March 3, 2003
Effective: March 4, 2003
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
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ACCESS SERVICE
5.
SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION
5.1
Special Construction
5.1.1
Basis for Rates and Charges
Rates and charges for special construction will be determined by the Company on an
Individual Case Basis and based, in part, on the costs incurred by the Company and may
include (1) non-recurring type charges, (2) recurring type charges, (3) termination
liabilities, or (4) combinations thereof.
5.1.2
Termination Liability
To the extent that there is no other requirement for use by the Company, a termination
liability may apply for facilities specially constructed at the request of the Customer.
5.2
5.1.2.A
The termination liability period is the initial service term with respect to
said specially constructed facilities.
5.1.2.B
The amount of maximum termination liability is equal to the rates and
charges established pursuant to 5.1.1 above:
5.1.2.C
The applicable termination liability charge is based on the normal method
for calculating the unpaid balance of a term obligation. The amount of such
charge is obtained by multiplying the sum of the amounts determined as set
forth in Section 5.1.2.B preceding by a factor related to the unexpired
period of liability and the discount rate for return and contingencies. This
product is adjusted to reflect applicable taxes.
Individual Case Basis Arrangement
When the Company furnishes a facility or service for which a rate or charge is not specified in the
Company’s tariffs, charges will be determined on an Individual Case Basis. Specialize rates or
charges will be made available to similarly situated Customers on a nondiscriminatory basis.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 59
ACCESS SERVICE
6.
BILLING NAME AND ADDRESS
Billing Name and Address (BNA) provides the billing name and address of an end-user who has an
Automatic Number Identification recorded by the Customer (interexchange carriers, operative service
providers, enhanced service providers and any other provider of interstate telecommunication services) for
telecommunications services rendered by the Customer to its end-user. The receipt of this information will
allow the Customer to provide its own billing to end-users who may have not have established a formal
relationship with the Customer.
BNA is provided for the sole purpose of permitting the Customer to bill its telephonic communications
services to its end-users and may not be resold or used for any other purpose, including marketing activity
such as market surveys or direct marketing by mail or by telephone. The Customer may not use BNA
information to bill for merchandise, gift certificates, catalogs or other services or products.
6.1
6.2
Undertaking of the Company
6.1.1
All requests for information will be by facsimile.
6.1.2
The Company will specify the format in which requests are to be submitted.
6.1.3
The BNA information will be provided for the calling number furnished to the extent a
billing name and address exists in the Company’s records. BNA information will not be
provided for those end-users who have requested that their BNA not be disclosed for
collect and bill to third party calls.
6.1.4
The Company will provide the most current BNA information resident in its data base.
Due to normal end-user account activity, there may be instances where the BNA
information provided is not the BNA that was applicable at the time the message
originated.
Obligations of the Customer
6.2.1
With each order for BNA Service, the Customer shall identify the authorized individual,
the address, and/or the facsimile to receive the BNA information.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 60
ACCESS SERVICE
6.
BILLING NAME AND ADDRESS (Cont'd)
6.2
6.3
Obligations of the Customer (Cont'd)
6.2.2
The Customer shall institute adequate internal procedures to insure that BNA
information, including that related to “confidential” non-published and non-listed
telephone numbers, is used only for the purpose set forth in this tariff and that BNA
information is available only to those Customer personnel or agents with a need to know
the information.
6.2.3
The Customer shall not publicize or represent to others that the Company jointly
participates with the Customer in the development of the Customer’s end-user records,
accounts, data bases or market data, records files and data bases or other systems it
assembles through the use of BNA Service.
Usage Rates
Billing Name and Address (BNA) Customers will be assessed a per record rate for each BNA
record requested. This rate is billed to the Customer on a monthly basis. The BNA per record
rate applies regardless of whether the requested telephone number is available in the Telephone
Company’s information database.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: February 18, 2000
Effective: February 19, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 60.1
ACCESS SERVICE
7.
SPECIAL ACCESS SERVICE
(N)
Special Access Service provides a transmission path to connect customer designated premises,
directly, or through a Telephone Company hub or hubs where bridging or multiplexing functions are
performed, or to connect a customer designated premises and a WATS Serving Office, or to connect a
customer designated premises to a Public Packet Data Network Service. Special Access Service
includes all exchange access not utilizing Telephone Company end office switches.
The connections provided by Special Access Service can be either analog or digital. Analog
connections are differentiated by spectrum and bandwidth. Digital connections are differentiated by
bit rate.
Rates and charges for Special Access Service are specified in Section 12 of this tariff.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: July 25, 2000
Effective: July 26, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(N)
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 60.2
ADVANCED TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES
8.
(N)
ESCHELON DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE (DSL) SERVICE
8.1
Definitions
ADSL - See Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line.
analog - A continuously varying signal or wave. As with all waves, analog waves are susceptible to interference,
which can change the character of the wave.
asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL) - A group of DSL technologies that reserve more bandwidth in one
direction than the other, which is advantageous for users that do not need equal bandwidth in both directions. See
DSL.
asynchronous - Occurring at different times. For example, electronic mail is asynchronous communication because
it does not require the sender and receiver to be connected at the same time.
asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) - A method of data transportation whereby fixed length packets are sent over
a switched network. The ability to ensure reliable delivery of packets at a high rate makes it suitable for carrying
voice, video and data.
bandwidth - A measure of capacity of communications media. Greater bandwidth allows communication of more
information in a given period of time. Bandwidth is generally described either in terms of analog signals in units of
Hertz (Hz), which describes the maximum number of cycles per second, or in terms of digital signals in units of bits
per second.
broadband - An adjective used to describe large-capacity networks that are able to carry several services at the
same time, such as data, voice, and video.
CPE - See customer premises equipment.
customer premises equipment (CPE) - Any piece of equipment in a communication system that resides within the
home or office. Examples include modems, television set-top boxes, telephones and televisions.
dedicated connection - A communication link that operates constantly.
dial-up connection - A data communication link that is established when the communication equipment dials a
phone number and negotiates a connection with the equipment on the other end of the link.
digital signal - A signal that takes on only two values, off or on, typically represented by "0" or "1." Digital signals
require less power but (typically) more bandwidth than analog, and copies of digital signals can be made exactly
like the original.
digital subscriber line (DSL) - A data communications technology that transmits information over the copper wires
that make up the local loop of the public switched telephone network (See local loop).) It bypasses the circuitswitched lines that make up that network and yields much faster data transmission rates than analog modem
technologies
digital subscriber line access multiplexer (DSLAM) - A device found in telephone company central offices that
takes a number of DSL subscriber lines and concentrates these onto a single ATM line.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: July 25, 2000
Effective: July 26, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(N)
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 60.3
ADVANCED TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES
8.
(N)
ESCHELON DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE (DSL) SERVICE (Cont’d)
8.1
Definitions (Cont’d)
DSLAM - See digital subscriber line access multiplexer.
frame relay - A high-speed packet switching protocol used in wide area networks (WAN's), often to connect local
area networks (LAN's) to each other, with a maximum bandwidth of 44.725 megabits per second.
G.dmt - A kind of asymmetric DSL technology based on DMT modulation, which offers up to 8 megabits per
second downstream bandwidth, 1.544 Megabits per second upstream bandwidth. "G.dmt" is actually a nickname for
the standard officially known as ITU-T Recommendation G.992.1. (See International Telecommunications Union.)
G.lite [pronounced "G-dot-light"] - A kind of asymmetric DSL technology, based on DMT modulation, that
offers up to 1.5 megabits per second downstream bandwidth, 384 Kilobits per second upstream, does not usually
require a splitter and is easier to install than other types of DSL. "G.lite" is a nickname for the standard officially
known as G.992.2. (See International Telecommunications Union.)
HDSL - See high bitrate digital subscriber line.
high-bitrate digital subscriber line (HDSL) - A symmetric DSL technology that provides a maximum bandwidth
of 1.5 megabits per second in each direction over two phone lines, or 2 Megabits per second over three phone lines.
high-bitrate digital subscriber line II (HDSL II) - A descendant of HDSL, which offers the same performance
over a single phone line.
hybrid fiber/coax (HFC) - A type of network that includes coaxial cables to distribute signals to a group of
individual locations (typically 500 or more), and a fiber optic backbone to connect these groups.
Hz - See frequency.
IDSL - See ISDN digital subscriber line.
integrated services digital network (ISDN) - A circuit-switched communication network, closely associated with
the public switched telephone network, that allows dial-up digital communication at speeds up to 128 kilobits per
second.
Internet service provider (ISP) - An organization offering and providing Internet access to the public using
computer servers connected directly to the Internet.
ISDN - See integrated services digital network.
ISDN digital subscriber line (IDSL) - A type of DSL that uses ISDN transmission technology to deliver data at
128kbps into an IDSL "modem bank" connected to a router.
ISP - See Internet service provider.
Kilobit - One thousand bits (see bit).
Kilobyte - One thousand bytes (see byte).
last mile - See local loop.
(N)
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: July 25, 2000
Effective: July 26, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 60.4
ADVANCED TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES
8.
(N)
ESCHELON DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE (DSL) SERVICE (Cont’d)
8.1
Definitions (Cont’d)
local access transport area (LATA) - The geographical areas defining local telephone service. Any call within a
LATA is handled by the local telephone company, but calls between LATA's must be handled by long-distance
companies, even if the same local telephone company provides service in both LATA's.
LATA - See local access transport area.
local area network (LAN) - A network connecting a number of computers to each other or to a central server so
that the computers can share programs and files.
LAN - See local area network.
local loop - The copper lines between a customer's premises and a telephone company's central office (See central
office).
Mb/s - Megabits per second.
Megabit - One million bits.
modem (MOdulator-DEModulator) - A device that converts digital data into analog signals and vice-versa for
transmission over a telephone line.
narrowband - A designation of bandwidth less than 56 kilobits per second.
packet-switched network - A network that allows a message to be broken into small "packets" of data that are sent
separately by a source to the destination. The packets may travel different paths and arrive at different times, with
the destination sites reassembling them into the original message. Packet switching is used in most computer
networks because it allows a very large amount of information to be transmitted through a limited bandwidth.
plain old telephone service (POTS) - An acronym identifying the traditional function of a telephone network to
allow voice communication between two people across a distance. In most contexts, POTS is synonymous with the
public switched telephone network (PSTN).
point of presence (POP) - The physical point of connection between a data network and a telephone network.
POP - See point of presence.
POTS - See plain old telephone service.
POTS splitter - A device that uses filters to separate voice from data signals when they are to be carried on the
same phone line, required for several types of DSL service.
PRI-ISDN - See primary-rate ISDN.
primary-rate ISDN (PRI-ISDN) - The primary rate ISDN interface provides 23 64 Kb/s channels (called B
channels) to carry voice or data and one 16 Kb/s signaling channel (the D channel) for call information.
RADSL - See rate-adaptive asymmetric digital subscriber line.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: July 25, 2000
Effective: July 26, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(N)
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 60.5
ADVANCED TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES
8.
(N)
ESCHELON DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE (DSL) SERVICE (Cont’d)
8.1
Definitions (Cont’d)
rate-adaptive digital subscriber line (RADSL) - A variation of DSL that uses carrierless amplitude phase
modulation, divides the available frequencies into discrete sub-channels and also maximizes performance by
adjusting the transmission to the quality of the phone line while in use.
Router - The central switching device in a packet-switched computer network that directs and controls the flow of
data through the network.
symmetric digital subscriber line (SDSL) - A DSL technology that provides a maximum bandwidth of 1.5
megabits per second using one phone line, with a downstream transmission rate that equals the upstream
transmission rate, and that allows use of POTS service on the same phone line. SDSL also refers to Single-Line
Digital Subscriber Line. Contrast with Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line.
T-1 - A dedicated digital communication link provided by a telephone company that offers 1.544 megabits per
second of bandwidth, commonly used for carrying traffic to and from private business networks and Internet service
providers.
T-3 - A dedicated digital communication link provided by a telephone company that offers 44.75 megabits per
second of bandwidth, commonly used for carrying traffic to and from private business networks and Internet service
providers.
TCP/IP - See transmission control protocol/Internet protocol.
transmission control protocol/Internet protocol (TCP/IP) - A method of packet-switched data transmission used
on the Internet. The protocol specifies the manner in which a signal is divided into parts, as well as the manner in
which "address" information is added to each packet to ensure that it reaches its destination and can be reassembled
into the original message.
twisted pair - The set of two copper wires used to connect a telephone customer with a switching office, loosely
wrapped around each other to minimize interference from other twisted pairs in the same bundle. Synonymous with
2-wire line.
Universal ADSL Working Group (UAWG) - An organization composed of leading personal computer industry,
networking and telecommunications companies with the goal of creating an interoperable, consumer-friendly ADSL
standard titled the G.992.2 standard, and commonly referred to as the G.lite standard.
VDSL - See very high bitrate digital subscriber line. very high bitrate digital subscriber line (VDSL) - An
asymmetric DSL that delivers from 13 to 52 megabits per second downstream bandwidth and 1.5 to 2.3 megabits
per second upstream.
WAN - See wide area network.
wide area network (WAN) - A network that interconnects geographically distributed computers or LANs.
(N)
xDSL - See DSL.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: July 25, 2000
Effective: July 26, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 60.6
ADVANCED TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES
8.
(N)
ESCHELON DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE (DSL) SERVICE (Cont’d)
8.2
General
DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) is a technology for bringing high-bandwidth Internet transmission
to homes and businesses over plain old telephone (POTS) lines. DSL allows users to connect to
the Internet over a POTS line at speeds much faster than those achieved using a typical modem
line. It also allows subscribers to use a single POTS line simultaneously for voice and data, with
no decrease in the data transmission speed. There are several varieties of DSL technology
including - ADSL, IDSL, SDSL, RADSL, HDSL and VoDSL, which are collectively known as
"xDSL".
Assuming a customer is connected to an Eschelon central office that provides DSL service, they
may be able to receive data at rates of up to 1.1Mb per second. DSL technology provides
symmetric and asymmetric bandwidth configurations to support both two-way and one-way
communication needs. Local Exchange Service, as set forth in the Company's respective state
Local Exchange Services Tariff, must be purchased separately. Internet Access must also be
purchased separately.
8.3
Provision and Description of DSL Service
8.3.1
Eschelon DSL service is subject to the General Regulations of this tariff contained in
Section 2.
8.3.2
DSL Service may be provisioned using one of the following service types, depending on
availability, CO restrictions, customer equipment, and distance limitations:
8.3.2.A ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) - Supports high-speed data
communications speeds of up to 8Mb per second downstream and 640kb per
second upstream. ADSL is also capable of providing a POTS voice connection
over the same DSL line (although during the initial deployment, Eschelon will
not offer the voice portion of the service.)
8.3.2.B IDSL (IDSN Digital Subscriber Line) - Delivers a symmetric 144kbps of
bandwidth, 16kbps more that dial-up ISDN. ISDL does not support a POTS
voice connection, nor does the customer receive two-numbers on the same line,
as with ISDN. ISDL is the slowest variety of DSL, but it may be available to
customers who are located too far from their CO to qualify for other DSL
versions.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: July 25, 2000
Effective: July 26, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(N)
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
1st Revised Page 60.7
Replacing Original Page 60.7
ADVANCED TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES
8.
ESCHELON DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE (DSL) SERVICE (Cont’d)
8.3
Provision and Description of DSL Service (Cont’d)
8.3.2.C SDSL (Symmetrical Digital Subscriber Line) - Supports symmetrical service at
160kbps to 2.3Mbps, but does not support a POTS voice connection. SDSL’s
availability normally extends further from a customer's CO than ADSL, but not
as far as IDSL.
8.3.2.D VoDSL (Voice Over Digital Subscriber Line) - VoDSL will allow customers to
have multiple voice lines, data and video-conferencing capabilities all delivered
over a single copper pair. VoDSL utilizes customer-provided equipment,
located at the customer’s premises, and Company-provided equipment, at
Company Central Offices, to allow the Company to accept traffic from the
customer and then separate and send bi-directional voice and data transmissions
to the appropriate, separate voice and data networks.
8.4
Channel Termination; Data Transmission and Reception Speeds
8.4.1
Channel Termination
The Channel Termination provides for a data only, 2-Wire, private line path between the
Customer designated premises and the serving wire center of that premises. Included as
a part of the Channel Termination is a standard interface arrangement which defines the
technical characteristics associated with the type of facilities to which the access service
is to be connected at the Point of Termination (POT) and the type of signaling capability.
One Channel Termination charge, as set forth in Section 12, applies at the serving wire
center of the Customer’s designated premises where the channel terminates.
8.4.2
Data Transmission and Reception Speeds
Depending on the service selected by the customer, Eschelon DSL supports access data
technology providing the following peak data transmission/reception speeds:
144k upstream/144k downstream
192k upstream/192k downstream
256k upstream/256k downstream
384k upstream/384k downstream
512k upstream/512k downstream
768k/786k – 960k/960k upstream/downstream
1.1Mb/1.1Mb – 1.2Mb/1.2Mb upstream/downstream
1.5Mb upstream/1.5Mb downstream
The furnishing of Eschelon DSL services requires certain physical arrangements of the
facilities of the Company and is subject to the availability of such facilities. Data speeds
set forth in this Tariff are peak speeds. Actual speeds may be affected by loop length and
other technical factors. Data speeds are therefore not guaranteed or warranted.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: June 2, 2003
Effective: June 3, 2003
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(Z)
(Z)
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 60.8
ADVANCED TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES
8.
(N)
ESCHELON DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE (DSL) SERVICE (Cont’d)
8.5
Obligations of the Customer
The minimum computer requirements for customers wishing to subscribe to Eschelon DSL are the
following:
8.5.1
When a customer orders Eschelon DSL Service, the customer must provide compatible
customer premises equipment (CPE), including, but not limited to following:
8.5.1.A IBM Compatible PC:
 Desktop or notebook computer with a Pentium-class processor (Pentium,
AMD, K6, etc.)
 Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, LINUX,
UNIX or IBM OS2
 16 MB RAM
 Internal or external CD-ROM drive
 NIC (Customer MUST install their own NIC.)
8.5.2.B Macintosh:
 MacOS 8.5 or higher
 16 MB RAM
 Ethernet NIC, AAUI, or USB adapter (If your system does not have one of
these adapters, one may be purchased and installed at most Apple retailers.
Customer is responsible for installation.)
 Internal or external CD-ROM drive
8.6
8.5.2
The customer may request a design change to the service ordered. A design change is
any change which requires engineering review. Design changes do not include a change
of customer premises or end user premises. Changes of this nature will require the
issuance of a new order and a cancellation of the original order. Cancellation charges are
set forth in 12.7.
8.5.3
Where applicable, the customer must specify the Company-provided flat-rated local
exchange Telecommunications Number (TN) to be used.
Limitations
Availability of Eschelon DSL is limited based on the availability of facilities in the customer's
serving CO, the customer's distance from the serving CO, and other limitations specified in
Section 2 of this tariff. Information regarding the CO locations equipped with Eschelon Services
may be obtained by contacting Eschelon Customer Service and Sales.
Local Exchange Service, as set forth in the Company's respective state Local Exchange Services
Tariff, must be purchased separately. Internet Access must also be purchased separately.
8.7
Rates and Charges
Rates and charges for DSL Service are specified in Section 12 of this tariff.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: July 25, 2000
Effective: July 26, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(N)
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
1st Revised Page 60.9
Cancels Original Page 60.9
ACCESS SERVICE
9.
ACCESS SERVICE BILLING PRIMARY COPY
9.1
General
(N)
The customer shall receive its primary access service monthly bills and Customer Service Records
(CSRs) in a standard paper format at no charge.
At the option of the customer, primary access service monthly bills and CRSs may be requested on
billing data tape or transmitted by electronic data transmission to the customer's premises, n lieu of
the standard paper format at no charge. When a customer selects a primary billing copy in lieu of the
standard paper format, the customer will receive an abbreviated bill in paper format for remittance
purposes at no charge. The abbreviated bill will conform with industry standard billing data output.
Upon Company acceptance of an order for electronic data transmission, the Company will determine
the period of time to implement the transmission of such material on an individual order basis.
9.2
Rate Categories
9.2.A Standard Paper
Additional copies of the customer's monthly bill and/or CSR may be provided in a standard
paper, microfiche, magnetic tape reel, magnetic tape cartridge or floppy diskette format for an
additional charge.
9.2 B Magnetic Tape Reel or Cartridge
Customers requesting additional copies of monthly bills and/or CSRs in a magnetic tape reel or
cartridge format are assessed a per reel or per cartridge charge. Only one type of magnetic tape
(i.e., reel or cartridge) will be provided per request.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: November 30, 2000
Effective: December 1, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(N)
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 60.10
ACCESS SERVICE
10.
RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: July 25, 2000
Effective: July 26, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(N)
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 60.11
ACCESS SERVICE
11.
RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: July 25, 2000
Effective: July 26, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(N)
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
24th Revised Page 61
Cancels 23rd Revised Page 61
ACCESS SERVICE
12.
RATES AND CHARGES
12.1
Switched Access Service
12.1.1 Local Access Rates
Rate per Minute
or Fraction Thereof
(A) Originating Local Access Rate (blended), per minute
$0.003735
(B) California Terminating Local Access Rate, per minute
$0.002368
(C) Nevada Terminating Local Access Rate, per minute
$0.001538
(R)
(D) Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New
Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
Local End Office Switching, per Terminating minute
End office Share Port, per Terminating minute
End office dedicated trunk port (terminating), per trunk, per month
12.1.2
Local Transport
$0.000807
$0.000306
$1.23
Rate per Minute
12.1.2.1 California, Nevada
$0.00
12.1.2.2 Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New
Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
(A) Tandem Switched Facility
Rate applies per access minute per mile
Originating
Terminating
$0.000000
$0.000030
(B) Tandem Switching
Rate applies per access minute per tandem
Originating
Terminating
$0.000000
$0.002252
(C) Tandem Switched Termination
Rate applies per access minute
Originating
Terminating
(D) Transport Interconnection Charge
Rate applies per access minute
(E) Common Transport Multiplexing, Terminating, per minute
12.2
$0.000000
$0.000240
$0.00
$0.000360
Common Line Charges
Issued: July 9, 2015
Effective: July 16, 2015
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
18110 SE 34th St., Building One, Suite 100
Vancouver, WA 98683
(R)
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
3rd Revised Page 61.1
Cancels 2nd Revised Page 61.1
ACCESS SERVICE
12.
RATES AND CHARGES (Cont’d)
12.2
Common Line Charges
(M)
12.2.1
(T)
Presubscribed Interexchange Carrier Charge (PICC)
12.2.1.A
(Reserved)
12.2.1.B
(Reserved)
12.2.1.C
(Reserved)
12.2.1.D
12.2.1.E
12.2.1.F
12.2.1.G
12.3
Multi-Line Business Subscriber, per individual
line or trunk
Oregon (Verizon)
Washington (Verizon)
(Reserved)
(Reserved)
Centrex Subscriber, per individual
station line
Oregon (Verizon)
Washington (Verizon
$0.00
$0.00
(R)
(R)
$0.00
$0.00
(R)
(T)(R)
Special Access
12.3.1
Voice Grade
12.3.1.A
12.3.1.B
12.3.1.C
12.3.1.D
12.3.2
Channel Termination - 2 Wire
Channel Termination - 4 Wire
Channel Mileage
—Fixed
—Per Mile
Data Bridging per port
— Two-Wire
— Four-Wire
$19.80
$39.60
$11.00
$11.00
$24.20
$1.71
$7.10
$7.10
DS-1 Service
12.3.2.A
DS-1 Service
i.
ii.
Channel Termination
Subsequent at same location
$165.00
$165.00
$660.00
$440.00
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: July 16, 2014
Effective: July 31, 2014
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
18110 SE 34th St., Building One, Suite 100
Vancouver, WA 98683
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
4th Revised Page 62
Cancels 3rd Revised Page 62
ACCESS SERVICE
12.
RATES AND CHARGES (Cont'd)
12.3
Special Access (Cont'd)
Monthly
Recurring
12.3.2
DS-1 Service (Cont'd)
12.3.2.B
12.3.2.C
12.3.3
$220.00
$15.40
Optional Features
i.
Multiplexing DS-1 to Voice
ii
Multiplexing DS-1 to Digital
$330.00
$330.00
$165.00
$1,410.75
$600.00
12.3.3.A
Channel Termination
Per Point of Termination
12.3.3.B
Channel Mileage
i.
Fixed
ii.
Per Mile
$665.50
$51.15
Optional Features
i.
Multiplexing DS-1 to DS-3
ii.
Multiplexing DS-3 to DS-1
$392.92
$392.92
$390.50
800 Database Access Service
12.3.4.A
12.3.4.B
12.3.5
Channel Mileage
i.
Fixed
ii.
Per Mile
DS-3 Service
12.3.3.C
12.3.4
Nonrecurring
Charges
Basic (per Query)
AZ, CO, MN, OR, UT, WA
CA
NV
$0.004654
$0.004654
$0.004654
Vertical Feature Query
$0.004000
Service Orders
12.3.5.A
12.3.5.B
12.3.5.C
12.3.5.D
12.3.5.E
12.3.5.F
Access Order Charge Per Order
Service Date Change
Design Change
Miscellaneous Service Order Charge
Expedited Order Charge
Cancellation Charge
81.00
34.00
82.14
$34.00
520.00
34.00
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: November 4, 2008
Effective: November 6, 2008
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(I)
(R)
(R)
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
2nd Revised Page 63
Cancels 1st Revised Page 63
ACCESS SERVICE
12.
RATES AND CHARGES (Cont'd)
12.3
Special Access (Cont'd)
Monthly
Recurring
12.3.6
Miscellaneous Services
12.3.6.A
Presubscription
i.
ii.
iii.
iv.
12.4
Nonrecurring
Charges
Authorized PIC Change
Unauthorized PIC Change
PIC Restoral Option Change
Flexible ANI Service per line
$10.00
$23.65
$11.00
$2.93
Billing Name and Address
Per Request Rate
$0.33
Billing Name and Address Service
—
—
—
—
12.5
Per BNA Order
Per BNA Record
Optional Magnetic
Tape Charge – Per
Magnetic Tape
Optional Format
Programming Charge
—Per Hour
$50.94
$0.33
$91.44
$37.20
Returned Check Charge
Customers whose payment by check is returned for insufficient funds, or is otherwise not processed
for payment, will be subject to a returned check charge. Such charge will be applicable on each
occasion when a check is returned or not processed.
Per Occasion .......................$25.00
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: June 2, 2003
Effective: June 3, 2003
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(I)
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
3rd Revised Page 64
Cancels 2nd Revised Page 64
ACCESS SERVICE
12.
RATES AND CHARGES (Cont'd)
12.6
Eschelon Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) Service – Channel Termination (DSL Line)
A nonrecurring charge and a monthly rate apply per channel termination. If a customer requests a
different DSL speed, a change charge for Speed/Destination Channel Change applies per order. Rates
and Charges for Eschelon DSL Service are set forth, following.
12.6.1
Home Office: Includes the DSL line for a customer with single computer that will be
accessing the DSL line. This product is only available to customers with service established
prior to March 4, 2003.
Monthly
Recurring
12.6.1.A
12.6.1.B
12.6.1.C
12.6.1.D
12.6.1.E
12.6.2
144k/144k
192k/192k
256k/256k
384k/384k
512k/512k
$60.00
$80.00
$80.00
$90.00
$90.00
Nonrecurring
Charges
$350.00
$350.00
$350.00
$350.00
$350.00
Small Office: Includes the DSL line, for customers that will have between 1 and 10
computers accessing the DSL line. This product is only available to customers with service
established prior to March 4, 2003.
Monthly
Recurring
12.6.2.A
12.6.2.B
12.6.2.C
12.6.2.D
12.6.2.E
12.6.2.F
144k/144k
192k/192k
256k/256k
384k/384k
512k/512k
768k/768k - 960k/960k
$79.95
$90.00
$90.00
$100.00
$100.00
$150.00
Nonrecurring
Charges
$350.00
$350.00
$350.00
$350.00
$350.00
$350.00
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: March 3, 2003
Effective: March 4, 2003
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(C)
(C)
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
4th Revised Page 65
Cancels 3rd Revised Page 65
ACCESS SERVICE
12.
RATES AND CHARGES (Cont'd)
12.6
Eschelon Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) Service (Cont’d)
12.6.3
Large Business: Includes the DSL line for accounts with more than 10 computers accessing
the DSL line. This product is only available to customers with service established prior to
March 4, 2003.
Monthly
Recurring
12.6.3.A
12.6.3.B
12.6.3.C
12.6.3.D
12.6.3.E
12.6.3.F
12.6.3.G
12.6.3.H
12.6.4
144k/144k
192k/192k
256k/256k
384k/384k
512k/512k
768k/768k - 960k/960k
1.1Mb/1.1Mb - 1.2Mb/1.2Mb
1.5Mb/1.5Mb
$70.00
$90.00
$90.00
$100.00
$100.00
$150.00
$170.00
$200.00
Nonrecurring
Charges
$350.00
$350.00
$350.00
$350.00
$350.00
$350.00
$350.00
$350.00
Additional DSL Rates
Non-Recurring
Recurring
12.6.4.A
12.6.4.B
12.6.4.C
12.6.4.D
12.6.4.E
12.6.4.F
12.6.4.G
12.6.4.H
12.6.4.I
12.6.4.J
12.6.4.K
12.6.4.L
12.6.4.M
12.6.4.N
12.6.4.O
Inside Wiring Charge - HR
Inside Wiring Charge – QTR HR
Additional Labor - HR
Additional Labor - QTR HR
Additional Labor - HR OT
Additional Labor - QTR HR OT
Advanced Additional Labor - HR
Advanced Additional Labor - QTR HR
Advanced Additional Labor - HR OT
Advanced Additional Labor - QTR HR OT
Eschelon DSL Missed Appointment Fee
Eschelon DSL Change/Cancellation Fee
Speed Stream 5871 IDSL Router
(Reserved for future use)
Actiontec 1520 RADSL Router
$ICB
$ICB
$ICB
$ICB
$ICB
$ICB
$ICB
$ICB
$ICB
$ICB
$100.00
$50.00
$399.00
(D)
$199.00
(D)
(D)
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: June 2, 2003
Effective: June 3, 2003
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
5th Revised Page 65.1
Cancels 4th Revised Page 65.1
ACCESS SERVICE
12.
RATES AND CHARGES (Cont'd)
12.6.5
Eschelon Premium DSL Service; this product is only available to customers with service
established prior to September 18, 2006.
12.6.5.A
12.6.6
Nonrecurring
Charges
$279.95
Eschelon Advantage DSL Service; this product is only available to customers with service
established prior to September 18, 2006.
12.6.6.A
12.6.6.B
12.6.7
128k/128k
Monthly
Recurring
$40.00
(D)
256k/256k
640k/640k
Eschelon DSL – up to 1.5Mb*
Monthly
Recurring
$40.00
$40.00
Nonrecurring
Charges
$279.95
$279.95
(D)
$69.95
$199.00
(N)
* Eschelon Local Exchange Service, as set forth in the Company’s respective state Local
Exchange Services tariffs, must be purchased separately. Eschelon Internet Access must also be
purchased separately.
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: September 18, 2006
Effective: September 19, 2006
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
1st Revised Page 66
Cancels Original Page 66
ACCESS SERVICE
12.
RATES AND CHARGES (Cont'd)
12.7
Access Service Billing Information-BSE
Non-Recurring Charges
12.7.1
Paper
12.7.1.A
12.7.1.B
12.7.2
(N)
Each bill and/or each CSR request
+per page
20.00
0.01
Each Request
Meet Point Billing
40.00
80.00
Billing Data Tape
12.7.2.A
12.7.2.B
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: November 30, 2000
Effective: December 1, 2000
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(N)
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 67
ACCESS SERVICE
12.
RATES AND CHARGES (Cont'd)
12.8
Common Channel Signaling Rates and Charges
12.8.1
Entrance Facility
12.8.1.A
12.8.1.B
12.8.2
(N)
Non-recurring
Charge
Monthly Recurring
Charge
$684.00
$125.00
$821.29
Per DS1
Per DS3
Direct Link Transport
Mileage Bands
12.8.2.A
12.8.2.B
12.8.2.C
Monthly Recurring
Fixed
Per Mile
DS0 Facility
0
Over 0 to 8
Over 8 to 25
Over 25 to 50
Over 50
$25.60
$25.60
$25.60
$25.60
$0.13
$0.22
$0.26
$0.35
DS1 Facility
0
Over 0 to 8
Over 8 to 25
Over 25 to 50
Over 50
$59.29
$67.63
$93.10
$130.00
$3.36
$4.94
$7.46
$10.62
DS3 Facility
0
Over 0 to 8
Over 8 to 25
Over 25 to 50
Over 50
$310.00
$350.00
$380.00
$410.00
$43.00
$43.00
$44.00
$50.00
(N)
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: March 3, 2003
Effective: March 4, 2003
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 1
Original Page 68
ACCESS SERVICE
12.
RATES AND CHARGES (Cont'd)
(N)
12.8
Common Channel Signaling Rates and Charges, (Cont’d)
Non-recurring
Charge
12.8.3
CCS Link
12.8.2.A
12.8.3.B
First CCS Link
Each Additional CCS Link
12.8.4
STP PORT Per Port
12.8.5
Multiplexing
12.8.5.A
12.8.5.B
12.8.6
12.8.7
Monthly Recurring
Charge
$567.00
$180.00
$465.00
DS1 to Voice
DS3 to DS 1
$268.00
$310.00
Common Channel Signaling Option Activation Charge
12.8.6.A Basic Translations, Per Order
First Point Code
Each Additional Point Code
$139.00
$9.50
12.8.6.B Database Translations
First Point Code
Each Additional Point Code
$158.00
$57.00
Message Charge
Per Request
12.8.7.A
12.8.7.B
Signal Formulation, per call set-up request
Signal Transport, per call set-up request
Per data request
12.8.7.C
Signal Switching, per set-up request
$0.001162
Per data request
$0.000829
$0.000559
$0.000418
$0.000460
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Issued: March 3, 2003
Effective: March 4, 2003
Eschelon Telecom, Inc.
730 Second Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(N)
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