Windstream North Carolina, Inc., Windstream Concord and Windstream Lexcom

Windstream North Carolina, Inc., Windstream Concord and Windstream Lexcom
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
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Title Page
1st Revised Title Page 1
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ISSUED: December 6, 2007
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
December 6, 2007
Regulations, Rates and Charges
applying to the provision of Intrastate
Access Services within
the operating territory of
Windstream North Carolina, LLC
(C)
in the State of North Carolina
as provided herein.
Any Questions concerning tariff references,
should be directed to this tariffs
issuing individual at the address
indicated below:
Mr. Mike Gately, Staff Manager-Tariffs
Windstream Communications, Inc.
4001 Rodney Parham Rd.
Little Rock, Arkansas 72212
Whenever in this Tariff the name Windstream North Carolina, Inc., Windstream North
Carolina or the term Telephone Company appears, that reference shall be deemed to refer
to Windstream North Carolina LLC.
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(N)
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1
ISSUING CARRIERS
3
CONCURRING CARRIERS
3
CONNECTING CARRIERS
3
OTHER PARTICIPATING CARRIERS
3
REGISTERED SERVICE MARKS
3
REGISTERED TRADEMARKS
3
EXPLANATION OF SYMBOLS
4
EXPLANATION OF ABBREVIATIONS
4
REFERENCE TO OTHER TARIFFS
6
REFERENCE TO TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS
6
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Section No
1.
APPLICATION OF TARIFF
Section 1
2.
GENERAL REGULATIONS
Section 2
3.
CARRIER COMMON LINE ACCESS SERVICE
Section 3
4.
RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE
Section 4
5.
ACCESS ORDERING
Section 5
6.
SWITCHED ACCESS SERVICE
Section 6
7.
SPECIAL ACCESS SERVICE
Section 7
8.
BILLING AND COLLECTION
Section 8
9.
DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE SERVICE
Section 9
10. RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE
Section 10
11. SPECIAL FACILITIES ROUTING OF ACCESS SERVICES
Section 11
12. SPECIALIZED SERVICE OR ARRANGEMENTS
Section 12
13. ADDITIONAL ENGINEERING, ADDITIONAL LABOR AND
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES
Section 13
14. EXCEPTIONS TO ACCESS SERVICE OFFERINGS
Section 14
15. ACCESS SERVICE INTERFACES AND TRANSMISSION SPECIFICATIONS
Section 15
16. RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE
Section 16
17. RATES AND CHARGES
Section 17
18. RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE
Section 18
19. RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE
Section 19
20. RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE
Section 20
21. INTRALATA TOLL ORIGINATING RESPONSIBILITY PLAN (ITORP)
Section 21
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ISSUING CARRIERS
Windstream North Carolina, LLC
4001 Rodney Parham Rd.
Little Rock, Arkansas 72212
CONCURRING CARRIERS
WINDSTREAM CONCORD, LLC
WINDSTREAM LEXCOM, LLC
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CONNECTING CARRIERS
NO CONNECTING CARRIERS
OTHER PARTICIPATING CARRIERS
NO OTHER PARTICIPATING CARRIERS
REGISTERED SERVICE MARKS
NONE
REGISTERED TRADEMARKS
NONE
Whenever in this Tariff the name ALLTEL CAROLINA, INC., ALLTEL Carolina, Inc., ALLTEL
CAROLINA, ALLTEL Carolina, Alltel Carolina, ALLTEL, Alltel, Windstream North Carolina, Inc.,
Windstream North Carolina or Windstream appears, or the term “Company” appears, that reference shall be
deemed to refer to Windstream North Carolina, LLC. appears, or the term "Company" appears, that reference
shall be deemed to refer to Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
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EXPLANATION OF SYMBOLS
(D)
(I)
(M)
(N)
(R)
(T)
-
To
To
To
To
To
To
signify
signify
signify
signify
signify
signify
discontinued rate or deleted regulation
increase in a rate
matter relocated from one page to another without change (C)
new rate or regulation
reduction to a rate or charge
a change in text but no change in rate or regulation
EXPLANATION OF ABBREVIATIONS
ADA
AML
ANI
AP
AT&T
BHMC
CCS
CDP
CI
CNP
CO
Cont'd
CPE
CPN
CSP
-
Abbreviated Dialing Arrangement
Actual Measured Loss
Automatic Number Identification
Program Audio
American Telephone and Telegraph Company
Busy Hour Minutes of Capacity
Common Channel Signaling
Customer Designated Premises
Channel Interface
Charge Number Parameter
Central Office
Continued
Customer Provided Equipment
Calling Party Number
Carrier Selection Parameter
DA
dB
dBrnC
dBrnCO
dc
DDD
EAS
EDD
EML
EPL
ERL
ESS
ESSX
f
FCC
-
Directory Assistance
decibel
Decibel Reference Noise C-Message Weighting
Decibel Reference Noise C-Message Weighted O
direct current
Direct Distance Dialing
Extended Area Service
Envelope Delay Distortion
Expected Measured Loss
Echo Path Loss
Echo Return Loss
Electronic Switching System
Electronic Switching System Exchange
frequency
Federal Communications Commission
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EXPLANATION OF ABBREVIATIONS (Cont’d)
HC
Hz
IC
ICB
ICL
kbps
kHz
LATA
ma
Mbps
mcs
MHz
MRC
MT
MTS
-
High Capacity
Hertz
Interexchange Carrier
Individual Case Basis
Inserted Connection Loss
kilobits per second
kilohertz
Local Access and Transport Area
milliamperes
Megabits per second
Microsecond
Megahertz
Monthly Recurring Charge
Metallic
Message Telecommunications Service(s)
NPA
NRC
NXX
PBX
PIC
POT
SAC
SNAL
SP
SPOI
SRL
SSP
SS7
STP
SWC
TG
TLP
TV
VG
V & H
WATS
WSC
WSO
-
Numbering Plan Area
Nonrecurring Charge
Three-Digit Central Office Prefix
Private Branch Exchange
Presubscribed Interexchange Carrier
Point of Termination
Service Access Code
Signaling Network Access Line
Signaling Point
Signaling Point of Interface
Singing Return Loss
Service Switching Point
Signaling System 7
Signal Transfer Point
Serving Wire Center
Telegraph Grade
Transmission Level Point
Television
Voice Grade
Vertical & Horizontal
Wide Area Telecommunications Service(s)
Wireless Switching Center
WATS Serving Office
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REFERENCE TO OTHER TARIFFS
Whenever reference is made to the FCC the PSC should be substituted.
This tariff has
been filed as an intrastate version of an interstate tariff.
Should there be
discrepancies or minor irregularities, the intent of the tariff shall apply.
Whenever reference is made in this tariff to other tariffs of the Telephone Company, the
reference is to the tariffs in force as of the effective date of this tariff, and to
amendments thereto and successive issues thereof.
The following tariff is referenced in this tariff and may be obtained from the Federal
Communications Commission's commercial contractor.
National Exchange Carrier
Association, Inc.
Special Construction
Tariff F.C.C. No. 3
National Exchange Carrier
Association, Inc.
Wire Center Information
Tariff F.C.C. No. 4
REFERENCE TO TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS
The following technical publications are referenced in this tariff and may be obtained
from Bell Communications Research, Inc., Customer Services, 60 New England Ave.,
Piscataway, NJ 08854-4196.
Technical Reference:
Multiple Exchange Carrier Access Billing (MECAB) Guidelines
Issued: August 30994
Multiple Exchange Carrier Ordering and Design (MECOD) Guidelines
Issued: May 1994
PUB 41004 Data Communications Using Voiceband Private Line Channels
Issued: October, 1973
PUB 62310 (MDP-326-726) Digital Data System Channel Interface Specification
Issued: September, 1983
PUB 62411 High Capacity Digital Service Channel Interface
Issued: September, 1983, Addendum October 1984
TR-NPL-000258 Compatibility Information for Feature Group D Switched
Service
Issued: October 1985
Access
TR-NWT-000334 Issue 2 Voice Grade Switched Access Service - Transmission
Parameter Limits and Interface Combinations
Issued:
September, 1990
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REFERENCE TO TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS (Cont’d)
TR-TSY-000335, Issue 2 Voice Grade Special Access - Transmission Parameter Limits
and Interface Combinations
Issued: May, 1990
TR-NPL-000336 Metallic and Telegraph Grade Special Access Services Transmission
Parameter Limits and interface combinations
Issued: October, 1987
TR-NPL-000337 Program Audio Special Access Service and Local Channel Services
Issued: October, 1987
TR-NPL-000338 Television Special Access and Local Channel Services Transmission
Parameter Limits and Interface Combinations
Issued: December, 1986
TR-NWT-000341 Digital Data Special Access Service - Transmission Parameter Limits
and Interface Combinations
Issued: Issue 2, February, 1993
TR-INS-000342 High Capacity Digital Special Access Service
Issued: February, 1991
SR-STS-000307 Issue 5 NC/NCI Code Dictionary
Issued: May, 1994
TR-TSY-000506 LATA Switching Systems Generic Requirements (LSSGR)
Section 6
Issued: October 1987, Revised December 1988, Revised August 30990
TR-NPL-000054 High Capacity Digital Service (1.544 Mbs) Interface Generic
Requirements for End Users
Issued: April 1989
Available: April 1989
TR-TSV-000905 Common Channel Signaling Network Interface Specification
Supplement 1
Available: August 30989
The following technical publication is referenced in this tariff and may be obtained from
the Bell Communications Technical Education Center, Room B02, 6200 Route 53, Lisle, IL.
60532.
Telecommunications Transmission Engineering
Volume 3 - Networks and Services (Chapters 6 and 7)
Second Edition, 1980
Issued:
August, 1980
Filed under authority of Special Permission No. 92-810 of the Federal
Communications Commission.
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REFERENCE TO TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS (Cont’d)
The following technical publication is referenced in this tariff and may be obtained from
the National Exchange Carrier Association, Inc., Director Access Tariff, 100 So.
Jefferson Road, Whippany, NJ
07981 and the Federal Communications Commission's
commercial contractor.
PUB AS No. 1, Issue II Access Service
Issued:
May 1984
Addendum:
March 1987
The following publications are referenced in this tariff and may be obtained from the
Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Document Control Branch, 941 N.
Capital St., N.E., Washington, D.C. 20401.
Telecommunications Service Priority (TSP) System for National Security
Emergency Preparedness (NSEP) Service Vendor Handbook, National Communications
System (NCSH 3-1-2).
Issued: October 1990
Available: August 30990
Telecommunication Service Priority (TSP) System for National Security Emergency
Preparedness (NSEP) Service User Manual, National Communications System (NCSM
3-1-1).
Issued: October 1990
Available: August 30990
The following publication is referenced in this tariff and may be obtained from DirectorSales Operations, Integrated Network Corporation, P.O. Box 6875, Bridgewater, N.J. 08807
Integrated Network Corporation
Document CB-INC-100
Available: August 30990
The following publication is referenced in this tariff and may be obtained from AT&T, 26
Parsippany Road, Whippany, N.J. 07981
AT&T PUB 62310
(and its Addendum 2 and Addendum 3)
Available: October 1989
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
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Section 1
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Application of Tariff
CONTENTS
Page No.
1.
APPLICATION OF TARIFF
1
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
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Section 1
1st Revised Page 1
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Application of Tariff
1.1
This tariff contains regulations, rates and charges applicable to the
provision of Carrier Common Line, Switched Access, Special Access and
other miscellaneous services, hereinafter referred to collectively as
service(s).
These services are provided to customers by the Issuing
Carriers of this tariff, hereinafter the Telephone Company.
This
tariff also contains Access Ordering regulations and changes that are
applicable when these services are ordered or modified by the customer.
The services identified in this Tariff, with certain exceptions which
are identified as follows, are also available to other customers,
subject to the same constraints and limitations that are applicable to
certified interexchange carriers.1
1. Automatic Number Identification
2. Billing and Collection Services
3. Billing Name and Address
Note 1:
1.2
The provision of such services by the Telephone Company as set forth
in this tariff does not constitute a joint undertaking with the
customer for the furnishing of any service.
1.3
The Concurring Carriers of this tariff concur in all terms and
conditions listed in Sections 1 through 16. In addition, Concurring
Carriers concur in all rates listed in Section 17 except as
specifically noted with in the Section.
The North Carolina Utilities Commission order of May 17, 1995, allowed the sale
of access services to other customers with certain exceptions. FGD Access
Service with SS7 Signaling (including Charge Number and other options) and
Billing Name and Address for ANI are additional services which are not to be
available to customers other than ICs.
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(N)
(N)
(N)
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Section 2
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General Regulations
CONTENTS
Page No.
2.1
Undertaking of the Telephone Company
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
2.1.10
2.1.11
2.1.12
2.2
Use
2.2.1
2.2.2
2.3
1
1
3
7
7
7
8
9
12
12
12
12
13
Interference or Impairment
Unlawful and Abusive Use
13
13
Obligations of the Customer
14
2.3.1
2.3.2
2.3.3
2.3.4
2.3.5
2.3.6
2.3.7
2.3.8
2.3.9
2.3.10
2.3.11
2.3.12
14
14
15
15
15
16
16
16
17
18
18
2.3.13
2.4
Scope
Limitations
Liability
Provision of Services
Facility Terminations
Service Maintenance
Changes and Substitutions
Refusal and Discontinuance of Service
Notification of Service-Affecting Activities
Coordination with Respect to Network
Provision and Ownership of Telephone Numbers
Quotation Charge
1
Damages
Ownership of Facilities and Theft
Equipment Space and Power
Availability for Testing
Limitation of Use of Metallic Facilities
Balance
Design of Customer Services
References to the Telephone Company
Claims and Demands for Damages
Coordination with Respect to Network Contingencies
Jurisdictional Report and Certification Requirements
Determination of Intrastate Charges for Mixed
Interstate and Intrastate Switched Access Service
Proof of Certification
27
28
Payment Arrangements and Credit Allowances
29
2.4.1
2.4.2
2.4.3
2.4.4
2.4.5
29
36
37
37
2.4.6
2.4.7
2.4.8
Payment of Rates, Charges and Deposits
Minimum Periods
Cancellation of an Order for Service
Credit Allowance for Service Interruptions
Re-establishment of Service Following Fire, Flood
or Other Occurrence
Title or Ownership Rights
Access Service Provided By More Than One Telephone
Company
Provision for Gross Receipts Tax
44
45
45
61
2.5
Connections
61
2.6
Definitions
62
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2.1
Undertaking of the Telephone Company
2.1.1
2.1.2
Scope
(A)
The Telephone Company does not undertake to transmit
messages under this tariff.
(B)
The Telephone Company shall be responsible only for
the installation, operation and maintenance of the
services it provides.
(C)
The
Telephone
Company
will,
for
maintenance
purposes, test its services only to the extent
necessary to detect and/or clear troubles.
(D)
Services are provided 24 hours daily, seven days per
week, except as set forth in other applicable
sections of this tariff.
(E)
The Telephone Company does not warrant that its
facilities and services meet standards other than
those set forth in this tariff.
Limitations
(A)
Assignment or Transfer of Services
The customer may assign or transfer the use of
services provided under this tariff only where there
is no interruption of use or relocation of the
services.
Such assignment or transfer may be made
to:
(1)
another customer, whether an individual,
partnership, association or corporation,
provided
the
assignee
or
transferee
assumes all outstanding indebtedness for
such services, and the unexpired portion
of the minimum period and the termination
liability applicable to such services, if
any; or
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2.1
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
2.1.2
Limitations (Cont'd)
(A)
Assignment or Transfer of Services (Cont'd)
(2)
a court-appointed receiver, trustee or
other person acting pursuant to
law in
bankruptcy, receivership, reorganization,
insolvency, liquidation or other similar
proceedings, provided the assignee or
transferee assumes the unexpired portion
of the minimum period and the termination
liability applicable to such services, if
any.
In all cases of assignment or transfer,
the
written
acknowledgment
of
the
Telephone Company is required prior to
such
assignment
or
transfer.
This
acknowledgment shall be made within 15
days from the receipt of notification. All
regulations and conditions contained in
this tariff shall apply to such assignee
or transferee.
The assignment or transfer of services
does not relieve or discharge the assignor
or transferor from remaining jointly or
severally liable with the assignee or
transferee for any obligations existing at
the time of the assignment or transfer.
(B)
Use and Restoration of Services
The use and restoration of services shall be in
accordance with Part 64, Subpart D, Appendix A, of
the Federal Communications Commission's Rules and
Regulations, which specifies the priority system for
such activities.
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2.1
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
2.1.2
Limitations (Cont'd)
(C)
Sequence of Provisioning (Cont'd)
Subject to compliance with the rules mentioned in
(B) preceding, the services offered herein will be
provided to customers on a first-come, first-served
basis.
The first-come, first-served sequence shall be
based upon the received time and date officially
recorded, by stamp or other notation, by the
Telephone Company on customer access orders. These
orders must contain all the information as required
for each respective service as delineated in other
sections of this tariff. Customer orders shall not
be deemed to have been received until such
information is provided.
Should questions arise
which preclude order issuance due to missing
information or the need for clarification, the
Telephone Company will attempt to seek such missing
information or clarification on a verbal basis.
2.1.3
Liability
(A)
Limits of Liability
The Telephone Company's liability, if any, for its
willful misconduct is not limited by this tariff.
With respect to any other claim or suit, by a
customer or by any others, for damages associated
with
the
installation, provision, termination,
maintenance, repair or restoration of service, and
subject to the provisions of (B) through (G)
following, the Telephone Company's liability if any,
shall
not
exceed
an
amount
equal
to
the
proportionate charge for the service for the period
during
which
the
service was affected. This
liability for damages shall be in addition to any
amounts that may otherwise be due the customer under
this tariff as a Credit Allowance for a Service
Interruption.
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2.1
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
2.1.3
Liability (Cont'd)
(B)
Acts or Omissions
The Telephone Company shall not be liable for any act or
omission of any other carrier or customer providing a portion
of a service, nor shall the Telephone Company for its own act
or omission hold liable any other carrier or customer
providing a portion of a service.
(C)
Damages to Customer Premises
The Telephone Company is not liable for damages to the
customer premises resulting from the furnishing of a service,
including the installation and removal of equipment and
associated wiring, unless the damage is caused by the
Telephone Company's negligence.
(D)
Indemnification of Telephone Company
(1)
By the End User
The
Telephone
Company
shall
be
indemnified,
defended 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,
involving:
(A)
Claims for libel, slander, invasion of
privacy, or infringement of copyright
arising
from
the
end
user's
own
communications;
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2.1
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
2.1.3
Liability (Cont'd)
(D)
Indemnification of Telephone Company (Cont'd)
(1)
(2)
By the End User (Cont'd)
(B)
Claims for patent infringement
arising from the end user's acts
combining or using the service
furnished
by
the
Telephone
Company
in
connection
with
facilities or equipment furnished
by the end users or customer or;
(C)
All other claims arising out of
any act or omission of the end
user in the course of using
services provided pursuant to
this tariff.
By the Customer
The
Telephone
Company
shall
be
indemnified, defended and held harmless by
the customer against any claim, loss or
damage arising from the customer's use of
services
offered
under
this
tariff,
involving:
(A)
Claims
for
libel,
slander,
invasion
of
privacy,
or
infringement of copyright arising
from
the
customer's
own
communications;
(B)
Claims for patent infringement
arising from the customer's acts
combining or using the service
furnished
by
the
Telephone
Company
in
connection
with
facilities or equipment furnished
by the end user or customer or;
(C)
All other claims arising out of
any act or omission of the
customer in the course of using
services provided pursuant to
this tariff.
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2.1
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
2.1.3
Liability (Cont'd)
(E)
Explosive Atmospheres
The Telephone Company does not guarantee or make
any warranty with respect to its services when used
in an explosive atmosphere.
The Telephone Company
shall be indemnified, defended and held harmless by
the customer from any and all claims by any person
relating to such customer's use of services so
provided.
(F)
No License Granted
No license under patents (other than the limited
license to use) is granted by the Telephone Company
or shall be implied or arise by estoppel, with
respect to any service offered under this tariff.
The Telephone Company will defend the customer
against claims of patent infringement arising solely
from the use by the customer of services offered
under this tariff and will indemnify such customer
for any damages awarded based solely on such claims.
(G)
Circumstances Beyond the Telephone Company's Control
The Telephone Company's failure to provide or
maintain services under this tariff shall be excused
by labor difficulties, governmental orders, civil
commotions, criminal actions taken against the
Telephone
Company,
acts
of
God
and
other
circumstances
beyond
the
Telephone
Company's
reasonable control, subject to the Credit Allowance
for a Service Interruption as set forth in 2.4.4
following.
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General Regulations
2.1
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
2.1.4
Provision of Services
The Telephone Company will provide to the customer, upon
reasonable notice, services offered in other applicable
sections of this tariff at rates and charges specified
therein. Services will be made available to the extent that
such services are or can be made available with reasonable
effort, and after provision has been made for the Telephone
Company's telephone exchange services.
2.1.5
Facility Terminations
The services provided under this tariff will include any
entrance cable or drop wiring and wire or intrabuilding cable
to that point where provision is made for termination of the
Telephone Company's outside distribution network facilities
at a suitable location inside a customer-designated premises.
Such wiring or cable will be installed by the Telephone
Company to the Point of Termination. Moves of the Point of
Termination at the customer designated premises will be as
set forth in 6.4.4 and 7.2.3 following.
2.1.6
Service Maintenance
The services provided under this tariff shall be maintained
by the Telephone Company.
The customer or others may not
rearrange, move, disconnect, remove or attempt to repair any
facilities provided by the Telephone Company, other than by
connection or disconnection to any interface means used,
except with the written consent of the Telephone Company.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
Original Page 8
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.1
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
2.1.7
Changes and Substitutions
Except as provided for equipment and systems subject to FCC Part 68
Regulations at 47 C.F.R. Section 68.110(b), the Telephone Company
may, where such action is reasonably required in the operation of its
business, substitute, change or rearrange any facilities used in
providing service under this tariff.
Such actions may include,
without limitation:
-
substitution of different metallic facilities,
substitution of carrier or derived facilities for metallic
facilities used to provide other than metallic facilities
substitution of metallic facilities for carrier or derived
facilities used to provide other than metallic facilities,
substitution of fiber or optical facilities,
change of minimum protection criteria,
change
of
operating
or
maintenance
characteristics
of
facilities, or
change of operations or procedures of the Telephone Company.
In case of any such substitution, change or rearrangement, the
transmission parameters will be within the range as set forth in
Section 15. following.
The Telephone Company shall not be
responsible if any such substitution, change or rearrangement renders
any customer furnished services obsolete or requires modification or
alteration thereof or otherwise affects their use or performance. If
such substitution, change or rearrangement materially affects the
operating characteristics of the facility, the Telephone Company will
provide reasonable notification to the customer in writing.
Reasonable time will be allowed for any redesign and implementation
required by the change in operating characteristics. The Telephone
Company will work cooperatively with the customer to determine
reasonable notification procedures.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 2
Original Page 9
June 1, 2006
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Vice President
General Regulations
2.1
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
2.1.8
Refusal and Discontinuance of Service
(A)
If a customer fails to comply with 2.1.6 preceding (Service
Maintenance) or 2.3.1, 2.3.4, 2.3.6, 2.3.11(D), 2.4 1 or 2.5
following (respectively, Damages, Availability for Testing,
Balance,
Jurisdictional
Report
Requirements,
Payment
Arrangements, Connection) including any customers failure to
make payments on the date and times therein specified, the
Telephone Company may, on (30) days written notice to the
customer by Certified U.S. Mail, take the following actions:
-
refuse additional applications for service and/or refuse
to complete any pending orders for service, and/or
-
discontinue the provision of service to the customer.
In the case of discontinuance all applicable charges, including
termination charges, shall become due.
(B)
If a customer fails to comply with 2.2.2 following (Unlawful
and Abusive Use), the Telephone Company may, upon written
request from a customer, or another exchange carrier, terminate
service to any subscriber or customer identified as having
utilized service provided under this tariff in the completion
of abusive or unlawful telephone calls.
Service shall be
terminated by the Telephone Company as provided for in its
general and/or local exchange service tariffs.
In such instances when termination occurs the Telephone Company
shall be indemnified, defended and held harmless by any
customer or Exchange Carrier requesting termination of service
against any claim, loss or damage arising from the Telephone
Company's actions in terminating such service, unless caused by
the Telephone Company's negligence.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
Original Page 10
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.1
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
2.1.8
Refusal and Discontinuance of Service (Cont'd)
(C)
Except as provided for equipment or systems subject to the FCC
Part 68 Rules in 47 C.F.R. Section 68.108, if the customer
fails
to
comply
with
2.2.1
following
(Interference
or
Impairment), the Telephone Company will, where practicable,
notify the customer that temporary discontinuance of the use of
a service may be required; however, where prior notice is not
practicable, the Telephone Company may temporarily discontinue
service forthwith if such action is reasonable in the
circumstances.
In case of such temporary discontinuance, the
customer will be notified promptly and afforded the opportunity
to correct the condition which gave rise to the temporary
discontinuance.
During
such
period
of
temporary
discontinuance, credit allowance for service interruptions as
set forth in 2.4.4 following is not applicable.
(D)
When access service is provided by more than one Telephone
Company, the companies involved in providing the joint service
may individually or collectively deny service to a customer for
nonpayment.
Where the Telephone 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 Telephone 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 Telephone Companies 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 end office
Telephone Company shall apply for joint service discontinuance.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
Original Page 11
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.1
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
2.1.8
Refusal and Discontinuance of Service (Cont'd)
(E)
If
the
Telephone
Company
does
not
refuse
additional
applications for service and/or does not discontinue the
provision of the services as specified for herein, and the
customer's noncompliance continues, nothing contained herein
shall preclude the Telephone Company's right to refuse
additional applications for service and/or to discontinue the
provision of the services to the non-complying customer without
further notice.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
Original Page 12
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.1
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
2.1.9
Notification of Service-Affecting Activities
The Telephone 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 the
following:
-
equipment or facilities additions,
removals or rearrangements,
routine preventative maintenance and
major switching machine change-out.
Generally, such activities are not individual customer service
specific, but may affect many customer services. No specific advance
notification period is applicable to all service activities.
The
Telephone Company will work cooperatively with the customer to
determine the reasonable notification requirements.
2.1.10
Coordination with Respect to Network Contingencies
The Telephone 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.
2.1.11
Provision and Ownership of Telephone Numbers
The Telephone Company reserves the reasonable right to assign,
designate or change telephone numbers, any other call number
designations associated with Access Services, or the Telephone Company
serving central office prefixes associated with such numbers, when
necessary in the conduct of its business. Should it become necessary
to make a change in such number(s), the Telephone Company will furnish
to the customer 6 months notice, by Certified U.S. Mail, of the
effective date and an explanation of the reason(s) for such change(s).
2.1.12
Quotation Charge
A nonrecurring charge for the preparation of a quotation applies
whenever a customer requests an estimate of rates and charges for any
service for which the rates and charges are determined on an individual
case basis prior to placing an order for service. The charge includes
the costs associated with the development and preparation of the
quotation. A bill for the quotation preparation will be rendered. The
quotation is valid for 90 days and will identify all estimated costs
associated with the provision of the facilities needed to satisfy the
customer’s service requirements. Within this 90 day period, if the
customer orders the service as quoted and service is subsequently
provided, the quotation Charge will be credited to the customer’s
account. If the customer cancels the request for a quotation prior to
its completion, the customer will be billed for the costs incurred, for
quotation preparation, through the cancellation date.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
Original Page 13
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.2
Use
2.2.1
Interference or Impairment
The characteristics and methods of operation of any circuits,
facilities or equipment provided by other than the Telephone Company
and associated with the facilities utilized to provide services under
this tariff shall not:
2.2.2
-
interfere with or impair service over any facilities of the
Telephone Company, its affiliated companies, or its connecting
and concurring carriers involved in its services,
-
cause damage to their plant
-
impair the privacy of any communications carried over their
facilities, or
-
create hazards to the employees of any of them or the public.
Unlawful and Abusive Use
(A)
The service provided under this tariff shall not be used for an
unlawful purpose or used in an abusive manner.
Abusive use includes:
(1)
The use of the service of the Telephone Company for a
call or calls, anonymous or otherwise, in a manner
reasonably expected to frighten, abuse, torment, or
harass another;
(2)
The use of the service in such a manner as to interfere
unreasonably with the use of the service by one or more
other customers.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
Original Page 14
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.3
Obligations of the Customer
2.3.1
Damages
The customer shall reimburse the Telephone Company for damages to
Telephone Company facilities utilized to provide services under this
tariff caused by the negligence or willful act of the customer or
resulting from the customer's improper use of the Telephone Company
facilities, or due to malfunction of any facilities or equipment
provided by other than the Telephone Company.
Nothing in the
foregoing provision shall be interpreted to hold one customer liable
for another customer's actions.
The Telephone Company will, upon
reimbursement for damages, cooperate with the customer in prosecuting
a claim against the person causing such damage and the customer shall
be subrogated to the right of recovery by the Telephone Company for
the damages to the extent of such payment.
2.3.2
Ownership of Facilities and Theft
Facilities utilized by the Telephone Company to
the provisions of this tariff shall remain
Telephone Company.
Such facilities shall
Telephone Company by the customer, whenever
reasonable period.
The equipment shall be
condition as reasonable wear will permit.
provide service under
the property of the
be returned to the
requested, within a
returned in as good
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
Original Page 15
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.3
Obligations of the Customer (Cont'd)
2.3.3
Equipment Space and Power
The customer shall furnish or arrange to have furnished to the
Telephone Company, at no charge, equipment space and electrical power
required by the Telephone Company to provide services under this
tariff at the points of termination of such services. The selection
of ac or dc power shall be mutually agreed to by the customer and the
Telephone Company.
The customer shall also make necessary
arrangements in order that the Telephone Company will have access to
such spaces at reasonable times for installing, testing, repairing or
removing Telephone Company facilities used to provide services.
2.3.4
Availability for Testing
Access to facilities used to provide services under this tariff shall
be available to the Telephone Company at times mutually agreed upon
in order to permit the Telephone Company to make tests and
adjustments appropriate for maintaining the services in satisfactory
operating condition.
Such tests and adjustments shall be completed
within a reasonable time.
As set forth in 2.4.4(C)4 following no
credit will be allowed for any interruptions involved during such
tests and adjustments.
2.3.5
Limitation of Use of Metallic Facilities
Signals applied to a metallic facility shall conform to the
limitations set forth in Technical Reference Publication AS No. 1.
In the case of application of dc telegraph signaling systems, the
customer shall be responsible, at its expense, for the provision of
current limiting devices to protect the Telephone Company facilities
from excessive current due to abnormal conditions and for the
provision of noise mitigation networks when required to reduce
excessive noise.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
Original Page 16
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.3
Obligations of the Customer (Cont'd)
2.3.6
Balance
All signals for transmission over the facilities used to provide
services under this tariff shall be delivered by the customer
balanced to ground except for ground start, duplex (DX) and
McCulloch-Loop (Alarm System) type signaling and dc telegraph
transmission at speeds of 75 baud or less.
2.3.7
Design of Customer Services
Subject
to
the
provisions
of
2.1.7
preceding
(Changes
and
Substitutions), the customer shall be solely responsible, at its own
expense, for the overall design of its services and for any
redesigning or rearrangement of its services which may be required
because of changes in facilities, operations or procedures of the
Telephone Company, minimum protection criteria or operating or
maintenance characteristics of the facilities.
2.3.8
References to the Telephone Company
The customer may advise end users that certain services are provided
by the Telephone Company in connection with the service the customer
furnishes to end users; however, the customer shall not represent
that the Telephone Company jointly participates in the customer's
services.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
Original Page 17
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.3
Obligations of the Customer (Cont'd)
2.3.9
Claims and Demands for Damages
(A)
With respect to claims of patent infringement made by third
persons, the customer shall defend, indemnify, protect and save
harmless the Telephone Company from and against all claims
arising out of the combining with, or use in connection with,
the
services
provided
under
this
tariff,
any
circuit,
apparatus, system or method provided by the customer.
(B)
The customer shall defend, indemnify and save harmless the
Telephone Company from and against any suits, claims, losses or
damages, including punitive damages, attorney fees and court
costs by third persons arising out of the construction,
installation, operation, maintenance, or removal of the
customer's circuits, facilities, or equipment connected to the
Telephone Company's services provided under this tariff
including, without limitation, Workmen's Compensation claims,
actions for infringement of copyright and/or unauthorized use
of program material, libel and slander actions based on the
content of communications transmitted over the customer's
circuits, facilities or equipment, and proceedings to recover
taxes, fines, or penalties for failure of the customer to
obtain or maintain in effect any necessary certificates,
permits,
licenses, or other authority to acquire or operate
the services provided under this tariff; provided, however, the
foregoing indemnification shall not apply to suits, claims, and
demands to recover damages for damage to property, death, or
personal injury unless such suits, claims or demands are based
on the tortuous conduct of the customer, its officers, agents
or employees.
(C)
The customer shall defend, indemnify and save harmless the
Telephone Company from and against any suits, claims, losses or
damages, including punitive damages, attorney fees and court
costs by the customer or third parties arising out of any act
or omission of the customer in the course of using services
provided under this tariff.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
Original Page 18
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.3
Obligations of the Customer (Cont'd)
2.3.10
Coordination with Respect to Network Contingencies
The customer shall, in cooperation with the Telephone Company,
coordinate in planning the actions to be taken to maintain maximum
network capability following natural or man-made disasters which
affect telecommunications services.
2.3.11
Jurisdictional Report and Certification Requirements
(A)
Certification Requirements - Special Access
When the customer orders Special Access Service, and the
customer certifies to the Telephone Company in writing that
ten percent or less of the traffic is interstate, the service
is considered to be intrastate and is provided under this
Tariff.
Following initial certification, should the jurisdictional
nature of the customer's Special Access Service change, the
customer should inform the Telephone Company in writing of the
change. The effective date of the change will be the date the
Telephone Company receives the customer's notice of change. No
charge applies for the jurisdictional change.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
Original Page 19
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.3
Obligations of the Customer (Cont'd)
2.3.11
Jurisdictional Report and Certification Requirements (Cont'd)
(B)
Certification Requirements - Special Access Disputes Involving
Jurisdictional Certification - Special Access (Cont’d)
If a dispute arises concerning the certification of projected
interstate traffic as described above, the Telephone Company
will ask the customer to provide the data the customer used to
determine that 10% or less of the traffic is interstate. The
customer shall supply the data within thirty (30) days of the
Telephone Company request.
If the reply results in a
jurisdictional change of a Special Access Service, the
effective date of the change will be the date the Telephone
Company receives the customer's reply. There is no charge when
the customer's reply results in a jurisdictional change in the
Special Access Service.
No changes will be made to existing
intrastate percentages until the requested detail has been
provided to warrant such change.
(C)
Jurisdictional Reports - Switched Access
For Switched Access Service, the Telephone Company cannot in
all cases determine the jurisdictional nature of customer
traffic and its related access minutes.
In such cases the
customer may be called upon to provide a projected estimate of
its traffic, split between the interstate and intrastate
jurisdictions.
The
following
regulations
govern
such
estimates, their reporting by the customer and cases where the
Telephone Company will develop jurisdictional percentages.
(1)
General
When a customer initially orders Switched Access Service,
the customer shall state in its order the Percent
Interstate Usage (PIU) and Percent IntraLATA Usage (PLU)
on a state wide, LATA or billing account number level (at
the option of the customer) on a local exchange company
specific basis, separately for each of the following:
-
Feature Group A (FGA)
Feature Group B (FGB)
Feature Group D (FGD)
500 Service Access
700 Service Access
800/888/877 Service Access
900 Service Access
Switched Entrance Facilities
Switched Direct Trunk Transport
Switched Transport Multiplexing Equipment
Carrier Identification Parameter (CIP)
The PIU factor provided for each of the foregoing
facilities categories (Switched Entrance Facilities,
Switched Direct Trunk Transport, Switched Transport
Multiplexing Equipment and CIP) shall reflect the
combination of all traffic types which traverse such
facility category.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
Original Page 20
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.3
Obligations of the Customer (Cont'd)
2.3.11
Jurisdictional Report Requirements (Cont'd)
(C)
Jurisdictional Reports - Switched Access (Cont'd)
(1)
General (Cont'd)
Additionally, upon employing the 700 Service Access Code
over Feature Group D Switched Access Services, the
customer must provide the Company the PIU for the 700
calls.
A PIU of less than one-hundred percent is not
allowed in those LATAs where the service is not available
as an intrastate access service.
The customer shall
report the PIU on a statewide, LATA or billing account
number level (at the option of the customer) on a local
exchange company specific basis.
The customer shall furnish to the Company annually a
report of the actual PIU on a statewide, LATA or billing
account number level (at the option of the customer) on a
local exchange company specific basis, separately for
each of the services listed previously in 2.3.11 (C)(1).
The customer, at its own option, may report revised PIU’s
more frequently if a change warrants an update before the
annual period.
These updates should be made to the
Telephone Company on the first day of the next available
quarter (January, July or October). The annual report of
revised PIU’s should be received by the first of March of
each year.
The report should show revised interstate
percentages of use representing interstate usage for the
past calendar year period, for each interstate service.
The revised percentage will be implemented July 1, and
will serve as the interstate percentage for the next
twelve months billing.
If the customer does not supply
the report, the Telephone Company will assume the
percentages to be the same as those provided in the last
report. For those cases in which a report has never been
received from the customer, the Telephone Company will
assume the percentages to be the same as those provided
in the order of service as set forth in (2) following.
The customer shall compute the PIU using the following
formula (rounded to a whole percentage).
Interstate Minutes
Total Minutes
Percent Interstate
Usage Factor
1.0 minus
factor
factor
Interstate
equals
Intrastate
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, LLC
Section 2
1st Revised Page 21
Cancels Original Page 21
ISSUED: September 21, 2009
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
October 5, 2009
General Regulations
2.3
Obligations of the Customer (Cont'd)
2.3.11
Jurisdictional Report Requirements (Cont'd)
(C)
Jurisdictional Reports - Switched Access (Cont'd)
(1)
General (Cont'd)
When Special Access service is provided on a Switched
Access facility, e.g., Special access DS1 on a Switched
Access DS3, the facility will be apportioned between
Switched Access and Special Access. The jurisdiction of
the Special access service shall reflect the composite of
the jurisdiction of the lower capacity services, if any,
of which it is comprised.
Intrastate usage is to be developed as though every call
that enters a customer network at a point within the same
state as that in which the called station (as designated
by the called station number) is situated, is an
intrastate communication and every call for which the
point of entry is in a state other than that where the
called station (as designated by the called number) is
situated is an interstate communication.
When the customer computes the PIU it shall subtract the
developed percentage from 100 and the difference is the
percent intrastate usage. The sum of the interstate and
intrastate percentage shall equal 100 percent.
The PIUs described in (2) through (3) following are
applied to associated usage rated elements and services,
e.g., Information Surcharge, Local Switching, Tandem
Switched Transport, Tandem Switching and Transport
Interconnection charges.
The PIUs are also used to
develop the carrier charges. Separate PIUs are required
for flat rated Entrance Facilities, Direct Trunked
Transport and Mulitplexers.
(N)
(a) There may be some portion of terminating minutes
where it is not possible to know and therefore to
send, the needed originating number information. A
“floor” of 7.00 percent (%) will be set for
terminating minutes lacking originating numbers for
all switched access customers.
(1) When the percentage of terminating traffic
without sufficient call detail to determine
jurisdiction does not exceed the sum of the
floor plus a 2.00 percent (%) grace threshold or
9.00 percent (%), the Telephone Company will
apply the PIU factor, either provided by the
customer or as set forth in section (C)(1).
(N)
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, LLC
Section 2
1st Revised Page 22
Cancels Original Page 22
ISSUED: September 21, 2009
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
October 5, 2009
General Regulations
2.3
Obligations of the Customer (Cont'd)
2.3.11
Jurisdictional Report Requirements (Cont'd)
(C)
Jurisdictional Reports - Switched Access (Cont'd)
(1)
General (Cont'd)
(N)
(2) When the percentage is greater than 9.00 percent
(%), the Telephone Company will assess rates
from this tariff on all minutes exceeding the
floor.
For example, if 30 percent (%) of a
customer’s terminating minutes sent to the
Telephone Company do not contain sufficient
originating information to allow the Telephone
Company to determine the originating location,
then the Telephone Company would apply the
provisions of this tariff to those minutes
exceeding the floor, or 23 percent (%) in this
example.
In the event that the Telephone Company applies rates to
terminating calls without originating number information
as provided in this tariff, customers will have the
opportunity to request backup documentation of the
Telephone Company’s basis for such application, and
further request that the Telephone Company change the
application of the intrastate access rate upon a showing
by the customer of why the intrastate rate should not be
applied.
(N)
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, LLC
Section 2
Original Page 23
ISSUED: September 21, 2009
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
October 5, 2009
General Regulations
2.3
Obligations of the Customer (Cont'd)
2.3.11
Jurisdictional Report Requirements (Cont'd)
(C)
Jurisdictional Reports - Switched Access (Cont'd)
(2)
Feature Groups A and B
(a)
When a customer orders Feature Group A and/or
Feature Group B Switched Access Service the
customer shall, in its order, state the projected
intrastate percentage for intrastate usage for
each Feature Group A and/or Feature Group B
Switched Access Service group ordered.
The term
group shall be construed to mean single lines or
trunks as well.
If the customer adds or
discontinues some but not all of the Feature Group
A and/or Feature Group B Switched Access Services
in a group, it shall provide a revised projected
intrastate percentage for the overall services
provided.
The revised reports will serve as the
basis for future billing and will be effective on
the next bill date.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
Original Page 24
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.3
Obligations of the Customer (Cont'd)
2.3.11
Jurisdictional Report Requirements (Cont'd)
(C)
Jurisdictional Reports - Switched Access (Cont'd)
(2)
Feature Groups A and B (Cont'd)
(b)
For
multiline
hunt
group
or
trunk
group
arrangements where either the interstate or the
intrastate charges are based on measured usage,
the intrastate Feature Group A and/or Feature
Group B Switched Access Service(s) information
reported as set forth in (a) preceding will be
used to determine the charges.
For all groups the number of access minutes
(either measured or assumed) for a group will be
multiplied by the projected intrastate percentage
to develop the intrastate access minutes.
The
number of access minutes for the group minus the
developed intrastate access minutes for the group
will be the developed interstate access minutes.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
Original Page 25
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.3
Obligations of the Customer (Cont'd)
2.3.11
Jurisdictional Report Requirements (Cont'd)
(C)
Jurisdictional Reports - Switched Access (Cont'd)
(3)
Feature Group C and D
When a customer orders Feature Group C or Feature Group D
Switched Access Service(s) the customer may provide the
projected intrastate usage for each end office in its
order.
Alternatively the Telephone company, where the
jurisdiction can be determined from the call detail, will
determine the projected intrastate usage for each end
office in its order.
Alternatively the Telephone
Company, where the jurisdiction can be determined from
the call detail, will determine the projected intrastate
percentage as follows.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
Original Page 26
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.3
Obligations of the Customer (Cont'd)
2.3.11
Jurisdictional Report Requirements (Cont'd)
(C)
Jurisdictional Reports - Switched Access (Cont'd)
(3)
Feature Group C and D (Cont'd)
-
For
originating
access
minutes,
the
projected
intrastate percentage will be developed on a monthly
basis by end office where the Feature Group C or
Feature Group D Switched Access Service access
minutes are measured by dividing the measured
intrastate originating access minutes by the total
originating access minutes, when the call detail is
adequate to determine the appropriate jurisdiction.
The Telephone Company, where the jurisdiction can not be
determined from the call detail, will determine the
projected intrastate percentage as follows:
-
When originating call details are insufficient to
determine the jurisdiction for the call (e.g.
800/888/877 Access Service), the customer must supply
the projected intrastate percentage.
-
For terminating access minutes, the customer may
supply the intrastate percentage or the customer may
allow the originating access minute percentage as
listed above to be used to develop the projected
intrastate percentage for such terminating access
minutes. Customers choosing not to supply a PIU for
terminating Feature Group C or D Switched Access
service may continue to allow the Company to develop
this PIU based upon the percentage for originating
access minutes. This percentage shall be used by the
Company as the intrastate percentage for such call
detail.
-
For Switched Entrance Facilities, Switched Direct
Trunk Transport, Switched Transport Multiplexing, and
CIP the customer may allow the originating access
minute percentage as listed above to be used to
develop the projected intrastate percentage for such
dedicated switched transport service.
-
When a customer employs the use of 700 or 900 Service
Access Codes over Feature Group D Switched Access,
the customer must provide the Company with the
projected percentage of intrastate use for the 700 or
900 calls made.
The remaining percentage will be
assumed interstate percentage.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
Original Page 27
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.3
Obligations of the Customer (Cont'd)
2.3.11
Jurisdictional Report Requirements (Cont'd)
(D)
Billing Disputes Involving Jurisdictional Reports Switched Access
For Switched Access, if a billing dispute arises or the North
Carolina
Utilities
Commission
questions
the
projected
intrastate percentages, the Telephone Company will ask the
customer to provide the data the customer used to determine
the projected intrastate percentages.
The customer shall
supply the data within 30 days of the Telephone Company
request. The customer shall keep, for a minimum of 12 months,
records of call detail from which the percentages of
intrastate use can be ascertained and upon request of the
Telephone Company make the records available for inspection as
reasonably necessary for purposes of verification of the
percentages.
Verification audits may be conducted to validate the accuracy
of customer jurisdictional reports. No changes to intrastate
percentages will be made until information has been provided
to resolve the dispute.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section
Original Page 28
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.3
Obligations of the Customer (Cont'd)
2.3.12
Determination of Intrastate Charges
Intrastate Switched Access Service
for
Mixed
Interstate
and
When mixed interstate and intrastate Switched Access Service is
provided, all charges (i.e., nonrecurring, monthly and/or usage)
including optional features charges, will be prorated between
interstate and intrastate. The percentage determined as set forth
in 2.3.11 (C) preceding will serve as the basis for prorating the
charges unless the Telephone Company is billing according to
actuals by jurisdiction. The percentage of an Access Service to
be charged as intrastate is applied in the following manner:
(A)
Monthly and Nonrecurring Charges
For monthly and nonrecurring chargeable rate elements,
multiply the percent intrastate use times the quantity of
chargeable elements times the stated tariff rate per
element.
(B)
Usage Sensitive Charges
For usage sensitive (i.e., access minutes and calls)
chargeable rate elements, multiply the percent intrastate
use times actual use (i.e., measured or Telephone Company
assumed average use) times the stated tariff rate.
The intrastate percentage may change as revised usage reports are
submitted as set forth in 2.3.11 preceding.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
Original Page 29
EFFECTIVE: July 3, 2006
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
General Regulations
2.3
Obligations of the Customer (Cont'd)
2.3.13
Proof of Certification
A. When a customer places an order with the Company for
switched access services provided in this tariff, the
customer shall be responsible for furnishing to the Company
at the time the service is requested, proof that the
customer has obtained a certificate of public convenience
and necessity from the North Carolina Utilities Commission.
Unless this proof is presented to the Company, the
customers request for service will not be processed.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, LLC
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 2
1st Revised Page 29.1
Cancels Original Page 29.1
June 7, 2012
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 13, 2012
General Regulations
2.3
Obligations of the Customer (Cont'd)
2.3.14 Identification and Rating of VoIP-PSTN Traffic
(A)
Scope
(1)
VoIP-PSTN traffic is defined as traffic exchanged over
the
public
switched
telephone
network
(“PSTN”)
facilities that originate from a customer’s end user
and/or is terminated by the Telephone Company in
Internet protocol (“IP”) format.
This section governs
the identification of toll VoIP-PSTN (“toll VoIP”)
traffic that in the absence of an interconnection
agreement will be subject to interstate switched access
rates in accordance with the Federal Communications
Commission Report and Order in WC Docket Nos. 10-90,
etc., FCC No. 11-161 released (Nov. 18, 2011) (“FCC
Order”) as it may hereinafter be amended or clarified.
Specifically, this section establishes the method of
distinguishing toll VoIP traffic from the customer’s
total intrastate access traffic, so that toll VoIP
traffic will be billed in accordance with the FCC Order.
Nothing in this section will supersede any current
interconnection agreement governing the identification
and rating of VoIP-PSTN traffic.
(2)
This section will be
access charges to a
carrier only to the
implemented billing
VoIP-PSTN Traffic in
applied to the billing of switched
customer that is a local exchange
extent that the customer has also
of interstate access charges for
accordance with the FCC Order.
(D)
(D)
(B)
Rating of toll VoIP-PSTN traffic
The FCC released their Second Order of Reconsideration in WC Docket
No. 10-90, etc., FCC Release No. 12-47(April 25, 2012) which
affected the compensation of originating VoIP-PSTN Traffic.
Upon receipt, validation and acceptance of the Percent VoIP Usage
factor, originating switched access for VoIP-PSTN Traffic will be
compensated as follows:
- Between the Initial Implementation date described in 2.3.14(C)
and July 12, 2012, the applicable rate elements used in providing
originating access for VoIP PSTN Traffic and associated
facilities will be billed according to interstate access rates.
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ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, LLC
Section 2
1st Revised Page 29.2
Cancels Original Page 29.2
ISSUED: June 7, 2012
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 13, 2012
General Regulations
2.3
Obligations of the Customer (Cont'd)
2.3.14 Identification and Rating of VoIP-PSTN Traffic (Cont’d)
(B)
Rating of toll VoIP-PSTN traffic (Cont’d)
(C)
-
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Effective July 13, 2012 the applicable rate elements used
in providing originating access for intrastate VoIP PSTN
Traffic
and
associated
facilities
will
be
billed
according to intrastate access rates.
Effective July 1, 2014 the applicable rate elements used
in providing originating access for intrastate VoIP PSTN
Traffic
and
associated
facilities
will
be
billed
according to interstate access rates.
After the Initial Implementation date described in
2.3.14(C), terminating switched access for VoIP-PSTN
Traffic
and
associated
facilities
will
be
billed
according to interstate access rates.
The Telephone Company will determine the number of toll VoIP
traffic minutes of use (“MOU”) to which it will apply its
interstate rates under subsection (B), above, by applying a
Percent VoIP Usage (“PVU”) factor to the total intrastate
terminating access MOU exchanged between a customer and the
Telephone Company.
The PVU will be derived and applied as
follows:
(1)
The customer will calculate and furnish to the
Telephone Company a factor (“PVU-C”), along with
supporting documentation, representing a whole number
percentage
based
on
total
intrastate
traffic
originated by the customer’s end user in IP format and
delivered to the Telephone Company in the State
divided by the customer’s total intrastate access MOU
terminated by the customer to the Telephone Company in
the State.
(2)
The Telephone Company will, likewise, calculate a
factor (“PVU-T”), representing the whole number
percentage
of
the
customer’s
total
terminating
intrastate access MOU that the customer exchanges with
the Telephone Company in the State that is sent to the
Telephone Company and terminated in IP format.
(3)
The PVU-C and supporting documentation shall be based
on information that is verifiable by the Telephone
Company including but not limited to the number of the
customer’s retail VoIP subscriptions in the state
(e.g., as reported on FCC Form 477, including all VoIP
subscriptions
regardless
of
technology),
traffic
studies, actual call detail, or other relevant and
verifiable information. The customer shall not modify
its reported PIU factor to account for VoIP-PSTN
traffic.
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ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, LLC
Section 2
1st Revised Page 29.3
Cancels Original Page 29.3
ISSUED: June 7, 2012
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 13, 2012
General Regulations
2.3
Obligations of the Customer (Cont'd)
2.3.14 Identification and Rating of VoIP-PSTN Traffic (Cont’d)
(B)
Rating of toll VoIP-PSTN traffic (Cont’d)
(C)
(4)
(M)
After the Telephone Company verifies the PVU-C
provided by the customer the Telephone Company will
use the PVU-C and PVU-T factors to calculate a PVU
factor representing the percentage of toll VoIP
traffic to be applied to total terminating intrastate
access MOU. The PVU factor will be calculated as the
sum of: (a) the PVU-C factor and (b) the PVU-T factor
times (1.0 minus the PVU-C factor).
Example 1: The PVU-T is 5% and PVU-C is 10%. The PVU
factor is equal to 10%+(5%x90%)= 14.5%. The Telephone
Company will bill 14.5% of the customers terminating
intrastate access MOU at its applicable tariffed
interstate rates.
Example 2: The PVU-T is 0% and PVU-C is 5%. The PVU
factor is equal to 5%+(0%x95%)= 5%.
The Telephone
Company will bill 5% of the customers terminating
intrastate access MOU at its applicable tariffed
interstate rates.
(C)
Initial PVU-C and PVU-T Factors
In calculating the initial PVU-C and PVU-T factor(s), the
Telephone Company will take the factor(s) provided by the
customer and/or developed by the Telephone Company into
account retroactively to January 1, 2012, provided that the
factor(s) and supporting documentation are provided as
specified in subsection (B) above to the Telephone Company
no later than 15 days after the effective date of this
tariff.
Within 15 days of receiving the customers PVU-C
factor the Telephone Company will verify and either request
additional information or apply the PVU-C and associated
Telephone Company developed PVU-T. At the same time the
customer submits the PVU-C factor the customer may request
from the Telephone Company notification of the calculated
PVU-T factor, which will be provided by the Telephone
Company within 15 days of request. If the customer does not
furnish the Telephone Company with a PVU-C factor pursuant
to the preceding subsection (B), the initial PVU-C factor
will be zero.
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ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, LLC
Section 2
Original Page 29.4
ISSUED: June 7, 2012
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 13, 2012
General Regulations
2.3
Obligations of the Customer (Cont'd)
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2.3.14 Identification and Rating of VoIP-PSTN Traffic (Cont’d)
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(D)
PVU-C and PVU-T Factor Updates
The customer may update the PVU-C factor semi-annually using
the method set forth in subsection (B), above. If the
customer chooses to submit such updates, it shall forward to
the Telephone Company, no later than 15 days after the first
day of January and/or July of each year, a revised PVU-C
factor and supporting documentation based on data for the
prior three months, ending the last day of December and/or
June, respectively. If the customer submits a PVU-C factor
update the Telephone Company will, within 15 days of receipt
of such request, calculate an updated PVU-T factor. Within
15 days of receiving the customer’s revised PVU-C factor the
Telephone Company will verify and either request additional
information or apply the PVU-C and associated Telephone
Company developed PVU-T. Once verified by the Telephone
Company the revised PVU-C factor along with the revised
Telephone Company developed PVU-T will apply prospectively
and serve as the basis for billing until superseded by a new
verified factor.
(E)
PVU-C Factor Verification
(T)(M)
(T)
(T)
In the event the Telephone Company can not verify the PVU-C,
the Telephone Company will request additional information to
support the PVU-C, during this time no changes will be made
to the existing PVU-C.
The customer shall supply the
requested additional information within 15 days of the
Telephone Company’s request or no changes will be made to the
existing PVU-C.
If after review of the additional
information, the customer and Telephone Company establish a
revised and mutually agreed upon PVU-C factor, the Telephone
Company will begin using the new factor with the next bill
period.
If the dispute is unresolved the customer may request that
verification audits be conducted by an independent auditor,
at the customer’s sole expense. During the audit, the most
recent undisputed PVU-C factor will be used by the Telephone
Company.
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ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
Original Page 30
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.4
Payment Arrangements and Credit Allowances
2.4.1
Payment of Rates, Charges and Deposits
(A)
Deposits
The Telephone Company may require a customer which has a proven
history of late payments to the Telephone Company or does not
have established credit, to make a deposit in accordance with
N.C.U.C Rule R12 prior to or at any time after the provision of
a service to the customer. No such deposit will be required of
a customer which is a successor of a company which has
established credit and has no history of late payments to the
Telephone Company. Such deposit will not exceed the actual or
estimated rates and charges for the service for a two month
period.
The fact that a deposit has been made in no way
relieves the customer from complying with the Telephone
Company's regulations as to the prompt payment of bills.
At
such time as the provision of the service to the customer is
terminated, the amount of the deposit will be credited to the
customer's account and any credit balance which may remain will
be refunded.
Such a deposit will be refunded or credited to the account when
the customer has established credit in accordance with N.C.U.C.
Rule R12.2, or, in any event, after the customer has
established a one-year prompt payment record at any time prior
to the termination of the provision of the service to the
customer.
In case of a cash deposit, for the period the
deposit is held by the Telephone Company, the customer will
receive interest at the percentage rate set forth in N.C.U.C
Rule R12.4(c).
The rate will be compounded daily for the number of days from
the date the customer deposit is received by the Telephone
Company to and including the date such deposit is credited to
the customer's account or the date the deposit is refunded by
the Telephone Company.
Should a deposit be credited to the
customer's account, as indicated above, no interest will accrue
on the deposit from the date such deposit is credited to the
customer's account.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
Original Page 31
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.4
Payment Arrangements and Credit Allowances (Cont'd)
2.4.1
Payment of Rates, Charges and Deposits (Cont'd)
(B)
Bill Dates
The Telephone Company shall bill on a current basis all charges
incurred by and credits due to the customer under this tariff
attributable to services established or discontinued during the
preceding billing period.
In addition, the Telephone Company
shall bill in advance charges for all services to be provided
during the ensuing billing period except for charges associated
with service usage. The bill day (i.e., the billing date of a
bill for a customer for Access Service under this tariff), the
period of service each bill covers and the payment date will be
as follows:
(1)
Presubscription
For Presubscription Service, the Telephone Company will
establish a bill day each month for each
account or
advise the customer in writing of an alternate billing
schedule.
Alternate billing schedules shall not be
established on less than 60 days notice or initiated by
the Telephone Company more than twice in any consecutive
12 month period.
The bill will cover any applicable
Presubscription Charges, any known unbilled charges for
prior periods and any known unbilled adjustments for
prior periods for Presubscription Service.
Such bills
are due when rendered.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
Original Page 32
EFFECTIVE: July 3, 2006
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
General Regulations
2.4
Payment Arrangements and Credit Allowances (Cont'd)
2.4.1
Payment of Rates, Charges and Deposits (Cont'd)
(B)
Bill Dates (Cont'd)
(2)
Access Services Other than
Presubscription
For Service other than
Presubscription Service, the
Telephone Company will establish a bill day each month
for each customer account or advise the customer in
writing of an alternate billing schedule.
Alternate
billing schedules shall not be established on less than
60 days notice or initiated by the Telephone Company more
than twice in any consecutive 12 month period.
The bill will cover nonusage sensitive service charges
for the ensuing billing period for which the bill is
rendered, any known unbilled nonusage sensitive charges
for prior periods and unbilled usage charges for the
period after the last bill day through the current bill
day. Any known unbilled usage charges for prior periods
and any known unbilled adjustments will be applied to
this bill. Payment for such bills is due in immediately
available funds by the payment date, as set forth in (C)
following.
If payment is not received by the payment
date, a late payment penalty will apply as set forth in
(C) following.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
Original Page 33
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.4
Payment Arrangements and Credit Allowances (Cont'd)
2.4.1
Payment of Rates, Charges and Deposits (Cont'd)
(C)
Payment Dates and Late Payment Penalties
(1)
All bills dated as set forth in (B)(2) preceding for
service, other than
Presubscription Service, provided to
the customer by the Telephone Company are due 31 days
(payment date) after the bill day or by the next bill date
(i.e., same date in the following month as the bill date),
whichever is the shortest interval, except as provided
herein, and are payable in immediately available funds. If
the customer does not receive a bill at least 20 days prior
to the 31 day payment due date, then the bill shall be
considered delayed.
When the bill has been delayed, upon
request of the customer the due date will be extended by the
number of days the bill was delayed.
Such request of the
customer must be accompanied with proof of late bill
receipt.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
Original Page 34
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.4
Payment Arrangements and Credit Allowances (Cont'd)
2.4.1
Payment of Rates, Charges and Deposits (Cont'd)
(C)
Payment Dates and Late Payment Penalties
(1)
(Cont'd)
If such payment date would cause payment to be due on a
Saturday, Sunday or Legal Holiday, payment for such bills
will be due from the customer as follows:
If the payment date falls on a Sunday or on a Legal Holiday
which is observed on a Monday, the payment date shall be the
first non-Holiday day following such Sunday or Legal
Holiday.
If the payment date falls on a Saturday or on a Legal
Holiday which is observed on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or
Friday, the payment date shall be the last non-Holiday day
preceding such Saturday or Legal Holiday.
EXAMPLE:
CALCULATION OF PAYMENT DATES
JANUARY
(31 DAYS)
1
6
11
16
21
FEBRUARY
(28 DAYS)
26
31
5
10
15
20
MARCH
(31 DAYS)
25
2
7
1st BILL
1st PAYMENT
DATE
DATE **
DATE
(JAN 5)
2nd BILL
3rd BILL DATE
12
17
22
2nd PAYMENT
DATE (FEB 5)
(MAR 5)
CUSTOMER
CUSTOMER
CUSTOMER
RECEIVE
RECEIVE
RECEIVE
DATE *
DATE
DATE
(JAN 16)
(FEB 13)
(MAR 16)
LEGEND:
*
**
IF CUSTOMER DOES NOT RECEIVE BILL BY THE
PERIOD IN WHICH TELEPHONE
RECEIVE DATE THE PAYMENT DATE MAY BE
COMPANY PREPARES AND
EXTENDED AS SET FORTH PRECEDING.
DELIVERS BILL
IF THE PAYMENT DATE IS ON A SATURDAY,
PERIOD DURING WHICH
SUNDAY OR HOLIDAY, THE PAYMENT DATE
CUSTOMERS BILL IS DUE
WILL BE CHANGED AS SET FORTH PRECEDING.
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Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
Original Page 35
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.4
Payment Arrangements and Credit Allowances (Cont'd)
2.4.1
Payment of Rates, Charges and Deposits (Cont'd)
(C)
Payment Dates and Late Payment Penalties (Cont'd)
(2)
(D)
Further, if no payment is received by the payment date or
if a payment or any portion of a payment is
received by the Telephone Company after the
payment date as set forth in (1) preceding, or if
a payment or any portion of a payment is received
by the Telephone Company in funds which are not
immediately available to the Telephone Company,
then a late payment penalty shall be due to the
Telephone Company. The late payment penalty shall
be the payment or the portion of the payment not
received by the payment date times a late factor.
The late factor shall be in accordance with
N.C.U.C. Commission Rule R12-9(d).
Valid Billing Dispute
A valid billing dispute consists of written documentation
specifically listing the total dollar amount of the dispute,
specific rate elements being disputed and their dollar amounts.
The dispute must be received in writing within 30 days after
the due date of the bill. At least one of the seven following
reasons must be given and supported for the dispute to be
considered valid.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Incorrect rate
Error in quantity (i.e., minutes or quantity of
circuits incorrect.)
Service no longer exists.
Invalid factors
Incorrect customer being billed.
Invalid Purchase Order Number (PON)
Backbilling
Refusal to pay an entire bill or any portion thereof without
written supporting documentation, will not be considered a
valid dispute and will be handled as a non payment in
accordance with Section 2.4.1(C) above.
(E)
Billing Disputes Resolved in Favor of the Telephone Company
Late payment charges will apply to amounts withheld pending
settlement of the dispute. Late payment charges are calculated
as set forth in (C)(2) preceding except that when the customer
disputes the bill on or before the payment date and pays the
undisputed amount on or before the payment date, the penalty
interest period shall not begin until 10 days following the
payment date.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, LLC
Section 2
Original Page 36
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.4
Payment Arrangements and Credit Allowances (Cont'd)
2.4.1
Payment of Rates, Charges and Deposits (Cont'd)
(F)
Billing Disputes Resolved in Favor of the Customer
If the customer pays the total billed amount and disputes all or
part of the amount, the Telephone Company will refund the
overpayment. In addition, the Telephone Company will pay to the
customer penalty interest on the overpayment.
When a claim is
filed within 90 days of the due date, the penalty interest period
shall begin on the payment date. When a claim is filed more than
90 days after the due date, the penalty interest period shall
begin from the date of the claim or the date of overpayment,
whichever is later.
The penalty interest period shall end on the date that the
Telephone Company actually refunds the overpayment to the
customer.
The penalty interest rate shall be as set forth in
N.C.U.C Commission Rule R12-9.
(G)
Proration of Charges
Adjustments for the quantities of services established or
discontinued in any billing period beyond the minimum period set
forth for services in other sections of this tariff will be
prorated to the number of days based on a 30 day month.
The
Telephone Company will, upon request, furnish within 30 days of a
request and at no charge to the customer such detailed information
as may reasonably be required for verification of any bill.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, LLC
Section 2
Original Page 37
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.4
Payment Arrangements and Credit Allowances (Cont'd)
2.4.1
Payment of Rates, Charges and Deposits (Cont'd)
(H)
Rounding of Charges
When a rate as set forth in this tariff is shown to more than two
decimal places, the charges will be determined using the rate
shown. The resulting amount will then be rounded to the nearest
penny (i.e., rounded to two decimal places).
2.4.2
Minimum Periods
The minimum period for which services are provided and for which rates
and charges are applicable is one month except for those usage rated
services set forth in Section 6.
(Switched Access Service) and 9.
(Directory Assistance Service) and those services set forth in 6.1.3
(Switched Access High Capacity DS3 Entrance Facility and High Capacity
DS3 Direct Trunked Transport), 7.2.4, (Part-time Video and Program
Audio), and 7.2.8 (High Capacity DS1 and DS3 Service), or as otherwise
specified.
The minimum period for which service is provided and for which rates
and charges are applicable for a Specialized Service or Arrangement
provided on an individual case basis as set forth in Section 12.
following, is one month unless a different minimum period is
established with the individual case filing.
When a service is discontinued prior to the expiration of the minimum
period, charges are applicable, whether the service is used or not, as
follows:
(A)
When a service with a one month minimum period is discontinued
prior to the expiration of the minimum period, a one month charge
will apply at the rate level in effect at the time service is
discontinued.
(B)
When a service with a minimum period greater than one month is
discontinued prior to the expiration of the minimum period, except
for DS3 monthly service and DS1 and DS3 Optional Payment Plans as
provided for in Sec. 5.5.1 and 7.2.8 following, the applicable
charge will be the lesser of (1) the Telephone Company's total
nonrecoverable costs less the net salvage value for the
discontinued service or (2) the total monthly charges, at the rate
level in effect at the time service is discontinued, for the
remainder of the minimum period.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
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ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.4
Payment Arrangements and Credit Allowances (Cont'd)
2.4.3
Cancellation of an Order for Service
Provisions for the cancellation of an order for service are set forth
in other applicable sections of this tariff.
2.4.4
Credit Allowance for Service Interruptions
(A)
General
A service is interrupted when it becomes unusable to the customer
because of a failure of a facility component used to furnish
service under this tariff or in the event that the protective
controls applied by the Telephone Company result in the complete
loss of service by the customer as set forth in 6.2.1 following.
An interruption period starts when an inoperative service is
reported to the Telephone Company, and ends when the service is
operative.
(B)
When a Credit Allowance Applies
In case of an interruption to any service, allowance for the
period of interruption, if not due to the negligence of the
customer, shall be provided.
For Digital Data Access, SD Codes D1 through D4 and High Capacity,
HC1, Special Access Services, any period during which the error
performance is below that specified for the service will be
considered as an interruption.
Service interruptions for Specialized Service or Arrangements
provided under Section 12 following shall be administered in the
same manner as those set forth in this section (2.4.4) unless
other regulations are specified with the individual case filing.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
Original Page 39
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.4
Payment Arrangements and Credit Allowances (Cont'd)
2.4.4
Credit Allowance for Service Interruptions (Cont'd)
(B)
When a Credit Allowance Applies (Cont'd)
Credit allowances are computed as follows:
(1)
Special Access Service other than Program Audio and Video
and flat rated Switched Access Service rate elements
For Special Access Services other than Program Audio and
Video Services and for flat rated Switched Access Service
rate elements (i.e., Entrance Facility, Direct Trunked
Transport and Multiplexing), no credit shall be allowed for
an interruption of less than 30 minutes. The customer shall
be credited for an interruption of 30 minutes or more at the
rate of 1/1440 of the monthly charges for the facility or
service for each period of 30 minutes or major fraction
thereof that the interruption continues.
The monthly charges used to determine the credit shall be as
follows:
(a)
Two-point Services
For two-point services, the monthly charge shall be
the total of all the monthly rate element charges
associated with the service (i.e., two channel
terminations, channel mileage and optional features
and functions).
(b)
Multipoint Services
For multipoint services, the monthly charge shall be
only the total of all the monthly rate element charges
associated with that portion of the service that is
inoperative (i.e., a channel termination per customer
premises, channel mileage and optional features and
functions).
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
Original Page 40
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.4
Payment Arrangements and Credit Allowances (Cont'd)
2.4.4
Credit Allowance for Service Interruptions (Cont'd)
(B)
When a Credit Allowance Applies (Cont'd)
(1)
Special Access Service other than Program Audio and Video
and flat rated Switched Access Service rate elements,
(Cont'd)
(c)
Multiplexed Services
For multiplexed services, the monthly charge shall be
the total of all the monthly rate element charges
associated with that portion of the service that is
inoperative.
When the facility which is multiplexed
or the multiplexer itself is inoperative, the monthly
charge shall be the total of all the monthly rate
element charges associated with the service (i.e., the
channel
termination,
channel
mileage,
Entrance
Facility, Direct Trunked Transport, and optional
features and functions, including the multiplexer on
the facility to the hub, and the channel terminations,
channel mileages and optional features and functions
on the individual services from the hub).
When the
service which rides a channel of the multiplexed
facility is inoperative, the monthly charge shall be
the total of all the monthly rate element charges
associated with that portion of the service from the
hub to a customer premises (i.e., channel termination,
channel mileage, Direct Trunked Transport,
and
optional features and functions).
(d)
Flat rated Switched Access rate elements
For flat rated Switched Access Service rate elements,
the monthly charge shall be the total of all the
monthly rate element charges associated with the
service (i.e., Entrance Facility, Direct Trunked
Transport and Multiplexing).
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
Original Page 41
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.4
Payment Arrangements and Credit Allowances (Cont'd)
2.4.4
Credit Allowance for Service Interruptions (Cont'd)
(B) When a Credit Allowance Applies (Cont'd)
(2)
Program Audio and Video Special Access Services
For Program Audio and Video Special Access Services, no credit
shall be allowed for an interruption of less than 30 seconds.
The customer shall be credited for an interruption of 30
seconds or more as follows:
(a)
For
two-point
services,
when
monthly
rates
are
applicable, the credit shall be at the rate of 1/8640 of
the monthly charges for the service for each period of 5
minutes or major fraction thereof that the interruption
continues.
(b)
For two-point services, when daily rates are applicable,
the credit shall be at the rate of 1/288 of the daily
charges for the service for each period of 5 minutes or
major fraction thereof that the interruption continues.
(c)
For
multipoint
services,
when
monthly
rates
are
applicable, the credit shall be at the rate of 1/8640 of
the monthly charges for each channel termination, channel
mileage and optional features and functions that are
inoperative for each period of 5 minutes or major
fraction thereof that the interruption continues.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
Original Page 42
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.4
Payment Arrangements and Credit Allowances (Cont'd)
2.4.4
Credit Allowance for Service Interruptions (Cont'd)
(B) When a Credit Allowance Applies (Cont'd)
(2)
(3)
Program Audio and Video Special Access Services (Cont'd)
(d)
For multipoint services, when daily rates are applicable,
the credit shall be at the daily rate of 1/288 of the
daily charges for channel termination, channel mileage
and optional features and functions that are inoperative
for each period of 5 minutes or major fraction thereof
that the interruption continues.
(e)
For multipoint services, the credit for the monthly or
daily charges includes the charges for the distribution
amplifier only when the distribution amplifier is
inoperative.
(f)
When two or more interruptions occur during a period of 5
consecutive minutes, such multiple interruptions shall be
considered as one interruption.
Switched Access and Directory Assistance Service Usage Rated
Elements
For Switched Access Service and Directory Assistance Service
usage rated elements, no credit shall be allowed for an
interruption of less than 24 hours.
The customer shall be
credited for an interruption of 24 hours or more at the rate
of 1/30 of any applicable monthly rate or assumed minutes of
use charge for each period of 24 hours or major fraction
thereof that the interruption continues.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
Original Page 43
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.4
Payment Arrangements and Credit Allowances (Cont'd)
2.4.4
Credit Allowance for Service Interruptions (Cont'd)
(B) When a Credit Allowance Applies (Cont'd)
(4) Credit Allowances Cannot Exceed Monthly Rate
The credit allowance(s) for an interruption or for a series of
interruptions shall not exceed any monthly rate for the
service interrupted in any one monthly billing period.
(C) When a Credit Allowance Does Not Apply
No credit allowance will be made for:
(1) Interruptions caused by the negligence of the customer.
(2) Interruptions of a service due to the failure of equipment or
systems provided by the customer or others.
(3) Interruptions of a service during any period in which the
Telephone Company is not afforded access to the premises where
the service is terminated.
(4) Interruptions of a service when the customer has released that
service to the Telephone Company for maintenance purposes, to
make rearrangements, or for the implementation of an order for
a change in the service during the time that was negotiated
with the customer prior to the release of that service.
Thereafter, a credit allowance as set forth in (B) preceding
applies.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
Original Page 44
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.4
Payment Arrangements and Credit Allowances (Cont'd)
2.4.4
Credit Allowance for Service Interruptions (Cont'd)
(C) When a Credit Allowance Does Not Apply (Cont'd)
(5)
Interruptions of a service which continue because of the
failure of the customer to authorize replacement of any
element of special construction, as set forth in NATIONAL
EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSOCIATION TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 3 for SPECIAL
CONSTRUCTION.
The period for which no credit allowance is
made begins on the seventh day after the customer receives the
Telephone Company's written notification of the need for such
replacement and ends on the day after receipt by the Telephone
Company of the customer's written authorization for such
replacement.
(6)
Periods when the customer elects not to release the service
for testing and/or repair and continues to use it on an
impaired basis.
(7)
An interruption or a group of interruptions, resulting from a
common cause, that would result in credit in an amount less
than one dollar.
(D) Use of an Alternative Service Provided by the Telephone Company
Should the customer elect to use an alternative service provided by
the Telephone Company during the period that a service is
interrupted, the customer must pay the tariffed rates and charges
for the alternative service used.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
Original Page 45
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.4
Payment Arrangements and Credit Allowances (Cont'd)
2.4.4
Credit Allowance for Service Interruptions (Cont'd)
(E) Temporary Surrender of a Service (Cont'd)
In certain instances, the customer may be requested by the Telephone
Company to surrender a service for purposes other than maintenance,
testing or activity relating to a service order.
If the customer
consents, a credit allowance will be granted. The credit allowance
will be 1/1440 of the monthly rate for each period of 30 minutes or
fraction thereof that the service is surrendered. In no case will
the credit allowance exceed the monthly rate for the service
surrendered in any one monthly billing period.
2.4.5
Re-establishment of Service Following Fire, Flood or Other Occurrence
(A) Nonrecurring Charges Do Not Apply
Charges do not apply for the re-establishment of service following a
fire, flood or other occurrence attributed to an Act of God provided
that:
(1)
The service is of the same type as was provided prior to the
fire, flood or other occurrence.
(2)
The service is for the same customer.
(3)
The service is at the same location on the same premises.
(4)
The re-establishment of service begins within 60 days after
Telephone Company service is available.
(The 60 day period
may be extended a reasonable period if the renovation of the
original location on the premises affected is not practical
within the allotted time period).
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
Original Page 46
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.4
Payment Arrangements and Credit Allowances (Cont'd)
2.4.5
Re-establishment of Service Following Fire, Flood or Other Occurrence
(Cont'd)
(B) Nonrecurring Charges Apply
Nonrecurring Charges apply for establishing service at a different
location on the same premises or at a different premises pending reestablishment of service at the original location.
2.4.6
Title or Ownership Rights
The payment of rates and charges by customers for the services offered
under the provisions of this tariff does not assign, confer or transfer
title or ownership rights to proposals or facilities developed or
utilized, respectively, by the Telephone Company in the provision of
such services.
2.4.7
Access Services Provided By More Than One Telephone Company
When an Access Service is provided by more than one Telephone Company,
the Telephone Companies involved will mutually agree upon one of the
billing methods as set forth in (B)(1) and (2) following based on the
service being provided. The Telephone Company will notify the customer
in writing of the billing method being used.
The customer will place
the order for the service as set forth in 5.3 following dependent upon
the billing method.
(A) Non Meet Point Billing/Feature Group A
Non Meet Point Billing under a Revenue Sharing Agreement is the
generally accepted billing method for Feature Group A Switched
Access Service.
At the agreement of the participating Telephone
Companies, Meet Point Billing may apply to jointly provided Feature
Group A services as set forth in (B) following.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
Original Page 47
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.4
Payment Arrangements and Credit Allowances (Cont'd)
2.4.7
Access Services Provided By More Than One Telephone Company (Cont'd)
(A)
Non Meet Point Billing/Feature Group A (Cont'd)
(1)
Single Company Billing/Revenue Sharing
All Telephone Companies jointly providing Feature Group A
service will receive an order or a copy of the order, from
the customer, as specified in 5.3.1(A) following.
The
telephone company that provides the dial tone will arrange
to provide the service, determine the applicable charges and
bill the customer for the entire service in accordance with
its ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF as provided for under a Feature
Group A Revenue Sharing Agreement.
(B)
Meet Point Billing
Meet Point Billing is required when an access service is provided
by multiple Telephone Companies for Feature Group B, C, and D
Switched Access Services, Directory Assistance and Special Access.
It is optional for Feature Group A Switched Access Service.
Each Telephone Company jointly providing the access service will
receive an order or copy of the order from the customer as
specified in 5.3.2 following and arrange to provide the service.
For usage rated access services the access minutes of use will
generally be determined by the recording company.
Where the
recording company is not the Bill Rendering Company, the recording
company will provide detailed usage records to the Bill Rendering
Company to develop the access minutes.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
Original Page 48
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.4
Payment Arrangements and Credit Allowances (Cont'd)
2.4.7
Access Services Provided By More Than One Telephone Company (Cont'd)
(B) Meet Point Billing (Cont'd)
The Bill Rendering Company in a single bill arrangement for Feature
Groups B, C, and D Switched Access Services, is normally the end
user's end office, for WATS usage the Bill Rendering Company is
normally the WATS Serving Office, for Directory Assistance, the Bill
Rendering Company is normally the Directory Assistance Location.
The name of the Bill Rendering Company will be included in the meet
point billing notification provided to the customer by all the
telephone companies on all meet point billed services.
The non Bill Rendering Company(s) is any Telephone Company(s) in
whose territory a segment of the Local Transport or Channel Mileage
is provided and/or where the customer's Point of Termination is
located.
There are two Meet Point Billing Options, Single Bill and Multiple
Bill. These billing options are explained in (1) and (2) following.
The Single Bill option is the preferred method.
However, when a
single bill option can not be agreed to by all telephone companies
providing service, the multiple bill option is the default.
Each telephone company must provide meet point billing notification
to the customer, in writing, when new service is ordered or thirty
days prior to changing an existing meet point arrangement.
The
notification should include the following:
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
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ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.4
Payment Arrangements and Credit Allowances (Cont'd)
2.4.7
Access Services Provided By More Than One Telephone Company (Cont'd)
(B) Meet Point Billing (Cont'd)
-
The Meet Point Billing Option that will be used,
The Telephone Company(s) that will render the bill(s),
The Telephone Company(s) to whom payment(s) should be
remitted, and
The Telephone Company(s) that will provide the bill inquiry
function.
A Telephone Company that renders a meet point bill, the Bill
Rendering Company, will render the bill in accordance with the
industry standards as described in the Multiple Exchange Carrier
Access Billing (MECAB) Guidelines and the Multiple Exchange Carrier
Ordering and Design (MECOD) Guidelines. The bill will include cross
reference(s) to the other telephone Company(s) providing service and
common circuit identifiers.
Should a billing dispute arise, the
terms and conditions of the Bill Rendering company will apply.
(1)
Single Bill Option
The single bill option allows the customer to receive one bill
for access services that are provided by more than one
company. The single bill option provides the following three
billing alternatives:
-
Single Bill/Multiple Tariff
Single Bill/Pass Through Billing, and
Single Bill/Single Tariff
These options are described following in (a), (b) and (c)
respectively.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
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ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.4
Payment Arrangements and Credit Allowances (Cont'd)
2.4.7
Access Services Provided By More Than One Telephone Company (Cont'd)
(B) Meet Point Billing (Cont'd)
(1)
Single Bill Option (Cont'd)
(a)
Single Bill/Multiple Tariff
The single bill/multiple tariff bill is prepared by the
Bill Rendering Company but reflects all rates and charges
for each connecting company's part of the service based
on each company's access tariff.
The Bill Rendering Company will:
-
determine
and
include
all
recurring
and
nonrecurring rates and charges for each involved
Telephone Company;
-
identify each involved Telephone Company's
and charges separately on the bill;
-
forward the bill to the customer and provide a copy
of the bill or other substantiation of the charges
to the connecting Telephone Companies; and
-
advise the customer how to remit the payment,
either directly to each Telephone Company involved
in the provision of this meet point billed service,
or, as a single payment made to the Bill Rendering
Company.
If payments are to be sent directly to
the Bill Rendering Company, the non Bill Rendering
Company(s) will provide the customer with written
authorization for the payment arrangement.
rates
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
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ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.4
Payment Arrangements and Credit Allowances (Cont'd)
2.4.7
Access Services Provided By More Than One Telephone Company (Cont'd)
(B) Meet Point Billing (Cont'd)
(1)
Single Bill Option (Cont'd)
(b)
Single Bill/Pass-Through Billing
The single bill/pass-through bill is compiled by the Bill
Rendering Company. Each Telephone Company will prepare a
bill for its portion of the access service and forward it
to the Bill Rendering Company.
Normally, these
connecting telephone company bills are forwarded to the
Bill Rendering Company without usage to eliminate
possible delays.
Each non Bill Rendering Company will:
-
prepare its own bill;
-
determine
its
rates
and
charges
for
Local
Transport,
Directory
Transport
and/or
Channel
Mileage as set forth in (3) following;
-
determine and include all applicable recurring and
nonrecurring rates and charges of its access
tariff; and
-
forward the bill to the Bill Rendering Company for
the meet point access service.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
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ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.4
Payment Arrangements and Credit Allowances (Cont'd)
2.4.7
Access Services Provided By More Than One Telephone Company (Cont'd)
(B) Meet Point Billing (Cont'd)
(1)
Single Bill Option (Cont'd)
(b)
Single Bill/Pass-Through Billing (Cont'd)
The Bill Rendering Company will:
-
apply usage data, when needed, to the bills and
calculate the charges;
-
combine all the bills of the involved Telephone
Companies providing the meet point access service;
-
forward the bill to the customer; and
-
advise the customer how to remit the payment,
either directly to each Telephone Company involved
in the provision of this meet point billed service;
or, as a single payment made to the Bill Rendering
Company.
If payments are to be sent directly to
the Bill Rendering Company, the non Bill Rendering
Company(s) will provide the customer with written
authorization for the payment arrangement.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
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ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.4
Payment Arrangements and Credit Allowances (Cont'd)
2.4.7
Access Services Provided By More Than One Telephone Company (Cont'd)
(B) Meet Point Billing (Cont'd)
(1)
Single Bill Option (Cont'd)
(c)
Single Bill/Single Tariff
The single bill/single tariff bill provides a meet point
bill that is billed completely at the Billing Rendering
Company's tariff rates and regulations.
The Bill Rendering Company will:
-
determine and include on the access bill all usage
data and all other recurring and nonrecurring rates
and charges per its access tariff; and
-
forward the bill to the customer
The customer will remit the payment to the Bill Rendering
Company.
(2)
Multiple Bill Option
Under the Multiple Bill Option each company providing the
access service will render an access bill to the customer for
its portion of the service based on its access tariff rates
and regulations. For switched access Multiple bills, the end
office company is generally the Initial Billing Company (IBC).
The IBC is the company that calculates the access minutes to
be billed to the customer and provides this data to each
connecting company providing service, i.e., the Subsequent
Billing Company(s). Each company will:
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
Original Page 54
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.4
Payment Arrangements and Credit Allowances (Cont'd)
2.4.7
Access Services Provided by More Than One Telephone Company (Cont'd)
(B) Meet Point Billing (Cont'd)
(2)
Multiple Bill Option (Cont'd)
-
prepare its own bill;
-
determine its charge(s) for Local Transport, Directory
Transport, and/or Channel Mileage as set forth in (3)
following;
-
determine and include all recurring and
rates and charges of its access tariff;
-
reflect its Billing
connecting company’s
code(s);
-
forward its bill to the customer.
The customer will
Rendering Company.
(3)
remit
Account
Billing
payment
nonrecurring
Reference (BAR) and all
Account Reference (BACR)
directly
to
each
Bill
Determination of Meet Point Billed Local Transport, Directory
Transport and Channel Mileage Charges
Each Telephone Company's portion of the Local Transport,
Directory Transport and Channel Mileage will be developed as
follows:
(a)
Determine the appropriate Local Transport or Channel
Mileage by computing the number of airline miles between
the Telephone Company premises (end office, access tandem
or serving wire centers for Switched Access or serving
wire centers for Special Access) using the V&H method set
forth respectively in 6.4.6 and 7.2.5 following.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
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ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.4
Payment Arrangements and Credit Allowances (Cont'd)
2.4.7
Access Services Provided By More Than One Telephone Company (Cont'd)
(B) Meet Point Billing (Cont'd)
(3)
Determination of Meet Point Billed Local Transport, Directory
Transport and Channel Mileage Charges (Cont'd)
(b)
Determine the billing percentage (BP), as set forth in
NATIONAL EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSOCIATION, INC. TARIFF F.C.C.
NO. 4, which represents the portion of the service
provided by each Telephone Company.
(c)
For Feature
Transport
Groups
A,
B,
C
and
D
Tandem
Switched
-
Multiply the number of originating and terminating
access minutes of use routed over the facility
times the number of airline miles, as set forth in
(a) preceding, times the BP for each Telephone
Company, as set forth in (b) preceding, times the
Tandem Switched Facility rate;
-
Multiply the Tandem Switched Termination rate times
the number of originating and terminating access
minutes routed over the facility.
-
When a tandem office is located within the
operating
territory
of
a
Telephone
Company
participating in NECA's Traffic Sensitive Pool,
multiply the Tandem Switching rate times the number
of originating and terminating access minutes that
are switched at the tandem.
The Tandem Switched Termination rate is applied as
set forth in 6.1.3(A) following.
The Switched
Access Nonrecurring Charges are applied as set
forth in 6.4.1(B) following. (Note: The BP is not
applied to the Switched Access Tandem Switched
Termination rate or any Nonrecurring Charge.)
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Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
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ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.4
Payment Arrangements and Credit Allowances (Cont'd)
2.4.7
Access Services Provided by More Than One Telephone Company (Cont'd)
(B) Meet Point Billing (Cont'd)
(3)
Determination of Meet Point Billed Local Transport, Directory
Transport and Channel Mileage Charges (Cont'd)
(d)
For Feature
Transport:
Groups
A,
B,
C,
and
D
Direct
Trunked
-
multiply the number of airline miles, as set forth
in (a) preceding, times the BP for each Telephone
Company, as set forth in (b) preceding, times the
Direct Trunked Facility rate.
-
The Direct Trunked Termination rate is applied as
set forth in 6.1.3(A) following.
The Switched
Access Nonrecurring Charges are applied as set
forth in 6.4.1(B) following. (Note: The BP is not
applied to either the Switched Access Direct
Trunked
Termination
rate
or
any
Nonrecurring
Charge.)
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Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
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ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.4
Payment Arrangements and Credit Allowances (Cont'd)
2.4.7
Access Services Provided by More Than One Telephone Company (Cont'd)
(B) Meet Point Billing (Cont'd)
(3)
Determination of Meet Point Billed Local Transport, Directory
Transport and Channel Mileage Charges, (Cont'd)
(e)
(f)
For Feature Groups A, B, C, and D.
-
When the end office (which may be a Remote
Switching Module or WATS Serving Office) is located
within the operating territory of a Windstream
Company, multiply the Residual Interconnection
Charge rate times the number of originating and
terminating access minutes that are switched at the
end office.
-
When the Entrance Facility and/or Multiplexing
equipment is located within the operating territory
of a Windstream Company, the Entrance Facility
and/or Multiplexing charge will apply.
-
The Billing Percentage (BP) is not applicable to
the
Residual
Interconnection
charge,
Entrance
Facility or Multiplexer.
For Special Access, multiply the number
as set forth in (a) preceding, times
Telephone Company, as set forth in (b)
the Channel Mileage Facility rate and
Channel Mileage Termination rate.
of airline miles,
the BP for each
preceding, times
add 100% of the
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Payment Arrangements and Credit Allowances (Cont'd)
2.4.7
Access Services Provided by More Than One Telephone Company (Cont'd)
(B) Meet Point Billing (Cont'd)
(3)
Determination of Meet Point Billed Local Transport, Directory
Transport and Channel Mileage Charges (Cont'd)
(f)
(Cont'd)
The Special Access Channel Mileage Termination rate and
nonrecurring charges are applied as set forth in
7.2.1(B)(2) and 7.2.2(C) following.
(Note:
The BP is
not applied to either the Channel Mileage Termination
Recurring Rate or any Nonrecurring Charge.)
(g)
For Directory Assistance Service, multiply the Directory
Transport rate times the number of directory assistance
calls times the BP for each Telephone Company, as set
forth in (b) preceding.
The Directory Assistance Nonrecurring charge is applied
as set forth in 9.4.1(B) following.
(Note:
The BP is
not applied to any Nonrecurring Charge.)
(h)
When three or more Telephone Companies are involved in
providing an Access Service, the intermediate Telephone
Company(s) will determine the appropriate charges as set
forth in (c) through (g) preceding. Additionally, when a
segment of the Tandem Switched Facility, Direct Trunked
Facility or Channel Mileage Facility is measured to the
intermediate office(s), the Tandem Switched Termination,
Direct Trunked Termination or Channel Mileage Termination
rates are also applied at the intermediate Telephone
Company(s) office(s).
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2.4.7
Access Services Provided by More Than One Telephone Company (Cont'd)
(B)
Meet Point Billing (Cont'd)
(3)
Determination
of
Meet
Point
Billed
Local
Transport,
Directory Transport and Channel Mileage Charges (Cont'd)
(i)
Example - Switched Access
Layout
-
Feature Group D Switched Access is ordered to End
Office A.
-
End Office
Windstream.
-
Customer designated premises is
operating territory of Windstream.
Windstream Company A
(TCA)
Operating Territory
A
is
in
operating
territory
not
Telephone Company B
(TCB) (Non-NECA)
Operating Territory
Tandem Switched Transport
Customer
Designated
TC A
TC B
BP
END OFFICE
CUSTOMER
SERVING
CDP
WIRE CENTER
(POT)
TC A
Territory
Access Tandem
BP = Billing Percentage
Premises
Boundary
in
of
an
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2.4.7
Access Services Provided by More Than One Telephone Company (Cont'd)
(B)
Meet Point Billing (Cont'd)
(3)
Determination
of
Meet
Point
Billed
Local
Transport,
Directory Transport and Channel Mileage Charges (Cont'd)
(i)
Example - Switched Access (Cont'd)
The following example reflects the rate calculations
for a Windstream End Office.
Rates for a NonWindstream company would appear in that company's
access tariff.
-
Assume:
Airline miles (ALM) TC A premises to TC B Serving
Wire Center = 22.1, rounded = 23.
Billing Percentage (BP)
TC A = 80%
TC B = 20%
Access Minutes (AM) = 9000
Tandem Switched Facility Rates = TSF
Tandem Switched Termination Rate = TST
Tandem Switching Rate = TS
Residual Interconnection Charge = RIC
Carrier Common Line Charge = CCL
End Office Charges = EO
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2.4.7
Access Services Provided by More Than One Telephone Company (Cont'd)
(B)
Meet Point Billing (Cont'd)
(3)
Determination
of
Meet
Point
Billed
Local
Transport,
Directory Transport and Channel Mileage Charges (Cont'd)
(i)
Example - Switched Access (Cont'd)
-
Windstream Company A charges are:
Tandem Switched Facility charge
= 9,000 min. x 23 mi. x 80% x TSF rate
Tandem Switched Termination charge
= 9,000 min. x TST rate
Tandem Switching charge
= 9,000 min. x TS rate
Residual Interconnection Charge
= 9,000 min. x RIC rate
Carrier Common Line charge
= 9,000 min. x CCL rate
End Office Charges
= 9,000 min. x EO rates
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2.4.8
Provision for Gross Receipts Tax
Any customer failing to furnish to the Company the appropriate
certificate, issued by the State of North Carolina or its appropriate
agency, indicating the customer’s exemption from the North Carolina
gross receipts tax imposed by Carolina Rule 12B-6.04, shall pay to the
Company an amount equal to the gross receipts tax on the customer’s
purchase of access services from the Company.
Until the aforementioned certificate is received by the Company, the
Company shall calculate the amount of tax owed by the customer and
shall bill this amount to the customer. Payment of these charges by
the customer shall be subject to the payment arrangements as specified
in Section 2.4.1 preceding.
2.5
Connections
Equipment and Systems (i.e., terminal equipment, multiline terminating systems
and communications systems) may be connected with Switched and Special Access
Service furnished by the Telephone Company where such connection is made in
accordance with the provisions specified in Technical Reference Publication AS
No.1 and in 2.1 preceding.
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Definitions
Certain terms used herein are defined as follows:
Access Code
The term "Access Code", with the exception of
Abbreviated Dial Arrangement (ADA), denotes a
by the Telephone Company to an individual
Code(CAC) has the form 101XXXX and the Carrier
the form of 950-XXXX.
Access codes for FGB
6.9.2 following.
Feature Group B (FGB) with an
uniform access code assigned
customer. The Carrier Access
Identification Code (CIC) has
with an ADA are explained in
Access Minutes
For the purpose of calculating chargeable usage, the term "Access Minutes"
denotes customer usage of exchange facilities in intrastate service. On the
originating end of an intrastate call, usage is measured from the time the
originating end user's call is delivered by the Telephone Company to and
acknowledged as received by the customer's facilities connected with the
originating exchange. On the terminating end of an intrastate call, usage
is measured from the time the call is received by the end user in the
terminating exchange.
Timing of usage at both originating and terminating
ends of an intrastate call shall terminate when the calling or called party
disconnects, whichever event is recognized first in the originating and
terminating exchanges, as applicable.
Access Tandem
The term "Access Tandem" denotes a Telephone Company or centralized equal
access provider switching system that provides a concentration and
distribution function for originating and terminating traffic between end
offices and a customer's designated premises.
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Answer/Disconnect Supervision
The term "Answer/Disconnect Supervision" denotes the transmission of the
switch trunk equipment supervisory signal (off-hook or on-hook) to the
customer's point of termination as an indication that the called party has
answered or disconnected.
Attenuation Distortion
The term "Attenuation Distortion" denotes the difference in loss at
specified frequencies relative to the loss at 1004 Hz, unless otherwise
specified.
Balance (100 Type) Test Line
The term "Balance (100 Type) Test Line" denotes an arrangement in an end
office which provides for balance and noise testing.
Billing Percentage (BP)
Billing Percentages (BPs) are established between two or more exchange
carriers involved in the joint provisioning of access service. These
percentages are primarily used to bill Local Transport Facility and Channel
Mileage Facility.
Bit
The term "Bit" denotes the smallest unit of information in the binary system
of notation.
Business Day
The term "Business Day" denotes the times of day that a company is open for
business. Generally, in the business community, these are 8:00 or 9:00 A.M.
to 5:00 or 6:00 P.M., respectively, with an hour for lunch, Monday through
Friday, resulting in a standard forty (40) hour work week.
However,
Business Day hours for the Telephone Company may vary based on company
policy, union contract and location.
To determine such hours for an
individual company, or company location, that company should be contacted at
the address shown under the Issuing Carrier's name listed on Title Page 2.
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Busy Hour Minutes of Capacity (BHMC)
The term "Busy Hour Minutes of Capacity (BHMC)" denotes the customer
specified maximum amount of Switched Access Service and/or Directory
Assistance Service access minutes the customer expects to be handled in an
end office switch during any hour in an 8:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M. period for
the Feature Group and/or Directory Assistance Service ordered.
This
customer specified BHMC quantity is the input data the Telephone Company
uses to determine the number of transmission paths for the Feature Group
and/or Directory Assistance Service ordered.
Call
The term "Call" denotes a customer attempt for which the complete address
information (e.g., 0-, 911, or 10 digits) is provided to the serving dial
tone office.
Carrier or Common Carrier
See Interexchange Carrier.
CCS
The term "CCS" denotes a hundred call seconds, which is a standard unit of
traffic load that is equal to 100 seconds of usage or capacity of a group of
servers (e.g., trunks).
Central Office
See End Office.
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Central Office Maintenance Technician
The term "Central Office Maintenance Technician" denotes a Telephone Company
employee who performs installation and/or repair work, including testing and
trouble isolation, within the Telephone Company Central Office.
Central Office Prefix
The term "Central Office Prefix" denotes the first three digits (NXX) of the
seven digit telephone number assigned to a customer's Telephone Exchange
Service when dialed on a local basis.
Channel(s)
The term "Channel(s)" denotes an electrical or photonic, in the case of
fiber optic-based transmission systems, communications path between two or
more points of termination.
Channel Service Unit
The term "Channel Service Unit" denotes equipment which performs one or more
of the following functions: termination of a digital facility, regeneration
of digital signals, detection and/or correction of signal format error, and
remote loop back.
Channelize
The term "Channelize" denotes the process of multiplexing-demultiplexing
wider bandwidth or higher speed channels into narrower bandwidth or lower
speed channels.
Clear Channel Capability
The term "Clear Channel Capability" denotes the ability to transport twentyfour 64 Kbps over a DS1 Mbps High Capacity service via a B8ZS line code
format.
C-Message Noise
The term "C-Message Noise" denotes the frequency weighted average noise
within an idle voice channel. The frequency weighting, called C-message, is
used to simulate the frequency characteristic of the 500-type telephone set
and the hearing of the average subscriber.
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C-Notched Noise
The term "C-Notched Noise" denotes the C-message frequency weighted noise on
a voice channel with a holding tone, which is removed at the measuring end
through a notch (very narrow band) filter.
Coin Station
See Pay Telephone
Common Channel Signaling
The term "Common Channel Signaling" (CCS) denotes a high speed packet
switched communications network which is separate (out of band) from the
public packet switched and message networks.
Its purpose is to carry
addressed signaling messages for individual trunk circuits and/or database
related services between Signaling Points in the CCS network.
Common Line
The term "Common Line" denotes a line, trunk, pay telephone line or other
facility provided under the general and/or local exchange service tariffs of
the Telephone Company, terminated on a central office switch.
A common
line-residence is a line or trunk provided under the residence regulations
of the general and/or local exchange service tariffs.
A common linebusiness is a line provided under the business regulations of the general
and/or local exchange service tariffs.
Communications System
The term "Communications System" denotes channels and other facilities which
are capable of communications between terminal equipment provided by other
than the Telephone Company.
Customer(s)
(C)
The term "Customer(s)" denotes any individual, partnership, association,
joint-stock company, trust, corporation, or governmental entity or other
entity which subscribes to the services offered under this tariff, including
but not limited to Interexchange Carriers (ICs), End Users and other
telecommunications carriers or providers originating or terminating toll VoIPPSTN traffic.
(C)
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Customer Designated Premises
The term "Customer Designated Premises" denotes the premises specified by
the customer for the provision of Access Service.
Data Transmission (107 Type) Test Line
The term "Data Transmission (107 Type) Test Line" denotes an
arrangement
which provides for a connection to a signal source which
provides test
signals for one-way testing of data and voice transmission parameters.
Decibel
The term "Decibel" denotes a unit used to express relative difference in
power, usually between acoustic or electric signals, equal to ten (10) times
the common logarithm of the ratio of two signal powers.
Decibel Reference Noise C-Message Weighting
The term "Decibel Reference Noise C-Message Weighting" denotes noise power
measurements with C-Message Weighting in decibels relative to a reference
1000 Hz tone of 90 dB below 1 milliwatt.
Decibel Reference Noise C-Message Referenced to O
The term "Decibel Reference Noise C-Message Referenced to O" denotes noise
power in "Decibel Reference Noise C-Message Weighting" referred to or
measured at a zero transmission level point.
Detail Billing
The term "Detail Billing" denotes the listing of each message and/or rate
element for which charges to a customer are due on a bill prepared by the
Telephone Company.
Digital Switched 56 Service
A switched access optional feature available with Feature Group C and
Feature Group D Access, which provides for data transmission at up to 56
kilobits per second.
Directory Assistance
The term "Directory Assistance" denotes the provision of telephone numbers
by a Telephone Company operator when the operator location is accessed by a
customer by dialing NPA + 555-1212 or 555-1212.
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Direct-Trunked Transport
The term "Direct-Trunked Transport" denotes transport from the serving wire
center to the end office or from the serving wire center to the access
tandem on circuits dedicated to the use of a single customer.
Directory Assistance Location
The term "Directory Assistance Location" denotes a Telephone Company office
where telephone company equipment first receives the Directory Assistance
call from the customer's end user and selects the first operator position to
respond to the Directory Assistance call.
Dual Tone Multifrequency Address Signaling
The term "Dual Tone Multifrequency Address Signaling" denotes a type of
signaling that is an optional feature of Switched Access Feature Group A.
It may be utilized when Feature Group A is being used in the terminating
direction (from the point of termination with the customer to the local
exchange end office).
An office arranged for Dual Tone Multifrequency
Signaling would expect to receive address signals from the customer in the
form of Dual Tone Multifrequency signals.
Echo Control
The term "Echo Control" denotes
telephone transmission path.
the
control
of
reflected
signals
in
a
Echo Path Loss
The term "Echo Path Loss" denotes the measure of reflected signal at a 4wire point of interface without regard to the send and receive Transmission
Level Point.
Echo Return Loss
The term "Echo Return Loss" denotes a frequency weighted measure of return
loss over the middle of the voiceband (approximately 500 to 2500 Hz), where
talker echo is most annoying.
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Effective 2-Wire
The term "Effective 2-wire" denotes a condition which permits the
simultaneous transmission in both directions over a channel, but it is not
possible to insure independent information transmission in both directions.
Effective 2-wire channels may be terminated with 2-wire or 4-wire
interfaces.
Effective 4-Wire
The term "Effective 4-Wire" denotes a condition which permits the
simultaneous independent transmission of information in both directions over
a channel. The method of implementing effective 4-wire transmission is at
the discretion of the Telephone Company (physical, time domain, frequencydomain separation or echo cancellation techniques).
Effective 4-wire
channels may be terminated with a 2-wire interface at the customer's
premises.
However, when terminated 2-wire, simultaneous independent
transmission cannot be supported because the two wire interface combines the
transmission paths into a single path.
End Office
The term "End Office" denotes a local Telephone Company switching system
where Telephone Exchange Service customer station loops are terminated for
purposes of interconnection to each other and to trunks. This term includes
Remote Switching Modules/Systems served by a Host Central Office in a
different wire center.
End User
The term "End User" means any customer of an intrastate or foreign
telecommunications service that is not a carrier, except that a carrier
other than a telephone company shall be deemed to be an "end user" when such
carrier uses a telecommunications service for administrative purposes, and a
person or entity that offers telecommunications service exclusively as a
reseller shall be deemed to be an "end user" if all resale transmissions
offered by such reseller originate on the premises of such reseller.
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Enhanced Service
The term "Enhanced Service," as defined in Part 64 of the F.C.C.'s Rules and
Regulations, are services," offered over common carrier transmission
facilities used in interstate communications, which employ computer
processing applications that act on the format, content, code, protocol or
similar aspects of the subscriber's transmitted information; provide the
subscriber additional, different, or restructured information; or involve
subscriber interaction with stored information."
Entrance Facility
The term "Entrance Facility" denotes a Switched Access Service dedicated
Local Transport facility between the customer's serving wire center and the
customer designated premises.
Entry Switch
See First Point of Switching
Envelope Delay Distortion
The term "Envelope Delay Distortion" denotes a measure of the linearity of
the phase versus frequency of a channel.
Equal Level Echo Path Loss
The term "Equal Level Echo Path Loss" (ELEPL) denotes the measure of Echo
Path Loss (EPL) at a 4-wire interface which is corrected by the difference
between the send and receive Transmission Level Point (TLP). [ELEPL = EPL TLP (send) + TLP (receive)].
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Exchange
The term "Exchange" denotes a unit generally smaller than a local access and
transport area, established by the Telephone Company for the administration
of communications service in a specified area which usually embraces a city,
town or village and its environs.
It consists of one or more central
offices together with the associated facilities used in furnishing
communications service within that area. The exchange includes any Extended
Area Service area that is an enlargement of a Telephone Company's exchange
area to include nearby exchanges. One or more designated exchanges comprise
a given local access and transport area.
Exit Message
The term "Exit Message" denotes an SS7 message sent to an end office by the
Telephone Company's tandem switch to mark the Carrier Connect Time when the
Telephone Company's tandem switch sends an Initial Address Message to an
interexchange customer.
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Expected Measured Loss
The term "Expected Measured Loss" denotes a calculated loss which specifies
the end-to-end 1004-Hz loss on a terminated test connection between two
readily accessible manual or remote test points.
It is the sum of the
inserted connection loss and test access loss including any test pads.
Extended Area Service
See Exchange.
First Point of Switching
The term "First Point of Switching" denotes the first Telephone Company or
centralized equal access provider location at which switching occurs on the
terminating path of a call proceeding from the customer designated premises
to the terminating end office and, at the same time, the last Telephone
Company or centralized equal access provider location at which switching
occurs on the originating path of a call proceeding from the originating end
office to the customer designated premises.
Frequency Shift
The term "Frequency Shift" denotes the change in the frequency of a tone as
it is transmitted over a channel.
Grandfathered
The term "Grandfathered" denotes Terminal Equipment, Multiline Terminating
Systems and Protective Circuitry directly connected to the facilities
utilized to provide services under the provisions of this tariff, and which
are considered grandfathered under Part 68 of the F.C.C.'s Rules and
Regulations.
Host Central Office
The term "Host Central Office" denotes an electronic local Telephone Company
End Office where Telephone Exchange Service customer station loops are
terminated for purposes of interconnection to each other and to trunks.
Additionally, this type of End Office contains the central call processing
functions which service itself and its Remote Switching Modules/Systems.
Hub
The term “Hub” denotes a wire center at which bridging or multiplexing
functions are performed for customers served out of any wire center.
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Immediately Available Funds
The term "Immediately Available Funds" denotes a corporate or personal check
drawn on a bank account and funds which are available for use by the
receiving party on the same day on which they are received and include U.S.
Federal Reserve bank wire transfers, U.S. Federal Reserve notes (paper
cash), U.S. coins, U.S. Postal Money Orders and New York Certificates of
Deposit.
Impedance Balance
The term "Impedance Balance" denotes the method of expressing Echo Return
Loss and Singing Return Loss at a 4-wire interface whereby the gains and/or
loss of the 4-wire portion of the transmission path, including the hybrid,
are not included in the specification.
Impulse Noise
The term "Impulse Noise" denotes any momentary occurrence of the noise on a
channel over a specified level threshold. It is evaluated by counting the
number of occurrences which exceed the threshold.
Individual Case Basis
The term "Individual Case Basis" denotes a condition in which the
regulations, if applicable, rates and charges for an offering under the
provisions of this tariff are developed based on the circumstances in each
case.
Initial Address Message
The term "Initial Address Message" denotes an SS7 message sent in the
forward direction to initiate trunk set up, reserve an outgoing trunk and
process the information about that trunk along with other data relating to
the routing and handling of the call to the next switch.
Inserted Connection Loss
The term "Inserted Connection Loss" denotes the 1004 Hz power difference (in
dB) between the maximum power available at the originating end and the
actual power reaching the terminating end through the inserted connection.
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Installation and Repair Technician
The term "Installation and Repair Technician" denotes a Telephone Company
employee who performs installation and/or repair work, including testing and
trouble isolation, outside of the Telephone Company Central Office and
generally at the customer's designated premises.
Interexchange Carrier (IC) or Interexchange Common Carrier
The terms "Interexchange Carrier" (IC) or "Interexchange Common Carrier"
denotes
any
individual,
partnership,
corporation,
association,
or
governmental agency, or any other entity, which subscribes to the services
offered under this Tariff and is authorized by the North Carolina Utilities
Commission by policy statement or certification to provide intrastate
telecommunications services for its own use or for the use of its customers.
The term “Interexchange Carrier(s)” is not to be construed to include WATS
and private line customers unless said customers are certified public
utilities.
Intermediate Hub
The term “ Intermediate Hub” denotes a wire center at which bridging or
multiplexing functions are performed only for customers served by that wire
center and wire centers that subtend the hub, as specified in National
Exchange Carrier Association, Inc. Tariff F.C.C. No. 4.
Intermodulation Distortion
The term "Intermodulation Distortion" denotes a measure of the nonlinearity
of a channel.
It is measured using four tones, and evaluating the ratios
(in dB) of the transmitted composite four-tone signal power to the secondorder products of the tones (R2), and the third-order products of the tones
(R3).
Interstate Communications
The term "Interstate Communications" denotes both interstate and foreign
communications.
Intrastate Communications
The term "Intrastate Communications" denotes any communications within a
state subject to oversight by a state regulatory commission as provided by
the laws of the state involved.
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Legal Holiday
The term "Legal Holiday" denotes days other than Saturday or Sunday for
which the Telephone Company is normally closed.
These include New Year's
Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and a day when
Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day or Columbus Day is legally observed and
other locally observed holidays when the Telephone Company is closed.
Line Side Connection
The term "Line Side Connection" denotes a connection of a transmission path
to the line side of a local exchange switching system.
Local Access and Transport Area (LATA)
The term "Local Access and Transport Area" denotes a geographic area
established for the provision and administration of communications service.
It encompasses one or more designated exchanges, which are grouped to serve
common social, economic and other purposes.
Loss Deviation
The term "Loss Deviation" denotes the variation of the actual loss from the
designed value.
Major Fraction Thereof
The term "Major Fraction Thereof" denotes any period of time in excess of
1/2 of the stated amount of time. As an example, in considering a period of
24 hours, a major fraction thereof would be any period of time in excess of
12 hours exactly. Therefore, if a given service is interrupted for a period
of thirty-six hours and fifteen minutes, the customer would be given a
credit allowance for two twenty-four hour periods for a total of forty-eight
hours.
Message
The term "Message" denotes a "call" as defined preceding.
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Section 2
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BY:
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EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.6
Definitions (Cont'd)
Milliwatt (102 Type) Test Line
The term "Milliwatt (102 Type) Test Line" denotes an arrangement in an end
office which provides a 1004 Hz tone at 0 dBm0 for one-way transmission
measurements towards the customer’s premises from the Telephone Company end
office.
Network Control Signaling
The term "Network Control Signaling" denotes the transmission of signals
used in the telecommunications system which perform functions such as
supervision (control, status, and charge signals), address signaling (e.g.,
dialing), calling and called number identifications, rate of flow, service
selection error control and audible tone signals (call progress signals
indicating re-order or busy conditions, alerting, coin denominations, coin
collect and coin return tones) to control the operation of the
telecommunications system.
Nonsynchronous Test Line
The term "Nonsynchronous Test Line" denotes an arrangement in step-by-step
end offices which provides operational tests which are not as complete as
those provided by the synchronous test lines, but can be made more rapidly.
North American Numbering Plan
The term "North American Numbering Plan" denotes a three-digit area code
(Numbering Plan Area - NPA) and a seven-digit telephone number made up of a
three-digit Central Office prefix plus a four-digit station number.
Off-hook
The term "Off-hook" denotes the active condition of Switched Access or a
Telephone Exchange Service line.
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Section 2
Original Page 78
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.6
Definitions (Cont'd)
On-hook
The term "On-hook" denotes the
Telephone Exchange Service line.
idle
condition
of
Switched
Access
or
a
Open Circuit Test Line
The term "Open Circuit Test Line" denotes an arrangement in an end office
which provides an ac open circuit termination of a trunk or line by means of
an inductor of several Henries.
Originating Direction
The term "Originating Direction" denotes the use of access service for the
origination of calls from an End User Premises to an IC Premises.
Pay Telephone
The term "Pay Telephone" denotes a coin or coinless instrument provided in
a public or semipublic place where Payphone Service Provider customers can
originate telephonic communications and pay the applicable charges by (1)
inserting coins into the equipment, or (2) using a credit card, or (3) third
party billing the call or (4) calling collect.
Phase Jitter
The term "Phase Jitter" denotes the unwanted phase variations of a signal.
Point of Termination
The term "Point of Termination" denotes the point of demarcation within a
customer-designated premises at which the Telephone Company's responsibility
for the provision of Access Service ends.
Premises
The term "Premises" denotes a building or buildings on continuous property
(except Railroad Right-of-Way, etc.) not separated by a public highway.
Payphone Service Provider
The term “Payphone Service Provider” denotes an entity that provides pay
telephone service, which is the provision of public, semi-public or inmate
pay telephone service.
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Section 2
Original Page 79
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.6
Definitions (Cont'd)
Release Message
The term "Release Message" denotes an SS7 message sent in either direction
to indicate that a specific circuit is being released.
Remote Switching Modules/Systems
The term "Remote Switching Modules/Systems" denotes small, remotely
controlled electronic end office switches which obtain their call processing
capability from an electronic Host Central Office.
The Remote Switching
Modules/Systems cannot accommodate direct trunks to an IC.
Return Loss
The term "Return Loss" denotes a measure of the similarity between the two
impedances at the junction of two transmission paths. The higher the return
loss, the higher the similarity.
Registered Equipment
The term "Registered Equipment" denotes the customer's premises equipment
which complies with and has been approved within the Registration Provisions
of Part 68 of the F.C.C.'s Rules and Regulations.
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Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
Original Page 80
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.6
Definitions (Cont'd)
Service Access Code
The term "Service Access Code" denotes a 3 digit code in the NPA format
which is used as the first three digits of a 10 digit address and which is
assigned for special network uses. Whereas NPA codes are normally used for
identifying specific geographical areas, certain Service Access Codes have
been allocated in the North American Numbering Plan to identify generic
services or to provide access capability. Examples of Service Access Codes
include the 800, 888, 877, and 900 codes.
Service Switching Point (SSP)
The term “Service Switching Point” denotes an end office or tandem which, in
addition to having SS7 and SP capabilities, is also equipped to query
centralized data bases.
Serving Wire Center
The term "Serving Wire Center" denotes the wire center from which
customer designated premises would normally obtain dial tone from
Telephone Company.
the
the
Seven Digit Manual Test Line
The term "Seven Digit Manual Test Line" denotes an arrangement which allows
the Customer to select balance, milliwatt and synchronous test lines by
manually dialing a seven digit number over the associated access connection.
Shortage of Facilities or Equipment
The term "Shortage of Facilities or Equipment" denotes a condition which
occurs when the Telephone Company does not have appropriate cable, switching
capacity, bridging or, multiplexing equipment, etc., necessary to provide
the Access Service requested by the customer.
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Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
Original Page 81
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.6
Definitions (Cont'd)
Short Circuit Test Line
The term "Short Circuit Test Line" denotes an arrangement in an end office
which provides for an ac short circuit termination of a trunk or line by
means of a capacitor of at least four microfarads.
Signal-to-C-Notched Noise Ratio
The term "Signal-to-C-Notched Noise Ratio" denotes the ratio in dB of a test
signal to the corresponding C-Notched Noise.
Signaling Point (SP)
The term "Signaling Point (SP)" denotes an SS7 network interface element
capable of originating and terminating SS7 trunk signaling messages.
Signaling Point of Interface (SPOI)
The term “Signaling Point of Interface (SPOI)” denotes the customer
designated location where the SS7 signaling information is exchanged between
the Telephone Company and the customer.
Signaling Return Loss
The term "Signaling Return Loss" denotes the frequency weighted measure of
return loss at the edges of the voiceband (200 to 500 Hz and 2500 to 3200
Hz), where singing (instability) problems are most likely to occur.
Signaling System 7 (SS7)
The term "Signaling System 7 (SS7)" denotes the layered protocol used for
standardized common channel signaling in the United States and Puerto Rico.
Signal Transfer Point (STP)
The term "Signal Transfer Point (STP)" denotes a packet switch which
provides access to the Telephone Company's SS7 network and performs SS7
message signal routing and screening.
Signal Transfer Point (STP) Port
The term "Signal Transfer Point (STP) Port" denotes the point of termination
and interconnection to the STP.
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Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
Original Page 82
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.6
Definitions (Cont'd)
Special Order
The term
Service.
"Special
Order"
denotes
an
order
for
a
Directory
Assistance
Subtending End Office of an Access Tandem
The term "Subtending End Office of an Access Tandem" denotes an end office
that has final trunk group routing through that tandem.
Super Intermediate Hub
The term “ Super Intermediate Hub” denotes a wire center at which bridging
or multiplexing functions are performed for Customers served by all wire
centers in the LATA. A Super Intermediate Hub can be restricted to one or
more designated NPAs within a LATA and/or to wire centers that are owned by
the same telephone company as the hub. Super Intermediate Hubs and the wire
centers they serve are identified in National Exchange Carrier Association,
Inc. Tariff F.C.C. No. 4.
Synchronous Test Line
The term “Synchronous Test Line” denotes an arrangement in an end office
which performs marginal operational tests of supervisory and ring-tripping
functions.
Tandem Switched Transport
The term “Tandem Switched Transport” denotes transport from the serving wire
center to the end office, or from the tandem to the end office, that is
switched at a tandem.
Terminating Direction
The term “ Terminating Direction” denotes the use of Access Service for the
completion of calls from an IC premises to an End User Premises.
Terminus Hub
The term “Terminus Hub” denotes a wire center at which bridging or
multiplexing functions are performed only for Customers served directly by
the same wire center.
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Section 2
First Revised Page 83
Cancels Original Page 83
ISSUED: December 21, 2011
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
January 20, 2012
General Regulations
2.6
Definitions (Cont'd)
Throughput
The term “Throughput” denotes the number
transferred in one direction per unit of time.
of
data
bits
successfully
Toll VoIP-PSTN Traffic
(N)
The term “Toll VoIP-PSTN Traffic” denotes a customer’s interexchange voice
traffic exchanged with the Telephone Company in Time Division Multiplexing
format over PSTN facilities, which originates and/or terminates in Internet
Protocol (IP) format. “Toll VoIP-PSTN Traffic” originates and/or terminates
in IP format when it originates from and/or terminates to an end user
customer of a service that requires IP-compatible customer premises
equipment.
(N)
Transmission Measuring (105 Type) Test Line/Responder
The term “Transmission Measuring (105 Type) Test Line/Responder” denotes an
arrangement in an end office which provides far-end access to a responder
and permits two-way loss and noise measurements to be made on trunks from a
near end office.
Transmission Path
The term "Transmission Path" denotes an electrical path capable of
transmitting signals within the range of the service offering, e.g., a voice
grade transmission path is capable of transmitting voice frequencies within
the approximate range of 300 to 3000 Hz. A transmission path is comprised
of physical or derived facilities consisting of any form or configuration of
plant typically used in the telecommunications industry.
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Section 2
Original Page 84
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
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EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.6
Definitions (Cont'd)
Trunk
The term "Trunk" denotes a communications path connecting two switching
systems in a network, used in the establishment of an end-to-end connection.
Trunk Group
The term "Trunk Group" denotes a set of trunks which are traffic engineered
as a unit for the establishment of connections between switching systems in
which all of the communications paths are interchangeable.
Trunk Side Connection
The term "Trunk Side Connection" denotes the connection of a transmission
path to the trunk side of a local exchange switching system.
Two-Wire to Four-Wire Conversion
The term "Two-Wire to Four-Wire Conversion" denotes an arrangement which
converts a four-wire transmission path to a two-wire transmission path to
allow a four-wire facility to terminate in a two-wire entity (e.g., a
central office switch).
V and H Coordinates Method
The term "V and H Coordinates Method" denotes a method of computing airline
miles between two points by utilizing an established formula which is based
on the vertical and horizontal coordinates of the two points.
WATS Serving Office
The term "WATS Serving Office" denotes a Telephone Company designated
serving wire center where switching, screening and/or recording functions
are performed in connection with the closed-end of WATS or WATS-type
services.
Wireless Switching Center
The term “Wireless Switching Center” (WSC) denotes a Wireless Service
Provider (WSP) switching system that is used to terminate wireless stations
for purposes of interconnection to each other and to trunks interfacing with
the public switched network.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 2
Original Page 85
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
General Regulations
2.6
Definitions (Cont'd)
Wire Center
The term "Wire Center" denotes a building in which one or more central
offices, used for the provision of Telephone Exchange Services, are located.
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Section 3
Original Contents Page 1
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Carrier Common Line Access Service
CONTENTS
Page No.
3.1
General Description
1
3.2
Limitations
2
3.2.1
3.2.2
3.2.3
2
2
2
3.3
3.4
3.5
Exclusions
Access Groups
WATS Access Lines
Undertaking of the Telephone Company
3
3.3.1
3.3.2
3
3
Provision of Service
Interstate and Intrastate Use
Obligations of the Customer
3
3.4.1
3.4.2
3
3
Switched Access Service Requirement
Supervision
Determination of Usage Subject to Carrier
Common Line Access Charges
3.5.1
3.5.2
4
Determination of Jurisdiction
Cases Involving Usage Recording
By the Customer
4
3.6
Application of Credit for Resold Intrastate MTS
5
3.7
Reserved For Future Use
6
3.8
Rate Regulations
7
3.8.1
3.8.2
3.8.3
3.8.4
3.8.5
3.8.6
3.9
Rates
Billing of Charges
Measuring and Recording of Call Detail
Unmeasured Feature Group A and B Usage
Percent Intrastate Use (PIU)
Determination of Premium and Non-Premium Charges
High Cost Fund Surcharge
4
7
7
8
8
9
12
29
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ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
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Section 3
Original Page 1
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Carrier Common Line Access Service
The Telephone Company will provide Carrier Common Line Access Service (Carrier
Common Line Access) to customers in conjunction with Switched Access Service
provided in Section 6. of this tariff.
3.1
General Description
Carrier Common Line Access provides for the use of end users' Telephone
Company provided common lines by customers for access to such end users to
furnish Intrastate Communications.
Premium Access is (1) Switched Access Service provided to customers under
this tariff which furnish Intrastate MTS/WATS, and (2) Switched Access
Service in an end office converted to equal access.
Non Premium Access is Switched Access Service provided in an end office not
yet converted to equal access to customers that do not furnish Intrastate
MTS/WATS.
A Special Access Surcharge, as set forth in 17.3.1 following, will apply to
Intrastate special access service provided by the Telephone Company to a
customer, in accordance with regulations as set forth in 7.3 following.
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Section 3
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EFFECTIVE:
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Carrier Common Line Access Service
3.2
Limitations
3.2.1
Exclusions
Neither a telephone number nor detail billing are provided with
Carrier Common Line Access. Additionally, directory listings and
intercept arrangements are not included in the rates and charges
for Carrier Common Line Access.
3.2.2
Access Groups
All line side connections provided in the same access group will be
limited to the same features and operating characteristics.
All trunk side connections provided in the same access group will
be limited to the same features and operating characteristics.
3.2.3
WATS Access Lines
Where Switched Access Services are connected with Special Access
Services at Telephone Company Designated WATS Serving Offices for
the provision of WATS or WATS-type Services, Switched Access
Service minutes which are carrier on that end of the service (i.e.,
originating minutes for outward WATS and WATS-type services and
terminating minutes for inward WATS and WATS-type services) shall
not be assessed Carrier Common Line Access per minute charges with
the following exception.
Carrier Common Line Access per minute
charges shall apply when Feature Group A or Feature Group B
switched access is ordered from a non-equal access telephone
company office that does not have measurement capabilities and the
assumed average access minutes, as set forth in the exchange
carrier's access tariff are used.
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Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
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Section 3
Original Page 3
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Carrier Common Line Access Service
3.3
Undertaking of the Telephone Company
3.3.1
Provision of Service
Where the Customer is provided Switched Access Service under other
sections of this or other Access Service tariffs, the Telephone
Company will provide the use of Telephone Company common lines by a
customer for access to end users at rates and charges as set forth
in 17.1.1 following.
3.3.2
Interstate and Intrastate Use
The Switched Access Service provided by the Telephone Company
includes the Switched Access Service provided for both interstate
and intrastate communications.
The Carrier Common Line Access
rates and charges as set forth in 17.1.1 following apply to
Intrastate Switched Access Service access minutes in accordance
with the rate regulations as set forth in 3.8.4 following (Percent
Intrastate Use - PIU).
3.4
Obligations of the Customer
3.4.1
Switched Access Service Requirement
The Switched Access Service associated with Carrier Common Line
Access shall be ordered by the Customer under other sections of
this tariff.
3.4.2
Supervision
The Customer facilities at the premises of the ordering customer
shall provide the necessary on-hook and off-hook supervision.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
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Section 3
Original Page 4
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Carrier Common Line Access Service
3.5
Determination of Usage Subject to Carrier Common Line Access Charges
Except as set forth herein, all Switched Access Service provided to the
Customer will be subject to Carrier Common Line Access charges.
3.5.1
Determination of Jurisdiction
When the Customer reports Interstate and intrastate use of Switched
Access Service, the associated Carrier Common Line Access used by
the Customer for Intrastate will be determined as set forth in
3.8.4 following (PIU).
3.5.2
Cases Involving Usage Recording by the Customer
Where Feature Group C (FGC) end office switching is provided
without Telephone Company recording and the Customer records
minutes of use used to determine Carrier Common Line Access charges
(i.e., FGC operator and calls such as pay telephone sent-paid,
operator-DDD, operator-person, collect, credit-card, third number
and/or other like calls), the Customer shall furnish such minutes
of use detail to the Telephone Company in a timely manner. If the
Customer does not furnish the data, the Customer shall identify all
Switched Access Services which could carry such calls in order for
the Telephone Company to accumulate the minutes of use through the
use of special Telephone Company measuring and recording equipment.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
Section 3
Original Page 5
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Carrier Common Line Access Service
3.6
Application of Credit for Resold Intrastate MTS
1.
The Company, upon receipt of written notification from the IC, will
credit the IC’s access charges for resold MTS or MTS-type services
associated with FGA, B, or D lines or trunks for which access charges
are applicable.
2.
The IC is to report the total intrastate MTS or MTS-type minutes
associated with FGA, B, or D lines or trunks on a calendar month
basis.
3.
The credit shall apply for originating access minutes only.
4.
The IC shall maintain and retain for a minimum of one year, complete,
detailed, and accurate records, workpapers, and backup documentation
in form and substance to evidence the resold MTS or MTS-type data
provided to the Company as set forth in 1. preceding. All of the
records, workpapers, and backup documentation shall be made available
during normal business hours upon reasonable notification by the
Company in order to permit a review by the Company Auditor, or outside
Auditor under contract to the Company, or an Auditor of the North
Carolina Utilities Commission.
5.
The IC’s written notification shall be presented to the Company no
later than 15 days after the first of February, May, August, and
November for the quarter ending the last day of December, March, June,
and September respectively.
6.
No credit shall be given if written notification from the IC is not
received as set forth in 5. preceding.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
Carrier Common Line Access Service
3.7
Section 3
Original Page 6
Reserved For Future Use
July 3, 2006
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
Section 3
Original Page 7
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Carrier Common Line Access Service
3.8
Rate Regulations
3.8.1
Billing of Charges
Carrier Common Line charges will be billed to each Switched Access
Service provided under this tariff in accordance with the
regulations as set forth in 3.8.5 following (Determination of
Premium and Non-Premium Charges) except as set forth in 3.6
preceding (Application of Credit for Resold Intrastate MTS) and
3.8.4 following (PIU).
3.8.2
Measuring and Recording of Call Detail
When access minutes are used to determine Carrier Common Line
charges, they will be accumulated using call detail recorded by
Telephone Company equipment except as set forth in 3.8.3 following
(Unmeasured FGA and FGB Usage) and Feature Group C operator and
automated operator services systems call detail such as pay
telephone
sent-paid,
operator-DDD,
operator-person,
collect,
credit-card, third number and/or other like calls recorded by the
Customer. The Telephone Company measuring and recording equipment,
except as set forth in 3.8.3 following (Unmeasured FGA and FGB
Usage), will be associated with end office or local tandem
switching
equipment
and
will
record
each originating and
terminating access minute where answer supervision is received.
The accumulated access minutes will be summed on a line by line
basis, by line group or by end office, whichever type of account is
used by the Telephone Company, for each customer and then rounded
to the nearest minute.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
Section 3
Original Page 8
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Carrier Common Line Access Service
3.8
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
3.8.3
Unmeasured Feature Group A and B Usage
When Carrier Common Line Access is provided in association with
Feature Group A or Feature Group B Switched Access Service in
Telephone Company offices that are not equipped for measurement
capabilities, assumed average Intrastate access minutes will be
used to determine Carrier Common Line Access charges.
These
assumed access minutes are as set forth in the exchange carriers'
access tariffs.
3.8.4
Percent Intrastate Use (PIU)
When the Customer reports Interstate and intrastate use of inservice Switched Access Service, Carrier Common Line charges will
be billed only to Intrastate Switched Access Service access minutes
based on the data reported by the Customer as set forth in 2.3.11
preceding (Jurisdictional Reports), except where the Telephone
Company
is
billing
according
to
actuals by jurisdiction.
Intrastate Switched Access Service access minutes will, after
adjustment as set forth 3.6 preceding (Application of Credit for
Resold Intrastate MTS), when necessary, be used to determine
Carrier Common Line Charges as set forth in 3.8.5 following.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
Section 3
Original Page 9
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Carrier Common Line Access Service
3.8
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
3.8.5
Determination of Premium and Non-Premium Charges
After the adjustments as set forth in 3.6 and 3.8.4 preceding have
been applied, when necessary, to Switched Access Service access
minutes, charges for the involved customer account will be
determined as follows:
(A)
Access Minutes for all premium rated Switched Access Service
subject to Carrier Common Line charges will be multiplied by
the Premium Access per minute rate as set forth in 17.1.1
following.
(B)
Access minutes for all non-premium rated Switched Access
Service subject to Carrier Common Line charges will be
multiplied by the Non-Premium Access per minute rate as set
forth in 17.1.1 following.
(C)
Carrier Common Line charges shall not be reduced as set forth
in 3.6 preceding unless Switched Access Charges, as set forth
in Section 6. following, are applied to the Customer's
Switched Access Services.
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Section 3
Original Page 10
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Carrier Common Line Access Service
3.8
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
3.8.5
Determination of Premium and Non-Premium Charges (Cont'd)
(D)
Terminating Premium Access or Non-Premium Access, per minute
charge(s) apply to:
-
all terminating access minutes of use;
--
less those terminating access minutes of use
associated with Mobile Telephone Switching Offices
(MTSOs).
-
all originating access minutes of use associated with FGA
Access Services where the off-hook supervisory signaling
is forwarded by the Customer's equipment when the called
party answers;
-
all originating access minutes of
use associated with
calls placed to 500, 700, 800, 888, and 900 numbers
--
less
those
originating
access minutes of use
associated
with calls placed to 500, 700,
800, 888, and 900 numbers that terminate on a
Switched
Access
Service
that
is
assessed
terminating Carrier Common Line charges.
This
usage
is
determined
using
information
supplied by the Customer.
The Customer's report
to the Telephone Company shall include either the
number of calls or minutes placed to 500, 700,
800, 888, and 900 numbers that terminate on a
Switched
Access
Service
that
is
assessed
terminating Carrier Common Line charges.
The
Customer shall update this information at least
semi-annually.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
Section 3
Original Page 11
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Carrier Common Line Access Service
3.8
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
3.8.5
Determination of Premium and Non-Premium Charges (Cont'd)
(D)
(Cont'd)
When the Customer makes this report available to the Telephone
Company in advance of billing, these minutes of use will be
charged on the current bill as originating minutes of use as set
forth in (E) following. If a billing dispute arises concerning
the Customer provided report, the Telephone Company will request
the Customer to provide the data the Customer used to develop
the report.
The Telephone Company will not request such data
more than once a year.
The Customer shall supply the data
within 30 days of the Telephone Company request.
When this report is not available to the Telephone Company until
after billing, it shall be used by the Telephone Company to
calculate and post a credit to the Customer's account.
The
credit shall be posted to the Customer's account within 30 days
of the receipt of the report. The credit shall be calculated by
multiplying the number of access minutes of use, for which a
credit is determined to be applicable, times the difference
between the terminating and originating Carrier Common Line
charges in effect when the calls were completed.
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Section 3
Original Page 12
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Carrier Common Line Access Service
3.8
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
3.8.5
Determination of Premium and Non-Premium Charges (Cont'd)
(E)
The originating Premium Access or Non-Premium Access, per minute
charge(s) apply to:
- all originating access minutes of use;
3.8.6
--
less those originating access minutes of use
associated with FGA Access Services where the offhook supervisory signaling is forwarded by the
Customer's
equipment
when
the
called
party
answers;
--
less those originating access minutes of use
associated with Mobile Telephone Switching Offices
(MTSOs).
--
less those originating minutes of use associated
with
calls
placed to
500, 700, 800, 888, and
900 numbers;
--
plus
all
originating
access
minutes of
use
associated with calls placed to 500, 700, 800,
888, and 900 numbers for which the Customer
furnishes for each month a report of either the
number of calls or minutes or a report of the
percent of calls or minutes that terminate in a
Switched Access Service that is assessed Carrier
Common Line charges, and for which a corresponding
reduction in the number of terminating access
minutes of use has been made as set forth in (D)
preceding.
High Cost Fund Surcharge
The High Cost Fund Surcharge is applicable on all terminating Carrier
Common Line access minutes of use as ordered in Docket No. P-100, Sub
65 and Sub 72, issued April 8, 1988.
The surcharge is reevaluated
quarterly, and is subject to change with one day notice.
The High Cost Fund Surcharge is filed in Section E3.8 of Southern Bell
Telephone Company Intrastate Access Service Tariff.
3.9
Rates
See Section 17.2 for all Carrier Common Line Access Services rates.
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CONTENTS
Page No
5.1
General
5.1.1
5.1.2
5.1.3
5.2
5.2.5
5.4
5.5
5.6
Service Installation
Expedited Orders
Selection of Facilities for Access Orders
Ordering Requirements
5.2.1
5.2.2
5.2.3
5.2.4
5.3
1
Switched Access Service
Special Access Service
WATS or WATS-type Service
Mixed Use Facilities - Switched and
Special Access
Miscellaneous Services
2
3
4
5
5
12
14
14
15
Access Orders for Services Provided by More Than One
Telephone Company
16
5.3.1
5.3.2
Non Meet Point Billing Ordering
Meet Point Billing Ordering
16
17
Charges Associated with Access Ordering
19
5.4.1
5.4.2
5.4.3
19
21
22
Access Order Charge
Miscellaneous Service Order Charge
Access Order Change Charges
Minimum Periods and Cancellations
25
5.5.1
5.5.2
5.5.3
5.5.4
25
25
26
28
Rates
Minimum Periods
Development of Minimum Period Charges
Cancellation of an Access Order
Partial Cancellation Charge
28
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5.1
General
This section sets forth the regulations and order related charges for services
set forth in other sections of this tariff.
Order related charges are in
addition to other applicable charges for the services provided.
An Access Order is an order to provide the customer with Switched and Special
Access or Access Related Service or to provide changes to existing services.
The regulations, rates and charges for special construction are set forth in
NATIONAL EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSOCIATION, INC. TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 3 and are in
addition to the regulations, rates and charges specified in this section.
A customer may order any number of services of the same type and between the
same premises on a single Access Order. All details for services for a
particular order must be identical except for those for multipoint service.
The customer shall provide to the Telephone Company the order information
required in 5.2 following, and in addition the customer must also provide:
-
Customer name and premises address(es).
Billing name and address (when different from customer name and
address).
Customer contact name(s) and telephone number(s) for the following
provisioning activities:
order negotiation, order confirmation,
interactive design, installation and billing.
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5.1
General (Cont'd)
5.1.1
Service Installation
The Telephone Company will provide the Access Service in
accordance with the Customer's requested service date, subject to
the constraints established by the Telephone Company schedule of
applicable service dates.
The Telephone Company shall make available to all customers, upon
request, a schedule of applicable service intervals for Switched
and Special Access Services.
The schedule shall specify the
applicable service interval for services and the quantities of
services that can be provided by a requested service date.
Any
associated material will be provided upon request and within a
reasonable period of time.
The Telephone Company will not accept orders for service dates
which exceed the applicable service date by more than six months.
Access Services will be installed during Telephone Company
business days.
If a customer requests that installation be done
outside of scheduled work hours, and the Telephone Company agrees
to this request, the customer will be subject to applicable
Additional Labor Charges as set forth in 17.4.3(A) following.
When the Telephone Company has identified in NECA Tariff F.C.C.
No. 4, Wire Center Information that it has not received a bona
fide request for Direct Trunked Transport and a customer
subsequently orders Direct Trunked Transport, the Telephone
Company will work cooperatively with the customer to provide
Direct Trunked Transport within 90 days of receipt of an order.
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5.1
General (Cont'd)
5.1.2
Expedited Orders
When placing an Access Order, a customer may request a service date
that is prior to the applicable service date. Additionally, a customer
may also request an earlier service date on a pending Access Order. In
this case, an Access Order modification as set forth in 5.4 following
would be required.
If the Telephone Company determines that the
service can be provided on the requested date and that additional labor
cost or extraordinary costs are required to meet the requested service
date, the customer will be notified and will be provided with an
estimate of the additional charges involved. Charges will be billed at
actual cost, not to exceed 10 percent over estimated charges.
Such
additional charges will be determined and billed to the customer as
explained following.
To calculate the additional labor charges, the Telephone Company will,
upon authorization from the customer to incur the additional labor
charges, keep track of the additional labor hours used to meet the
request of the customer and will bill the customer at the applicable
Additional Labor charges as set forth in 17.4.3(A) following.
To develop, determine and bill the customer the extraordinary costs
which may be involved, the Special Construction terms and conditions as
set forth in Windstream North Carolina, Inc. General Subscriber Service
Tariff, Section 5, will be used by the Telephone Company.
When the request for expediting occurs subsequent to the issuance of
the Access Order, a Service Date Change Charge as set forth in
17.4.1(B) following also applies.
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5.1
General (Cont'd)
5.1.3
Selection of Facilities for Access Orders
The option to request a specific transmission path or channel is only
provided for High Capacity Facilities Special Access, or as provided
for under Special Facilities Routing as set forth in Section 11.
following.
When there are High Capacity facilities to a hub on order or in service
for the customer's use, the customer may request a specific channel or
transmission path be used to provide the Switched or Special Access
Service requested in an Access Order. The Telephone Company will make
a reasonable effort to accommodate the customer request.
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5.2
Ordering Requirements
5.2.1
Switched Access Service
When ordering Switched Access service, the customer must specify
whether the service is to be provided as (1) Direct Trunked Transport
to the end office, (2) Direct Trunked Transport to a tandem which
connects with Tandem Switched Transport from the tandem to the end
office or (3) Tandem Switched Transport to the end office. When all or
a portion of service is ordered as Direct Trunked Transport, the
customer must specify the type and quantity of Direct Trunked Transport
facility (e.g., Voice Grade or High Capacity DS1 or DS3).
The Customer must also specify the type of Entrance Facility to be used
for Switched Access (e.g., Voice grade or High Capacity).
For High
Capacity Entrance Facilities, the customer must specify the facility
assignment and the channel assignment for each trunk.
Direct Trunked Transport is available at all tandems and at all end
offices except those end offices identified in NATIONAL EXCHANGE
CARRIER ASSOCIATION, INC. TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 4 as not having the
capability to provide Direct Trunked Transport.
Direct Trunked
Transport is not available:
(1) from end offices that provide equal
access through a Centralized Equal Access arrangement, or (2) from end
offices that lack recording or measurement capability.
Normally, Direct Trunked Transport of originating 800/888 calls from an
end office is available only from Service Switching Point (SSP)
equipped end offices.
However, certain non-SSP equipped end offices
can accommodate direct trunking of originating 800/888 calls.
These
end offices are also identified in NATIONAL EXCHANGE CARRIER
ASSOCIATION, INC., TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 4.
When the customer has both Tandem Switched Transport and Direct Trunked
Transport at the same end office, the customer will be provided
Alternate Traffic Routing as set forth in 6.4.6 following.
A customer's Local Transport may be connected to the Entrance Facility
of another customer, provided the other customer submits a Letter of
Authorization for this connection and assumes full responsibility for
the cost of the Entrance Facility.
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5.2
Ordering Requirements (Cont'd)
5.2.1
Switched Access Service (Cont'd)
(A)
Feature Group A
Orders for Feature Group A Switched Access Service shall be in
lines.
When placing an order for Feature Group A Switched Access Service,
the customer shall provide the following information in addition
to that set forth in 5.1 preceding:
-
-
The number of lines and the first point of switching (i.e.,
Dial Tone Office)
Optional Features
Whether the Off-hook Supervisory Signaling is provided by
the customer's equipment before the called party answers, or
is forwarded by the customer's equipment when the called
party answers
Lines to be provided as single lines
Lines to be arranged in multiline hunt group arrangements
Directionality (1-way, 2-way, etc.)
A projected Percentage of Intrastate Use as set forth in
2.3.11 preceding
The Interexchange Carrier to which the service is connected
or, in the alternative, specify the means by which the FGA
access communications are transported to another LATA.
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5.2
Ordering Requirements (Cont'd)
5.2.1
Switched Access Service (Cont'd)
(B)
Feature Group B
Orders for Feature Group B Switched Access Service shall be in
trunks.
When placing an order for Feature Group B Service, the customer
shall provide, the following information in addition to that set
forth in 5.1 preceding:
-
The number of trunks
The end office, except when FGB is provided through a
centralized equal access arrangement, when direct routing is
desired
The access tandem office when tandem routing is desired
Optional Features
Trunks to be provided as single trunks
Trunks to be arranged in trunk group arrangements
Directionality (1-way, 2-way, etc.)
A projected percentage of intrastate use as set forth in
2.3.11 preceding
The Interexchange Carrier to which the service is connected
or, in the alternative, specify the means by which the FGB
access communications are transported to another state.
The access code dialing arrangement (i.e., a uniform access
code of 950-XXXX or an Abbreviated Dialing Arrangement (ADA)
access code of N or NX).
For Feature Group B switched access service to a Wireless
Switching
Center
(WSC)
directly
interconnected
to
a
Telephone Company access tandem office, the customer shall
provide information to the Telephone Company indicating the
NXX code(s) to be accessed.
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5.2
Ordering Requirements (Cont'd)
5.2.1
Switched Access Service (Cont'd)
(C)
Feature Group C, Feature Group D and Interim NXX Translation and
Operator Transfer Service and SS7 Signaling
When placing an order for Feature Group C and D Switched Access
Service, the customer shall provide:
-
the number of BHMC from the customer designated premises to
the end office or Operator Transfer Service Location by
Feature Group and by type of BHMC, or
The number of trunks desired between customer designated
premises and an entry switch, or Operator Transfer Service
location.
The number of BHMC or trunks required for or to be converted
to an SS7 Signaling capability.
Optional Features
Interim NXX Translation options.
Operator Transfer Service Option
A projected Percentage of Intrastate Use as set forth in
2.3.11 preceding.
For Feature Group D switched access service to a Wireless
Switching
Center
(WSC)
directly
interconnected
to
a
Telephone Company access tandem office, the customer shall
provide information to the Telephone Company indicating the
NXX code(s) to be accessed.
When BHMC information is provided it is used to determine the
number of transmission paths as set forth in 6.2.5 following.
The BHMC may be determined by the customer in the following
manner.
For each day (8 am to 11 pm, Monday through Friday,
excluding national holidays), the customer shall determine the
highest number of minutes of use for a single hour (e.g., 55
minutes in the 10-11 a.m., hour).
The customer shall, for the
same hour period (i.e., busy hour) for each of twenty consecutive
business days, pick the twenty consecutive business days in a
calendar year which add up to the largest number of minutes of
use. Both originating and terminating minutes shall be included.
The customer shall then determine the average busy hour minutes of
capacity (i.e., BHMC) by dividing the largest number of minutes of
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5.2.1
Switched Access Service (Cont'd)
(C)
Feature Group C, Feature Group D and Interim NXX Translation and
Operator Transfer Service and SS7 Signaling (Cont'd)
use figure for the same hour period for the
business day period by 20.
This computation
for each end office the customer wishes
determinations thus establish the forecasted
office.
consecutive twenty
shall be performed
to serve.
These
BHMC for each end
Customers may, at their option, order FGD by specifying the number
of trunks desired between customer designated premises and an end
office, access tandem, or operator services location.
When
ordering by trunk quantities rather than BHMC quantities to an
access tandem, the customer must also provide the Telephone
Company an estimate of the amount of traffic it will generate to
and/or from each end office subtending the access tandem to assist
the Telephone Company in its own efforts to project further
facility requirements.
When Feature Group C or D is ordered with the Interim NXX
Translation optional feature, the customer shall specify the
Service Access Code(s) (e.g., 900) and their associated NXX
code(s) to be translated within the entire LATA or Market Area.
The initial and subsequent orders to add, change, or delete
Interim NXX Translation codes shall be placed separately or in
combination with orders to change Feature Group C or D Switched
Access BHMC or trunks. Customer assigned NXX codes which have not
been ordered will be blocked.
Orders for the Interim NXX Translation optional feature shall not
be required until such time as a customer other than an MTS/WATS
provider requests Interim NXX Translation of Service Access Codes.
Upon receipt of such order, the Telephone Company shall notify the
MTS/WATS provider of the activation of the Interim NXX Translation
Service for the Service Access Code.
Following such initial
activation, all customers are required to place orders for Interim
NXX Translation of the Service Access Code and the Interim NXX
Translation charge for the Service Access Code shall apply as set
forth in 17.2.1(C) following.
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Ordering Requirements (Cont'd)
5.2.1
Switched Access Service (Cont'd)
(C)
Feature Group C, Feature Group D, Interim NXX Translation Operator
Transfer Service and SS7 Signaling (Cont'd)
For the Operator Transfer Service Option ordered in conjunction
with Feature Group C or Feature Group D Switched Access Service as
set forth in 6.7.1 and 6.8.1 following, the customer must specify
the number of trunks or BHMCs desired between its premises and the
Telephone Company operator services location.
Operator Transfer Service is provided at operator services
locations as set forth in National Exchange Carrier Association,
Inc. Tariff F.C.C. No. 4.
(D)
Directory Assistance
Orders for Directory Assistance service shall be in BHMCs.
When placing an order for Directory Assistance
customer shall provide the following information:
-
-
service,
The number of BHMCs from the customer designated premises to
the Directory Assistance location
If Switched Access is required on the terminating end of the
DA call, as set forth in Section 9. following, the Feature
Group B, C or D Switched Access Service Trunk Group to be
associated with the DA service.
Directory Transport options.
The BHMC information is used to determine the
transmission paths as set forth in 9.2.6 following.
(E)
the
number
of
SS7 Optional Feature
When Feature Group C or D is ordered with the SS7 optional
feature, in addition to information listed in 5.2.1(C) preceding,
the customer shall specify a reference to existing signaling
connections or reference a related SS7 signaling connection order.
When ordering SS7 signaling, the customer shall provide the
Signaling Transfer Point codes, location identifier codes and
circuit identifier codes.
In addition, the customer shall work
cooperatively with the Telephone Company to determine the number
of SS7 signaling connections required to handle its signaling
traffic.
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5.2.1
Switched Access Service (Cont'd)
(E)
SS7 Optional Feature (Cont'd)
For 800/888 Data Base Access Service, as described in 6.1.3(A) &
(C) following, the customer must order FGC or FGD to those access
tandems or end offices designated as Service Switching Points
(SSP) for 800/888 Data base service or to those non-SSP equipped
end offices that can accommodate direct trunking of originating
800/888 calls.
SSP equipped end offices that can accommodate
direct trunking of originating 800/888 calls are designated in
NATIONAL EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSOCIATION, INC. TARIFF FCC NO. 4, WIRE
CENTER INFORMATION. All traffic originating from end offices not
equipped to provide SS7 signaling and routing or not able to
accommodate direct trunking of originating 800/888 calls require
routing via an access tandem where SSP functionality is available.
(F)
For the Flexible Automatic Number Identification (Flex ANI) optional
feature the customer shall place one order for each Carrier
Identification Code (CIC) per end office, for all end offices
equipped to provide Flex ANI. See section 6.10.3 for a description
of Flex ANI and service availability.
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5.2.2
Special Access Service
When placing an order for Special Access Service the customer must
specify:
-
the customer designated premises or hubs involved
type of service (e.g., Voice Grade, High Capacity, etc.)
the channel interface(s)
technical specification package
options desired
for multipoint services, the channel interface at each customer
designated premises may, at the request of the customer, be
different but all such interfaces shall be compatible.
that the traffic consists of less than ten percent interstate
traffic.
All part-time Video and Program Audio services are subject to a service
inquiry.
A service inquiry is a request to the Telephone Company to
determine if facilities exist to provide the service ordered and to
determine the service date on which service can be provided to the
customer.
Where the Special Access Service is exempt from the Special Access
Surcharge, as set forth in 7.3 following the customer shall furnish
written certification to that effect as set forth in 7.3.3 following.
When ordering bridging and/or multiplexing, the Customer must specify
the telephone company hub(s) from which they desire service.
The
Customer must specify only those hubs that provide the type of service
ordered and interconnect with the wire center(s) from which the
customer requires service.
The Wire Center section of National
Exchange Carrier Association, Inc. Tariff F.C.C. No. 4 identifies hub
types (e.g., Digital Data, High Capacity Multiplexing, etc.) and hub
levels (i.e., Hub, Terminus Hub, Intermediate Hub and SuperIntermediate Hub).
Additionally, the Subtending section of Tariff
F.C.C. No. 4 identifies wire centers and the Intermediate and/or SuperIntermediate Hubs with which they interconnect.
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5.2.2
Special Access Service (Cont'd)
When ordering High Capacity Optional Rate plans or upgrades to the
plans, discontinuance charges, as specified in 7.2.8 following, will
not apply if the conditions set forth in 7.2.8 following are met and
the customer provides the following ordering information:
The High Capacity Optional Rate Plans are only available from those
Telephone Companies listed in 17.3.10 following.
Term Discounts-Upgrades in Capacity (DS1 to DS3)
-
The customer's order for the disconnect of the existing DS1
Service and the installation of the new DS3 Service are received
at the same time and specifically reference the application of
upgrade in capacity.
-
The customer's disconnect order for the existing DS1 Service must
reference the DS3 Service installation order.
Customer orders to install and disconnect DS1 or DS3 services provided
under a Term Discount plan where the number of DS1s or DS3s remains
constant and the customer wishes to maintain the existing Term Discount
period and minimum service period must:
-
Be received at the same time.
-
Reference continuation of the existing Term Discount period and
the minimum service period on both the installation and disconnect
orders.
DS3 Capacity Discounts - Upgrades
-
The customer's order for the disconnect of the current DS3
Capacity Interface and order for the installation of the upgraded
DS3 Capacity Interface are received by the telephone company at
the same time and specifically reference the application of
upgrade in capacity.
The customer's disconnect order for the existing DS3 Service must
reference the installation order.
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5.2.3
WATS or WATS-Type Services
Special Access Service may be ordered for connection with FGA, FGB, FGC
or FGD Switched Access Service at Telephone Company designated WATS
Serving Offices (WSOs) for the provision of WATS or WATS-type Services
and may be ordered separately by a customer other than the customer
which orders the FGA, FGB, FGC or FGD Switched Access Service. For the
Special Access Service the customer shall specify:
-
the customer designated premises at which the Special Access
service terminates
the type of line (i.e., two-wire or four-wire)
the type of calling (i.e., originating, terminating or two-way)
type of Supervisory Signaling.
When the optional screening, switching and/or recording functions are
not provided at the customer serving wire center, Channel Mileage, as
set forth in 7.2.1 following, must be ordered between that wire center
and the nearest WSO where the screening, switching and/or recording
functions can be provided.
5.2.4
Mixed Use Facilities - Switched and Special Access
Mixed use is the provision of both Switched and Special Access Services
over the same High Capacity facilities. Mixed use facilities to a hub
will be ordered and provided as Special Access Service.
Where mixed
use is employed, individual services utilizing these facilities must be
ordered either as Switched Access Service or Special Access Service as
further elaborated and set forth in 6.4.7 and 7.2.7 following.
When
placing the order for the individual service(s), the customer must
specify a channel assignment for each service ordered.
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5.2.5
Miscellaneous Services
Testing Service, Additional Labor, Telecommunications Service Priority
and Special Facilities Routing shall be ordered with an Access Order
may subsequently be added to a pending order at any time up to and
including the service date for the access service. When miscellaneous
services are added to a pending order a service date change may be
required.
When a service date change is required, the service date
change charge as set forth in 17.4.1(A) following will apply.
When
miscellaneous services are added to a pending order, charges for a
design change as set forth in 17.4.1(C) following will apply when an
engineering review is required. If both a service date change and an
engineering review are required, both the Service Date Change Charge
and the Design Change Charge will apply as set forth in 5.4.3(B)
following.
The rates and charges for these services, as set forth in Section 17 of
this tariff, will apply in addition to the ordering charges set forth
in Section 17 and the rates and charges for the Access Service with
which they are associated.
Additional Engineering is not an ordering option, but will be applied
to an Access Order when the Telephone Company determines that
Additional Engineering is necessary to accommodate a customer request.
Additional Engineering will only be required as set forth in 13.1
following. When it is required, the customer will be so notified 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 Engineering, a
firm order will be established.
If the customer does not want the
service or facilities after being notified that Additional Engineering
of Telephone Company facilities is required, the order will be
withdrawn and no charges will apply. Once a firm order has been
established, the total charge to the customer for the Additional
Engineering may not exceed the estimated amount by more than 10%.
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5.3
Access Orders For Services Provided By More Than One Telephone Company
Access Services provided by more than one Telephone Company are services where
one end of the Local Transport, Directory Transport or Channel Mileage element
is in the operating territory of one Telephone Company and the other end of the
element is in the operating territory of a different Telephone Company or where
the Interim NXX Translation Service and the end office are not provided by the
same Telephone Company.
The ordering procedure for this service is dependent upon the billing
arrangement, as set forth in 2.4.7 preceding, to be used by the Telephone
Companies involved in providing the Access Service. The Telephone Company will
notify the customer which of the ordering procedures will apply.
5.3.1
Non Meet Point Billing Ordering - FGA
(A)
Single Company Billing Ordering
The Telephone Company receiving the order from the customer will
arrange to provide the service and bill the customer as set forth
in 2.4.7(A)(1).
The customer will place the order with the
Telephone Company as follows:
For FGA Switched Access Services the customer will place the
order with the Telephone Company in whose territory the
first point of switching is located.
The first point of
switching is the dial tone office.
When the first point of switching is not in the
same
Telephone Company's territory as the Interexchange Carrier
premises, the customer must supply a copy of the order to
the Telephone Company in whose territory the Interexchange
Carrier premises is located and any other Telephone
Company(s) involved in providing the service. When service
is provided through a centralized equal access provider, the
customer must supply a copy of the order to that provider.
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Section 5
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ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
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EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Access Ordering
5.3
Access Orders For Services Provided By More Than One Telephone Company (Cont'd)
5.3.2
Meet Point Billing Ordering
Each Telephone Company will provide its portion of the Access Service
within its operating territory to an interconnection point(s) with the
other Telephone Company(s). Billing Percentages will be determined by
the Telephone Companies involved in providing the Access Service and
listed in NATIONAL EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSOCIATION, INC. TARIFF F.C.C. NO.
4.
Each Telephone Company will bill the customer for its portion of
the service as set forth in 2.4.7.
All other appropriate charges in
each Telephone Company tariff are applicable.
For the service(s) ordered as set forth following, the customer must
also supply a copy of the order to the Telephone Company in whose
operating territory a customer designated premises is located and any
other
Telephone
Company(s)
involved
in
providing
the service.
Additionally, when service is provided through a centralized equal
access provider, the customer must supply a copy of the order to that
provider.
(A)
For Feature Group A and B Switched Access Services, the customer
must place an order with the Telephone Company in whose territory
the first point of switching is located, (i.e., FGA - dial tone
office, FGB - access tandem or end office). The Telephone Company
will designate the first point(s) of switching for FGB Services
where the Telephone Company elects to provide equal access through
a centralized equal access arrangement. Those Telephone Company
offices providing equal access through centralized arrangements
are identified in NATIONAL EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSOCIATION, INC.
TARIFF F.C.C. No. 4.
(B)
For Feature Group C and D Switched Access Services, the customer
must place an order with the Telephone Company in whose territory
the end office is located. Customers may, at their option, order
FGD to the access tandem. When ordered to the access tandem, and
the access tandem and the end office are not in the same Telephone
Company operating territory, the customer must also supply a copy
of the order to each additional Telephone Company subtending the
access tandem.
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Section 5
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ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Access Ordering
5.3
Access Orders For Services Provided By More Than One Telephone Company (Cont'd)
5.3.2
Meet Point Billing Ordering (Cont'd)
(C)
Customers ordering Special Access Service to be interconnected
with Switched Access Services at Telephone Company designated WATS
Serving Offices for the provision of WATS or WATS-type Services
must place an order with each Telephone Company in whose territory
the end office and the WATS Serving Office are located, if they
are not collocated.
(D)
Except for Special Access Service as set forth in (C) above or as
set forth in (E) below, the customer may place the order for a
Special Access Service with either Exchange Telephone Company.
(E)
For Special Access Service involving a hub(s) the customer must
place the order with the Telephone Company in whose territory the
hub(s) is located.
(F)
For Directory Assistance Service, the customer must place an order
with the Telephone Company in whose territory the Directory
Assistance Location is located.
(G)
For initiation, additions, changes or deletions to the Interim NXX
translation code(s), the customer must place an order with the
Telephone Company who provides the Interim NXX Translation. The
customer must also provide a copy of the order to the Telephone
Companies subtending the Interim NXX Translation office.
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Section 5
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BY:
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EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Access Ordering
5.4
Charges Associated with Access Ordering
5.4.1
Access Order Charge
The Access Order Charge is applied to all customer requests
for new Special and Switched Access Service and Directory
Assistance Service. In addition, the Access Order Charge is
applicable to customer requests for additions, changes or
rearrangements to existing Special and Switched Access
Service and Directory Assistance Service with the following
exceptions:
The Access Order Charge does not apply:
-
When a Service Date Change Charge is applicable.
-
When a Design Change Charge is applicable.
-
To
administrative
changes
as
set
6.4.1(B)(3) and 7.2.2(C)(3) following.
-
When a change to a pending order does not result in
the cancellation of the pending order and the
issuance of a new order.
-
When Interim NXX Translation charge is applicable.
-
When a Miscellaneous
applicable.
-
When a Presubscription Charge is applicable.
-
When
a
Telephone
Company
initiated
reconfiguration
requires
a customer's
access service to be reconfigured.
-
When a service with an ICB rate is converted to a
similar service with an non-ICB tariff rate prior to
the expiration of the ICB.
-
When
a
Billing
applicable.
-
When a 900 Blocking Service charge is applicable.
-
When Payphone Service Providers (PSPs) obtain Coin
Supervision Additive Service in conjunction with
local exchange service lines for the provision of
pay telephone service.
Name
Service
and
Order
Address
forth
Charge
in
is
network
existing
charge
is
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
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Section 5
Original Page 20
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Access Ordering
5.4
Charges Associated with Access Ordering (Cont'd)
5.4.1
Access Order Charge (Cont'd)
-
When a customer requests a change of trunks from Tandem
Switched Transport to Direct Trunked Transport or from
Direct Trunked Transport to Tandem Switched Transport,
or requests to rearrange Switched Access services
between lower capacity and higher capacity facilities,
(e.g., Voice Grade to/from DS1 or DS1 to/from DS3),
providing:
-
the change is ordered anytime between October 1,
1994, and December 31, 1994 and the change is
completed no later than March 31, 1995, and
the orders to disconnect existing trunks and to
connect the new trunks are placed at the same time,
and
the number of installed trunks does not exceed the
number of trunks disconnected.
If the number of
installed trunks exceeds the number of trunks
disconnected, the Access Order Charge will apply
unless the customer provides justification based
upon standard engineering methods to show that the
additional capacity is required to maintain the
same level of service.
The Access Order Charge will be applied on a per order basis
to each order received by the Telephone Company or copy of an
order received by the Telephone Company pursuant to 5.3.1(B),
5.3.2, 5.3.2(B) and 5.3.2(G) preceding, except by the
Telephone Company applying the Interim NXX Translation
charge, and is in addition to other applicable charges as set
forth in this and other sections of this tariff.
The Access Order Charge will be applied on a per order basis
for any change, rearrangement or addition to the delivery of
signaling to an existing STP Port.
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Section 5
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ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
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EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Access Ordering
5.4
Charges Associated with Access Ordering (Cont'd)
5.4.2
Miscellaneous Service Order Charge
A Miscellaneous Service Order Charge, as set forth in
17.4.1(D) following, applies to any service, or combination
of services, ordered simultaneously from Section 13. of the
Tariff for which a service order is not already pending (with
the exception of Presubscription (13.4), Billing Name and
Address Service (13.9) and 900 Blocking Service (13.8) which
does not have the charge applied). The Miscellaneous Service
Order Charge is an administrative charge designed to
compensate for the expenses associated with service order
issuance.
The charge always applies to the following services since a
pending service order would not exist:
-
Overtime Repair (13.2.2),
Standby Repair (13.2.3),
Testing and Maintenance with Other Telephone Companies
other than when in conjunction with Acceptance Testing
(13.2.4),
Other Labor (13.2.5),
Maintenance of Service (13.3.2),
Originating Line Screening (OLS) Service (13.11).
The Miscellaneous Service Order Charge will also apply to the
following services if they are ordered subsequent to the
initial installation of the associated access service,
thereby necessitating the issuance of another service order:
-
Telecommunications Service Priority (13.3.3),
Controller Arrangement [13.3.4(A)].
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Section 5
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ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
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EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Access Ordering
5.4
Charges Associated with Access Ordering (Cont'd)
5.4.2
Miscellaneous Service Order Charge (Cont'd)
The charge does not apply to the following services since there would
exist a pending service order:
-
5.4.3
Additional Engineering (13.1),
Overtime Installation (13.2.1),
Standby Acceptance Testing (13.2.3),
Testing and Maintenance with Other Telephone Companies
when in conjunction with Acceptance Testing (13.2.4),
Additional Cooperative Acceptance Testing
[13.3.1(A)(1) and 13.3.1(B)(1)],
Coin Supervision Additive Service.
Access Order Change Charges
Access Order changes involve service date changes and design changes.
The customer may request a change of its Access Order prior to the
service date.
The Telephone Company will make every effort to
accommodate a requested change when it is able to do so with the normal
work force assigned to complete such an order within normal business
hours. If the change cannot be made with the normal work force during
normal business hours, the Telephone
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Section 5
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ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
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EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Access Ordering
5.4
Charges Associated with Access Ordering (Cont'd)
5.4.3
Access Order Change Charges (Cont'd)
Company will notify the customer.
If the customer still desires the
Access Order change, the Telephone Company will schedule a new service
date as set forth in 5.1.2 preceding.
All charges for Access Order
change as set forth in 17.4.1(B) and (C) will apply on a per occurrence
basis.
Any increase in the number of Special Access Service channels or
Switched Access Service lines, trunks or busy hour minutes of capacity
or CCS/SS7 Port Terminations will be treated as a new Access Order (for
the increased amount only).
If order changes are necessary to satisfy the transmission performance
for a Special Access Service ordered by a customer, these changes will
be made without order change charges being incurred by the customer.
(A)
Service Date Change
The customer may request a change of service date on a pending
Access Order prior to the service date. A change of service date
is a change of the scheduled service date by the customer to
either an earlier date or a later date which does not exceed 30
calendar days from the original service date.
If the Telephone Company determines that the customer's request
can be accommodated without delaying the service dates for orders
of other customers, the service date will be changed and the
Service Date Change Charge, as set forth in 17.4.1(B) following,
will be applied to the order.
If the service date is changed to an earlier date, and the
Telephone Company determines additional labor or extraordinary
costs are necessary to meet the earlier service date requested by
the customer, the customer will be notified by the Telephone
Company that Expedited Order Charges as set forth in 5.1.2
preceding apply. Such charges will apply in addition to the
Service Date Change Charge.
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Section 5
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ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
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EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Access Ordering
5.4
Charges Associated with Access Ordering (Cont'd)
5.4.3
Access Order Change Charges (Cont'd)
If the requested service date exceeds 30 calendar days following
the original service date, and the Telephone Company determines
that the customer's request can be accommodated, the Telephone
Company will cancel the original order and apply the Cancellation
Charges as set forth in 5.5.3 following. A new Access Order with
a new service date will be issued. The Service Date Change Charge
will not apply, however, the Access Order Charge will apply to the
new order.
If the service date is changed due to a design change as set forth
in (B) following, the Service Date Change Charge will apply.
(B)
Design Change
The customer may request a design change to the service ordered
prior to the requested service date.
A design change is any
change to an Access Order which requires engineering review. An
engineering review is a review by Telephone Company personnel, of
the service ordered and the requested changes to determine what
changes in the design, if any, are necessary to meet the changes
requested by the customer. Design changes include such things as
the addition or deletion of optional features or functions or a
change in the type of Transport Termination (Switched Access
only), type of channel interface, type of Interface Group or
technical specification package. Design changes do not include a
change of customer designated premises, first point of switching,
Feature Group type or Special Access Service channel type. Changes
of this nature will require the issuance of a new order and the
cancellation of the original order with appropriate cancellation
charges applied.
The Telephone Company will review the requested change, notify the
customer whether the change is a design change, if the change can
be accommodated and if a new service date is required.
If the
customer authorizes the Telephone Company to proceed with the
design change, a Design Change Charge as set forth in 17.4.1(C)
following will apply in addition to the charge for Additional
Engineering as set forth in 17.4.2 following.
If a change of
service date is required, the Service Date Change Charge as set
forth in 17.4.1(B) following will also apply.
The Access Order
Charge as specified in 17.4.1 following does not apply.
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EFFECTIVE:
January 30, 2009
Access Ordering
5.5
Minimum Periods and Cancellations
5.5.1
Minimum Periods
The minimum period for part-time Video and Program Audio Special Access
Services is one day even though the service will be provided only for
the duration of the event specified on the order (e.g., one-half hour,
two hours, five hours, etc.).
The minimum period for Switched Access High Capacity DS3 Entrance
Facilities and Direct Trunked Transport is as set forth in 6.1.3
following.
The minimum period for High Capacity DS1 and DS3 Special
Access Services is as set forth in 7.2.8 following.
The minimum period for which Directory Assistance Service and the
Directory Access Service is provided and for which charges apply is six
months.
A minimum period of six months applies for each additional
period of service ordered or extended.
(D)
(D)
Excluding switched access usage rated elements (i.e. End Office, Common (C)
Line, Tandem Switched Transport, and Residual Interconnection Charge),
the minimum period for which all other Access Service is provided and
for which charges are applicable is one month.
(C)
5.5.2
Development of Minimum Period Charges
When Access Service is disconnected after commencement of service but
prior to the expiration of the minimum period, charges are applicable
for the balance of the minimum period.
A disconnect constitutes
facilities being returned to available inventory.
The Minimum Period Charge
determined as follows:
for
monthly
billed
services
will
be
(A)
For Switched Access Service, the charge for a month or fraction
thereof is equal to the applicable recurring charges plus any
nonrecurring and/or special construction charge(s) that may be
due.
(B)
For Special Access Service and flat rated Switched Access Service,
the charge for a month or fraction thereof is the applicable
monthly rates for the appropriate channel type plus any optional
features, nonrecurring and/or special construction charge(s) that
may apply.
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Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 5
Original Page 26
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Access Ordering
5.5
Minimum Periods and Cancellations (Cont'd)
5.5.2
Development of Minimum Period Charges (Cont'd)
The Minimum Period Charge for part-time Video and Program Audio
Services is the applicable daily rate for the appropriate channel type
as set forth in 7.2.4 following.
The Minimum Period Charge for Directory Access Service is developed as
set forth in 9.4.4 following.
5.5.3
Cancellation of an Access Order
(A)
A customer may cancel an Access Order for the installation of
service on any date prior to the service date. The cancellation
date is the date the Telephone Company receives written or verbal
notice from the customer that the order is to be cancelled. The
verbal notice must be followed by written confirmation within 10
days. If a customer or a customer's end user is unable to accept
Access Service within 30 calendar days after the original service
date, the customer has the choice of the following options:
-
The Access Order shall be cancelled and charges set forth in
(B) following will apply, or
Billing for the service will commence.
In such instances, the cancellation date or the billing date,
depending on which option is selected by the customer, shall be
the 31st day beyond the original service date of the Access Order.
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Section 5
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ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
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EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Access Ordering
5.5
Minimum Periods and Cancellations (Cont'd)
5.5.3
Cancellation of an Access Order (Cont'd)
(B)
(C)
When a customer cancels an Access Order for the installation of
service, a Cancellation Charge will apply as follows:
(1)
Installation
of
Switched
or
Special
Access
Service
facilities is considered to have started when the Telephone
Company incurs any cost in connection therewith or in
preparation thereof which would not otherwise have been
incurred.
(2)
Where the customer cancels an Access Order prior to the
start of installation of access facilities, no charges shall
apply.
(3)
Where installation of access facilities has been started
prior to the cancellation, the charges specified in (a) or
(b) following, whichever is lower, shall apply.
(a)
A charge equal to the costs incurred in such
installation, less estimated net salvage.
Such costs
include the nonrecoverable cost of equipment and
material
ordered,
provided
or
used,
plus
the
nonrecoverable
cost
of
installation
and
removal
including
the
costs
of
engineering,
labor,
supervision, transportation, rights-of-way and other
associated costs.
(b)
The minimum period charges for Switched or Special
Access Service ordered by the customer, as set forth
in 5.5.2 preceding.
When a customer cancels an order for the discontinuance
service, no charges apply for the cancellation.
of
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Section 5
Original Page 28
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Access Ordering
5.5
Minimum Periods and Cancellations (Cont'd)
5.5.3
Cancellation of an Access Order (Cont'd)
(D)
5.5.4
If the Telephone Company misses a service date by more than 30
days and such delay is not requested or caused by the customer
(excluding those circumstances where the date is missed due to
acts of God, governmental requirements, work stoppages and civil
commotions), the customer may cancel the Access Order without
incurring cancellation charges.
Partial Cancellation Charge
Any decrease
or Switched
capacity or
cancellation
preceding.
5.6
in the number of ordered Special Access Service channels
Access Service lines, trunks or busy hour minutes of
CCS/SS7 Port Terminations will be treated as a partial
and charges will be determined as set forth in 5.5.3(B)
Rates
See Section 17.4.1 for all Access Ordering rates.
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Section 6
Original Contents Page 1
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Switched Access Services
CONTENTS
Page No.
6.1
General
6.1.1
6.1.2
6.1.3
6.1.4
6.1.5
6.2
6.3
6.4
6.5
6.6
1
Description and Provision of Switched
Access Service Arrangements
Ordering Options and Conditions
Rate Categories
Special Facilities Routing
Design Layout Report
2
5
5
28
28
Undertaking of the Telephone Company
29
6.2.1
6.2.2
6.2.3
6.2.4
6.2.5
6.2.6
29
30
31
31
33
34
Network Management
Transmission Specifications
Provision of Service Performance Data
Testing
Determination of Number of Transmission Paths
Trunk Group Measurement Reports
Obligations of the Customer
35
6.3.1
6.3.2
6.3.3
6.3.4
35
36
36
36
Report Requirements
Trunk Group Measurement Reports
Supervisory Signaling
Short Duration Mass Calling Requirements
Rate Regulations
37
6.4.1
6.4.2
6.4.3
6.4.4
6.4.5
6.4.6
6.4.7
6.4.8
6.4.9
37
55
56
57
57
58
63
63
64
Description and Application of Rates and Charges
Minimum Monthly Charge
Change of Switched Access Service Arrangements
Moves
Local Information Delivery Services
Mileage Measurement
Mixed Use
Message Unit Credit for Feature Group A
Application of Rates for Feature Group A Extension Service
Description and Provision of Feature Group A (FGA)
65
6.5.1
6.5.2
6.5.3
6.5.4
6.5.5
65
69
71
71
75
Description
Optional Features
Optional Features Provided in Local Tariffs
Measuring Access Minutes
Testing Capabilities
Description and Provision of Feature Group B (FGB)
76
6.6.1
6.6.2
76
80
Description
Optional Features
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CONTENTS
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6.6
Description and Provision of Feature Group B (FGB) (Cont’d)
6.6.3
6.6.4
6.6.5
6.7
Description and Provision of Feature Group C (FGC)
6.7.1
6.7.2
6.7.3
6.7.4
6.7.5
6.7.6
6.8
Design and Traffic Routing
Measuring Access Minutes
Testing Capabilities
Description
Optional Features
Design and Traffic Routing
Measuring Access Minutes
Design Blocking Probability
Testing Capabilities
82
82
87
88
88
93
96
97
101
103
Description and Provision of Feature Group D (FGD)
104
6.8.1
6.8.2
6.8.3
6.8.4
6.8.5
6.8.6
6.8.7
104
108
110
111
113
115
116
Description
Optional Features
Design and Traffic Routing
Measuring Access Minutes
Design Blocking Probability
Network Blocking Charge
Testing Capabilities
6.9
Reserved for Future Use
117
6.10
Chargeable and Nonchargeable Optional Features
118
6.10.1
6.10.2
6.10.3
119
136
138
6.11
Rates
Common Switching Nonchargeable Optional Features
Transport Termination Nonchargeable Optional Features
Chargeable Optional Features
142
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Section 6
Original Page 1
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BY:
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EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Switched Access Service
6.1
General
Switched Access Service is available to all customers, who have obtained a
Certificate of Convenience and Necessity from the North Carolina Utilities
Commission, for their use in furnishing their services to end users. Switched
Access Service provides a two-point communications path between a customer
designated premises and an end user's premises.
It provides for the use of
common terminating, switching and trunking facilities, and for the use of
common subscriber plant of the Telephone Company. Switched Access Service
provides for the ability to originate calls from an end user's premises to a
customer designated premises, and to terminate calls from a customer designated
premises to an end user's premises in the LATA where it is provided.
WATS
access billing is considered to be Switched Access.
Specific references to
material describing the elements of Switched Access Service are provided in
6.1.3 and 6.5 through 6.9 following.
Rates and charges for Switched Access Service depend generally on the specific
Feature Group ordered by the customer, e.g., for MTS or WATS services or
MTS/WATS equivalent services, and whether it is provided in a Telephone Company
end office that is equipped to provide equal or non-equal access. Rates and
charges for Switched Access Service are set forth in 17.2 following.
The
application of rates for Switched Access Service is described in 6.4 following.
Rates and charges for services other than Switched Access Service, e.g., a
customer's interLATA toll message service, may also be applicable when Switched
Access Service is used in conjunction with these other services. Descriptions
of such applicability are provided in 6.4.5, 6.4.9, 6.5.1(H), 6.5.3, 6.6.1(G),
6.6.2(D), 6.7.1(F) and 6.8.1(E) following.
Finally, a credit is applied
against line side Switched Access Service charges as described in 6.4.8
following.
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Section 6
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EFFECTIVE:
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Switched Access Service
6.1
General (Cont'd)
6.1.1
Description and Provision of Switched Access Service Arrangements
(A) Description
Switched Access Service is provided in four different Feature Group
arrangements which are service categories of standard and optional
features.
These
are
differentiated
by
their
technical
characteristics, e.g., line side vs. trunk side connection at the
Telephone Company first point of switching.
They are also
differentiated by optional feature availability and the manner in
which the end user accesses them in originating calling, e.g., with
or without access codes of various lengths and digits.
The provision of each Feature Group requires Local Transport
facilities, including an Entrance Facility where required, and the
appropriate End Office functions.
In addition, Special Access
Service may, at the option of the customer, be connected with
Feature Groups A, B, C, or D at Telephone Company designated WATS
Serving Offices.
There are three specific transmission specifications (i.e., Types A,
B and C) that have been identified for the provision of Feature
Groups. The technical specifications for the Entrance Facility and
Direct Trunked Transport are the same as those set forth in Section
7. following for Voice Grade and High Capacity services. The
specifications provided are dependent on the Interface Group and the
routing of the service, i.e., whether the service is routed directly
to the end office or via an access tandem. The parameters for the
transmission specifications are set forth in 15.1.2 following.
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6.1
General (Cont'd)
6.1.1
Description and Provision of Switched Access Service
Arrangements (Cont'd)
(A)
Description (Cont'd)
Feature Groups are arranged for either originating, terminating or
two-way calling, based on the customer end office switching
capacity ordered.
Originating calling permits the delivery of
calls from Telephone Exchange Service locations to the customer
designated premises. Terminating calling permits the delivery of
calls from the customer designated premises to Telephone Exchange
Service locations. Two-way calling permits the delivery of calls
in both directions, but not simultaneously. The Telephone Company
will determine the type of calling to be provided unless the
customer requests that a different type of directional calling is
to be provided.
In such cases, the Telephone Company will work
cooperatively with the customer to determine the directionality.
There are various optional features associated with Local
Transport, Common Switching and Transport Termination available
with the Feature Groups. In addition, the Interim NXX Translation
and Operator Transfer Service optional feature is available with
Feature Group C and Feature Group D.
Operator Transfer Services will be provided over FGC or FGD
switched access service trunks from the operator service location
to the customer's premises.
Where required by technical
limitations, a separate FGC or FGD trunk group will be established
for Operator Transfer Service. The operator service location will
provide trunk answer and disconnect supervisory signaling to the
customer.
Detailed descriptions of each of the available Feature Groups are
set forth in 6.5 through 6.9 following.
Each Feature Group is
described in terms of its specific physical characteristics and
calling capabilities, the optional features available for use with
it and the standard testing capabilities.
The Common Switching and Transport Termination optional features,
which are described in 6.10 following, unless specifically stated
otherwise, are available at all Telephone Company end office
switches.
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6.1
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6.1.1
Description and
(Cont'd)
Provision
of
Switched
Access
Service
Arrangements
(B) Manner of Provision
Switched Access is furnished in either quantities of lines or
trunks, or in busy hour minutes of capacity (BHMCs). FGA Access and
FGB Access are furnished on a per-line or per-trunk basis
respectively.
FGC Access and FGD Access are furnished on a BHMC
basis and a per trunk basis as set forth in 5.2 preceding.
BHMCs are differentiated by type and directionality of traffic
carried over a Switched Access Service arrangement. Differentiation
of traffic among BHMC types is necessary for the Telephone Company
to properly design Switched Access Service to meet the traffic
carrying capacity requirement of the customer.
There are three major BHMC categories identified as: Originating,
Terminating and Directory Assistance.
Originating BHMCs represent
access capacity within a LATA for carrying traffic from the end user
to the customer; Terminating BHMCs represent access capacity within
a LATA for carrying traffic from the customer to the end user; and,
Directory Assistance BHMCs represent access capacity within a LATA
for carrying Directory Assistance traffic from the customer to a
Directory Assistance location.
When ordering capacity for FGC
Access or FGD Access in BHMCs the customer must at a minimum specify
such access capacity in terms of Originating BHMCs and/or
Terminating BHMCs.
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6.1
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6.1.1
Description and Provision of Switched Access Service
Arrangements (Cont'd)
(B) Manner of Provision (Cont'd)
Because some customers will wish to further segregate their
originating
traffic
into
separate
trunk
groups
or
because
segregation may be required by network considerations, originating
BHMCs are further categorized into Domestic, 700,800,888,877,900,
Operator, IDDD and Operator Transfer Services.
Domestic BHMCs
represent access capability for carrying only domestic traffic other
than 700,800,888,877,900, Operator and Operator Transfer Services
traffic; IDDD BHMCs represent access capacity for carrying only
international traffic; and, 700,800,888,877,900, Operator and
Operator Transfer Services BHMCs represent access capacity for
carrying, respectively, only 700,800,888,877,900, Operator or
Operator Transfer Services traffic.
When ordering such types of
access capacity, the customer must specify Domestic, 700,800,
888,877,900, Operator, IDDD or Operator Transfer Services BHMCs.
6.1.2
Ordering Options and Conditions
Switched Access Service is ordered under the Access Order provisions set
forth in 5.2 preceding. Also, included in that section are regulations
concerning miscellaneous service order charges which may be associated
with Switched Access Service ordering (e.g., Service Date Changes,
Cancellations, etc.).
6.1.3
Rate Categories
There are four rate categories which apply to Switched Access Service:
-
Local Transport (described in 6.1.3(A) following)
End Office (described in 6.1.3(B) following)
Chargeable Optional Features (described in 6.1.3(C) following)
Common Line (described in Sections 3. preceding)
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6.1
General (Cont'd)
6.1.3
Rate Categories (Cont'd)
The following diagram depicts a generic view of the components of
Switched Access Service and the manner in which the components are
combined to provide a complete Access Service.
SWITCHED ACCESS SERVICE
End User
End Office
Direct Trunked Transport
Customer
Customer
Serving
Designated
Wire Center
Premises
EF
CDP
(POT)
Tandem Switched Transport
Direct Trunked Transport
Access Tandem
CL*
EO
RIC
CL - Common Line
EO - End Office
EF - Entrance Facility
RIC - Residual Interconnection Charge
LOCAL TRANSPORT
Direct Trunked Transport
- Direct Trunked Facility
- Direct Trunked Termination
Tandem Switched Transport
- Tandem Switched Facility
- Tandem Switched Termination
- Tandem Switching
* Common Line Access Service is provided under Section 3. Preceding
* Common Line Access Service is provided under Section 3. Preceding.
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6.1
General (Cont'd)
6.1.3
Rate Categories (Cont'd)
(A) Local Transport
The Local Transport rate category establishes the charges related to
the transmission and tandem switching facilities between the
customer designated premises and the end office switch(es), which
may be a Remote Switching Module(s) or WATS Serving Office, where
the customer's traffic is switched to originate or terminate the
customer's communications. Mileage measurement rules are set forth
in 6.4.6 following and in this section.
Local Transport is a two-way voice frequency transmission path
composed of facilities determined by the Telephone Company. The twoway voice frequency transmission path permits the transport of calls
in the originating direction (from the end user end office switch to
the customer designated premises) and in the terminating direction
(from the customer designated premises to the end office switch),
but not simultaneously. The voice frequency transmission path may
be comprised of any form or configuration of plant capable of and
typically
used
in
the
telecommunications
industry
for
the
transmission of voice and associated telephone signals within the
frequency bandwidth of approximately 300 to 3000 Hz. The customer
must specify the choice of facilities (i.e., Voice Grade 2 or 4 wire
or High Capacity DS1 or DS3) to be used in the provision of the
Direct Trunked Transport or Entrance Facility. Direct Trunked
Transport and Entrance Facility Services are only available in
conjunction with facilities transporting originating Feature Group D
usage.
The customer must specify when ordering (1) whether the service is
to be directly routed to an end office switch or through an access
tandem switch, (2) the type of Direct Trunked Transport and whether
it will overflow to Tandem Switched Transport when service is
directly routed to an end office, (3) the type of Entrance Facility,
(4) the directionality of the service, and (5) when multiplexing is
required, the hub(s) at which the multiplexing will be provided.
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6.1.3
Rate Categories (Cont'd)
(A) Local Transport (Cont’d)
Additionally, when service is to be routed through an ALLTTEL
access tandem switch, the customer must order the facility between
the serving wire center and the tandem as Direct Trunked Transport.
When the customer has both Tandem Switched Transport and Direct
Trunked Transport at the same end office, the customer will be
provided Alternate Traffic Routing as set forth in 6.4.6 following.
Direct Trunked Transport is available at all tandems and at all end
offices except those end offices identified in NATIONAL EXCHANGE
CARRIER ASSOCIATION, INC. TARIFF F.C.C. No. 4, as not having the
capability to provide Direct Trunked Transport.
Direct Trunked
Transport is not available: (1) from end offices that provide equal
access through a Centralized Equal Access arrangement, or (2) from
end offices that lack recording or measurement capability.
Normally, Direct Trunked Transport of originating 800/888/877 calls
calls. These end offices are also identified in NATIONAL EXCHANGE
CARRIER ASSOCIATION, INC., TARIFF F.C.C. No. 4.
Unless otherwise ordered by the F.C.C., where the Telephone Company
elects to provide equal access through a centralized equal access
arrangement, the Telephone Company will designate the serving wire
center. The designated SWC will normally be that wire center which
provides dial tone to the telephone company centralized Equal Access
tandem office identified in NATIONAL EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSOCIATION,
INC. TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 4.
from an e
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6.1
General (Cont'd)
6.1.3
Rate Categories (Cont'd)
(A) Local Transport (Cont'd)
When service is provided in cooperation with a non telephone company
provider of centralized Equal Access, the SWC will be that wire
center which would normally provide dial tone to the telephone
company point of interconnection with the non telephone company
provider of Centralized Equal Access specified in the tariff of the
Centralized Equal Access provider. Those Telephone Company offices
providing
equal
access
through
centralized
arrangements
are
identified in NATIONAL EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSOCIATION, INC. TARIFF
F.C.C. NO. 4.
Local Transport is provided at the rates and charges set forth in
17.2.2 following.
The application of these rates with respect to
individual Feature Groups is as set forth in 6.4.1(C) following.
When more than one Telephone Company is involved in providing the
Switched Access Service, the Local Transport rates are applied as
set forth in 2.4.7 preceding.
The Local Transport Rate Category includes five classifications of
rate elements: (1) Entrance Facility, (2) Direct Trunked Transport,
(3) Tandem Switched Transport, (4) Residual Interconnection Charge,
and (5) Multiplexing.
(1)
Entrance Facility
The Entrance Facility recovers a portion of the costs
associated with a communications path between a customer
designated premises and the serving wire center of that
premises.
Included as part of the Entrance Facility is a
standard channel interface arrangement which defines the
technical
characteristics
associated
with
the
type
of
facilities to which the access service is to be connected at
the customer designated premises and the type of signaling
capability, if any.
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6.1.3
Rate Categories (Cont'd)
(A) Local Transport (Cont'd)
(1)
Entrance Facility (Cont'd)
Three types of Entrance Facility are available:
(1) Voice
Grade 2 or 4 wire (an analog channel with an approximate
bandwidth of 300 to 3000 Hz), (2) High Capacity DS1 (an
isochronous serial digital channel with a rate of 1.544 Mbps)
and (3) High Capacity DS3 (an isochronous serial digital
channel with a rate of 44.736 Mbps). The minimum period for
which a DS3 Entrance Facility is provided is twelve months.
One charge applies for each Entrance Facility that is
terminated at a customer designated premises.
This charge
specified in 17.2.2 following will apply even if the customer
designated premises and the serving wire center are collocated
in a Telephone Company building.
A customer's Local Transport may be connected to the Entrance
Facility of another customer, providing the other customer
submits a Letter of Authorization for this connection and
assumes full responsibility for the cost of the Entrance
Facility.
(2)
Direct Trunked Transport
The Direct Trunked Transport rate elements recover a portion
of the cost associated with a communications path between a
serving wire center and an end office or serving wire center
and a tandem on circuits dedicated to the use of a single
customer.
Direct Trunked transport is required at all tandems and is
available to all end offices except those end offices
identified in NATIONAL EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSOCIATION, INC.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 4, WIRE CENTER INFORMATION as not having the
capability to provide Direct Trunked Transport.
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6.1
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6.1.3
Rate Categories (Cont'd)
(A) Local Transport (Cont'd)
(2)
Direct Trunked Transport (Cont'd)
Direct Trunked Transport is not available:
(1) from end
offices that provide equal access through a Centralized Equal
Access arrangement, or (2) from end offices that lack
recording or measurement capability.
Normally, Direct Trunked Transport of originating 800/888/877
calls from an end office is available only from Service
Switching Point (SSP) equipped end offices. However, certain
non-SSP equipped end offices can accommodate direct trunking
of originating 800/888/877 calls. These end offices are also
identified in NATIONAL EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSOCIATION, INC.,
TARIFF F.C.C. No. 4.
Three types of Direct Trunked Transport are available:
(1)
Voice Grade (an analog channel with an approximate bandwidth
of 300 to 3000 Hz), (2) High Capacity DS1 (an isochronous
serial digital channel with a rate of 1.544 Mbps), and (3)
High Capacity DS3 (an isochronous serial digital channel with
a rate of 44.736 Mbps). The minimum period for which a High
Capacity DS3 Direct Trunked Transport is provided is twelve
months.
High Capacity DS3 Direct Trunked Transport can not be
terminated at end offices that are not identified as hub
offices that provide DS3 to DS1 multiplexing.
Additionally,
DS1 Direct Trunked Transport can not be terminated at end
offices that are not identified as hub offices that provide
DS1 to Voice Grade multiplexing or are not electronic end
offices. Offices that provide multiplexing are identified in
NATIONAL EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSOCIATION, INC. TARIFF F.C.C. NO.
4, WIRE CENTER INFORMATION.
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Switched Access Service
6.1
General (Cont'd)
6.1.3
Rate Categories (Cont'd)
(A) Local Transport (Cont'd)
(2)
Direct Trunked Transport (Cont'd)
Direct Trunked Transport rates consist of a Direct Trunked
Facility rate specified in 17.2.2 following which is applied
on a per mile basis and a Direct Trunked Termination rate
which is applied at each end of each measured segment of the
Direct Trunked Facility (e.g., at the end office, hub, tandem,
and serving wire center).
When the Direct Trunked Facility
mileage is zero, neither the Direct Trunked Facility rate nor
the Direct Trunked Termination rate will apply.
The Direct Trunked Facility rate recovers a portion of the
costs of transmission facilities, including intermediate
transmission circuit equipment, between the end points of the
interoffice circuits.
The Direct Trunked Termination rate specified in 17.2.2
following recovers a portion of the costs of the circuit
equipment that is necessary for the termination of each end of
the Direct Trunked Facility.
(3)
Tandem Switched Transport
The Tandem Switched Transport rate elements recover a portion
of the costs associated with a communications path between a
tandem and an end office on circuits that are switched at a
tandem switch.
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6.1
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6.1.3
Rate Categories (Cont'd)
(A) Local Transport (Cont'd)
(3)
Tandem Switched Transport (Cont'd)
Tandem Switched Transport rates consist of a Tandem Switching
rate, a Tandem Switched Facility rate, and a Tandem Switched
Termination rate.
When the Telephone company has identified
in NECA Tariff F.C.C. No. 4, Wire Center Information that it
has not received a bona fide request for Direct Trunked
Transport, Local Transport Facility and Local Transport
Termination rates and charges will apply instead of Tandem
Switched Facility, Tandem Switched Termination, and Tandem
Switching rates and charges.
(a)
The Tandem Switching rate recovers a portion of the costs
of switching traffic through an access tandem.
The
Tandem Switching rate specified in 17.2.2 following is
applied on a per access minute per tandem basis for all
originating and all terminating minutes of use switched
at the tandem.
Tandem locations are identified in
NATIONAL EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSOCIATION, INC. TARIFF F.C.C.
NO. 4 WIRE CENTER INFORMATION.
(b)
The Tandem Switched Facility rate recovers a portion of
the
costs
of
transmission
facilities,
including
intermediate transmission circuit equipment, between the
end points of interoffice circuits. The Tandem Switched
Facility rate specified in 17.2.2 following is applied
on a per access minute per mile basis for all
originating and terminating minutes of use routed over
the facility.
(c)
The Tandem Switched Termination rate recovers a portion
of the costs of circuit equipment necessary for the
termination of each end of each measured segment of the
Tandem
Switched
Facility.
The
Tandem
Switched
Termination rate specified in 17.2.2 following is
applied on a per access minute basis (for all
originating
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6.1.3
Rate Categories (Cont'd)
(A)
Local Transport (Cont'd)
(3)
Tandem Switched Transport (Cont'd)
(c)
(Cont'd)
and terminating minutes of use routed over the
facility) at each end of each measured segment of
Tandem Switched Facility (e.g., at the end office,
Feature Group A dial tone office, host office, tandem,
and serving wire center).
When the Tandem Switched
Facility mileage is zero, neither the Tandem Switched
Facility rate nor the Tandem Switched Termination rate
will apply.
(d)
The Local Transport Facility rate recovers a portion
of the cost related to the transmission and tandem
switching facilities between the customer designated
premises and the end office switch(es) when the
customer's traffic is switched to originate or
terminate the customer's communications. For purposes
of determining Local Transport Facility measurement,
distance will be measured from the wire center that
normally serves the customer designated premises to
the end office switch(es), which may be Remote
Switching
Module(s).
Exceptions
to
the
Local
Transport Facility measurement rules are as set forth
in 6.4.6 following. The Local Transport Facility rate
specified in 17.2.2 following is applied on a per
access minute per mile basis for all originating and
terminating minutes of use routed over the facility.
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6.1.3
Rate Categories (Cont'd)
(A)
Local Transport (Cont'd)
(3)
Tandem Switched Transport (Cont'd)
(a)
The Local Transport Termination rate provides for the
communications frequency transmission path at the
Telephone Company switching office and includes a
portion of Central Office Switching and Central Office
Circuit
equipment
(e.g.
signaling,
transmission
devices, padding, carrier channels, etc.).
The Local
Transport
Termination
rate
specified
in
17.2.2
following is applied on a per access minute basis (for
all originating and terminating minutes of use routed
over the facility) at the end of the Local Transport
Facility that is most distant from the customer's
designated premises (e.g. end office).
The Local
Transport Termination rate will also apply if the IC
serving wire center and the end user serving wire
center are collocated.
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6.1
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6.1.3
Rate Categories (Cont'd)
(A)
Local Transport (Cont'd)
(4)
Residual Interconnection Charge
The Residual Interconnection Charge recovers the costs
associated with Local Transport that are not recovered by
the Entrance Facility, Direct Trunked Transport, Tandem
Switched Transport, Multiplexing, or dedicated signaling
(i.e., SS7) rates.
The Residual Interconnection Charge
specified in 17.2.2 following applies to both Tandem
Switched and Direct Trunked access minutes of use.
The Residual Interconnection Charge does not apply when the
Telephone Company has identified in NECA Tariff F.C.C. No.
4, Wire Center Information that it has not received a bona
fide request for Direct Trunked Transport and is therefore
applying Local Transport Facility and Local Transport
Termination rates and charges instead of Tandem Switched
Facility, Tandem Switched Termination, and Tandem Switching
rates and charges.
(5)
Multiplexing
DS3 to DS1 Multiplexing charges specified in 17.2.2
following apply when a High Capacity DS3 Entrance Facility
or High Capacity DS3 Direct Trunked Facility is connected
with High Capacity DS1 Direct Trunked Transport. The DS3 to
DS1 multiplexer will convert a 44.736 Mbps channel to 28 DS1
channels using digital time division multiplexing.
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6.1.3
Rate Categories (Cont'd)
(A) Local Transport (Cont'd)
(5)
Multiplexing (Cont'd)
DS1 to Voice Grade Multiplexing charges apply when a High
Capacity DS1 Entrance Facility or High Capacity DS1 Direct
Trunked Facility is connected with Voice Grade Direct Trunked
Transport. However, a DS1 to Voice Grade Multiplexing charge
does not apply when a High Capacity DS1 Entrance Facility or
High Capacity DS1 Direct Trunked Transport is terminated at an
electronic end office and only Switched Access Service is
provided over the DS1 facility (i.e., Voice Grade Special
Access channels are not derived).
The DS1 to Voice Grade
multiplexer will convert a 1.544 Mbps channel to 24 Voice
Grade channels.
Multiplexing is only available at wire centers identified in
NATIONAL EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSOCIATION, INC., TARIFF F.C.C. NO.
4, WIRE CENTER INFORMATION.
(6)
Interface Groups
Ten Interface Groups are provided for terminating the Entrance
Facility at the customer's designated premises.
Technical
specifications concerning the available interface groups are
set forth in 15.1 following.
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6.1
General (Cont'd)
6.1.3
Rate Categories (Cont'd)
(A) Local Transport (Cont'd)
(7)
Nonchargeable Optional Features
Where
transmission
facilities
permit,
the
individual
transmission path between the customer's designated premises
and the first point of switching, may at the option of the
customer, be provided with the following optional features as
set forth and described in 15.1.1(E) following.
-
Supervisory Signaling
Customer Specified Entry Switch Receive Level
Customer Specification of Local Transport Termination
When a customer subscribes to Common Channel Signaling (SS7)
Network Connection Service (CCSNC Service), the following
optional features are made available and are described in
6.10.1 following.
-
Signaling System 7 (SS7) Signaling
Calling Party Number
Carrier Selection Parameter
Charge Number Parameter
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6.1.3
Rate Categories (Cont'd)
(A)
Local Transport (Cont'd)
(3)
Chargeable Optional Features
800/888/877 Data Base Access Service is provided to all
customers in conjunction with FGC and FGD switched access
service. A Basic or Vertical Feature Query charge, as set
forth in 17.2.5 following, is assessed for each completed
query returned from the 800/888/877 data base whether or
not the actual call is delivered to the customer. The query
is considered completed when the appropriate call routing
information is returned to the Service Switching Point (SSP)
that launched the query.
The Basic Query provides the
identification of the customer to whom the call will be
delivered and includes area of service routing which allows
routing of 800/888/877 calls by telephone companies to
different interexchange carriers based on the Local Access
Transport Area (LATA) in which the call originates.
The
Vertical
Feature
Query
provides
this
same
customer
identification function in addition to vertical features
which may include: (1) call validation (ensuring that calls
originate
from
subscribed
service
areas);
(2)
POTS
translation of 800/888/877 numbers (which is generally
necessary for the routing of 800/888/877 calls); (3)
alternate POTS translation (which allows subscribers to vary
the routing of 800/888/877 calls based on factors such as
time of day, place of 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).
(B)
End Office
The End Office rate category establishes the charges related to
the local end office switching and end user termination functions
necessary to complete the transmission of Switched Access
communications to and from the end users served by the local end
office. The End Office rate category includes the Local Switching
and Information Surcharge rate elements.
Directory Assistance
Service is set forth in Section 9. following.
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6.1
General (Cont'd)
6.1.3
Rate Categories (Cont'd)
(B)
End Office (Cont'd)
(1)
Local Switching
The Local Switching rate element establishes the charges
related to the use of end office switching equipment, the
terminations in the end office of end user lines, and the
terminations of calls at Telephone Company Intercept
Operators or recordings. The premium charge is divided into
two distinct categories, i.e., Local Switching 1 and Local
Switching 2.
The first category, Local Switching 1, is
applicable to Feature Groups A and B. Local Switching 1 does
not apply to:
-
Feature Group A and B when utilized to provide MTS/WATS
service, and
-
Feature Groups A and B used for terminating inward
WATS and WATS-type service at an equal access WATS
Serving Office.
The second category, Local Switching 2, is applicable to:
-
Feature Groups C and D, and
-
FGA and FGB when utilized to provide MTS/WATS service.
-
FGB when routed over FGD facilities at an end office
or access tandem.
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6.1
General (Cont'd)
6.1.3
Rate Categories (Cont'd)
(B)
End Office (Cont'd)
(1)
Local Switching (Cont'd)
-
Feature Groups A and B used for terminating inward
WATS and WATS-type service at an equal access WATS
Serving Office.
Local Switching does not apply to Feature Groups B and D
Switched Access Services associated with Wireless Switching
Center (WSCs) directly interconnected to a Telephone Company
access tandem office.
Where end offices are appropriately equipped, international
dialing may be provided as a capability associated with
Local Switching 2 which provides local dial switching for
Feature Groups C and D. International dialing provides the
capability of switching international calls with service
prefix and address codes having more digits than are capable
of being switched through a standard FGC or FGD equipped end
office.
Rates for Local Switching 1 and Local Switching 2 are set
forth in 17.2.3 following. The application of these rates
with respect to individual Feature Groups is as set forth in
6.4.1(C) following.
There are four types of functions included in the Local
Switching rate element:
Common Switching, Transport
Termination, Line Termination and Intercept.
These are
described in (a) through (d) following.
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6.1
General (Cont'd)
6.1.3
Rate Categories (Cont'd)
(B)
End Office (Cont'd)
(1)
Local Switching (Cont'd)
(a)
Common Switching
Common Switching provides the local end office
switching functions associated with the various access
(i.e., Feature Group) switching arrangements.
The
Common Switching arrangements provided for the various
Feature Group arrangements are described in 6.5
through 6.9 following.
Included as part of Common Switching are various
nonchargeable optional features which the customer can
order to meet the customer's specific communications
requirements.
These optional features are described
in 6.10.1 following.
(b)
Transport Termination
Transport Termination functions provide for the line
or trunk side arrangements which terminate the Local
Transport facilities.
Included as part of these
functions
are
various
nonchargeable
optional
termination arrangements.
These optional terminating
arrangements are described in 6.10.2 following.
The number of Transport Terminations provided will be
determined by the Telephone Company as set forth in
6.2.5 following.
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6.1
General (Cont'd)
6.1.3
Rate Categories (Cont'd)
(B)
End Office (Cont'd)
(1)
Local Switching (Cont'd)
(c)
Line Termination
Line Termination provides for the terminations of end
user lines in the local end office.
There are two
types
of
Line
Terminations,
i.e.,
Common
Line
Terminations and Special Access Service Terminations
utilized in the provision of WATS or WATS-type
services at Telephone Company designated WATS Serving
Offices.
The above Special Access Service Terminations are
differentiated
by
line
side
vs.
trunk
side
terminations. In addition, there are various types of
originating and terminating line side terminations
depending on the type of signaling associated with the
Special Access Service.
Line side terminations are
available with either dial pulse or dual tone
multifrequency address signaling.
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6.1
General (Cont'd)
6.1.3
Rate Categories (Cont'd)
(B) End Office (Cont'd)
(1)
Local Switching (Cont'd)
(d)
Intercept
The Intercept function provides for the termination of a
call at a Telephone Company Intercept operator or
recording.
The operator or recording tells a caller why
a call, as dialed, could not be completed, and if
possible, provides the correct number.
(2)
Information Surcharge
Information Surcharge rates are assessed to a customer based
on the total number of access minutes. Information Surcharge
rates are as set forth in 17.2.3(B) following.
The
application of these rates with respect to individual Feature
Groups is as set forth in 6.4.1(C) following.
The Information Surcharge does not apply to Feature Groups B
and D Switched Access Services associated with Wireless
Switching
Centers
(WSCs)
directly
interconnected
to
a
Telephone Company access tandem office.
The number of end office switching transmission
determined as set forth in 6.2.5 following.
paths
will
be
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6.1
General (Cont'd)
6.1.3
Rate Categories (Cont'd)
(C)
Chargeable Optional Features
Where facilities permit, the Telephone Company will, at the option
of the customer, provide the following chargeable optional
features.
(1)
Interim NXX Translation
The Interim NXX Translation rate element provides for
customer identification of non-data base services when calls
are directed by end users in the 1+SAC+NXX-XXXX (e.g.,
1+900+NXX-XXX) format.
The NXX codes are assigned to
specific customers in conformance with the North American
Numbering Plan (NANP). NXX code assignment(s) will be made
by the Bellcore NANP Coordinator.
The Telephone Company
will use the NXX code to identify the customer to whose
point of termination the traffic is to be delivered, (i.e.,
at appropriately equipped electronic end offices, access
tandems or through contracted arrangements with other
parties.) It is then the responsibility of the customer to
do any further translation the customer deems necessary to
route the call. Customer assigned NXX codes which have not
been ordered will be blocked.
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6.1 General (Cont'd)
6.1.3
Rate Categories (Cont'd)
(C)
Chargeable Optional Features (Cont'd)
(1)
Interim NXX Translation (Cont'd)
A nonrecurring charge, as set forth in 17.2.1 following, is
associated with this optional feature.
This nonrecurring charge
is assessed by the Telephone Company on a per order, per LATA or
Market Area basis and is applied in lieu of the Access Order
Charge specified in 17.4.1(A) following. The nonrecurring charge
is assessed only by the Telephone Company that provides the final
translation function.
A Telephone Company is said to have
provided the final Interim NXX Translation when its translation
identifies the customer's traffic and this traffic is then
delivered to the customer's point of termination without any
further translation.
The description and application of this
charge with respect to Feature Group C and Feature Group D is as
set forth in 6.4.1(B)(2) and 6.4.1(C)(2) following.
(2)
800/888/877 Data Base Access Service
800/888/877 Data Base Access Service is provided to all customers
in conjunction with FGC and FGD switched access service. When a
1+800+NXX-XXXX, a 1+888+NXX-XXXX, or a 1+877+NXX-XXXX call is
originated by an end user, the Telephone Company will utilize the
Signaling System 7 (SS7) network to query an 800/888/877 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 FGC or
FGD switched access.
A Basic or Vertical Feature Query charge, as set forth in 17.2.5
following, is assessed for each completed query returned from
to the data base identifying the customer to whom the call will be
delivered whether or not the actual call is delivered to the
customer. The query is considered completed when the appropriate
call routing information is returned to the Service Switching
Point (SSP) that launched the query.
The Basic Query provides
the identification of he customer to whom the call will be
delivered and includes area of service routing which allows
routing of 800/888/877 calls by telephone 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 800/888/877 numbers; (3) alternate POTS
translation (which allows subscribers to vary the routing of
800/888/877 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)).
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6.1
General (Cont'd)
6.1.3
Rate Categories (Cont'd)
(C)
Chargeable Optional Features (Cont'd)
(2)
800/888/877 Data Base Access Service (Cont’d)
The description and application of this charge with respect
to Feature Group C or Feature Group D is as set forth in
6.4.1(C)(2) and 6.4.1(C)(8) following.
(3)
Flexible Automatic Number Identification (Flex ANI)
The Flex ANI rate element provides for the addition of the
Flex ANI feature to Feature Group D (FGD) trunk groups. Flex
ANI is a Common Switching optional feature that enhances the
existing Automatic Number Identification (ANI) optional
feature (described in 6.9.1 following) by allowing FGD
customers to receive additional information digits. Flex ANI
provides additional values for these information digits over
and above the values currently available with ANI and will be
used to identify additional call types, i.e., calls from WATS
lines and private virtual networks. Flex ANI is available to
customers with FGD Switched Access Service equipped with ANI.
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6.1 General (Cont'd)
6.1.4
Special Facilities Routing
Any customer may request that the facilities used to provide Switched Access
Service be specially routed. The regulations for Special Facilities Routing
(i.e., Avoidance, Diversity and Cable-Only) are set forth in Section 11.
following.
6.1.5
Design Layout Report
At the request of the customer, the Telephone Company will provide to the
customer the makeup of the facilities and services provided from the
customer's premises to the first point of switching. This information will
be provided in the form of a Design Layout Report. The Design Layout Report
will be provided to the customer at no charge, and will be reissued or
updated whenever these facilities are materially changed.
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6.2
Undertaking of the Telephone Company
In addition to the obligations of the Telephone Company set forth in Section 2.
preceding, the Telephone Company has certain other obligations concerning only
the provision of Switched Access Service. These obligations are as follows:
6.2.1
Network Management
The Telephone Company will administer its network to insure the
provision of acceptable service levels to all telecommunications users
of the Telephone 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 Telephone Company network.
The Telephone Company maintains the
right to apply protective controls, i.e., those actions, such as call
gapping, which selectively cancel the completion of traffic, over any
traffic called 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 Telephone Company or customer facilities, natural disasters,
mass calling or national security demands.
In the event that the
protective controls applied by the Telephone 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 2.4.4(B)(3)
preceding.
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6.2
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
6.2.2
Transmission Specifications
Each Switched Access Service transmission path is provided with standard
transmission specifications.
There are three different standard
specifications (Types A, B and C).
The standard for a particular
transmission path is dependent on the Feature Group, the Interface Group
and whether the service is directly routed or via an access tandem. The
available transmission specifications are set forth in 15.1.2 following.
Data Transmission Parameters are also provided with each Switched Access
Service
transmission
path.
The
Telephone
Company
will,
upon
notification by the customer that the data parameters set forth in
15.1.3 following are not being met, conduct tests independently or in
cooperation with the customer, and take any necessary action to insure
that the data parameters are met.
The Telephone Company will maintain existing transmission specifications
on functioning service configurations installed prior to May 25, 1984
except that service configurations having performance specifications
exceeding the standards set forth in 15.1.2 following will be maintained
at performance levels specified.
The transmission specifications concerning Switched Access Service are
limits which, when exceeded, may require the immediate corrective action
of the Telephone Company. The transmission specifications are set forth
in 15.1.2 following.
Acceptance limits are set forth in Technical
Reference TR-NWT-000334.
This Technical Reference also provides the
basis for determining Switched Access Service maintenance limits.
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6.2
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
6.2.3
Provision of Service Performance Data
Subject to availability, end-to-end service performance data available
to the Telephone Company through its own service evaluation routines,
may also be made available to the customer based on previously arranged
intervals and format. These data provide information on overall end-toend call completion and non- completion performance, e.g., customer
equipment blockage, failure results and transmission performance. These
data do not include service performance data which are provided under
other tariff sections, e.g., testing service results. If data are to be
provided in other than paper format, the charges for such exchange will
be determined on an individual case basis.
6.2.4
Testing
(A) Acceptance Testing
At no additional charge the Telephone Company will, at the
customer's request, cooperatively test at the time of installation,
the following parameters:
loss, C-notched noise, C-message noise,
3-tone slope, d.c. continuity and operational signaling. When the
Local Transport is provided with Interface Groups 2 through 10, and
the Transport Termination is two-wire (i.e., there is a four-wire to
two-wire conversion in Local Transport), balance parameters (equal
level echo path loss) may also be tested.
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6.2
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
6.2.4
Testing (Cont'd)
(B) Routine Testing
At no additional charge, the Telephone Company will, at the
customer's request, test after installation on an automatic or
manual basis, 1004 Hz loss, C-message noise and Balance (Improved
Return loss).
In the case of automatic testing, the customer shall provide remote
office test lines and 105 test lines with associated responders or
their functional equivalent.
The frequency of these tests will be that which is mutually agreed
upon by the customer and the Telephone Company, but shall consist of
not less than quarterly 1004Hz Loss and C-message noise tests and an
annual Balance test.
Trunk test failures requiring customer
participation for trouble resolution will be provided to the
customer on an as-occurs basis.
Additional tests may be ordered as set forth in 13.3.1 following.
Charges for these additional tests are set forth in 17.4.4
following.
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Switched Access Service (Cont'd)
6.2
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
6.2.5
Determination of Number of Transmission Paths
For Feature Groups A and B, which are ordered on a per line or per trunk
basis respectively, and Feature Groups C and D when ordered on a per
trunk basis, the customer specifies the type of transport facilities and
the number of channels in the order for service.
For Tandem Switched Transport, the Telephone Company will determine the
number of Switched Access Service transmission paths to be provided for
the Switched Access Feature Group C or D busy hour minutes of capacity
ordered. The number of transmission paths will be developed using the
total busy hour minutes of capacity by type (as described in 6.1.1(B)
preceding) for the end offices for each Feature Group ordered from a
customer's designated premises. The total busy hour minutes of capacity
by type (e.g., originating, terminating, IDDD, Operator) for the end
office will be converted to transmission paths using standard Telephone
Company traffic engineering methods. The number of transmission paths
provided shall be the number required based on (1) the use of access
tandem switches and end office switches, (2) the use of end office
switches only, or (3) the use of tandem switches only.
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6.2.6
Trunk Group Measurement Reports
Subject to availability, the Telephone Company will make available trunk
group data in the form of usage in CCS, peg count and overflow, to the
customer based on previously agreed to intervals.
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6.3
Obligations of the Customer
In addition to the obligations of the customer set forth in Section 2.
preceding, the customer has certain specific obligations pertaining to the use
of Switched Access Service. These obligations are as follows:
6.3.1
Report Requirements
Customers are responsible for providing the following reports to the
Telephone Company, when applicable.
(A) Jurisdictional Reports
When a customer orders Switched Access Service for both interstate
and intrastate use, the customer is responsible for providing
reports as set forth in 2.3.11 preceding.
Charges will be
apportioned in accordance with those reports. The method to be used
for determining the intrastate charges is set forth in 2.3.12
preceding.
(B) Code Screening Reports
When a customer orders service class routing, trunk access
limitation or call gapping arrangements, it must report the number
of trunks and/or the appropriate codes to be instituted in each end
office or access tandem switch, for each of the arrangements
ordered.
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6.3
Obligations of the Customer (Cont'd)
6.3.2
Trunk Group Measurement Reports
With the agreement of the customer, trunk group data in the form of
usage in CCS, peg count and overflow for its end of all access trunk
groups, were technologically feasible, will be made available to the
Telephone Company.
These data will be used to monitor trunk group
utilization and service performance and will be based on previously
arranged intervals and format.
6.3.3
Supervisory Signaling
The customer's facilities shall provide the necessary on-hook, offhook, answer and disconnect supervision.
6.3.4
Short Duration Mass Calling Requirements
When a customer offers service for which a substantial call volume is
expected during a short period of time (e.g., 900 service media
stimulated events), the customer must notify the Telephone Company at
least 48 hours in advance of each peak period.
Notification should
include the nature, time, duration, and frequency of the event, as
estimated call volume, and the telephone number(s) to be used.
On the basis of the information provided, the Telephone Company may
invoke network management controls, (e.g., call gapping and code
blocking) to reduce the probability of excessive network congestion.
The Telephone Company will work cooperatively with the customer to
determine the appropriate level of such control.
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6.4
Rate Regulations
This section contains the specific regulations governing the rates and charges
that apply for Switched Access Service.
6.4.1
Description and Application of Rates and Charges
There are two types of rates and charges that apply to Switched Access
Service; recurring (usage and flat rates) and nonrecurring charges.
These rates and charges are applied differently to the various rate
elements as set forth in (C) following.
(A)
(B)
Recurring Rates
(1)
Usage rates for Switched Access Service are rates that apply
on a per minute basis or a per call basis.
Access minute
charges and per call charges are accumulated over a monthly
period.
(2)
Flat Rates for Switched Access Service are rates that apply
on a per month per rate element basis.
Nonrecurring Charges
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, Interim
NXX Translation optional feature and service rearrangements.
These charges, with the exception of the Interim NXX Translation
optional feature, are in addition to the Access Order Charge as
specified in 17.4.1(A) following.
(1)
Installation of Service
When the Telephone Company has identified in NECA Tariff
F.C.C. No. 4, Wire Center Information that it has not
received a bona fide request for Direct Trunked Transport, a
nonrecurring Installation per Line or Trunk Charge as set
forth in 17.2.1(F) following applies to each Switched Access
Service installed. For FGA, which is ordered on a per line
basis, and for FGB, FBC and FGD, which is ordered on a per
trunk
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6.4
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
6.4.1
Description and Application of Rates and Charges (Cont'd)
(B)
Nonrecurring Charges (Cont'd)
(1)
Installation of Service (Cont'd)
basis, the charge is applied on a per line or trunk basis
respectively. For FGC and FGD, which are ordered on a busy
hour minutes of capacity basis, the charge is also applied
on a per trunk basis but the charge applies only when the
capacity ordered requires the installation or activation of
an additional trunk(s) which is uniquely identified for the
sole use of the ordering customer.
For Entrance Facilities, a Local Transport nonrecurring
installation charge, as set forth in 17.2.1(A) following,
will be applied at the serving wire center for each Entrance
Facility installed.
This charge is not applied when the
Telephone Company has identified in NECA Tariff F.C.C. No. 4
Wire Center Information that it has not received a bona fide
request for Direct Trunked Transport.
For Direct Trunked Transport ordered to the end office, a
Local Transport nonrecurring trunk activation charge, as set
forth in 17.2.1 (E) following, will be applied at the end
office on a per order basis for each group of 24 Direct
Trunked Transport trunks or fraction thereof that is
activated at the end office.
For Direct Trunked Transport ordered to the access tandem, a
Local Transport nonrecurring trunk activation charge, as set
forth in 17.2.1(E) following, will be applied at the access
tandem on a per order basis for each group of 24 Direct
Trunked Transport trunks or fraction thereof that is
activated at the access tandem.
For
Tandem
Switched
Transport,
a
Local
Transport
nonrecurring trunk activation charge, as set forth in
17.2.1(E) following, will be applied at the access tandem on
a per order basis for each group of 24 dedicated trunks or
fraction thereof that is activated at the access tandem.
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6.4
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
6.4.1
Description and Application of Rates and Charges (Cont'd)
(B)
Nonrecurring Charges (Cont'd)
(1)
Installation of Service (Cont'd)
A maximum of 24 trunks can be activated on a DS1 facility
and a maximum of 672 trunks can be activated on a DS3
facility.
For example, if a customer orders a DS1 Entrance Facility
and requests activation of 18 of the available circuits, the
customer will be charged one Local Transport High Capacity
DS1 Installation nonrecurring charge at the serving wire
center
and
one
Direct
Trunked
Transport
Activation
nonrecurring charge at the end office. If at a later date
the customer requests the activation of three more circuits,
the customer will then be charged an additional Direct
Trunked Transport Activation nonrecurring charge.
These
charges are in addition to the Access Order Charge as
specified in 17.4.1(A) following.
(2)
Interim NXX Translation Optional Feature
This nonrecurring charge applies to the initial order for
the installation of the Interim NXX Translation optional
feature with Feature Group C or Feature Group D Switched
Access Service and for each subsequent order received to add
or change NXX Translation codes.
This charge, if
applicable, applies whether this optional feature is
installed coincident with or at any time subsequent to the
installation of Switched Access Services.
This charge is
applied by the Telephone Company per order, per LATA or
Market Area.
When it is necessary for multiple telephone
companies
to
provide
the
translation
function,
the
nonrecurring charge is assessed only by the Telephone
Company that provides the final translation function which
identifies the customer's traffic and this traffic is then
delivered to the customer's point of termination without any
further translation.
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6.4
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
6.4.1
Description and Application of Rates and Charges (Cont'd)
(B)
Nonrecurring Charges (Cont'd)
(3)
Service Rearrangements
All changes to existing services other than changes
involving
administrative
activities
and
the
off-hook
supervisory signaling of FGA Access Services, 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.
Moves that change the physical location of the
point of termination are described and charged for as set
forth in 6.4.4 following.
-
If, due to technical limitations of the Telephone
Company, a customer could not combine its Interim NXX
traffic with its other trunk side Switched Access
Services, no charge shall apply to combine these trunk
groups when it becomes technically possible.
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6.4
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
6.4.1
Description and Application of Rates and Charges (Cont'd)
(B)
Nonrecurring Charges (Cont'd)
(3)
Service Rearrangements (Cont'd)
Administrative changes will be made without charge(s) to the
customer. Administrative changes are as follows:
-
Change of customer name,
Change of customer or customer's end user premises
address when the change of address is not a result of
a physical relocation of equipment,
Change in billing data (name, address, or contact name
or telephone number),
Change of agency authorization,
Change of customer circuit identification,
Change of billing account number,
Change of customer test line number,
Change of customer or customer's end user contact name
or telephone number, and
Change of jurisdiction.
Other changes made without charges to the customers are as
follows:
-
Changes and additions to existing Switched Access
Services which are necessary due to Telephone Company
initiated network reconfigurations, and required to
provide the same grade of service to the customer that
existed prior to the reconfiguration.
Charges will
apply to those changes and additions which are in
excess of those required to provide the same grade of
service and/or capacity. Grade of service will be as
determined by industry standard engineering tables.
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Section 6
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BY:
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EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Switched Access Service
6.4
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
6.4.1
Description and Application of Rates and Charges (Cont'd)
(B)
Nonrecurring Charges (Cont'd)
(3)
Service Rearrangements (Cont'd)
When a customer requests a change of trunks from TandemSwitched Transport to Direct-Trunked Transport or from
Direct-Trunked Transport to Tandem-Switched Transport, or
requests to rearrange Switched Access services between lower
and higher capacity facilities, (e.g., Voice Grade to/from
DS1 or DS1 to/from DS3), the nonrecurring charges set forth
in (1) preceding do not apply providing:
-
the change is ordered anytime between October 1, 1994,
December 31, 1994 and
the change is completed no later than March 31, 1995,
and
the orders to disconnect existing trunks and to
connect the new trunks are placed at the same time,
and
the number of installed trunks does not exceed the
number of trunks disconnected.
If the number of
installed
trunks
exceeds
the
number
of
trunks
disconnected, all nonrecurring charges will apply to
the excess trunks unless the customer provides
justification based upon standard engineering methods
to show that the additional capacity is required to
maintain the same level of service.
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EFFECTIVE:
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Vice President
Switched Access Service
6.4
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
6.4.1
Description and Application of Rates and Charges (Cont'd)
(B)
Nonrecurring Charges (Cont'd)
(3)
Service Rearrangements (Cont'd)
Changes to the point in time when the off-hook supervisory
signal is provided in the originating call sequence i.e.,
when the off-hook supervisory signal is changed from being
provided by the customer's equipment before the called party
answers to being forwarded by the customer's equipment when
the called party answers or vice versa, are subject to the
Access Order Charge as set forth in 17.4.1(A) following.
For additions, changes or modifications to an optional
feature which has a separate nonrecurring charge, that
nonrecurring charge will apply.
For additions, changes, or modifications to optional
features that do not have their own separate nonrecurring
charges, an Access Order Charge as set forth in 17.4.1(A)
following will apply.
When an optional feature is not
required on each transmission path, but rather for an entire
transmission path group, an end office or an access tandem
switch, only one such charge will apply (i.e., it will not
apply per transmission path).
(4)
SS7\MF Signaling Trunk Group Conversion Charge
For conversion of FGC and 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 17.2.1(D).
The trunk group conversion charge is applied on a per trunk
group basis or major fraction thereof, and is applicable when
the total number of trunks in a trunk group remain the same.
Additions of new trunks will follow the regulations, rates
and charges associated with the installation of new services
as set forth in 6.4.1 preceding.
During the conversion of a trunk group from MF to SS7
signaling, a customer may add Calling Party Number (CPN),
Charge Number (CN) and/or Carrier Selection Parameter (CSP)
optional features.
The Access Order Charge, as set forth in 17.4.1 following
will apply to each order received by the Telephone Company to
convert an existing FGC or FGD trunk group(s) from MF to SS7
signaling or from SS7 to MF signaling.
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Section 6
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EFFECTIVE:
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Switched Access Service
6.4
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
6.4.1
Description and Application of Rates and Charges (Cont'd)
(C)
Application of Rates
Rates are applied either as premium rates or non-premium rates.
The application of these rates is dependent upon the Feature
Group, type of Entrance Facility, type of transport (e.g., Direct
Trunked
Transport,
Tandem
Switched
Transport,
type
of
Multiplexing) and the availability of equal access capabilities in
the end office to which the service is provided.
The following rules provide the basis for applying the rates and
charges:
(1)
Premium Rates
Premium rates apply to all FGC access minutes when the
service is provided to customers which furnish intrastate
MTS/WATS, to all access minutes that originate or terminate
at end offices equipped with equal access (i.e., FGD)
capabilities, and to Direct Transport Services.
Premium
rates also apply to FGB and FGD access minutes that
originate or terminate at a Wireless Switching Center (WSC)
that is directly connected to a Telephone Company access
tandem office. In addition, premium rates apply to FGA and
FGB access minutes when utilized in the provision of
MTS/WATS service or when routed over FGD facilities at an
end office or access tandem.
In addition, premium rates always apply to the following
Local Transport rate elements:
-
Entrance Facility
Direct Trunked Facility
Direct Trunked Termination
Multiplexing
Tandem Switched Facility
Tandem Switched Termination
Tandem Switching
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6.4
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
6.4.1
Description and Application of Rates and Charges (Cont'd)
(C)
Application of Rates (Cont'd)
(2)
Non-premium Rates (Cont'd)
Non-premium rates do not
Transport rate elements:
-
apply
to
the
following
Local
Entrance Facility
Direct Trunked Facility
Direct Trunked Termination
Multiplexing
Tandem Switched Facility
Tandem Switched Termination
Tandem Switching
Non-premium rates (i.e., discounted access minute rates)
apply to all FGA and FGB access minute (measured or assumed)
originating or terminating in an end office which is not
equipped with equal access capabilities.
In addition, non-premium rates apply to FGC access minutes
originating in an end office which is not equipped with
equal access capabilities when the FGC service is used in
conjunction with the Interim NXX Translation optional
feature or 800/888/877 Data Base services by customers who
do not furnish interstate MTS/WATS.
Non-Premium rates do not apply to FGB ADA access minutes.
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Section 6
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EFFECTIVE:
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6.4
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
6.4.1
Description and Application of Rates and Charges (Cont'd)
(C)
Application of Rates (Cont'd)
(3)
Reserved For Future Use
July 3, 2006
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Section 6
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ISSUED: June 1, 2006
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EFFECTIVE:
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Switched Access Service
6.4
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
6.4.1
Description and Application of Rates and Charges (Cont'd)
(C)
Application of Rates (Cont'd)
(4)
Transition Billing Arrangement
When FGA, or FGB Switched Access Service, except as set
forth in (1) preceding, provided to an entry switch (i.e.,
dial tone office for FGA and access tandem for FGB) has
usage originating from and/or terminating at both end
offices that have been converted to equal access and end
offices that have not been converted, the premium and nonpremium transitional rates will apply in the following
manner:
(a)
All access minutes that originate from or terminate at
the equal access end office(s) will be billed at
premium rates. Access minutes that originate from or
terminate at end offices not equipped with equal
access capabilities, hereinafter referred to as nonpremium access minutes, will continue to be billed at
non-premium rates.
Non-premium rates will apply as
follows depending on the type of service.
(i)
For FGA and FGB services, the number of nonpremium access minutes to be billed at nonpremium rates is derived by subtracting the
number of premium rated access minutes from the
total number of access minutes.
(ii) Premium access minutes will be determined as set
forth in (b) following.
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Section 6
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EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Switched Access Service
6.4
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
6.4.1
Description and Application of Rates and Charges (Cont'd)
(C)
Application of Rates (Cont'd)
(4)
Transition Billing Arrangement (Cont'd)
(b)
The number of access minutes to be rated as premium
access minutes is determined as follows:
(i)
Where
end
office
specific
usage
data
is
available, premium rates apply to the measured
access minutes originating from or terminating at
the equal access end office(s).
(ii) Where end office specific usage data is not
available for originating and/or terminating FGA
or FGB, the total originating and/or terminating
usage will be measured or assumed usage at the
entry switch as set forth respectively in 6.5.4
and
6.6.4
following.
Originating
and/or
terminating usage will then be apportioned
between premium and non-premium access minutes.
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Section 6
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EFFECTIVE:
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Switched Access Service
6.4
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
6.4.1
Description and Application of Rates and Charges (Cont'd)
(C)
Application of Rates (Cont'd)
(4)
Transition Billing Arrangement (Cont'd)
(b)
(Cont'd)
(ii) (Cont'd)
Such apportionment will be based on the ratio of
the number of subscriber lines in the access area
(i.e., local calling areas for FGA originating
minutes, LATA for FGA terminating minutes and end
offices subtending the access tandem for FGB
minutes) of the first point of switching that are
served by equal access end offices to the total
number of subscriber lines in that access area.
The ratio thus developed is applied to the total
measured or assumed originating FGA usage,
terminating FGA usage, originating FGB usage or
terminating
FGB
usage,
as
applicable,
to
determine the usage to be billed at premium
rates, unless adjusted as set forth in (iii)
following.
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Section 6
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ISSUED: June 1, 2006
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EFFECTIVE:
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Switched Access Service
6.4
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
6.4.1
Description and Application of Rates and Charges (Cont'd)
(C)
Application of Rates (Cont'd)
(4)
Transition Billing Arrangement (Cont'd)
(b)
(Cont'd)
(ii) (Cont'd)
The ratios used to calculate the premium usage
will be determined on a quarterly basis.
The
ratios to be used for the succeeding quarter will
be provided to the customer with the last bill
rendered in the quarter or mailed separately
within five working days after the first day of
the new quarter (i.e., January, April, October
and October).
For purposes of administering this provision:
(1) subscriber lines are defined as exchange
service lines, Centrex lines and Centrex-type
lines provided by the Telephone Company under its
local and/or general exchange service tariff;
(2) the access area is defined as the local
calling area of the dial tone office for
originating FGA, the entire LATA for terminating
FGA, and all end offices subtending the access
tandem for originating and terminating FGB; and
(3) the local calling area of the dial tone
office is as defined in the Telephone Company's
local and/or general exchange service tariff.
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Section 6
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EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Switched Access Service
6.4
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
6.4.1
Description and Application of Rates and Charges (Cont'd)
(C)
Application of Rates (Cont'd)
(4)
Transition Billing Arrangement (Cont'd)
(b)
(Cont'd)
(iii)
Where
FGD
Switched
Access
Service
is
provided to a customer in an end office(s)
where that customer's FGA or FGB premium
access minutes have been determined in
accordance
with
(ii)
preceding,
such
premium access minutes will be adjusted in
the following manner. For each FGD access
minute originating from or terminating at
that
end
office, excluding those FGD
minutes of use associated with Operator
Transfer
Service,
the
originating
or
terminating FGA or FGB premium access
minutes determined as set forth in (ii)
preceding will be reduced on a one for one
basis, but in no event shall the reduction
exceed the total number of FGA or FGB
premium access minutes originating from or
terminating at that end office.
For each
FGA or FGB premium minute of use reduction
in either the originating or terminating
direction, a corresponding originating or
terminating non- premium minute of use will
be apportioned to those end offices in the
access area that are non-equal.
Such
apportionment will be based upon a ratio of
the number of subscriber lines in each nonequal end office to the total subscriber
lines that are served by all non-equal end
offices in the access area.
The customer
will be billed for the revised number of
premium or non-premium access minutes.
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Section 6
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EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Switched Access Service
6.4
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
6.4.1
Description and Application of Rates and Charges (Cont'd)
(C)
Application of Rates (Cont'd)
(5)
Unmeasured FGA and FGB Access Services
Where originating and/or terminating measurement capability
does not exist for Feature Group A or Feature Group B
Switched Access Services provided to the first point of
switching, the number of access minutes that will be assumed
are as set forth following in 6.5.4 and 6.6.4 respectively.
(6)
Notice of Equal Access Conversion
The Telephone Company will provide written notification to
all access customers of record within a particular LATA that
an end office in that LATA is scheduled to be converted to
an equal access end office. This notification will be sent,
via certified U.S. Mail, to each customer of record in the
LATA where the conversion is scheduled to occur, at least
six months in advance of the conversion date.
The customer will have the choice of converting all or part
of the existing services to equal access (i.e., Feature
Group D) or retaining the existing services. The conversion
of existing services will be at no charge provided the order
to convert such services to Feature Group D is received as
set forth in 6.4.3 following. Premium rates will apply to
the total access minutes beginning on the actual conversion
date, whether the customer chooses to convert to FGD or
retain existing services.
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Section 6
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EFFECTIVE:
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Switched Access Service
6.4
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
6.4.1
Description and Application of Rates and Charges (Cont'd)
(C)
Application of Rates (Cont'd)
(7)
Common Channel Signaling/Signaling
Network Connection Service
System
7
(CCS/SS7)
The CCS/SS7 Network Connection is comprised of a Signaling
Mileage Facility charge, a Signaling Mileage Termination
charge, a Signaling Entrance Facility charge, and a
Signaling Transfer Point (STP) Port charge.
The Signaling Mileage Facility charge is assessed on a per
facility per mile basis. The Signaling Mileage Termination
charge is assessed on a per termination basis (i.e., at each
end of the Signaling Mileage Facility). When the Signaling
Mileage Facility mileage measurement is zero, Signaling
Mileage Termination charges do not apply.
The Signaling Entrance Facility charge is assessed on a per
facility basis for the connection between the customer's
designated premises (Signaling Point of Interface) and the
serving wire center of that premises.
The STP Port charge is assessed on a per port basis for each
termination of a Signaling Mileage Facility at an STP.
(8)
800/888/877 Data Base Access Service
A Basic Query or Vertical Feature Query charge applies for
each completed query that is returned from the 800/888/877
data base identifying the customer to whom the call will be
delivered whether or not the actual call is delivered to the
customer.
The query is considered completed when the
appropriate call routing information is returned to the
Service Switching Point (SSP) that launched the query.
Query charges, as set forth in 17.2.5, will only be applied
by those companies whose wire centers are identified as
assessing query charges in the NATIONAL EXCHANGE CARRIER
ASSOCIATION, INC. TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 4.
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Section 6
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EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Switched Access Service
6.4
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
6.4.1
Description and Application of Rates and Charges (Cont'd)
(C)
Application of Rates (Cont'd)
(8)
800/888/877 Data Base Access Service (Cont'd)
When Feature Group C or Feature Group D switched access
service is used for the provision of 800/888/877 Data Base
Access Service and the total minutes of use and/or count of
queries can be determined for each customer at a tandem or
SSP but can not be determined by individual end office, an
allocation method will be utilized to determine minutes of
use and/or queries by end office and customer. For each end
office a ratio will be developed and applied against the
total minutes of use and/or count of queries for a given
customer as determined by the tandem or SSP. These ratios
will be developed by dividing the unidentified originating
800/888/877 minutes of use at an end office by the total
unidentified originating minutes of use in all end offices
subtending the tandem or SSP. For example, assume:
-
Three end offices (EO-1, EO-2, and EO-3)
subtend a tandem
EO-1 measures 2,000 minutes
EO-2 measures 3,000 minutes
EO-3 measures 5,000 minutes
10,000
-
The
tandem
customers:
delivers
of 800/888/877 use
of 800/888/877 use
of 800/888/877 use
TOTAL
800/888/877
usage
IC-A has 4,000 minutes of use
IC-B has 6,000 minutes of use
-
The allocation of use to be billed by EO-1 are
800 to IC-A (20% X 4,000)
1,200 to IC-B (20% X 6,000)
2,000
TOTAL
to
two
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EFFECTIVE:
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Switched Access Service
6.4
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
6.4.2
Minimum Monthly Charge
Switched Access Service is subject to a minimum monthly charge.
The
minimum charge applies for the total capacity provided.
The minimum
monthly charge is calculated as follows.
For usage rated Local Transport, Local Switching and Information
Surcharge rate elements, the minimum monthly charge is the sum of the
recurring charges set forth in 17.2.2 and 17.2.3 following for either
the actual measured usage or the assumed usage prorated to the number of
days or major fraction of days based on a 30 day month.
For flat rated Local Transport rate elements, the minimum monthly charge
is the sum of the recurring charges set forth in 17.2.2 following
prorated to the number of days or major fraction of days on a 30 day
month.
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EFFECTIVE:
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Switched Access Service
6.4
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
6.4.3
Change of Switched Access Service Arrangements
Changes from one type of Feature Group to another will be treated as a
discontinuance of one type of service and a start of another.
Nonrecurring charges will apply, with one exception.
When a customer
upgrades a Feature Group A or B service to a Feature Group D service and
when Feature Group C is upgraded to Feature Group D coincident with the
availability of Feature Group D in an end office, the nonrecurring
charges associated with the equal access conversion will not apply.
Nonrecurring charges for other associated service requests, (e.g., a
simultaneous change from multifrequency address signaling to SS7
signaling) will apply.
Minimum period obligations will not change,
i.e., the time elapsed in the existing minimum period obligation will be
credited to the minimum period obligations for Feature Group D service,
subject to the following limitations.
In order to avoid the imposition of nonrecurring charges a customer
which is a participant in the presubscription allocation process (i.e.,
is on the presubscription ballot) must:
-
submit its order to disconnect Feature Group A and/or B within 30
days after the date the results of the final allocation of customers
in an end office are actually received by the customer, and
-
make the effective date for disconnection of the Feature Group A
and/or B Access Services no later than 60 days after the final
allocation results are received by the customer.
A customer which is not a participant in the allocation process (i.e.,
is not on the presubscription ballot) is subject to the same rules
preceding.
The time frames for the non participating customer(s) are
the same as those which apply to the last customer to receive the
results of the final allocation of customers in an end office who is a
participant in the allocation process. For all other changes from one
type of Feature Group to another, new minimum period obligations will be
established.
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6.4
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
6.4.4
Moves
A move involves a change in the physical location of one of the
following:
-
The point of termination at the customer's premises
The customer's designated premises
The charges for the move are dependent on whether the move is to a
new location within the same building or to a different building.
(A)
Moves Within the Same Building
When the move is to a new location within the same building,
the charge for the move will be an amount equal to one half
of the installation nonrecurring charge for the capacity
affected.
This charge is in addition to the Access Order
Charge as specified in 17.4.1(A) following. There will be
no change in the minimum period requirements.
(B)
Moves to a Different Building
Moves to a different building will be treated as a
discontinuance and start of service and all associated
nonrecurring charges will apply.
New minimum period
requirements will be established for the new service.
The
customer will also remain responsible for satisfying all
outstanding minimum period charges for the discontinued
service.
6.4.5
Local Information Delivery Services
Calls over Switched Access Service in the terminating direction to
certain community information services will be rated under the
applicable rates for Switched Access Service as set forth in 17.2
following.
In addition, the charges per call as specified under
the Telephone Company's local and/or general exchange service
tariffs, e.g., 976 (DIAL-IT) Network Services, will also apply.
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Switched Access Service
6.4
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
6.4.6
Mileage Measurement
The mileage to be used to determine the monthly rate for Local
Transport is calculated on the airline distance between the end office
switch, which may be a Remote Switching Module, where the call carried
by Local Transport originates or terminates at the customer's serving
wire center.
When Tandem Switched Transport or Direct Trunked
Transport is ordered between the serving wire center and the end
office, mileage is normally measured in one segment from the serving
wire center to the end office.
When Direct Trunked Transport is
ordered between a serving wire center and a tandem and Tandem Switched
Transport is ordered between the tandem and the end office, mileage is
calculated separately for each segment.
Exceptions to those methods
are as set forth in (B) through (I) following.
Where applicable, the V&H coordinates method is used to determine
mileage.
This method is set forth in the NATIONAL EXCHANGE CARRIER
ASSOCIATION, INC. TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 4 for Wire Center Information (V&H
coordinates).
Mileage rates are as set forth in 17.2.2 following. To determine the
rate to be billed, first compute the airline mileage using the V&H
coordinates method.
If the calculation results in a fraction of a
mile, always round up to the next whole mile before determining the
mileage and applying the rates.
Then multiply the mileage by the
appropriate rate.
Exceptions to the mileage measurement rules are as follows:
(A)
Reserved For Future Use
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6.4
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
6.4.6
Mileage Measurement (Cont'd)
(B)
Feature Group A - Originating Usage
Direct Trunked Transport mileage for premium and non-premium rated
access minutes in the originating direction over Feature Group A
Switched Access Service will be calculated on an airline basis,
using the V&H coordinates method. The mileage measurement will be
between the first point of switching (end office switch where the
Feature Group A switching dial tone is provided) and the
customer's serving wire center for the Switched Access Service
provided.
This exception does not apply to access minutes
originating and/or terminating in an Extended Area Service area as
set forth in 6.4.1(C)(7) preceding.
Extended Area Service area
(PEC/SEC) mileage measurement exceptions are found in (D)
following.
Local Transport Facility mileage is calculated in the same manner
for FGA when the Telephone Company has identified in NECA Tariff
F.C.C. No. 4, Wire Center Information that it has not received a
bona fide request for Direct Trunked Transport and therefore
applies Local Transport Facility rates.
(C)
Feature Group A Terminating Usage
The Local Transport mileage for terminating Feature Group A
Switched Access Service when the Telephone Company provides Direct
Trunked Transport will be measured in two segments.
Direct
Trunked Transport mileage will be measured between the customer's
serving wire center and the first point of switching (i.e., the
end office switch where the Feature Group A switching dial tone is
provided).
Tandem Switched Transport mileage will be measured
between the first point of switching and the terminating end
office.
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Switched Access Service
6.4
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
6.4.6
Mileage Measurement (Cont'd)
(D)
Feature Groups B, C and D - Alternate Traffic Routing
When the Alternate Traffic Routing optional feature is provided
with Feature Groups B, C or D, the Local Transport access minutes
will be apportioned between the two trunk groups used to provide
this feature. Such apportionment will be made using: (1) actual
minutes of use if available, (2) standard Telephone Company
traffic engineering methodology and will be based on the last
trunk CCS desired for the high usage group, as described in
6.10.1(L) following (Alternate Traffic Routing), and the total
busy hour minutes of capacity ordered to the end office, when the
feature is provided at an end office switch, or to the subtending
end offices when the feature is provided at an access tandem
switch, or (3) an apportionment mutually agreed to by the
Telephone Company and the customer. This apportionment will serve
as the basis for Local Transport calculation.
(E)
Feature Group C - Multiple CDPs
When terminating Feature Group C Switched Access Service is
provided from multiple customer designated premises to an end
office not equipped with measurement capabilities, the total Local
Transport access minutes for that end office will be apportioned
among the trunk groups accessing the end office on the basis of
the individual busy hour minutes of capacity ordered for each of
those trunk groups.
This apportionment will serve as the basis
for Local Transport mileage calculation.
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6.4
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
6.4.6
Mileage Measurement (Cont'd)
(F)
Feature Groups A, B, C and D - WATS
The Local Transport Facility for Feature Groups A, B, C and D
Switched Access Service connected with Special Access Service at a
WATS Serving Office (when measured access minutes of use are used)
or between the Feature Group A entry switch (when assumed minutes
of use are used) and the serving wire center for the customer
designated premises.
(G)
Feature Groups B and D - WSO’s Directly Interconnected to Access
Tandems
The Local Transport mileage for Feature Groups B and D switched
access service provided to Wireless Switching Centers (WSCs)
directly interconnected to a Telephone Company access tandem
office will be determined on an airline basis, using the V&H
coordinate method.
The mileage will be measured between the
customer's serving wire center and the Telephone Company access
tandem office to which the WSO is interconnected.
(H)
Feature Groups B, C, and D - Remote Offices
When the Telephone Company provides Direct Trunked Transport the
Local Transport mileage for Feature Groups B, C, and D Switched
Access Service provided to a Remote Office will be measured in
multiple segments.
When the facility is directly trunked to the Host Office, Direct
Trunked Facility mileage will be measured between the customer's
serving wire center and the Host Office, and Tandem Switched
Facility mileage will be measured between the Host Office and the
Remote Office. The Tandem Switching charge will not apply.
When the facility is directly trunked to a tandem, Direct Trunked
Facility will be measured from the Serving Wire Center to the
tandem, Tandem Switched Facility will be measured from the tandem
to the host, and another segment of Tandem Switched Facility will
be measured from the host to the remote.
A Tandem Switching
charge will be applicable at the tandem.
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6.4
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
6.4.6
Mileage Measurement (Cont'd)
(H)
Feature Groups B, C, and D - Remote Offices (Cont'd)
When service to the remote is ordered as only Tandem Switching
Facility, mileage will be separately measured between the serving
wire center and the host and between the host and the end office.
The Tandem Switching charge will be applicable at the tandem.
(I)
Use of Telephone Company Hub
When multiplexing is performed at Telephone Company Hubs, mileage
is computed and rates applied separately for each segment of the
Local Transport Direct Trunked Facility (i.e., customer serving
wire center to Hub, Hub to Hub, and/or Hub to end office).
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6.4
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
6.4.7
Mixed Use
Mixed use occurs when Switched Access Service and Special Access
Service are provided over the same High Capacity service through a
common interface. The regulations governing the provision of Mixed Use
Facilities are set forth in 5.2.4 preceding and 7.2.7 following.
The Telephone Company will designate the first point(s) of switching
and routing to be used where equal access traffic is provided through a
centralized equal access arrangement. Those Telephone Company offices
providing equal access through centralized arrangements are identified
in NATIONAL EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSOCIATION, INC. TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 4.
6.4.8
Message Unit Credit for Feature Group A
Calls from end users to the seven digit local telephone numbers
associated with Feature Group A Switched Access Service are subject to
Telephone Company local and/or general exchange service tariff charges
(including message unit and toll charges as applicable). The monthly
bills rendered to customers for their Feature Group A Switched Access
Service will include a credit to reflect any message unit charges
collected from their end users under the Telephone Company's local
and/or general exchange service tariffs. When the customer is provided
FGA service where measurement capability does not exist, the credit
will apply to access minutes not to exceed the assumed originating
access minutes.
No credit will apply for any terminating FGA access
minutes.
The message unit credit for originating access minutes will
be based on the generally applicable message unit charges of the
Telephone Company.
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6.4
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
6.4.9
Application of Rates for Feature Group A Extension Service
Feature Group A Switched Access Service is available with extensions,
i.e., additional terminations of the service at different customer
designated premises in the same LATA as the FGA dial tone office or a
LATA other than the LATA where the FGA dial tone office is located.
Feature Group A extensions within the same LATA and same state as the
dial tone office are provided and charged for under the Telephone
Company's local and/or general exchange service tariffs. Feature Group
A extensions located in a LATA other than the LATA where the dial tone
office is located or in a different state in the same LATA as the dial
tone office are provided and charged as Special Access Service.
The
rate elements which apply are:
A Voice Grade Channel Termination,
Channel Mileage, if applicable, and Signaling Capability (optional
features and functions), if applicable.
All appropriate monthly rates
and nonrecurring charges set forth in 17.3.4 following will apply.
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6.5
Description and Provision of Feature Group A (FGA)
6.5.1
Description
(A)
FGA Access provides line side access to Telephone Company end
office switches with an associated seven digit local telephone
number for the customer's use in originating communications from
and terminating communications to an Interexchange Carrier's
Intrastate
Service
or
a
customer
provided
intrastate
communications capability.
Customers must be interexchange
carriers or resellers having a certificate of convenience and
necessity from the North Carolina Utilities Commission.
The
customer must specify the Interexchange Carrier to which the FGA
service is connected or, in the alternative, specify the means by
which the FGA access communications is transported to another
LATA. Special Access Services utilized for connection with FGA at
Telephone Company designated WATS Serving Offices as set forth in
Section 7. following may be ordered separately by a customer other
than the customer which orders the FGA Switched Access Service for
the provision of WATS-type services. Special Access Services are
ordered as set forth in 5.2 preceding.
(B)
FGA Switching is provided at all end office switches.
At the
option of the customer, FGA is provided on a single or multiple
line group basis and is arranged for originating calling only,
terminating calling only, or two-way calling.
(C)
FGA provides a line side termination at the first point of
switching (dial tone office). The line side termination will be
provided with either ground start supervisory signaling or loop
start supervisory signaling.
The type of signaling is at the
option of the customer.
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6.5
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6.5.1
Description (Cont'd)
(D) The Telephone Company shall select the first point of switching,
within the selected LATA, at which the line side termination is to
be provided unless the customer requests a different first point of
switching
and
Telephone
Company
facilities
and
measurement
capabilities, where necessary, are available to accommodate such a
request.
(E) A seven digit local telephone number assigned by the Telephone
Company is provided for access to FGA switching in the originating
direction.
The seven digit local telephone number will be
associated with the selected end office switch and is of the form
NXX-XXXX.
If the customer requests a specific seven digit telephone number
that is not currently assigned, and the Telephone Company can, with
reasonable effort, comply with that request, the requested number
will be assigned to the customer.
(F) FGA switching, when used in the terminating direction, is arranged
with dial tone start-dial signaling. When used in the terminating
direction FGA switching may, at the option of the customer, be
arranged for dial pulse or dual tone multifrequency address
signaling, subject to availability of equipment at the first point
of switching.
When FGA switching is provided in a hunt group or
uniform call distribution arrangement, all FGA switching will be
arranged for the same type of address signaling.
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6.5
Description and Provision of Feature Group A (FGA)(Cont'd)
6.5.1
Description (Cont'd)
(G) No address signaling is provided by the Telephone Company when FGA
Switching is used in the originating direction. Address signaling in
such cases, if required by the customer, must be provided by the
customer's end user using inband tone signaling techniques.
Such
inband tone address signals will not be regenerated by the Telephone
Company
and
will
be
subject
to
the
ordinary
transmission
capabilities of the Local Transport provided.
(H) FGA switching, when used in the terminating direction, may be used
to access valid NXXs in the LATA, local operator service (0- and
0+), Directory Assistance (411 where available and 555-1212),
emergency
reporting
service
(911
where
available),
exchange
telephone repair (611 where available), time or weather announcement
services of the Telephone Company, community information services of
an information service provider, and other customers' services (by
dialing the appropriate digits).
Charges for FGA terminating calls requiring operator assistance or
calls to 611 or 911 will only apply where sufficient call details
are available. Additional non-access charges will also be billed on
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6.5
Description and Provision of Feature Group A (FGA)(Cont'd)
6.5.1
Description (Cont'd)
(H)
(Cont'd)
a separate account for (1) an operator surcharge, as set forth in
the local exchange tariffs, for local operator assistance (0- and
0+) calls, (2) calls to certain community information services,
for which rates are applicable under Telephone Company exchange
service tariffs, e.g., 976 (DIAL-IT) Network Services, and, (3)
calls from a FGA line to another customer's service in accordance
with that customer's applicable service rates when the Telephone
Company performs the billing function for that customer.
(I)
When a FGA switching arrangement for an individual customer (a
single line or entire hunt group) is discontinued at an end
office, an intercept announcement is provided. This arrangement
provides, for a limited period of time, an announcement that the
service associated with the number dialed has been disconnected.
(J)
FGA will be provisioned over an Entrance Facility from
customer's premises to the customer's serving wire center.
the
FGA service, when used in the originating direction, will be
provisioned as Direct Trunked Transport from the first point of
switching (i.e., the end office switch where FGA switching dial
tone is provided) to the customer's serving wire center.
FGA service, when used in the terminating direction, will be
provisioned as Direct Trunked Transport from the customer's
serving wire center to the first point of switching and
provisioned as Tandem Switched Transport from the first point of
switching to the terminating end office.
The Tandem Switching
charge will not apply.
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6.5
Description and Provision of Feature Group A (FGA)(Cont'd)
6.5.2
Optional Features
Following are the various nonchargeable optional features that are
available in lieu of, or in addition to, the standard features
provided with Feature Group A.
They are provided as Common
Switching, Transport Termination or Local Transport options.
(A)
Common Switching Options
Descriptions of the common switching optional features are set
forth in 6.10 following.
(1)
Call Denial on Line or Hunt Group
(2)
Service Code Denial on Line or Hunt Group
(3)
Hunt Group Arrangement
(4)
Uniform Call Distribution Arrangement
(5)
Nonhunting Number for Use with Hunt Group or Uniform Call
Distribution Arrangement
(6)
Band Advance Arrangement for Use with Special Access
Service Utilized in the Provision of WATS-Type Services
(7)
Hunt Group Arrangement for Use with Special Access
Service Utilized in the Provision of WATS-Type Services
(8)
Uniform Call Distribution Arrangement for Use with
Special Access Service Utilized in the Provision of WATSType Services
(9)
Nonhunting
Number
Associated
with
a
Hunt
Group
Arrangement or Uniform Call Distribution Arrangement for
Use with Special Access Service Utilized in the Provision
of WATS-Type Services
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6.5
Description and Provision of Feature Group A (FGA)(Cont'd)
6.5.2
Optional Features (Cont'd)
(B)
Transport Termination
(1)
Two-way operation with dial pulse address signaling and
loop start supervisory signaling
(2)
Two-way operation with dial pulse address signaling and
ground start supervisory signaling
(3)
Two-way operation with dial tone multifrequency address
signaling and loop start supervisory signaling
(4)
Two-way operation with dial tone multifrequency address
signaling and ground start supervisory signaling
(5)
Terminating operation with dial pulse address signaling
and loop start supervisory signaling
(6)
Terminating operation with dial pulse address signaling
and ground start supervisory signaling
(7)
Terminating operation with dual tone multifrequency
address signaling and loop start supervisory signaling
(8)
Terminating operation with dual tone multifrequency
address signaling and ground start supervisory signaling
(9)
Originating
operation
with
loop
start
supervisory
signaling
(10) Originating operation with ground start supervisory
signaling
(C)
Local Transport Options
(1)
(2)
Supervisory
Signaling
(as
set
forth
in
following)
Customer Specified Entry Switch Receive Level
(as set forth in 15.1.1(E) following)
15.1.1(E)
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6.5
Description and Provision of Feature Group A (FGA) (Cont'd)
6.5.3
Optional Features Provided In Local Tariffs
Certain other features which may be available in connection with Feature
Group A (e.g., Speed Calling, Remote Call Forwarding, Bill Number
Screening, IntraLATA extensions) are provided under the Telephone
Company's local and/or general exchange service tariffs.
6.5.4
Measuring Access Minutes
Customer Feature Group A traffic to end offices will be measured (i.e.,
recorded) or assumed by the Telephone Company at end office switches.
Originating and terminating calls will be measured (i.e., recorded) or
assumed by the Telephone Company to determine the basis for computing
chargeable access minutes. In the event the customer message detail is
not available because the Telephone Company lost or damaged tapes or
incurred recording system outages, the Telephone Company will estimate
the volume of lost customer access minutes of use based on previously
known values.
For terminating calls over FGA, and for originating calls over FGA (when
the off-hook supervisory signal is provided by the customer's equipment
before the called party answers), the measured minutes are the
chargeable access minutes.
For originating calls over FGA (when the
off-hook supervisory signal is forwarded by the customer's equipment
when the called party answers), chargeable originating access minutes
are derived from recorded minutes using the same formula as set forth in
6.7.4 following for Feature Group C.
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6.5
Description and Provision of Feature Group A (FGA) (Cont'd)
6.5.4
Measuring Access Minutes (Cont’d)
For originating calls over FGA, usage measurement begins when the
originating FGA first point of switching receives an off-hook
supervisory signal forwarded from the customer's point of termination.
This off-hook signal may be provided by the customer's equipment before
the called party answers, or forwarded by the customer's equipment when
the called party answers.
The measurement of originating call usage over FGA ends when the
originating FGA first point of switching receives an on-hook supervisory
signal from either the originating end user's end office, indicating the
originating end user has disconnected, or the customer's point of
termination, which ever is recognized first by the first point of
switching.
For terminating calls over FGA, usage measurement begins when the
terminating FGA first point of switching receives an off-hook
supervisory signal from the terminating end user's end office,
indicating the terminating end user has answered.
The measurement of
terminating call usage over FGA ends when the terminating FGA first
point of switching receives an on-hook supervisory signal from either
the terminating end user's end office, indicating the terminating end
user has disconnected, or the customer's point of termination, whichever
is recognized first by the first point of switching
FGA access minutes or fractions thereof, the exact value of the fraction
being a function of the switch technology where the measurement is made,
are accumulated over the billing period for each line or hunt group, and
are then rounded up to the nearest access minute for each line or hunt
group.
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6.5
Description and Provision of Feature Group A (FGA) (Cont'd)
6.5.4
Measuring Access Minutes (Cont'd)
Assumed minutes are used for FGA services which originate or terminate
in end offices not equipped with measurement capabilities and in such
cases are the chargeable access minutes.
Where originating and terminating measurement capability does not exist
for Feature Group A provided to the first point of switching, the
number of access minutes will be assumed as set forth in 17.2.6
following.
Where
measurement
capability
exists
for
either
originating or
terminating usage, but not both, on a line arranged for two way
calling, the number of access minutes per line per month will be
assumed usage, as set forth in 17.2.6 following, or the measured usage,
whichever is greater. If the usage in the measured direction exceeds
the assumed access minutes per line per month, no usage will be
assigned in the unmeasured direction.
If the measured usage is less
than the assumed access minutes per line per month, the usage in the
unmeasured direction will be the assumed usage, as set forth in 17.2.6
following, for that unmeasured direction except that the total of
measured and assumed minutes in such instances will not exceed the
total assumed usage designated for two way calling set forth in 17.2.6
following.
If the total exceeds the assumed minutes set forth in
17.2.6 following, the assigned minutes shall be reduced so that the
total of measured and unmeasured minutes equals the assumed minutes for
two way calling set forth in 17.2.6 following.
Additionally, when the line is arranged for one way calling and there
is no measurement capability for that direction, assumed originating
access minutes, as set forth in 17.2.6(B) following, will be assigned
for originating calling only lines and assumed terminating access
minutes, as set forth in 17.2.6(C) following, will be assigned for
terminating calling only lines.
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6.5
Description and Provision of Feature Group A (FGA) (Cont'd)
6.5.4 Measuring Access Minutes (Cont'd)
The following matrix illustrates the application of assumed access
minutes for FGA as set forth in 17.2.6(A), (B) and (C) following.
Service
Ordered As
Can Measure
Originating
Can't Measure
Originating
Can Measure
Terminating
Can't Measure
Terminating
Originating Only
Actual
1,510
N/A
N/A
Terminating Only
N/A
N/A
Actual
2,685
N/A
N/A
0
N/A
N/A
0 to 2685*
0
Actual
N/A
Both Originating
and Terminating Actual
(originating
measurement
greater than
4195)
Both Originating
and Terminating Actual
(originating
measurement
equal or less
than 4195)
Both Originating
and Terminating N/A
(terminating
measurement
greater than
4195)
Both Originating
and Terminating N/A
(terminating
measurement
equal or less
than 4195)
*
0 to 1510*
Actual
Sum of actual and assumed cannot exceed 4195.
necessary.
N/A
Reduce assumed minutes of use if
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6.5
Description and Provision of Feature Group A (FGA) (Cont'd)
6.5.4
Measuring Access Minutes (Cont'd)
Notwithstanding the preceding, when Feature Group A is used for the
provision of WATS-type service where measurement capability exists
at the WATS Serving Office but not at the Feature Group A first
point of switching, the measured WATS-type originating and/or
terminating minutes of use shall be separately summed and compared
to their respective total assumed originating and/or terminating
minutes of use.
The number of access minutes per line per month
will be the assumed or the measured usage, whichever is greater.
6.5.5
Testing Capabilities
FGA is provided, in the terminating direction where equipment is
available, with seven digit access to balance (100 type) test line
and milliwatt (102 type) test line.
In addition to the tests
described
in
6.2.4
preceding
which
are
included
with
the
installation of service (Acceptance Testing) and as ongoing routine
testing, Additional Cooperative Acceptance Testing and Additional
Manual Testing are available as set forth in 13.3.1 following.
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6.6
Description and Provision of Feature Group B (FGB)
6.6.1
Description
(A) FGB Access, which is available to all customers, provides trunk side
access to Telephone Company end office switches with an associated
uniform 950-XXXX access code. FGB trunk side access is provided for
the
customer's
use
in
originating
communications
from
and
terminating communications to an Interexchange Carrier's Intrastate
Service or a customer provided intrastate communications capability.
The customer must specify the Interexchange Carrier to which the FGB
service is connected or, in the alternative, specify the means by
which the FGB access communications is transported to another LATA.
Special Access Services utilized for connection with FGB at
Telephone Company designated WATS Serving Offices as set forth in
Section 7. following may be ordered separately by a customer other
than the customer which orders the FGB Switched Access Service for
the provision of WATS-type services.
Special Access Services are
ordered as set forth in 5.2 preceding.
(B) FGB, when directly routed to an end office (i.e., provided without
the use of an access tandem switch), is provided at appropriately
equipped Telephone Company electronic end office switches.
When
provided via Telephone Company designated electronic access tandem
switches, FGB switching is provided at Telephone Company electronic
and electromechanical end office switches.
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6.6
Description and Provision of Feature Group B (FGB) (Cont'd)
6.6.1
Description (Cont'd)
(C) FGB is provided as trunk side switching through the use of end
office or access tandem switch trunk equipment.
The switch trunk
equipment is provided with wink start start-pulsing signals and
answer and disconnect supervisory signaling.
(D) FGB switching is provided with multifrequency address signaling in
both the originating and terminating directions.
Except for FGB
switching provided with the automatic number identification (ANI) or
rotary dial station signaling arrangements as set forth respectively
in 6.10.1(F) and 6.10.2(A) following, any other address signaling in
the originating direction, if required by the customer, must be
provided by the customer's end user using inband tone signaling
techniques.
Such inband tone address signals will not be
regenerated by the Telephone Company and will be subject to the
ordinary transmission capabilities of the Local Transport provided.
(E) The access code for FGB switching is a uniform access code.
The
form of the uniform access code is 950-XXXX. A uniform access code
will be assigned to the customer for the customer's domestic
communications and another will be assigned to the customer for its
international communications, if required. These access codes will
be the assigned access numbers of all FGB switched access service
provided to the customer by the Telephone Company.
(F) The Telephone Company will establish a trunk group or groups for the
customer at end office switches or access tandem switches where FGB
switching is ordered.
When required by technical limitations, a
separate trunk group will be established for each type of FGB
switching arrangement provided.
Different types of FGB or other
switching arrangements may be combined in a single trunk group at
the option of the Telephone Company.
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6.6
Description and Provision of Feature Group B (FGB) (Cont'd)
6.6.1
Description (Cont'd)
(G)
FGB switching, when used in the terminating direction, may be
used to access valid NXXs in the LATA, time or weather
announcement services of the Telephone Company, community
information services of an information service provider and
other customers' services (by dialing the appropriate digits).
When directly routed to an end office, only those valid NXX
codes served by that end office may be accessed. When routed
through an access tandem, only those valid NXX codes served by
end offices subtending the access tandem may be accessed.
The customer will also be billed additional non-access charges
for calls to certain community information services for which
rates are applicable under Telephone Company exchange service
tariffs, e.g., 976 (DIAL-IT) Network Service. Additionally,
non-access charges will also be billed for calls from a FGB
trunk to another customer's service in accordance with that
customer's applicable service rates when the Telephone Company
performs the billing function for that customer.
Calls in the terminating direction will not be completed to
950-XXXX access codes, local operator assistance (0- and 0+),
Directory Assistance (411 and 555- 1212), service codes 611
and 911 or 101XXXX access codes. Calls will be completed to Directory
set forth in Section 9. following. FGB may not be switched,
in the terminating direction, to Switched Access Service
Feature Groups B, C and D.
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6.6
Description and Provision of Feature Group B (FGB) (Cont'd)
6.6.1
Description (Cont'd)
(H)
When all FGB switching arrangements are discontinued at an end
office and/or in a LATA, an intercept announcement is provided.
This arrangement provides, for a limited period of time, an
announcement that the service associated with the number dialed
has been disconnected.
(I)
A customer who has FGB access may elect to have their FGB traffic
routed over FGD trunks at the end office or access tandem. If the
customer elects this option the FGB traffic will be rated at FGD
rates.
(J)
Reserved For Future Use
(K)
For FGB switched access service to a Wireless Switching Center
(WSC) directly interconnected to a Telephone Company access tandem
office, the customer will be billed only the Local Transport
premium rate element for the FGB usage.
The mileage used to
determine the monthly rate for the local transport rate element is
as set forth in 6.4.6(G) preceding.
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Description and Provision of Feature Group B (FGB) (Cont'd)
6.6.2
Optional Features
Following are descriptions of the various nonchargeable optional
features that are available in lieu of, or in addition to, the standard
features provided with Feature Group B. They are set forth in (A), (B)
and (C) following and are provided as Common Switching, Transport
Termination and Local Transport options.
Additionally, other optional
features provided in local tariffs are set forth in (D) following.
(A) Common Switching Optional Features
Descriptions of the common switching optional features are set forth
in 6.10 following.
(1)
Automatic Number Identification (ANI)
(2)
Up to 7 Digit Outpulsing of Access Digits to Customer
(3)
Band Advance Arrangement for Use with Special Access Service
utilized in the provision of WATS or WATS-type Services
(4)
Hunt Group Arrangement for Use with Special Access Service
utilized in the provision of WATS or WATS- type Services
(5)
Uniform Call Distribution Arrangement for Use with Special
Access Service utilized in the provision of WATS or WATS-type
Services
(6)
Nonhunting Number Associated with Hunt Group Arrangement or
Uniform Call Distribution Arrangement for Use with Special
Access Service utilized in the provision of WATS or WATS-type
Services
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Description and Provision of Feature Group B (FGB) (Cont'd)
6.6.2
Optional Features (Cont'd)
(B) Transport Termination Options
(1)
Rotary Dial Station Signaling
(C) Local Transport Options
(1)
Customer Specification of Local Transport Termination
(2)
Optional Supervisory Signaling
(3)
Customer Specified Entry Switch Receive Level
Inasmuch as these options concern transmission
levels and signaling they are set forth in 15.1.1
following.
(D) Optional Features Provided In Local Tariffs
Another feature, Bill Number Screening, which may be available in
connection with FGB, is provided under the Telephone Company's local
and/or general exchange service tariffs.
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Description and Provision of Feature Group B (FGB) (Cont'd)
6.6.3
Design and Traffic Routing
For Feature Group B, the trunk directionality and traffic routing of
the Switched Access Service between the customer designated premises
and the entry switch are determined by the customer's order for
service; except the Telephone Company will designate the first point(s)
of switching and routing to be used where equal access is provided
through a centralized equal access arrangement.
Those Telephone
Company offices providing equal access through centralized arrangements
are identified in NATIONAL EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSOCIATION, INC. TARIFF
F.C.C. NO. 4.
Additionally, the customer may order the optional
feature Customer Specification of Local Transport Termination as set
forth in 15.1.1 following.
6.6.4
Measuring Access Minutes
Customer traffic to end offices will be measured (i.e., recorded) or
assumed by the Telephone Company at end office switches or access
tandem switches.
Originating and terminating calls will be measured
(i.e., recorded) or assumed by the Telephone Company to determine the
basis for computing chargeable access minutes.
In the event the
customer message detail is not available because the Telephone Company
lost or damaged tapes or incurred recording system outages, the
Telephone Company will estimate the volume of lost customer access
minutes of use based on previously known values.
For both originating and terminating calls
minutes are the chargeable access minutes.
over
FGB
the
measured
For originating calls over FGB, usage measurement begins when the
originating FGB first point of switching receives answer supervision
forwarded from the customer's point of termination, indicating the
customer's equipment has answered.
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6.6
Description and Provision of Feature Group B (FGB) (Cont'd)
6.6.4
Measuring Access Minutes (Cont'd)
The measurement of originating call usage over FGB ends when the
originating
FGB
first
point
of
switching
receives
disconnect
supervision from either the originating end user's end office,
indicating the originating end user has disconnected, or the customer's
point of termination, whichever is recognized first by the first point
of switching.
For terminating calls over FGB, usage measurement begins when the
terminating FGB first point of switching receives answer supervision
from the terminating end user's end office, indicating the terminating
end user has answered.
The measurement of terminating call usage over FGB ends when the
terminating
FGB
first
point
of
switching
receives
disconnect
supervision from either the terminating end user's end office,
indicating the terminating end user has disconnected, or the customer's
point of termination, whichever is recognized first by the first point
of switching.
FGB access minutes of fractions thereof, the exact value of the
fraction being a function of the switch technology where the
measurement is made, are accumulated over the billing period for each
end office, and are then rounded up to the nearest access minute for
each end office.
Assumed minutes are used for FGB services which originate or terminate
in end offices not equipped with measurement capabilities and in such
cases are the chargeable access minutes.
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Description and Provision of Feature Group B (FGB) (Cont'd)
6.6.4
Measuring Access Minutes (Cont'd)
Where originating and terminating measurement capability does not exist
for Feature Group B provided to the first point of switching, the
number of access minutes will be assumed, as set forth in 17.2.6(D)
following, when the trunk is arranged for two way calling.
Where
measurement
capability
exists
for
either
originating or
terminating usage, but not both, on a trunk arranged for two way
calling, the number of access minutes per trunk per month will be an
assumed usage, as set forth in 17.2.6(D) following, or the measured
usage, whichever is greater. If the usage in the measured direction
exceeds the assumed access minutes per trunk per month, no usage will
be assigned in the unmeasured direction. If the measured usage is less
than the assumed access minutes per trunk per month, the usage in the
unmeasured direction will be the assumed usage, as set forth in 17.2.6
following, for that unmeasured direction except that the total of
measured and assumed minutes in such instances will not exceed the
total assumed usage designated for two way calling set forth in
17.2.6(D) following.
If the total exceeds the assumed minutes set
forth in 17.2.6 following, the assigned minutes shall be reduced so
that the total of measured and unmeasured minutes equals the assumed
minutes for two way calling set forth in 17.2.6(D) following.
Additionally, when the trunk is arranged for one way calling and there
is no measurement capability for that direction, assumed originating
access minutes, as set forth in 17.2.6(E) following, will be assigned
for originating calling only lines and assumed terminating access
minutes, as set forth in 17.2.6(F) following, will be assigned for
terminating calling only lines.
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6.6
Description and Provision of Feature Group B (FGB) (Cont'd)
6.6.4
Measuring Access Minutes (Cont'd)
The following matrix illustrates the application of assumed access
minutes for FGB as set forth in 17.2.6(D), (E) and (F) following.
Service
Ordered As
Can Measure
Originating
Can't Measure
Originating
Can Measure
Terminating
Can't Measure
Terminating
Originating Only
Actual
3,132
N/A
N/A
Terminating Only
N/A
N/A
Actual
5,568
N/A
N/A
0
N/A
N/A
0 to 5568*
Actual
N/A
Both Originating
and Terminating Actual
(originating
measurement
greater than
8700)
Both Originating
and Terminating Actual
(originating
measurement
equal or less
than 8700)
Both Originating
and Terminating N/A
(terminating
measurement
greater than
8700)
Both Originating
and Terminating N/A
(terminating
measurement
equal or less
than 8700)
*
0
0 to 3132*
Actual
Sum of actual and assumed cannot exceed 8700.
necessary.
N/A
Reduce assumed minutes of use if
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6.6.4
Measuring Access Minutes (Cont'd)
Notwithstanding the preceding, when Feature Group B is used for the
provision of WATS or WATS-type service where measurement capacity exists
at the WATS Serving Office but not at the Feature Group B first point of
switching, the measured WATS or WATS-type originating and/or terminating
minutes of use shall be separately summed and compared to their
respective total assumed originating and/or terminating minutes of use.
The number of minutes per trunk per month will be the assumed or the
measured usage, whichever is greater.
When Feature Group B is ordered at an access tandem and end office
specific usage measurement is not available, the actual or assumed
originating and/or terminating minutes of use as determined by the
exchange carrier providing the access tandem will be apportioned among
all subtending end offices.
For each end office, such apportionment
shall be based on the ratio of the total number of subscriber lines in
each end office subtending the access tandem to the total number of
subscriber lines associated with all end offices subtending the access
tandem. For purposes of administering this regulation, subscriber lines
are defined as exchange service lines, Centrex lines and Centrex-type
lines provided by the telephone companies under local and/or general
exchange service tariffs.
The resulting ratio for each end office is
then applied to the total access area originating and/or terminating
minutes of use to determine originating and/or terminating minutes of
use to be assigned for billing purposes to each subtending end office in
the access area.
The ratio used to calculated the access minutes will be determined by
the Telephone Company and provided to the customer upon his request
within 15 days of the receipt of such a request.
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Description and Provision of Feature Group B (FGB) (Cont'd)
6.6.5
Testing Capabilities
FGB is provided, in the terminating direction where equipment is
available, with seven digit access to balance (100 type) test line,
milliwatt (102 type) test line, nonsynchronous or synchronous test line,
automatic transmission measuring (105 type) test line, data transmission
(107 type) test line, loop around test line, short circuit test line and
open circuit test line.
In addition to the tests described in 6.2.4
preceding which are included with the installation of service
(Acceptance Testing) and as ongoing routine testing, additional
Cooperative Acceptance Testing, Additional Automatic Testing, and
Additional Manual Testing are available as set forth in 13.3.1
following.
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Description and Provision of Feature Group C (FGC)
6.7.1
Description
(A)
FGC Access provides trunk side access to Telephone Company end
office switches for the customer's use in originating and
terminating communications.
Originating and terminating FGC
Access is available to providers of MTS and WATS. Originating FGC
Access is available to all customers when used to provide the
Interim NXX Translation optional feature or 800/888/877 Data Base
service.
Feature or 800/888/877 Data Base service, but only for purposes
of testing.
Existing FGC Access will be converted to Feature
Group D Access when Feature Group D Access becomes available in an
end office. Special Access Services utilized for connection with
FGC at Telephone Company designated WATS Serving Offices as set
forth in Section 7. following may be ordered separately by a
customer other than the customer which orders the FGC Switched
Access Service (i.e., a provider of MTS and WATS) for the
provision of WATS Services. Special Access Services are ordered
as set forth in 5.2 preceding.
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6.7.1
Description (Cont'd)
(B)
Feature Group C switching is provided at all end office switches
unless Feature Group D end office switching is provided in the
same office. When FGD switching is available, FGC switching will
not be provided. FGC is provided at Telephone Company end office
switches on a direct trunk basis or via Telephone Company
designated access tandem switches. Feature Group C switching is
furnished to providers of MTS and WATS. Additionally, originating
Feature Group C switching is available to all customers when used
to provide the Interim NXX Translation optional feature or
800/888/877 Data Base service.
Terminating Feature Group C
switching is available to all customers who are not MTS and WATS
providers only when such terminating access is for purposes of
testing Feature Group C facilities provided in conjunction with
the Interim NXX Translation optional feature or 800/888/877 Data
Base Service.
(C)
FGC is provided as trunk side switching through the use of end
office or access tandem switch trunk equipment. The switch trunk
equipment is provided with answer and disconnect supervisory
signaling. Wink start start-pulsing signals are provided in all
offices where available. In those offices where wink start startpulsing signals are not available, delay dial start-pulsing
signals will be provided, unless immediate dial pulse signaling is
provided, in which case no start-pulsing signals are provided.
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6.7.1
Description (Cont'd)
(D)
FGC is provided with multifrequency address signaling except in
certain electromechanical end office switches where multifrequency
signaling is not available.
In such switches, the address
signaling will be dial pulse or immediate dial pulse signaling,
whichever is available.
Up to 12 digits of the called party
number dialed by the customer's end user using dual tone
multifrequency or dial pulse address signals will be provided by
Telephone Company equipment to the customer's premises where the
Switched Access Service terminates.
Such called party number
signals will be subject to the ordinary transmission capabilities
of the Local Transport provided.
(E)
No access code is required for FGC switching.
The telephone
number dialed by the customer's end user shall be a seven or ten
digit number for calls in the North American Numbering Plan
(NANP).
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 + NXX-XXXX, NPA +
NXX-XXXX, 0 or 1 + NPA + NXX-XXXX, and, when the end office is
equipped for International Direct Distance Dialing (IDDD), 01 + CC
+ NN or 011 + CC + NN.
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6.7.1
Description (Cont'd)
(F)
FGC switching, when used in the terminating direction, may be used
to access valid NXXs in the LATA, time or weather announcement
services of the Telephone Company, community information services
of an information provider, and other customers' services (by
dialing the appropriate codes) when the services can be reached
using valid NXX codes.
When directly routed to an end office,
only those valid NXX codes served by that office may be accessed.
When routed through an access tandem, only those valid NXX codes
served by offices subtending the access tandem may be accessed.
Where measurement capabilities exist, the customer will also be
billed additional non-access charges for calls to certain
community information services, for which rates are applicable
under Telephone Company exchange service tariffs, e.g., 976 (DIALIT) Network Services. Additionally, non-access charges will also
be billed for calls from a FGC trunk to another customer's service
in accordance with that customer's applicable service rates when
the Telephone Company performs the billing function for that
customer.
Calls in the terminating direction will not be
completed to 950-XXXX access codes, local operator assistance (0and 0+), Directory Assistance (411 and 555- 1212), service codes
611 and 911 and 101XXXX access codes. Calls will be completed to
Directory Assistance (NPA-555-1212 or 555-1212) when switching is
combined with Directory Assistance switching. The combination of
FGC Switched Access Service with DA Service is provided as set
forth in Section 9. following. FGC may not be switched, in the
terminating direction, to Switched Access Service Feature Groups
B, C or D.
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6.7.1
Description (Cont'd)
(G)
The Telephone Company will establish a trunk group or groups for
the customer at end office switches or access tandem switches
where FGC switching is provided.
When required by technical
limitations, a separate trunk group will be established for each
type of FGC switching arrangement provided.
Different types of
FGC or other switching arrangements may be combined in a single
trunk group at the option of the Telephone Company.
(H)
Unless prohibited by technical limitations the providers of MTS
and WATS may, at their option, combine Interim NXX Translation
and/or 800/888/877 Data Base traffic in the same trunk group
arrangement with their non-Interim NXX Translation traffic. When
required by technical considerations, or when provided to a
customer other than the provider of MTS and WATS, or at the
request of the customer (i.e., provider of MTS and WATS),a
separate trunk group will be established for Interim NXX
Translation traffic and/or 800/888/877 Data Base.
(I)
Reserved For Future Use
(J)
FGC switching is provided with multifrequency address signaling or
out of band SS7 signaling where technically feasible.
With
multifrequency address signaling and SS7 signaling, up to 12
digits of the called party number dialed by the customer's end
user dual tone multifrequency or dial pulse address signals will
be provided by Telephone Company equipment to the customer's
premises where the Switched Access Service terminates.
Such
address signals will be subject to the ordinary transmission
capabilities of the Local Transport provided.
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Description and Provision of Feature Group C (FGC) (Cont'd)
6.7.2
Optional Features
Following are descriptions of the various nonchargeable and
chargeable optional features that are available in lieu of, or in
addition to, the standard features provided with Feature Group C.
Nonchargeable optional features are provided as Common Switching,
Transport Termination and Local Transport options as set forth in
(A) through (C) following.
Chargeable optional features are set
forth in (D) following.
(A)
Common Switching Options
Descriptions of the common switching optional features are set
forth in 6.10 following.
(1)
Automatic Number Identification (ANI)
(2)
Signaling Options
(a)
Delay Dial Start-Pulsing Signaling
(b)
Immediate Dial Pulse Address Signaling
(c)
Dial Pulse Address Signaling
(3)
Service Class Routing
(4)
Alternate Traffic Routing
(5)
Trunk Access Limitation
(6)
Band Advance Arrangement Associated with Special Access
Service Utilized in the Provision of WATS Service.
(7)
End Office End User Line Service Screening for Use with
Special Access Service Utilized in the Provision of WATS
Service
(8)
Hunt Group Arrangement for Use with Special Access
Service Utilized in the Provision of WATS Service
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6.7.2
Optional Feature (Cont'd)
(A)
Common Switching Options (Cont'd)
(9)
Uniform Call Distribution Arrangement for Use with Special
Access Service Utilized in the Provision of WATS Service
(10) Nonhunting Number Associated with a Hunt Group Arrangement
or Uniform Call Distribution Arrangement for Use with
Special Access Service Utilized in the Provision of WATS
Services
(11) Digital Switched 56 Service
(B)
Transport Termination Options
(1)
Operator Trunk - Coin, Non-Coin or Combined Coin and NonCoin.
The Operator
following.
(C)
Trunk
option
is
set
forth
in
6.10.2(B)
Local Transport Options
(1)
Supervisory Signaling
The Supervisory Signaling optional feature, due
technical nature, is set forth in 15.1.1 following.
(2)
to
its
Signaling System 7 (SS7)
The SS7 optional feature allows the customer to send and
receive signals for out of band call set up and is available
with
Feature
Group
C.
This
option
requires
the
establishment
of
a
signaling
connection
between
the
customer's designated premises/Signaling Point of Interface
(SPOI) and a Telephone Company Signaling Transfer Point
(STP).
SS7 is provided in both the originating and terminating
direction
on
FGC
and
each
signaling
connection
is
provisioned for two way SS7 signaling information.
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6.7.2
Optional Feature
(C)
(Cont'd)
Local Transport Options (Cont'd)
(2)
Signaling System 7 (SS7) (Cont'd)
The SS7 optional feature is only available where designated
in Tariff F.C.C. No. 4 to providers of MTS and WATS for all
traffic and to all other customers for originating calls to
800/888/877 numbers.
(D)
(3)
Multifrequency Address Signaling
(4)
Calling Party Number (CPN)
(5)
Charge Number Parameter (CNP)
Chargeable Optional Features
(1)
Interim NXX Translation
The Interim NXX Translation Optional Feature is set forth in
6.10.3(A) following.
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6.7.3
Design and Traffic Routing
For Feature Group C, the Telephone Company shall design and determine
the routing of Switched Access Service.
Additionally, for Tandem
Switching Transport, the Telephone Company will design and determine the
routing from the first point of switching to the end office.
The
Telephone Company shall also decide if capacity is to be provided by
originating only, terminating only, or two-way trunk groups. Finally,
the Telephone Company will decide whether trunk side access will be
provided through the use of two-wire or four-wire trunk terminating
equipment.
Selection of facilities and equipment and traffic routing of the service
are based on standard engineering methods, available facilities and
equipment, and actual traffic patterns.
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Description and Provision of Feature Group C (FGC) (Cont'd)
6.7.4
Measuring Access Minutes
Customer traffic to end offices will be measured (i.e., recorded) by
the Telephone Company at end office switches or access tandem switches.
Originating and terminating calls will be measured or imputed by the
Telephone Company to determine the basis for computing chargeable
access minutes.
In the event the customer message detail is not
available because the Telephone Company lost or damaged tapes or
incurred recording system outages, the Telephone Company will estimate
the volume of lost customer access minutes of use based on previously
known values.
For terminating calls over FGC when measurement capability exists, the
measured minutes are the chargeable access minutes.
For originating
calls over FGC, chargeable originating access are derived from recorded
minutes in the following manner:
Step 1:
Obtain recorded originating minutes and messages from the
appropriate recording data.
Step 2:
Obtain the total attempts by dividing the originating
measured messages by the completion ratio.
Completion
ratios (CR) are obtained separately for the major call
categories such as DDD, operator, 800, 888, 877, 900,
directory assistance and international from a sample study
which analyzes the ultimate completion status of the total
attempts which receive acknowledgment from the customer.
That is, Measured Messages divided by Completion Ratio
equals Total Attempts.
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6.7.4
Measuring Access Minutes (Cont'd)
Step 3:
Obtain the total non-conversation time additive (NCTA) by
multiplying the total attempts (obtained in Step 2) by the
NCTA per attempt ratio.
The NCTA per attempt ratio is
obtained from the sample study identified in Step 2 by
measuring the non-conversation time associated with both
completed and incompleted attempts.
The total NCTA is the
time on a completed attempt from customer acknowledgment of
receipt of call to called party answer (set up and ringing)
plus the time on an incompleted attempt from customer
acknowledgment of call until the access tandem or end office
receives a disconnect signal (ring - no answer, busy or
network blockage).
That is, Total Attempts times NonConversation Time per Attempt Ratio equals Total NCTA.
Step 4:
Obtain total chargeable originating access minutes by adding
the total NCTA (obtained in Step 3) to the recorded
originating measured minutes (obtained in Step 1).
That is,
Measured Minutes plus NCTA equals Chargeable Originating
Access Minutes.
Following is an example which illustrates how the chargeable originating
access minutes are derived from the measured originating minutes using
this formula.
Where:
Measured Minutes (M. Min.)
Measured Messages (M. Mes.)
Completion Ratio (CR)
NCTA per Attempt
=
=
=
=
7,000
1,000
.75
.4
(1) Total Attempts = 1,000(M. Mes.) = 1,333.3
.75 (CR)
(2) Total NCTA = .4 (NCTA per Attempt) x 1,333.33 = 533.33
(3) Total Chargeable Originating Access Minutes =
7,000(M. Min) + 533.33(NCTA) = 7,533.33
FGC access minutes or fractions thereof, the exact value of the fraction
being a function of the switch technology where the measurement is made,
are accumulated over the billing period for each end office, and are
then rounded up to the nearest access minute for each end office.
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6.7
Description and Provision of Feature Group C (FGC) (Cont'd)
6.7.4
Measuring Access Minutes (Cont'd)
Originating Usage
For originating calls over FGC, usage measurement begins when the
originating FGC first point of switching receives answer supervision
from the customer's point of termination, indicating the called party
has answered.
For originating calls over FGC provided with Signaling System 7 (SS7)
Signaling when the FGC end office is not routed through an access
tandem for connection to the customer, usage measurement begins when
the SS7 Initial Address Message is sent from the Service Switching
Point (SSP) to the Signal Transfer Point (STP).
For originating calls over FGC provided with Signaling System 7 (SS7)
Signaling when the FGC end office is routed through a tandem for
connection to the customer, usage measurement begins when the FGC end
office receives the SS7 Exit Message from the tandem.
The measurement of originating call usage over FGC provided with MultiFrequency Signaling ends when the originating FGC first point of
switching receives disconnect supervision from either the originating
end user's end office, indicating the originating end user has
disconnected, or the customer's point of termination, whichever is
recognized first by the first point of switching.
The measurement of originating call usage over FGC provided with SS7
Signaling ends when the originating FGC end office receives an SS7
Release Message indicating either the originating or terminating end
user has disconnected.
Terminating Usage
For terminating calls over FGC the chargeable access minutes are either
measured or derived. For terminating calls over FGC where measurement
capability does not exist, terminating FGC usage is derived from
originating usage, excluding usage from calls to closed end services or
Directory Assistance Services.
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6.7
Description and Provision of Feature Group C (FGC) (Cont'd)
6.7.4
Measuring Access Minutes (Cont'd)
Terminating Usage (Cont'd)
For terminating calls over FGC where measurement capability exists, the
measurement of chargeable access minutes begins when the terminating
FGC first point of switching receives answer supervision from the
terminating end user's end office, indicating the terminating end user
has answered.
This measurement ends when the terminating FGC first
point of switching receives an on-hook supervisory signal from the
terminating end user's end office, indicating the terminating end user
has disconnected, or the customer's point of termination, whichever is
recognized first by the first point of switching.
For terminating calls over FGC with SS7 signaling, usage measurement
begins
when
the
terminating
recording
switch
receives
answer
supervision from the terminating end user.
The Telephone Company
switch receives answer supervision and sends the indication to the
customer in the form of an answer message.
The measurement of
terminating FGC call usage ends when the entry switch receives or sends
a Release Message, whichever occurs first.
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6.7
Description and Provision of Feature Group C (FGC) (Cont'd)
6.7.5
Design Blocking Probability
The Telephone Company will design the facilities used in the provision
of Switched Access Service FGC to meet the blocking probability criteria
as set forth in (A) and (D) following.
(A) For Feature Group C, the design blocking objective will be no
greater than one percent (.01) between the point of termination at
the customer's designated premises and the first point of switching
when traffic is directly routed without an alternate route.
Standard traffic engineering methods will be used by the Telephone
Company to determine the number of transmission paths required to
achieve this level of blocking.
(B) The Telephone Company will perform routine measurement functions to
assure that an adequate number of transmission paths are in service.
The Telephone Company will recommend that additional capacity (i.e.,
busy hour minutes of capacity or trunks) be ordered by the customer
when additional paths are required to reduce the measured blocking
to the designed blocking level.
For the capacity ordered, the
design blocking objective is assumed to have been met if the routine
measurements show that the measured blocking does not exceed the
threshold listed in the following tables.
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6.7
Description and Provision of Feature Group C (FGC) (Cont'd)
6.7.5
Design Blocking Probability (Cont’d)
(B) (Cont’d)
(1)
Number of
Transmission Paths
Per Trunk Group
For transmission paths carrying only first routed traffic
direct between an end office and customer's designated
premises without an alternate route, and for paths carrying
only overflow traffic, the measured blocking thresholds are as
follows:
Transmission blocking thresholds in time consistent
busy hour for the number of measurements taken
between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. per trunk group
15-20
Measurements
2
3
4
5-6
7 or more
7.0%
5.0%
5.0%
4.0%
3.0%
(2)
Number of
Transmission Paths
Per Trunk Group
8.0%
6.0%
6.0%
5.0%
3.5%
7-10
Measurements
9.0%
7.0%
7.0%
6.0%
4.0%
3-6
Measurements
14.0%
9.0%
8.0%
7.0%
6.0%
For transmission paths carrying first routed traffic between an
end office and customer's premises via an access tandem, the
measured blocking thresholds are as follows:
Transmission blocking thresholds in time consistent
busy hour for the number of measurements taken
between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. per trunk group
15-20
Measurements
2
3
4
5-6
7 or more
11-14
Measurements
4.5%
3.5%
3.5%
2.5%
2.0%
11-14
Measurements
5.5%
4.0%
4.0%
3.5%
2.5%
7-10
Measurements
6.0%
4.5%
4.5%
4.0%
3.0%
3-6
Measurements
9.5%
6.0%
5.5%
4.5%
4.0%
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6.7
Description and Provision of Feature Group C (FGC) (Cont'd)
6.7.6
Testing Capabilities
FGC is provided, in the terminating direction where equipment is
available, with seven digit access to balance (100 type) test line,
milliwatt (102 type) test line, nonsynchronous or synchronous test line,
automatic transmission measuring (105 type) test line, data transmission
(107 type) test line, loop around test line, short circuit test line and
open circuit test line.
In addition to the tests described in 6.2.4
preceding which are included with the installation of service
(Acceptance Testing) and as ongoing routine testing, Additional
Cooperative Acceptance Testing, Additional Automatic Testing, and
Additional Manual Testing are available as set forth in 13.3.1
following.
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6.8
Description and Provision of Feature Group D (FGD)
6.8.1
Description
(A)
FGD Access, which is available to all customers, provides trunk
side access to Telephone Company end office switches.
Special
Access Services utilized for connection with FGD at Telephone
Company designated WATS Serving offices as set forth in Section 7.
following may be ordered separately by a customer other than the
customer which orders the FGD Switched Access Service for the
provision of WATS or WATS-type services. Special Access Services
are ordered as set forth in 5.2 preceding.
(B)
FGD is provided at Telephone Company designated end office
switches whether routed directly or via Telephone Company
designated electronic access tandem switches.
The Telephone
Company will designate the first point(s) of switching for FGD
services where the Telephone Company elects to provide equal
access through a centralized equal access arrangement.
Those
Telephone
Company
offices
providing
equal
access
through
centralized arrangements are identified in NATIONAL EXCHANGE
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(C)
FGD is provided as trunk side switching through the use of end
office or access tandem switch trunk equipment. The switch trunk
equipment is provided with wink start start-pulsing signals and
answer and disconnect supervisory signaling.
(D)
FGD switching is provided with multifrequency address signaling or
out of band SS7 signaling. With multifrequency address signaling
and SS7 signaling, up to 12 digits of the called party number
dialed by the customer's end user using dual tone multifrequency
or dial pulse address signals will be provided by Telephone
Company equipment to the customer's premises where the Switched
Access Service terminates. Such address signals will be subject
to the ordinary transmission capabilities of the Local Transport
provided.
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6.8
Description and Provision of Feature Group D (FGD) (Cont'd)
6.8.1
Description (Cont'd)
(F)
FGD switching, when used in the terminating direction, may be used
to access valid NXXs in the LATA, time or weather announcement
services of the Telephone Company, community information services
of an information service provider, and other customers' services
(by dialing the appropriate codes) when such services can be
reached using valid NXX codes.
When directly routed to an end
office, only those valid NXX codes served by that office may be
accessed. When routed through an access tandem, only those valid
NXX codes served by end offices subtending the access tandem may
be accessed.
The customer will also be billed additional nonaccess charges for calls to certain community information
services, for which rates are applicable under Telephone Company
exchange service tariffs, e.g., 976 (DIAL-IT) Network Service.
Additionally, non-access charges will also be billed for calls
from a FGD trunk to another customer's service in accordance with
that customer's applicable service rates when the Telephone
Company performs the billing function for that customer. Calls in
the terminating direction will not be completed to 950-XXXX access
codes, local operator assistance (0- and 0+), Directory Assistance
(411 and 555-1212), service codes 611 and 911 and 101XXXX access
codes. Calls will be completed to Directory Assistance (NPA-5551212 or 555-1212) when FGD switching is combined with Directory
Assistance switching. The combination of FGD Switched Access
Service with DA Service is provided as set forth in Section 9.
following. FGD may not be switched, in the terminating direction,
to Switched Access Service Feature Groups B, C or D.
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6.8
Description and Provision of Feature Group D (FGD) (Cont'd)
6.8.1
Description (Cont'd)
(F)
(G)
The Telephone Company will establish a trunk group or groups for
the customer at end office switches or access tandem switches
where FGD switching is provided.
When required by technical
limitations, a separate trunk group will be established for each
type of FGD switching arrangement provided.
Different types of
FGD or other switching arrangements may be combined in a single
trunk group at the option of the Telephone Company
The access code for FGD switching is a uniform access code the
form 101XXXX.
A uniform access code(s) will be the assigned
number of all FGD access provided to the customer by the Telephone
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 in 13.4 following.
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 American Numbering Plan (NANP).
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 + NXX-XXXX, NPA + NXX-XXXX, 0 or 1 + NPA +
NXX-XXXX, and, when the end office is equipped for International
Direct Distance Dialing (IDDD), 01 + CC + NN or 011 + CC + NN.
When the 101XXXX access code is used, FGD switching also provides
for dialing the digit 0 for access to the customer's operator, 911
for access to the Telephone Company's emergency reporting service,
or the end-of-dialing digit (#) for cut-through access to the
customer's premises.
Unless otherwise ordered by the F.C.C., when equal access is
provided through a centralized equal access arrangement, the
101XXXX access code may not be available in certain equal access
offices. Those offices which provide FGD Switched Access Service
without the 101XXXX access code are identified in NATIONAL
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6.8
Description and Provision of Feature Group D (FGD) (Cont'd)
6.8.1
Description (Cont'd)
(H)
FGD switching will be arranged to accept calls from telephone
exchange service locations without the need for dialing 101XXXX
uniform access code. Each telephone exchange service line may be
marked with a code to identify which 101XXXX code its calls will
be directed to for interLATA service.
(I)
Unless prohibited by technical limitations, the customer's Interim
NXX Translation and/or 800/888/877 Data Base traffic may, at the
option of the customer, be combined in the same trunk group
arrangement with the customer's non-Interim NXX Translation and/or
800/888/877 Data Base traffic.
When required by technical
limitations, or at the request of the customer, a separate trunk
group will be established for Interim NXX Translation and/or
800/888/877 Data Base traffic.
(J)
When a customer has had FGB access in an end office and
subsequently replaces the FGB access with FGD access, at the
mutual agreement of the customer and the Telephone Company, the
Telephone Company will direct calls dialed by the customer's end
users using the customer's previous FGB access code to the
customer's FGD access service. The customer must be prepared to
handle normally dialed FGD calls, as well as calls dialed with the
FGB access code which requires the customer to receive additional
address signaling from the end user. Such calls will be rated as
FGD. The Telephone Company may, with 90 days' written notice to
the customer, discontinue this arrangement.
(K)
For FGD switched access service to a Wireless Switching Center
(WSC) directly interconnected to a Telephone Company access tandem
office, the customer will be billed only the Local Transport
premium rate element for the FGD usage.
The mileage used to
determine the monthly rate for the local transport rate element is
as set forth in 6.4.6(G) preceding.
(L)
A customer who has FGB access may elect to have their FGB traffic
routed over FGD trunks at the end office or access tandem. If the
customer elects this option the FGB traffic will be rated at FGD
rates.
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6.8
Description and Provision of Feature Group D (FGD) (Cont'd)
6.8.2
Optional Feature
Following are the various nonchargeable and chargeable optional features
that are available in lieu of, or in addition to, the standard features
provided with Feature Group D.
Nonchargeable Optional Features are
provided as Common Switching, Transport Termination and Local Transport
options as set forth in (A) through (C) following. Chargeable optional
features are set forth in (D) following.
(A) Common Switching Options
Descriptions of the common switching optional features are set forth
in 6.10 following.
(1)
Automatic Number Identification (ANI)
(2)
Service Class Routing
(3)
Alternate Traffic Routing
(4)
Trunk Access Limitation
(5)
Call Gapping Arrangement
(6)
International Carrier Option
(7)
Band Advance Arrangement for Use with Special Access Service
Utilized in the Provision of WATS or WATS-Type Services
(8)
End Office End User Line Service Screening for Use with
Special Access Service Utilized in the Provision of WATS or
WATS-Type Services
(9)
Hunt Group Arrangement for Use with Special Access Service
Utilized in the Provision of WATS or WATS-Type Services
(10) Uniform Call Distribution Arrangement for Use with Special
Access Service Utilized in the Provision of WATS or WATS-Type
Services
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6.8
Description and Provision of Feature Group D (FGD) (Cont'd)
6.8.2
Optional Features (Cont'd)
(A)
Common Switching Options
(11) Nonhunting Number Associated with Hunt Group Arrangement or
Uniform Call Distribution Arrangement for Use with Special
Access Service Utilized in the Provision of WATS or WATSType Services
(12) Digital Switched 56 Service
(B)
Transport Termination Options
(1)
Operator Trunk - Full Feature
The Operator Trunk
6.10.2(C) following.
(C)
optional
feature
is
set
forth
in
Local Transport Options
(1)
Supervisory Signaling
The Supervisory Signaling optional feature, due
technical nature, is set forth in 15.1.1 following.
(2)
to
its
Signaling System 7 (SS7)
The SS7 optional feature allows the customer to send and
receive signals for out of band call set up and is available
with
Feature
Group
D.
This
option
requires
the
establishment
of
a
signaling
connection
between
the
customer's designated premises/Signaling Point of Interface
(SPOI) and a Telephone Company's Signaling Transfer Point
(STP).
SS7 is provided in both the originating and terminating
direction
on
FGD
and
each
signaling
connection
is
provisioned for two-way SS7 signaling information.
(3)
Multifrequency Address Signaling
(4)
Calling Party Number (CPN) Parameter
(5)
Charge Number Parameter (CNP)
(6)
Carrier Selection Parameter (CSP)
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6.8
Description and Provision of Feature Group D (FGD) (Cont'd)
(D)
Chargeable Optional Features
(1)
Interim NXX Translation
The Interim NXX Translation Optional Feature is set forth in
6.10.3(A) following.
(2)
Common Channel Signaling/Signaling
Network Connection Service (CCSNC)
The CCSNC Optional
6.10.3 following.
(3)
Feature
is
System
provided
as
7
set
(CCS/SS7)
forth
in
Flexible Automatic Number Identification (Flex ANI)
The Flex ANI Optional Feature is provided as set forth in
6.10.3 following.
6.8.3
Design and Traffic Routing
For Feature Group D, the Telephone Company shall design and determine
the routing of Tandem Switched Transport Access, including the
selection of the first point of switching and the selection of
facilities from the interface to any switching point and to the end
offices where busy hour minutes of capacity are ordered. The Telephone
Company shall also decide if capacity is to be provided by originating
only, terminating only, or two-way trunk groups.
Finally, the
Telephone Company will decide whether trunk side access will be
provided through the use of two-wire or four-wire trunk terminating
equipment.
For Feature Group D Direct Trunked Transport service, the Telephone
Company will determine the routing of Switched Access Service from the
point of interface to the first point of switching or, if the customer
specifies one or more hub locations for multiplexing, from the point of
interface to the hub location, from one hub location to another hub
location, and/or from a hub location to the first point of switching.
Selection of facilities and equipment and traffic routing of the
service is based on standard engineering methods, available facilities
and equipment, and actual traffic patterns.
If the customer desires
routing or directionality different from that determined by the
Telephone Company, the Telephone Company will work cooperatively with
the customer in determining (1) whether the service is to be routed
directly to an end office or through an access tandem switch and (2)
the directionality of the service; except the Telephone Company will
designate the first point(s) of switching and routing to be used where
equal
access
is
provided
through
a
centralized
equal
access
arrangement.
Those Telephone Company offices providing equal access
through centralized arrangements are identified in NATIONAL EXCHANGE
CARRIER ASSOCIATION, INC. TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 4.
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6.8
Description and Provision of Feature Group D (FGD) (Cont'd)
6.8.4
Measuring Access Minutes
Customer traffic to end offices will be recorded at end office switches
or access tandem switches.
Originating and terminating calls will be
measured or derived to determine the basis for computing chargeable
access minutes.
In the event the customer message detail is not
available because the Telephone Company lost or damaged tapes or
incurred recording system outages, the Telephone Company will estimate
the volume of lost customer access minutes of use based on previously
known values.
FGD access minutes or fractions thereof, the exact value of the
fraction being a function of the switched technology where the
measurement is made, are accumulated over the billing period for each
end office, and are then rounded up to the nearest access minute for
each end office.
Originating Usage
For originating calls over FGD the measured minutes are the chargeable
access minutes.
For originating calls over FGD provided with Multi-Frequency Signaling,
usage measurement begins when the originating FGD first point of
switching receives the first wink supervisory signal forwarded from the
customer's point of termination.
For originating calls over FGD provided with Signaling System 7 (SS7)
Signaling when the FGD end office is not routed through an access
tandem for connection to the customer, usage measurement begins when
the SS7 Initial Address Message is sent from the Service Switching
Point (SSP) to the Signal Transfer Point (STP).
For originating calls over FGD provided with Signaling System 7 (SS7)
Signaling when the FGD end office is routed through a tandem for
connection to the customer, usage measurement begins when the FGD end
office receives the SS7 Exit Message from the tandem.
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6.8
Description and Provision of Feature Group D (FGD) (Cont'd)
6.8.4
Measuring Access Minutes (Cont'd)
Originating Usage (Cont'd)
The measurement of originating call usage over FGD provided with MultiFrequency Signaling ends when the originating FGD first point of
switching receives disconnect supervision from either the originating
end user's end office, indicating the originating end user has
disconnected, or the customer's point of termination, whichever is
recognized first by the first point of switching.
The measurement of originating calls usage over FGD provided with SS7
Signaling ends when the originating FGD end office receives an SS7
Release Message indicating either the originating or terminating end
user has disconnected.
Terminating Usage
For terminating calls over FGD the chargeable access minutes are either
measured or derived.
For terminating calls over FGD provided with Multifrequency Signaling
where measurement capability exists, the measurement of chargeable
access minutes begins when the terminating FGD first point of switching
receives answer supervision from the terminating end user's end office,
indicating the terminating end user has answered.
This measurement
ends when the terminating FGD first point of switching receives
disconnect supervision from either the terminating end user's end
office, indicating the terminating end user has disconnected, or the
customer's point of termination, whichever is recognized first by the
first point of switching.
For terminating calls over FGD, where measurement capability does not
exist, terminating FGD usage is derived from originating usage,
excluding usage from calls to closed end services or Directory
Assistance Services.
For terminating calls over FGD with SS7 signaling, usage measurement
begins
when
the
terminating
recording
switch
receives
answer
supervision from the terminating end user.
The Telephone Company
switch receives answer supervision and sends the indication to the
customer in the form of an answer message.
The measurement of
terminating FGD call usage ends when the entry switch receives or sends
a release message, whichever occurs first.
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6.8
Description and Provision of Feature Group D (FGD) (Cont'd)
6.8.5
Design Blocking Probability
The Telephone Company will design the facilities used in the provision
of Switched Access Service FGD to meet the blocking probability criteria
as set forth in (A) and (B) following.
(A) For Feature Group D, the design blocking objective will be no
greater then one percent (.01) between the point of termination at
the customer's designated premises and the end office switch,
whether the traffic is directly routed without an alternate route or
routed via an access tandem. Standard traffic engineering methods
as set forth in reference document Telecommunications Transmission
Engineering - Volume 3 - Networks and Services (Chapters 6-7) will
be used by the Telephone Company to determine the number of
transmission paths required to achieve this level of blocking.
(B) The Telephone Company will perform routine measurement functions to
assure that an adequate number of transmission paths are in service.
The Telephone Company will recommend that additional capacity (i.e.,
busy hour minutes of capacity or trunks) be ordered by the customer
when additional paths are required to reduce the measured blocking
to the designed blocking level.
For the capacity ordered, the
design blocking objective is assumed to have been met if the routine
measurements show that the measured blocking does not exceed the
threshold listed in the following tables.
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6.8
Description and Provision of Feature Group D (FGD) (Cont'd)
6.8.5
Design Blocking Probability (Cont'd)
(B)
(Cont'd)
(1)
Number of
Transmission Paths
Per Trunk Group
For transmission paths carrying only first routed traffic
direct between an end office and customer's designated
premises without an alternate route, and for paths carrying
only overflow traffic, the measured blocking thresholds are as
follows:
Transmission blocking thresholds in time consistent
busy hour for the number of measurements taken
between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. per trunk group
15-20
Measurements
2
3
4
5-6
7 or more
7.0%
5.0%
5.0%
4.0%
3.0%
(2)
Number of
Transmission Paths
Per Trunk Group
8.0%
6.0%
6.0%
5.0%
3.5%
7-10
Measurements
9.0%
7.0%
7.0%
6.0%
4.0%
3-6
Measurements
14.0%
9.0%
8.0%
7.0%
6.0%
For transmission paths carrying first routed traffic between
an end office and customer's premises via an access tandem,
the measured blocking thresholds are as follows:
Transmission blocking thresholds in time consistent
busy hour for the number of measurements taken
between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. per trunk group
15-20
Measurements
2
3
4
5-6
7 or more
11-14
Measurements
4.5%
3.5%
3.5%
2.5%
2.0%
11-14
Measurements
5.5%
4.0%
4.0%
3.5%
2.5%
7-10
Measurements
6.0%
4.5%
4.5%
4.0%
3.0%
3-6
Measurements
9.5%
6.0%
5.5%
4.5%
4.0%
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Description and Provision of Feature Group D (FGD) (Cont'd)
6.8.6
Network Blocking Charge
The customer will be notified by the Telephone Company to increase its
capacity (busy hour minutes of capacity or quantities of trunks) when
excessive trunk group blocking occurs on groups carrying Feature Group D
traffic and the measured access minutes for that hour exceed the
capacity purchased.
Excessive trunk group blocking occurs when the
blocking thresholds stated below are exceeded.
They are predicated on
time consistent, hourly measurements over a 30 day period excluding
Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays.
If the order for additional
capacity has not been received by the Telephone Company within 15 days
of the notification, the Telephone Company will bill the customer, at
the rate set forth in 17.2.2 following, for each overflow in excess of
the blocking threshold when (1) the average "30 day period" overflow
exceeds the threshold level for any particular hour and (2) the "30 day
period" measured average originating or two-way usage for the same clock
hour exceeds the capacity purchased.
Blocking Thresholds
Trunks in Service
1%
1/2%
1-2
7%
4.5%
3-4
5%
3.5%
5-6
4%
2.5%
3%
2.0%
7 or greater
The 1% blocking threshold is for transmission paths carrying traffic
direct (without an alternate route) between an end office and a
customer's premises.
The 1/2% blocking threshold is for transmission
paths carrying first routed traffic between an end office and a
customer's premises via an access tandem.
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6.8.7
Testing Capabilities
FGD is provided, in the terminating direction where equipment is
available, with seven digit access to balance (100 type) test line,
milliwatt (102 type) test line, nonsynchronous or synchronous test
line, automatic transmission measuring (105 type) test line, data
transmission (107 type) test line, loop around test line, short circuit
test line and open circuit test line.
In addition to the tests
described in 6.2.4 preceding, which are included with the installation
of service (Acceptance Testing) and as ongoing routine testing,
Additional
Cooperative
Acceptance
Testing,
Additional
Automatic
Testing, and Additional Manual Testing, are available as set forth in
13.3.1 following.
When SS7 Signaling is ordered, network compatibility and other testing
will be performed cooperatively by the Telephone Company and the
customer as specified in Technical References TR-TSV 000905.
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6.10 Chargeable and Nonchargeable 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.
They are provided as Common Switching, Transport Termination, or
Interim NXX Translation options.
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6.10 Chargeable and Nonchargeable Optional Features (Cont'd)
6.10.1
A)
B)
C)
D)
E)
F)
G)
H)
I)
J)
K)
L)
M)
N)
O)
P)
Q)
R)
S)
T)
U)
V)
W)
X)
Y)
Z)
Common Switching Nonchargeable Optional Features
The following table shows the Feature Group with which the
features are available.
Available Feature
Option
A
B
C
Call Denial on Line or Hunt Group
X
Service Code Denial on Line or Hunt Group
X
Hunt Group Arrangement
X
Uniform Call Distribution Arrangement
X
Nonhunting Number for Use with Hunt Group
or Uniform Call Distribution Arrangement
X
Automatic Number Identification (ANI)
X
X
Up to 7 Digit Outpulsing of Access Digits to Customer
X
Delay Dial Start-Pulsing Signaling
X
Immediate Dial Pulse Address Signaling
X
Dial Pulse Address Signaling
X
Service Class Routing
X
Alternate Traffic Routing
X
X
Trunk Access Limitation
X
Call Gapping Arrangement
International Carrier Option
Band Advance Arrangement for Use with Special
Access Service Utilized in the Provision of
WATS or WATS-Type Services
X
X
X
End Office End User Line Service Screening
for Use with Special Access Service Utilized
in the Provision of WATS or WATS-Type Services
X
Hunt Group Arrangement for Use with Special
Access Service Utilized in the Provision of
WATS or WATS-Type Services
X
X
X
Uniform Call Distribution Arrangement for Use
with Special Access Service Utilized in the
Provision of WATS or WATS-Type Services
X
X
X
Nonhunting Number Associated with Hunt Group
Arrangement or Uniform Call Distribution
Arrangement for Use with Special Access
Service Utilized in the Provision of WATS
or WATS-Type Services
X
X
X
Digital Switched 56 Service
X
Multifrequency Address Signaling
X
Signaling System 7 (SS7) Signaling
X
Calling Party Number (CPN)
X
Carrier Selection Parameter (CSP)
Charge Number Parameter (CNP)
X
optional
Groups
D
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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6.10.1
Common Switching Nonchargeable Optional Features (Cont'd)
(A)
Call Denial on Line or Hunt Group
This option allows for the screening of terminating Feature Group
A calls. There are two screening arrangements available with this
option as follows: 1) limiting terminating calls for completion
to only 411 or 555-1212 whichever is available, 611, 911,
800/888/877 and a Telephone Company specified set of NXXs within
the Telephone Company local exchange calling area of the dial tone
office in which the arrangement is provided, or, 2) limiting
terminating calls to completion to only the NXXs associated with
all end offices in the LATA, i.e., the call cannot be further
switched or routed out of the LATA nor will calls be completed to
411 or 555-1212 whichever is available, 611, 911, or 800/888/877.
All other
Arrangement 2 is provided where available.
This feature is
available with Feature Group A.
(B)
Service Code Denial on Line or Hunt Group
This option allows for the screening of terminating calls within
the LATA, and for disallowing completion of calls to 0-, 555 and
N11 (e.g., 411, 611, and 911).
This feature is provided where
available in all Telephone Company end offices. It is available
with Feature Group A.
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6.10.1
Common Switching Nonchargeable Optional Features (Cont'd)
(C)
Hunt Group Arrangement
This option provides the ability to sequentially access one of two
or more line side connections in the originating direction, when
the access code of the line group is dialed.
This feature is
provided in all Telephone Company end offices.
It is available
with Feature Group A. All Feature Group A access services in the
same hunt group must provide off-hook supervisory signaling from
the same point in time in the call sequence i.e., all off-hook
supervisory signals must either be provided by the customer's
equipment before the called party answers or all must be forwarded
by the customer's equipment when the called party answers.
(D)
Uniform Call Distribution Arrangement
This option provides a type of multiline hunting arrangement which
provides for an even distribution of calls among the available
lines in a hunt group. Where available, this feature is provided
in Telephone Company electronic end offices only. It is available
with Feature Group A.
(E)
Nonhunting Number for Use
Distribution Arrangement
with
Hunt
Group
or
Uniform
Call
This option provides an access to an individual line within a
multiline hunt or uniform call distribution group.
When the
nonhunting number is dialed, access is provided when it is idle,
or busy tone is provided when it is busy. Where available, this
feature is provided in Telephone Company electronic end offices
only. It is available with Feature Group A.
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6.10.1
Common Switching Nonchargeable Optional Features (Cont'd)
(F)
Automatic Number Identification (ANI)
(1)
(2)
This option provides the automatic transmission of a seven
digit or ten digit number and information digits to the
customer designated premises for calls originating in the
LATA, to identify the calling station. The ANI feature is
an end office software function which is associated on a
call-by-call basis with:
(a)
all individual transmission paths in a trunk group
routed directly between an end office and a customer
designated premises or, where technically feasible,
with
(b)
all individual transmission paths in a trunk group
between an end office and an access tandem, and a
trunk group between an access tandem and a customer
designated premises.
The seven digit ANI telephone number is generally available
with Feature Groups B and C.
With these Feature Groups,
technical limitations may exist in Telephone Company
switching facilities which require ANI to be provided only
on a directly trunked basis. ANI will be transmitted on all
calls except those originating from multiparty lines, pay
telephones using Feature Group B, or when an ANI failure has
occurred.
Seven digit ANI is not available with SS7
Signaling.
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6.10.1
Common Switching Nonchargeable Optional Features (Cont'd)
(F)
Automatic Number Identification (ANI) (Cont'd)
(3)
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 multiparty line or ANI failure, in which case
only the NPA will be transmitted (in addition to the
information digit described below).
Ten digit ANI is
provided with multifrequency address signaling or SS7
signaling.
(4)
With Feature Group C, at the option of the customer, ANI may
be ordered from end offices where Telephone Company
recording
for
end
user
billing
is
not
provided.
Additionally, ANI is provided from end offices where message
detail recording is not required by the Telephone Company;
as with 800/888/877 service. ANI is not provided from end
offices where the Telephone Company forwards ANI to its
recording equipment.
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6.10.1
Common Switching Nonchargeable Optional Features (Cont'd)
(F)
Automatic Number Identification (ANI) (Cont'd)
(5)
Where complete ANI detail cannot be provided, e.g., on calls
from 4 and 8 party services, information digits will be
provided to the customer.
The information digits identify:
(a)
telephone number is the station billing number - no
special treatment required,
(b)
multiparty line - telephone number is a 4- or 8-party
line and cannot be identified - number must be
obtained via an operator or in some other manner,
(c)
ANI failure has occurred in the end office switch
which prevents identification of calling telephone
number - must be obtained by operator or in some other
manner,
(d)
hotel/motel originated call which requires room number
identification,
(e)
coinless station, hospital, inmate, etc. call which
requires
special
screening
or
handling
by
the
customer, and
(f)
call is an Automatic Identified Outward Dialed (AIOD)
call from customer premises equipment.
The AIOD ANI
telephone number is the listed telephone number of the
customer and is not the telephone number of the
calling party.
These ANI information digits are generally available with
Feature Groups B, C, and D.
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6.10.1
Common Switching Nonchargeable Optional Features (Cont'd)
(F)
Automatic Number Identification (ANI) (Cont'd)
(6)
Additional ANI information digits are available with Feature
Group D also. They include:
(a)
InterLATA restricted - telephone number is identified
line
(b)
InterLATA restricted - hotel/motel line
(c)
InterLATA restricted
etc., line
-
coinless,
hospital,
inmate,
These information digits will be transmitted as agreed to by
the customer and the Telephone Company.
(7)
Restrictions on Use and Sale of ANI
(a)
Access customers of this tariff may use ANI in the
following manner:
(i)
For billing and collection information, for
routing,
screening,
and
completing
the
originating subscriber’s call or transaction,
or for services directly related to the
originating telephone subscriber’s call or
transaction.
The customer may use ANI to offer a product or
service that is directly related to the
products or services previously acquired from
the customer by the originating subscriber.
(b)
Access customers of this tariff may not use ANI in
the following manner:
(i)
Reusing or selling the telephone number or
billing information without first notifying
the originating telephone subscriber for such
reuse or sale.
(ii)
Disclosing
(except
as
permitted
in
(a),
preceding), any information derived from the
ANI for any purpose other than 1) performing
the services or transactions that are the
subject of the originating subscriber’s call,
2) ensuring network performance security and
the
effectiveness
of
call
delivery,
3)
compiling, using, and disclosing aggregate
information, and 4) complying with applicable
law or legal process.
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6.10.1
Common Switching Nonchargeable Optional Features (Cont'd)
(G)
Up to 7 Digit Outpulsing of Access Digits to Customer
This option provides for the end office capability of providing up
to 7 digits of the uniform access code (950-XXXX) to the customer
designated premises. The customer can request that only some of
the digits in the access code be forwarded.
The access code
digits would be provided to the customer designated premises using
multifrequency signaling, and transmission of the digits would
precede the forwarding of ANI if that feature were provided. It is
available with Feature Group B.
(H)
Delay Dial Start-Pulsing Signaling
Where available, this option provides a method of indicating to
the near end trunk circuit readiness to accept address signaling
information by the far end trunk circuit.
Delay dial is often
referred to as an off-hook, on-hook signaling sequence. The delay
dial signal is the off-hook interval and the start-pulsing signal
is the on-hook interval. With integrity check, the calling office
will not outpulse until a delay dial (off-hook) signal followed by
a start-pulsing (on-hook) signal has been identified at the
calling office. This option is available with Feature Group C.
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6.10.1
Common Switching Nonchargeable Optional Features (Cont'd)
(I)
Immediate Dial Pulse Address Signaling
Where available, this option provides for the forwarding of dial
pulses from the Telephone Company end office to the customer
without the need of a start-pulsing signal from the customer. It
is available with Feature Group C.
(J)
Dial Pulse Address Signaling
Where available, this trunk side option provides for the
transmission of number information, e.g., called number, between
the end office switching system and the customer designated
premises (in either direction) by means of direct current pulses.
It is available with Feature Group C.
(K)
Service Class Routing
This option provides the capability of directing originating
traffic from an end office to a trunk group to a customer
designated premises, based on the line class of service (e.g.,
coin, multiparty or hotel/motel), service prefix indicator (e.g.,
0-, 0+, 01+ or 011+) or service access code (e.g., 900). It is
provided in suitably equipped end office or access tandem
switches. It is available with Feature Groups C and D.
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6.10.1
Common Switching Nonchargeable Optional Features (Cont'd)
(L)
Alternate Traffic Routing
When the customer orders both Direct Trunked Transport and Tandem
Switched Transport at the same end office, this option provides
the capability of directing originating traffic from an end office
(or appropriately equipped access tandem) to a trunk group (the
"high usage" group) to a customer designated premises until that
group is fully loaded, and then delivering additional originating
traffic (the "overflowing" traffic) from the same end office or
access tandem to a different trunk group (the "final" group) to a
second customer designated premises. The customer shall specify
the last trunk CCS desired for the high usage group.
It is
provided in suitably equipped end office or access tandem
switches. It is available with Feature Groups B, C and D.
(M)
Trunk Access Limitation
This option provides for the routing of originating 900 service
calls to a specified number of transmission paths in a trunk
group, in order to limit (choke) the completion of such traffic to
the customer. Calls to the designated service which could not be
completed over the subset of transmission paths in the trunk
group, i.e., the choked calls, would be routed to reorder tone.
It is provided in all Telephone Company electronic end offices and
where available in electromechanical end offices. It is available
with Feature Groups C and D.
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6.10.1
Common Switching Nonchargeable Optional Features (Cont'd)
(N)
Call Gapping Arrangement
This option, provided in suitably equipped end office switches,
provides for the routing of originating calls to 900 service to be
switched in the end office to all transmission paths in a trunk
group at a prescribed rate of flow, e.g., one call every five
seconds, in order to limit (choke) the completion of such traffic
to the customer. Calls to the designated service which are denied
access by this feature, i.e., the choked calls, would be routed to
a no-circuit announcement.
It is provided in selected Feature
Group D equipped end offices and is available only with Feature
Group D.
(O)
International Carrier Option
This option allows for Feature Group D end offices or access
tandem switches equipped for International Direct Distance Dialing
to be arranged to forward the international calls of one or more
international carriers to the customer (i.e., the Telephone
Company is able to route originating international calls to a
customer other than the one designated by the end user either
through presubscription or 101XXXX dialing). This arrangement
(C)
requires provision of written verification to the Telephone
Company that the customer is authorized to forward such calls.
The written verification must be in the form of a letter of agency
authorizing the customer to order the option on behalf of the
international carrier. This option is only provided at Telephone
Company end offices or access tandems equipped for International
Direct Distance Dialing, and is available with Feature Group D.
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6.10.1
Common Switching Nonchargeable Optional Features (Cont'd)
(P)
Band Advance Arrangement for Use with Special Access
Utilized in the Provision of WATS or WATS-Type Services
Service
This option, which is provided in association with two or more
Special Access Service groups, provides for the automatic overflow
of terminating calls to a second Special Access Service group,
when the first group has exceeded its call capacity. This option
is available with Feature Groups A, B, C and D.
(Q)
End Office End User Line Service Screening for Use with Special
Access Service Utilized in the Provision of WATS or WATS-Type
Services
This option provides the ability to verify that an end user has
dialed a called party address (by screening the called NPA and/or
NXX on the basis of geographical bands selected by the Telephone
Company) which is in accordance with that end user's service
agreement with the customer, e.g., WATS. This option is provided
in all Telephone Company electronic end offices and, where
available, in electromechanical end offices which are designated
as WATS Serving Offices.
It is available with Feature Groups C
and D.
(R)
Hunt Group Arrangement for Use with Special Access
Utilized in the Provision of WATS or WATS-Type Services
Service
This option provides the ability to sequentially access one of two
or more Special Access Services utilized in the provision of WATS
services (e.g., 800/888/877 Service Special access services) in
the terminating direction, when the hunting number of the Special
Access Service group is forwarded from the customer to the
Telephone Company.
This feature is provided in all Telephone
Company designated WATS Access Serving Offices. It is available
with Feature Groups A, B, C and D.
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6.10.1
Common Switching Nonchargeable Optional Features (Cont'd)
(S)
Uniform Call Distribution Arrangement for Use with Special Access
Service Utilized in the Provision of WATS or WATS-Type Services
This option provides a type of multiline hunting arrangement which
provides for an even distribution of terminating calls among the
available Special Access Lines utilized in the provision of WATS
or WATS-Type Services in the hunt group.
Where available, this
feature is only provided in Telephone Company designated WATS
Serving Offices. It is available with Feature Groups A, B, C and
D.
(T)
Nonhunting Number Associated with Hunt Group Arrangement or
Uniform Call Distribution Arrangement for Use with Special Access
Service Utilized in the Provision of WATS or WATS-Type Services
This option provides an arrangement for an individual Special
Access Service utilized in the provision of WATS or WATS-Type
Services within a multiline hunt or uniform call distribution
group that provides access to that Special Access Service within
the hunt or uniform call distribution group when it is idle or
provides busy tone when it is busy, when the nonhunting number is
dialed, without hunting to the next idle number. Where available,
this feature is only provided in Telephone Company designated WATS
Serving Offices. It is available with Feature Groups A, B, C and
D.
(U)
Digital Switched 56 Service
This option provides for a connection between a customer's premise
and a suitably equipped end user's premise which uses end office
switching and facilities capable of transmitting digital data up
to 56 kilobits per second.
Digital Switched 56 Service is only
available in appropriately provisioned Feature Group C and Feature
Group D offices as set forth in National Exchange Carrier
Association, Inc. Tariff F.C.C. No. 4.
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6.10.1
Common Switching Nonchargeable Optional Features (Cont'd)
(V)
Multifrequency Address Signaling
Multifrequency Address Signaling is available as an optional
feature with FGC and FGD.
This feature provides for the
transmission of number information and control signals (e.g.,
number address signals, automatic number identification) between
the end office switch and the customer's premises (in either
direction).
Multifrequency signaling arrangements make use of
pairs of frequencies out of a group of six frequencies. Specific
information transmitted is dependent upon feature group and call
type (i.e., POTS, coin or operator).
This feature is not
available in combination with SS7 signaling.
(W)
Signaling System 7 (SS7) Signaling
This feature provides common channel out of band transmission of
address and supervisory SS7 protocol signaling information between
the end office switch or the tandem office switching system and
the customer's designated premises. The signaling information is
transmitted over facilities provided with the Common Channel
Signaling/Signaling System 7 Network Connection Service (CCSNC) as
specified in 6.1.3(A) preceding. This feature is available with
FGC and FGD and will be provided in accordance with the SS7
Interconnect specifications described in Technical Reference TRTSV-000905.
(X)
Calling Party Number (CPN)
This feature provides for the automatic transmission of the ten
digit telephone number, associated with a calling station, to the
customer's premises for calls originating in the LATA.
The ten
digit telephone number consists of the NPA plus the seven digit
telephone number, which may or may not be the same number as the
calling station's charge number. The ten digit telephone number
will be coded as presented, or restricted via a "privacy
indicator" for delivery to the called end user. This feature is
provided with originating FGC and FGD with SS7 signaling. CPN is
available where technically feasible.
CPN is available only to those ICs which agree to recognize and
deliver to the terminating local exchange company all parameters
of the SS7 message including the privacy indicator. The privacy
indicator must be delivered unaltered such that it can be
recognized and utilized for blocking purposes at the terminating
end office. In cases in which more than one IC is involved in the
delivery of the call to the terminating end office, the CPN
subscriber at the originating end office is responsible for
delivery of the privacy indicator by the other ICs involved in the
completion of that call to the terminating end office.
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6.10 Chargeable and Nonchargeable Optional Features (Cont'd)
6.10.1
Common Switching Nonchargeable Optional Features (Cont'd)
(X)
Calling Party Number (CPN) (Cont’d)
(1)
Restrictions on Use and Sale of CPN
(a)
Access customers of this tariff may use CPN in the
following manner:
(i)
For billing and collection information, for
routing,
screening,
and
completing
the
originating subscriber’s call or transaction,
or for services directly related to the
originating telephone subscriber’s call or
transaction.
The customer may use CPN to offer a product or
service that is directly related to the
products or services previously acquired by
the originating subscriber.
(b)
Access customers of this tariff may not use CPN in
the following manner:
(i)
Reusing or selling the telephone number or
billing information without first notifying
the
originating
telephone subscriber and
obtaining the affirmative consent of such
subscriber or such reuse or sale.
(ii)
Disclosing (except as permitted in (a),
preceding) any information derived from the
CPN for any purpose other than 1) performing
the services or transactions that are the
subject call, 2) ensuring network performance
security
and
the
effectiveness
of
call
delivery, 3) compiling with applicable law or
legal process
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6.10 Chargeable and Nonchargeable Optional Features (Cont'd)
6.10.1
Common Switching Nonchargeable Optional Features (Cont'd)
(Y)
Carrier Selection Parameter (CSP)
This feature provides for the automatic transmission of a
signaling indicator which signifies to the customer whether or not
the call being processed originated from a presubscribed line. If
the line was presubscribed, the indicator will signify if the end
user did or did not dial 101XXXX. This feature is provided with
originating FGD with SS7 signaling.
(Z)
Charge Number Parameter (CNP)
The CN Parameter is equivalent to the existing ten digit Automatic
Number Identification (ANI) available with FGC where technically
feasible and FGD with MF signaling. The CN Parameter provides for
the automatic transmission of the ten digit billing number of the
calling station and the originating line information.
This
feature is provided with originating FGC and
FGD with SS7 signaling.
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6.10 Chargeable and Nonchargeable Optional Features (Cont'd)
6.10.1
Common Switching Nonchargeable Optional Features (Cont'd)
(Z)
Charge Number Parameter (CNP) (Cont’d)
(1)
Restrictions on Use and Sale of CNP
(a)
access customers of this tariff may use CNP in the
following manner:
(i)
For billing and collection information, for
routing,
screening
and
completing
the
originating subscriber’s call or transaction,
or for services directly related to the
originating telephone subscriber’s call or
transaction.
The customer may use CNP to offer a product or
service that is directly related to the
products or services previously acquired from
the customer by the originating subscriber.
(b)
Access customers of this tariff may not use CNP in
the following manner:
(i)
Reusing or selling the telephone number or
billing information without first notifying
the
originating
telephone subscriber and
obtaining the affirmative consent of such
subscriber for such reuse or sale.
(ii)
Disclosing, except as permitted in (a),
preceding, any information derived from the
CNP for any purpose other than 1) performing
the services or transactions that are the
subject of the originating subscriber’s call,
2) ensuring network performance security and
the
effectiveness
of
call
delivery,
3)
compiling, using, and disclosing aggregate
information, and 4) complying with applicable
law or legal process.
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6.10 Chargeable and Nonchargeable Optional Features (Cont'd)
6.10.2
Transport Termination Nonchargeable Optional Features
(A)
Rotary Dial Station Signaling
This option provides for the transmission of called party address
signaling from rotary dial stations to the customer designated
premises for originating calls.
This option is provided in the
form of a specific type of Transport Termination. It is available
with Feature Group B, only on a directly trunked basis.
(B)
Operator Trunk - Coin, Non-Coin, or Combined Coin and Non-Coin
This option may be ordered to provide coin, non-coin, or combined
coin and non-coin operation.
It is available only with Feature
Group C and is provided in electronic end offices and other
Telephone Company end offices where equipment is available. It is
provided as a trunk type of Transport Termination.
Coin, Non-Coin
This arrangement provides for initial coin return control, except
in the case of non-coin, and routing of 0+, 0-, 1+, 01+ or 011+
prefixed originating coin and non-coin calls requiring operator
assistance to the customer designated premises. Because operator
assisted coin calling traffic is routed over a trunk group
dedicated to operator assisted calls, this arrangement is only
provided in association with the Service Class Routing option.
This arrangement is normally ordered by the customer in
conjunction with the ANI optional feature, since the preponderance
of trunk groups equipped with this arrangement will be terminated
in the customer's automated operator services systems, rather than
in the customer's manual cord boards.
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6.10 Chargeable and Nonchargeable Optional Features (Cont'd)
6.10.2
Transport Termination Nonchargeable Optional Features (Cont'd)
(B)
Operator Trunk - Coin, Non-Coin, or Combined Coin and Non-Coin
(Cont'd)
Combined Coin and Non-Coin
When so equipped, the ANI optional feature provides for the
forwarding of information digits which identify that the call has
originated from a hotel or motel, and whether room number
identification is required, or that special screening is required,
e.g., for coinless, dormitory or inmate stations, or other
(C)
arrangements agreed to between the customer and the Telephone
Company.
(C)
Operator Trunk - Full Feature
This option provides the initial coin return control function to
the customer's operator. It is available with Feature Group D and
is provided as a trunk type for Transport Termination.
This
feature is not available with SS7 signaling.
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6.10 Chargeable and Nonchargeable Optional Features (Cont'd)
6.10.3
Chargeable Optional Features
(A)
Interim NXX Translation
This service is an originating offering utilizing trunk side
Switched Access Service and provides a customer identification
function based on the dialed SAC and NXX code.
For example, when a 1+900+NXX-XXXX call is originated by an end
user,
the
Telephone
Company
will
perform
the
customer
identification function based on the dialed digits to determine
the customer location to which the call is to be routed. If the
call originates from an end office switch not equipped to provide
the customer identification function, the call will be routed to
an office at which the function is available.
Once customer
identification has been established, the call will be routed to
that customer.
Calls originating from an end office switch at
which the customer identification function is performed, but to
which the customer has not ordered Interim NXX Translation, will
be blocked. Calls to a 900 number from coin telephones, 0+, 0-,
101XXXX, Inmate Service, Hotel/Motel Service and calling card
calls will be blocked.
Calls to a 900 number dialed via 1+ from coin telephones, 0-,
101XXXX, Inmate Service, and Hotel/Motel Service will be blocked.
Calls to a 900 number dialed via 0+ will normally be blocked.
Orders received from customers to unblock 0+ calls to a 900 number
will be accommodated where suitably equipped facilities exist.
The manner in which Interim NXX Translation is provided is
dependent on the status of the end office from which the service
is provided (i.e., equipped with equal access capabilities or not
equipped with equal access capabilities).
When Interim NXX
Translation is provided from an end office not equipped with equal
access capabilities, it will be provided in conjunction with FGC
Switched Access Service.
The charge for Interim
17.2.1(C) following.
NXX
Translation
is
as
set
forth
in
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6.10 Chargeable and Nonchargeable Optional Features (Cont'd)
6.10.3
Chargeable Optional Features
(B)
(C)
(Cont’d)
Reserved For Future Use
Common Channel Signaling/Signaling
Service (CCSNC)
System
7
Network
Connection
Common Channel Signaling/Signaling System 7 (CCS/SS7) Network
Connection Service (CCSNC), which is available with Feature Group
C and D, where technically feasible as designated in NATIONAL
EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSOCIATION, INC. TARIFF FCC NO. 4, WIRE CENTER
INFORMATION, provides a signaling path between a customer's
designated Signaling Point of Interface (SPOI) and a Signaling
Transfer Point (STP).
This service provides customers with the
use of a two-way signaling path for accessing information
necessary for the completion of their end user's calls.
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6.10.3
Chargeable Optional Features (Cont’d)
(C)
Common Channel Signaling/Signaling
Service (CCSNC) (Cont'd)
System
7
Network
Connection
CCS/SS7 Network Connection Service is comprised of two parts; a
Signaling Network Access Link (SNAL, consisting of Signaling
Mileage Facility, Signaling Mileage Termination and Signaling
Entrance Facility) and a Signaling Transfer Point (STP) Port. The
SNAL is provided as a dedicated 56 Kpbs out-of-band signaling
connection between the customer's SPOI and the STP Port on the
STP.
The CCS/SS7 Network Connection Service is provisioned by a mated
pair of STPs as described in Technical Reference TR-TSV 000905 in
order to ensure network availability and reliability.
The
Telephone Company shall not be held liable for service outages if
the customer employs technology related to the interconnection of
signaling networks that do not adhere to generally accepted
industry technical standards.
When CCS/SS7 Network Connection service is provisioned for use
with SS7 Signaling, interconnection between signaling networks
must occur at an STP.
(D)
800/888/877 Data Base Access Service
800/888/877 Data Base Access Service is provided with FGC or FGD
switched access service. When a 1+800+NXX-XXXX, a 1+888+NXX+XXXX,
or a 1+877+NXX-XXXX call is originated by an end user, the
Telephone Company will utilize the Signaling System 7 (SS7)
network to query an 800/888/877 data base to perform the
identification function. The call will then be routed to the
identified customer over FGC or FGD switched access.
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6.10.3
Chargeable Optional Features (Cont’d)
(D)
800/888/877 Data Base Access Service (Cont'd)
The manner in which 800/888/877 data base access service is
provided is dependent on the availability of SS7 service at the
end office from which the service is provided as outlined
following:
-
When 800/888/877 data base access service originates at an
end office equipped with Service Switching Point (SSP)
capability for querying centralized data bases or at a nonSSP equipped end office that can accommodate direct trunking
of originating 800/888/877 calls, all such service will be
provisioned from that end office.
-
When 800/888/877 data base access service originates at an
end office not equipped with SSP customer identification
capability, the 800/888/877 call will be delivered to the
access tandem on which the end office is homed for
800/888/877 service and which is equipped with the SSP
feature to query centralized data bases.
Query charges as set forth in 17.2.2 following are in
addition to those charges applicable for the Feature Group C
or Feature Group D switched access service.
(E)
Flexible Automatic Number Identification (Flex ANI)
The Flex ANI feature is an optional switching feature and
enhancement to ANI.
This option is provided per end office on a
Carrier Identification Code (CIC) basis and is available with
Feature Group D service at end offices capable of providing this
feature, as listed in the NATIONAL EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSOCIATION,
INC. TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 4.
Flex ANI is available on inband signaling or in the Originating
Line Information Parameter in the Basic Initial Address Message
(IAM) Delivery optional feature for SS7 signaling.
Flex ANI
provides additional values for the Information Indicator (ii)
digits that are associated with various classes of service not
available with the standard ANI digits. The customer must have ANI
in order to have Flex ANI.
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6.10 Chargeable and Nonchargeable Optional Features (Cont'd)
6.10.3
Chargeable Optional Features (Cont’d)
(F)
Carrier Identification Parameter (CIP)
This feature enables customers to consolidate trunk groups to
provide Equal Access connections for the carrier and its reseller
carriers over one trunk group.
The Carrier Identification
Parameter (CIP) software delivers the Carrier Identification Code
(CIC) in the initial address message (IAM) from an originating
local exchange network on Feature Group D (FGD), SS7-supported
calls.
These calls include CIP for FGD, 700, 900+NXX &
800/888/877
Database
type
calls.
Presubscribed
carrier
information in CIP will be used for normal 1+ presubscribed calls.
This enables the information to be sent in the forward direction
to the transit network indicating the transit network selected by
the originating subscriber.
This feature is offered on a percarrier basis, see Section 17.2.2 for rates.
6.11 Rates
See Section 17.2 for all Switched Access Service rates.
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CONTENTS
Page No.
7.1
General
7.1.1
7.1.2
7.1.3
7.1.4
7.1.5
7.1.6
7.1.7
7.1.8
7.2
7.3
1
Channel Types
Service Descriptions
Service Configurations
Alternate Use
Special Facilities Routing
Design Layout Report
Acceptance Testing
Ordering Options and Conditions
1
4
6
11
11
11
12
12
Rate Regulations
13
7.2.1
7.2.2
7.2.3
7.2.4
7.2.5
7.2.6
7.2.7
13
16
20
21
22
23
Rate Categories
Types of Rates and Charges
Moves
Minimum Periods
Mileage Measurement
Facility Hubs
Mixed Use Analog and Digital High
Capacity Services
26
Surcharge For Special Access Service
28
7.3.1
7.3.2
7.3.3
7.3.4
28
28
29
30
General
Application
Exemption of Special Access Service
Rate Regulations
7.4
Reserved For Future Use
32
7.5
Reserved For Future Use
33
7.6
Voice Grade Service
34
7.6.1
7.6.2
34
7.6.3
Basic Channel Description
Technical Specifications Packages and
Network Channel Interfaces
Optional Features and Functions
34
34
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CONTENTS
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7.7
Program Audio Service
42
7.7.1
7.7.2
42
7.7.3
7.8
7.9
42
42
Video Service
44
7.8.1
7.8.2
44
Basic Channel Description
Technical Specifications Packages and
Network Channel Interfaces
44
Digital Data Service
45
7.9.1
7.9.2
45
7.9.3
7.10
Basic Channel Description
Technical Specifications Packages and
Network Channel Interfaces
Optional Features and Functions
Basic Channel Description
Technical Specifications Packages and
Network Channel Interfaces
Optional Features and Functions
46
47
High Capacity Service
48
7.10.1
7.10.2
48
7.10.3
Basic Channel Description
Technical Specifications Packages and
Network Channel Interfaces
Optional Features and Functions
49
50
7.11
Individual Case Filings
53
7.12
Rates
53
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7.1
General
Special Access Service provides a transmission path to connect customer
designated premises*, directly, through a Telephone Company hub or hubs where
bridging or multiplexing functions are performed.
Special Access Service
includes all exchange access not utilizing Telephone Company end office
switches, except for the closed end of WATS.
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.
7.1.1
Channel Types
There are seven types of channels used to provide Special Access
Services. Each type has its own characteristics. All are subdivided by
one or more of the following:
-
Transmission specifications,
Bandwidth,
Speed (i.e., bit rate),
Spectrum
Customers can order a basic channel and select from a list of available
transmission parameters and channel interfaces that they desire in
order to meet specific communications requirements.
For purposes of ordering channels, each has been identified as a type
of Special Access Service. Each type of Special Access Service is
specifically listed on the following page and identifies the specific
bandwidth and speed being offered. The customer must select the
appropriate service that provides the speed and bandwidth desired.
*
Telephone Company Centrex CO and CO-like switches and packet switches included
in Public Packet Switching Network (PPSN) Service are considered to be a
customer designated premises for purposes of this tariff.
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7.1
General (Cont'd)
7.1.1
Channel Types (Cont'd)
Following is a brief description of each type of channel:
Metallic - a channel for the transmission of low speed varying signals
at rates up to 30 baud. This channel type will be grandfathered for
customers of record as of January 16, 2000. It will not be available to
new customers after January 16, 2000.
Telegraph Grade - a channel for the transmission of binary signals at
rates of 0 to 75 baud or 0 to 150 baud. This channel type will be
grandfathered for customers of record as of January 16, 2000. It will
not be available to new customers after January 16, 2000.
Voice Grade - a channel for the transmission of analog signals within
an approximate bandwidth of 300 to 3000 Hz.
Program Audio - a channel for the transmission of audio signals. The
nominal frequency bandwidths are from 200 to 3500 Hz, from 100 to 5000
Hz, from 50 to 8000 Hz, or from 50 to 15000 Hz.
Video - a channel for the transmission of standard 525 line 60 field
monochrome or National Television Systems Committee color video signal
and one or two associated 5 or 15 kHz audio signals. The bandwidth is
either 30 Hz to 4.5 MHz or 30 Hz to 6.6 MHz.
Digital Data - a channel for the digital transmission of synchronous
serial data at rates of 2.4, 4.8, 9.6, 19.2, 56.0 or 64.0 Kbps.
High Capacity - a channel for the transmission of isochronous serial
digital data at rates of 1.544, 3.152, 6.312, 44.736 or 274.176 Mbps.
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7.1
General (Cont'd)
7.1.1
Channel Types (Cont'd)
Detailed descriptions of each of the channel types are provided in 7.4
through 7.10 following.
The customer also has the option of ordering Voice Grade and High
Capacity facilities (i.e., 1.544 Mbps, 3.152 Mbps, 6.312 Mbps, 44.736
Mbps and 274.176 Mbps) to Telephone Company hubs for multiplexing to
individual channels of a lower capacity or bandwidth. Descriptions of
the types of multiplexing available at the hubs, as well as the number
of individual channels which may be derived from each type of facility,
are set forth in 7.6 and 7.10 following. Additionally, the customer may
specify optional features for the individual channels derived from the
facility to further tailor the channel to meet specific communications
requirements. Descriptions of the optional features and functions
available are set forth in 7.2.1 following.
For example, a customer may order a 3.152 Mbps High Capacity channel
from a customer designated premises to a Telephone Company hub for
multiplexing to two 1.544 Mbps channels. The 1.544 Mbps channels may
be further multiplexed at the same or a different hub to Voice Grade
channels or may be extended to other customer designated premises or
hubs. Optional features may be added to either the 1.544 Mbps or the
Voice Grade channels.
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7.1
General (Cont'd)
7.1.2 Service Descriptions
For the purposes of ordering, there are seven categories of Special
Access Service. These are:
Service Designator Codes
Metallic
Telegraph Grade
Voice
Program Audio
Video
Digital Data
High Capacity
MT
TG
VG
AP
TV
DA
HC
Each service consists of a basic channel to which a technical
specifications package (customized or predefined), channel interface(s)
and, when desired, optional features and functions are added to
construct
the
service
desired
by
the
customer.
Technical
specifications packages are described in Section 15. following,
optional features and functions are described in this section. Channel
interfaces are described in 15.2 following.
Customized technical specifications packages will be provided where
technically feasible.
If the Telephone Company determines that the
requested parameter specifications are not compatible, the customer
will be advised and given the opportunity to change the order.
When a customized channel is ordered the customer will be notified
whether Additional Engineering Charges apply.
In such cases, the
customer will be advised and given the opportunity to change the order.
The channel descriptions provided in 7.4 through 7.10 following,
specify the characteristics of the basic channel and indicate whether
the channel is provided between customer designated premises, between a
customer designated premises and a Telephone Company hub where bridging
or multiplexing functions are performed, between hubs, or between a
customer designated premises and a WATS Serving Office.
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7.1
General (Cont'd)
7.1.2
Service Descriptions (Cont'd)
(A)
Information pertaining to the technical specifications packages
indicates the transmission parameters that are available with
each package.
This information is displayed in matrices set
forth in 15.2 following.
(B)
Channel interfaces at each Point of Termination on a two- point
service may be symmetrical or asymmetrical.
On a multipoint
service they may also be symmetrical or asymmetrical, but
communications can only be provided between compatible channel
interfaces.
Only certain channel inter- faces are compatible.
These are set forth in 15.2. following, in a combination format.
(C)
Only certain channel interface combinations are available with
the predefined technical specifications packages.
These are
delineated in the Technical References set forth in (F)
following. When a customized channel is requested, all channel
interface combinations available with the specified type of
service are available with the customized channel.
(D)
The optional features and functions available with each type of
Special Access Service are described in this section.
The
optional features and functions information also indicates with
which technical specifications packages they are available.
Such information is displayed in matrices set forth in 15.2
following with the optional feature or function listed down the
left side and the technical specifications package listed across
the top.
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7.1
General (Cont'd)
7.1.2
Service Descriptions (Cont'd)
(E)
The Telephone Company will maintain services installed prior to
April 1, 1985, at their existing transmission specifications,
provided such performance specifications do not exceed the
standards listed in this provision. Those services exceeding the
standards listed will be maintained at the performance levels
specified in this tariff.
(F)
All services installed after April 1, 1985 will conform to the
transmission specification standards contained in this tariff or
in the following Technical References for each category of
service:
Metallic
Telegraph Grade
Voice Grade
Program Audio
and associated Addendum
Video
Digital Data
For 2.4, 4.8, 9.6 & 56.0 Kpbs
For 19.2 Kpbs
For 64.0 Kpbs
High Capacity
7.1.3
TR-NPL-000336
TR-NPL-000336
TR-TSY-000335
PUB 41004, Table 4
TR-NPL-000337
TR-NPL-000338
TR-NWT-000341
BellCore Pub 62310
(MDP-326-726)
INC Bulletin CB-INC-100
AT&T PUB 62310
TR-INS-000342
TR-NPL-000054
PUB 62411
Service Configurations
There are two types of service configurations over which Special Access
Services are provided: two-point service and multipoint service.
(A)
Two-Point Service
A two-point service connects two customer designated premises,
either on a directly connected basis or through a hub where
multiplexing functions are performed, or a customer designated
premises and a WATS Serving Office (WSO).
Applicable rate elements are:
Channel Terminations
Channel Mileage (as applicable)
Optional Features and Functions (when applicable)
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General (Cont'd)
7.1.3
Service Configurations (Cont'd)
(A)
Two-Point Service (Cont'd)
A Special Access Surcharge,
applicable.
as set forth in 7.3 following may be
The following diagram depicts a two-point Voice Grade service
connecting two Customer Designated Premises (CDP). The service is
provided with C-Type conditioning.
Customer
Designated
Premises
Customer
Serving
Wire
Center
Customer
Serving
Wire
Center
Customer
Designated
Premises
CDP
C-SWC
C-SWC
CDP
Channel
Termination
-Channel
Mileage
Terminations (x)
-Channel
Mileage Facility
Channel
Termination
Optional Features and Functions
C-Type Conditioning
Applicable rate elements are:
-
Channel Terminations (applicable one (1) per CDP)
Channel Mileage
. 2 Channel Mileage Terminations plus
. 1 section, Channel Mileage Facility per mile
C-Type Conditioning Optional Feature
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7.1
General (Cont'd)
7.1.3
Service Configurations (Cont'd)
(A)
Two-Point Service (Cont'd)
The following diagram depicts a two-point Voice Grade service
connecting a customer designated premises to a WATS serving
office.
Customer
WATS
Customer
Customer
Serving
Serving
Serving
Customer
Designated
Wire
Office
Wire
Designated
Premises
Center
Center
Premises
CDP
CDP
C-SWC
-CT
WSO
-CMT(X)
-CMF
C-SWC
-LTT
-EO
-LTF
Special Access
CT -
Channel Termination
Point of
Termination
Switched Access
LTT - Local Transport Termination
CMT - Channel Mileage Termination
EO - End Office elements
CMF - Channel Mileage Facility
LTF - Local Transport Facility
Applicable rate elements for Special Access are:
-
*
(POT)
Channel Termination
Channel Mileage
. 2 Channel Mileage Terminations plus
. 1 section, Channel Mileage Facility per mile
Special Access Surcharge*
May not apply if exemption certificate is provided.
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7.1
General (Cont'd)
7.1.3
Service Configurations (Cont'd)
(B)
Multipoint Service
Multipoint service connects three or more customer designated
premises through one or more Telephone Company hubs. Only certain
types of Special Access Service are provided as multipoint
service.
These are so designated in the descriptions for the
appropriate channel.
The channel between hubs (i.e., bridging locations) on a
multipoint service is a mid-link. There is no limitation on the
number of mid-links available with a multipoint service. However,
when more than three mid-links in tandem are provided the quality
of the overall service may be degraded.
Multipoint service utilizing a customized technical specifications
package, as set forth in 7.1.2 preceding and 15.2 following, will
be provided when technically possible. If the Telephone Company
determines that the requested characteristics for a multipoint
service are not compatible, the customer will be advised and
given the opportunity to change the order.
When ordering, the customer will specify the desired bridging
hub(s). NATIONAL EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSOCIATION TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 4
identifies serving wire centers, hub locations and the type of
bridging functions available.
Applicable Rate Elements are:
Channel Terminations (one per customer designated premises)
Channel Mileage (as applicable between the serving wire
center for each customer designated premises and the hub
and between hubs).
Bridging
Additional
Optional
Features
and
Functions
(when
applicable).
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7.1
General (Cont'd)
7.1.3
Service Configurations (Cont'd)
(B)
Multipoint Service (Cont'd)
The Special Access Surcharge, as set forth in 7.3 following may be
applicable.
Example:
Voice Grade multipoint service connecting four
customer designated premises (CDP) via two customer
specified bridging hubs.
Customer
Serving
Wire
Center
Customer
Designated
Premises
CDP
A
Hub
Serving
Wire
Center
SWC
Customer
Serving
Wire
Center
SWC
X
X
X
Customer
Designated
Premises
SWC
X
CDP
D
X
X
CT
CT
CMT(X)
CMT(X)
CT
X
CMF
CMF
X
CT
CDP
B
SWC
SWC
CDP
C
Customer
Designated
Premises
Customer
Serving
Wire
Center
Customer
Serving
Wire
Center
Customer
Designated
Premises
Applicable rate elements are:
-
-
Channel Terminations (4 applicable)
Channel Mileage
o 2 Channel Mileage Terminations per Channel
Mileage Facility section for a total of 8,
plus
o 4 sections, Channel Mileage Facility per mile
Bridging Optional Feature (6 applicable, i.e.,
each bridge port)
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7.1.4
Alternate Use
Alternate Use occurs when a service is arranged by the Telephone
Company so that the customer can select different types of transmission
at different times.
A customer may use a service in any private
beneficial manner. However, where technical or engineering changes are
required to effectuate an alternate use, the Telephone Company will
make such special arrangements available on an individual case basis.
The arrangement required to transfer the service from one operation to
the other (i.e., the transfer relay and control leads) will be rated
and provided on an individual case basis and filed in Section 12.
following, Specialized Service or Arrangements. The customer will pay
the stated tariff rates for the Access Service rate elements for the
service ordered [i.e., Channel Terminations, Channel Mileage (as
applicable) and Optional Features and Functions (if any)].
7.1.5
Special Facilities Routing
A customer may request that the facilities used to provide Special
Access Service may be specially routed.
The regulations, rates and
charges for Special Facilities Routing (i.e., Avoidance, Diversity and
Cable-Only) are set forth in Section 11. following.
7.1.6
Design Layout Report
At the request of the customer, the Telephone Company will provide to
the customer the make-up of the facilities and services provided under
this tariff as Special Access Service to aid the customer in designing
its overall service. This information will be provided in the form of
a Design Layout Report. The Design Layout Report will be provided to
the customer at no charge, and will be reissued or updated whenever
these facilities are materially changed.
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7.1.7
Acceptance Testing
At no additional charge, the Telephone Company will, at the customer's
request, cooperatively test the following at the time of installation:
(A)
For Voice Grade analog services, acceptance test will include
tests for loss, 3-tone slope, DC continuity, operational
signaling, C-notched noise, and C-message noise when these
parameters are applicable and specified in the order of service.
Additionally, for Voice Grade services, a balance (improved loss)
test will be made if the customer has ordered the improved loss
optional feature.
(B)
For other analog services (i.e., Metallic, Telegraph, Program
Audio, and Video) and for digital services (i.e., Digital Data
and High Capacity), acceptance tests will include tests applicable
to the service as specified by the customer in the order for
service.
In addition to the above tests, Additional Cooperative Acceptance
Testing for Voice Grade service to test other parameters, as described
in 13.3.1(B) following, is available at the customer's request.
All
test results will be made available to the customer upon request.
7.1.8
Ordering Options and Conditions
Special Access Service is ordered under the Access Order provisions set
forth in Section 5. preceding. Also included in that section are other
charges which may be associated with ordering Special Access Service
(e.g., Service Date Change Charges, Cancellation Charges, etc.).
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7.2
Rate Regulations
This section contains the specific regulations governing the rates and
that apply for Special Access.
charges
7.2.1 Rate Categories
There are three basic rate categories which apply to Special Access
Service:
Channel Terminations (described in 7.2.1(A) following)
Channel Mileage (described in 7.2.1(B) following)
Optional
Features
and
Functions
(described
in
7.2.1(C)
following).
(A)
Channel Terminations:
The Channel Termination rate category recovers the costs
associated with the communications path between a customer
designated premises and the serving wire center of that premises.
Included as part of the Channel Termination is a standard channel
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, if any.
The signaling capability is
provided as an optional feature as set forth in (C) following.
One Channel Termination charge applies per customer designated
premises at which the channel is terminated.
This charge will
apply even if the customer designated premises and the serving
wire center are collocated in a Telephone Company building.
For DS3 High Capacity Service, the Channel Termination rates are
made up of the DS3 Capacity Interface rate and the DS3 Channel
Installed rate. The Capacity Interface rate is dependent upon the
capacity ordered (i.e., Capacity Interface of 1, 3, 6 or 12) and
is applicable at each customer designated premises (e.g., a
capacity of 3 can terminate 1, 2, or 3 DS3 services).
One DS3
Channel Installed rate applies per customer designated premises at
which the channel is terminated for each DS3 channel that is
ordered. These charges will apply even if the customer designated
premises and the serving wire center are collocated in a Telephone
Company building.
*
The Channel Termination, Channel Mileage Termination and Channel Mileage Facility
Special Access rate elements should not be applied to intrastate WATS and 800/888
dedicated services.
The billing of these dedicated services (WATS and 800/888)
should be in accordance with the rates of the Southwestern Bell WATS tariff. Also,
the Special Access Surcharge should not be applied to the intrastate WATS and
800/888 services.
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7.2
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
7.2.1
Rate Categories (Cont'd)
(B)
Channel Mileage
The Channel Mileage rate category recovers the costs associated
with the end office equipment and the transmission facilities
between the serving wire centers associated with two customer
designated premises, between a serving wire center associated with
a customer designated premises and a Telephone Company hub or
between two Telephone Company hubs.
Channel Mileage rates are
made up of the Channel Mileage Facility rate and the Channel
Mileage Termination rate.
(1)
Channel Mileage Facility
The Channel Mileage Facility rate recovers the per mile
cost for the transmission path which extends between the
Telephone Company serving wire centers and/or hub(s).
(2)
Channel Mileage Termination
The Channel Mileage Termination rate recovers the cost for
end office equipment associated with terminating the
facility (i.e., basic circuit equipment and terminations at
serving wire centers and hubs).
The Channel Mileage
Termination rate will apply at the serving wire center(s)
for each customer designated premises and Telephone Company
hub where the channel is terminated.
If the Channel
Mileage is between Telephone Company bridging hubs, the
Channel Mileage Termination rate will apply per Telephone
Company designated hub. If the Channel Mileage is between
the serving wire center for a customer designated premises
and a WATS Serving Office, the Channel Mileage Termination
rate will apply at both the serving wire center associated
with the customer designated premises and the WATS Serving
Office.
When the Channel Mileage Facility is zero (i.e.,
collocated serving wire centers), neither the Channel
Mileage Facility rate nor the Channel Mileage Termination
rate will apply.
*
The Channel Termination, Channel Mileage Termination and Channel Mileage Facility
Special Access rate elements should not be applied to intrastate WATS and 800/888
dedicated services.
The billing of these dedicated services (WATS and 800/888)
should be in accordance with the rates of the Southwestern Bell WATS tariff. Also,
the Special Access Surcharge should not be applied to the intrastate WATS and
800/888 services.
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7.2
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
7.2.1.
Rate Categories (Cont'd)
(C)
Optional Features and Functions
The Optional Features and Functions rate category recovers the
costs associated with optional features and functions which may be
added to a Special Access Service to improve its quality or
utility to meet specific communications requirements. These are
not necessarily identifiable with specific equipment, but rather
represent the end result in terms of performance characteristics
which may be obtained. These characteristics may be obtained by
using various combinations of equipment. Although the equipment
necessary to perform a specified function may be installed at
various locations along the path of the service, they will be
charged for as a single rate element.
Examples of Optional Features and Functions that are available
include, but are not limited to, the following:
-
Signaling Capability
Hubbing Functions
Conditioning
Transfer Arrangements
Descriptions for each of the available Optional Features
Functions are set forth in 7.4 through 7.10 following.
and
A hub is a Telephone Company designated serving wire center at
which bridging or multiplexing functions are performed.
The
bridging functions performed are to connect three or more customer
designated premises in a multipoint arrangement. The multiplexing
functions are to channelize analog or digital facilities to
individual services requiring a lower capacity or bandwidth.
NATIONAL EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSOCIATION, INC. TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 4
identifies serving wire centers, Hub locations, hub level, (i.e.,
Hub, Terminus Hub, Intermediate Hub, or Super-Intermediate Hub)
and the type of bridging or multiplexing functions available.
Additionally,
subtending
wire
centers
are
identified
for
Intermediate and Super-Intermediate Hubs.
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7.2
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
7.2.2
Types of Rates and Charges
There are three types of rates and charges. These are monthly rates,
daily rates and nonrecurring charges.
The rates and charges are
described as follows:
(A)
Monthly Rates
Monthly rates are recurring rates that apply each month or
fraction thereof that a Special Access Service is provided. For
billing purposes, each month is considered to have 30 days.
(B)
Daily Rates
Daily rates are recurring rates that apply to each 24 hour period
or fraction thereof that a Program Audio or Video Special Access
Service is provided for part-time use. For purposes of applying
daily rates, the 24 hour period is not limited to a calendar day.
Part-time Video or Program Audio Service provided within a
consecutive 30 day period will be charged the daily rate, not to
exceed the monthly rate.
For each day or partial day after a
consecutive 30 day period of service, a charge equal to 1/30th of
the monthly rate shall apply.
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7.2
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
7.2.2
Types of Rates and Charges (Cont'd)
(C)
Nonrecurring Charges
Nonrecurring charges are one-time charges that apply for specific
work activity (i.e., installation or change to an existing
service).
The types of nonrecurring charges that apply for
Special Access Service are: installation of service, installation
of optional features and functions, and service rearrangements.
These charges are in addition to the Access Order Charge as
specified in 17.4.1 following.
(1)
Installation of Service
Nonrecurring charges apply to each service installed. The
nonrecurring charges for the installation of service are
set for each channel type as a nonrecurring charge for the
Channel Termination.
(2)
Installation of Optional Features and Functions
When
optional
features
and
functions
are
installed
coincident with the initial installation of service, no
separate nonrecurring charge is applicable. When optional
features and functions are installed or changed subsequent
to the installation of service, an Access Order Charge as
specified in 17.4.1 following will apply per order.
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7.2
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7.2.2
Types of Rates and Charges (Cont'd)
(C)
Nonrecurring Charges (Cont'd)
(3)
Service Rearrangements
Service rearrangements are changes to existing (installed)
services which may be administrative only in nature, as set
forth following, or that involve actual physical change to
the service.
Changes to pending orders are set forth in
5.4 preceding.
Changes in the physical location of the point of
termination or customer designated premises are moves as
set forth in 7.2.3 following.
Changes in the type of Service or Channel Termination which
result in a change of the minimum period requirement will
be treated as a discontinuance of the service and an
installation of a new service.
Changes in ownership or transfer of responsibility from one
customer to another will be treated as a discontinuance of
the service and an installation of a new service. In the
event the change in ownership or transfer of responsibility
is as set forth in 2.1.2(A) preceding where there is no
change in facilities or arrangements, the change will be
treated as an administrative change.
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7.2
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
7.2.2
Types of Rates and Charges (Cont'd)
(C)
Nonrecurring Charges (Cont'd)
(3)
Service Rearrangements (Cont'd)
Administrative changes will be made without charge(s) to
the customer. Administrative changes are as follows:
-
Change of customer name,
Change of customer or customer's end user premises
address when the change of address is not a result
of a physical relocation of equipment,
Change in billing data (name, address, or contact
name or telephone number),
Change of agency authorization,
Change of customer circuit identification,
Change of billing account number,
Change of customer test line number,
Change of customer or customer's end user contact
name or telephone number, and
Change of jurisdiction.
All other service rearrangements will be charged for as
follows:
-
If the change involves the addition of other
customer designated premises to an existing service,
the nonrecurring charge for the channel termination
rate element will apply.
The charge(s) will apply
only for the location(s) that is being added. The
charge(s) will be in addition to an Access Order
Charge as set forth in 17.4.1 following.
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Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
7.2.2
Types of Rates and Charges (Cont'd)
(C)
Nonrecurring Charges (Cont'd)
(3)
Service Rearrangements (Cont'd)
-
If the change involves the addition of an optional
feature or function, (with the exception of the
addition of Clear Channel Capability to an existing
service), or if the change involves changing the
type of signaling on a Voice Grade service, and for
all other changes, the Access Order Charge as set
forth in 17.4.1 following will apply.
When the Clear Channel Capability optional feature
is installed on an existing facility, the addition
will be treated as a discontinuance and start of
service and all associated non-recurring charges
will apply.
7.2.3
Moves
A move involves
following:
-
a
change
in
the
physical
location
of
one
of
the
The Point of Termination at the customer's premises
The customer's premises
The charges for the move are dependent on whether the move is to a new
location with the same building or to a different building.
(A)
Moves Within the Same Building
When the move is to a new location within the same building, the
charge for the move will be an amount equal to one half of the
nonrecurring
(i.e.,
installation)
charge
for
the
service
termination affected.
There will be no change in the minimum
period requirements.
This charge is in addition to the Access
Order Charge as specified in 17.4.1 following.
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7.2.3
Moves (Cont'd)
(B)
Moves To a Different Building
Moves to a different building will be treated as a discontinuance
and start of service and all associated nonrecurring charges will
apply.
New minimum period requirements will be established for
the new services. The customer will also remain responsible for
satisfying all outstanding minimum period charges for the
discontinued service.
7.2.4
Minimum Periods
The minimum service period for all services except part-time Video and
Program Audio services and DS3 High Capacity Service is one month and
the full monthly rate will apply to the first month. Adjustments for
the quantities of services established or discontinued in any billing
period beyond the minimum period are as set forth in 2.4.1(F)
preceding. The minimum service period for part-time Video and Program
Audio services is a continuous 24-hour period, not limited to a
calendar day. The minimum service period for DS3 High Capacity service
is twelve months.
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7.2
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
7.2.5
Mileage Measurement
The mileage to be used to determine the monthly rate for the Channel
Mileage Facility
is calculated on the airline distance between the
locations involved, i.e.,
-
the serving wire centers associated with two customer designated
premises,
a serving wire center associated with a customer designated
premises and a Telephone Company hub,
two Telephone Company hubs
or between the serving wire center associated with a customer
designated premises and a WATS Serving Office.
The serving wire center associated with a customer designated premises
is the serving wire center from which this customer designated premises
would normally obtain dial tone.
Mileage charges are shown with each channel type.
To determine the
rate to be billed, first compute the mileage using the V&H coordinates
method, as set forth in the NATIONAL EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSOCIATION, INC.
TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 4, then multiply the resulting number of miles times
the Channel Mileage Facility per mile rate, and add the Channel Mileage
Termination rate for each termination. When the calculation results in
a fraction of a mile, always round up to the next whole mile before
determining the mileage and applying the rates.
When more than one
Telephone Company is involved in the provision of service, billing will
be accomplished as set forth in 2.4.7 preceding.
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7.2
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
7.2.5
Mileage Measurement (Cont'd)
When hubs are involved, mileage is computed and rates
separately for each section of the Channel Mileage, i.e.,
-
applied
customer designated premises serving wire center to hub,
hub to hub and/or
hub to customer designated premises serving wire center.
However, when any service is routed through a hub for purposes other
than customer specified bridging or multiplexing (e.g., the Telephone
Company chooses to so route for test access purposes), rates will be
applied only to the distance calculated between the serving wire
centers associated with the customer designated premises.
See the service configuration example for multipoint service as set
forth in 7.1.3(B) preceding.
7.2.6
Facility Hubs
A customer has the option of ordering Voice Grade service or High
Capacity services (i.e., DS1, DSlC, DS2, DS3 or DS4) to a facility hub
for channelizing to individual services requiring lower capacity
facilities (e.g., Telegraph, Voice, Program Audio, etc.).
Different locations may be designated as hubs for different facility
capacities, e.g., multiplexing from digital to digital may occur at one
location while multiplexing from digital to analog may occur at a
different location.
When placing an Access Order the customer will
specify the desired hub.
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NO. 4 identifies serving wire centers, hub locations,
hub level, (i.e., Hub, Terminus Hub, Intermediate Hub, or SuperIntermediate Hub) and the type of multiplexing functions available.
Additionally, subtending wire centers are identified for Intermediate
and Super-Intermediate Hubs.
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7.2
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
7.2.6
Facility Hubs (Cont'd)
Some of the types of multiplexing available include the following:
-
from higher to lower bit rate
from higher to lower bandwidth
from high capacity to voice frequency channels.
Point to point services may be provided on channels of these services
to a hub. The transmission performance for the point to point service
provided between customer designated premises will be that of the lower
capacity or bit rate.
For example, when a 1.544 Mbps channel is
multiplexed to voice frequency channels, the transmission performance
of the channelized services will be Voice Grade, not High Capacity.
The Telephone Company will commence billing the monthly rate for the
service to the hub on the date specified by the customer on the Access
Order.
Individual channels utilizing these services may be installed
coincident with the installation of the service to the hub or may be
ordered and/or installed at a later date, at the option of the
customer.
The customer will be billed for a Voice Grade or a High
Capacity Channel Termination, Channel Mileage (when applicable),
and
the multiplexer at the time the service is installed.
Individual
service rates (by service type) will apply for a Channel Termination
and additional Channel Mileage (as required) for each channelized
service.
These will be billed to the customer as each individual
service is installed.
Cascading multiplexing occurs when a High Capacity service is demultiplexed to provide channels with a lesser capacity and one of the
lesser capacity channels is further de-multiplexed.
For example, a
6.312 Mbps High Capacity service is de-multiplexed to four DSl channels
and then one of the DS1 channels is further de-multiplexed to 24
individual Voice Grade channels.
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Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
7.2.6
Facility Hubs (Cont'd)
When cascading multiplexing is performed, whether in the same or a
different hub, a charge for the additional multiplexing unit also
applies. When cascading multiplexing is performed at different hubbing
locations, Channel Mileage charges also apply between the hubs.
The Telephone Company will designate hubs for Program Audio and Video
Services.
Full-time or part-time service may be provided between
customer designated premises or between a customer designated premises
and a hub and billed accordingly at the monthly rates set forth in
17.3.5 and 17.3.6 following for a Channel Termination, Channel Mileage
and Optional Features and Functions, as applicable. When the service
is ordered to a hub, the customer may order full-time or part-time
Video and Program Audio services as needed between that hub and
additional customer designated premises. The rate elements required to
provide the part-time service (i.e., Channel Termination, Channel
Mileage and Optional Features and
Functions, as applicable) will be
billed at daily rates for the duration of the service requested.
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7.2
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
7.2.7
Mixed Use Analog and Digital High Capacity Services
Mixed use refers to a rate application applicable only when the
customer orders High Capacity Special Access facilities between a
customer designated premises and a Telephone Company hub where the
Telephone Company performs multiplexing/de-multiplexing functions and
the same customer then orders the derived channels as Special and
Switched Access Services. If the customer has Switched Access Service
between a customer designated premises and an end office that is
multiplexed at a Telephone Company hub and subsequently orders the
derived channels as Special and Switched Access Service, rates and
charges will apply as if the service were ordered as mixed use.
Except as noted above, the High Capacity facility will be ordered,
provided
and
rated
as
Special
Access
Service
(i.e.,
Channel
Termination,
Channel
Mileage,
as
appropriate,
and
Multiplexing
Arrangement). The nonrecurring charge that applies when the mixed use
facility is installed will be the nonrecurring charge associated with
the appropriate Special Access High Capacity Channel Termination.
Rating as Special Access will continue until such time as the customer
chooses to use a portion of the available capacity for Switched Access
Service.
Individual service (i.e., Switched or Special Access)
nonrecurring charges will not apply to the individual channels of the
mixed use facility.
When Special Access Service is provided utilizing a channel of the
mixed use facility to a hub, High Capacity rates and charges will apply
for the facility to the hub, as set forth preceding, and individual
service rates and charges will apply from the hub to the customer
designated premises.
The rates and charges that will apply to the
portion from the hub to the customer designated premises will be
dependent on the specific type of Special Access Service that is
provided (e.g., Voice Grade, Telegraph, etc.).
The applicable rates
and charges will include a Channel Termination and Channel Mileage, if
applicable.
Rates and charges for optional features and functions
associated with the service, if any, will apply for the appropriate
channel type.
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7.2.7
Mixed Use Analog and Digital High Capacity Services (Cont'd)
As each individual channel is activated for Switched Access Service,
the High Capacity Special Access Channel Termination, Channel Mileage,
and Multiplexing rates will be reduced accordingly (e.g., 1/24th for a
DS1 service, 1/672nd for a DS3 service, etc.).
Switched Access Service rates and charges, as set forth in 17.2
following, will apply for each channel that is used to provide a
Switched Access Service. The Switched Access Service Entrance Facility
charge, if applicable, will be reduced by multiplying its rate by the
ratio of derived Switched Access Service channels to the total number
of channels that can be derived. If the Telephone Company is providing
Direct Trunked Transport, then the Direct Trunked Transport and
Multiplexing Charges will be reduced by multiplying their respective
rates by the ratio of derived Direct Trunked Transport channels to the
total number of channels that can be derived.
The customer must place an order for each individual Switched or
Special Access Service utilizing the Mixed Use Facilities and specify
the channel assignment for each such service.
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7.3
Surcharge for Special Access Service
7.3.1
General
Special Access Services provided under this tariff may be subject to
the monthly Special Access Surcharge.
7.3.2
Application
(A)
The Special Access Surcharge will apply to each intrastate Special
Access Service that terminates on an end user's PBX or other
device, where through a function of the device, the Special Access
Service
interconnects
to
the
local
exchange
network.
Interconnection functions include, but are not limited to, wiring
and software functions, bridging, switching or patching of calls
or stations. The Surcharge will apply irrespective of whether the
interconnection function is performed in equipment located at the
customer's premises or in a Centrex CO-type switch.
(B)
Special Access Service will be exempted from the Surcharge by the
Telephone Company upon receipt of the customer's written exemption
certification
for
the
following
Special
Access
Service
terminations:
(1)
an open-end termination in a Telephone Company switch of an
FX line, including CCSA and CCSA-equivalent ONALs; or
(2)
an analog channel termination that is used for radio or
television program transmission; or
(3)
a termination used for TELEX service; or
(4)
a termination that by the nature of its operating
characteristics could not make use of Telephone Company
common lines such as, terminations which are restricted
through hardware or software; or
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7.3.2
Application (Cont'd)
(B)
(Cont'd)
(5)
a termination that interconnects either directly or
indirectly to the local exchange network where the usage is
subject to Carrier Common Line charges such as, where the
Special Access Service accesses only FGA and no local
exchange lines, or Special Access Service between customer
points of termination, or Special Access Service connecting
CCSA or CCSA-type equipment (inter-machine trunks); or
(6)
a termination that the customer certifies to the Telephone
Company is not connected to a PBX or other device which
interconnects the Special Access Service to a local
exchange subscriber line.
(7)
7.3.3
Any termination of a WATS or 800/888 service access line.
Exemption of Special Access Service
(A)
Special Access Services which are terminated as set forth in
7.3.2(B) preceding will be exempted from the Special Access
Surcharge if the customer provides the Telephone Company with
written exemption certification.
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7.3.3
7.3.4
Exemption of Special Access Services (Cont'd)
(B)
The exemption certification is to be provided by the customer
ordering the service.
The certification must be signed by the
customer or authorized representative and include the category of
exemption, as set forth in 7.3.2(B) preceding, for each
termination, and the date which the exemption is effective.
(C)
The customer shall also notify the Telephone Company when an
exempted Special Access Service is changed or reterminated such
that the exemption is no longer applicable.
(D)
The Telephone Company will work cooperatively with the customer to
resolve any questions regarding the exemption certification.
Rate Regulations
(A)
The Surcharge will apply as set forth in 7.3.2(A) preceding,
except that a surcharge will be assessed on a per voice grade
equivalent basis for Special Access Services derived from High
Capacity Special Access services as illustrated in the following
example:
Special Access
Service
Voice Grade
Equivalent
DS1
24
Monthly
Charge
Surcharge
x
$25
=
$600.00
The preceding example illustrates the maximum number of surcharges
applicable to a DS1. If the customer claims exemption(s) as set
forth in 7.3.3 preceding or, is not utilizing all available voice
grade equivalents and has spare capacity, the number of surcharges
would be reduced accordingly.
In the case of multipoint Special Access Services, one Special
Access Surcharge will apply for each termination of a Special
Access Channel at an end user's premises.
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7.3.4
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
(B)
The Telephone Company will bill the appropriate Special Access
Surcharge to the ordering customer for each intrastate Special
Access Service installed unless exemption certification is
provided as set forth in 7.3.3 preceding.
(C)
If a written certification is not received at the time the Special
Access Service is obtained, the Surcharge will be applied. Exempt
status will become effective on the certification date indicated
by the customer, subject to the regulations set forth in (D)
following.
(D)
Crediting the Surcharge
The Telephone Company will cease billing the Special Access
Surcharge when certification, as set forth in 7.3.3 preceding, is
received. If the status of the Special Access Service was changed
prior to receipt of the exemption certification, the Telephone
Company will credit the customer's account, not to exceed ninety
(90) days, based on the effective date of the change as specified
by the customer in the letter of certification.
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7.6
Voice Grade Service
7.6.1
Basic Channel Description
A Voice Grade channel is a channel which provides voice frequency
transmission capability in the nominal frequency range of 300 to 3000
Hz and may be terminated as two-wire or four-wire. Voice Grade channels
are provided between customer designated premises, between a customer
designated premises and a Telephone Company hub or hubs, or between a
customer designated premises and a WATS Serving Office (WSO).
Voice Grade Special Access Services are typically used for voice and
voiceband data applications. Typical examples of voice grade circuits
are Foreign Exchange lines (station end only), multipoint private line,
voice trunk type, two-point voice grade data, (one-way or simultaneous
two-way), multipoint voice grade data, and voice grade telephoto or
facsimile. These examples of applications are not intended to limit a
customer's use of the channel nor to imply that the channel is limited
to a particular use.
Rates and charges for Special Access Voice Grade Service are as set
forth in 17.3.4 following.
7.6.2
Technical Specifications Packages and Network Channel Interfaces
Technical Specifications Packages are set forth in 15.2.1(C) following.
Compatible network channel interfaces are set forth in 15.2.2(C)(3)
following.
7.6.3
Optional Features and Functions
(A)
Central Office Bridging Capability
(1)
Voice Bridging (two-wire and four-wire)
(2)
Data Bridging (two-wire and four-wire)
(3)
Telephoto Bridging (two-wire and four-wire)
(4)
DATAPHONE Select-A-Station Bridging with sequential
arrangement ports or addressable arrangement ports
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7.6.3
Optional Features and Functions (Cont'd)
(A)
Central Office Bridging Capability (Cont'd)
(5)
Telemetry and Alarm Bridging
Split Band, Active Bridging
Passive Bridging
Summation, Active Bridging
The rates for these options are set forth in 17.3.4(C)(1)(e)
following.
(B)
Central Office Multiplexing
Voice to Telegraph Grade.
An arrangement that converts a Voice
Grade channel to Telegraph Grade channels using frequency division
multiplexing.
The rate for this option is set forth in 17.3.4(C)(5) following.
(C)
Conditioning
Conditioning provides more specific transmission characteristics
for Voice Grade services.
The rates for these options are set
forth in 17.3.4(C) following.
For two-point services, the parameters apply to each service as
measured end-to-end.
For multipoint services, the parameters
apply as measured on each mid-link or as measured on each end
link. C-Type conditioning and Data Capability may be combined on
the same service.
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7.6.3
Optional Features and Functions (Cont'd)
(C)
Conditioning (Cont'd)
(1)
C-Type Conditioning
C-Type Conditioning is provided for the additional control
of attenuation distortion and envelope delay distortion on
data services.
The attenuation distortion and envelope
delay distortion specifications for C-Type Conditioning are
delineated in Technical Reference TR-TSY-000335.
(2)
Improved Attenuation Distortion*
Improved Attenuation Distortion upgrades the frequency
versus loss limits of the channel.
The technical
specifications for Improved Attenuation Distortion are
delineated in Technical Reference TR-TSY-000335.
This
option is available only when ordered in combination with
C-Type Conditioning.
(3)
Improved Envelope Delay Distortion*
Improved Envelope Delay Distortion upgrades the frequency
versus delay response limits of the channel. The technical
specifications for Improved Envelope Delay Distortion are
delineated in Technical Reference TR-TSY-000335.
This
option is available only when ordered in combination with
C-Type Conditioning.
*
Improved Attenuation Distortion and Improved Envelope Delay Distortion will continue
to be provided to all customers who were provided with either or both of these
optional features in conjunction with C-Type Conditioning prior to May 4, 1988.
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7.6.3
Optional Features and Functions (Cont'd)
(C) Conditioning (Cont'd)
(4)
Data Capability (D Conditioning)
Data
Capability
provides
transmission
characteristics
suitable for data communications.
Specifically, Data
Capability provides for the control of Signal to C-Notched
Noise Ratio and intermodulation distortion.
It is
available for two-point services or three-point multipoint
services.
The Signal to C-Notched Noise Ratio and intermodulation
distortion parameter for Data Capability are delineated in
Technical Reference TR-TSY-000335.
The rate for this
option is set forth in 17.3.4(C)(2) following.
When a service equipped with Data Capability is used for
voice communications, the quality of the voice transmission
may not be satisfactory.
(5)
Telephoto Capability
Telephoto Capability provides transmission characteristics
suitable
for
telephotographic
communications.
Specifically, Telephoto Capability is provided for the
control of attenuation distortion and envelope delay
distortion on telephotographic services.
The attenuation
distortion and envelope delay distortion parameters for
Telephoto Capability are delineated in Technical Reference
TR-TSY-000335.
The rate for this option is set forth in
17.3.4(C)(2) following.
(6)
Sealing Current Conditioning
Sealing Current Conditioning is providing to help maintain
continuity on dry metallic loops. It is usually associated
with four-wire DA or NO type network channel interfaces.
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7.6.3
Optional Features and Functions (Cont'd)
(D)
Customer Specified Premises Receive Level
This option allows the customer to specify the receive level at
the Point of Termination.
The level must be within a specific
range on effective four-wire transmission.
The ranges are
delineated in Technical Reference TR-TSY-000335.
The rate for
this option is set forth in 17.3.4(C)(4) following.
(E)
Improved Return Loss
(1)
On Effective Four-Wire Transmission at Four-Wire Point of
Termination (applicable to each two-wire port):
Provides
for a fixed 600 ohm impedance, variable level range and
simplex reversal. Telephone Company equipment is required
at the customer's premises where this option is ordered.
The Improved Return Loss parameters are delineated in
Technical Reference TR-TSY-000335.
The rate for this
option is set forth in 17.3.4(C)(3) following.
(2)
On Effective Two-Wire Transmission at Two-Wire Point of
Termination:
Provides for more stringent Echo Control
specifications. In order for this option to be applicable,
the transmission path must be four-wire at one POT and twowire at the other POT.
Placement of Telephone Company
equipment may be required at the customer's premises with
the two-wire POT.
The Improved Return Loss parameters are
delineated in Technical Reference TR-TSY-000335. The rate
for this option is set forth in 17.3.4(C)(3) following.
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7.6.3
Optional Features and Functions (Cont'd)
(F)
Signaling Capability
Signaling Capability provides for the ability to transmit signals
from one customer premises to another customer premises on the
same service.
The rate for this option is set forth in
17.3.4(C)(6) following.
The following network channel interfaces for Voice Grade service
do not require signaling capability: AH, DA, DB, DD, DE, DS, NO,
PR, and TF.
The following network channel interfaces for Voice Grade service
require signaling capability: AB, AC, CT, DX, DY, EA, EB, EC, EX,
GO, GS, LA, LB, LC, LO, LR, LS, RV and SF.
The signaling
capability charge will not apply when used in the provision of
WATS access service.
(G)
Selective Signaling Arrangement
An arrangement that permits code selective ringing for up to ten
codes on a multipoint service. The rate for this option is set
forth in 17.3.4(C)(7) following.
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7.6.3
Optional Features and Functions (Cont'd)
(H)
Transfer Arrangement
An arrangement that affords the customer an additional measure of
flexibility in the use of an access channel(s). The arrangement
can be utilized to transfer a leg of a Special Access Service to
another channel that terminates in either the same or a different
customer premises. A key activated or dial-up control service is
required to operate the transfer arrangement. A spare channel, if
required, is not included as part of the option.
The rate for
this option is set forth in 17.3.4(C)(8) following.
(I)
Public Packet Switching Network (PPSN) Interface Arrangement
An arrangement that provides the interface requirements that
permit a Voice Grade service to interface with a Public Packet
Switching Network packet switch located in a Telephone Company
premises. The interface is compatible with X.25 and X.75 packet
switching protocols as defined by the CCITT.
This option is
provided on an Individual Case Basis as set forth in 17.3.4(C)(9)
following.
(J)
Four-Wire/Two-Wire Conversions
When a customer requests that an effective four-wire channel be
terminated with a two-wire channel interface at the customer
designated premises, a four-wire to two-wire conversion is
required.
The customer will be charged the four-wire Channel
Termination rate as set forth in 17.3.4(A) following when an
effective four-wire is specified in the order for service.
The
rate for the conversion is included as part of the basic four-wire
Channel Termination rate.
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7.6.3
Optional Features and Functions (Cont'd)
(K)
Improved Two-Wire Voice Transmission
(1)
Loss Deviation
The maximum Loss Deviation of the 1004 Hz loss relative to
the Expected Measured Loss (EML) is -4.0 dB to +4.0 dB.
(2)
Attenuation Distortion
The maximum Attenuation Distortion in the 404 to 280 Hz
frequency band relative to loss at 1004 HZ is -2.0 dB to
+6.0 dB.
(3)
C-Message Noise
The maximum C-Message Noise for the transmission path at
the route miles listed is less than:
Route Miles
C-Message Noise
less than 50
51 to 100
101 to 200
201 to 400
401 to 1000
(4)
35
37
40
43
45
dBrnco
dBrnco
dBrnco
dBrnco
dBrnco
Return Loss
The Return Loss, expressed as Echo Return Loss (ERL) and
Singing Return Loss (SRL), is equal to or greater than:
ERL
SRL
13.0 dB
6.0 dB
The rate for the provision of Improved Two-Wire Voice
Transmission is included as part of the basic Channel
Termination rate.
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Program Audio Service
7.7.1
Basic Channel Description
A Program Audio channel is a channel with bandwidth measured in Hz for
the transmission of a complex signal voltage. The actual bandwidth is
a function of the channel interface selected by the customer.
Only
one-way transmission is provided. Program Audio channels are provided
between customer designated premises or between a customer designated
premises and a Telephone Company hub or hubs.
Program Audio Special Access services are typically used in full-time
and part-time applications for radio broadcasting, noncommercial
educational audio, and wired music. These examples of applications are
not intended to limit a customer's use of the channel nor to imply that
the channel is limited to a particular use.
Rates and charges for Special Access Program Audio Service are as set
forth in 17.3.5 following.
7.7.2
Technical Specifications Packages and Network Channel Interfaces
Technical Specifications Packages are set forth in 15.2.1(D) following.
Compatible network channel interfaces are set forth in 15.2.2(C)(4)
following.
7.7.3
Optional Features and Functions
(A)
Central Office Bridging Capability
Distribution Amplifier
(B)
Gain Conditioning
Control of 1004 Hz AML at initiation of service to 0dB + 0.5 dB.
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7.7.3
Optional Features and Functions (Cont'd)
(C)
Stereo
Provision of a pair of gain/phase equalized channels for stereo
applications.
(An additional Program Audio channel must be
ordered separately.)
The table set forth in 15.2.1(D) following shows the technical
specifications packages with which the optional features and
functions are available.
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Video Service
7.8.1
Basic Channel Description
A Video channel is a channel with one-way transmission capability for a
standard 525 line/60 field monochrome, or National Television Systems
Committee color, video signal and one or two associated 5 or 15 kHz
audio signal(s). The associated audio signal(s) may be either diplexed
or provided as one or two separate channels.
The provision and the
bandwidth of the associated audio signal(s) is a function of the
channel interface selected by the customer.
Video channels are
provided between customer designated premises or
between a customer
designated premises and a Telephone Company hub or hubs.
Rates and charges for Special Access Video Service are as set forth in
17.3.6 following.
7.8.2
Technical Specifications Packages and Network Channel Interfaces
Technical Specifications Packages are set forth in 15.2.1(E) following.
Compatible network channel interfaces are set forth in 15.2.2(C)(5)
following.
The following network channel interfaces (NCIs) define the bandwidth
and the provision of the audio signal(s) associated with a Video
channel:
Audio
NCI
2TV6-l
2TV6-2
2TV7-1
2TV7-2
4TV6-5
4TV6-15
4TV7-5
4TV7-15
6TV6-5
6TV6-15
6TV7-5
6TV7-15
Bandwidth
15kHz
15kHz
15kHz
15kHz
5kHz
15kHz
5kHz
15kHz
5kHz
15kHz
5kHz
15kHz
Provision
1
2
1
2
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
Channel, diplexed
Channels, diplexed
Channel, diplexed
Channels, diplexed
Channel, separate
Channel, separate
Channel, separate
Channel, separate
Channels, separate
Channels, separate
Channels, separate
Channels, separate
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Digital Data Service
7.9.1
Basic Channel Description
A Digital Data Channel is a channel for duplex four-wire
transmission of synchronous serial data at the rate of 2.4, 4.8,
9.6, 19.2, 56 or 64.0* Kbps. The actual bit rate is a function of
the channel interface selected by the customer.
The channel
provides a synchronous service with timing provided by the Telephone
Company through the Telephone Company's facilities to the customer
in the received bit stream. Digital Data channels are provided as
either hubbed or non-hubbed services between customer designated
premises and a Telephone Company hub or hubs.
The hubs providing
hubbed digital service and the wire centers providing non-hubbed
digital service are identified in National Exchange Carrier
Association, Inc., Wire Center Information, Tariff F.C.C. No. 4.
The customer may provide the Channel Service Unit-type equipment or
other Network Channel Terminating Equipment associated with the
Digital Data channel at the customer premises.
The Telephone Company will provide a channel capable of meeting a
monthly average performance equal to or greater than 99.875% errorfree seconds (if provided through a Digital Data hub) while the
channel is in service, if it is measured through a CSU equivalent
which is designed, manufactured, and maintained to conform with the
specifications contained in Technical Reference PUB 62310.
Rate and charges for Special Access Digital Data Service are as set
forth in 17.3.7 following.
(*)
When 64.0 Kbps service is multiplexed on a DS1 High Capacity service, the DS1 must
be equipped to provide Clear Channel Capability.
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7.9.2
Technical Specifications Packages and Network Channel Interfaces
Technical Specifications Packages are set forth in
following.
Compatible channel interfaces are set
15.2.2(C)(6) following.
15.2.1(F)
forth in
The following network channel interfaces (NCIs) define the bit
rates that are available for a Digital Data channel:
NCI
DU-24
DU-48
DU-96
DU-19
DU-56
DU-64
Bit Rate
2.4 Kbps
4.8 Kbps
9.6 Kbps
19.2 Kbps
56.0 Kbps
64.0 Kbps
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7.9.3
Optional Features and Functions
The Optional Features and Functions described in (A), (B), and (C)
following are only available where Digital Data Service is provided via
hub. The Optional Features and Functions described in (D) following
are available where Digital Data Service is provided on a non-hubbed
basis.
(A)
Central Office Bridging Capability
Bridging is not available on a 64.0 Kbps Channel.
(B)
Transfer Arrangement
An arrangement that affords the customer an additional measure of
protection and/or flexibility in the use of their access
channel(s) on a 1xN basis.
The arrangement can be utilized to
transfer a leg of a Special Access Service to either a spare or
working channel that terminates in either the same or a different
customer designated premises. This arrangement is only available
at a Telephone Company designated hub. A key activated or dial-up
control service is required to operate the transfer arrangement.
A spare channel, if required, is not included as a part of the
option.
(C)
Public Packet Switching Network (PPSN) Interface Arrangement
An arrangement that provides the interface requirements that
permit a Digital Data Service to interface with a Public Packet
Switching Network packet switch located in a Telephone Company
premises. The interface is compatible with X.25 and X.75 packet
switching protocols as defined by the CCITT.
The table set forth in 15.2.1(F) following shows the technical
specifications packages with which the optional features and
functions are available.
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7.10 High Capacity Service
7.10.1
Basic Channel Description
A High Capacity channel is a channel for the transmission of
nominal 64.0 Kbps* or 1.544, 3.152, 6.312, 44.736, or 274.176 Mbps
isochronous serial data. The actual bit rate is a function of the
channel interface selected by the customer.
High Capacity
channels are provided between customer designated premises or
between a customer designated premises and a Telephone Company hub
or hubs.
The customer may provide the Network Channel Terminating Equipment
associated with the High Capacity channel at the customer's
premises.
A channel with technical specifications package HC1 will be
capable of an error-free second performance of 98.75% over a
continuos 24 hour period as measured at the 1.544 Mbps rate
through a CSU equivalent which is designed, manufactured, and
maintained to conform with the specifications contained in
Technical Reference PUB 62411.
Rates and charges for Special Access High Capacity Service are as
set forth in 17.3.8 following.
*
Available only as a channel of a 1.544 Mbps facility to a Telephone Company
Digital Data hub or as a cross connect of two 2.4, 4.8, 9.6, 56.0 or 64.0 Kbps
channels of two 1.544 Mbps facilities to a Digital Data hub(s). The customer must
provide system and channel assignment data.
(x)
Transcribed from 15.2.1(G) following.
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7.10
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7.10.2
Technical Specifications Packages and Network Channel Interfaces
Technical Specifications Packages are set forth in
following.
Compatible channel interfaces are set
15.2.2(C)(7) following.
15.2.1(G)
forth in
The following network channel interfaces (NCIs) define the bit
rates that are available for a High Capacity channel:
NCI
DS-15*
DS-27
DS-31
DS-44
DS-63
*
Bit Rate
1.544 Mbps (DS1)
274.176 Mbps (DS4)
3.152 Mbps (DS1C)
44.736 Mbps (DS3)
6.312 Mbps (DS2)
A 64.0 Kbps channel is available as a channel(s) of a 1.544 Mbps channel to a
Telephone Company hub.
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7.10 High Capacity Service (Cont'd)
7.10.3
Optional Features and Functions
(A)
Automatic Loop Transfer
The Automatic Loop Transfer provides protection on a lxN basis
against failure of the facilities between a customer designated
premises and the wire center serving that premises. Protection is
furnished through the use of a switching arrangement that
automatically switches to a spare channel line when a working line
fails. The spare channel is not included as a part of the option.
This option requires compatible equipment at both the serving wire
center and the customer designated premises.
The customer is
responsible for providing the equipment at its designated
premises. Equipment at the customer designated premises will be
provided under tariff only if it existed in the Telephone Company
inventory as of November 18, 1983.
(B)
Transfer Arrangement
An arrangement that affords the customer an additional measure of
flexibility in the use of their access channel(s).
The
arrangement can be utilized to transfer a leg of a Special Access
Service to either a spare or working channel that terminates in
either the same or a different customer designated premises.
A
key activated or dial-up control service is required to operate
the transfer arrangement. A spare channel, if required, is not
included as part of the option.
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7.10.3
Optional Features and Functions (Cont'd)
(C)
Central Office Multiplexing
(1)
DS4 to DS1
An arrangement that converts a 274.176 Mbps channel to 168
DS1 channels using digital time division multiplexing.
(2)
DS3 to DS1
An arrangement that converts a 44.736 Mbps channel to 28
DS1 channels using digital time division multiplexing.
(3)
DS2 to DSl
An arrangement that converts a 6.312 Mbps channel to four
DS1 channels using digital time division multiplexing.
(4)
DS1C to DS1
An arrangement that converts a 3.152 Mbps channel to two
DS1 channels using digital time division multiplexing.
(5)
DS1 to Voice
An arrangement that converts a 1.544 Mbps channel to 24
channels for use with Voice Grade Services. A channel(s) of
this DS1 to the Hub can also be used for a Digital Data
Service.
(6)
DS1 to DSO
An arrangement that converts a 1.544 Mbps channel to 23
64.0
Kbps
channels
utilizing
digital
time
division
multiplexing.
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7.10 High Capacity Service (Cont'd)
7.10.3
Optional Features and Functions (Cont'd)
(C)
Central Office Multiplexing (Cont'd)
(7)
DSO to Subrate
An arrangement that converts a 64.0 Kbps channel to
subspeeds of up to twenty 2.4 Kbps, ten 4.8 Kbps, or five
9.6 Kbps channels using digital time division multiplexing.
The table set forth in 15.2.1(G) following shows the
technical specifications packages with which the optional
features and functions are available.
(D)
*
Clear Channel Capability (CCC)
(1)
CCC is an arrangement that allows a customer to transport
1.536 Mbps information rate signals over a 1.544 Mbps High
Capacity channel or over a 1.544 Mbps High Capacity channel
derived from a multiplexed 44.736 Mbps High Capacity
channel with no constraint on the quantity or sequence of
one and zero bits. This arrangement requires the customer
signal at the channel interface to conform to Bipolar with
Eight Zero Substitution (B8ZS) line code as described in
Technical Reference TR-NPL-000054 and Technical Reference
TR-INS-000342.
(2)
CCC is provided, subject to availability of facilities, on
DS1/1.544 Mbps High Capacity channels* between two customer
designated premises and on multiplexed DS3/44.736 Mbps High
Capacity channels or multiplexed DS1/1.544 Mbps High
Capacity channels* between a Telephone Company hub office
and a customer designated premises.
The wire centers
providing CCC are identified in NATIONAL EXCHANGE CARRIER
ASSOCIATION, INC., WIRE CENTER INFORMATION, TARIFF F.C.C.
NO. 4.
Available only on a DS1-to-Digital multiplexed configuration.
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7.10 High Capacity Service (Cont'd)
7.10.3
Optional Features and Functions (Cont'd)
(D)
Clear Channel Capability (CCC) (Cont'd)
(3)
The CCC optional feature may be ordered at the same time
the High Capacity service is ordered or it may be ordered
as an addition to an existing High Capacity Service. The
customer must agree to out-of-service periods required to
add this feature to an existing High Capacity Service. The
charges for the CCC optional feature are as set forth in
7.2.2(C) (3) preceding.
7.11 Individual Case Filings
Certain services set forth in Special Access Service, Section 7. are provided
on an Individual Case Basis.
Rates and charges for Special Access Service
provided on an Individual Cases Basis are set forth in 17.3.9 following.
7.12 Rates
See Section 17.3 for all Special Access Service rates.
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CONTENTS
Page No.
8.1
8.2
Recording Service
1
8.1.1
8.1.2
8.1.3
8.1.4
8.1.5
8.1.6
1
2
4
5
6
8
Billing Service
8.2.1
8.2.2
8.2.3
8.2.4
8.2.5
8.3
8.4
8.5
General Description
Undertaking of the Telephone Company
Liability of the Telephone Company
Obligations of the Customer
Payment Arrangements and Audit Provision
Rate Regulations
Message Billing Service
Private Line Billing Service
Purchase of Accounts Receivable
Billing Arrangements When the Telephone Company
Acts as Billing Agent for the Customer
Clearinghouse Agent Provisions
8
9
37
59
69
70
Billing Analysis Service
73
8.3.1
8.3.2
8.3.3
8.3.4
8.3.5
8.3.6
73
74
82
82
85
86
General Description
Undertaking of the Telephone Company
Liability of the Telephone Company
Obligations of the IC
Payment Arrangements
Rate Regulations
Billing Information Service
87
8.4.1
8.4.2
8.4.3
8.4.4
8.4.5
8.4.6
87
88
96
96
98
99
Rates
General Description
Undertaking of the Telephone Company
Liability of the Telephone Company
Obligations of the Customers
Payment Arrangements
Rate Regulations
101
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8.
The Telephone Company will, at the option of the customer, provide the following
services:
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)
(E)
Recording Service,
Message Billing Service
Private Line Billing Service
Billing Information Service
Billing Inquiry Service
8.1
Recording Service
The Telephone Company will provide Recording Service in association with the
offering of Feature Groups C and D Switched Access Service for customer
messages that can be recorded by Telephone Company provided automatic
message accounting equipment.
In addition, where the Telephone Company
records the customer messages on manual tickets, the Telephone Company will
provide Recording Service for the manual tickets.
The Telephone Company will provide Recording Service on a state-wide basis.
For Feature Group D Switched Access Service, the Telephone Company will
provide recording service on a class of service basis.
8.1.1
General Description
Recording Service is the recording of the details of a customer
message and, when requested by the customer, the provision of
those details to the customer.
Recording Service includes
recording, and provision of recorded customer message detail.
Recording is the entering on magnetic tape or
media the details of customer messages originated
Access Service for which answer and disconnect
been received.
Recording is provided 24 hours
week.
other acceptable
through Switched
supervision has
a day, 7 days a
These recorded messages will be aggregated in a format established
by the Telephone Company and allowing for proper rating of the
message.
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8.1
Recording Service (Cont'd)
8.1.1
General Description (Cont'd)
Provision of customer message detail is the provision of magnetic
tapes containing message detail and when requested by the
customer, data-transmitting the assembled and edited customer
message detail to the customer, sorting the message detail, and
providing name and address information for the message detail.
8.1.2
Undertaking of the Telephone Company
(A)
The Telephone Company will record all customer messages
carried over Feature Groups C and D Switched Access Service
that are available to Telephone Company provided recording
equipment or operators.
The recording equipment will be
provided at locations selected by the Telephone Company.
(B)
A standard format for the provision of the recorded customer
message detail will be established by the Telephone Company
and provided to the customer.
(C)
The recorded customer message detail provided to the
customer will, when requested by the customer, be sorted to
furnish detail to meet the customer's need.
Also name and address information will, when requested by
the customer and to the extent the required names and
addresses are available in the Telephone Company customer
information data bases, be provided for the recorded
customer message detail.
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8.1
Recording Service (Cont'd)
8.1.2
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
(D)
Recorded customer message detail with or without sorting and
names and addresses will be provided to a customer as set
forth in (E) following.
The Telephone Company will
determine the number of magnetic tapes or data files
required to provide the recorded message detail to the
customer.
(E)
At the request of a customer, magnetic tapes containing the
recorded customer message details with or without sorting
and names and addresses will be provided to the customer as
part of Recording Service.
The magnetic tapes will be
provided without the return of previously supplied tapes.
The Telephone Company will supply the magnetic tapes.
Unless specified otherwise by the customer, the magnetic
tapes will be sent to the customer via first class U.S. Mail
service.
However, the customer may pick up the magnetic
tapes at a location designated by the Telephone Company or
request that the detail on the magnetic tapes or in a data
file be data-transmitted to the customer.
(F)
Recorded customer message detail which is used at the
request of the customer to provide Message Processing and
Message Bill Processing Service is not retained by the
Telephone Company for longer than 45 days.
The rated but
unbilled message detail and the billed message detail is
retained for reference (i.e. on paper or microfiche) in
place of the recorded customer message detail. For recorded
customer message detail not used
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8.1
Recording Service (Cont'd)
8.1.2
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
(F)
(Cont'd)
by Message Processing Service at the customer's request, the
Telephone Company will make every reasonable effort to
recover recorded customer message detail previously made
available to the customer and make it available again for
the customer. The customer is responsible for the changes
associated
with
the
provision
of
detail
previously
available. Such a request must be made within 30 days from
the date the details were initially made available to the
customer.
8.1.3
Liability of the Telephone Company
The Telephone
follows:
(A)
Company
liability
for
Recording
Service
is
as
If customer message detail is not available because the
Telephone Company lost or damaged tapes or incurred
recording system outages, the Telephone Company will
estimate the volume of lost customer messages and associated
revenue based on previously known values.
This estimated
customer message volume will be included along with the
customer message detail provided to the customer and/or
provided for Message Processing Service. In such events the
extent of the Telephone Company's liability for damages
shall be limited to the granting of a corresponding credit
adjustment to the customer amounts due to account for the
unbillable revenue.
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8.1.3
8.1.4
Liability of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
(B)
When the Telephone Company is notified that, due to error
or omission incomplete data have been provided to a
customer, the Telephone Company will make every reasonable
effort to locate and/or recover the data and provide new
magnetic tapes to the customer at no additional charge.
Such request to recover the data must be made within 30
days from the date the details were initially made
available to the customer.
If the data can not be
recovered, the extent of the Telephone Company's liability
for damages shall be limited as set forth in (A) preceding.
(C)
In the absence of willful misconduct, no liability for
damages to the customer or other person or entity other
than as set forth in (A) and (B) preceding shall attach to
the Telephone Company for its action or the conduct of its
employees in providing Recording Service.
Obligations of the Customer
(A)
The customer shall order Recording Service for each end
office where the service is desired.
The customer shall
order Recording Service at least one month prior to the
date when the customer message detail is to be recorded.
(B)
The customer shall order provision of recorded customer
message detail without sorting or name and address
information at least one month prior to the date when it
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8.1.4
Obligations of the Customer (Cont'd)
(B)
(Cont'd)
wishes to receive the recorded message detail. Any change
in the provision of recorded customer message detail without
sorting and name and address information to the customer
will be accommodated provided the customer gives two weeks
advance written notification to the Telephone Company.
(C)
8.1.5
The premises of the ordering customer shall provide such
signals as may be required for the proper operation of the
Telephone Company's automatic message accounting equipment
used to perform the detail recordings.
Payment Arrangements and Audit Provisions
(A)
Audit Provisions
Upon reasonable written notice by the customer to the
Telephone Company, the customer shall have the right through
its authorized representative to examine and audit, during
normal business hours and at reasonable intervals as
determined by the Telephone Company, all such records and
accounts as may under recognized accounting practices
contain information bearing upon the recording of messages
for which amounts may be payable to the customer. Adjustment
shall be made by the proper party to compensate for any
errors or omissions disclosed by such examination or audit.
Neither such right to examine and audit nor the right to
receive such adjustment shall be affected by any statement
to the contrary, appearing on checks or otherwise, unless
such statement expressly waving such right appears in a
letter signed by the authorized representative of the party
having such right and delivered to the other party.
All information received or reviewed by the customer or its
authorized representative is to be considered confidential
and is not to be distributed, provided or disclosed in any
form to anyone not involved in the audit, nor is such
information to be used for any other purpose.
(B)
Minimum Period and Minimum Monthly Charge
The minimum period for which Recording Service is provided
and for which charges apply is one month for each state in
which the service is ordered.
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8.1.5
Payment Arrangements and Audit Provision (Cont’d)
(B)
Minimum Period and Minimum Monthly Charge (Cont’d)
The minimum monthly charges are the charges for customer
messages recorded, customer messages assembled and edited
(except when Message Processing Service is ordered for the
same monthly period) and when ordered by the customer,
provision of customer message detail on magnetic tapes or
data files. If the service is cancelled or discontinued
prior to entering the customer message detail on magnetic
tapes or data files, the minimum monthly charge will be the
charge for all customer messages recorded, assembled and
edited for a 30 day period. The Telephone Company will use
the most recent 30 day period for which data is available to
determine the minimum charge.
(C)
Cancellation of Special Order
An customer may cancel a Special Order for Recording Service
on any date prior to the service date. The cancellation date
is the date the Telephone Company receives written or verbal
notice from the customer that the Special Order is to be
cancelled. The verbal notice must be followed by written
confirmation within 10 days. The service date for Recording
Service is the date the customer requests the recordings to
start.
When a customer cancels a Special Order for Recording Service
after the order date but prior to the start of service, the
minimum monthly charges will apply.
(D)
Changes To Special Orders
When a customer requests changes to a pending Special Order
for Recording Service, The pending Special Order will be
cancelled and the requested changes will be undertaken if
they can be accommodated by the Telephone Company under a
new Special Order. All cancellation charges as set forth in
(C) preceding will apply for the cancelled Special Order.
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8.1
Recording Service (Cont'd)
8.1.6
Rate Regulations
(A)
For each customer message recorded, the recording changes
apply.
The charges for recording and for assembly and editing apply
per message recorded and per message assembled and edited
whether or not the customer's schedule of rates specifies
billing on a per message basis or any other basis.
8.2
(B)
The per Special Order charge applies for each Special Order
accepted by the Telephone Company for Recording Service.
(C)
When message detail is entered on a data file or magnetic tape
for provision of message detail to a customer, the per tape
charge applies for each data file or magnetic tape prepared,
and the per record charge applies for each record processed. A
record is a logical grouping of information as described in
the programs that process the information and load the
magnetic tapes or data file. The Telephone Company will
determine the charges based on the number of data files or
magnetic tapes prepared and on its count of the records
processed. The number of records processed will be determined
using the number of records input to or the number of records
output from the programs that process the information and load
the magnetic taper or data file, whichever number of records
is higher
Billing Service
At the request of a customer, the Telephone company will provide Billing
Service.
The Telephone Company will provide Billing Service in its operating
territory.
The minimum territory for which the Telephone Company will
provide Billing Service is its state operating territory.
The Telephone Company will provide two types of Billing Service:
1)
2)
Message Billing Service as set forth in 8.2.1
Private Line Billing Service as set forth in 8.2.2 following.
The Telephone Company will provide Bill Processing Service and Private Line
Billing Service only on the condition that (1) it purchases the accounts
receivable, if any, from the IC as set forth in 8.2.3 following or (2) the
Telephone Company agrees to act as billing agent for the IC.
The Telephone Company will not render bills under this tariff for the
provision and/or delivery of telegrams, flowers, gifts, wine, or other like
services that a customer offers.
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Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.1
Message Billing Service
Message Billing Service consists of Message Processing Service and
Bill Processing Service. A customer may order Message Processing
Service or Bill Processing Service or both services.
(A)
General Description
(1)
Message Processing Service
Message Processing Service is the transforming of the
recorded customer call details into messages in
preparation for billing. Message Processing Service
includes initial entry and can be provided with or
without rating.
Initial data entry is the assembly of recorded
customer call details into customer messages.
This
function
includes
editing
and
verification
of
recorded details to assure that the data required for
rating are present.
Rating of customer messages is the computing of
applicable charges for each customer message based on
the customer provided schedule of rates. Rating also
includes the preparation of customer message detail
for input to Bill Processing Service, the customer,
or other entities.
The rating process may be performed by the customer
as well as the Telephone Company.
Further, rating is always performed and editing may
be performed coincident with the implementation of a
change in the customer’s schedule of rates.
(2)
Bill Processing Service
Bill Processing Service is the preparation of bills
for message-billed service, bulk-billed service, and
optional calling services, mailing of statements of
the amounts due for service received from the
customer and the collection of deposits and monies
due from the end users.
Bill Processing Service
includes message-billed (when necessary)
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8.2.1
Message Billing Service (Cont'd)
(A)
General Description (Cont'd)
(2)
Bill Processing Service (Cont'd)
bulk-billed,
and
optional
calling
account
establishment, posting of rated messages and rate
elements, rendering of bills, collection of deposits,
receiving payments, maintenance of accounts and
treatment of accounts.
(B)
Undertaking of the Telephone Company
(1)
Message Processing Service
(a)
When Message Processing is ordered by a
customer, the Telephone Company will process
all of the customer messages it possesses in a
state as set forth in (b) through (1) following
at rates and charges set forth in 17.5.2.
(b)
The Telephone Company will provide Message
Processing Service only for customer messages
originating or recorded within the operating
territory of the Telephone Company.
The
customer messages which the Telephone Company
will process may be customer messages from
Recording Service as set forth in 8.1 preceding
or, at the direction of the customer, other
customer messages which are chargeable in
accordance with the rate schedule furnished by
the customer.
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8.2.1
Message Billing Service (Cont'd)
(B)
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont’d)
(1)
Message Processing Service (Cont'd)
(b)
(Cont'd)
Any sent-paid coin messages provided as input
by the customer will be processed.
(c)
A record of customer call details is
required
to
provide
Message
Processing
Service.
Where a customer subscribes to
Recording
Service
as
set
forth
in
8.1
preceding, those recorded details may be used
as the input. Where the customer provides the
call details, the records must be in the
standard format established by the Telephone
Company
and
delivered
to
the
location
specified by the Telephone Company.
The
Telephone Company will provide to the customer
the precise details of the required standard
format. If the customer requests the customer
provided call details be reprocessed by the
Telephone Company because of a customer error,
the Telephone Company will reprocess the
customer
provided
call
details
and
the
appropriate charges as set forth in 17.5.2
following will apply.
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Section 8
Original Page 12
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.1
Message Billing Service (Cont'd)
(B)
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont’d)
(1)
Message Processing Service (Cont'd)
(d)
The
Telephone
Company
will
develop
the
customer's schedule of rates into a rating
program.
The rates for this process are
determined on an individual basis.
Message
processing charges as set forth in 17.5.2(1)
and 17.5.2(2) following apply for all customer
messages reprocessed.
(e)
Where the Telephone Company has rated customer
messages which are to be billed to an end user
by another Exchange Telephone Company, the
Telephone Company will enter the messages on a
magnetic tape or data file which can be used
for data transmission of the details. When the
customer has so arranged with an involved
Exchange
Telephone
Company,
the
Telephone
Company will transmit the rated message details
to such other Exchange Telephone Company for
billing
to
end
users
in
its
operating
territories.
When the customer does not have
billing arrangements with an Exchange Telephone
Company, rated messages for billing to the end
users of such an Exchange Telephone Company
will be delivered to the customer.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 13
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.1
Message Billing Service (Cont'd)
(B)
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont’d)
(1)
Message Processing Service (Cont'd)
(f)
Where the rates for customer services have been
implemented under an accounting order pending
final approval from a regulatory agency, the
Telephone Company will, upon written request
from the customer, keep such records as may be
required to make any adjustments to the end
users as may be ordered by the regulatory
agency. The Charges for such a service will be
determined on an individual case basis.
(g)
The Telephone Company will, upon request,
provide the customer the rated message detail.
The rated message detail will be provided on a
request by request basis in a format similar to
that used by the Telephone Company as input to
Bill Processing Service.
All rated customer
message detail available to the Telephone
Company will be provided to the customer. The
rated customer message detail will not be
sorted to furnish detail by specific end users,
groups of end users, by office or by location.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
Section 8
Original Page 14
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.1
Message Billing Service (Cont'd)
(B)
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont’d)
(1)
Message Processing Service (Cont'd)
(g)
(Cont'd)
The
Telephone
Company
will
provide
the
customer detail on a magnetic tape.
The
magnetic tapes will be provided without the
return of previously supplied tapes.
The
Telephone Company will supply the magnetic
tapes.
(h)
If the customer makes a request within 30 days
of
the
date
the
customer
details
were
initially made available to the customer, the
Telephone Company will make a reasonable
effort to recover the customer detail and make
it available again to the customer.
The
charges as set forth in 17.5.2 will apply for
all such customer detail provided.
(i)
Customer messages which the Telephone Company
processes that cannot be rated in accordance
with the customer rate schedule will be
reviewed
by
Telephone
Company
message
investigation groups.
Upon completion of the
review,
rated
customer
messages
will
be
delivered to the customer when the customer
orders such service or to Bill Processing
Service when the customer orders such service.
Unrated messages will be handled in accordance
with instructions that have been mutually
determined by the Telephone Company and the
customer. At the request of the customer, the
unrated customer messages will be reviewed for
unauthorized use of the customer service by
Telephone Company message investigation groups
for a period of up to 90 days after the
customer
message
was
processed.
The
appropriate
charges,
as
set
forth
in
17.5.2(5), will apply.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 15
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.1
Message Billing Service (Cont'd)
(B)
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont’d)
(1)
Message Processing Service (Cont'd)
(2)
Bill Processing Service
(a)
When Bill Processing Service is ordered
by a customer, the Telephone Company will
establish and maintain end user accounts
and prepare and render bills for all
customer messages, bulk-billed messages
and related rate elements it possesses
for a state as set forth in (b) through
(n) following at rates and charges as set
forth in 17.5.2 following. The Telephone
Company will not establish an end user
account with any customer balance due.
Deposit regulations will be as agreed
upon by the Telephone Company and the
customer.
In addition, the Telephone Company will,
in accordance with Telephone Company
deposit
regulations,
determine
and
collect a deposit from the end user for
the
customer
service. The Telephone
Company
will,
when
necessary
in
accordance with the Telephone Company
deposit
regulations,
determine
and
collect the service deposit when an end
user account is established or for
established
accounts
when the first
customer message is posted to the end
user account.
The
Telephone
Company
will,
when
necessary
in
accordance
with
the
Telephone Company deposit regulations,
maintain a service deposit for each end
user account. Service deposits will not
be maintained by the individual customer
accounts but will be maintained for the
end
user
account
in
general.
The
Telephone
Company
will
provide
the
customer a copy of its service deposit
regulations
upon
requests
from
the
customer.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 16
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.1
Message Billing Service (Cont'd)
(B)
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont’d)
(2)
Bill Processing Service (Cont'd)
(b)
The
Telephone
Company
will
provide
Bill
Processing Service for message-billed service,
bulk-billed service and related rate elements
which are posted to end user accounts located
within
the
operating
territory
of
the
Telephone Company only. The Telephone Company
will separate the rated customer messages into
a message-billed group and a bulk-billed group
for application of rates as set forth in
17.5.2 following.
(c)
At the request of the customer, the Telephone
Company will prepare and distribute customer
credit cards by first class U.S. Mail service.
The Telephone Company will assign the credit
card number will mark its records and files to
show that an end user has been issued a
customer credit card. The Telephone Company
will specify the information it requires to
issue a credit card and the format to be used
by
the
customer
in
furnishing
such
information. The charges as set forth in
section 7 preceding apply. Plastic coated
paper cards will be distributed unless the
customer requests another type of card be
provided. Charges to prepare and distribute
other such cards will be developed on an
individual
case
basis.
When
it
becomes
necessary as determined by the Telephone
Company, to change the credit card number or
discontinue the billing of credit card calls
to an end user account because of nonpayment
of charges or unauthorized use of Telephone
Company and customer service offerings, the
Telephone Company will notify the customer.
The
Telephone
Company
will
provide
the
customer the credit card number, associated
end user account name and billing address for
the credit card number change or billing
discontinued. All charges for calls associated
with such a discontinued credit card after the
customer has been notified will become the
responsibility of the customer. End user
questions concerning the issuing of customer
credit cards will not be handled by the
Telephone Company.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 17
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.1
Message Billing Service (Cont'd)
(B)
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont’d)
(2)
Bill Processing Service (Cont'd)
(d)
Rated customer messages are required to
provide Bill Processing Service.
If the
customer subscribes to Message Processing
Service as set forth in (1) preceding, the
rated customer messages may be used as the
input.
If the customer provides the rated
customer messages, those customer messages
must be in the standard format established by
the Telephone Company and delivered to the
location specified by the Telephone Company.
Such customer provided rated message data must
identify the end user account to be billed.
If the customer provided rated messages must
be converted by the Telephone Company to the
standard format and the Telephone Company
agrees
to
make
the
conversion,
program
development charges as set forth in 17.5.2(3)
following apply for the hours required to
design,
develop,
test
and
maintain
the
necessary programs.
(e)
For end user accounts in its operating
territory where the customer has ordered Bill
Processing Service, the Telephone Company will
bill all rated customer messages provided by
the customer.
(f)
Upon acceptance by the Telephone Company of a
Special Order for Bill Processing Service from
a
customer,
the
Telephone
Company
will
determine the conditions and the period of
time
to
implement
such
service
on
an
individual order basis. Program development
charges,
as
set
forth in Section 17.5
following, apply for the hours required to
design, develop, test, and maintain the
necessary programs including any programs to
rate, change the rates of, or change the rate
structure of any rate elements associated with
the customer services.
(g)
The Telephone Company will provide Bill
Processing Service only on the condition that
(1) it purchases the accounts receivable from
the customer as set forth in Section 17.5
following or (2) the Telephone Company agrees
to act as billing agent for the customer.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 18
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.1
Message Billing Service (Cont'd)
(B)
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont’d)
(2)
Bill Processing Service (Cont'd)
(h)
The Telephone Company will not provide any
information related to Bill Processing Service
accounts under this section of the tariff.
Bill Processing Services information may be
obtained as set forth in 8.4 following.
(i)
The Telephone Company will, at the option of
the customer, provide message-billed Bill
Processing Service with or without inquiry and
bulk-billed Bill Processing Service with or
without inquiry.
When the Telephone Company
provides inquiry, the Telephone Company will
be responsible for contacts and arrangements
with the customer's end users concerning the
billing, collecting, crediting and adjusting
of the customer service charges, except prior
customer balances due from end users, in
accordance with written instructions furnished
by the customer.
At the request of the
customer
when
the
customer
has
ordered
inquiry, the billed customer messages which
are removed from an end user's bill in
accordance with customer inquiry instructions
will be reviewed for unauthorized use of
customer service by Telephone Company message
investigation groups for a period of up to 90
days after the billed customer message has
been removed from an end user's bill. For any
billed customer messages removed from an end
user's
bill
in
accordance
with
customer
inquiry instructions, the Telephone Company
will make appropriate adjustments to the
customer's accounts receivable.
When the
Telephone Company provides Bill Processing
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 19
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.1
Message Billing Service (Cont'd)
(B)
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont’d)
(2)
Bill Processing Service (Cont'd)
(i)
(Cont'd)
Service without inquiry, all contacts from
customer end users concerning the customer
billed amounts will be referred to the
customer.
Inquiry will only be provided when
the customer is provided Bill Processing
Service at the same time for the same state
operating area.
(j)
The Telephone Company will accept customer
gift certificates for payment from end users
if the customer agrees in writing to redeem
all such gift certificates. The format of the
gift certificate must be acceptable to the
Telephone Company.
(k)
Rated
customer
messages
input
to
Bill
Processing Service which the Telephone Company
cannot bill for any reason will be view by the
Telephone
Company’s
message
investigation
groups. Upon completion of the review, the
billable messages will be posted and the
appropriate charges, as set forth in 17.5
following, will apply. Unbillable messages
will
be
handled
in
accordance
with
instructions
that
have
been
mutually
determined by the Telephone Company and the
customer. At the request of the customer, the
rated customer messages which cannot be billed
to
an
end
user
will
be
reviewed
for
unauthorized use of customer service by the
Telephone Company message investigation groups
for a period of up to 90 days after the rated
customer message was processed.
(l)
The Telephone Company will post rated customer
messages to the appropriate end user account
when it identifies a customer message to be
billed to an end user and will mark the
appropriate end user account when a customer
credit card is issued to an end user.
The
Telephone Company will bill to an end user
other customer message-billed service charges,
such as provision of a credit card, issuing of
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 20
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.1
Message Billing Service (Cont'd)
(B)
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont’d)
(2)
Bill Processing Service (Cont'd)
(l)
(Cont'd)
a credit card, blocking of third number
billing,
time
and
rate
charges,
and
subscription
charges.
Other
customer
message-related charges, such as directory
assistance and DIAL-IT charges, will be billed
to the end user based on customer message data
received from Message Processing Service or
from the customer. The Telephone Company will
made adjustments to end user balances due to
account for application of credits authorized
by customer inquiry instructions and customer
furnished statements.
(m)
The Telephone Company will establish an end
user account for customer bulk-billed service
when it receives an order from a customer to
perform such activity for a specific end user
and will bill customer bulk-billed charges to
the end user. The Telephone Company will bill
other customer bulk-billed rate elements, such
as provision of a bulk-billed service access
line, installation of an access line and
provision of an access line extension, when it
receives a Special Order for such services
from
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 21
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.1
Message Billing Service (Cont'd)
(B)
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont’d)
(2)
Bill Processing Service (Cont'd)
(m)
(Cont'd)
a customer.
Other customer message-related
charges for bulk-billed service, such as
directory assistance and DIAL-IT charges, will
be billed to the end user based on customer
message data received from Message Processing
Service or from the customer.
The Telephone
Company will make adjustments to end user
balances due to account for application of
credits
authorized
by
customer
inquiry
instructions
and
customer
furnished
statements.
(n)
Where the rates for customer services have
been implemented under an accounting order
pending final approval from a regulatory
agency, the Telephone Company will, upon
written request from the customer, keep such
records as may be required to make any
adjustments to the end users as may be ordered
by the regulatory agency.
The charges for
such a service will be determined on an
individual case basis.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 22
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.1
Message Billing Service (Cont'd)
(C)
Liability of the Telephone Company
The Telephone Company liability for Message Billing Service
is as follows:
(1)
If Bill Processing Service detail is not available
because the Telephone Company lost or damaged records
or incurred processing system outages, the Telephone
Company will attempt to recover the lost customer
detail.
If the lost customer detail cannot be
recovered and the Telephone Company recorded the
details, the customer detail and the extent of the
Telephone Company's liability for damages will be as
set forth in 8.1.3(A) preceding.
If the lost
customer detail cannot be recovered and the customer
provided the detail, the customer will be requested
to resupply the detail.
If the customer cannot
resupply the detail, the detail and the extent of the
Telephone Company's liability for damages will be as
set forth in 8.1.3(A) preceding.
This recovered
detail will be included in message detail provided to
the customer when the customer orders such service
and any recovered customer messages will be billed.
(2)
When the Telephone Company is notified that, due to
its error or omission, incomplete customer detail has
been provided, as set forth in 8.2.1(B)(1) preceding
and/or 8.4 following, to a customer, the Telephone
Company will make a reasonable effort to recover and
provide the customer detail to the
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 23
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.1
Message Billing Service (Cont'd)
(C)
Liability of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
(2)
(Cont'd)
customer at no additional charge.
Such request to
recover the customer detail must be made within 30
days from the date the customer detail was initially
made available to the customer. If the detail cannot
be recovered, the extent of the Telephone Company's
liability for damages shall be limited as set forth
in 8.1.3(A) preceding.
(3)
If the Telephone Company finds, or is notified of, an
error in billing to an end user, it will make a
reasonable effort to correct the error and bill the
appropriate end user within the limits permitted by
laws of the state in which it provides the service.
If the error is caused by the Telephone Company
cannot bill the proper end user in a timely manner,
the extent of the Telephone Company's liability for
damages will be the known amount misbilled or when
the amount misbilled is unknown, limited as set forth
in 8.1.3(A).
(4)
In the absence of willful misconduct, no liability
for damages to the customer or other person or entity
other than as set forth in (1), (2) and (3) preceding
shall attach to the Telephone Company for its action
or the conduct of its employees in providing Message
Billing Service (Cont'd).
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 24
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.1
Message Billing Service (Cont'd)
(D)
Obligations of the Customer
(1)
The customer shall order Message Billing Service s
under a Special Order for each state where service is
desired.
The customer shall be responsible for all
balances due from end users that exist prior to
ordering Bill Processing Service.
(2)
When Message Processing Service is ordered, the
customer shall furnish the Telephone Company, an
estimate
of
the
number
of
messages
(message
capacity), including those messages which will be
bulk billed, to be processed.
In addition, when Bill Processing Service is ordered,
the customer shall furnish the Telephone Company, for
each state and for each year in the order, an
estimate of the number of message-billed and/or
bulk-billed
messages
(bill capacity) for which
billing is to be provided. Separate estimates shall
be furnished by the customer for message-billed
messages and bulk-billed messages.
The capacity
estimate for inquiry for each state and each year
shall be the same as that for message-billed and/or
bulk-billed messages.
(3)
The customer shall furnish all information necessary
for the Telephone Company to provide
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 25
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.1
Message Billing Service (Cont'd)
(D)
Obligations of the Customer (Cont'd)
(3)
(Cont'd)
the Message Billing Service, including any per month
service charges applicable to an end user and an
affidavit that states whether the customer service is
subject to any Federal taxes and/or State taxes.
When customer messages are to be billed by an entity
other than the Telephone Company, the customer shall
furnish written instructions as to how the rated
customer messages are to be provided to that other
entity.
If the customer does not furnish complete
instructions, all resulting unbillable messages will
be delivered to the customer. The information shall
be furnished by the customer in a timely manner.
(4)
The customer shall furnish to the Telephone Company a
written schedule of its rates and charges in
sufficient time to allow the Telephone Company to
establish a rating program.
The customer's rate
structure
must
be
consistent
with
established
Telephone Company rating methodologies. The interval
required to establish a rating program must be
mutually agreeable to the Telephone Company and the
customer.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 26
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.1
Message Billing Service (Cont'd)
(D)
Obligations of the Customer (Cont'd)
(5)
Reserved For Future Use
(6)
The customer shall be responsible for all contact and
arrangements
with
its
end
users
concerning
the
provision and maintenance of the customer's service,
including prior customer balances due from end users.
(7)
When the customer orders message-billed or bulk-billed
Bill Processing Service with inquiry, the customer
shall
furnish
to
the
Telephone
Company
written
instructions, which are agreeable to the Telephone
Company, for the handling of end user questions about
bills.
When the customer orders message-billed or bulk-billed
Bill Processing Service without inquiry, the customer
shall furnish the Telephone Company with written
instructions as to where inquiries are to be referred.
When the customer does not order inquiry service and
desires credit adjustments be made to the end user
balance due, the customer shall furnish a statement for
each end user account where the credit is desired.
These statements shall show the customer message, the
date the customer message was billed and the amount of
the credit.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 27
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.1
Message Billing Service (Cont'd)
(D)
Obligations of the Customer (Cont'd)
(7)
(Cont'd)
The customer shall notify its end users through its
tariff or other appropriate means when the customer
handles the bill inquiries.
The customer shall
furnish the Telephone Company in writing all end user
bill adjustment statements.
(8)
The customer will immediately redeem all customer
gift certificates the Telephone Company receives in
payment for any end users charges.
The customer
agrees to use a gift certificate format which is
agreeable to the Telephone Company.
(9)
The customer agrees to permit the Telephone Company
to, when necessary in accordance with Telephone
Company deposit regulations, determine and collect
customer service deposits from all end users of the
customer's services for which the Telephone Company
provides billing for the customer. The customer will
notify its end users through its tariffs or other
means that the Telephone Company will, when necessary
in
accordance
with
Telephone
Company
deposit
regulations, determine and collect customer service
deposits.
The customer will also include in its
tariff and service arrangements and obtain
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 28
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.1
Message Billing Service (Cont'd)
(D)
Obligations of the Customer (Cont'd)
(9)
(Cont'd)
regulatory concurrence for the Telephone Company
deposit regulations that the Telephone Company will
use to determine and collect end user service
deposits.
(10)
When the customer desires that a credit card be
issued by the Telephone Company for an end user, the
customer shall furnish the credit card information as
specified by the Telephone Company. The information
shall include a statement from the customer that the
end user has requested the credit card.
When the
customer is notified by the Telephone Company that a
customer credit card billing is discontinued, the
customer shall notify the appropriate end user. The
customer also agrees to be responsible for all
charges to the discontinued credit card after receipt
of notice of discontinuance and all charges to a
customer credit card where the end user states in
writing to the Telephone Company that the end user
did not request the credit card.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 29
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.1
Message Billing Service (Cont'd)
(D)
Obligations of the Customer (Cont'd)
(11)
(E)
When the customer furnishes recorded customer detail
for Message Processing Service and/or rated customer
message detail for Bill Processing Service, it shall
be responsible to deliver the detail to the location
specified by the Telephone company and it shall
retain a copy of the detail furnished for at least
90 days.
Payment Arrangements and Audit Provision
(1)
Audit Provision
Upon written notice by the customer to the Telephone
Company, the customer shall have the right, through
its authorized representative, to examine and audit,
during normal business hours and at reasonable
intervals determined by the Telephone Company, all
such records and accounts as may under recognized
accounting practices contain information bearing
upon the amount payable to the customer. Adjustment
shall be made by the proper party to compensate for
any
errors
or
omissions
disclosed
by
such
examination or audit. Neither such right to examine
and audit nor the right to receive such adjustment
shall be affected by any statement to the contrary,
appearing on checks or otherwise,
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 30
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.1
Message Billing Service (Cont'd)
(E)
Payment Arrangements and Audit Provision (Cont'd)
(1)
Audit Provision (Cont'd)
otherwise, unless such statement expressly waiving
such right appears in a letter signed by the
authorized representative of the party having such
right and delivered to the other party.
Any information received or reviewed by the customer
or its authorized representative during the audit is
to
be
considered
confidential and not to be
distributed, provided or disclosed in any form to
anyone not involved in the audit, nor is such
information to be used for any other purpose.
(2)
Minimum Period
The minimum period for which Message Billing Service
is provided and for which charges apply is one year.
If the customer orders Message Processing Service
and/or Bill Processing Service for three or five
years, then the minimum period and the period for
which charges apply is that period ordered by the
customer. A minimum period of one, three, or five
years, as ordered by the customer, applies for each
additional period of service ordered.
If the service is discontinued prior to the end of
the period ordered, monthly charges apply for each
remaining month and fraction of a month. The monthly
charge will be one-twelfth of the minimum yearly
charge.
(3)
Minimum Order Capacities and Minimum Yearly Charges
Message Billing Service is subject to minimum order
capacities and minimum yearly charges. The minimum
order capacities are the message capacity and bill
capacity as specified in (a) following. The minimum
yearly charge as specified in (b) or (c) following,
whichever is higher, shall apply.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 31
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.1
Message Billing Service (Cont'd)
(E)
Payment Arrangement and Audit Provision (Cont’d)
(3)
Minimum Order Capacities and Minimum Yearly Charges
(Cont’d)
(a) The message capacity ordered by the customer for
any year in a three or five year order for
Message Processing Service shall not be lower
than 25 percent of the largest message capacity
ordered for any year in a three or five year
order. The bill capacity ordered by the customer
for any year is a three or five year order for
Bill Processing Service shall not be lower than
25 percent of the largest bill capacity ordered
for any year in a three or five year order. The
minimum yearly bill capacity for message-billed
messages
and
bulk-billed
messages
will
be
determined separately based on the estimates the
customer furnishes as set forth in (D)(2)
preceding. The minimum yearly capacity ordered
for each year for inquiry shall be the same as
that
for
message-billed
and/or
bulk-billed
messages.
(b)
For
Message
Processing
Service,
the
minimum yearly charge is the product of the
message capacity per year furnished by the
customer as set forth in (D)(2) and (a) preceding
and the appropriate Message Processing Service
rate
times
0.9.
The
appropriate
Message
Processing Service rate is the Message Processing
Service rate as set forth in (G)(1) following for
the specific year period ordered.
For Bill Processing Service, the minimum yearly
charge is the product of the message-billed bill
capacity and/or bulk-billed bill capacity per
year furnished by the customer as set forth in
(D)(2) and (a) preceding and the appropriate Bill
Processing Service message-billed and/or bulkbilled rate times 0.9. The minimum yearly charge
for
message-billed
messages
and
bulk-billed
messages will be determined separately based on
the estimates the customer furnishes as set forth
in (D)(2) and (a) preceding. The appropriate Bill
Processing Service message-billed rate is the
average of the message-billed rates as set forth
in (G)(7) following for the specific messagebilled
service
year
period
ordered.
The
appropriate Bill Processing Service bulk-billed
rate is the bulk-billed rate as set forth in
(G)(7) following for the specific bulk-billed
service year period ordered.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 32
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.1
Message Billing Service (Cont'd)
(E)
Payment Arrangement and Audit Provision (Cont’d)
(3)
Minimum Order Capacities and Minimum Yearly Charges
(Cont’d)
(b) (Cont’d)
For inquiry, the minimum yearly charge for
message-billed and bulk-billed inquiry will be
determined
separately.
For
message-billed
inquiry, the minimum yearly charge is the product
of the message-billed bill capacity for the year
furnished by the customer as set forth in (D)(2)
and (a) preceding and the appropriate messagebilled inquiry rate times 0.9. For bulk-billed
inquiry, the minimum yearly charge is the product
of the bulk-billed bill capacity for the year
furnished by the customer as set forth in (D)(2)
and (a) preceding and the appropriate bulk-billed
inquiry rate times 0.9. The appropriate messagebilled inquiry rate is the average of the
message-billed inquiry rates as set forth in
(G)(7) following, for the year period ordered.
The appropriate bulk-billed inquiry rate is the
bulk-billed inquiry rate as set forth in (G)(7)
following for the year period ordered.
(c) For Message Process Service, the minimum yearly
charge is the difference of the message capacity
per year furnished by the customer as set forth
in (D)(2) and (a) preceding and the year
allowance times the appropriate Message Process
Service
rate.
The
year
allowance
will
be
determined by the Telephone Company and will be
the total customer messages for all customers
processed by the Telephone Company in the
calendar year prior to the year for the minimum
yearly charge times 0.05. The appropriate Message
Process Service rate is the Message Process
Service rate as set forth in (G)(1) following for
specific year period ordered.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 33
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.1
Message Billing Service (Cont'd)
(E)
Payment Arrangement and Audit Provision (Cont’d)
(3)
Minimum Order Capacities and Minimum Yearly Charges
(Cont’d)
(c) (Cont’d)
For Bill Processing Service, the minimum yearly
charge is the difference of the message-billed
bill capacity plus the bulk-billed bill capacity
for the year furnished by the customer as set
forth in (D)(2) and (a) preceding and the year
allowance times the appropriate Bill Processing
Service, message-billed, or bulk-billed rate. The
minimum yearly charge for message-billed messages
and bulk-billed messages will be determine
separately based on the estimates the customer
furnishes as set forth in (D)(2) and (a)
preceding and prorate of the allowance. The
allowance will be prorated using the ratio of the
message-billed bill capacity furnished by the
customer
to
the
bulk-billed
bill
capacity
furnished by the customer for the year for which
the minimum yearly charge is determined. The year
allowance will be determined by the Telephone
Company and will be the total customer messages
for all customers billed by the Telephone Company
in the calendar year prior to the year for the
minimum yearly charge times 0.05. The appropriate
Bill Processing Service
message-billed rate is
the average of the message-billed rate as set
forth in (G)(7) following for the year period
ordered. The appropriate Bill Processing Service
bulk-billed rate is the bulk-billed rate as set
forth in (G)(7) following for the year period
ordered.
For inquiry, the minimum yearly charge will be
determined for the year by using the messagebilled bill capacity or the bulk-billed bill
capacity less a prorate of the year allowance
times the appropriate inquiry message-billed or
bulk-billed inquiry rate. The minimum yearly
charge for message-billed inquiry
and bulkbilled inquiry will be determined separately. The
prorate of the allowance will be the same as the
set forth in the preceding paragraph.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 34
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.1
Message Billing Service (Cont'd)
(E)
Payment Arrangement and Audit Provision (Cont’d)
(3)
Minimum Order Capacities and Minimum Yearly Charges
(Cont’d)
(c) (Cont’d)
When the Message Process Service rates are not
shown separately and are included in the Bill
Processing Service rates, the Message Process
Service minimum yearly charges will not apply.
When the inquiry rates are not shown separately
and are included in the Bill Processing Service
message-billed
processing
and
bulk-billed
processing rates, the inquiry minimum yearly
charges will not apply.
(4)
Cancellation of a Special Order
A customer may cancel a Special Order for Message
Billing Service on any date prior to the service
date. The cancellation date is the date the Telephone
Company received written or verbal notice from the
customer that the Special Order is to be cancelled.
The verbal notice must be followed by written
confirmation within ten days. The service date for
Message Billing Service is the date the customer and
the Telephone Company mutually agree the service is
to start.
When a customer cancels a Special Order for Message
Billing Service after the order date, but prior to
the start of service, a charge equal to the Special
Order charges, program development costs and any
nonrecoverable
capital
costs
incurred
by
the
Telephone Company will apply to the customer.
(5)
Changes to Special Orders
When a customer requests changes to a pending Special
Order for Message Billing Service, such changes will
be undertaken if they can be accommodated by the
Telephone Company. A charge equal to any costs
incurred by the Telephone Company because of the
change will apply.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 35
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.1
Message Billing Service (Cont'd)
(F)
Rate Regulations
(1)
The Message Processing and Bill Processing Service
message charges apply during the yearly periods
ordered by the customer. The Telephone Company will
not change the rates for the Message Processing
Service charges as set forth in 17.5.2(1) following
or the Bill Processing Service charges as set forth
in 17.5.2(7) following that apply to the customer
order during the yearly periods for that specific
order. For the purpose of determining the charges
applicable to bulk-billed service for Bill Processing
Service, a bulk-billed message is a customer message
which is used by the Telephone Company to develop the
customer bulk-billed charge.
(2)
During any yearly period in which the actual customer
messages processed and/or billed exceeds the message
capacity as stated in the following, additional
charges apply. For Message Processing Service, for
each customer message processed that exceeds (a) 110
percent of the message capacity ordered for the year
or (b) the message capacity ordered plus the year
allowance, whichever of (a) or (b) is lower, the
appropriate charges for the specific service ordered
as set forth in (G)(1) and (g)(2) following apply.
The year allowance is the quantity determined as set
forth in (E)(3)(c) preceding.
For Bill Processing Service, for each message-billed
customer message-billed bill capacity ordered by (b)
the message-billed bill capacity plus the prorated
allowance, whichever of (a) or (b) is lower as set
forth in (G) (7) and (G)(8) following apply. The
prorated allowance is the quantity determined as set
forth in (E)(3)(c) preceding.
For Bill Processing Service, for each bulk-billed
customer message processed that exceeds (a) 110
percent of the bulk-billed bill capacity ordered or
(b) the bulk-billed capacity plus the prorated
allowance, whichever of (a) or (b) is lower, the
appropriate charges for the specific service ordered
as set forth in (G)(7) and (G)(8) following apply.
The prorated allowance is the prorated quantity
determined as set forth in (E)(3)(c) preceding.
For each year for message-billed inquiry, the
additional charges will apply for the same capacity
that additional charges apply for message-billed
messages. The appropriate charges for the specific
inquiry ordered as set forth in (G)(7) and (G)(8)
apply.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 36
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.1
Message Billing Service (Cont'd)
(F)
Rate Regulations (Cont’d)
(2)
(Cont'd)
For each year for bulk-billed inquiry, the additional
charges will apply for the same capacity that
additional charges apply for bulk-billed messages.
The appropriate charges for the specific inquiry
ordered as set forth in (G)( 7) and (G)(8) apply.
For each customer message processed and/or billed
between message capacity ordered and the allowance
(i.e., percent level or order plus allowance level,
which applies) specified in the preceding paragraphs,
the appropriate rate as set forth in (G)(1) or (G)(7)
apply.
The customer, at its option, may order additional
capacity for inquiry and capacity required to process
and/or bill the additional messages at the rates as
set forth in (G) following subject to the minimum
period and minimum yearly charges as set forth in
(E)(2) and preceding. When more than one order exists
at the time for a customer, the rates for inquiry, IC
messages processed and/or billed that exceed the
total
inquiry,
message
and/or
bill
capacity,
respectively, for all existing orders will be the
appropriate rates for the most recent order, plus the
appropriate additional inquiry, message and/or bill
processing charge as set forth in (G)(2) and (G)(8)
following for the most recent order.
(3)
The Message-Billed Service charge applies each month
that one or more messages or related rate elements
are billed to an end user. When both interstate and
state customer messages are billed by the Telephone
Company to the end user on the same bill for the
customer, the Message Billed Service charge times 0.5
applies each month. When more than one copy of the
end user bill is provided to the end user, the
Message-Billed
Service
charge applies for each
additional copy of the end user bill provided.
(4)
A Bulk-Billed Service charge applies each month that
one or more bulk-billed charges are billed to an end
user.
When both interstate and state customer
bulk-billed charges are billed by the Telephone
Company to the end user on the same bill for the
customer, the Bulk-Billed Service Charge times 0.5
applies each month. When more than one copy of the
end user bill is provided to the end user, the
Bulk-Billed
Service
charge
applies
for
each
additional copy of the end user bill provided.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 37
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.2
Private Line Billing Service
The Telephone Company will provide Private Line Billing Service
(Cont'd) only for those customer private line services for which
the Telephone Company is providing Special Access Service.
The
Telephone Company will not render bills for customer private line
services for which it does not provide Special Access Service that
are connected at end
user premises to customer private line
services for which it does render bills.
The Telephone Company will not render bills for usage-based rate
elements under this section of the tariff.
Usage-based rate
elements will be billed as set forth in 8.2.1 preceding.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 38
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.2
Private Line Billing Service (Cont'd)
(A)
General Description
Private Line Billing Service includes editing and rating,
account
establishment,
rendering
of
bills,
receiving
payments, maintenance of accounts, treatment of accounts and
inquiry (when ordered by the customer).
Editing and rating is the examination and identification of
all the rateable elements of a customer private line service
and the application of the appropriate customer rates and
charges to the service. These functions are performed when
private line services for a customer's end user are
established or changed.
Rating is always performed, and
editing may be performed, coincident with the implementation
of a change in the customer's schedule of rates.
Account establishment is the preparation of a customer end
user record so that a bill can be sent to that end user.
Rendering of bills is the preparation and mailing of
statements of the amounts due from end users for service
received from the customer.
These statements may, at
Telephone Company choice, be included as part of the regular
monthly bill for local telephone exchange service mailed to
the end user.
Receiving payment and maintenance of accounts is the
collecting of deposits and monies from end users for
services furnished by the customer and maintenance of
records of all transactions.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 39
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.2
Private Line Billing Service (Cont'd)
(A)
General Description (Cont'd)
Treatment of accounts is the forwarding of notices of
delinquent or unpaid end user accounts, posting credits and
adjustments, and when necessary as determined by the
Telephone Company, denial of the customer's Special Access
Service.
Inquiry is the answering of end user questions about charges
for customer services and negotiating of credits and
adjustments to end user accounts and review of customer
charges which are removed from an end user's bill.
(B)
Undertaking of the Telephone Company
(1)
When Private Line Billing Service is ordered by a
customer, the Telephone Company will establish a
Private Line Account, edit and rate the billing
detail, bill the end user and maintain and treat the
Private Line Account (based on the rate and end user
data supplied by the customer) at the rates and
charges set forth in 17.5.3 following, as set forth
in (2) through (14) following. The Telephone Company
will not establish a Private Line end user account
with any customer balance due.
In addition, the
Telephone Company will, in accordance with Telephone
Company deposit regulations, determine and collect a
deposit from the end user for the customer service.
The Telephone Company will, when necessary in
accordance
with
Telephone
Company
deposit
regulations,
determine
and collect the service
deposit when an end user account is established. The
Telephone Company will, when
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 40
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.2
Private Line Billing Service (Cont'd)
(B)
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont’d)
(1)
(Cont'd)
necessary
in
accordance with Telephone Company
deposit regulations, maintain a service deposit
balance for each end user account.
The Telephone
Company will provide the customer a copy of its
deposit regulations upon request from the customer.
The Telephone Company will make adjustments to end
user balances due to account for application of
credits authorized by customer furnished statements.
(2)
Private Line Billing Service records and end user
accounts will be maintained by the Telephone Company
in a standard format in order to identify the end
user and bill the rateable elements.
The Telephone
Company will establish the format it will use to bill
private line services and provide it to the customer.
If, in the course of Telephone Company business, it
is necessary to change these formats, the Telephone
Company will notify the involved customers six months
prior to the change.
(3)
The Telephone Company will develop the customer's
schedule of rates and charges into a rating program.
Program
development
charges,
as
set
forth
in
17.5.3(3) following, apply for the hours required to
design, develop, test and maintain the necessary
programs.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 41
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.2
Private Line Billing Service (Cont'd)
(B)
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
(4)
Upon acceptance by the Telephone Company of a Special
Order for Private Line Billing Service from a
customer, the Telephone Company will determine the
period of time to implement such service on an
individual case basis.
(5)
Changes in the rate levels of customer services to be
billed will normally be implemented within 60 days
after receipt of a Special Order from the customer
requesting such changes.
Such changes will require
modifications of the rating program.
Program
development charges, set forth in 17.5.3(3), apply
for the hours required to design, develop, test and
maintain the necessary program changes.
(6)
Changes in the rate structure of the customer
services to be billed also require a change in the
rating
programs.
When
the
Telephone
Company
determines that it can accommodate the changes, the
conditions and the period of time required to make
such changes will be determined on an individual case
basis. Program development charges, as set forth in
17.5.3(3), apply for the hours required to design,
develop, test and maintain the necessary program
changes.
(7)
The
Telephone
Company
will
not
provide
any
information related to Private Line Billing Service
accounts under this section of the tariff.
Private
Line Billing Service information may be obtained as
set forth in 8.4 following.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 42
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.2
Private Line Billing Service (Cont'd)
(B)
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
(8)
The Telephone Company will, at the option of the
customer, provide Private Line Billing with or
without inquiry. When the Telephone Company provides
Private Line Billing with inquiry, the Telephone
Company
will
be
responsible
for
contacts
and
arrangements with the customer's end users concerning
the billing, collecting. crediting and adjusting of
the customer service charges, except prior customer
balances due from end users, in accordance with
written instructions furnished by the customer.
At
the request of the customer, the billed customer
charges which are removed from the end user bill in
accordance with the customer inquiry instructions
will be reviewed for unauthorized use of the customer
service by Telephone Company message investigation
groups for a period of up to 90 days after the billed
customer charges have been removed from the end
user's bill.
For any billed customer charges which
are removed from an end user's balance due in
accordance with the customer's instructions, the
Telephone Company will make an appropriate adjustment
to the customer's accounts receivable.
When the
Telephone Company provides Private Line Billing
without inquiry, all contacts from customer end users
concerning the customer's billed amounts will be
referred to the customer and the Telephone Company
will only be responsible for contacts with customer's
end users concerning the collection of customer
service charges, except prior customer balances due
from end users.
Inquiry will only be provided for
those end user accounts for which the customer has
ordered Private Line Billing.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 43
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.2
Private Line Billing Service (Cont'd)
(B)
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
(9)
When the Telephone Company encounters bills which are
to be rendered to end users or end user billing
addresses not located in the Telephone Company's
operating territory or in a state where Private Line
Billing Service has not been ordered, such bills will
be handled as follows:
(a)
If the bill to the end user is for a service
for which the Telephone Company provides a
Special Access Service to the customer and the
customer has ordered the appropriate Private
Line Billing Service, the Telephone Company
will bill the end user.
(b)
In all other situations, the bill will be
delivered to the customer and the customer
shall be responsible to furnish an accounts
receivable adjustment to the Telephone Company
as set forth in 8.2.3 following.
(10)
The Telephone Company will accept customer gift
certificates for payment from end users if the
customer agrees in writing to redeem all such gift
certificates.
The format of the gift certificates
must be acceptable to Telephone Company.
(11)
Where the rates
implemented under
approval from a
Company will, upon
for customer services have been
an accounting order pending final
regulatory agency, the Telephone
written request from the customer,
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 44
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.2
Private Line Billing Service (Cont'd)
(B)
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
(11)
(Cont'd)
keep such records as may be required to make any
adjustments to the end users as may be ordered by
the regulatory agency.
The charges for such a
service will be determined on an individual case
basis.
(12)
The Telephone Company will provide Private Line
Billing Services under a Special Order.
For all
Private
Line
Billing
Services
other
than
establishment of or changes to end user account
data, establishment of or changes to end user
account rate elements and changes to end user
balances due, the Private Line Billing Service
Special Order charge as set forth in 17.5.3(5)
following will apply to orders accepted by the
Telephone Company. The format of this Special Order
will be specified by the Telephone Company.
(13)
The Telephone Company will arrange with the customer
to accept under a Special Order end user account
information to establish and change end user account
data, establish and change end user account rate
elements and change end user balances due.
The
methods, procedures and manner in which the end user
account data and changes are forwarded to the
Telephone Company must be agreeable to the Telephone
Company. The charges to handle such Special Orders
will be determined on an individual case basis.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 45
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.2
Private Line Billing Service (Cont'd)
(B)
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
(14)
(C)
If the customer requests the Private Line bills be
reprocessed by the Telephone Company because of a
customer error, the Telephone Company will treat the
reprocessing as a rate level or rate structure
change.
Determination of whether the reprocessing
is a rate level change or rate structure change will
be made by the Telephone Company based on the
Special Order the Telephone Company receives from
the customer. All appropriate charges as set forth
in 17.5.3 will apply.
Liability of the Telephone Company
Notwithstanding
2.1.3
preceding,
the
Telephone
Company liability for Private Line Billing Service
is as follows:
(1)
If
Private
Line
Billing detail is not
available because the Telephone Company lost
or damaged records or incurred processing
system outages, the Telephone Company will
recover the lost detail based on previously
received information.
This recovered detail
will be provided to the customer if the
customer has ordered the appropriate Billing
Information Service as set forth in 8.4
following. If the detail cannot be recovered,
the
extent
of
the
Telephone
Company's
liability for damages will be the known amount
not billed or when the amount not billed is
unknown, no more than 3 months charges for the
services not billed.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 46
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.2
Private Line Billing Service (Cont'd)
(C)
Liability of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
(2)
When the Telephone Company is notified that, due to
its error or omission, incomplete detail has been
provided to the customer when such detail has been
ordered as set forth in 8.4 following, the Telephone
Company will make a reasonable effort to recover the
detail and provide such information to the customer
at no additional charge to the customer.
Such
request to recover the detail must be made within 30
days from the date the details were initially made
available to the customer.
If the detail cannot be
recovered, the extent of the Telephone Company's
liability for damages will be the known amount not
billed or when the amount not billed is unknown, no
more than 3 months charges for the services not
billed.
(3)
If the Telephone Company finds, or is notified of, an
error in billing to an end user, it will make a
reasonable effort to correct the error and bill the
appropriate end user within the limits permitted by
laws of the state in which it provides the service.
If the error is caused by the Telephone Company and
the Telephone Company cannot timely bill the proper
end user, the extent of the Telephone Company's
misbilled or when the amount misbilled is unknown, no
more
than
3
months charges for the services
misbilled.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 47
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.2
Private Line Billing Service (Cont'd)
(C)
Liability of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
(4)
(D)
In the absence of willful misconduct, no liability
for damages to the customer or other person or entity
other than that as set forth in (1), (2) and (3)
preceding shall attach to the Telephone Company for
its action or the conduct of its employees in
providing Private Line Billing Service.
Obligations of the Customer
(1)
The customer shall order Private Line Billing Service
under a Special Order for each state where service is
desired.
When Private Line Billing Service is
ordered initially, the customer shall order the
service for at least one year. Thereafter, upon six
months written notice, additional service may be
ordered for a minimum of one year and the rates and
charges as set forth in 17.5.3 following will apply.
Not later than six months prior to the end of an
order period, the customer shall notify the Telephone
Company in writing if service is to be discontinued
at the end of the period. If no notice is received
from the customer, the Telephone Company will
automatically extend the service for an additional
year, using the most recent 12 months of bill
capacity provided. All appropriate rates and charges
as set forth in 17.5.3 following for another year
will apply and the minimum monthly charges will be
based on the most recent 12 months of bill capacity
provided.
All appropriate rates and charges as set
forth in 17.5.3 following for another year will apply
and the minimum monthly charges will be based on the
most recent 12 months of bill capacity provided. The
customer will be notified by the Telephone Company
when such an extension is made.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 48
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.2
Private Line Billing Service (Cont'd)
(D)
Obligations of the Customer (Cont'd)
(2)
When Private Line Billing Service is ordered, the
customer shall furnish the Telephone Company for each
state and for each year in the order an estimate of
the average number of bills (bill capacity) to be
rendered each year.
(3)
The customer shall furnish in the format specified by
the Telephone Company all information necessary for
the Telephone Company to provide the Private Line
Billing Service including an affidavit that states
whether the customer Private Line Service is subject
to any Federal taxes and/or State taxes.
When
customer bills are to be rendered to locations not in
the operating territory of the Telephone Company, the
customer shall furnish an address where the bills are
to be sent.
If the customer does not furnish an
address, all unaddressable bills will be delivered to
the customer. The information shall be furnished by
the customer in a timely manner.
(4)
The customer shall furnish to the Telephone Company a
written schedule of its service rates and charges in
sufficient time to allow the Telephone Company to
establish a rating program. The interval required to
establish a rating program must be mutually agreed to
by the Telephone Company and the customer.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 49
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.2
Private Line Billing Service (Cont'd)
(D)
Obligations of the Customer (Cont'd)
(5)
When the customer orders Private Line Billing
Service, it shall authorize the Telephone Company in
writing to deny service to end users for nonpayment.
If that authorization is not received, Private Line
Billing Service will not be provided.
(6)
The customer shall be responsible for all contacts
and arrangements, including prior customer balances
due from end users, with its end users concerning the
provision and maintenance of the customer's services.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 50
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.2
Private Line Billing Service (Cont'd)
(D)
Obligations of the Customer (Cont'd)
(7)
When the customer orders Private Line Billing Service
with
inquiry,
the
customer
shall
furnish
the
Telephone Company written instructions which are
agreeable to the Telephone Company, for the handling
of end user questions about bills.
When the customer orders Private Line Billing Service
without inquiry, the customer shall furnish the
Telephone Company with written instructions as to
where inquiries are to be referred.
When the
customer does not order Telephone Company Inquiry
service and desires credit adjustments be made to the
balances due from an end user, the customer shall
furnish a statement for each end user account where
the credit is desired.
These statements shall show
the rate element to be credited, the date the rate
element was billed and the amount of the credit.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 51
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.2
Private Line Billing Service (Cont'd)
(D)
Obligations of the Customer (Cont'd)
(7)
(Cont'd)
The customer shall notify its end users through its
tariff or other appropriate means when the customer
handles the bill inquiries.
The customer shall
furnish the Telephone Company in writing all bill
adjustments as set forth in 8.2.3 following.
(8)
The customer will immediately redeem all customer gift
certificates that the Telephone Company receives in
payment for end user charges. The customer agrees to
use a gift certificate format which is agreeable to
the Telephone Company.
(9)
The customer agrees to permit the Telephone Company
to, when necessary in accordance with Telephone
Company deposit regulations, determine and collect
customer service deposits from all end users of the
customer's services for which the Telephone Company
provides billing for the customer. The customer will
notify its end users through its tariffs or other
means that the
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 52
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.2
Private Line Billing Service (Cont'd)
(E)
Payment Arrangements and Audit Provisions
(1)
Audit Provisions
Upon reasonable written notice by the customer to the
Telephone company, the customer shall have the right
through its authorized representative to examine and
audit, during normal business hours and at reasonable
intervals as determined by the Telephone Company, all
such records and accounts as may under recognized
accounting practices contain information bearing upon
the amount payable to the customer. Adjustment shall
be made by the proper party to compensate for any
errors or omissions disclosed by such examination or
audit.
Neither such right to examine and audit nor
the right to receive such adjustment shall be
affected by any statement to the contrary, appearing
on checks or otherwise, unless such statement
expressly waiving such right appears in a letter
signed by the authorized representative of the party
having such right and delivered to the other party.
All information received or reviewed by the customer
or its authorized representative is to be considered
confidential and not to be distributed, provided or
disclosed in any form to anyone not involved in the
audit, nor is such information to be used for any
other purpose.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 53
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.2
Private Line Billing Service (Cont'd)
(E)
Payment Arrangements and Audit Provisions (Cont'd)
(2)
Minimum Periods
The minimum period for which Private Line Billing
Service is provided, and for which charges apply, is
one year.
A minimum period of one year applies
additional period of service ordered.
for
each
When service is discontinued prior to the expiration
of a minimum period, the minimum monthly charge is
applicable for each month and fraction of month
remaining in the minimum period.
(3)
Minimum Monthly Charges
(a)
During the initial year minimum period, there
is a minimum monthly charge based on the
customer's estimate of the number of bills to
be rendered during that period.
The minimum
monthly
charge
is
the
charge
for
Bill
Rendering, as set forth in 17.5.3(2), for 75
percent of the monthly volume.
The monthly
volume is 1/12 of the bill capacity ordered
during the initial year.
If the actual monthly volume during any
consecutive three month period exceeds 1/12 of
the bill capacity ordered by 50 percent or
more per month, a new minimum monthly charge
will be established.
The new charge is the
charge for Bill Rendering, as set forth in
17.5.3(2), for the monthly average of the
actual volume used during those three months.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 54
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.2
Private Line Billing Service (Cont'd)
(E)
Payment Arrangements and Audit Provisions (Cont'd)
(3)
Minimum Monthly Charges (Cont'd)
(b)
During each additional yearly minimum period,
the minimum monthly charge is the charge for
Bill Rendering, as set forth in 17.5.3(2), for
the monthly average of the actual volume of
bills rendered during the previous 12 months.
If the actual monthly volume during any
consecutive three month period exceeds the
monthly average by 50 percent or more per
month, a new minimum monthly charge will be
established. The new charge is the charge for
Bill Rendering, as set forth in 17.5.3(2)
following, for the monthly average of the
actual volume used during those three months.
(4)
Cancellation of a Special Order
A customer may cancel a Special Order for Private Line
Billing Service on any date prior to the service date.
The cancellation date is the date the Telephone
Company receives written or verbal notice from the
customer that the Special Order is to be cancelled.
The verbal notice must be followed by written
confirmation within 10 days.
The service date for
Private Line Billing Service is the date that the
customer and the Telephone Company mutually agree
service is to start.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 55
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.2
Private Line Billing Service (Cont'd)
(E)
Payment Arrangements and Audit Provisions (Cont'd)
(4)
Cancellation of a Special Order (Cont'd)
When a customer cancels a Special Order for Private
Line Billing Service after the order date but prior
to the start of service, a charge equal to the
Special Order charges, program development costs and
any nonrecoverable capital costs incurred by the
Telephone Company will apply to the customer.
When a customer requests changes to a pending Special
Order for Private Line Billing Service, such changes
will be undertaken if they can be accommodated by the
Telephone Company.
A charge equal to any costs
incurred by the Telephone Company because of the
change will apply.
(F)
Rate Regulations
(1)
The Private Line Billing Service Special Order charge
applies for each Special Order for Private Line
Billing Service, other than establishment of or
changes to end user account data, establishment of or
changes to end user account rate elements or changes
to end user balances due, accepted by the Telephone
Company.
(2)
The end user account activity charge applies whenever
an end user account is established or changed
pursuant to a Special Order from a customer and/or
whenever a nonrecurring or recurring customer rate
element or balance due is added to or changed in the
account.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 56
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.2
Private Line Billing Service (Cont'd)
(F)
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
(2)
(Cont'd)
An end user account is a record for a Private Line
Billing Service which has a unique name and address
and billing number identification, assigned by the
Telephone Company, to which a bill is rendered.
The end user account activity Special Order charge
always applies and the end user account establishment
and change charge, end user account rate element rate
level change charge or the end user account rate
element rate structure change charge may apply
depending on the activity ordered by the customer as
set forth in (a), (b), (c) and (d) following.
(a)
The end user account activity Special Order
charge applies whenever the customer furnishes
to the Telephone Company end user account
information that establishes or changes the
information or rates or balance due associated
with an end user account.
(b)
The end user account establishment and change
charge applies whenever customer furnished
information is used by the Telephone Company
to establish or change end user account data
or rate elements or balance due, except for
information to change end user account rate
element rate levels or rate structure.
End
user account rate element rate level and rate
structure changes charges are applied as set
forth in (c) and (d) following.
The end user account establishment and change
charge applies for each account established,
rate element established, account changed and
rate element changed and balance due changed.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 57
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.2
Private Line Billing Service (Cont'd)
(F)
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
(2)
(Cont’d)
(c) The end user account rate element rate level change
charge
applies
whenever
customer
furnished
information is used by the Telephone Company to
change an end user account rate element rate
level.
The charge applies for each end user
account rate element rate level changed.
(d)
The end user account rate element rate structure
change
charge
applies
whenever
customer
furnished information is used by the Telephone
Company to change an end user account rate
element rate structure. The charges to make the
end user account rate element rate structure
changes will be determined on an individual case
basis.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 58
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.2
Private Line Billing Service (Cont'd)
(F)
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
(3)
The bill rendering charge applies each month that
one or more charges is billed by the issuing of a
statement to an end user account.
When both
interstate and state private line service charges
are billed by the Telephone Company to the end user
on the same bill for the customer, the Bill
rendering charge times 0.5 applies each month.
(4)
The basic per hour rate and the premium per hour
rate for program development is for the use of one
hour of one Telephone Company programmer's time.
(5)
The Telephone Company will keep a count of the hours
and fraction thereof used by Telephone Company
personnel to provide program development and will
bill the customer in accordance with these records.
The hours for each order will be summed and then
rounded to the nearest hour, except that when the
total is less than an hour, one hour will be used to
determine the charges.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 59
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.3
Purchase of Accounts Receivable
The Telephone Company will, unless the Telephone Company decides
to act as billing agent for the customer, purchase from the
customer its accounts receivable that arise from bills rendered by
the Telephone Company to that customer's end users. The purchase
of accounts receivable will be limited to amounts due the customer
when the Telephone Company provides Bill Processing Service and/or
Private Live Billing Service for that customer. After a customer
orders Bill Processing Service and/or Private Line Billing Service
and the Telephone Company is purchasing the customer's accounts
receivable,
the
customer
is
prohibited
from
assigning,
transferring,
selling
exchanging
or
giving
these
accounts
receivable to any other entity or person.
The customer will
provide a written assurance to the Telephone Company as to such
forbearance and any such assignment, transfer, sale, exchange or
gift is null and void and will subject the customer to all
liabilities, expenses, costs including attorney fees expended and
incurred by the Telephone Company in pursuing exclusive ownership
to the accounts receivable.
The Telephone Company's purchase of a customer's accounts
receivable shall be with recourse adjustments as set forth in (B)
following to account for amounts due the customer that the
Telephone Company is unable to collect from the end users which
use the customer's services. The amounts due the customer for the
purchase of its accounts receivable will be determined as follows:
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 60
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.3
Purchase of Accounts Receivable (Cont’d)
(A)
Total Current Amount Billed (Cont'd)
The Telephone Company for each end user bill day (i.e., the
billing date on a bill for an end user of a customer's
service) will determine from its records the total current
amount lawfully billed to the customer's end users for
customer services, including all taxes applicable to such
services. A Total Current Amount Billed will be determined
for each customer for each end user bill day.
(B)
Recourse Adjustments
For each bill day, the Telephone Company will make recourse
adjustments to the Total Current Amount Billed as follows:
(1)
End User Adjustments
For each bill day, the Telephone Company will
subtract from the Total Current Amount Billed the
lawfully billed amounts which the Telephone Company
removes from end users balances due in accordance
with customer inquiry instructions. In addition, for
each bill day, the Telephone Company will subtract
from the Total Current Amount Billed, an amount that
equals
the
face
value
of
any
customer
gift
certificates (or its predecessor company's gift
certificates) the Telephone Company has in its
possession.
The customer gift certificates the
Telephone Company possesses will be returned to the
customer.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 61
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.3
Purchase of Accounts Receivable (Cont’d)
(B)
Recourse Adjustments (Cont'd)
(2)
Telephone Company and Customer Adjustments
For each bill day, the Telephone Company will
subtract from the Total Current Amount Billed amounts
for end user bills which the Telephone Company
delivers to the customer and amounts for gross
receipts taxes, if any, the Telephone Company is
legally obligated to pay in connection with accounts
purchased by and amounts billed and collected by the
Telephone Company pursuant to 8.2.1 and 8.2.2
preceding.
In addition, for each bill day, the
Telephone Company may make adjustments to the Total
Current Amount Billed to account for amounts on
statements received from the customer for additions
or subtractions to an end user balance due for
services billed in prior periods.
Also, each bill
day, the Telephone Company may make adjustments to
the Total Current Amount Billed to account for
additions and subtractions for customer or Telephone
Company prior billing period errors.
(3)
Uncollectable Adjustments
For each bill day, the Telephone Company will
subtract from the Total Current Amount Billed an
amount
for
uncollectables.
Uncollectables are
amounts billed by the Telephone Company to end users
on Final customer Bills that are added to the
Uncollectable (realized) Accounts of the Telephone
Company.
The Telephone Company will determine the
customer amount for uncollectables for each bill day
by multiplying the Total Current Amount Billed by the
customer uncollectable factor rounded up to the
nearest 1/1000th as determined in (a) or (b)
following.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 62
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.3
Purchase of Accounts Receivable (Cont'd)
(B)
Recourse Adjustments (Cont'd)
(3)
Uncollectable Adjustments (Cont'd)
(a)
To
determine
the
customer
uncollectable
factor, except for the initial three months
that Bill Processing Services and/or Private
Line Billing Service is provided to the
customer, the Telephone Company will determine
from its records the dollar amount lawfully
billed on Final Customer Bills which, after
standard collection efforts are completed, is
added to its uncollectable (realized) accounts
(uncollectable amount) for bills rendered to
end users in the most recent 3 month period.
This
uncollectable
amount
will
include
adjustments
to
account
for
any
payments
received
by
the
Telephone
Company
for
outstanding Final Customer Bill amounts that
pre-date the most recent 3 month period and
any deposits held by the Telephone Company for
services provided to the end users where Final
Customer Bills have been rendered.
The
uncollectable
amount
(including
where
necessary the customer's or its predecessor
company's history of uncollectable to develop
a full recent 3 month period) will be used by
the Telephone Company in an uncollectable
apportionment study to determine the realized
uncollectable amount for each customer which
is provided Bill Processing Service and/or
Private Line Billing Service by the Telephone
Company for the most recent 3 month period.
This realized uncollectable amount for a
customer will, after the adjustment to account
for
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 63
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.3
Purchase of Accounts Receivable (Cont'd)
(B)
`
Recourse Adjustments (Cont'd)
(3)
Uncollectable Adjustments (Cont'd)
(a)
(Cont'd)
customer amounts for uncollectables for the
previous 3 month period which were greater or
lesser than the realized uncollectable amount
for the same 3 month period, be divided by the
Total Current Amount Billed for the customer
for the same most recent 3 month period to
develop a customer uncollectable factor. This
factor will be used by the Telephone Company
for the next 3 months to determine the
customer amount for uncollectables.
Just
prior to the end of the 3 month period, the
Telephone
Company
will
determine
a
new
customer uncollectable factor in the same
manner as above for the ensuing 3 month
period.
(b)
When a customer orders Bill Processing Service
and/or Private Line Billing Service, the
customer at the time such services are ordered
shall provide to the Telephone Company a
history of its or its predecessor company's
uncollectables.
This
history
of
uncollectables shall indicate by month its
total amounts billed and its uncollectable
amounts. The Telephone Company will use these
data to develop the customer uncollectable
factor for the first 3 months. To the extend
that such customer or its predecessor company
data
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 64
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.3
Purchase of Accounts Receivable (Cont'd)
(B)
Recourse Adjustments (Cont'd)
(3)
Uncollectable Adjustments (Cont'd)
(b)
(Cont'd)
do not exist, then the customer uncollectable
factor for the first 3 month period will be
determined on an individual case basis.
The
customer uncollectable factor developed either
from customer history or on an individual case
basis will be used to determine the customer
amount for uncollectable for the first 3 month
period.
(C)
Payments of Net Purchase Amount to the Customer
(1)
The
Telephone
Company
will
purchase
accounts
receivable from the customer on each end user bill
day for an amount (purchase amount) which equals the
Total Current Amount Billed as set forth in (A)
preceding after known adjustments as set forth in (B)
preceding have been made. On the date (payment date)
determined by adding 31 days to the end user bill day
or on the next bill day (i.e., same date in the
following month as the bill date), whichever is the
shortest interval, except as provided herein, the
Telephone Company will remit payment to the customer
for the
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 65
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.3
Purchase of Accounts Receivable (Cont'd)
(C)
Payment of Net Purchase Amount to the Customer (Cont'd)
(1)
(Cont'd)
purchase amount less additional adjustments as set forth
in (B)(1) and (B)(2) preceding (net purchase amount)
received by the Telephone Company prior to the payment
date.
Payment will be made in immediately available
funds. If such payment date would cause payment to be
due on a Saturday, Sunday, or Holiday (i.e., New Year's
Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day,
Christmas Day, the Second Tuesday in November and a day
when Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day or Columbus Day
is legally observed), payment for the net purchase
amount will be due to the customer as follows:
If such payment date falls on a Sunday or on a Holiday
which is observed on a Monday, the payment date shall be
the first non-Holiday day following such Sunday or
Holiday. If such payment date falls on a Saturday or on
a Holiday which is observed on Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, or Friday, the payment date shall be the last
non-Holiday day preceding such Saturday or Holiday.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 66
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.3
Purchase of Accounts Receivable (Cont'd)
(C)
Payment of Net Purchase Amount to the Customer (Cont'd)
(2) Further, if any portion of the net purchase amount is not
received by the customer by the payment date as set forth
in (1) preceding, or if any portion of the net purchase
amount is received by the customer in funds which are not
immediately available to the customer, then a late payment
penalty shall be due the customer.
The late payment
penalty shall be the portion of the net purchase amount
not received by the payment date times a late factor. The
late factor shall be the rate as set forth in N.C.U.C.
Commission Rule R12-9:
Any late payment penalty will be included with the next
Telephone Company payment to the customer.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 67
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.3
Purchase of Accounts Receivable (Cont'd)
(C)
Payment of Net Purchase Amount to the Customer (Cont'd)
(3) Also, if any adjustment that reduces an end user balance
due is received by the Telephone Company from the customer
after the date the Telephone Company billed the charges to
be adjusted to the end user plus 45 days (billed plus
date), then a late payment penalty shall be due the
Telephone Company. The late payment penalty shall be the
adjustment amount times a late factor.
The late factor
shall be the rate as set forth in N.C.U.C Commission Rule
R12-9.
Any late payment penalty will be included with the
adjustment made by the Telephone Company to the customer's
Total Current Amount Billed.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 68
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.3
Purchase of Accounts Receivable (Cont'd)
(D)
Netting of Customer Access Service Charges and Net Purchase
When a payment for customer Access Service Charges under this
tariff is due to the Telephone Company from the customer on
the same payment date that a net purchase amount is due to
the customer from the Telephone Company, the Telephone
Company may, with at least a 31 day notice to the customer,
net the payment for customer Access Service Charges with the
net purchase amount. The Telephone Company will pay the net
amount to the customer on the payment date when such net
amount is due the customer or require the customer to pay the
Telephone Company the net amount when such net amount is due
the Telephone Company.
If either party does not make the
payment on the payment date, a late payment penalty as set
forth in (C).
Upon request from the customer, the Telephone will provide a
copy of its methods and procedures used to determine the
amounts named in this section (i.e., 8.2.3 Purchase of
Accounts Receivable) to the authorized representative of the
customer who is responsible for auditing these amounts.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 69
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.4
Billing Arrangements When the Telephone Company Acts as Billing
Agent for the Customer
When the Telephone Company agrees to act as billing agent for the
customer, the billing service, payment arrangements and ownership
of the accounts receivable will be as follows:
(A)
The billing services, including the collection from end
users of monies for the customer accounts receivable that
arise from bills rendered by the Telephone Company to that
customer's end users, provided by the Telephone Company will
be as set forth in 8.2.1 and 8.2.2 preceding.
(B)
For the customer accounts receivable that arise from bills
rendered by the Telephone Company to that customer's end
users, the Total Current Amount Billed and the Recourse
Adjustments will be determined as set forth in 8.2.3
preceding. The payment of the net monies due the customer
will be handled as set forth in 8.2.3 (C) preceding.
(C)
The ownership of the customer accounts receivable will not
be transferred by the customer to the Telephone Company.
When the customer discontinues Billing Service provided
under this tariff where the Telephone Company is acting as
billing agent for the customer, the Telephone Company will
determine and make a final payment to the customer as set
forth in (B) preceding.
This final payment shall be
considered to be all of the remaining monies due the
customer for the bills rendered to the customer's end users
by the Telephone Company.
When the Telephone Company
discontinues billing the customer's end users for customer
services, any deposits for customer services will be
returned to the appropriate end user in accordance with
Telephone Company final billing procedures.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 70
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.5
Clearinghouse Agent Provisions
(A)
General Description
For the purposes herein, the Company will provide billing and
collection services to clearinghouse agents who are authorized
to act as agents for certified ICs. When a clearinghouse agent
acts as an agent for ICs, the clearinghouse agent will comply
with the same requirements and obligations that apply to ICs
under this Tariff. The Company will also provide billing and
collection services to clearinghouse agents who are authorized
to act as agents for certified Customer Owned Coin Operated
Telephone (COCOT) Providers provided that the COCOT Providers
comply with the following requirements:
-
Only automated collect calls may be billed. Automated
collect calls are placed and billed to the called
telephone number without the assistance or intervention
of a human operator. The COCOT Providers must apply for
and receive specific authority to employ automated
collect telephones;
-
Collect calls will not be billed which have not been
actively accepted by the called party (e.g., calls made
from automated sets that default to billing to called
party if called party does not disconnect within a given
time period);
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 71
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.5
Clearinghouse Agent Provisions (Cont'd)
(A)
(B)
General Description (Cont’d)
-
All requirements and obligations that apply to ICs under
this Tariff will apply;
-
COCOT Providers can only purchase billing and collection
services through clearinghouse agents; and
-
The name and telephone number of the COCOT Provider must
appear on the end user’s bill. The COCOT Provider must
perform its own inquiry and may not purchase it from the
Company or the clearinghouse.
Undertaking of the Company
When a clearinghouse agent acts as the agent for certified ICs
or COCOT Providers with respect to the provision of billing
and collection for telecommunication services, the name of the
certified IC or COCOT Provider which transported the call (as
provided to the Company by the clearinghouse) must appear on
the end user’s bill, in addition to that of the clearinghouse
agent.
(C)
Obligations of the Clearinghouse Agent
(1)
A clearing agent may act as a clearinghouse agent
for certified ICs or COCOT Providers with respect to the
provision
of
billing
and
collection
for
telecommunications
services
provided
the
following
conditions are complied with:
(a)
Prior to the provision of intrastate billing and
collection service by the Company to a clearinghouse
agent, the agent must provide to the Company the
name, address, telephone number, and contact person
for each IC or COCOT Provider on whose behalf the
clearinghouse
agent
is
receiving
billing
and
collection services.
(b)
Prior to the provision of intrastate billing and
collection service by the Company to a clearinghouse
agent, the clearinghouse agent must provide to the
Company a copy of the intrastate certification for
each IC or COCOT Provider on whose behalf the
clearinghouse
agent
is
receiving
billing
and
collection services.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 72
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.2
Billing Service (Cont'd)
8.2.5
Clearinghouse Agent Provisions (Cont'd)
(C)
Obligations of the Clearinghouse Agent (Cont’d)
(1) (Cont'd)
(c) Prior to the provision of intrastate billing and
collection services by the Company to a clearinghouse
agent, the clearinghouse agent must provide to the
Company a copy of its agency agreement with each IC or
COCOT Provider on whose behalf the clearinghouse agent
is receiving billing and collection services.
(d) Each message sent to the Company by the clearinghouse
agent must be identified by the appropriate IC’s or
COCOT Provider’s Carrier Identification Code (CIC);
additionally, the clearinghouse agent must supply its
own identifying CIC.
(e) In the event that a clearinghouse agent ceases to
provide intrastate billing and collection services to
an IC or COCOT Provider, the clearinghouse agent must
inform the Company immediately.
(D)
(2)
When a clearinghouse agent orders inquiry services, the
clearinghouse agent must provide the Company with the
telephone number of the IC so that the end user may
directly contact the IC if that end user is not satisfied
with the response of the Company, provided, however, that
if the clearinghouse agent will provide the IC’s number
upon request of the end user, the inquiry will be routed
by the Company to the clearinghouse agent for handling.
(3)
When the clearinghouse agent does not order inquiry
service from the Company, the telephone number of the IC
must be stated on the end user’s bill to enable the end
user to directly contact the IC, provided, however, that
if the clearinghouse agent will provide the telephone
number of the IC upon request of the end user, the
telephone number of the clearinghouse agent may appear on
the bill instead of that of the IC.
When a clearinghouse agent acts as an agent for certified ICs
or COCOT Provider in the provision of billing and collection
for telecommunication services, any nonrecoverable capital
costs and expenses incurred by the Company will be provided
under an Individual Case Basis arrangement.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 73
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.3
Billing Analysis Service
At the request of an IC, the Telephone Company upon reasonable notice and
with reasonable effort will provide Billing Analysis Service for detection,
investigation and deterrence of billing evasion activities.
The term
"billing evasion activities" used herein denotes Message Billing Abuse
and/or Network Abuse. Such abuse is the use of an access line (e.g., end
user line or trunk, Pay Telephone Line or other access line or trunk
provided by the Telephone Company) where there is intent to circumvent or
evade the proper charges in whole or in part for use of telecommunications
services over the access line, or to conceal the points of origin or
termination of telecommunications services.
Such activities include bypass or circumvention of Telephone Company billing
equipment, unauthorized use of Telephone Company and IC service offerings,
and unauthorized use of Telephone Company facilities.
8.3.1
General Description
Billing
Analysis
Service
is
the
provision
of
detection,
investigation and deterrence of billing evasion activities.
Detection is the provision of equipment by the Telephone Company
to identify and collect information on Network Abuse.
Such
equipment may be located in Telephone Company premises or offices
or may be attached to access lines.
Investigation is the provision of investigative services to
collect evidence to document that billing evasion activities are
occurring, prepare reports, preserve evidence and supply expert
witness analysis and testimony.
Investigation also includes
provision of services to coordinate the investigative activities
between Exchange Telephone Companies and/or law enforcement
agencies.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 74
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.3
Billing Analysis Service (Cont'd)
8.3.1
General Description (Cont'd)
Deterrence
is
the
contacting
and
interviewing
of
parties
identified in billing evasion activities, the recovery of devices
or materials used in billing evasion activities (where legally
permitted), the service review for possible suspension of service
over access lines identified in billing evasion activities and
publicity assistance in publicizing billing evasion deterrence.
8.3.2
Undertaking of the Telephone Company
(A)
When Billing Analysis Service is ordered under a Special
Order by an authorized Security representative of the IC,
the Telephone Company will provide any one or all of the
services as set forth in (B) through (D) following at rates
and charges as set forth in 17.5.4.
(B)
Detection Service will be provided for Network Abuse at any
central office switch equipped to recognize and record
irregular key pulse and multi-frequency signals upon receipt
of a Special Order from an IC specifying the central
office(s) where detection service is requested. Subject to
the agreement of the Telephone Company, special construction
for the provision of central office equipment to recognize
and record irregular key pulse and multifrequency signals
may be undertaken at the request of the authorized Security
representative of the IC to meet the needs of the IC. Such
special construction will be provided as set forth in
Exchange Carrier Association Tariff F.C.C. No. 3.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 75
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.3
Billing Analysis Service (Cont'd)
8.3.2
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
(B)
(Cont'd)
(1)
Reports of detection service results will be provided
on an office-by-office or line-by-line basis at the
request of the authorized Security representative of
the IC.
On an office-by-office basis, a detection
service report of any signal irregularities will be
provided for the previous 60 days for all trunks
equipped in the office (i.e. ESS control group).
Alternatively, for an office requested by the IC, a
line-by-line continuous scan for current signal
irregularities will be provided. When the continuous
line-by-line scan is provided, a weekly report of
signal irregularities for the office involved will be
furnished.
(2)
The detection service reports as set forth
in (1) preceding will include, for a signaling
irregularity observed, the following (a) the calling
NPA and telephone number (i.e., NXX-XXXX), (b) the
called number (i.e., NPA and telephone number
recorded by Telephone Company billing equipment) if
available, (c) signaling irregularity data, (d) the
holding time of the call, if available, and (e) the
date of the call, if available. The report will be
provided as a paper printout or microfiche at the
discretion of the Telephone Company and sent to the
authorized Security representative of the IC may pick
up the report at a location designated by the
Telephone Company.
The 60-day report will be
available for mailing or pickup 2 weeks after the end
of the 60-day period. Results of the continuous scan
will
be
provided
to
the
authorized
Security
representative of the IC by a written report and/or a
telephonic report within six working days after the
end of a weekly scan.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 76
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.3
Billing Analysis Service (Cont'd)
8.3.2
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
(C)
Investigative Service will be provided by authorized
Telephone Company Security personnel upon receipt of a
Special Order from an authorized Security representative of
the IC specifying the line or lines or billing evasion
activity (i.e., Message Billing Abuse and/or Network Abuse)
to be investigated.
The services provided include the
provision of an identification report, collection of
evidence, provision of a detection and documentation scan,
preparation of an affidavit and prosecutive summary,
preservation of evidence collected, assistance to law
enforcement agencies, provision of expert witness analysis
and/or testimony, the coordination of billing evasion
investigative services and the review of an IC's billing
evasion control programs.
(1)
Provision
of
an
identification
report
is
the
collection by Telephone Company personnel of billing
information, party name, party address, service
configuration, if any, and the preparation and
submission of information pertinent to the IC's
service in a report to the authorized Security
representative of the IC for each line or billing
evasion activity specified by the IC.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 77
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.3
Billing Analysis Service (Cont'd)
8.3.2
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
(C)
(Cont'd)
(2)
Collection
of
evidence
is
the
gathering
of
information pertinent to the line, message, or party
associated
with
the
billing
evasion
activity
specified by the authorized Security representative
of the IC of the results of such gathering efforts.
The Telephone Company will determine the information
provided in the written notification.
(3)
Subject to the agreement of the Telephone Company, a
detection and documentation scan on an individual
line will be provided when an authorized Security
representative of the IC provides a written request
for such a scan.
Provision of a detection and
documentation scan on an individual line is the
continuous scan of a line for irregular signals and
when
an
irregular
signal
is
recognized,
the
collection
by
Telephone
Company
equipment
of
information to show an irregular signal and use of
the line occurred. Any information collected during
the continuous scan of a line will be considered the
property of the Telephone Company.
The Telephone
Company will notify the IC of the results of the scan
and will permit authorized Security representatives
of the IC to review the results.
The scan and any
associated information will not be provided to any
person or entity until the Telephone Company is
requested to do so by subpoena or lawful demand. Any
out of pocket payments for travel and/or other
expenses of Telephone Company personnel will be
billed to the IC.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 78
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.3
Billing Analysis Service (Cont'd)
8.3.2
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
(C)
(Cont'd)
(4)
Preparation of an affidavit and prosecutive summary
is
the
written
documentation
of
the
evidence
collected by the Telephone Company personnel who
performed such activities.
(5)
Preservation of evidence is the placement of the
collected evidence in a secure location under the
control of Telephone Company Security personnel for a
period of two years.
Such preservation of evidence
will be continued beyond two years by the Telephone
Company when requested by appropriate law enforcement
agencies or the authorized Security representative of
the IC. The charges for Preservation of Evidence as
set forth in 8.3.7 (B) following will apply.
(6)
Assistance to law enforcement is the accompanying of
duly authorized law enforcement personnel to a
location where billing evasion activities have been
determined to exist in order to identify billing
evasion activity devices or materials. The Telephone
Company personnel will provide such assistance to law
enforcement personnel only after law enforcement
involvement has been arranged by the IC, or under
services as set forth in (10) following.
If such
assistance is required at locations outside the
operating territory of the Telephone Company involved,
any out of pocket payments of travel and/or other
expenses of Telephone Company personnel will be billed
to the IC, except to the extent that such expenses are
paid by the judicial system.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 79
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.3
Billing Analysis Service (Cont'd)
8.3.2
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
(C)
(Cont'd)
(7)
Provision of expert witness analysis is the review,
study and other technical support activities provided
by Telephone Company experts to analyze and/or
document whether devices and materials associated
with an investigation furnished by the authorized
Security representative of the IC or under services
as set forth in (10) following operate, perform or
contain billing evasion activities.
A written
analysis report will be provided to the authorized
Security representative of the IC.
The expert will
be selected by the Telephone Company.
(8)
Provision
of
expert
witness
testimony
is
the
preparation of testimony and the submission of such
testimony in association with an investigation.
A
copy of the written testimony, if any, will be
provided to the authorized Security representative of
the IC.
The expert witness will be selected by the
Telephone Company.
Any out of pocket payments for
travel and/or other expenses of Telephone Company
personnel will be billed to the IC.
(9)
Coordination
of
billing
evasion
investigative
services between telephone companies is the referral
of investigative information to other telephone
company Security personnel, provision of billing
evasion
information
to other telephone company
Security personnel, the collection of information
from other telephone company Security personnel, and
the tracking, collecting and reporting of the results
of such investigations to the authorized Security
representative of the IC.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 80
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.3
Billing Analysis Service (Cont'd)
8.3.2
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
(C)
(D)
(Cont'd)
(10)
Coordination
of
billing
evasion
investigative
activities of participating law enforcement agencies
is the provision of billing evasion information to
the law enforcement agencies, the collection of
billing evasion information from the law enforcement
agencies and the tracking, collecting and reporting
of
the
results
of such participation to the
authorized Security representative of the IC.
This
coordination will be provided only upon receipt of
written authorization from the authorized Security
representative of the IC.
(11)
Review of IC billing evasion deterrence control
programs and related activities is advice to and/or
training
of
IC
personnel
on
billing
evasion
deterrence
and
preventive
controls
and
the
development
of
billing
evasion
deterrence
and
preventive control programs for the IC.
The
Telephone Company will, at the request of the IC,
provide investigation service on a premium time
basis.
When investigation service is provided on
such a basis, premium time charges as set forth in
8.3.7 (B) following apply.
Deterrence services will be provided at any location in the
operating territory of the Telephone Company that Telephone
Company Security personnel can safely and legally enter.
Deterrence services will be provided, at request of the
authorized Security representative of the IC, by written or
telephone notice.
A telephone notice received from the
authorized Security representative of the IC, must be
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 81
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.3
Billing Analysis Service (Cont'd)
8.3.2
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
(D)
(Cont'd)
followed by written confirmation within one day. Deterrence
services will be provided only after an investigation
service has been provided by the Telephone Company and
billing evasion activity is found to warrant such actions.
Deterrence service includes the contacting and interviewing
of parties identified by the Telephone Company as being
involved in billing evasion activities, the recovery of
devices and/or materials associated with billing evasion
activities, service review for possible suspension of
Telephone Company service, and publicity assistance for
publicizing billing evasion activity deterrence.
(1)
Contacting and interviewing of parties if the written
or
verbal
notification
to,
or
a
face-to-face
discussion with, a party or parties by Telephone
Company Security personnel in order to deter further
billing
evasion
activities.
Contacting
and
interviewing is provided at locations identified by
law enforcement agencies, the IC or the Telephone
Company.
(2)
Recovery of devices or materials is the attempt by
Telephone Company Security personnel to recover
devices or materials which are used in association
with Telephone Company facilities in billing evasion
activities.
Such recovery is provided at locations
identified by the Telephone Company, law enforcement
agencies or the IC.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 82
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.3
Billing Analysis Service (Cont'd)
8.3.2
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
(D)
8.3.3
(Cont'd)
(3)
Service Review for possible suspension of Telephone
Company service is the request for authority to
suspend service from appropriate Telephone Company
officers, notification to the end user that service
will be suspended and, after review of the end user
response, or lack thereof, suspension of service, if
warranted, in the Telephone Company's judgment.
(4)
Publicity assistance for publicizing billing evasion
activity deterrence is the provision of information
and personnel to aid in publicizing billing evasion
activity deterrence.
The Telephone Company will
determine what information it will provide , if any,
and will select the personnel and media, if any, to
provide this service.
Liability of the Telephone Company
Notwithstanding 2.1.3 preceding, in the absence of willful
misconduct, no liability for damages to the customer or other
person or entity shall attach to the Telephone Company for its
action or the conduct of its employees in providing Billing
Analysis Service.
8.3.4
Obligations of the IC
(A)
The authorized Security representative of the customer shall
order all Billing Analysis Service under a Special Order.
The authorized Security representative of the customer shall
order those Billing Analysis Services it wishes to receive.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 83
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.3
Billing Analysis Service (Cont'd)
8.3.4
Obligations of the IC (Cont'd)
(B)
With each order, the IC shall designate and identify its
authorized Security representative who will be responsible
to protect the information to whom the Billing Analysis
Service information will be provided. The IC shall assure
and take every effort to make sure the Billing Analysis
Service information is provided to and used only by
authorized personnel involved in billing evasion activity
matters.
(C)
When Billing Analysis Service Investigation is ordered, the
authorized Security representative of the IC shall furnish
all known details of the billing evasion activities,
including the access lines, parties or messages to be
investigated, and shall furnish all necessary end user
information it possesses to the Telephone Company Security
personnel. The specification of the access line, party or
message to be investigated shall be in writing by the
authorized Security representative of the IC.
(D)
When law enforcement agencies are to be brought into the
investigation, the authorized Security representative of the
IC shall secure their participation or authorize the
Telephone Company in writing to obtain and coordinate such
law enforcement agency participation.
(E)
When evidence collected by the Telephone Company is to be
produced in connection with a judicial proceeding, the IC
shall notify the Telephone Company of such a requirement in
a timely manner.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 84
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.3
Billing Analysis Service (Cont'd)
8.3.4
Obligations of the IC (Cont'd)
(F)
When the IC requests that service be suspended for
unauthorized use, the IC shall furnish a written request
authorized by an officer of the IC. The request shall state
the reason for the request and tariff, contract or legal
provision permitting such suspension and shall correctly
identify the end user, telephone number and the location of
the end user service to be suspended.
(G)
All inquiries from the IC's end users concerning services
provided under this tariff are to be handled by the IC. Any
questions to the Telephone Company shall be made by the
authorized Security representative of the IC.
(H)
Except as set forth in 8.3.2(D)(4) preceding, publicizing of
actions resulting from services provided under this tariff
shall be the responsibility of the IC.
The IC shall not
publicize that the Telephone Company assisted the IC unless
the IC has written permission to do so from the Telephone
Company.
(I)
When the authorized Security representative of the IC orders
detection service or a detection and documentation scan of
an individual line, it shall specify in writing the offices,
lines or parties to be included in the scanning and reports
the Telephone Company will provide.
(J)
When provision of expert witness analysis is ordered by the
IC, the IC shall be responsible for furnishing the evidence
to be analyzed unless the services as set forth in
8.3.2(C)(10) preceding are ordered by the IC.
(K)
When provision of expert witness testimony is ordered by the
IC, the IC shall include the name, if any, of the Telephone
Company expert it desires and when and where the testimony
is needed.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 85
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.3
Billing Analysis Service (Cont'd)
8.3.5
Payment Arrangements
(A)
Minimum Periods
The minimum period for which Billing Analysis detection
service continuous scanning is provided and for which
charges apply is one week.
(B)
Cancellation of a Special Order
An IC may cancel a Special Order for Billing Analysis
Service on any date prior to the service date.
The
cancellation date is the date the Telephone Company receives
written or verbal notice from the authorized security
representative of the IC that the Special Order is to be
cancelled.
The verbal notice must be followed by written
confirmation within 10 days. The service date for Billing
Analysis Service is the date the Telephone Company Security
organization receives the Special Order.
When an IC cancels a Special Order for Billing Analysis
Service after the order date but prior to the start of
service, a charge as listed following shall apply.
(1)
For detection service, the per report charge for each
60-day report ordered and the per week charge for
each office where a continuous scan is ordered.
(2)
For investigative service, two times the appropriate
hourly charge for the service ordered and the per
occurrence
charge
for
each
documentation
scan
ordered.
(3)
For deterrence service two times the contact and
interview of parties hourly charge for the service
ordered.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 86
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.3
Billing Analysis Service (Cont'd)
8.3.5
Payment Arrangements (Cont’d)
(C)
Changes to Special Orders
IC requested changes to a pending Special Order for Billing
Analysis Service will be undertaken if they can be
accommodated by the Telephone Company. However, all changes
to pending Special Orders for detection service will be
considered as a discontinuance of the pending order and the
placement of a new order and appropriate charges will apply.
Any additional time required on the part of the Telephone
Company personnel will be billed to the IC at the
appropriate hourly charges.
8.3.6
Rate Regulations
(A)
The charge per report for the 60 day report, as set forth in
8.3.7(A) following, applies for each report provided to an
IC even though no signaling irregularities are found.
(B)
The charge per office per week for continuous scan as set
forth in 8.3.7(A) following applies for each week of service
even though no signaling irregularities are found.
(C)
The per hour rate for investigative service and/or
deterrence service is for the use of one hour of one
Telephone Company Security person's time.
(D)
The Telephone Company will keep a count of the hours and
fraction thereof used by Telephone Company personnel to
provide the service the IC ordered and will bill the IC in
accordance with these records. The hours for each service
ordered will be summed and then rounded to the nearest hour,
except that when the total is less than one hour, one hour
will be used to determine the charges.
(E)
Premium time is all hours for work performed outside the
Telephone Company's normal work schedule and/or which
requires additions to the work force.
(F)
The Provision of Billing Analysis Service per Special Order
charge applies for each Special Order accepted by the
Telephone Company for any Billing Analysis Service.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 87
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.4
Billing Information Service
At the request of the customer, the Telephone Company will provide
information to the customer from its end user records, billing files and
account data base.
8.4.1
General Description
Billing Information Service is the provision of information to the
customer from Telephone Company record systems labeled as Customer
Records Information System (CRIS), Non-Sent-Paid Indicator Data
Base (DBAS) and Customer Name and Address Bureau (CNA).
Such
Billing Information Service will be limited to the provision of
information to a customer relating exclusively to end user
services provided by that customer.
Information relating to
services provided by any other entity will not be provided.
Information is defined as any entry in the records, data base or
bureau listings which is not listed as proprietary to the
Telephone Company.
Any entry listed as proprietary to the
Telephone Company will not be provided.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 88
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.4
Billing Information Service (Cont’d)
8.4.2
Undertaking of the Telephone Company
(A)
When Billing Information Service is ordered by the customer,
the Telephone Company will provide information on a request
by request basis as follows in (B) through (M) following at
the rates and charges as set forth in 17.5.5.
(B)
Upon request from a customer and when the customer has
ordered Message Billing Service Bill Processing Service, the
Telephone Company will provide information from its CRIS
records as follows:
(1)
(2)
(3)
message detail for a message end user
account detail for a message end user
service and equipment detail for a message end user.
Message detail is message-billed records in exchange message
record (EMR) format in the CRIS file.
Account detail is data that furnishes the end user name,
billing address and billing parameters other than message
detail and/or service and equipment detail.
Service and equipment detail is data associated with the
customer's rate elements.
A message end user is an account with customer message or
bulk-billed detail (for a bill period) or an account which
is marked, as set forth in (F) following, or established as
an end user of the customer's message or bulk-billed
services.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 89
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.4
Billing Information Service (Cont’d)
8.4.2
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont’d)
(B)
(Cont'd)
Message detail, account detail and/or service and equipment
detail which is confidential due to legal, national
security, end user or other appropriate requirements will
not be provided. If the customer requires this information
in order to bill its services, it shall secure written
permission from the end user to obtain the information from
the Telephone Company.
The customer shall furnish the
Telephone Company the end user's written permission for the
information to be released.
(C)
Upon request from a customer and when the customer has
ordered Private Line Billing Service, the Telephone Company
will provide information from its CRIS records as follows:
(1)
(2)
account detail for a private line end user
service and equipment detail for a private line end
user.
Account detail is data that furnishes the end user name,
billing address and billing parameters other than message
detail and/or service and equipment detail.
Service and equipment detail is data associated with the
customer's rate elements.
A private line end user is an account with rate element
detail (for a bill period) or an account which is
established, at customer request, as an end user of the
customer's private line (non-message) services.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 90
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.4
Billing Information Service (Cont’d)
8.4.2
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont’d)
(C)
(Cont'd)
Account detail and/or service and equipment detail which is
confidential due to legal, national security, end user or
other appropriate requirements will not be provided. If the
customer requires this information in order to bill its
services, it shall secure written permission from the end
user to obtain the information from the Telephone Company.
The customer shall furnish the Telephone Company the end
user's written permission for the information to be released.
(D)
Upon request from an authorized supervisor of the customer
for end user information when automatic number identification
(ANI) service is provided to the customer by the Telephone
Company or when the customer offers a telecommunications
service for which the billing is based on authorized calling
or called parties, the Telephone Company will provide
information from its DBAS records. Only current information
which resides in the data base will be provided.
(E)
Where Telephone Company facilities are available and subject
to the agreement of the Telephone Company, CRIS and/or DBAS
information may be provided on an interrogation basis at the
request of the customer.
The interrogation basis will permit the customer to access a
data file which contains the data base information from a
data processing terminal at a location designated by the
customer, furnish an end user telephone number and, after
verification that the information is authorized for the
customer's use, receive the end user information.
The
interrogation file will be provided during normal Telephone
Company business hours. The DBAS interrogation file will be
updated each business day to reflect current end user
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 91
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.4
Billing Information Service (Cont’d)
8.4.2
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
(E)
(Cont'd)
information.
The CRIS interrogation file will be updated
each bill day (day bills are prepared and dated for an end
user for a customer's service) and will be updated daily when
information is available and when the Telephone Company
updates the file on a daily basis to reflect current end user
information.
The Telephone Company will develop the customer's CRIS and
DBAS information order into a retrieval and interrogation
program.
Program development charges, as set forth in 8.4.7 following,
apply for the hours required to design, develop, test and
maintain the necessary programs.
(F)
CRIS and/or DBAS information will be provided on a total file
and/or file update basis as follows:
(1)
The total file basis will permit the customer to
receive, at the customer's option, all the end user
information that is authorized for the customer's use
on paper printout, magnetic tape or fiche. The total
file output will contain end user information for the
current billing period.
The billing period will be
set by the Telephone Company. The magnetic tapes will
be provided without the return of previously supplied
tapes. The Telephone Company will supply the magnetic
tapes.
After the information system ordered by the
customer is in service, the paper printout, magnetic
tape or fiche will be available from the Telephone
Company within 10 working days of the customer
request.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 92
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.4
Billing Information Service (Cont’d)
8.4.2
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
(F)
(Cont'd)
(1)
(Cont’d)
Program development charges as set forth in 8.4.7
following, apply for the hours required to design,
develop, test and maintain the necessary programs that
are used to provide the paper output, magnetic tape or
fiche.
Once available, the paper printout magnetic tape or
fiche will be sent to the customer via first class U.S.
Mail service.
At the option of the customer, the
customer may pick up the paper printout, magnetic tape
or fiche at a location designated by the Telephone
Company or request the information be data-transmitted
to the customer, the data transmission charges will be
determined on an individual case basis.
(2)
The file update basis will permit the customer to
receive, at the customer option, all the end user
information that is authorized for the customer's use
on paper printout, fiche or magnetic tape. The file
update output will contain end user information for
the current billing period only. The current billing
period is the period associated with the most recent
bill rendered to an end user. The magnetic tapes will
be provided without the return of previously supplied
tapes. The Telephone Company will supply magnetic
tapes.
The file updates will include those records
added and those records deleted, if any (deleted
records may not be retained by all of the Telephone
Companies).
For CRIS information, the file updates
will be provided on a monthly interval.
For DBAS
information, the file updates will be provided for
each business day.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 93
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.4
Billing Information Service (Cont’d)
8.4.2
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
(F)
(Cont'd)
(2)
(Cont'd)
Program development charges as set forth in 8.4.7
following, apply for the hours required to design,
develop, test and maintain the necessary programs that
are used to provide the paper output, fiche or
magnetic tape.
Once available, the file update paper printout, fiche
or magnetic tape will be sent to the customer via
first call U.S. Mail service.
At the option of the
customer, the customer may pick up the paper output,
fiche or magnetic tape at a location designated by the
Telephone Company or request the information be
data-transmitted
to
the
customer.
When
the
information is data-transmitted to the customer, the
data transmission charges will be determined on an
individual case basis.
(3)
The total file output and the file update output will,
at the option of the customer, be provided on a quick
turnaround basis.
Such quick turnaround output will
be provided one working day after the information that
the customer ordered is available.
Once available,
the output will be provided on paper printout, fiche,
or magnetic tape and will be sent to the customer via
first class U.S. Mail service. At the option of the
customer, the customer may pick up the paper output,
fiche or magnetic tape at a location designated by the
Telephone Company or request the information be
data-transmitted
to
the
customer.
When
the
information is data-transmitted to the customer, the
data transmission charges will be determined on an
individual case basis.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 94
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.4
Billing Information Service (Cont’d)
8.4.2
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
(G)
The Telephone Company will, at the request of the customer,
mark any message-billed message end user account, other than
end user accounts with customer credit cards or rate
elements, as a user of the customer's message services.
After marking is ordered, the end user account will be
marked as a customer end user account at the time the first
message is posted to the end user account. If not marked at
the request of the customer, such an end user account will
not be identified as a customer account unless there are
customer message details associated with the account for the
bill period for which message detail is ordered by the
customer.
The mark will be removed at the request of the
customer. Charges to mark the account and maintain the mark
in future months as set forth in 17.5.5 apply.
Customer
bulk-billed end user accounts and message end user accounts
with customer credit cards or customer rate elements are
counted as customer accounts.
(H)
Upon acceptance by the Telephone Company of a Special Order
for Billing Information Service from a customer, the
Telephone Company will determine the period of time to
implement such service on an individual order basis.
(I)
The
Telephone
Company
will
provide
the
format
for
interrogation of its data files and the format of any
printed, magnetic tape or fiche output from its CRIS and
DBAS files.
(J)
Upon request from an authorized supervisor of the customer
who furnishes the account code assigned by the Telephone
Company, the Telephone Company will provide name and town
information from its CNA bureau.
The CNA name and town
data, but not street address will be provided only when the
customer needs
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 95
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.4
Billing Information Service (Cont’d)
8.4.2
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
(J)
(Cont'd)
the information to authorize a call, to bill a call, or to
handle an emergency situation.
The information will be
provided
on
a
request
by
request
basis
by
voice
telecommunications.
Name, town and state will be provided
for a telephone number. A request includes the handling of
one call and providing the data for one telephone number.
The Telephone Company will specify the location where
requests are to be received and the format in which the
request is to be made.
If the name and address associated with the telephone number
is restricted due to the request of the end user, legal
authority or law enforcement agency, no name or town
location will be provided.
At the request of the customer, written confirmation of the
name and town location will be sent to the authorized
supervisor making the request by first class U.S. Mail
service.
(K)
If the customer requests the information ordered by the
customer be resupplied by the Telephone Company because of
incorrect customer specifications or errors, the Telephone
Company will resupply the information in accordance with a
new customer order and all appropriate charges as set forth
in 8.4.7 following will apply.
(L)
Where facilities are available and subject to the agreement
of the Telephone Company, updating of customer data bases or
files from Telephone Company data processing terminals or
equipment in Telephone Company locations may be undertaken
at the request of the customer.
The charges for such a
service will be determined on an individual case basis.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 96
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.4
Billing Information Service (Cont’d)
8.4.2
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
(M)
8.4.3
The Telephone Company will provide Billing Information
Service under a Special Order. For all Billing Information
Services, the Billing Information Service Special Order
charge as set forth in 8.4.7(I) following applies.
Liability of the Telephone Company
Notwithstanding 2.1.3 preceding, in the absence of willful
misconduct, no liability for damages to the customer or other
person or entity shall attach to the Telephone Company for its
action or the conduct of its employees in providing Billing
Information Service.
8.4.4
Obligations of the Customer
(A)
The customer shall order Billing Information Service under a
Special Order.
The customer shall order those Billing
Information Services for the states where it wishes to
receive the services and shall specify how often it wishes
the service to be provided.
(B)
With each order, the customer shall identify the authorized
individual and address to receive the Billing Information
Service output. When interrogation is ordered, the customer
shall identify the data processing terminals authorized to
receive the information and the authorized individual who
will be responsible for all terminal activities. When CNA
service is ordered, the customer will identify in writing
and include the account codes assigned by the Telephone
Company of all authorized individuals who will contact the
CNA bureau.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 97
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.4
Billing Information Service (Cont’d)
8.4.4
Obligations of the Customer (Cont'd)
(C)
The customer shall take every effort to make sure that
Billing
Information
Service
output
and
interrogation
capability is provided only to authorized personnel.
The
customer shall agree, in writing to the Telephone Company,
that the customer will not provide the Billing Information
Service outputs to third parties for any use by such third
parties except for work for the customer and which is under
complete control of the customer.
(D)
The customer shall furnish, to the Telephone Company, when
interrogation service is ordered all information necessary
to allow the Telephone Company to establish an interrogation
program.
In addition, the customer shall furnish the
Telephone Company, for each data base and file where the
interrogation is ordered, an estimate of the number of
requests per business day that the Telephone Company data
bases and file will be asked to handle.
The customer's
terminals used to interrogate the Telephone Company data
bases and files must be capable of working with Telephone
Company equipment and software.
(E)
The customer shall be responsible for all contacts and
inquiries from its end users concerning Billing Information
Service.
(F)
The customer shall not publicize or represent to others that
the Telephone 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
Billing Information Service.
(G)
When the customer wants a quotation of the charges for the
service ordered, the customer shall request such at the time
of the order. Quotation regulations as set forth in 2.1.12
preceding apply.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 98
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.4
Billing Information Service (Cont’d)
8.4.4
Obligations of the Customer (Cont'd)
(H)
8.4.5
When the customer orders marking of non customer credit card
message-billed message end user accounts, all accounts
containing that customer's messages will be marked starting
with the next bill period and marking will continue until
the customer orders marking discontinued.
The customer
shall, when it orders marking removed, furnish the telephone
number of each end user account for which the mark is to be
removed.
The mark will be removed prior to the next bill
period.
Payment Arrangements
(A)
Minimum Periods and Minimum Monthly Charges
The minimum period for which Billing Information Service
CRIS and/or DBAS file interrogation is provided and for
which charges apply is one year.
The minimum monthly charges for CRIS and/or DBAS file
interrogation are the charges for the total number of
requests per business day furnished by the customer as set
forth in 8.4.4.(D) preceding times 18 (i.e., 20 business
days per month times 0.9).
When the customer discontinues the service prior to the end
of the one-year minimum period, the minimum monthly charge
for the data base interrogation will apply for each
remaining month and fraction of month.
(B)
Cancellation of a Special Order
A customer may cancel a Special Order for Billing
Information Service on any date prior to the service date.
The cancellation date is the date the Telephone Company
receives written or verbal notice from the customer that the
Special Order is to be cancelled. The verbal notice must be
followed by written
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 99
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.4
Billing Information Service (Cont’d)
8.4.5
Payment Arrangements (Cont'd)
(B)
Cancellation of a Special Order (Cont'd)
confirmation within 10 days. The service date for a Billing
Information Service is the date the Telephone Company
notifies the customer that the Telephone Company is ready to
provide Billing Information Service reports or receive
interrogation requests.
When a customer cancels a Special
Order for Billing Information Service after the order date
but prior to the start of service, charges as listed
following shall apply:
(C)
(1)
For any service, the appropriate per hour rate for
all hours expended by the Telephone Company to
provide the service.
(2)
For any service, any expense for equipment obtained
for the service where such equipment cannot be reused
within six months.
Changes to Special Orders
When a customer requests changes for a pending Special Order
for Billing Information Service, they will be undertaken if
they can be accommodated by Telephone Company.
Any
additional time required on the part of Telephone Company
personnel will be billed to the customer at the appropriate
hourly charges.
8.4.6
Rate Regulations
(A)
The number and type of records for which charges apply as
set forth in 8.4.7 following will be accumulated by the
Telephone Company and the Telephone Company will bill the
customer in accordance with these accumulations.
A record
is a logical grouping of information as described in the
programs that process the information, print the paper
output, and load the magnetic tape or data file used to
supply the detail which is data-transmitted or put on fiche.
For each service and type of output ordered, the number of
records processed by the Telephone Company to prepare the
output will be used to determine the charges. The number of
records processes will be determined using the number of
records input to or the number of records output from the
programs that process the information, print the paper
output and load the magnetic tape or data file, whichever
number of records in higher.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 100
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.4
Billing Information Service
8.4.6
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
(B)
The number of hours and fraction thereof for which charges
apply as set forth in 8.4.7 following will be accumulated by
the Telephone Company. The per hour rate is for the use of
one hour of one Telephone Company programmer. The Telephone
Company will bill the customer for hourly charges in
accordance with these accumulations. The accumulated hours
for each order will be summed and rounded to the nearest
hour, except that when the total is less than one hour, one
hour will be used to determine the charges.
(C)
When a CNA request is received, the Telephone Company
keep a count of the requests.
The Telephone Company
bill the customer in accordance with these records
though the Telephone Company was not able to provide a
and town location for all requests.
(D)
When records are entered on a data file or magnetic tape in
order to provide information to a customer, the per tape
charge applies for each data file or tape prepared.
In
addition, the per record charge applies for each record
entered on the data file or tape.
The Telephone Company
will determine the charges based on the number of data files
or tapes prepared and on its count of the records entered on
the data file or tape.
will
will
even
name
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 8
Original Page 101
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Billing and Collection
8.4
Billing Information Service (Cont’d)
8.4.6
8.5
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
(E)
When marking of message end user accounts is ordered, the
marking charge applies for each end user account marked.
Once an account is marked, for maintenance of mark charge
applies for each month following the month the account is
marked until the customer requests the mark be removed. No
charges apply to remove the mark.
(F)
The Provision of Billing Information Service per Special
Order Charge applies for each Special Order accepted by the
Telephone Company for any Billing Information Service.
Rates
See Section 17.5 for all Billing and Collection rates.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 9
Original Contents Page 1
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Directory Assistance Service
CONTENTS
Page No.
9.1
General Description
9.1.1
9.1.2
9.1.3
9.1.4
9.1.5
9.2
Undertaking of the Telephone Company
9.2.1
9.2.2
9.2.3
9.2.4
9.2.5
9.2.6
9.2.7
9.3
9.4
Description and Provision of Directory
Assistance Service
Ordering Options and Conditions
Rate Categories
Special Facilities Routing
Design Layout Report
Number of Telephone Number Requests
Telephone Number Availability
Selection of DA Locations
Transmission Specifications
Testing
Determination of Number of Transmission
Paths
Supervisory Signaling
1
2
3
5
8
9
9
9
9
10
10
11
11
11
Obligations of the Customer
12
9.3.1
9.3.2
9.3.3
9.3.4
12
12
13
13
Jurisdictional Reports
Supervisory Signaling
Ordering of Separate Trunk Groups
Notice of Discontinuance of Service
Rate Regulations
14
9.4.1
9.4.2
9.4.3
9.4.4
9.4.5
9.4.6
9.4.7
9.4.8
14
15
15
16
16
17
17
Nonrecurring Charges
Directory Assistance Service Call Charge
Directory Transport Service
Minimum Periods
Minimum Monthly Charge
DA Service Rearrangements
Moves
Credit Allowance for Service Outages
and Incorrect Numbers
17
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
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Section 9
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Directory Assistance Service
The Telephone Company will provide Directory Assistance (DA) Service to a customer
from Directory Assistance Service locations (DA location). DA locations are either
primary or subtending. Primary DA locations are those to which terminating DA calls
for the NPA first complete. Primary DA location either process the telephone number
request or, if necessary, forward the call to a subtending DA location for
processing.
DA service rates are assessed by the primary DA location only.
Subtending DA locations are compensated by contractual arrangements between
Telephone Companies.
9.1
General Description
Telephone Company provided DA Service is available to customers for their use
in furnishing DA services to end users. It provides for the use of Directory
Access Service between the premises of the ordering customer and the DA
location(s), use of DA access equipment, and use of DA operators to provide
telephone numbers.
Directory Access Service will be provided between the customer designated
premises and the DA location by the Telephone Company. Rates and charges for
Directory Assistance Service are set forth in 17.2.4 following.
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Directory Assistance Service
9.1
General Description (Cont'd)
9.1.1
Description and Provision of Directory Assistance Service
A Telephone Company DA operator, when furnished a name and locality,
will provide or attempt to provide the telephone number listed in the
Telephone Company DA records associated with the name given, at the
rates and charges as set forth in 17.2.5 following.
The Telephone
Company's contact with the customer's end user shall be limited to that
effort necessary to process a customer's end user's request for a
telephone number; and the Telephone Company will not transfer, forward
or redial a customer's end user call to any other location for any
purpose other than provision of DA Service.
Each Directory Access Service will consist of the following:
-
An Interface Group equipped with an available Premises Interface
as set forth in 15.3.1 following at the customer's designated
premises.
-
Directory Transport between the premises of the ordering customer
and the DA location.
When required by the Telephone Company, a separate Directory Access
Service trunk group will be provided for DA Service for each NPA.
Separate trunk groups will be required when the Telephone Company
notifies the customer that the mechanized search of its data base and
its mechanized operator practices require a mechanized identification
of the NPA code for which the customer's end user desires DA
information.
Further, when an access tandem is available and is provided,
Directory Access Service will be provided, at customer choice:
-
as a separate Directory Access Service trunk group, or
-
in combination
Service.
with
Feature
Group
B,
C
or
D
Switched
the
Access
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9.1
General Description (Cont'd)
9.1.2
Ordering Options and Conditions
(A)
Ordering
Except as set forth following, Directory Assistance Service
provided under a Special Order is subject to the ordering
conditions as set forth in Section 5. preceding.
The customer
shall determine and order the busy hour minutes of capacity and
interface type of Directory Access Services it needs for DA
Service.
When DA Service is initially ordered, the customer shall order the
service for at least six months. Thereafter, additional service
may be ordered for a minimum of six months. Not later than three
months prior to the end of the six month period, the customer
shall notify the Telephone Company if the service is to be
discontinued at the end of the six month period. If no notice is
received
from
the
customer,
the
Telephone
Company
will
automatically extend the service for another six months and all
appropriate charges as set forth in 17.2.5 following will apply
for another six months.
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9.1
General Description (Cont'd)
9.1.2 Ordering Options and Conditions (Cont'd)
(B)
Cancellation of a Special Order
A customer may cancel a Special Order for DA Service on any date
prior to the service date. The cancellation date is the date the
Telephone Company receives written or verbal notice from the
customer that the Special Order is to be cancelled.
The verbal
notice must be followed by written confirmation within 10 days.
When a customer cancels a Special Order for DA Service after the
order date but prior to the start of service, the appropriate
application of charges as set forth in Section 5. preceding apply
for the Directory Access Service cancelled. In addition, a charge
equal to any unrecoverable capital costs incurred by the Telephone
Company will apply to the customer.
(C)
Changes to Special Orders
When a customer requests changes to a pending order for DA
Service, such changes will be undertaken if they can be
accommodated
by
the
Telephone
Company.
The
appropriate
application of charges as set forth in Section 5. preceding apply
for the Directory Access Service changed. In addition, a charge
equal to any other costs incurred by the Telephone Company because
of the change will apply.
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Directory Assistance Service
9.1
General Description (Cont'd)
9.1.3 Rate Categories
There are two rate categories which apply to Directory Assistance
Service:
- Directory Assistance Service Call
- Directory Transport Service
(A)
Directory Assistance Service Call
The Directory Assistance Service Call rate category provides
for the use of general DA Services such as operators and DA
access equipment necessary to provide DA Service to a
customer.
(B)
Directory Transport Service
Directory Transport Service provides the transmission
facilities and transport termination between the premises of
the ordering customer and the DA location. For purposes of
determining Directory Transport Mileage, distance will be
measured from the wire center that normally serves the
customer premises to the DA location(s).
Directory
Transport
is
a
two-way
voice
frequency
transmission
path
composed
of
Switched
Access
Local
Transport facilities as set forth in 6.1.3 preceding. The
two-way voice frequency path transports calls in the
terminating direction (from the premises of the ordering
customer to the DA location). The following rate elements,
which are more fully described in 6.1.3(A) preceding, are
applicable.
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Directory Assistance Service
9.1
General Description (Cont'd)
9.1.3
Rate Categories (Cont'd)
(B) Directory Transport Service (Cont'd)
-
Entrance Facility for the transport of the DA call from the
customer's premises to the serving wire center of that
premises.
-
Direct Trunked Transport (i.e., Direct Trunked Facility and
Direct Trunked Termination) for the transport of the DA call
from the customer's serving wire center to the DA location
without switching at a tandem or from the serving wire center
to the tandem.
-
Tandem Switched Transport (i.e., Tandem Switched Facility,
Tandem Switched Termination, and Tandem Switching) for the
transport of the DA call from the customer's serving wire
center to the DA location with switching at a tandem, or from
the tandem to the DA location.
-
Residual Interconnection Charge for the Local Transport costs
that are not recovered by the Entrance Facility, Direct
Trunked Transport, Tandem Switched Transport, Multiplexing, or
dedicated signaling (i.e., SS7) rates.
-
Multiplexing DS3 to DS1 Multiplexing charges apply when a High
Capacity DS3 Entrance Facility or Direct Trunked Facility is
connected with High Capacity DS1 Direct Trunked Transport.
The DS3 to DS1 multiplexer will convert a 44.736 Mbps channel
to 28 DS1 channels using digital time division multiplexing.
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9.1
General Description (Cont'd)
9.1.3
Rate Categories (Cont'd)
(B) Directory Transport Service (Cont'd)
DS1 to Voice Grade Multiplexing charges apply when a High
Capacity DS1 Entrance Facility or Direct Trunked Facility is
connected with Voice Grade Direct Trunked Transport. A DS1 to
Voice Grade Multiplexing charge does not apply when a High
Capacity DS1 Direct Trunked Facility is terminated at an
electronic end office and only Switched Access Service is
provided over the DS1 facility (i.e., Voice Grade Special
Access channels are not derived).
The DS1 to voice
multiplexer will convert a 1.544 Mbps channel to 24 Voice
Grade channels.
Multiplexing is only available at wire centers identified in
NATIONAL EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSOCIATION, INC., TARIFF F.C.C. NO.
4, WIRE CENTER INFORMATION.
The customer will specify whether the Directory Access Service
is to be routed directly to a DA location or through an access
tandem switch appropriately equipped for DA measurement and
served by DA trunks to the DA location when such an access
tandem switch is available. The combination of Feature Group
B, C or D Switched Access Service with DA Service will only be
provided at such available and appropriately equipped access
tandem switches.
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9.1
General Description (Cont'd)
9.1.3
Rate Categories (Cont'd)
(B) Directory Transport Service (Cont'd)
When Directory Transport is provided using a Direct Trunked
Transport to the DA location, no address signaling is provided.
When Directory Transport is provided with the use of an access
tandem switch, wink start-start pulsing signaling is provided at the
access tandem switch.
When access tandem routing is provided, the
customer shall address each call to the DA location using NPA + 555
+ 1212 or when required by the Telephone Company, 555-1212.
Only
NPA codes handled by the DA location served by the access tandem
switch will be processed.
Directory Transport is provided with one of the Local Transport
Interface Groups as set forth in 15.1.1 following.
9.1.4
Special Facilities Routing
A customer may request that Directory Access Service be provided via
Special Facilities Routing.
The regulations, rates and charges for
Special Facility Routing (Avoidance, Diversity and Cable Only) are as
set forth in 11. following.
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Directory Assistance Service
9.1
General Description (Cont'd)
9.1.5
Design Layout Report
The Telephone Company will provide to the customer the makeup of the
facilities and services provided under this section as Directory Access
Service.
This information will be provided in the form of a Design
Layout Report similar to that set forth in 6.1.5 preceding.
Design
Layout Reports for Directory Access Service will be provided only when
specifically requested by the customer.
The Design Layout Report will
be provided to the customer at no charge, and will be reissued or
updated whenever the facilities provided for the customer's use are
materially changed.
9.2
Undertaking of the Telephone Company
9.2.1
Number of Telephone Number Requests
A maximum of two (2) requests for telephone numbers will be accepted per
call to Directory Assistance and DA operators will not transfer, forward
or redial the call to another location for any purpose other than the
provision of DA Service.
9.2.2
Telephone Number Availability
A telephone number which is not listed
available to the customer's end user.
in
DA
records
will
not
be
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Directory Assistance Service
9.2
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
9.2.3
Selection of DA Locations
The Telephone Company will specify the DA location which provides the DA
Service for each numbering plan area code (NPA). The DA locations are
as shown in NATIONAL EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSOCIATION, INC. , TARIFF F.C.C.
No. 4.
When it becomes necessary to change a DA location, as determined by the
Telephone Company, the Telephone Company will notify the involved
customers six months prior to the change.
For such changes, the
regulations as set forth in 2.1.7 preceding apply.
9.2.4
Transmission Specifications
Each Directory Assistance Service transmission path is provided with
standard transmission specifications, either Type A or B, as set forth
respectively in 15.1.2(E) and (F) following.
The specifications
associated with the parameters are guaranteed to the DA location. The
standard for a particular transmission path is dependent upon the
following:
-
Whether Directory Access Service is provided in combination with
Feature Group B, C or D Switched Access Service, or
-
When not provided in combination with Switched Access
whether routed direct or via an access tandem switch.
The available
following.
transmission
specifications
are
set
forth
Service,
in
15.3.2
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Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
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9.2
Undertaking of the Telephone Company (Cont'd)
9.2.5
Testing
(A) Acceptance Testing
The acceptance testing capabilities for Directory Access Service
traffic routed through an access tandem are the same as those for
the associated Feature Group C or D end office switching.
The
acceptance testing for Directory Access Service traffic routed
directly, or routed in separate trunk groups through an access
tandem to the DA location will be the same as that for Switched
Access Service as set forth in 6.2.4 preceding.
(B) Routine Testing
Routine testing capabilities for Directory Access Service traffic
routed through an access tandem are the same as those for the
associated Feature Group C or D end office switching.
Routine
testing capabilities for Directory Access Service traffic routed
directly, or routed in a separate trunk group through an access
tandem, to the DA location, will be as set forth in 13.3.1(A)(3)
following (Additional Manual Testing).
9.2.6
Determination of Number of Transmission Paths
The number of Directory Transport transmission paths provided is based
on the customer's order and is determined by the Telephone Company in a
manner similar to Switched Access Service transmission paths as set
forth in 6.2.5 preceding.
9.2.7
Supervisory Signaling
Trunk side switching is provided at the DA Service access location. The
DA Service access location will provide trunk answer and disconnect
supervisory signaling.
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Directory Assistance Service
9.3
Obligations of the Customer
In addition to the obligations of the customer as set forth in Section 2.
preceding, the customer has certain specific obligations concerning the use of
Directory Assistance Service. These obligations are as follows:
9.3.1
Jurisdictional Reports
Directory Transport may, at the option of the customer, be provided for
both interstate and intrastate communications.
When the customer
requests such mixed access, the intrastate Directory Transport charges
will be determined by the Telephone Company using the data furnished by
the customer as set forth in 2.3.11 preceding.
9.3.2
Supervisory Signaling
The customer facilities at the premises of the ordering customer shall
provide the necessary on-hook and off-hook supervision.
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9.3
Obligations of the Customer (Cont'd)
9.3.3
Ordering of Separate Trunk Groups
When requested by the Telephone Company, the customer shall order a
separate trunk group for DA Service for each NPA. The conditions when
the customer will be requested to order separate trunk groups for each
NPA are set forth in 9.1.1 preceding.
9.3.4
Notice of Discontinuance of Service
DA Service is ordered and renewed for a minimum period of six months at
a time, as set forth in 9.1.2(A) preceding. Not later than three months
prior to the end of any six month period, the customer shall notify the
Telephone Company if the service is to be discontinued at the end of
that period.
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Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
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Section 9
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EFFECTIVE:
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Directory Assistance Service
9.4
Rate Regulations
This section contains the specific regulations governing rates and charges that
apply for Directory Assistance Service.
9.4.1
Nonrecurring Charges
Nonrecurring charges for DA Service are one-time charges that apply for
a specific work activity (i.e., installation, change to an existing
service and DA Service rearrangements).
(A) Installation of Service
Nonrecurring Local Transport Installation and Direct Trunked
Transport Activation charges as set forth in 17.2.1(A) and (E)
following are applied as set forth in 6.4.1(B)(1) preceding to each
Directory Access Service installed.
(B) DA Service Rearrangements
All changes to existing services other than changes involving
administrative activities will be treated as a discontinuance of the
existing service and an installation of a new service.
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Directory Assistance Service
9.4
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
9.4.2
Directory Assistance Service Call Charge
The Directory Assistance service call charge, as set forth in 17.2.5(A)
following, applies for each call to DA Service. A call is a call which
has been answered by a DA operator. The charge applies whether or not
the DA operator provides the requested telephone number. The number of
calls answered by DA operators will be accumulated by Telephone Company
measuring equipment.
A credit for the provision of an incorrect
telephone number will be applied as set forth in 9.4.8 following.
9.4.3
Directory Transport Service
The premium Local Transport charges set forth in 17.2 following are
also applicable to Directory Transport Service and will be assessed on
the same basis as the Switched Access Local Transport rate elements set
forth in 6.1.3(A) preceding:
-
Entrance Facility
Direct Trunked Transport
Tandem Switched Transport
Multiplexing
Residual Interconnection Charge
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BY:
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EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Directory Assistance Service
9.4
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
9.4.4
Minimum Periods
The minimum period for which DA Service and the Directory Access
Service is provided and for which charges apply is six months.
A
minimum period of six months applies for each additional period of
service ordered or extended.
If DA Service is discontinued prior to the end of each six month
period, the charges that apply for the remaining months are the nonrecoverable costs.
Such costs include the non-recoverable cost of
equipment and material ordered, provided or used, plus the nonrecoverable cost of installation and removal including the costs of
engineering, labor supervision, transportation, rights-of-way and other
associated costs less estimated net salvage.
The minimum period for which High Capacity DS3 Entrance Facilities or
High Capacity DS3 Direct Trunked Transport is provided is twelve
months.
9.4.5
Minimum Monthly Charge
DA service is subject to a minimum monthly charge.
charge is calculated as follows:
The minimum monthly
The minimum monthly charge for Directory Assistance Service calls
is the charge as set forth in 17.2.5(A) following for the actual
usage for the month.
For the Directory Transport rate element, the minimum monthly
charge the customer will be assessed will be the usage charges
based on actual usage.
For flat rated Directory Transport rate
elements, the minimum monthly charge is the sum of the recurring
charges prorated to the number of days or major fraction of days
based on a 30 day month. Rates for Directory Transport are set
forth in 17.2.2 following.
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Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
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BY:
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Section 9
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EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Directory Assistance Service
9.4
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
9.4.6
DA Service Rearrangements
Nonrecurring charges apply for service rearrangements.
Service
rearrangements and the regulations concerning the application of
associated nonrecurring charges are as set forth in 6.4.1(B)(3)
preceding.
9.4.7
Moves
A move involves a change in the physical location of the point of
termination at the customer designated premises or of the customer
designated premises.
Moves will be treated as set forth in 6.4.4
preceding and all associated nonrecurring charges will apply. Minimum
period requirements will be established at the new location as set
forth in 6.4.4 preceding.
The customer will also remain responsible
for satisfying all outstanding minimum period charges for the
discontinued service.
9.4.8
Credit Allowance for Service Outages and Incorrect Numbers
(A)
When the DA location or DA operator equipment or terminals are out
of service due to a Telephone Company equipment failure a credit
allowance is provided. When an incorrect number is provided and a
customer DA call has been answered by a DA operator, a credit
allowance is provided. The credit allowance provided is equal to
the rate for a Directory Assistance Service Call as set forth in
17.2.5(A) following. The credit will be applied to the customer's
charges.
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Directory Assistance Service
9.4
Rate Regulations (Cont'd)
9.4.8
Credit Allowances for
Service Outages and Incorrect Numbers (Cont'd)
(B)
In addition to the credit as set forth in (A) preceding, when a DA
operator or DA equipment provides an incorrect number for a call
and the customer reports such occurrences to the Telephone
Company, a credit allowance for the Switched Access portion of the
call in the originating LATA of such DA call will apply.
The
credit will be as set forth in (C) following. When the customer
reports such a call and the number requested, the number provided
and the reason the number provided is incorrect, the number of
calls for which a credit will apply will be developed by the
Telephone Company in cooperation with the customer.
(C)
When a DA call is not completed due to the failure of Directory
Access Service to DA locations, DA access equipment or DA operator
activities, a credit allowance for the Switched Access Service
portion in the originating LATA of such DA call will apply. When
the customer reports such a call and DA number dialed, time of the
call and the date of the call, the number of calls for which a
credit will apply will be developed by the Telephone Company in
cooperation with the customer. The credit will be as set forth in
17.2.5(C) following.
Credit allowances for other services
interruptions will be provided as set forth in 2.4.4 preceding.
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Section 11
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Special Facilities Routing of Access Services
CONTENTS
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ll.1
Description
1
11.1.1
11.1.2
11.1.3
11.1.4
11.1.5
1
1
1
1
1
Diversity
Avoidance
Diversity and Avoidance Combined
Cable-Only Facilities
Rates
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Special Facilities Routing of Access Services
11.1 Description
The services provided under this tariff are provided over such routes and
facilities as the Telephone Company may elect. Special Facilities Routing is
involved when, in order to comply with requirements specified by the customer,
the Telephone Company provides Switched Access Service, Special Access Service
or Special Federal Government Access Service in a manner which includes one or
more of the following conditions:
11.1.1
Diversity
Two or more circuits must be provided over not more than two different
physical routes.
11.1.2
Avoidance
A circuit(s) must be provided
geographical locations.
11.1.3
Diversity and Avoidance Combined
11.1.4
Cable-Only Facilities
on
a
route
which
avoids
specified
Certain Voice Grade services are provided on Cable-Only Facilities to
meet the particular needs of a customer.
Service is provided subject to the availability of Cable-Only
facilities. In the event of service failure, restoration will be made
through the use of any available facilities as selected by the
Telephone Company.
Avoidance and Diversity are available on Switched Access Service as set
forth in Section 6. preceding; Metallic, Telegraph Grade and Voice
Grade Special Access Services as set forth respectively in 7.4, 7.5 and
7.6 preceding and Special Federal Government Access Services as set
forth in 10.5 preceding.
Cable-Only Facilities are available for
Switched Access Service as set forth in Section 6. preceding; Voice
Grade Special Access Services as set forth in 7.6 preceding and Special
Federal Government Access Services as set forth in 10.5 preceding.
11.1.5
Rates
See Section 17.4.6 for all Special Facilities Routing of Access Service
rates.
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Specialized Service or Arrangements
CONTENTS
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General
1
12.2
Rates
1
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Specialized Service or Arrangements
12.1 General
Specialized Service or Arrangements may be provided by the Telephone Company,
at the request of a customer, on an individual case basis if such service or
arrangements meet the following criteria:
-
The requested service or arrangements are not offered under other sections
of this tariff.
-
The facilities utilized to provide the requested service or arrangements
are of a type normally used by the Telephone Company in furnishing its
other services.
-
The requested service or arrangements are provided within a LATA.
-
The requested service or arrangements are compatible with other Telephone
Company services, facilities, and its engineering and maintenance
practices.
-
This offering is subject to the availability of the necessary Telephone
Company personnel and capital resources.
12.2 Rates
Rates and charges and additional regulations if applicable, for Specialized
Service or Arrangements are provided on an individual case basis and are as set
forth in 17.4.7 following.
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BY:
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EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Additional Engineering, Additional Labor and Miscellaneous Services
CONTENTS
Page No.
13.1
Additional Engineering
1
13.2
Additional Labor
2
13.2.1
13.2.2
13.2.3
13.2.4
2
2
2
13.2.5
Overtime Installation
Overtime Repair
Stand by
Testing and Maintenance with Other Telephone
Companies
Other Labor
2
2
13.3
Miscellaneous Services
13.3.1 Testing Services
13.3.2 Maintenance of Service
13.3.3 Telecommunications Service Priority (TSP)
13.3.4 Miscellaneous Equipment
3
3
10
10
12
13.4
InterLATA Presubscription
13
13.5
IntraLATA Presubscription
16
13.6
Unauthorized PIC Change Charge
17
13.7
Reserved for Future Use
17
13.8
Blocking Service
18
13.8.1
13.8.2
18
18
Reserved for Future Use
900 Blocking Service
13.9
Reserved for Future Use
20
13.10
Provision of Access Service Billing Information
21
13.11
Originating Line Screening (OLS) Service
22
13.12
Coin Supervision Additive Service
23
13.13
Rates
23
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
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BY:
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In this section, normally scheduled working hours are an employee's scheduled work
period in any given calendar day (e.g., 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) for the application
of rates based on working hours.
A Miscellaneous Service Order Charge as described in 5.4.2 preceding will be
applicable to services ordered from this section if a pending order does not exist.
13.1 Additional Engineering
Additional Engineering, including engineering reviews as set forth in 5.4.3
preceding, will be undertaken only after the Telephone Company has notified the
customer that additional engineering
charges apply as set forth in 17.4.2
following, and the customer agrees to such charges.
Additional Engineering will be provided by the Telephone Company at the request
of the customer only when:
(A)
A customer requests additional technical information after the Telephone
Company has already provided the technical information normally included
on the Design Layout Report (DLR) as set forth in 6.1.5 and 7.1.6
preceding.
(B)
Additional Engineering time is incurred by the Telephone Company to
engineer a customer's request for a customized service as set forth in
7.1.2 preceding.
(C)
A customer requested Design Change requires the expenditure of
Additional Engineering time.
Such additional engineering time is
incurred by the Telephone Company for the engineering review as set
forth in 5.4.3 preceding.
The charge for additional engineering time
relating to the engineering review, which is undertaken to determine if
a design change is indeed required, will apply whether or not the
customer authorizes the Telephone Company to proceed with the Design
Change.
In this case the Design Change charge, as set forth in
17.4.1(B) following, does not apply unless the customer authorizes the
Telephone Company to proceed with the Design Change.
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13.2 Additional Labor
Additional Labor is that labor requested by the customer on a given
service and agreed to by the Telephone Company as set forth in 13.2.1
through 13.2.5 following.
The Telephone Company will notify the
customer that Additional Labor charges as set forth in 17.4.3 following
will apply before any additional labor is undertaken. A call-out of a
Telephone Company employee at a time not consecutive with the
employee's scheduled work period is subject to a minimum charge of four
hours.
When provisioning or restoring Telecommunications Service
Priority services, the Telephone Company will, when possible, notify
the customer of the applicability of these Additional Labor charges.
13.2.1
Overtime Installation
Overtime installation is that Telephone Company installation effort
outside of normally scheduled working hours.
13.2.2
Overtime Repair
Overtime repair is that Telephone Company effort performed outside of
normally scheduled working hours.
13.2.3
Standby
Standby includes all time in excess of one-half (1/2) hour during which
Telephone Company personnel standby to make installation acceptance
tests or cooperative tests with a customer to verify facility repair on
a given service.
13.2.4
Testing and Maintenance with Other Telephone Companies
Additional testing, maintenance or repair of facilities which connect
other telephone companies is that which is in addition to the normal
effort required to test, maintain or repair facilities provided solely
by the Telephone Company.
13.2.5
Other Labor
Other labor is that additional labor not included in 13.2.1 through
13.2.4 preceding and labor incurred to accommodate a specific customer
request that involves only labor which is not covered by any other
section of this tariff.
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13.3 Miscellaneous Services
13.3.1
Testing Services
Testing Services offered under this section of the tariff are optional
and subject to rates and charges as set forth in 17.4.4 following. A
call-out of a Telephone Company employee at a time not consecutive with
the employee's scheduled work period is subject to a minimum charge of
four hours.
Other testing services, as described in 6.2.4 and 7.1.7
preceding, are provided by the Telephone Company in association with
Access Services and are furnished at no additional charge.
(A)
The Company will, in addition to any customer requested acceptance
testing, perform such tests as it believes necessary to insure
that the access services ordered by a customer are functioning
properly prior to turning over such access services to the
customer. In addition, the Company, as part of the ongoing work to
maintain the continued satisfactory performance of the access
services ordered by the customer, may perform periodic tests.
(B)
Testing Services offered under this section of the Tariff are in
addition to the tests described above and will be provided when
requested by the customer, except for scheduled testing of Feature
Groups C and D, which is not optional. Testing services are
normally provided by Telephone Company personnel at Telephone
Company locations;
however, provisions are made in (B) (2)
following for a customer to request Telephone Company personnel to
perform Testing Services at the customer designated premises. In
addition, the Company will, at the request of the customer,
perform acceptance testing with the customer in accordance with
the provisions in section 6 and 7 preceding.
(C)
The offering of Testing Services under this section of the tariff
is made subject to the availability of the necessary qualified
personnel and test equipment at the various test locations
mentioned in (D) and (E) following.
(D) Switched Access Service
(1) Categories of Tests
Testing Services for Switched Access are comprised of (a)
tests which are performed during the installation of a
Switched Access Service, (i.e., Acceptance Tests), (b) tests
which are performed after customer acceptance of such access
services and which are without charge (i.e., routine testing)
and (c) additional tests which are performed during or after
customer acceptance of such access services and for which
additional
charges
apply,
(i.e.,
Additional
Cooperative
Acceptance Tests and in-service tests).
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13.3 Miscellaneous Services (Cont’d')
13.3.1
Testing Services (Cont'd)
(D) Switched Access Service (Cont'd)
(1) Categories of Tests (Cont’d)
a. Scheduled Tests
Scheduled tests are those tests performed by the Telephone
Company on a regular basis, as set forth in 6.2.4 preceding
which are required to maintain Switched Access Service.
Scheduled tests may be done on an automatic basis (no
Telephone Company or customer technicians involved), or on a
cooperative basis (Company technicians involved at Company
offices and customer technicians involved at the customer
designated premises), or on a manual basis (Telephone Company
technician(s) involved at Telephone Company office(s) and
Telephone Company or customer technician(s) involved at the
customer designated premises).
b. Nonscheduled Tests
Nonscheduled tests are tests performed by the Company “on
demand” and which result in the measurement of Switched
Access Services. Nonscheduled tests may involve Company
technicians at Company offices and at the customer’s
designated premise.
(2) Additional Cooperative Acceptance Testing
a. Additional Cooperative Acceptance Testing of Switched Access
Service involves the Telephone Company provision of a
technician at its office(s) and the customer provision of a
technician at its premises, with suitable test equipment to
perform the required tests.
b. Additional Cooperative Acceptance
consist of the following tests:
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Tests
may,
C-Notched Noise
Impulse Noise
Phase Jitter
Signal to C-Notched Noise Ratio
Intermodulation (Nonlinear) Distortion
Frequency Shift (Offset)
Envelope Delay Distortion
Dial Pulse Percent Break
for
example,
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13.3 Miscellaneous Services (Cont'd)
13.3.1
Testing Services (Cont'd)
(D) Switched Access Service (Cont'd)
(3) Automatic Scheduled Testing
a.
Automatic Scheduled Testing (AST) of Switched Access
Services (Feature Groups B, C and D), where the customer
provides remote office test lines and 105 test lines with
associated responders or their functional equivalent, will
consist of monthly loss and C-message noise tests and
annual balance tests.
However, the customer may specify a more frequent schedule
of tests. In addition to the loss/noise/balance tests, the
customer may also order, at additional charges, gain-slope
and C-notched noise testing.
b.
With Feature Group B Switched Access Service, AST is only
provided to customers who order it, i.e. AST is optional.1
However, with Feature Groups C and D, AST is nonoptional,2
and customers with these Switched Access Services will be
required to pay for AST, whether or not they have ordered
it.
c.
The Company will provide a monthly AST report that lists
the test results for each trunk tested.3
(4) Cooperative Scheduled Testing
a.
Cooperative Scheduled Testing (CST) of Switched Access
Services (Feature Groups B, C, and D and Directory Access
Service not routed through an access tandem), where the
Company provides a technician at its office(s) and the
customer
provides
a
technician
at
its
designated
premise(s) with suitable test equipment to perform the
required tests, will consist of quarterly loss and Cmessage noise tests and annual balance tests. However, the
customer may specify a more frequent schedule of tests, In
addition to the loss/noise/balance measurements, the
customer may also order, at additional charges, gainslope, C-notched noise testing.
Note 1: If demand for Feature Group B grows significantly, it will be necessary at
some future sate to provide AST with Feature Group B on a nonoptional basis.
Note 2: With Feature Group C, where AST is not available in a Company office,
Cooperative Scheduled Testing will be provided on a nonoptional basis. With
feature Group D, CST or Manual Scheduled Testing may be specified by the
customer in lieu of AST. Trunks from a Company digital switch (e.g., 4E, 5E,
or DMS) to a customer digital switch utilizing digital facilities are
excluded from mandatory routine testing.
Note 3: Trunk test failures requiring customer participation for trouble resolution
will be provided to the customer on an as-occurs basis.
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13.3 Miscellaneous Services (Cont'd)
13.3.1
Testing Services (Cont'd)
(D) Switched Access Service (Cont'd)
(4) Cooperative Scheduled Testing (Cont’d)
b.
With Feature Group B Switched Access Service, CST is only
provided to customers who order it, i.e., CST is optional.1
However, with Feature Groups C and D, CST may be provided
as an alternative to the nonoptional AST.2
c.
The Company will provide, on a quarterly basis, a CST
report that lists the test results for each trunk tested.
(5) Manual Scheduled Testing
a.
Manual Scheduled Testing (MST) of Switched Access Services
(Feature Groups B and D and Directory Access Service not
routed through an access tandem), where the Telephone
Company provides a technician at its office(s) and the
Telephone Company or customer provides a technician at the
customer designated premises, will consist of quarterly
loss and C-message noise tests and annual balance tests.
However, the customer may specify a more frequent schedule
of tests. In addition to the loss/noise/balance tests, the
customer may also order, at additional charges, gain-slope,
C-notched noise testing.
b.
With Feature Group B Switched Access Service, MST is only
provided to customers who order it, i.e., MST is optional.1
However, with Feature Group D, MST may be provided as an
alternative to the nonoptional AST.2
c.
The Company will provide, on a quarterly basis, a MST
report that lists the test results for each trunk tested.3
d.
The rates for Manual Scheduled Testing are as set forth in
17.4.4(E) following.
Note 1: If demand for Feature Group B grows significantly, it will be necessary at
some future sate to provide AST with Feature Group B on a nonoptional basis.
When, and if, this becomes necessary, the customer may order CST or MST in
lieu of AST.
Note 2: Trunks from a Company digital switch (e.g., 4E, 5E, or DMS10) to a customer
digital switch utilizing digital facilities are excluded from mandatory
routine testing,
Note 3: Trunk test failures requiring customer participation for trouble resolution
will be provided to the customer on an as-occurs basis.
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13.3 Miscellaneous Services (Cont'd)
13.3.1
Testing Services (Cont'd)
(D) Switched Access Service (Cont'd)
(6) Nonscheduled Testing
a. Nonscheduled Testing (NST) of Switched Access Services is
where:
1. The customer provides remote office test lines and 105
test
lines
with
associated
responders
or
their
functional equivalent (“automatic testing”), or
2. The Company provides a technician at its office(s) and
the customer provides a technician at its terminal
location(s), with suitable test equipment to perform
the required test(“cooperative testing”), or
3. The Company provides a technician at its office(s) and
at the customer’s designated premise(s) or End User’s
premises, with suitable test equipment to perform the
required tests (“manual testing”).
b. Nonscheduled Tests, may consist of any tests, e.g., loss,
noise, slope, envelope delay, which the customer may
require.
(7) Obligations of the Customer
(A)
The customer shall provide the Remote Office Test Line
priming data to the Telephone Company, as appropriate, to
support AST as set forth in 13.3.1(D)(3) preceding or NST
as set forth in 13.3.1(D)(6) preceding.
(B)
The customer
available to
agreed upon.
shall make the facilities to be tested
the Telephone Company at times mutually
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13.3 Miscellaneous Services (Cont'd)
13.3.1
Testing Services (Cont'd)
(E) Special Access Service
The Telephone Company will, at the request of a customer, provide
assistance in performing specific tests requested by the customer.
(1) Additional Cooperative Acceptance Testing
When a customer provides a technician at its premises or at an
end user's premises, with suitable test equipment to perform
the requested tests, the Telephone Company will provide a
technician at its office for the purpose of conducting
Additional Cooperative Acceptance Testing. At the customers’
request, the Telephone Company will provide a technician at
the customer's premises or at the end user premises.
These
tests may, for example, consist of the following:
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Attenuation Distortion (i.e., frequency response)
Intermodulation Distortion (i.e., harmonic distortion)
Phase Jitter
Impulse Noise
Envelope Delay Distortion
Frequency Shift
C-Message Noise
Return Loss (Balance)
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13.3 Miscellaneous Services (Cont'd)
13.3.1
Testing Services (Cont'd)
(E) Special Access Service (Cont'd)
(2) Nonscheduled Testing
When a customer provides a technician at its premises or at
the end user’s premises, with suitable test equipment to
perform the requested tests, the Telephone Company will
provide a technician at the at its office for the purpose of
conducting Nonscheduled Testing. At the customer’s request,
the Company will provide a technician at the customer’s
terminal location or at the end user’s premises. Nonscheduled
Tests, may consist of any tests, e.g., loss, noise, slope,
envelope delay, which the customer may require.
(3) Obligation of the Customer
When the customer subscribes to Testing Service as set forth
in this section, the customer shall make the facilities to be
tested available to the Telephone Company at times mutually
agreed upon.
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13.3 Miscellaneous Services (Cont'd)
13.3.2
Maintenance of Service
(A)
When a customer reports a trouble to the Telephone Company
for clearance and no trouble is found in the Telephone
Company's facilities, the customer shall be responsible for
payment of a Maintenance of Service charge as set forth in
17.4.4(F) following for the period of time from when
Telephone Company personnel are dispatched, at the request
of the customer, to the customer designated premises to
when the work is completed.
Failure of Telephone Company
personnel to find trouble in Telephone Company facilities
will result in no charge if the trouble is actually in
those facilities, but not discovered at the time.
(B)
The customer shall be responsible for payment of a
Maintenance of Service charge when the Telephone Company
dispatches personnel to the customer designated premises,
and the trouble is in equipment or communications systems
provided by other than the Telephone Company or in
detariffed CPE provided by the Telephone Company.
In either (A) or (B) preceding, no credit allowance will be
applicable for the interruption involved if the Maintenance
of Service Charge applies.
13.3.3
Telecommunications Service Priority - TSP
(A)
Priority installation and/or restoration of National
Security Emergency Preparedness (NSEP) telecommunications
services shall be provided in accordance with Part 64.401,
Appendix A, of the Federal Communications Commission's
(FCC's) Rules and Regulations.
In addition, TSP System service shall be provided in
accordance
with
the
guidelines
set
forth
in
"Telecommunications Service Priority (TSP) System for
National Security Emergency Preparedness (NSEP) Service
Vendor Handbook" (NCSH 3-1-2) dated October 9, 1990, and
"Telecommunications Service Priority System for National
Security Emergency Preparedness Service User Manual" (NCSM
3-1-1).
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13.3 Miscellaneous Services (Cont'd)
13.3.3
Telecommunications Service Priority - TSP (Cont’d)
(A) (Cont’d)
The TSP System is a service, developed to meet the requirements of
the Federal Government, as specified in the Service Vendor's
Handbook and Service User's Manual which provides the regulatory,
administrative
and
operational
framework
for
the
priority
installation
and/or
restoration
of
NSEP
telecommunications
services. These include both Switched and Special Access Services.
The TSP System applies only to NSEP telecommunications services,
and requires and authorizes priority action by the Telephone
Company providing such services.
For Switched Access Service, the TSP System's applicability is
limited to those services which the Telephone Company can
discreetly identify for priority provisioning and/or restoration.
(B) A Telecommunications Service Priority charge applies as set forth
in 17.4.4 when a request to provide or change a Telecommunications
Service Priority is received subsequent to the issuance of an
Access Order to install the service.
Additionally, a Miscellaneous Service Order Charge as set forth in
17.4.1 will apply to Telecommunications Service Priority requests
that are ordered subsequent to the initial installation of the
associated access service.
A Telecommunications Service Priority charge does not apply when a
Telecommunications Service Priority is discontinued or when ordered
coincident with an Access Order to install or change service.
In addition, Additional Labor rates as set forth in 17.4.3 may be
applicable when provisioning or restoring Switched or Special
Access Services with Telecommunications Service Priority.
When the customer requests an audit
Telephone Company's Telecommunications
Miscellaneous Service Order Charge as
Additional Labor rates as set forth in
or a reconciliation of the
Service Priority records, a
set forth in 17.4.1 (D) and
17.4.3 are applicable.
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13.3 Miscellaneous Services (Cont'd)
13.3.4
Miscellaneous Equipment
(A) Controller Arrangement
This arrangement enables the customer to control up to 48 transfer
functions at a Telephone Company central office via a remote
keyboard terminal capable of either 300 or 1200 bps operation.
Included as part of the Controller Arrangement is a dial-up data
station located at the Telephone Company Central Office to provide
access to the Controller Arrangement.
This dial-up data station
consists of a 212A DATAPHONE data set and an appropriate Telephone
Company provided channel.
The Controller Arrangement must be located in the same Telephone
Company central office as the transfer functions which it controls.
Charges for the Controller Arrangement are set forth in 17.4.4(H)
following.
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13.4 InterLATA Presubscription
Pursuant to the Federal Communications Commission's Memorandum Opinion and
Order, CC Docket No.
83-1145, Phase I, adopted May 31, 1985, and released
August 302, 1985, the Allocation Plan, outlined in the Appendix B of this
Order, will be available for inspection in the Public Reference Room of the
Tariff Division at the Federal Communications Commission's Washington D.C.,
location or may be obtained from the Commission's commercial contractor.
(A)
Presubscription is the process by which end user customers may select
and designate to the Telephone Company an IC to access, without an
access code, for interLATA, intrastate calls. This IC is referred to
as the end user's predesignated IC.
(B)
On the effective date of this tariff, all existing end users have
access to intrastate MTS/WATS.
No later than 85 days prior to
conversion to Feature Group D in a serving end office, the Telephone
Company will notify end users of the availability of equal access in
their particular area. The notification will include the names of all
ICs wishing to participate in the presubscription process.
This
notification will be sent via U.S. Mail to each end user of record
served by the end office to be converted.
(C)
End users may select one of the following options at no charge:
-
indicate a primary IC for all of its lines,
indicate a different IC for each of its lines.
Only one IC may be selected for each line or lines terminating in the
same hunt group.
End users may designate that they do not want to presubscribe to any
IC. The end user must arrange this designation by directly notifying
the Telephone Company's business office. This choice will require the
end user to dial an access code (10XXX or 101XXXX) for all intrastate
calls.
After the end user's initial selection of a predesignated IC or the
designation that they do not want to presubscribe to any IC, for any
change in selection after conversion to Equal Access in the serving end
office, a nonrecurring charge, as set forth in 17.4.4(I) following
applies.
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(D)
End users not responding to the initial notification will be sent a
second notification for the selection of a predesignated IC no earlier
than 40 days prior to or no later than 90 days after the conversion to
Equal Access in a serving end office.
This second notification will
indicate the primary IC that has been assigned to them if they fail to
respond to the second notification.
After the allocation process has been completed, end users assigned to
an IC via the allocation process may change their IC one time within
six months after conversion to Equal Access in the serving end office
at no charge.
Following the six month period after conversion to Equal Access for any
change in selection, a nonrecurring charge as set forth in 17.4.4(I)
following, applies.
(E)
When an end user indicates more than one IC selection on the return
notification or returns an illegible return notification, the Telephone
Company will contact the end user for clarification. If the end user
indicates an IC selection on the return notification that does not
match with information provided by an IC and both notifications
indicate the same authorization date, the end user's notification takes
precedence and the Telephone Company will process the end user's
selection. In the event that two or more ICs provide to the Telephone
Company notifications with the same authorization date and neither
notification has been processed, the Telephone Company will contact the
end user for clarification. A list of these end users in conflict must
be sent to the affected IC by the Telephone Company.
In the event that two or more ICs have provided to the Telephone
Company notifications with the same authorization date(s), and one IC
notification has already been processed by the Telephone Company, those
IC notifications not yet processed would be returned to the ICs.
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13.4 InterLATA Presubscription (Cont'd)
(F)
New end users who are served by end offices equipped with Feature Group
D will be asked to presubscribe to an IC at the time they place an
order with the Telephone Company for Telephone Exchange Service. They
may select either of the following options.
There will be no charge
for this initial selection.
-
designate a primary IC for all of its lines,
designate a different IC for each of its lines.
Only one IC may be selected for each individual line, or lines
terminating in the same hunt group. Subsequent to the installation of
Telephone Exchange Service and after the end user's initial selection
of a predesignated IC, for any change in selection, a nonrecurring
charge, as set forth in 17.4.4(I) following, applies.
(G)
If the new end user fails to designate an IC as its predesignated IC
prior to the date of installation of Telephone Exchange Service, the
Telephone Company will (1) allocate the end user to an IC based upon
current IC presubscription ratios, (2) require the end user to dial an
access code (10XXX or 101XXXX) for all intrastate calls, or
(3) block the end user from
(C)
intrastate calling. The end user will be notified which option will be
applied if they fail to presubscribe to an IC. An allocated or blocked
end user may designate another, or initial, IC as its predesignated IC
one time at no charge, if it is requested within six months after the
installation of Telephone Exchange Service.
For any change in selection after 6 months from the installation of
Telephone Exchange Service, a nonrecurring charge, as set forth in
17.4.4(I) following applies.
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13.4 InterLATA Presubscription (Cont'd)
(H)
If an IC elects to discontinue its Feature Group D service offering
prior to or within 2 years of the conversion, the IC will notify the
Telephone Company of the cancellation. The IC will also notify all end
users which selected them that they are canceling their service and
that they should contact the Telephone Company to select a new primary
IC.
The IC will also inform the end user that it will pay the
presubscription change charge. The canceling IC will then be billed by
the Telephone Company the appropriate charge for each end user for a
period of two years from the discontinuance of Feature Group D service.
(I)
If an IC elects to change or discontinue use of a Carrier
Identification Code (CIC) for any reason other than those set forth in
(H) above, the IC will identify to the Telephone Company any affected
end users and advise the Telephone Company of the new CIC to be
assigned to these end users.
If the CIC change involves a change of
carrier for any end users, the IC will notify the affected end users of
the change.
The Telephone Company will change the predesignated
carrier code of each end user identified by the IC to the new CIC and
bill the IC the nonrecurring charge set forth in 17.4.4(I) following
for each end user line or trunk that is changed.
13.5 IntraLATA Presubscription
(A)
Presubscription is an arrangement whereby an end user may select and
designate to the Telephone Company an interexchange Carrier (IC) to
access, without an access code, for intraLATA intrastate toll calls.
This IC is referred to as the end user's predesignated IC.
(B)
New end users who subscribe to service after the ILP implementation date
will be asked to select a predesignated IC when they place an order for
Telephone Company Exchange Service. If a customer cannot decide upon an
intraLATA IC, the customer will be assigned a 'No-PIC' and will have to
dial an access code to make intraLATA toll calls.
An existing customer shall default to the serving Telephone Company at
the time of implementation.
New end users will be able to make their initial intraLATA IC selection
at no charge, any changes made after initial selection will be subject to
a nonrecurring charge as set forth in Section 17.4.4(L).
(C)
If a customer has selected more than one intraLATA IC, the Telephone
Company will process the PIC with the latest customer authorization date.
(D)
IntraLATA Presubscription costs shall be recovered over a three year
period from each IC on their monthly intrastate switched access
minutes. The monthly charge for cost recovery is set forth in Section
17.4.4(M).
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Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
Section 13
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EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Additional Engineering, Additional Labor and Miscellaneous Services
13.6 Unauthorized PIC Change
If an IC requests a Primary Interexchange Carrier (PIC) change on behalf of a
billed party (e.g., an end user or the designator of the PIC for a pay
telephone), and the billed party subsequently denies requesting the change, and
the IC is unable to substantiate the change with a letter of authorization
signed by the billed party; then:
-
The billed party will be reassigned to their previously selected
IC.
No change charge will apply to the billed party for this
reassignment.
-
The Unauthorized Presubscription Change Charge as set forth in
17.4.4 will apply to the IC that requested the unauthorized PIC
change.
This charge is applied in addition to the PIC change
charge.
13.7 Reserved For Future Use
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
Section 13
Original Page 18
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Additional Engineering, Additional Labor and Miscellaneous Services
13.8
Blocking Service
13.8.1
Reserved For Future Use
13.8.2
900 Blocking Service
The Telephone Company will provide 900 Blocking Service to
customers who obtain local exchange service from the
Telephone Company under its general or local exchange tariffs
and to customers who obtain Feature Group A Switched Access
service under this tariff. This service is only provided at
appropriately equipped end offices. Those offices providing
900 Blocking Service are identified in NATIONAL EXCHANGE
CARRIER ASSOCIATION, INC. TARIFF F.C.C. NO. 4.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
Section 13
Original Page 19
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Additional Engineering, Additional Labor and Miscellaneous Services
13.8
Blocking Service (Cont'd)
13.8.2
900 Blocking Service (Cont'd)
On each line or trunk for which 900 Blocking Service is
ordered, the Telephone Company will block all direct dialed
calls placed to a 900 number.
When capable, the Telephone
Company will route the blocked calls to a recorded message.
No monthly nor nonrecurring charges apply for an end user to
block 900 calls.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
Section 13
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EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Additional Engineering, Additional Labor and Miscellaneous Services
13.9
Reserved For Future Use
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
Section 13
Original Page 21
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Additional Engineering, Additional Labor and Miscellaneous Services
13.10
Provision of Access Service Billing Information
Billing Mediums
The customer shall select the primary medium in which its official access service
bills and customer service records are to be provided. This selection shall be
on an account level basis, and shall be submitted in writing to the Telephone
Company.
(A)
Primary Bill
At no charge to the customer, the customer shall select as the primary
billing medium one of the following billing formats: standard paper,
magnetic tape, or data transmission.
The primary billing medium shall
serve as the customer’s official bill. Should the customer fail to make a
selection, the official copy of the customer’s access service bills and
customer service records will be provided in the standard paper format.
Upon acceptance by the Telephone Company of an order for electronic data
transfer, the Telephone Company will determine the period of time to
implement the transmission of such material on an individual order basis.
When magnetic tape or data transmission is requested as the primary monthly
bill, the customer must sign a Document of Understanding.
When magnetic tape or data transmission is requested as the primary monthly
bill, the customer will receive an abbreviated bill in paper format. The
abbreviated bill will contain the following sections: All Page, Balance
Due, Meet Point Billing Cross Reference, Detail of Payments Applied, Detail
of Balance Due, Detail of Late Payment Charges, and Other Charges and
Credits.
The Telephone Company will accept a request for change from one form of
primary billing medium to another at no charge to the customer.
(B)
Secondary/Additional Bills
At the customer’s written request, a secondary bill, in addition to the
customer’s primary bill will be provided on a monthly basis. The customer
may choose as the medium for the secondary bill one of the following
formats: standard paper, magnetic tape, or data transmission. Charges for
the provision of a secondary bill are set forth in 17.4.4 following.
Additional copies of a customer’s previous monthly access service bills
will be provided in paper format, or magnetic tape/data transmission if the
original bill was generated in this format. Requests for additional copies
of previous monthly bills must be submitted in writing and shall specify
the bill dates requested. Such a request, when not the result of a
Telephone Company error will be subject to charges as set forth in 17.4.4
following. Unless specified otherwise, additional copies of the customer’s
access service bills and/or magnetic tapes will be sent via U.S. Mail
Service.
The company will provide billing information orally to any customer at no
charge.
Requests for copies of tariff pages will be available only in
standard paper format and at Secondary Bill rates listed in Section
17.4.4(J) following.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
June 1, 2006
Section 13
Original Page 22
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Vice President
Additional Engineering, Additional Labor and Miscellaneous Services
13.11
Originating Line Screening (OLS) Service
The Telephone Company will provide OLS Service to end user customers who obtain
local exchange service from the Telephone Company under its general or local
exchange tariffs.
OLS service enables customers to determine whether there are
billing restrictions on lines from which a call is placed.
Originating Line Screening information is provided through Flexible Automatic
Number Identification (Flex ANI) described in 6.10.3(E). Flex ANI provides a two
digit code (information digits) that identifies the nature of the originating
exchange line to the customer. The OLS service delivers a code on all calls that
identifies an exchange line as being used for inmate services (code 29) or private
payphone (code 70).
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
Section 13
Original Page 23
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Additional Engineering, Additional Labor and Miscellaneous Services
13.12
Coin Supervision Additive Service
The Telephone Company will provide Coin Supervision Additive Service to Payphone
Service Providers (PSPs) who order local exchange service lines for the provision
of pay telephone service and where the pay telephone equipment connected to the
local exchange service lines requires central office coin supervision capability.
The local exchange service are obtained from and subject to the terms and
conditions under the Telephone Company’s general and/or local tariffs.
Coin Supervision Additive Service provides the capability of central office line
equipment line equipment to pass signals and/or tones from an exchange service
line to a trunk terminating at the PSP’s operator service provider. These signals
enable an operator service provider to recognize coin deposits and return coins
to the pay telephone user.
Coin Supervision Additive Service also permits a
suitably equipped operator service provider to automatically ring back the
originating exchange service line upon completion of a call.
13.13
Rates
See Section 17.4.2 for Additional Engineering rates, Section 17.4.3
Additional Labor rates and Section 17.4.4 for Miscellaneous Service rates.
for
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 14
Original Contents 1
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Special Construction
CONTENTS
Page No
14.1
14.2
Application
1
14.1.1
1
Regulations
1
14.2.1
14.2.2
14.2.3
14.2.4
1
1
1
14.2.5
14.2.6
14.2.7
14.3
General
Filing of Charges
Ownership of Facilities
Interval to Provide Facilities
Special Construction Involving Both Interstate
and Intrastate Facilities
Payments for Special Construction
Liabilities and Charges for special Construction
Deferral of Start Service
Rates and Charges
2
2
2
8
9
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 14
Original Page 1
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Special Construction
14.1
Application
14.1.1
14.2
General
(A)
This Section contains regulations, rates, charges, and
liabilities applicable for the special construction of
facilities provided by the Company, which are used to provide
intrastate services offered under this Tariff.
(B)
When special construction of facilities is required, the
provisions of this section apply in addition to all
regulations, rates, and charges set forth in other sections
of this Tariff.
Regulations
14.2.1
Filing of Charges
(A)
Rates, charges, and liabilities for special construction to
provide facilities are filed in Section 14.3 following.
(1)
Charges of Connecting Carriers
Rates, charges, and liabilities for special construction
of facilities by a Connecting Carrier are developed by
the Connecting Carrier and are filed by the Company in
this Tariff on behalf of the Connecting Carrier.
(2)
Regulations and Charges of Other Participating Carriers
Regulations and charges for the special construction of
facilities provided by Other Participating Carriers are
filed in their Tariffs.
14.2.2
Ownership of Facilities
The Company retains ownership of all specially constructed
facilities.
14.2.3
Interval to Provide Facilities
Based on available information and the type of service ordered, the
Company will establish a completion date for the specially
constructed facilities. Although the Company will make every
reasonable effort to ensure that the date is met, shortage of
material, personnel, or other factors may lengthen the installation
interval. The Company does not guarantee that the facilities will
be available on the scheduled date and assumes no liability other
than that specified in other sections of this Tariff if that date
is missed. If the scheduled completion date cannot be met, the
party ordering the special construction will be notified and a new
completion date will be established.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 14
Original Page 2
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Special Construction
14.2
Regulations (Cont’d)
14.2.4
Special Construction Involving Both Interstate and Intrastate
Facilities
When special construction involves facilities to be used to provide
both interstate and intrastate service, charges for the portion of
the construction used to provide intrastate service shall be in
accordance with this Tariff. Charges for the portion of the
construction used to provide interstate service shall be in
accordance with the appropriate FCC Tariff.
14.2.5
Payments for Special Construction
(A)
Payment of Charges
Regulation set forth in 2.4.1 preceding shall apply.
(B)
Start/End of Billing
Billing of recurring charges for specially constructed
facilities starts on the day after the facilities are made
available for use. Billing accrues through and includes the
day
that
the
specially
constructed
facilities
are
discontinued. Monthly charges will normally be billed one
month in advance.
(C)
Partial Payments
To safeguard its interests during construction, the Company
may require partial payment(s) for the portion of the
estimated cost of the special construction for which a
nonrecurring charge will apply. Partial payments may be
requested as costs are incurred and will be credited against
the total bill. Partial payments may not exceed the total
nonrecurring charge for the special construction. If any
partial payment is not recovered by the Company by the end of
the first working day of the next month, the Company will
cease all work on the special construction case and
cancellation charges will apply as set forth in 14.2.6.
14.2.6
Liabilities and Charges for special Construction
(A)
General
This section describes the various charges and liabilities
that may apply when the Company provides special construction
of facilities in accordance with an order for service or
forecast of facilities requirements. Written approval of all
liabilities and charges must be provided to the Company prior
to the start of construction.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 14
Original Page 3
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Special Construction
14.1
Regulations
14.2.6
Liabilities and Charges for special Construction (Cont’d)
(B)
Conditions Requiring Special Construction
Special construction is required when 1) suitable facilities
are not available to meet an order for service, and 2) the
Company constructs facilities, and 3) one or more of the
following conditions exist:
(C)
(1)
The Company has no other requirements for the facilities
constructed.
(2)
It is requested that service be furnished using a type of
facility, or via a route, other than that which the
Company
would
normally
utilize
in
furnishing
the
requested service.
(3)
It is requested that construction be expedited, resulting
in added cost to the Company.
Development of Liabilities and Charges
Special Construction charges and liabilities will be developed
based on estimated costs, except when actual costs are
requested
in
writing
prior
to
the
start
of
special
construction. In order to meet a scheduled service date when
actual costs are requested, an initial special construction
filing may be made based on estimated costs. Such a filing
will be revised when actual costs are available.
(D)
Types of Liabilities and Charges
Depending on the specifics associated with each individual
case, one or more of the following special construction
charges and/or liabilities may be applicable.
(1)
Quotation Charge
A nonrecurring charge for the preparation of a quotation
applies whenever an estimate for special construction
charges and liabilities is requested. The charge includes
the costs associated with the development and preparation
of the quotation.
The quotation is valid for 90 days and identifies all
rates, charges, and liabilities associated with the
provision of the facilities required to satisfy a service
request. Within this 90 day period, if the service is
ordered as quoted and service is subsequently provided,
the quotation charge will be credited to the appropriate
account.
If a request for a quotation is cancelled prior to its
completion, a bill will be rendered for the costs
incurred
for
quotation
preparation
through
the
cancellation date, including any appropriate taxes.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 14
Original Page 4
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Special Construction
14.1
Regulations
14.2.6
Liabilities and Charges for special Construction (Cont’d)
(D)
Types of Liabilities and Charges (Cont’d)
(1)
Quotation Charge (Cont’d)
The payment of a quotation charge does not assign,
confer, or transfer title or ownership rights of
proposals or facilities designed or furnished by the
Company. Title and ownership rights for any item remains
with the Company, except as specifically provided by an
agreement between all parties.
(2)
Nonrecurring Charge
A nonrecurring charge always applies and includes one or
more of the following components:
a. Case Preparation Charge
A
nonrecurring
charge
always
includes
a
case
preparation
charge
component
to
cover
the
administrative expenses associated with preparing a
special construction
case and making the associated
Tariff filing.
b. Expediting Charge
A nonrecurring charge may include an expediting charge
when it is requested that special construction be
completed on an expedited basis. The charge equals the
difference in estimated cost between expedited and
non-expedited construction.
c. Optional Payment
An optional payment charge may be included in the
nonrecurring charge in association with a type of
facility or route other than that which the Company
would normally use in furnishing the requested service
if lower recurring monthly charges are desired for
specially constructed facilities. This charge is equal
to
the
excess
installed
cost
or
the
total
nonrecoverable cost, whichever is less. This election
must be made in writing, before special construction
starts. If this election is coupled with the actual
cost option, the optional payment charge will reflect
the
actual
cost
of
the
specially
constructed
facilities.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 14
Original Page 5
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Special Construction
14.1
Regulations
14.2.6
Liabilities and Charges for special Construction (Cont’d)
(D)
Types of Liabilities and Charges (Cont’d)
(2)
Nonrecurring Charge (Cont’d)
d. Replacement Charge
If any portion of specially constructed facilities for
which an optional payment charge has been paid
requires replacement involving capital investment, a
replacement charge will apply. This charge will be in
the same ratio to the total replacement cost as the
initial optional payment charge was to the installed
cost of the original specially constructed facilities.
If any portion of the facilities subject to the
replacement charge fails, service will not be restored
until notification is provided in writing that
replacement is required and such replacement is
ordered.
e. Rearrangement Charge
If the Company is requested to rearrange existing
specially
constructed
facilities,
a
nonrecurring
charge component equal to the cost of rearrangement
will apply.
f. Special Construction of Facilities for Use for Less
than One Month
When the Company is requested to construct facilities
to provide service for less than one month, only a
nonrecurring charge applies. In addition to the case
preparation charge component, this nonrecurring charge
recovers all elements of cost, including engineering,
shipping of equipment, equipment installation, lineup,
equipment
leasing,
space
rental,
equipment
removal, and any other costs associated with the
construction of the facilities.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 14
Original Page 6
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Special Construction
14.1
Regulations
14.2.6
Liabilities and Charges for special Construction (Cont’d)
(D)
Types of Liabilities and Charges (Cont’d)
(3)
Maximum Termination Liability and Termination Charge
A
maximum
Termination
Liability
is
equal
to
the
nonrecoverable
costs
associated
with
specially
constructed facilities and is the maximum amount which
could be applied as a Termination Charge if all specially
constructed facilities were discontinued before the
Maximum Termination Liability expires.
The liability period is equal to the average life of the
account
associated
with
the
specially
constructed
facilities. The liability period is generally expressed
in terms of an effective and expiration date.
A Termination Charge may apply when all services using
specially constructed facilities which have a tariffed
Maximum Termination Liability are discontinued prior to
the expiration of the liability period. The charge
reflects the unamortized portion of the nonrecoverable
costs at the time of termination, adjusted for net
salvage
and
possible
reuse.
Administrative
costs
associated with the specific case of special construction
and any cost for restoring a location to its original
condition are also included. A Termination Charge may
never exceed the filed Maximum Termination Liability.
(4)
Annual
Charge
Underutilization
Liability
and
Underutilization
Annual Underutilization Liability is a per unit amount
which is based on the per unit cost of specially
constructed facilities. The liability remains in effect
until the expiration of the Maximum Termination Liability
or until the special construction case is discontinued
and all termination liabilities associated with the case
are discharges. An underutilization charge may be
applicable after the expiration of the minimum period, as
set forth in other sections of this Tariff under which
service is being provided, depending on the quantity of
specially constructed facilities in service.
No underutilization charges are computed or billed until
on year after the minimum period expires. At that time,
an underutilization charge applies to the difference, if
any, between the original number of specially constructed
facilities and the number of specially constructed
facilities in service at filed tariff rates. The
underutilization charge applies from the date the minimum
period expires and annually thereafter. For purposes of
determining an underutilization charge, any facilities
subject to minimum service period monthly charges are
considered to be in service at filed tariff rates.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 14
Original Page 7
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Special Construction
14.1
Regulations
14.2.6
Liabilities and Charges for special Construction (Cont’d)
(D)
Types of Liabilities and Charges (Cont’d)
(5)
Recurring Monthly Charges
a. Excess Capacity Charge
A recurring monthly excess capacity charge applies
when more facilities are requested and subsequently
specially constructed than are required to satisfy an
order for service. The charge is based on the
estimated cost difference between the facilities
constructed and the facilities which would normally be
required to meet the order for service. Charges apply
until there are sufficient services to warrant the
facilities which were originally constructed.
b. Charge for Route or Type other than Normal
When special construction is requested using a route
or type of facility other than that which the Company
would normally use, a recurring monthly charge, in
addition to the monthly rates for service, is
applicable. The charge is equal to the difference
between
the
recurring
costs
of
the
specially
constructed facilities and the recurring costs of the
facilities the Company would have normally used.
(i)
When an Optional Payment Charge as set forth in
14.2.6(D)
preceding
has
been
elected,
the
recurring monthly charge will be reduced to
include specially constructed facility operating
expenses only.
(ii) If the actual cost option as set for in 14.2.6(C)
preceding has been elected, the recurring charge
will be adjusted to reflect the actual cost of
the new construction when the costs have been
determined. This adjusted recurring charge is
applicable from the start of service.
(6)
Lease Charge
This charge applies when the Company leases equipment in
order to meet service requirements. The amount of charge
is equal to the net added cost to the Company caused by
the lease.
(7)
Cancellation Charge
If an order with which special construction is associated
is
cancelled
prior
to
the
start
of
service,
a
cancellation charge will apply. The charge will include
all nonrecoverable costs incurred by the Company up to
and including the time of cancellation.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 14
Original Page 8
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Special Construction
14.1
Regulations
14.2.7
Deferral of Start of Service
The Company may be requested to defer the start of service which
will use specially constructed facilities subject to the provisions
as set forth in other sections of this Tariff. Requests for special
construction deferral must be in writing and are subject to the
following regulations:
(A)
Construction Has Not Begun
If the Company has not incurred any installation costs before
receiving a request for deferral, the quotation charge
applies. The original quotation is subject to Company review
at the time of reinstatement to determine if the original
charge estimates are still valid. An additional quotation
charge will, therefore, apply. Any change in liabilities and
charges requires concurrence in writing.
(B)
Construction Has Begun
If the construction of facilities has begun before the Company
receives a request, charges will vary as follows:
(1)
All Services are Deferred
When all services which will use specially constructed
facilities are deferred, a charge based on the costs
incurred by the Company during each month of the deferral
will apply. Those costs include the recurring costs for
that portion of the facilities already completed and any
other costs associated with the deferral. The quotation
charge and cost of any components of the nonrecurring
charge which have been completed at the time of deferral
will also apply.
(2)
Some Services are Deferred
When
some
services
which
will
use
the
specially
constructed facilities are deferred, the construction
case will be completed and all special construction
charges will apply.
(C)
Construction Complete
If the construction of facilities has been completed before
the Company receives a request for deferral, all special
construction charges will apply.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 14
Original Page 9
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Special Construction
14.3
Rates and Charges
This section contains special construction charges to provide facilities in
accordance with this Tariff. Charges are developed on an individual case
basis and are filed following.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 15
Original Contents Page 1
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Access Service Interfaces and Transmission Specifications
CONTENTS
Page No.
15.1
Switched Access Service
15.1.1
15.1.2
15.1.3
15.2
15.3
Local Transport Interface Groups
Standard Transmission Specifications
Data Transmission Parameters
1
1
11
20
Special Access Service
24
15.2.1
15.2.2
27
36
Network Channel (NC) Codes
Network Channel Interface (NCI) Codes
Directory Access Service
15.3.1
15.3.2
Interface Group and Premises
Interface Codes
Standard Transmission Specifications
56
56
57
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
Section 15
Original Page 1
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Access Service Interfaces and Transmission Specifications
Section 15.1 contains Switched Access Service Options (which are comprised of
Interface Groups, Supervisory Signaling, Entry Switch Receive Level and Local
Transport Termination) and Transmission Specifications.
Section 15.2 describes
Special Access Service Network Channel (NC) codes and Network Channel Interface
(NCI) codes.
Section 15.3 contains Interface Group, Premises Interface Code and
Standard Transmission Specifications applicable to Directory Access Service.
15.1 Switched Access Service
Ten Interface Groups are provided for terminating the Local Transport Entrance
Facility at the customer's designated premises. Each Interface Group provides
a specified premises interface (e.g., two-wire, four-wire, DS1, etc.). Where
transmission facilities permit, and at the option of the customer, the Entrance
Facility may be provided with optional features as set forth in 15.1.1
following.
As a result of the customer's access order and the type of Telephone Company
transport facilities serving the customer designated premises, the need for
signaling conversions or two-wire or four-wire conversions, or the need to
terminate digital or high frequency facilities in channel bank equipment may
require that Telephone Company equipment be placed at the customer designated
premises.
For example, if a voice frequency interface is ordered by the
customer and the Telephone Company facilities serving the customer designated
premises are digital, then Telephone Company channel bank equipment must be
placed at the customer designated premises in order to provide the voice
frequency interface ordered by the customer.
15.1.1
Local Transport Interface Groups
Interface Groups are combinations of technical parameters which
describe the Telephone Company handoff at the point of termination at
the customer designated premises.
The technical specifications
concerning the available interface groups are set forth in (A) through
(D) following.
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15.1.1
Local Transport Interface Groups (Cont'd)
Interface Group 1 is provided with Type C Transmission Specifications,
as set forth in 15.1.2(C) following, and Interface Groups 2 through 10
are provided with Type A or B Transmission Specifications, as set forth
respectively in 15.1.2(E) and (F) following, depending on the Feature
Group and whether the Access Service is routed directly or through an
access tandem.
All Interface Groups are provided with Data
Transmission Parameters.
Only certain premises interfaces are available at the customer
designated premises.
The premises interfaces associated with the
Interface Groups may vary among Feature Groups.
(A) Interface Group 1
Interface Group 1, except as set forth in the following, provides
two-wire voice frequency transmission at the point of termination
at the customer designated premises. The interface is capable of
transmission of voice and associated telephone signals within the
frequency bandwidth of approximately 300 to 3000 Hz.
Interface
when the
addition,
FGB, FGC
four-wire
Group 1 is not provided in association with FGC and FGD
first point of switching is an access tandem.
In
Interface Group 1 is not provided in association with
or FGD when the first point of switching provides only
terminations.
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(A) Interface Group 1 (Cont'd)
The transmission path between the point of termination at the
customer designated premises and the customer serving wire center
may be comprised of any form or configuration of plant capable of
and typically used in the telecommunications industry for the
transmission of voice and associated telephone signals within the
frequency bandwidth of 300 to 3000 Hz.
The interface is provided with loop supervisory signaling.
When
the interface is associated with FGA, such signaling will be loop
start or ground start signaling. When the interface is associated
with FGB, FGC or FGD, such signaling, except for two-way calling
which is E&M signaling, will be reverse battery signaling.
(B) Interface Group 2
Interface Group 2 provides four-wire voice frequency transmission
at the point of termination at the customer designated premises.
The interface is capable of transmission of voice and associated
telephone signals within the frequency bandwidth of approximately
300 to 3000 Hz.
The transmission path between the point of termination at the
customer designated premises and the customer serving wire center
may be comprised of any form or configuration of plant capable of
and typically used in the telecommunications industry for the
transmission of voice and associated telephone signals within the
frequency bandwidth of approximately 300 to 3000 Hz.
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(B) Interface Group 2 (Cont'd)
The interface is provided with loop supervisory signaling.
When
the interface is associated with FGA, such signaling will be loop
start or ground start signaling. When the interface is associated
with FGB, FGC or FGD, such signaling, except for two-way calling
which is E&M signaling, will be reverse battery signaling.
(C) Interface Groups 3 through 5
Interface Groups 3 through 5 provide analog transmission at the
point of termination at the customer designated premises.
The
various interfaces are capable of transmitting electrical signals
at the frequencies illustrated following, with the capability to
channelize voice frequency transmission paths. Certain frequencies
within the bandwidth of the Interface Groups are reserved for
Telephone Company use, e.g., pilot and carrier group alarm tones.
Before the first point of switching, the Telephone Company will
provide multiplex equipment to derive the transmission paths of
frequency bandwidth of approximately 300 to 3000 Hz.
The interfaces are provided with individual transmission path SF
supervisory signaling.
Interface Group
Identification No.
Transmission
Frequency Bandwidth
3
4
5
60-108 kHz
312-552 kHz
564-3084 kHz
Analog
Hierarchy Level
Group
Supergroup
Mastergroup
Maximum No. of
Channelized Voice
Freq. Trans. Paths
12
60
600
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(D) Interface Groups 6 through 10
Interface Groups 6 through 10 provide digital transmission at the
point of termination at the customer designated premises.
The
various interfaces are capable of transmitting electrical signals
at the nominal bit rates illustrated following, with the capability
to channelize voice frequency transmission paths. Before the first
point of switching, when analog switching utilizing analog
terminations is provided, the Telephone Company will provide
multiplex and channel bank equipment to derive transmission paths
of a frequency bandwidth of approximately 300 to 3000 Hz.
When
digital switching or analog switching with digital carrier
terminations is provided, the Telephone Company will provide a DS1
signal(s) in D3/D4 format.
The interfaces are provided with individual transmission path bit
stream supervisory signaling.
Interface Group
Identification No.
6
7
8
9
10
Nominal Bit
Rate (Mbps)
1.544
3.152
6.312
44.736
274.176
Digital
Hierarchy Level
DS1
DS1C
DS2
DS3
DS4
Max. No. of Channelized
Voice Freq. Trans. Paths
24
48
96
672
4032
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Local Transport Interface Groups (Cont'd)
(E) Local Transport Optional Features
Where transmission facilities permit, the Telephone Company will,
at the option of the customer, provide the following features in
association with Local Transport.
An Access Order Charge as
specified in 17.4.1(A) following is applicable on a per order basis
when nonchargeable optional features are added subsequent to the
installation of service.
-
Customer Specified Entry Switch Receive Level
Customer Specified Entry Switch Receive Level allows the
customer to specify the receive transmission level at the
first point of switching.
The range of transmission levels
which may be specified is described in Technical Reference TRNPL-000334. This feature is available with Interface Groups 2
through 10 for Feature Groups A and B.
-
Customer Specification of Local Transport
Termination
Customer Specification of Local Transport Termination allows
the customer to specify, for Feature Group B routed directly
to an end office or access tandem, a four-wire termination of
the Local Transport at the first point of switching in lieu of
a Telephone Company selected two-wire termination.
This
option is available only when the Feature Group B arrangement
is provided with Type B Transmission Specifications.
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Supervisory Signaling
Supervisory Signaling allows the customer to order an optional
supervisory signaling arrangement for each transmission path
provided where the transmission parameters permit, and where
signaling conversion is required by the customer to meet its
signaling capability.
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(E) Local Transport Optional Features (Cont'd)
The Interface Groups, as described in (A) through (D) preceding,
represent industry standard arrangements.
Where transmission
parameters permit, the customer may select the following optional
signaling arrangements in place of the signaling arrangements
standardly associated with the Interface Groups.
-
For Interface Groups 1 and 2 associated with FGB, FGC or FGD
DX Supervisory Signaling,
E&M Type I Supervisory Signaling,
E&M Type II Supervisory Signaling, or
E&M Type III Supervisory Signaling
-
For Interface Group 2 associated with FGB, FGC or FGD and in
addition to the preceding
SF Supervisory Signaling or
Tandem Supervisory Signaling
-
For Interface Groups 3 through 5
Optional Supervisory Signaling Not Available
-
For Interface Groups 6 through 10
These Interfaces Groups may, at the option of the customer, be
provided with individual transmission path SF supervisory
signaling where such signaling is available in Telephone
Company central offices.
Generally such signaling is
available only where the first point of switching provides an
analog (i.e., non digital) interface to the transport
termination.
These optional Supervisory Signaling arrangements are not
available in combination with the SS7 optional feature as
described in 6.8.2(C) (2) preceding.
Additionally, in (F) following, there is a matrix of available
Premises Interface Codes as a function of Interface Group,
Telephone Company Switch Supervisory Signaling and Feature
Group.
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(F)
Available Premises Interface Codes
Following is a matrix showing premises interface codes which are
available for each Interface Group.
Their availability is a function
of the Telephone Company switch supervisory signaling and Feature
Group.
For explanations of these codes, see the Parameter Codes and
Options as set forth in 15.2.2(A) following.
Interface
Group
1
2
Telephone Company
Switch Supervisory Signaling
LO
LO
GO
GO
LO,
LO,
LO,
LO,
LO,
RV,
RV,
RV,
RV,
RV,
EA,
RV
RV
SS7
GO
GO
GO
GO
GO
EA,
EA,
EA,
EA,
EA,
EB,
LO, GO
LO, GO
LO
LO
LO
EB,
EB,
EB,
EB,
EB,
EC
EC3
EC
EC
EC
EC
Premises
Interface Code
2LS2
2LS3
2GS2
2GS3
2DX3
4EA3-E
4EA3-M
6EB3-E
6EB3-M
2DX3
4EA3-E
4EA3-M
6EB3-E
6EB3-M
6EC3
2RV3-0
2RV3-T
2NO2
4SF2
4SF3
4LS2
4LS3
6LS2
Feature Group
A
B
C
D
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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15.1.1
Local Transport Interface Groups (Cont'd)
(F)
Available Premises Interface Codes (Cont'd)
Telephone Company
Switch Supervisory Signaling
2 (Cont'd)
3
4
5
GO
GO
GO
LO,
LO,
LO,
LO,
LO,
LO,
LO,
RV,
RV,
RV,
RV,
RV,
RV,
RV,
RV,
RV,
EA,
RV
RV
RV
RV
SS7
Premises
Interface Code
Feature Group
A
B
C
D
4GS2
4GS3
6GS2
4DX2
4DX3
6EA2-E
6EA2-M
8EB2-E
8EB2-M
6EX2-B
4SF2
4SF3
4DX2
4DX3
6DX2
6EA2-E
6EA2-M
8EB2-E
8EB2-M
8EC2-M
4RV2-O
4RV2-T
4RV3-O
4RV3-T
4NO2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
LO, GO
RV, EA, EB, EC
SS7
4AH5-B
4AH5-B
4AH5-B
X
LO, GO
RV, EA, EB, EC
SS7
4AH6-C
4AH6-C
4AH6-C
X
LO, GO
RV, EA, EB, EC
SS7
4AH6-D
4AH6-D
4AH6-D
X
GO
GO
GO
GO
GO
GO
GO
EA,
EA,
EA,
EA,
EA,
EA,
EA,
EA,
EA,
EB,
EB,
EB,
EB,
EB,
EB,
EB,
EB,
EB,
EB,
EC
EC
EC
EC
EC
EC
EC
EC
EC
EC
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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(F)
Interface
Group
6
7
8
9
10
Available Premises Interface Codes (Cont'd)
Telephone Company
Switch Supervisory Signaling
Premises
Interface Code
Feature Group
A
B
C
D
LO,
LO,
RV,
RV,
SS7
GO
GO
EA, EB, EC
EA, EB, EC
4DS9-15
4DS9-15L
4DS9-15
4DS9-15L
4DS9-15
X
X
LO,
LO,
RV,
RV,
SS7
GO
GO
EA, EB, EC
EA, EB, EC
4DS9-31
4DS9-31L
4DS9-31
4DS9-31L
4DS9-31
X
X
LO,
LO,
RV,
RV,
SS7
GO
GO
EA, EB, EC
EA, EB, EC
4DS0-63
4DS0-63L
4DS0-63
4DS0-63L
4DS0-63
X
X
LO,
LO,
RV,
RV,
SS7
GO
GO
EA, EB, EC
EA, EB, EC
4DS6-44
4DS6-44
4DS6-44
4DS6-44L
4DS6-44
X
X
LO,
LO,
RV,
RV,
SS7
GO
GO
EA, EB, EC
EA, EB, EC
4DS6-27
4DS6-27L
4DS6-27
4DS6-27L
4DS6-27
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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15.1.2
Standard Transmission Specifications
Descriptions of the transmission specifications available with each
Feature Group as a function of the Interface Group selected by the
customer, are set forth in (A) through (D) following. Descriptions of
each of the these Standard Transmission Specifications and the two Data
Transmission Parameters mentioned are set forth respectively in (E)
through (G) and 15.1.3(A) and (B) following:
(A) Feature Group A
FGA is provided with either Type B or Type C Transmission
Specifications.
The specifications for the associated parameters
are guaranteed to the first point of switching.
Type C
Transmission Specifications are provided with Interface Group 1 and
Type B is provided with Interface Groups 2 through 10.
Type DB
Data Transmission Parameters are provided with FGA to the first
point of switching.
(B) Feature Group B
FGB is provided with either Type B or Type C Transmission
Specifications.
The specifications for the associated parameters
are guaranteed to the end office when routed directly or to the
first point of switching when routed via an access tandem. Type C
Transmission Specifications are provided with Interface Group 1 and
Type B is provided with Interface Groups 2 through 10.
Type DB
Data Transmission Parameters are provided with FGB to the first
point of switching.
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(C) Feature Group C
FGC is provided with either Type B or Type C Transmission
Specifications as follows:
-
When routed directly to the end office either Type B or Type C
is provided.
-
When routed to an access tandem only Type B is provided.
-
Type B or Type C is provided on the transmission path from the
access tandem to the end office.
Type C Transmission Specifications are provided with Interface
Group 1 when routed directly to an end office. Type B is provided
with Interface Groups 2 through 10, whether routed directly to an
end office or to an access tandem.
Type DB Data Transmission Parameters are provided with FGC for the
transmission path between the customer designated premises and the
end office when directly routed to the end office, and between the
customer designated premises and the access tandem and between the
access tandem and the end office when routed via an access tandem.
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(D) Feature Group D
FGD is provided with either Type A, Type B or Type C Transmission
Specifications as follows:
-
When routed to the end office either Type B or C is provided.
-
When routed to an access tandem only Type A is provided.
-
Type A is provided on the transmission path from the access
tandem to the end office.
Type C Transmission Specifications are provided with Interface
Group 1.
Type A and Type B Transmission Specifications are
provided with Interface Groups 2 through 10.
Type DB Data Transmission Parameters are provided with FGD for the
transmission path between the customer designated premises and the
end office when directly routed to the end office. Type DA Data
Transmission Parameters are provided for the transmission path
between the customer designated premises and the access tandem and
between the access tandem and the end office when routed via an
access tandem.
(E) Type A Transmission Specifications
Type A Transmission Specifications is provided with the following
parameters:
(1) Loss Deviation
The maximum Loss Deviation of the 1004 Hz loss relative to the
Expected Measured Loss (EML) is + 2.0 dB
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(E) Type A Transmission Specifications (Cont'd)
(2) Attenuation Distortion
The maximum Attenuation Distortion in the 404 to 2804 Hz
frequency band relative to the loss at 1004 Hz is -1.0 dB to
+3.0 dB.
(3) C-Message Noise
The maximum C-Message Noise for the transmission path at the
route miles listed is less than or equal to:
Route Miles
less than 50
51 to 100
101 to 200
201 to 400
401 to 1000
C-Message Noise
32
34
37
40
42
dBrnCO
dBrnCO
dBrnCO
dBrnCO
dBrnCO
(4) C-Notch Noise
The maximum C-Notch Noise, utilizing a -16 dBmO holding tone,
is less than or equal to 45 dBrnCO.
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(E) Type A Transmission Specifications (Cont'd)
(5) Echo Control
Echo Control, identified as Equal Level Echo Path Loss, and
expressed as Echo Return Loss and Singing Return Loss, is
dependent on the routing, i.e., whether the service is routed
directly from the customer's point of termination (POT) to the
end office or via an access tandem. It is equal to or greater
than the following:
Echo Return Loss
POT to Access Tandem
POT to End Office
Direct
Via Access Tandem
Singing Return Loss
21 dB
14
N/A
16 dB
N/A
11 dB
(6) Standard Return Loss
Standard Return Loss expressed as Echo Return Loss and Singing
Return Loss on two-wire ports of a four-wire point of
termination shall be equal to or greater than:
Echo Return Loss
5 dB
Singing Return Loss
2.5 dB
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(F) Type B Transmission Specifications
Type B Transmission Specifications are provided with the following
parameters:
(1) Loss Deviation
The maximum Loss Deviation of the 1004 Hz loss relative to the
Expected Measured Loss (EML) is + 2.5 dB.
(2) Attenuation Distortion
The maximum Attenuation Distortion in the 404 to 2804 Hz
frequency band relative to loss at 1004 Hz is -2.0 dB to +4.0
dB.
(3) C-Message Noise
The maximum C-Message Noise for the transmission path at the
route miles listed is less than or equal to:
Route Miles
less than 50
51 to 100
101 to 200
201 to 400
401 to 1000
C-Message Noise*
Type B1
Type B2
32 dBrnCO
35 dBrnCO
33 dBrnCO
37 dBrnCO
35 dBrnCO
40 dBrnCO
37 dBrnCO
43 dBrnCO
39 dBrnCO
45 dBrnCO
(4) C-Notch Noise
The maximum C-Notch Noise, utilizing a -16 dBm0 holding tone
is less than or equal to 47 dBrnCO.
*
For Feature Groups C and D only Type B2 will be provided. For Feature Groups A and
B, Type B1 or B2 will be provided as set forth in Technical Reference TR-NPL-000334.
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(F) Type B Transmission Specifications (Cont'd)
(5) Echo Control
Echo Control, identified as Impedance Balance for FGA and FGB
and Equal Level Echo Path Loss for FGC and FGD, and expressed
as Echo Return Loss (ERL) and Singing Return Loss (SRL), is
dependent on the routing, i.e., whether the service is routed
directly from the customer's point of termination (POT) to the
end office or via an access tandem.
The ERL and SRL also
differ by Feature Group, type of termination, and type of
transmission path.
They are greater than or equal to the
following:
Echo Return Loss
POT to Access Tandem
Terminated in
4-Wire trunk
Terminated in
2-Wire trunk
POT to End Office
Direct
Via Access Tandem
. For FGB access
. For FGC access
(Effective
4-Wire transmission path
at end office)
. For FGC access
(Effective
2-Wire transmission path
at end office)
Singing Return Loss
21 dB
14 dB
16 dB
11 dB
16 dB
11 dB
8 dB
4 dB
16 dB
11 dB
13 dB
6 dB
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(F) Type B Transmission Specifications (Cont'd)
(6) Standard Return Loss
Standard Return Loss, expressed as Echo Return Loss and
Singing Return Loss, on two-wire ports of a four-wire point of
termination shall be equal to or greater than:
Echo Return Loss
5 dB
Singing Return Loss
2.5 dB
(G) Type C Transmission Specifications
Type C Transmission Specifications are provided with the following
parameters:
(1) Loss Deviation
The maximum Loss Deviation of the 1004 Hz loss relative to the
Expected Measured Loss (EML) is + 3.0 dB.
(2) Attenuation Distortion
The maximum Attenuation Distortion in the 404 to 2804 Hz
frequency band relative to loss at 1004 Hz is -2.0 dB to + 5.5
dB.
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(G) Type C Transmission Specifications (Cont'd)
(3) C-Message Noise
The maximum C-Message Noise for the transmission path at the
route miles listed is less than or equal to:
Route Miles
less than 50
51 to 100
101 to 200
201 to 400
401 to 1000
Type C1
32
33
35
37
39
C-Message Noise*
Type C2
dBrnCO
dBrnCO
dBrnCO
dBrnCO
dBrnCO
38
39
41
43
45
dBrnCO
dBrnCO
dBrnCO
dBrnCO
dBrnCO
(4) C-Notch Noise
The maximum C-Notch Noise, utilizing a -16 dBm0 holding tone
is less than or equal to 47 dBrnCO.
*
For Feature Groups C and D only Type C2 will be provided. For Feature Groups A and
B, Type C1 or C2 will be provided as set forth in Technical Reference TR-NPL-000334.
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15.1.2
Standard Transmission Specifications (Cont'd)
(G) Type C Transmission Specifications (Cont'd)
(5) Echo Control
Echo Control, identified as Return Loss and expressed as Echo
Return Loss and Singing Return Loss is dependent on the
routing, i.e., whether the service is routed directly from the
customer's point of termination (POT) to the end office or via
an access tandem.
It is equal to or greater than the
following:
Echo Return Loss
15.1.3
Singing Return Loss
POT to Access Tandem
13 dB
6 dB
POT to End Office
- Direct
- Via Access Tandem
(for FGB only)
13 dB
8 dB
6 dB
4 dB
Data Transmission Parameters
Two types of Data Transmission Parameters, i.e., Type DA and Type DB,
are provided for the Feature Group arrangements. Type DB is provided
with Feature Groups A, B and C and also with Feature Group D when
Feature Group D is directly routed to the end office. Type DA is only
provided with Feature Group D and only when routed via an access
tandem. Following are descriptions of each.
(A) Data Transmission Parameters Type DA
(1) Signal to C-Notched Noise Ratio
The Signal to C-Notched Noise Ratio is equal to or greater
than 33 dB.
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15.1.3
Data Transmission Parameters(Cont'd)
(A) Data Transmission Parameters Type DA (Cont'd)
(2) Envelope Delay Distortion
The maximum Envelope Delay Distortion for the frequency bands
and route miles specified is:
604 to 2804 Hz
less than 50 route miles
equal to or greater than
50 route miles
500 microseconds
900 microseconds
1004 to 2404 Hz
less than 50 route miles
equal to or greater than
50 route miles
200 microseconds
400 microseconds
(3) Impulse Noise Counts
The Impulse Noise Counts exceeding a 65 dBrnCO threshold in 15
minutes is no more than 15 counts.
(4) Intermodulation Distortion
The Second Order (R2) and Third Order (R3) Intermodulation
Distortion products are equal to or greater than:
Second Order (R2)
Third Order (R3)
33 dB
37 dB
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15.1.3
Data Transmission Parameters(Cont'd)
(A) Data Transmission Parameters Type DA (Cont'd)
(5) Phase Jitter
The Phase Jitter over the 4-300 Hz frequency band is less than
or equal to 5o peak-to-peak.
(6) Frequency Shift
The maximum Frequency Shift does not exceed -2 to +2 Hz.
(B) Data Transmission Parameters Type DB
(1) Signal to C-Notched Noise Ratio
The Signal to C-Notched Noise Ratio is equal to or greater
than 30 dB.
(2) Envelope Delay Distortion
The maximum Envelope Delay Distortion for the frequency bands
and route miles specified is:
604 to 2804 Hz
less than 50 route miles
equal to or greater than
50 route miles
800 microseconds
1000 microseconds
1004 to 2404 Hz
less than 50 route mile
equal to or greater than
50 route miles
320 microseconds
500 microseconds
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15.1.3
Data Transmission Parameters(Cont'd)
(B) Data Transmission Parameters Type DB (Cont'd)
(3) Impulse Noise Counts
The Impulse Noise Counts exceeding a 67 dBrnCO threshold in 15
minutes is no more than 15 counts.
(4) Intermodulation Distortion
The Second Order (R2) and Third Order (R3) Intermodulation
Distortion products are equal to or greater than:
Second Order (R2)
Third Order (R3)
31 dB
34 dB
(5) Phase Jitter
The Phase Jitter over the 4-300 Hz frequency band is less than
or equal to 7o peak-to-peak.
(6) Frequency Shift
The maximum Frequency Shift does not exceed -2 to +2 Hz.
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15.2 Special Access Service
This section explains and lists the codes that the customer must specify when
ordering Special Access Service, Switched Access Entrance Facilities, and Voice
Grade and High Capacity Direct Trunked Transport.
These codes provide a
standardized means to relate the services being ordered to Special Access
Service offerings contained in Section 7. preceding.
When ordering, the type of Special Access Service or Switched Access Entrance
Facility or Direct Trunked Transport is described by two code sets, the Network
Channel (NC) code and the Network Channel Interface (NCI) codes.
The Network Channel (NC) code consists of two elements.
Element one is a
Channel Service Code (character positions 1 and 2) that describes the channel
service type in an abbreviated form. Element two is an Optional Feature Code
(character positions 3 and 4) that identifies option codes available for each
channel service code, such as C-conditioning or Improved Return Loss.
The
Network
Channel
Interface
(NCI)
is
used
to
identify
interface
specifications associated with a particular channel. This code describes the
total wires, protocol, impedance, protocol options and transmission level
point(s) reflecting physical and electrical characteristics between the
Telephone Company and the customer.
On the following 3 pages are examples which explain the specific characters of
the codes and which reference matrices and charts used in developing the codes.
Included in the matrices are Service Designator (SD) codes which are used to
identify variations of service within service types (e.g., TG1 = Telegraph).
The SD and NC codes are displayed as components of the matrices designated as
Technical Specifications packages in (A) through (G) following.
Through the
use of these matrices, SD codes may be converted to NC codes for service
ordering purposes.
A chart is also provided in 15.2.2(A) following which contains information
necessary to develop NCI codes.
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Comprehensive lists of allowed Network Channel (NC) and Network Channel
Interface (NCI) codes are contained in Special Report SR-STS-000307.
However, not all services contained in this Special Report may be offered by
the Telephone Company at this time.
Lastly, 15.2.2(C) following provides a list of compatible Network Channel
Interfaces inasmuch as the Network Channel Interfaces associated with a given
service need not always be the same, but all must be compatible.
Example No. 1: If the customer wishes to order a 4-wire voice grade circuit
with 600 Ohms impedance, capable of data transmission, and with improved
return loss, the customer might specify the following:
NC
LG-R
NCI
04DB2
SECNCI
04DA2-S
NC Code:
LG = Voice Grade Channel Service, VG6
-R = Improved Return Loss
NCI Code:
04 = Number of physical wires at CDP
DB = Data stream in VF frequency band at the customer
designated main terminal location
2 = 600 Ohms impedance
SECNCI (Secondary NCI Code):
04 = Number of physical wires at CDP
DA = Data stream in VG frequency at the customer designated
secondary terminal location
2 = 600 Ohms impedance
S = Sealing current option for 4-wire transmission
In the above example the NCI (Network
interface requested at the customer's
the SECNCI (Secondary Network Channel
interface at the end office serving the
Channel Interface) code is the
POT (Point of Termination) and
Interface) code represents the
End User.
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Example No.
2:
If the customer wishes to order a FX circuit to a station,
with 600 Ohms impedance, loop start signaling, which is 4-wire at the CDP and
2-wire at the end-user, the customer might specify:
NC
LC--
NCI
04LO2
SECNCI
02LS2
NC Code:
LC = Voice Grade Channel Service, VG2
-- = No Optional Features
NCI Code:
04 = Number of physical wires at CDP
LO = Loop start, loop signaling - open end
2 = 600 Ohms impedance
SECNCI
02
LS
2
(Secondary NCI Code):
= Number of physical wires at CDP
= Loop start signaling - closed end
= 600 Ohms impedance
Example No. 3: If the customer wishes to order a 1.544 Mbps Hi-cap facility
with no channel options such as CO multiplexing, the customer might specify the
following:
NC
HC--
NCI
04DS9-15
SECNCI
04DS9-15
NC Code:
HC = High Capacity Channel Service, HC1
-- = No Optional Features
NCI, SECNCI Code:
04 = Number of physical wires at CDP
DS = Digital hierarchy interface
9 = 100 Ohms impedance
15 = 1.544 Mbps (DS1) format
The preceding three examples use information contained in Special Report SRSTS-000307.
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15.2.1
Network Channel (NC) Codes
In order to determine the NC code appropriate for the service to be
ordered, the type of Special Access Service the customer wishes must be
identified.
This identification is accomplished by a Service
Designator (SD) code. The broad categories of Service Designator codes
(e.g., VG, MT, TG, etc.) are set forth in Section 7. preceding.
Variations within service type (e.g., VG1, MTC, TG2, etc.) are
described in the various Technical Publications cited in (A) through
(G) following.
Having determined the specific service type to be ordered and its SD
code, and having used the appropriate Technical Publication, the
customer should match the SD code to the NC code using the following
matrices.
Once the NC code has been determined, the Network Channel
Interface (NCI) code may be developed using the information set forth
in 15.2.2 following and the guidelines concerning specific parameters
available for each service type as set forth in the specified Technical
Publication.
(A) Technical Specifications Packages Metallic Service
Package
SD Code
NC Code
MTC*
MQ
MT1
NT
MT2
NU
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
MT3
NV
Parameter
DC Resistance
Between Conductors
Loop Resistance
Shunt Capacitance
X
X
Optional Features
and Functions
Three Premises Bridging
Series Bridging
X
X
The technical specifications are described in Technical Reference
TR-NPL-000336.
*
All parameters are available within ranges selected by the customer where
technically feasible.
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15.2.1
Network Channel (NC) Codes (Cont'd)
(B)
Technical Specifications Packages Telegraph Grade
Service
SD Code
NC Code
TGC*
NQ
Package
TG1
NW
TG2
NY
Parameter
Telegraph Distortion
X
X
X
X
X
X
Optional Features
and Functions
Telegraph Bridging
The technical specifications are described in
Technical Reference TR-NPL-000336.
*
All parameters are available
technically feasible.
within
ranges
selected
by
the
customer
where
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15.2.1
Network Channel (NC) Codes (Cont'd)
(C) Technical Specifications Packages Voice Grade Service
SD Code
NC Code
C*
LQ
1
LB
2
LC
3
LD
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Package VG
4 5
6
7
LE LF LG LH
8 9
LJ LK
10
LN
11
LP
12
LR
W
SE
Parameter
Attenuation
Distortion
C-Message Noise
Echo Control
Envelope Delay
Distortion
Frequency Shift
Impulse Noise
Intermodulation
Distortion
Loss Deviation
Phase Hits, Gain
Hits, and Dropouts
Phase Jitter
Signal-to-C
Message Noise
Signal-to-C
Notch Noise
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
The technical specifications for these parameters (except for dropouts,
phase hits, and gain hits) are described in Technical References TRNPL-000334 and TR-TSY-000335.
The technical specifications for
dropouts, phase hits, and gain hits are described in Technical
Reference PUB 41004, Table 4.
*
The desired parameters are selected by the customer from the list of available
parameters.
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15.2.1
Network Channel (NC) Codes (Cont'd)
(C) Technical Specifications Packages Voice Grade Service (Cont'd)
SD Code
NC Code
C*
LQ
1
LB
2
LC
3
LD
Package VG
4 5
6
7
LE LF LG LH
8 9
LJ LK
10
LN
11
LP
12
LR
X
X
X
W
SE
Optional Features
and Functions
Central Office
Bridging
Capability
Central Office
Multiplexing
Conditioning:
. C-Type
. Improved
Attenuation
Distortion
. Improved Envelope
Delay Distortion
. Sealing Current
. Data Capability
. Telephoto
Capability
Customer Specified
Premises Receive
Level
Improved Return Loss
For Effective
Four-Wire
Transmission
For Effective
Two-Wire
Transmission
Improved Two-Wire
Voice Transmission
PPSN Interface
Arrangement
Selective Signaling
Arrangement
Signaling Capability
Transfer Arrangement
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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15.2.1
Network Channel (NC) Codes (Cont'd)
(C) Technical Specifications Packages Voice Grade Service (Cont'd)
SD Code
NC Code
APC*
PQ
AP1
PE
X
X
X
X
X
Package
AP2
PF
AP3
PJ
AP4
PK
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Parameter
Actual Measured Loss
Amplitude Tracking
Crosstalk
Distortion Tracking
Gain/Frequency
Distortion
Group Delay
Noise
Phrase Tracking
Short-Term Gain
Stability
Short-Term Loss
Total Distortion
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Optional Features
and Functions
Central Office
Bridging Capability
Gain Conditioning
Stereo
X
X
X
The technical specifications are described in Technical Reference TR-NPL-000337
and associated Addendum.
*
The desired parameters are selected by the customer from the list of available
parameters.
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15.2.1
Network Channel (NC) Codes (Cont'd)
(E)
Technical Specifications Packages Video Service
SD Code
NC Code
Package
TV1
TV
TV2
TW
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
TVC*
TQ
Video Parameters
Insertion Gain
Field-Time Distortion
Line-Time Distortion
Short-Time Distortion
Chrominance-Luminance Gain
Inequality
Chrominance-Luminance Delay
Inequality
Amplitude/Frequency Characteristic
Luminance Non-Linear Distortion
Chrominance Non-Linear Gain
Distortion
Chrominance Non-Linear Phase
Distortion
Transient Synchronizing Signal
Non-Linearity
Dynamic Gain Distortion
- Picture Signal
- Synchronizing Signal
Differential Gain
Differential Phase
Chrominance-Luminance Intermodulation
*
The desired parameters are selected by the customer from the list of available
parameters.
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15.2.1
Network Channel (NC) Codes (Cont'd)
(E) Technical Specifications Packages Video Service
(Cont'd)
SD Code
NC Code
TVC*
TQ
Package
TV1
TV
TV2
TW
Audio Channel Parameters
Associated with Video Service
Insertion Gain
Amplitude/Frequency Characteristic
Total Harmonic Distortion & Noise
Maximum Steady-State Test Levels
Gain Differential Between Channels
Phase Differential Between Channels
Crosstalk
Audio-To-Video Time Differential
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
The technical specifications are described in Technical Reference TR-NPL000338.
*
The desired parameters are selected by the customer from the list of available
parameters.
X
X
X
X
X
X
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15.2.1
Network Channel (NC) Codes (Cont'd)
(F)
Technical Specifications Packages Digital Data
Service
Package
SD Code
NC Code
D1
XA
D2
XB
D3
XG
D4
XH
D5
XE
D6
YN
X
X
X
X
X
X
Central Office
Bridging Capability
X
X
X
X
X
X
PPSN Interface Transfer
Arrangement
X
X
X
X
X
X
Transfer Arrangement
X
X
X
X
X
X
Parameter/Hubbed
Error-Free Seconds
Optional Features
and Functions/Hubbed
The Telephone Company will provide a channel capable of
meeting a monthly average performance equal to or greater
than 99.875% error-free seconds (if provided through a
Digital Data hub) while the channel is in service, if it
is measured through a CSU equivalent which is designed,
manufactured,
and
maintained
to
conform
with
the
specifications contained in Technical Reference TR-NPL000341.
Package
SD Code
NC Code
D1
XA
D2
XB
D3
XG
D4
XH
D5
XE
X
X
D6
YN
Optional Features
and Functions/Hubbed
Public Packet Data
Arrangement
Voltages which are compatible with Digital Data Service
are delineated in Technical Reference TR-NWT-00341.
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15.2.1
Network Channel (NC) Codes (Cont'd)
(G)
Technical Specifications Packages High Capacity
Service
Package
SD Code
NC Code
HC0
HS
HC1
HC
HC1C HC2
HD
HE
HC3
HF
HC4
HG
Parameters
Error-Free Seconds
X
Optional Features
and Functions
Automatic Loop
Transfer
Central Office
Multiplexing:
DS4 to DS1
DS3 to DS1
DS2 to DS1
DS1C to DS1
DS1 to Voice
DS1 to DS0
DS0 to Subrate*
Transfer Arrangement
Clear Channel Capability
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
A channel with technical specifications package HC1 will
be capable of an error-free second performance of 98.75%
over a continuous 24 hour period as measured at the 1.544
Mbps rate through a CSU equivalent which is designed,
manufactured,
and
maintained
to
conform
with
the
specifications contained in Technical Reference PUB 62411.
*
Available only on a channel of 1.544 Mbps facility to a Telephone Company hub.
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15.2.2
Network Channel Interface (NCI) Codes
The electrical interface with the Telephone Company for Special Access
Services, is defined by an interface code. There are interface codes
for both the customer designated premises and the point of termination.
Three examples of NCI codes are found in 15.2 preceding.
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15.2.2
Network Channel Interface (NCI) Codes (Cont'd)
(A)
Parameter Codes and Options
Parameter
Code
Option
AB
-
AC
-
AH
-
CT
CS
B
C
D
-
15
-
15A
15B
-
15K
DA
DB
-
DC
-
10
43
-
1
-
2
3
DD
-
DE
-
Definition
accepts 20 Hz ringing signal at customer's point
of termination
accepts 20 Hz ringing signal at customer's end
user's point of termination
analog high capacity interface
60 kHz to 108 kHz (12 channels)
312 kHz to 552 kHz (60 channels)
564 kHz to 3084 kHz (600 channels)
Centrex Tie Trunk Termination
digital hierarchy interface at Digital Cross
Connect System (DCS)
1.544 Mbps (DS1) ANSI Extended Superframe (ESF)
Format and B8ZSClear Channel Capability
1.544 Mbps (DS1) Superframe (SF) format
1.544 Mbps (DS1) Superframe (SF) format and B8ZS
Clear Channel Capability
1.544 Mbps (DS1) Extended Superframe (ESF)
data stream in VF frequency band at customer's
end user's point of termination
data stream in VF frequency band at customer's
point of termination
VF for TG1 and TG2
VF for 43 Telegraph Carrier type signals, TG1 and
TG2
direct current or voltage
monitoring interface with series RC combination
(McCulloh format)
Telephone Company energized alarm channel
Metallic facilities (DC continuity) for direct
current/low frequency control
signals or slow speed data (30 baud)
DATAPHONE Select-A-Station (and TABS) interface
at customer's point of termination
DATAPHONE Select-A-Station (and TABS) interface
at the customer's end
user's point of termination
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15.2.2
Network Channel Interface (NCI) Codes (Cont'd)
(A) Parameter Codes and Options (Cont'd)
Parameter (Cont'd)
Code
Option
DS -
15
15E
15F
15G
15H
15J
15K
DU -
15L
27
27L
31
31L
44
44L
63
63L
-
1KN
-
1SN
-
AN
-
BN
24
48
19
56
96
64
A
B
C
Definition
digital hierarchy interface
1.544 Mbps (DS1) format per PUB 41451 plus D4
8-bit PCM encoded in one 64 kbps of the DS1 signal
8-bit PCM encoded in two 64 kbps of the DS1 signal
8-bit PCM encoded in three 64 kbps of the DS1 signal
14/11-bit PCM encoded in six 64 kbps of the DS1 signal
1.544 Mbps format per PUB 62411
1.544 Mbps format per PUB 62411 plus extended framing
format
1.544 Mbps (DS1) with SF signaling
274.176 Mbps (DS4)
274.176 Mbps (DS4) with SF signaling
3.152 Mbps (DS1C)
3.152 Mbps (DS1C) with SF signaling
44.736 Mbps (DS3)
44.736 Mbps (DS3) with SF signaling
6.312 Mbps (DS2)
6.312 Mbps (DS2) with SF signaling
digital access interface
2.4 kbps
4.8 kbps
19.2 Kbps
56.0 kbps
9.6 kbps
64.0 Kbps
1.544 Mbps format per PUB 62411
1.544 Mbps format per PUB 62411 plus D4
1.544 Mbps format per PUB 62411 plus extended framing
format
1.544 Mbps ANSI Extended Superframe (ESF) Format without
line power
1.544 Mbps ANSI Extended Superframe (ESF) Format with
B8ZS Clear
Channel Capability and without line power
1.544 Mbps free-framing format without line power
(only avail. to U.S. Govt. agencies)
1.544 Mbps Superframe (SF) Format without line power
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(A)
Parameter Codes and Options (Cont'd)
Parameter (Cont'd)
Code
Option
-
DN
DX
-
DY
-
EA
-
E
EA
-
M
EB
-
E
EB
-
M
EC
EX
-
A
EX
-
B
GO
-
GS
-
IA
LA
-
LB
-
LC
-
Definition
1.544 Mbps Superframe (SF) Format with B8ZS
Clear Channel Capability
without line power
duplex signaling interface at customer's point
of termination
duplex signaling interface at customer's end
user's point of termination
Type I E&M Lead Signaling. Customer at POT or
customer's end user at POT originates on E
Lead.
Type I E&M Lead Signaling. Customer at POT or
customer's end user at POT originates on M
Lead.
Type II E&M Lead Signaling. Customer at POT or
customer's end user at POT originates on E
Lead.
Type II E&M Lead Signaling. Customer at POT or
customer's end user at POT originates on M
Lead.
Type III E&M signaling at customer POT
tandem channel unit signaling for loop start or
ground start and customer supplies open end
(dial tone, etc.) functions.
tandem channel unit signaling for loop start or
ground start and customer supplies closed end
(dial pulsing, etc.) functions.
ground start loop signaling - open end function
by customer or customer's end user
ground start loop signaling - closed end
function by customer or customer's end user
E.I.A. (25 pin RS-232)
end user loop start loop signaling - Type A OPS
registered port open end
end user loop start loop signaling - Type B OPS
registered port open end
end user loop start loop signaling - Type C OPS
registered port open end
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Parameter Codes and Options (Cont'd)
Parameter (Cont'd)
Code
LO
-
LR
-
LS
-
NO
PG
-
1
3
5
8
-
T
PR
RV
*
Option
O
SF
-
TF
TT
2
3
6
TV
-
15
1
2
5
Definition
loop start loop signaling - open end function
by customer or customer's end user
20 Hz automatic ringdown interface at customer
with Telephone Company provided PLAR
loop start loop signaling - closed end function
by customer or customer's end user
no signaling interface, transmission only
program transmission - no dc signaling
nominal frequency from 50 to 15000 Hz
nominal frequency from 200 to 3500 Hz
nominal frequency from 100 to 5000 Hz
nominal frequency from 50 to 8000 Hz
protective relaying*
reverse battery signaling, one way operation,
originate by customer
reverse battery signaling, one way operation,
terminate function by customer
or customer's end user
single frequency signaling with VF band at
either customer POT or
customer's end user POT
telephotograph interface
telegraph/teletypewriter interface at either
customer POT or customer's end
user POT
20.0 milliamperes
3.0 milliamperes
62.5 milliamperes
television interface
combined (diplexed) video and one audio signal
combined (diplexed) video and two audio signals
video plus one (or two) audio 5 kHz signal(s)
or one (or two) two wire
video plus one (or two) audio 15 kHz signal(s)
Available only for the transmission of audio tone protective relaying signals used
in the protection of electric power systems during fault conditions.
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Network Channel Interface (NCI) Codes (Cont'd)
(B) Impedance
The nominal reference impedance with which the channel will be
terminated
for
the
purpose
of
evaluating
transmission
performance:
Value (ohms)
110
150
600
900
135
75
124
Variable
100
Code(s)
0
1
2
3+
5
6
7
8
9
.
*
For those interface codes with a 4-wire transmission path at the customer designated
POT, rather than a standard 900 ohm impedance the code (3) denotes a customer
provided transmission equipment termination.
Such terminations were provided to
customers in accordance with the F.C.C. Docket No. 20099 Settlement Agreement.
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Network Channel Interface (NCI) Codes (Cont'd)
(C)
Compatible Network Channel Interfaces
The following tables show the Network Channel Interface
codes (NCIs) which are compatible:
(1)
Metallic
Compatible CIs
(2)
*
2DC8-1
2DC8-2
2DC8-3
2DC8-3
4DS8
4DS8
2DC8-1
2DC8-2
Telegraph Grade
Compatible CIs
Compatible CIs
2DB2-10
10IA8
2TT2-2
4TT2-2
4DB2-10
10IA8
2TT2-2
4TT2-2
2DB2-43*
10IA8
2TT2-2
2TT2-6
4TT2-2
4DB2-43*
10IA8
2TT2-6
4TT2-2
4DS82TT2-2
2TT2-2
2TT2-3
2TT2-2
4TT2-2
10IA8
2TT2-2
2TT2-6
4TT2-2
4TT2-6
2TT2-6
2TT2-6
4TT2-6
4TT2-2
4TT2-2
4TT2-6
2TT2-6
Supplemental Channel Assignment information required.
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(C)
Compatible Network Channel Interfaces (Cont'd)
(3)
Voice Grade
Compatible CIs
Compatible CIs
Compatible CIs
2AB2
2AC2
2DB2
2DA2
2LR2
2LR2
2AB3
2AC2
2DB3
2DA2
2LR3
2LR2
2CT3
2DY2
4DS8
4DX2
4DX3
4DY2
4EA2-E
4EA2-M
4SF2
4SF3
6DX2
6DY2
6DY3
6EA2-E
6EA2-M
6EB2-E
6EB2-M
6EB3-E
8EB2-E
8EB2-M
8EC2
9DY2
9DY3
9EA2
9EA3
2DX3
2LA2
2LB2
2LC2
2LO3
2LS2
2LS2
2LS
2GS
2LS
4GS
4LS
2LS3
2GO2
2GS2
2GS3
2GO3
2GS2
2GS3
2GS
2GS
2LS
4GS
4LS
2L02
2LS3
2LS2
2TF3
2L03
2LS2
2LS3
2LA2
2LB2
2LC2
2LS3
2LA2
2LB2
2LC2
2N02
2DA2
2N02
2N03
2N02
2PR2
2TF2
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(C)
Compatible Network Channel Interfaces (Cont'd)
(3)
Voice Grade (Cont'd)
Compatible CIs
4AB2
2AC2
4AB2
4AC2
4SF2
4AB3
2AC2
4AC2
4SF2
4AC2
2AC2
4AC2
Compatible CIs
4DS8-
4DA2
4DA2
4DB2
2DA2
2NO2
2PR2
4DA2
4DB2
4NO2
4PR2
6DA2
4DD3
2DE2
4DE2
2AC2
2DA2
2DY2
2GO2
2GO3
2GS2
2GS3
2LA2
2LB2
2LC2
2LO2
2LO3
2LR2
2LS2
2LS3
2NO2
2PR2
2RV2-T
2TF2
4AC2
4DA2
4DE2
4DX2
4DX3
4DY2
4EA2-E
4EA2-M
Compatible CIs
4DS8-
4DG2
4LR2
4LS2
4NO2
4PR2
4RV2-T
4SF2
4SF3
4TF2
6DA2
6DY2
6DY3
6EA2-E
6EA2-M
6EB2-E
6EB2-M
6GS2
6LS2
8EB2-E
8EB2-M
9DY2
9DY3
9EA2
9EA3
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(C)
Compatible Network Channel Interfaces (Cont'd)
(3)
Voice Grade (Cont'd)
Compatible CIs
4DX2
2DY2
2LA2
2LB2
2LC2
2LO3
2LS2
2LS3
2RV2-T
4DX2
4DY2
4EA2-E
4EA2-M
4LS2
4RV2-T
4SF2
4SF3
6DY2
6DY3
6EA2-E
6EA2-M
6EB2-E
6EB2-M
6LS2
Compatible CIs
4DX2
8EB2-E
8EB2-M
9DY2
9DY3
9EA2
9EA3
4DX3
2DY2
2LA2
2LB2
2LC2
2LO3
2LS2
2LS3
2RV2-T
4DX2
4DX3
4DY2
4EA2-E
4EA2-M
4LS2
4RV2-T
4SF2
4SF3
Compatible CIs
4DX3
6DY2
6DY3
6EA2-E
6EA2-M
6EB2-E
6EB2-M
6LS2
8EB2-E
8EB2-M
9DY2
9DY3
9EA2
9EA3
4DY2
2DY2
4DY2
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Network Channel Interface (NCI) Codes (Cont'd)
(C)
Compatible Network Channel Interfaces (Cont'd)
(3)
Voice Grade (Cont'd)
Compatible CIs
Compatible CIs
4EA2-E
4EA3-E
4EA2-M
2DY2
4DY2
4EA2-E
4EA2-M
4SF2
6DY2
6DY3
6EB2-E
6EB2-M
8EB2-E
8EB2-M
9DY2
9DY3
2DY2
4DY2
4EA2-M
4SF2
6DY2
6DY3
6EB2-E
6EB2-M
8EB2-E
8EB2-M
9DY2
9DY3
2DY2
4DY2
4EA2-E
4EA2-M
4SF2
6DY2
6DY3
6EA2-E
6EA2-M
6EB2-E
6EB2-M
8EB2-E
8EB2-M
9DY2
9DY3
9EA2
9EA3
Compatible CIs
4GO2
2GO2
2GO3
2GS2
2GS3
4GS2
4SF2
6GS2
4GO3
2GO2
2GS2
2GS3
4GS2
4SF2
6GS2
4GS
2GS
2LS
4GS
4LS
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(C)
Compatible Network Channel Interfaces (Cont'd)
(3)
Voice Grade (Cont'd)
Compatible CIs
4LO2
2LS2
2LS3
4LS2
4SF2
6LS2
4LO3
2LS2
2LS3
4LS2
4SF2
6LS2
4LR2
2LR2
4LR2
4SF2
4LR3
2LR2
4LR2
4SF2
4LS
2GS
2LS
4GS
4LS
4LS2
2LA2
2LB2
2LC2
2LO2
2LO3
Compatible CIs
4LS3
2LA2
2LB2
2LC2
2LO2
2LO3
4SF2
4NO2
2DA2
2DE2
2NO2
4DA2
4DE2
4NO2
6DA2
4RV2-0
2RV2-T
4RV2-T
4SF2
4SF2
2AC2
2DY2
2GS2
2GS3
2LA2
2LB2
2LC2
Compatible CIs
4SF2
2LO3
2LR2
2LS2
2LS3
2RV2-T
4AC2
4DY2
4LS2
4RV2-T
4SF2
6DY2
6DY3
6GS2
9DY2
9DY3
4SF3
2DY2
2GO3
2GS2
2GS3
2LA2
2LB2
2LC2
2L03
2LR2
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(C)
Compatible Network Channel Interfaces (Cont'd)
(3)
Voice Grade (Cont'd)
Compatible CIs
4SF3
2LS2
2LS3
2RV2-T
4DY2
4EA2-E
4EA2-M
4GS2
4LR2
4LS2
4RV2-T
4SF2
4SF3
6DY2
6DY3
6EB2-E
6EB2-M
6GS2
6LS2
9DY2
9DY3
9EA2
9EA3
Compatible CIs
6DA
4DA2
6DA2
6DX2
2DY2
4DY2
4EA2-E
4EA2-M
4SF2
6DY2
6DY3
6EA2-E
6EA2-M
6EB2-E
6EB2-M
8EB2-E
8EB2-M
9DY2
9DY3
9EA2
9EA3
6DY2
4TF2
2TF2
4TF2
2DY2
4DY2
6DY2
Compatible CIs
6DY3
2DY2
4DY2
6DY2
6DY3
6EA2-E
2AC2
2DY2
2LA2
2LB2
2LC2
2LO3
2LS2
2LS3
2RV2-T
4AC2
4DY2
4EA2-E
4EA2-M
4LS2
4RV2-T
4SF2
4SF3
6DY2
6DY3
6EA2-E
6EA2-M
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(C)
Compatible Network Channel Interfaces (Cont'd)
(3)
Voice Grade (Cont'd)
Compatible CIs
Compatible CIs
6EA2-E
6EB2-E
6EB2-M
6LS2
8EB2-E
8EB2-M
9DY2
9DY3
6EA2-M
6EA2-M
2AC2
2DY2
2LA2
2LB2
2LC2
2LO3
2LS2
2LS3
2RV2-T
4AC2
4DY2
4EA2-E
4EA2-M
4LS2
4RV2-T
4SF2
4SF3
6DY3
6DY2
6DY3
6EA2-M
6EB2-E
6EB2-M
6LS2
8EB2-E
8EB2-M
9DY2
9DY3
6EB2-E
2DY2
4DY2
4SF2
6DY2
6DY3
6EB2-E
6EB2-M
9DY2
9DY3
6EB2-M
2DY2
4DY2
4SF2
6DY2
6EB2-M
9DY2
9DY3
Compatible CIs
6EB3-E
2DY2
4DY2
4EA2-E
4EA2-M
4SF2
6DY2
6DY3
6EA2-E
6EA2-M
8EB2-E
8EB2-M
9DY2
9DY3
9EA2
9EA3
6EX2-A
2GS2
2GS3
2LS2
2LS3
4GS2
4LS2
4SF2
6GS2
6LS2
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(C) Compatible Network Channel Interfaces (Cont'd)
(3)
Voice Grade (Cont'd)
Compatible CIs
6EX2-B
2GO3
2LA2
2LB2
2LC2
2LO2
2LO3
2LR2
4LR2
4SF2
6GO2
2GO2
2GS2
2GS3
4GS2
4SF2
6GS2
6LO2
2LS2
2LS3
4LS2
4SF2
6LS2
6LS2
2LA2
2LB2
2LC2
2LO2
2LO3
4SF2
Compatible CIs
8EB2-E
2AC2
2DY2
2LA2
2LB2
2LC2
2LO3
2LS2
2LS3
2RV2-T
4AC2
4DY2
4LS2
4RV2-T
4SF2
4SF3
6DY2
6DY3
6EB2-E
6EB2-M
6LS2
8EB2-E
8EB2-M
9DY2
9DY3
Compatible CIs
8EB2-M
2AC2
2DY2
2LA2
2LB2
2LC2
2LO3
2LS2
2LS3
2RV2-T
4AC2
4DY2
4LS2
4RV2-T
4SF2
4SF3
6DY2
6DY3
6EB2-E
6EB2-M
6LS2
8EB2-M
9DY2
9DY3
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(C) Compatible Network Channel Interfaces (Cont'd)
(3)
Voice Grade (Cont'd)
Compatible CIs
Compatible CIs
Compatible CIs
8EC2
9DY2
2DY2
4DY2
6DY2
6DY3
9DY2
9EA3
9DY3
2DY2
4DY2
6DY2
6DY3
9DY2
9DY3
9EA2
2DY2
4DY2
4EA2-E
4EA2-M
6DY2
6DY3
6EA2-E
6EA2-M
6EB2-E
6EB2-M
8EB2-E
8EB2-M
9DY2
9DY3
9EA2
9EA3
2DY2
4DY2
4EA2-E
4EA2-M
4SF2
6DY2
6DY3
6EA2-E
6EA2-M
6EB2-E
6EB2-M
8EB2-E
8EB2-M
9DY2
9DY3
9EA2
9EA3
2DY2
4DY2
4EA2-E
4EA2-M
6DY2
6DY3
6EA2-E
6EA2-M
6EB2-E
6EB2-M
8EB2-E
8EB2-M
9DY2
9DY3
9EA3
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(4)
Program Audio
Compatible CIs
Compatible CIs
2PG2-1
2PG1-1
2PG2-1
4DS8-15E
2PG1-3
2PG2-3
2PG2-3
2PG1-3
2PG2-3
4DS8-15F
2PG1-5
2PG2-5
2PG2-5
2PG1-5
2PG2-5
4DS8-15G
2PG1-8
2PG2-8
2PG2-8
2PG1-8
2PG2-8
4DA8-15H
2PG1-1
2PG2-1
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(C) Compatible Network Channel Interfaces (Cont'd)
(5)
Video
Compatible CIs
Compatible CIs
2TV6-1
4TV6-15
4TV7-15
4TV7-5
4TV6-5
4TV7-5
2TV6-2
6TV6-15
6TV7-15
4TV7-15
4TV6-15
4TV7-15
2TV7-1
4TV6-15
4TV7-15
6TV6-5
6TV6-5
6TV7-5
2TV7-2
6TV6-15
6TV7-15
6TV6-15
6TV6-15
6TV7-15
4TV6-5
4TV6-5
4TV7-5
6TV7-5
6TV6-5
6TV7-5
4TV6-15
4TV6-15
4TV7-15
6TV7-15
6TV6-15
6TV7-15
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15.2 Special Access Service (Cont'd)
15.2.2
Network Channel Interface (NCI) Codes (Cont'd)
(C) Compatible Network Channel Interfaces (Cont'd)
(6)
+
Digital Data
Compatible CIs
Compatible CIs
Compatible CIs
4DS8-15
4DU5-24
4DU5-24
6DU5-24
6DU5-24
4DU5-48
4DU5-48
6DU5-48
6DU5-48
4DU5-96
4DU5-96
6DU5-56
6DU5-56
4DU8-56
4DU5-56
6DU5-96
6DU5-96
4DS8-15+
4DU5-24
4DU5-48
4DU5-56
4DU5-96
6DU5-24
6DU5-48
6DU5-96
Available only as a cross connect of two digital channels at appropriate digital
speeds at a Telephone Company hub.
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15.2.2
Network Channel Interface (NCI) Codes (Cont'd)
(C)
Compatible Network Channel Interfaces (Cont'd)
(7)
High Capacity
Compatible CIs
4DS0-63
4DS0-63
4DU8-A,B or C
6DU8-A,B or C
4DS6-27
4DS6-27
4DU8-A,B or C
6DU8-A,B or C
4DS6-44
4DS6-44
4DU8-A,B or C
6DU8-A,B or C
4DS8-15
4DS8-15+
4DU8-B
6DU8-8
Compatible CIs
4DS8-15J
4DU8-A
6DU8-A
4DS8-15K
4DU8-B
4DU8-C
6DU8-B
6DU8-C
4DS8-31
4DU8-A,B
or C
4DS8-31
4DU8-A,B or C
6DU8-A,B or C
4DU8-A,B or C
+
Available only as a cross connect of two individual channels of 1.544 Mbps
facilities at a Telephone Company hub.
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15.3 Directory Access Service
15.3.1
Interface Group and Premise Interface Codes
When Directory Access Service is combined with Feature Group B, C
or D Switched Access Service, the Premises Interface Code for the
combination will be the available Premises Interface Code provided
for the Feature Group B, C or D Switched Access Service ordered by
the customer. Premises Interface Codes are described in 15.1.1(G)
preceding.
When Directory Access Service is provided as a separate trunk group
(not in combination with Switched Access Service) Interface Groups
2 through 10 as set forth in 15.1.1 preceding are available. Only
the following Premises Interface Codes are available when Directory
Access Service is provided as a separate trunk group:
4DS9-15
4DS9-31
4DS0-63
4DS6-44
4DS6-27
6EA2-E
6EA2-M
4SF3
4RV2-O
4AH5-B
4AH6-C
4AH6-D
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Directory Access Service (Cont'd)
15.3.2
Standard Transmission Specifications
Following
is
a
matrix
illustrating
the
transmission
specifications available with Directory Access Service.
Descriptions of the Standard Transmission Specifications,
Type A and B, are set forth respectively in 15.1.2(E) and (F)
preceding.
Directory Access Service Provided in
Combination with Switched Access Service
Transmission
Specifications
Type A
Type B
-
Feature Group B
(Interface Groups 2 through 10)
X
-
Feature Group C
X
-
Feature Group D
X
Directory Access Service Not
Combined with Switched Access Service
-
Routed Direct to DA location
(Interface Groups 2 through 10)
Routed via an access tandem
(Interface Groups 2 through 10)
X
X
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CONTENTS
Page No.
17.1
17.2
17.3
Common Line Access Service
1
17.1.1
1
Switched Access Service
2
17.2.1
17.2.2
17.2.3
17.2.4
17.2.5
17.2.6
2
3
4
5
5
6
Surcharge for Special Access Service
Reserved For Future Use
Reserved For Future Use
Voice Grade Service
Program Audio Service
Video Service
Digital Data Service
High Capacity Service
Transfer of Service
Individual Case Basis
7
7
7
8
9
13
14
15
17
18
19
Other Services
19
17.4.1
17.4.2
17.4.3
17.4.4
17.4.5
17.4.6
19
20
21
22
28
17.4.7
17.5
Nonrecurring Charges
Local Transport
End Office
Network Blocking
Optional Features
Assumed Minutes of Use
Special Access Service
17.3.1
17.3.2
17.3.3
17.3.4
17.3.5
17.3.6
17.3.7
17.3.8
17.3.9
17.3.10
17.4
Carrier Common Line Access Service
Access Ordering
Additional Engineering
Additional Labor
Miscellaneous Services
Reserved For Future Use
Special Facilities Routing of Access
Services
Specialized Service or Arrangements
29
30
Billing and Collection
31
17.5.1
17.5.2
17.5.3
17.5.4
17.5.5
31
31
32
34
35
Recording Services
Message Billing Service
Private Line Billing Service
Billing Analysis Service
Billing Information Service
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17.1
Common Line Access Service
17.1.1
Carrier Common Line Access Service
Rate
Regulations
concerning
Carrier
Common
Line Access are set forth in Section 3
preceding.
Windstream North Carolina
Premium rate, per Originating Access Minute
Premium rate, per Terminating Access Minute
$0.000000
$0.000000
(R)
Windstream Concord
Premium rate, per Originating Access Minute
Premium rate, per Terminating Access Minute
$0.000000
$0.000000
(R)
Windstream Lexcom
Premium rate, per Originating Access Minute
Premium rate, per Terminating Access Minute
$0.000000
$0.000000
(R)
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17.2
Switched Access Service
17.2.1
Nonrecurring Charges
(A)
(C)
(D)
Local Transport - Installation
Per Entrance Facility
Initial
Additional
-
$215.00
$215.00
$303.00
$333.00
$215.00
$215.00
$303.00
$333.00
$89.00
$89.00
$112.00
$112.00
$112.00
$112.00
$112.00
$112.00
Interim NXX Translation Per Order
Per LATA or Market Area
Per 24 Trunks Converted or
Fraction thereof on
a Per Order Basis
(I)
Trunk Activation, per Order
-
(F)
(I)
(I)
(R)
(R)
FGC and FGD Conversion of
Multifrequency Address Signaling
to SS7 Signaling or SS7 Signaling
to Multifrequency Address Signaling
-
(E)
Voice Grade Two-Wire
Voice Grade Four-Wire
High Capacity DS1
High Capacity DS3
Per 24 Trunks Activated
or Fraction thereof, on
a Per Order Basis
Local Transport - Installation
Per Line or Trunk
(I)
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17.2
Switched Access Service (Cont'd)
17.2.2
Local Transport – Windstream North Carolina
-
-
Entrance Facility
Voice Grade Two-Wire, per Termination
Voice Grade Four-Wire, per Termination
High Capacity DS1, per Termination
High Capacity DS3, per Termination
Direct Trunked Transport
Direct Trunked Facility, per Mile
Voice Grade
High Capacity DS1
High Capacity DS3
-
-
-
-
Multiplexing, per Arrangement
DS3 to DS1
DS1 to Voice
$0.66
$12.78
$51.92
$7.52
$11.95
$429.13
$302.10
$149.70
(R)
(R)
(I)
(R)
(R)
$2.94
$70.56
$1,975.68
Tandem Switched Transport
Tandem Switched Facility
Per Originating Access Minute Per Mile
Per Terminating Access Minute Per Mile
$0.000040
$0.000135
(T)
(T)(I)
Tandem Switched Termination
Per Originating Access Minute Per Termination
Per Terminating Access Minute Per Termination
$0.000360
$0.000486
(T)
(T)(I)
Tandem Switching
Per Originating Access Minute Per Tandem
Per Terminating Access Minute Per Tandem
$0.003271
$0.003518
(T)
(T)(I)
Tandem Switch Multiplexing
Per Terminating Access Minute
$0.000015
-
-
-
$11.80
$18.88
$71.18
$1,254.03
Carrier Identification Parameter (CIP)
Voice Grade
DS1
DS3
-
-
Direct Trunked Termination, per Termination
Voice Grade
High Capacity DS1
High Capacity DS3
Rate
Tandem Direct Trunk Port
Voice Grade
DS1
Residual Interconnection Charge
Per Access Minute
(N)
$14.62
$ 5.12
$0.000000
(N)
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Switched Access Service (Cont'd)
17.2.2
Local Transport – Windstream Concord
-
-
Entrance Facility
Voice Grade Two-Wire, per Termination
Voice Grade Four-Wire, per Termination
High Capacity DS1, per Termination
High Capacity DS3, per Termination
Direct Trunked Transport
Direct Trunked Facility, per Mile
Voice Grade
High Capacity DS1
High Capacity DS3
-
-
-
-
Multiplexing, per Arrangement
DS3 to DS1
DS1 to Voice
Carrier Identification Parameter (CIP)
Voice Grade
DS1
DS3
$23.86
$38.17
$143.91
$2,535.25
$1.33
$25.83
$104.97
$17.89
$24.16
$867.56
$302.10
$149.70
$2.94
$70.56
$1,975.68
Tandem Switched Transport
-
-
-
Direct Trunked Termination, per Termination
Voice Grade
High Capacity DS1
High Capacity DS3
Rate
Tandem Switched Facility
Per Originating Access Minute Per Mile
Per Terminating Access Minute Per Mile
Tandem Switched Termination
Per Originating Access Minute Per Termination
Per Terminating Access Minute Per Termination
-
Tandem Switching
Per Access Minute Per Tandem
-
Tandem Switch Multiplexing
Per Terminating Access Minute
Tandem Direct Trunk Port
Voice Grade
DS1
$0.000800
$0.000090
(T)
(T)(R)
$0.0078448
$0.0002110
(T)
(T)(R)
$0.0045580
(N)
$0.000007
$14.62
$ 5.12
(N)
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17.2.2
Local Transport – Windstream Lexcom
-
-
Entrance Facility
Voice Grade Two-Wire, per Termination
Voice Grade Four-Wire, per Termination
High Capacity DS1, per Termination
High Capacity DS3, per Termination
Direct Trunked Transport
Direct Trunked Facility, per Mile
Voice Grade
High Capacity DS1
High Capacity DS3
-
-
-
-
Multiplexing, per Arrangement
DS3 to DS1
DS1 to Voice
Carrier Identification Parameter (CIP)
Voice Grade
DS1
DS3
$17.34
$27.74
$104.58
$1,427.69
$0.78
$10.00
$76.29
$12.11
$12.69
$630.46
$317.21
$157.19
(I)
(I)
$2.94
$70.56
$1,975.68
Tandem Switched Transport
-
-
-
Direct Trunked Termination, per Termination
Voice Grade
High Capacity DS1
High Capacity DS3
Rate
Tandem Switched Facility
Per Originating Access Minute Per Mile
Per Terminating Access Minute Per Mile
Tandem Switched Termination
Per Originating Access Minute Per Termination
Per Terminating Access Minute Per Termination
-
Tandem Switching
Per Access Minute Per Tandem
-
Tandem Switch Multiplexing
Per Terminating Access Minute
Tandem Direct Trunk Port
Voice Grade
DS1
$0.0069249
$0.0000390
(T)
(T)(R)
$0.000423
$0.000013
(T)
(T)(R)
$0.0008550
(N)
$0.000001
$14.62
$ 5.12
(N)
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17.2
Switched Access Service (Cont'd)
17.2.3
End Office
(A)
Local Switching (LS/LS1/LS2)
-
-
-
(B)
Rate
Windstream North Carolina
Per Originating Access Minute
Per Terminating Access Minute
$0.0153540
**
(C)
Windstream Concord
Per Originating Access Minute
Per Terminating Access Minute
$0.0094000
**
(C)
Windstream Lexcom
Per Originating Access Minute
Per Terminating Access Minute
$0.035200
**
(C)
Information Surcharge
Windstream Lexcom
Per Originating Access Minute
Per Terminating Access Minute
(C)
End Office Common Trunk Port
-
(D)
$0.000290
$0.000000
Windstream North Carolina
Per Terminating Access Minute
**
(C)
Windstream Concord
Per Terminating Access Minute
**
(C)
Windstream Lexcom
Per Terminating Access Minute
**
(C)
Windstream North Carolina
Voice Grade per Trunk Port
DS1 per Trunk Port
**
**
(C)
(C)
Windstream Concord
Voice Grade per Trunk Port
DS1 per Trunk Port
**
**
(C)
(C)
Windstream Lexcom
Voice Grade per Trunk Port
DS1 per Trunk Port
**
**
(C)
(C)
End Office Direct Trunk Port
-
-
-
** Rates mirror the current interstate rates as filed with the Federal Communications
Commission in Section 17 of the Windstream Telephone System FCC Tariff No. 6.
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17.2.4
Network Blocking
-
17.2.5
Per Blocked Call, Applies to FGD only
NONE
Optional Features
800/888/877 Data Base Access Service Queries
-
Per Completed Query:
Basic
Vertical Feature
$0.003810
$0.004500
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17.2.6
Assumed Minutes of Use
Assumed Minutes
Per Month
FX/ONAL MTS/WATS
(A)
Feature Group A & B, Two Way Calling
4076
9000
(B)
Feature Group A, Originating Only
4076
9000
(C)
Feature Group A, Terminating Only
4076
9000
(D)
Feature Group B, Originating Only
4076
9000
(E)
Feature Group B, Terminating Only
4076
9000
(F)
Feature Group A & B, Two Way Calling
(Orig. minutes are not measured)
2297
4500
(G)
Feature Group A & B, Two way Calling
(Term. minutes are not measured)
1779
4500
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Special Access Service
17.3.1
Surcharge for Special Access Service
-
Per Voice Grade Equivalent
17.3.2 Reserved For Future Use
Monthly
Rate
$25.00
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17.3.3
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Special Access Service (Cont'd)
17.3.4
(A)
Voice Grade Service
Regulations concerning Voice Grade Service are set forth in 7.6
preceding.
Nonrecurring
Monthly
Charge
Rate
Initial
Additional
Channel Termination
Per Termination
Windstream North Carolina
Two-Wire
Four Wire
(B)
(T)
$22.00
$30.00
$223.24
$223.24
$223.24
$223.24
Windstream Concord/Windstream Lexcom
Two-Wire
$33.12
Four Wire
$46.81
$223.24
$223.24
$223.24
$223.24
Channel Mileage
Windstream North Carolina
(1) Channel Mileage Facility
Per Mile
(T)
$1.51
(2) Channel Mileage Termination
Per Termination
$3.32
Windstream Concord/Windstream Lexcom
(1) Channel Mileage Facility
Per Mile
$2.41
(2) Channel Mileage Termination
Per Termination
$14.09
(C)
(N)
Optional Features and Functions
(1) Bridging
(a)
Voice Bridging Per Port
Two-Wire/Four Wire
-
Two-Wire
Four-Wire
$4.33
$4.33
(N)
(N)
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17.3.4
Voice Grade Service (Cont'd)
(C) Optional Features and Functions (Cont'd)
(1)
Bridging (Cont'd)
(b)
Monthly
Rate
Data Bridging per port
- Two-Wire
- Four-Wire
(c)
$4.33
$4.33
Telephoto Bridging per port
- Two-Wire
- Four-Wire
(d)
$4.33
$4.33
DATAPHONE Select-A-Station Bridging
Sequential Arrangement, Ports
Per channel connected
- Two-Wire
- Four-Wire
$24.07
$127.86
Addressable Arrangement, Ports
Per channel connected
- Two-Wire
- Four-Wire
(e)
$25.80
$131.35
Telemetry and Alarm Bridging
Active Bridging Channel Connections
Per channel connected
-
Split Band
Summation
$9.12
$1.55
Passive Bridging Channel Connections
Per channel connected
$0.23
July 3, 2006
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17.3.4
Voice Grade Service (Cont'd)
(C) Optional Features and Functions (Cont'd)
Monthly
Rate
(2)
Conditioning Per Termination
- C-Type
$6.45
- DA-Type
$1.44
- Telephoto
$3.19
- Sealing Current
(3)
Improved Return Loss for
Effective Two-Wire or
Four-Wire Transmission
Per Termination
- Two-Wire
- Four-Wire
(4)
NONE
Customer Specified Receive
Level per two-wire termination
$1.91
$1.91
NONE
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17.3.4
Voice Grade Service (Cont'd)
(C) Optional Features and Functions (Cont'd)
Monthly
Rate
(5) Multiplexing Per arrangement
Voice to Telegraph Grade
$245.68
(6) Signaling Capability
Per termination
$14.89
(7) Selective Signaling Arrangement
Per arrangement
$15.92
(8) Transfer Arrangement (key activated*
or Dial-Up**)
-
Per four port arrangement including
control channel termination***
$3.41
Per five port arrangement including
control channel termination***
$7.76
(9) Public Packet Switching Network (PPSN)
Interface Arrangement Per arrangement
ICB
-
*
**
***
ICB rates and charges are filed in 17.3.9 following.
The key activated control channel is rated as a Metallic Channel Termination and
Channel Mileage, if applicable.
The Dial-Up option requires the customer to purchase the Controller Arrangement
from 13.3.8 preceding.
An additional Channel Termination charge will apply whenever a spare channel is
configured as a leg to the customer designated premises.
Additional channel
mileage charges will also apply when the transfer arrangement is not located in
the customer designated premises serving wire center.
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17.3.5
(A)
(B)
Channel Termination
Per Termination
Monthly
Rates
Daily
Rates
Nonrecurring
Charges
Monthly
Daily
-
$33.22
89.39
89.39
89.39
$3.32
8.94
8.94
8.84
$332.26
332.26
332.26
332.26
$332.26
332.26
332.26
332.26
2.41
4.83
7.84
10.26
-
.24
.48
.78
1.03
-
14.09
28.18
42.27
56.37
-
1.41
2.82
4.23
5.64
-
21.71
2.18
-
-
6.45
.63
173.13
173.13
-
-
381.10
381.10
200 to 3500 Hz
100 to 5000 Hz
50 to 8000 Hz
50 to 15000 Hz
Channel Mileage
(1)
Facility, Per Mile
(2)
-
(C)
Program Audio Service
200 to 3500 Hz
100 to 5000 Hz
50 to 8000 Hz
50 to 15000 Hz
Termination, per Term
200 to 3500 Hz
100 to 5000 Hz
50 to 8000 Hz
50 to 15000 Hz
Optional Features and Functions
(1)
Bridging (Distribution Amplifier)
-
Per Port
(2)
Gain Conditioning
-
Per Service
(3)
Stereo
-
Per Service
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Special Access Service (Cont'd)
17.3.6
(A)
Channel Termination
Per Termination
-
(B)
Video Service
TV-1 or 2
4TV-5
6TV-5
TV-15
Monthly
Rates
Daily
Rates
Nonrecurring
Charges
Monthly
Daily
$436.39
425.75
452.39
469.48
$240.01
234.16
248.81
258.27
-
-
$399.69
399.69
399.69
399.69
-
$219.83
219.83
219.83
219.83
-
425.71
425.71
425.71
425.71
-
234.14
234.14
234.14
234.14
-
Channel Mileage
(1)
Facility
-
TV-1 or 2
4TV-5
6TV-5
TV-15
(2)
Termination, Per Term
-
Over
Over
Over
Over
0 to 4
4 to 8
8 to 25
25 to 50
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 17
3rd Revised Page 14
nd
Cancels 2 Revised Page 14
ISSUED: June 15, 2012
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2012
Rates and Charges
17.3
Special Access Service (Cont'd)
17.3.7
Digital Data Service
Regulations concerning Digital Data Service set
preceding.
(A)
Channel Termination
Per termination
Windstream North Carolina
- 2.4 kbps
- 4.8 kbps
- 9.6 kbps
- 56.0 kbps
(B)
Monthly
Rate
forth
in
7.9
Nonrecurring
Charge
Initial Additional
(T)
$20.00
$20.00
$20.00
$33.00
$311.64
$311.64
$311.64
$207.78
$311.64
$311.64
$311.64
$207.78
Windstream Concord/Windstream Lexcom
- 2.4, 4.8, 9.6, 56 kbps
$105.97
$311.64
$311.64
(N)
(N)
Channel Mileage
Windstream North Carolina
(1) Channel Mileage Facility, per mile
(2)
2.4 kbps
4.8 kbps
9.6 kbps
56.0 kbps
$0.60
$0.60
$0.60
$1.40
Channel Mileage Termination, per Termination
-
2.4 kbps
4.8 kbps
9.6 kbps
56.0 kbps
$3.00
$3.00
$3.00
$6.54
Windstream Concord/Windstream Lexcom
(1)
Channel Mileage Facility, per mile
- 2.4, 4.8, 9.6, 56.0 kbps
(2)
(T)
(N)
$2.41
Channel Mileage Termination, per Termination
- 2.4, 4.8, 9.6, 56.0 kbps
$14.09
(N)
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 17
Original Page 15
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Rates and Charges
17.3
Special Access Service (Cont'd)
17.3.7
Digital Data Service (Cont'd)
(C) Optional Features and Functions
Monthly
Rate
(1)
Bridging Per port
(2)
Loop Transfer Arrangement
Per four port arrangement*
Key activated** or Dial-Up***
(3)
Public Packet Switching
Network Interface Arrangement
- Per 9.6 kbps arrangement
- Per 56.0 kbps arrangement
$26.93
$6.75
ICB
ICB
(D) Channel Service Unit Per Termination****
-
*
**
***
****
2.4 kbps
4.8 kbps
9.6 kbps
56.0 kbps
$18.60
$19.88
$20.85
$21.73
An additional Channel Termination charge will apply whenever a spare channel is
configured as a leg to the customer designated premises.
Additional Channel
Mileage charges will also apply when the transfer arrangement is not located in
the customer designated premises serving wire center.
ICB Rates and Charges are filed in 17.3.9 following.
The key activated control channel is rated as a Metallic Channel Termination and
Channel Mileage, if applicable.
The Dial-Up option requires the customer to purchase the Controller Arrangement
from 13.3.4 preceding.
Channel Service Units will only be provided under tariff if they existed in the
Telephone Company's inventory as of November 18, 1983.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 17
4th Revised Page 16
rd
Cancels 3 Revised Page 16
ISSUED: June 15, 2012
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2012
Rates and Charges
17.3
Special Access Service (Cont'd)
17.3.8
High Capacity Service
Regulations concerning High Capacity Service are set forth 7.10
preceding.
Nonrecurring
Monthly
Charge
Rate
Initial Additional
(A) Channel Termination
per Termination
Windstream North Carolina
- DS1 1.544 Mbps
- DS1C 3.152 Mbps
- DS2 6.312 Mbps
- DS3 44.736 Mbps
- DS4 274.176 Mbps
(B)
(T)
$100.75
ICB
ICB
ICB
ICB
$381.10
ICB
ICB
ICB
ICB
$381.10
ICB
ICB
ICB
ICB
Windstream Concord/Windstream Lexcom
- DS1 1.544 Mbps
$271.17
- DS1C 3.152 Mbps
ICB
- DS2 6.312 Mbps
ICB
- DS3 44.736 Mbps
ICB
- DS4 274.176 Mbps
ICB
$381.10
ICB
ICB
ICB
ICB
$381.10
ICB
ICB
ICB
ICB
(N)
(N)
Channel Mileage
Windstream North Carolina
(1) Channel Mileage Facility, per mile
-
1.544 Mbps
3.152 Mbps
6.312 Mbps
44.736 Mbps
274.176 Mbps
(T)
$8.41
ICB
ICB
ICB
ICB
(2) Channel Mileage Term, per Termination
-
1.544 Mbps
3.152 Mbps
6.312 Mbps
44.736 Mbps
274.176 Mbps
$16.36
ICB
ICB
ICB
ICB
Windstream Concord/Windstream Lexcom
(1) Channel Mileage Facility, per mile
-
1.544 Mbps
3.152 Mbps
6.312 Mbps
44.736 Mbps
274.176 Mbps
(N)
$1.29
$31.91
ICB
ICB
ICB
(2) Channel Mileage Term, per Termination
-
1.544 Mbps
3.152 Mbps
6.312 Mbps
44.736 Mbps
274.176 Mbps
$17.77
$178.15
ICB
ICB
ICB
(N)
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 17
Original Page 17
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Rates and Charges
17.3
Special Access Service (Cont'd)
17.3.8
High Capacity Service (Cont'd)
Monthly
Rate
(C)
Optional Features and Functions
(1) Multiplexing, per arrangement
DS4
DS3
DS2
DS1
DS1
to
to
to
to
to
DS1
DS1
DS1
Voice
DS0
DS0 to Subrates:
Up to 20 2.4 kbps services
Up to 10 4.8 kbps services
Up to 5
9.6 kbps services
ICB
ICB
ICB
$360.44
$624.91
$511.06
$263.41
$183.12
(2) Automatic Loop Transfer
Per arrangement*
$440.13
(3) Transfer Arrangement
per 4 port arrangement
$187.03
(4) Network Channel Terminating Equipment,
Per Terminal
(a)
(b)
17.3.9
1.544 Mbps
Automatic Loop Transfer
$96.02
$1013.35
Transfer of Service
(A)
Service Rearrangements
(1)
Special Access Circuits
a. Per Billing Account Number
b. Per Circuit
Nonrecurring
Charge
$140.00
$7.00
17.3.10 Individual Case Basis
*
An additional Channel Termination charge will apply whenever the spare line is
provided as a leg to the customer designated premises.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 17
Original Page 18
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Rates and Charges
17.4
Other Services
17.4.1
Access Ordering
Charge
(A)
Access Order Charge
Per Order
(B)
-
Service Date Change Charge
A service Date Change Charge will
apply, on a per order per occurrence
basis, for each service date changed.
The Access Order Charge as specified in
17.4.1(A) preceding does not apply.
The applicable charge is:
Service Date Change Charge, per order
(C)
$26.21
Design Change Charge
The Design Change Charge will apply on
a per order per occurrence basis, for
each order requiring design change.
The applicable charge is:
Design Change Charge, per order
(D)
$26.21
Miscellaneous Service Order Charge
Per Order
$26.21
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 17
Original Page 19
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Rates and Charges
17.4
Other Services (Cont'd)
17.4.2
Additional Engineering
First Half
Hour or
Fraction
Thereof
(A)
(B)
Each
Additional
half hour or
Fraction
Basic Time per engineer
normally scheduled working hours
$66.00
$39.79
Overtime per engineer
outside of normally scheduled
working hours
$73.41
$47.20
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 17
Original Page 20
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Rates and Charges
17.4
Other Services (Cont'd)
17.4.3
Additional Labor
First Half
Each
Hour or
Additional
Fraction
half hour
Thereof or fraction
(A)
Installation or Repair
-
(B)
-
-
$3.10
Basic time, normally scheduled
working hours, per technician
-
$17.91
Overtime1, outside of normally
scheduled working hours
on a scheduled work day,
per technician
-
$21.01
Premium Time1, outside of
scheduled work day, per
technician
-
$24.12
Basic Time per technician
normally scheduled working
hours
$44.12
$17.91
Overtime1 per technician
outside of normally scheduled
working hours on a scheduled
work day,
$47.22*
$21.01
Premium Time1 per technician
outside of scheduled work day
$50.33
$24.12
Testing and Maintenance with other
Telephone Companies
-
-
-
Note 1:
$29.31*
Stand by
-
(C)
Overtime1,
outside
of
normally scheduled working
hours on a scheduled work
day, per technician
A call out of a Telephone Company employee at a time not consecutive with the
employee's scheduled work period is subject to a minimum charge of four hours.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 17
Original Page 21
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Rates and Charges
17.4
Other Services (Cont'd)
17.4.4
Miscellaneous Services
(A)
Additional
Cooperative
Testing - Switched Access
Acceptance
Testing Rates
-
-
(B)
First Half
hour or
fraction
Thereof
Each
Additional
half hour
or fraction
Thereof
Basic time, normally scheduled
working hours, per technician
$43.75
$17.54
Overtime1, outside of normally
scheduled working hours on a
scheduled work day, per technician
$47.02
$20.81
Premium Time1, outside of
scheduled work day, per
technician
$50.29
$24.08
Automatic Scheduled Testing (AST)-Switched Access
(1) To the first point of switching, per test ordered
per year
Monthly
Rate
(a) 1004 Hz Loss2,3,4 per transmission
path
(b) C-Message Noise2,3,4 per
transmission path
(c) Return Loss (Balance)2,3,4 per
transmission path
(d) Gain-Slope4 per transmission path
(e) C-Notched Noise, per transmission
path
Note 1:
Note 2:
Note 3:
Note 4:
$.06
.06
.06
.06
.06
A call out of a Telephone Company employee at a time not consecutive with the
employee's scheduled work period is subject to a minimum charge of four hours.
The IC may specify a more frequent schedule of tests, 60 days prior to the
start of the IC prescribed schedule.
These three tests represent the minimum offering i.e., an order for testing
must at a minimum, consist of twelve 1004Hz Loss Tests per transmission path,
twelve C-Message Noise Tests per transmission path and one Return Loss
(Balance) Test per transmission path, per year.
The additional tests listed
may be ordered by the IC at additional charges, 60 days prior to the start of
the IC prescribed schedule.
Subject to a one year minimum contract period.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 17
Original Page 22
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Rates and Charges
17.4
Other Services (Cont'd)
17.4.4
Miscellaneous Services (Cont’d)
(C)
Cooperative Scheduled Testing (CST)-Switched Access
(1) To first point of switching, per test ordered, per
year
(a) 1004 Hz Loss,2,3,4 per transmission
path
(b) C-Message Noise,2,3,4 per
transmission path
(c) Return Loss (Balance),2,3,4 per
transmission path
(d) Gain-Slope, per transmission path
(e) C-Notched Noise, per transmission
path
(D)
Monthly
Rate
.34
.25
.55
.34
.25
Nonscheduled Testing (NST)-Switched Access
(1) Cooperative Testing:
First Half
hour or
fraction
Thereof
(a) Basic, regularly scheduled
work hours, per technician
(b) Overtime, outside regularly
scheduled work hours on a
scheduled work day, per
technician
(c) Premium, outside scheduled
work day, per technician1
Note 1:
Note 2:
Note 3:
Note 4:
Each
Additional
half hour
or fraction
Thereof
$43.75
$17.54
47.02
20.81
50.29
24.08
A call out of a Telephone Company employee at a time not consecutive with the
employee's scheduled work period is subject to a minimum charge of four hours.
The IC may specify a more frequent schedule of tests, 60 days prior to the
start of the IC prescribed schedule.
These three tests represent the minimum offering i.e., an order for testing
must at a minimum, consist of twelve 1004Hz Loss Tests per transmission path,
twelve C-Message Noise Tests per transmission path and one Return Loss
(Balance) Test per transmission path, per year.
The additional tests listed
may be ordered by the IC at additional charges, 60 days prior to the start of
the IC prescribed schedule.
Subject to a one year minimum contract period.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 17
Original Page 23
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Rates and Charges
17.4
Other Services (Cont'd)
17.4.4
Miscellaneous Services (Cont'd)
(D) Nonscheduled Testing (NST)-Switched Access (Cont’d)
(2) Manual Testing
First Half
hour or
fraction
Thereof
(a) Basic, regularly scheduled
work hours, per technician
(b) Overtime, outside regularly
scheduled work hours on a
scheduled wok day, per
technician
(c) Premium, outside scheduled
work day, per technician1
Each
Additional
half hour
or fraction
Thereof
43.93
17.72
47.12
20.91
50.31
24.10
(3) Automatic Testing, to first point
of switching, per test performed:
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
1004 Hz Loss
C-Message Noise
Return Loss (Balance)q
Gain-Slope
C-Notched Noise
Rate
$12.44
12.44
12.44
12.44
12.44
(E) Manual Scheduled Testing Switched Access, to first point
of switching
Additional Tests
per transmission path
1004 Hz Loss
C-Message Noise
Return Loss (Balance)
Gain-Slope
C-Notched Noise
Note 1:
Monthly
Rate
.90
.59
1.20
.90
.59
A call out of a Telephone Company employee at a time not consecutive with the
employee's scheduled work period is subject to a minimum charge of four hours.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 17
Original Page 23.1
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Rates and Charges
17.4
Other Services (Cont'd)
17.4.4
Miscellaneous Services (Cont'd)
(F)
Nonscheduled Testing (NST)-Special Access
(1)
Testing Rates, per technician
(a) Basic time (Regularly
scheduled work hours)
(b) Overtime (Outside
regularly scheduled work
hours on a scheduled work
day)
(c) Premium time (Outside
scheduled work day)1
(G)
First Half
hour or
fraction
Thereof
Each
Additional
half hour
or fraction
Thereof
$44.12
17.91
47.22
21.01
50.33
24.12
Additional Cooperative Acceptance
Testing - Special Access
Each Half Hour
or Fraction
Thereof
Testing Periods
Basic Time, Overtime1
and Premium Time1
See the rates
for Additional
Labor as set
forth in 17.4.3(C)
preceding.
Note 1: A call out of a Telephone Company employee at a time not consecutive with the
employee's scheduled work period is subject to a minimum charge of four hours.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 17
2nd Revised Page 24
st
Canceling 1 Revised Page 24
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Rates and Charges
17.4
Other Services (Cont'd)
17.4.4
Miscellaneous Services (Cont'd)
(G)
Telecommunications Service Priority
Per service arranged
(H)
Nonrecurring
Charge
$104.02
Controller Arrangement
Monthly
Rate
Per Arrangement
(I)
-
InterLATA Presubscription
Nonrecurring
Charge
Per Telephone Exchange
Service line or trunk1,2
(J)
$5.00
Provision of Access Service Billing Information
Regulations concerning Access
forth in 13.10 preceding.
(1)
(2)
Services
Billing
are
set
Secondary Bill
Monthly
Rate
Standard Paper(per page)
Magnetic Tape(per tape)
Data Transmission(per transmission)
$0.03
$39.50
$20.25
Additional Copies
Standard Paper(per page)
Magnetic Tape(per tape)
Data Transmission(per transmission)
Nonrecurring
Charge
$0.06
$48.00
$28.00
Note 1: This charge is generally billed to the end user who is the subscriber to the
Telephone Exchange Service.
In those instances where the IC both requests the
presubscription change, and requests the associated charge be billed to it, the
Telephone Company will bill the IC.
In the event an end user is incorrectly
presubscribed due to misassignment on the part of the Telephone Company, no
charge shall apply. In the event an end user is incorrectly presubscribed due to
misassignment on the part of the IC, and the IC is unable to document such an
assignment, the Telephone Company will apply the charge to the IC responsible for
the misassignment of the end user and assign the end user to an IC of the end
user's choice.
Note 2: This charge is billed when the predesignated IC is an intrastate IC. If the IC is
an interstate/intrastate carrier then this rate will not apply.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 17
2nd Revised Page 25
st
Canceling 1 Revised Page 25
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Rates and Charges
17.4
Other Services (Cont'd)
17.4.4
Miscellaneous Services (Cont'd)
(K)
Blocking Service*
Nonrecurring
Charge
Per exchange service line.
or trunk and/or per Feature
Group A Switched Access Line
(L)
-
IntraLATA Presubscription
Nonrecurring
Charge
Per Telephone Exchange
Service line or trunk
(M)
$5.00
Equal Access Cost Recovery
Monthly
Charge
Per Intrastate Switched
Access Minute
(N)
$0.000315
Unauthorized PIC Change Charge
Nonrecurring
Charge
Per Telephone Exchange
Service line or trunk
*
$30.00
Blocking access to 900 Service is offered to all subscribers at no charge.
monthly nor nonrecurring charges apply for an end user to block 900 calls.
No
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 17
Original Page 26
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
Rates and Charges
17.4
Other Services (Cont'd)
17.4.5
Reserved For Future Use
July 3, 2006
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 17
Original Page 27
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Rates and Charges
17.4
Other Services (Cont'd)
17.4.6
Special Facilities Routing of Access Services
(A)
Diversity
For each service provided in accordance with 11.1.1
preceding, the rates and charges will be developed on an
individual case basis.
(Reserved for future use.)
(B)
Avoidance
For each service provided in accordance with 11.1.2
preceding, the rates and charges will be developed on an
individual case basis.
(Reserved for future use.)
(C)
Diversity and Avoidance Combined
For each service provided in accordance with 11.1.1 and
11.1.2 preceding, combined, the rates and charges will be
developed on an individual case basis.
(Reserved for future use.)
(D)
Cable-Only Facilities
For each service provided in accordance with 11.1.4
preceding, the rates and charges will be developed on an
individual case basis.
(Reserved for future use.)
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 17
Original Page 28
June 1, 2006
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Rates and Charges
17.4
Other Services (Cont'd)
17.4.7
Specialized Service or Arrangements
Specialized Service or Arrangements are
individual case basis as set forth following:
(Reserved for future use.)
provided
on
an
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 17
Original Page 29
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Rates and Charges
17.5
Billing and Collection Services
17.5.1
Recording Service
Rates
17.5.2
(1)
Recording, per customer message
(2)
Assembly and Editing
$0.0300
ICB
Message Billing Service
(1)
(2)
Message Processing Service
per message w/rating
Note 1
Message Processing Service
w/o rating
Note 1
(3)
Bill Processing per message
$0.0554
(4)
Inquiry service per message
Note 2
(5)
Message billing service
Per bill rendered
(6)
(6)
$0.28
Bulk-Billed Service,
per bill rendered
.28
End User Account Activity,
-
-
-
Special Order Charge
user account data,
to
receive
end
ICB
End User Account Establishment and
Change, except rate element rate level
changes and rate structure, Charge, per
end
user
account
established
or
changed, per recurring or nonrecurring
rate element established or changed and
end user balance due changed, each
ICB
End User Account Rate Element Rate
Level Change Charge, per rate element
changed, each
ICB
End User Account Rate Element
Structure
Change
Charge,
per
element changed, each
ICB
Rate
rate
Note 1: The Message Processing Service rate is included in the Bill Processing rate set
forth in (3).
Note 2: Charges for Inquiry service are included in Bill Processing.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 17
Original Page 30
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Rates and Charges
17.5
Billing and Collection Services
17.5.2
Message Billing Service (Cont'd)
Rates
(7)
(8)
(9)
(10)
17.5.3
Data transmission from a location
designated by the customer of Message
Billing Service detail or information,
- per record received
ICB
Credit Card Issuance,
- preparation, per end user account
*
Message Billing Service Special
Order Charge,
- per Special Order
$20.00
Retention of Records Under
Accounting Orders,
- per order per month
ICB
Private Line Billing Service
Rates
(1)
End User Account Activity,
Special Order to receive end
account data, per Special Order
-
-
-
*
user
ICB
End User Account Establishment and
Change, except rate element rate level
changes and rate structure changes,
Charge,
per
end
user
account
established
or
changed
and
per
recurring
and
nonrecurring
rate
element established or changed, each
*
End User Account Rage Element Rate
Level Change Charge, per rate element
changed
*
End User Account
Structure Change
element changed
Rate Element
Charge, per
Rate
rate
ICB
Rates for these offerings are included in the Bill Processing Service message-billed
processing and bulk-billed processing rates, as appropriate, set forth in (7)
preceding.
ACCESS SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream North Carolina, Inc.
Section 17
Original Page 31
ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Rates and Charges
17.5
Billing and Collection Services
17.5.3
Private Line Billing Service (Cont’d)
(2)
(3)
Bill rendering charge, per bill rendered
for an end user account
$1.16
Program Development Charge
- Basic, per hour (applicable to work and
charges
performed
within
the
Telephone's
Company's
normal
work
schedule and using the normal work
force)
ICB
-
(4)
(5)
(6)
*
Premium, per hour (applicable to work
performed
outside
the
Telephone
Company's normal work schedule and/or
which requires additions to the work
force)
Inquiry,
- per bill
account
rendered
for
an
end
user
*
Private Line Billing Special
Service Order Charge,
- per Special Order
Retention of Records
Under Accounting Orders,
month
ICB
per
$20.00
order
per
ICB
Rate for this offering is included in the Bill rendering charge rate set forth in (2)
preceding.
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BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Rates and Charges
17.5
Billing and Collection Services
17.5.4
Billing Analysis Service
Rates
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)
*
Detection Service,
- 60 Day Report per office, per report
- Continuous Scan per office, per week
Investigative Service,
- Identification Report, per hour *
- Collection of Evidence, per hour *
- Documentation
Scan
per
line,
per
occurrence
- Preparation
of
Affidavit
and
Prosecutors Summary, per hour *
- Preservation of Evidence, per week
- Assist Law Enforcement, per hour *
- Provision of Expert Witness Analysis,
per hour *
- Provision of Expert Witness Testimony,
per hour *
- Coordination services, per hour *
- Review services, per hour *
Deterrence Service,
- Recovery of devices, per hour
- Contact and Interview of Parties, per
hour
- Service Review, per hour
- Publicity Assistance, per hour
Provision of Billing Analysis Service,
- per Special Order
ICB
ICB
ICB
ICB
ICB
ICB
ICB
ICB
ICB
ICB
ICB
ICB
ICB
ICB
ICB
ICB
ICB
Premium time per hour rates are two times the per hour rates and will, when necessary,
be included in the ICB rates and charges.
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BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Rates and Charges
17.5
Billing and Collection Services
17.5.5
Billing Information Service
Rates *
Service and
Message
Detail
Account
Detail
Equipment
Detail
ICB
ICB
ICB
ICB
ICB
ICB
Detail
on
Tape
(A) CRIS 10 Working Day
Information Service
-
Paper output, per
record process
Magnetic tape, per
record processed
per tape or data file
Fiche output, per
record processed
ICB
ICB
ICB
ICB
Rates
(B)
(C)
DBAS Information Service,
- Paper output,
per record processed
- Magnetic tape,
per record processed
per tape or data file
- Fiche output, per record
processed
CRIS File or DBAS File
interrogation,
- per request received
ICB
ICB
ICB
ICB
ICB
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ISSUED: June 1, 2006
BY:
Vice President
EFFECTIVE:
July 3, 2006
Rates and Charges
17.5
Billing and Collection Services (Cont’d)
17.5.5
Billing Information Service (Cont’d)
Rates
(D)
Program Development charge,
- Basic, per hour (applicable to work
charges apply performed within the
Telephone
Company's
normal
work
schedule and using the normal work
force)
-
(E)
CNA Information Service,
- CNA interrogation,
per request
-
(F)
(G)
(H)
(I)
Premium, per hour(applicable to work
charges apply performed outside the
Telephone
Company's
normal
work
schedule
and/or
which
requires
additions to the work force)
CNA interrogation confirmation,
per request confirmed
Data transmission of Billing Information
Service
details,
charges apply to a
location designated by the customer
- per record transmitted
Marking of Message End User Accounts,
- marking, per end user account
- maintenance of mark, per end user
account per month
$97.00
$105.00
ICB
ICB
ICB
ICB
ICB
Updating of customer data bases or files,
- per record transmitted
ICB
Provision of Bill Information Service,
- per Special Order
ICB
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