Windstream Mississippi, LLC

Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER
SERVICES TARIFF
For Telephone Service
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Original Title Page
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
FOR THE
STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
This tariff contains regulations and rates applicable for the furnishing of Basic Local Exchange Service, Long
Distance Message Telecommunications Service, Mobile Telephone Service, Wide Area Telecommunications
Service and for other general subscriber services, equipment and facilities associated with the above services
offered by Windstream Mississippi, LLC, within this State. This tariff and a Map Supplement containing individual
Exchange Service Area maps are on file with the Mississippi Public Service Commission.
Intrastate communication services are furnished through facilities provided by the Company for the transmission of
intelligence by electrical impulse, principally by means of wire, radio, or a combination thereof.
EXPLANATION OF SYMBOLS
When changes are made in any tariff page, a revised page will be issued, canceling the tariff page affected; such
changes will be identified through the use of the following symbols:
(C)
(D)
(I)
(N)
(R)
(T)
(0)
(M)
to signify changed regulations
to signify discontinued rate, regulation, or text
to signify increase
to signify new rate, regulation or text
to signify reduction
to signify change in text but no change in rate or regulation
to signify material that has been obsoleted
to signify material that has been moved from one page to another
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Table of Contents
Original Page 1
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
2.
GENERAL REGULATIONS
3.
BASIC LOCAL EXCHANGE SERVICE
4.
SERVICE CHARGES
5.
CHARGES APPLICABLE UNDER SPECIAL CONDITIONS
6.
DIRECTORY LISTINGS
7.
COIN TELEPHONE SERVICE
8.
BUNDLED SERVICE OFFERINGS
9.
FOREIGN EXCHANGE SERVICE AND FOREIGN CENTRAL OFFICE SERVICE
l0.
KEY AND PUSHBUTTON TELEPHONE SERVICE
11.
PRIVATE BRANCH EXCHANGE SERVICE
12.
CENTREX SERVICE
13.
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
14.
RESERVED FOR FUTURE FILING
15.
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
16.
DATA SERVICE
l7.
EMERGENCY NUMBER SERVICE
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Table of Contents
Original Page 2
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
TABLE OF CONTENTS
18.
LONG DISTANCE MESSAGE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE
19.
WIDE AREA TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE
20.
PRIVATE LINE SERVICE AND CHANNELS
21.
OPTIONAL CALLING PLANS
22.
INTRASTATE INTEREXCHANGE CARRIER ACCESS SERVICE
23.
AREA CALLING SERVICE
24.
ABBREVIATED DIALING
25.
RURAL ILEC PRICE REGULATION PLAN(N)
100.
OBSOLETE SERVICE OFFERINGS
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 1
Original Page 1
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
DEFINITION OF TERMS
ACCESS LINE
The serving central office equipment and all Company plant facilities up to and including the
Company-provided Standard Network Interface. These facilities are company-provided and maintained and
provide access to and from the telecommunications network for message toll service and for local calling.
ACCESSORIES
Devices which are mechanically attached to or used with the facilities by the Company and which are
independent of and not electrically, acoustically or inductively connected to the communications path of the
telecommunications systems.
BASE RATE
The rate for primary classes of exchange service, which does not include zone charges.
BASE RATE AREA
A specific section of an exchange area within which primary classes of service are available without zone
charges.
BASIC TERMINATION CHARGE
See "Termination Charge".
BUILDING (SAME)
The term "same building" is to be interpreted as a structure under one roof or two or more structures under
separate roofs but connected by passageways in which the wires or cables of the Company can be safely
run, provided the plant facility requirements are not appreciably greater than would be required normally if
all structures were under one roof. In those cases where there are several structures under separate roofs
but connected by passageways and the plant facility requirements for furnishing telephone service are
appreciably greater than would be required normally if all the structures were under one roof, the term
"same building" applies individually to each of the separate structures. Pipes and conduit are not
considered passageways.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 1
Original Page 2
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
DEFINITION OF TERMS
CALLING AREA
See "Local Service Area".
CANCELLATION CHARGE
A charge applicable under certain conditions when application for service and/or facilities is cancelled in
whole or in part prior to the completion of the work involved.
CENTRAL OFFICE
A central office is a local operating unit by means of which intercommunication is provided for subscribers
within a specified area under contracts for exchange service. An essential characteristic of a central office
is switching equipment to which telephone stations are connected by means of circuits known as "Central
Office Lines".
CENTRAL OFFICE LINE
See "Exchange Lines".
CLASS OF SERVICE
A description of telephone service furnished a subscriber in terms such as:
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 1
Original Page 3
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
DEFINITION OF TERMS
CLASS OF SERVICE (continued)
a.
For Exchange Service:
Grade of Line:
Individual line, 2-party line, 4-party line, etc. (see also "Primary Class of
Service")
Type of Rate:
Flat rate
Character of Use: Business or residence
Dialing Method:
Touch calling or rotary
b.
For Long Distance Service:
Type of Call: Station-to-station or person-to-person
c.
For Wide Area Telephone Service:
Type of Rate: Full time or measured time
COIN BOX TELEPHONE
A telephone set equipped with a device for collecting money in payment of telephone messages.
COLLECT CALL
The procedure by which certain messages, upon request, may be reversed (charged to the called station)
upon acceptance of the call at the called station.
COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS
Channels and other facilities which are capable, when not connected to telecommunications services, of
communications between customer-provided terminal equipment or Company stations.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 1
Original Page 4
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
DEFINITION OF TERMS
COMPANY
Wherever used in this tariff, "Company" refers to Windstream Mississippi, LLC, unless the context clearly
indicates otherwise.
CONFORMING ANSWERING DEVICE
A conforming answering device is a customer-provided device which automatically answers incoming calls,
transmits a pre-recorded message or signal, records a voice message if so designed and automatically
disconnects from the line. The device may incorporate a remote interrogation function and must
incorporate an authorized protective connecting module and must bear a valid conformance number. A
conformance number denotes an identifying number assigned to a particular model showing that it is in
conformance with provisions set forth by the Company.
CONNECTING ARRANGEMENT
The equipment provided by the Company to accomplish the direct electrical connection of
customer-provided facilities with the facilities of the Company or of facilities of the Company with other
facilities of the Company.
CONSTRUCTION CHARGE
A separate charge authorized in the tariff for construction of pole lines, circuits, facilities, etc.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 1
Original Page 5
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
DEFINITION OF TERMS
CUSTOMER-OWNED TERMINAL EQUIPMENT (COTE)
Devices or apparatus and their associated wirings, provided by a customer, which do not constitute a
communications system and which, when connected to the communications path of the
telecommunications system, are so connected either electrically, acoustically or inductively.
DATA ACCESS ARRANGEMENT
A protective connecting arrangement for use with the network control signaling unit or, in lieu of the
connecting arrangement, an arrangement to identify a central office line and protective facilities and
procedures to determine compliance with criteria set forth in Section 15 of this tariff.
DIRECT ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
The term "Direct Electrical Connection" denotes a physical connection of the electrical conductors in the
communications path.
DIRECTORY LISTING
The publication in the Company's directory and/or information records of information relative to a
subscriber's telephone number, by which telephone and TWX users are enabled to ascertain the call
number of a desired station.
a.
Caption Listing: The listing of a subscriber's name without address or telephone number followed
by a series of indented listings covering branches or different departments of the business.
b.
Dual-Name Listings: A directory listing consisting of a combination of names and/or initials of two
persons who share the same surname and reside at the same address or of one person known by
two sets of first and/or middle names and/or initials.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 1
Original Page 6
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
DEFINITION OF TERMS
DIRECTORY LISTING (continued)
c.
Foreign Listing: The listing of a subscriber in the alphabetical list of an exchange other than that
for the exchange from which the subscriber is served.
d.
Indented Listing: A directory listing indented under another listing.
e.
Reference Listing: The listing of a generally accepted name of a firm.
DISCONNECTION OF SERVICE
An arrangement made at the request of the subscriber, or initiated by the Company for violation of tariff
regulations by the subscriber, for a permanent interruption of telephone service. Once effected, telephone
equipment will be removed from the subscriber's premises and a "final" bill will be rendered showing monies
owed to the Company the date service was disconnected.
DROP WIRE
Wires used to connect the circuits of open wire, aerial or underground distribution facilities to the point
where connection is made with the inside wiring.
EXCHANGE
A central office or group of central offices, together with the subscriber's stations and lines connected
thereto, forming a local system furnishing means of telephonic intercommunication without toll charges
between subscribers within a specified area, usually a single city, town or village. When an exchange
includes only one central office, it is termed a single office exchange, but when it includes more than one
central office, the exchange is termed a multi-office exchange. All of the central office designations in an
exchange must also be in the same rate center.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 1
Original Page 7
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
DEFINITION OF TERMS
EXCHANGE LINE
Any line (circuit) directly or indirectly connecting an exchange station with a central office. Exchange lines
are subdivided as follows:
a.
Central Office Line: A circuit extending from a central office to the location of an individual line or
party line main station service or a PBX.
b.
Main Line: The circuit portion of a main station; the main station line extends from the main
service location to the central office.
c.
Extension Line: The circuit portion of an extension station; the extension station line extends from
the extension service location to the main service location or a central connecting point of the main
service.
d.
PBX Line: The circuit portion of a PBX station; the PBX station line extends from the PBX station
service location to the PBX switchboard or dial switching equipment.
e.
Tie Line: A circuit connecting PBX and/or Automatic Call Distributor Systems.
EXCHANGE SERVICE AREA
The territory, including the base rate, suburban and rural areas serviced by an exchange, within which local
telephone service is furnished at the exchange rates applicable within that area.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 1
Original Page 8
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
DEFINITION OF TERMS
EXCHANGE SERVICE
The general telephone service rendered in accordance with tariff provisions. Exchange service is a general
term describing as a whole the facilities provided for local intercommunication, together with the right to
originate and receive a specified or an unlimited number of local messages, at charges in accordance with
the provisions of this tariff.
a.
Flat-Rate Service
Flat-Rate Service:
A classification of exchange service for which a stipulated charge is made, regardless of the
amount of use.
b.
Individual and Party Line Service
(l)
Individual Line Service:
A classification of exchange service which provides that only one main station shall be
served by the line connecting such station with the central office or other switching unit.
(2)
Party Line Service:
A classification of exchange service which provides that two or more main stations may
be served by the same central office line. Party line service is further classified by the
grade of line, as follows:
(a)
Two-Party Line Service:
The same central office line serving no more than four main station locations.
(b)
Four-Party Line Service: The same central office line serving no more than four
main station locations.
(c)
Foreign Central Office Service: A classification of exchange service furnished to
a subscriber in a multi-office exchange from a central office other than the one
from which service would normally be furnished.
(d)
Foreign Exchange Service: A classification of exchange service furnished to a
subscriber from an exchange other than the one from which he would normally
be served.
(e)
Touch-Calling Service: A classification of exchange service furnished from
certain specified central offices whereby calls are originated through the use of
pushbuttons in lieu of rotary dials.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 1
Original Page 9
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
DEFINITION OF TERMS
EXTENDED AREA SERVICE
A type of telephone service furnished under tariff provisions whereby subscribers of a given exchange may
complete calls to, and where provided by the tariff, receive messages from one or more exchanges without
the application of long distance message telecommunications charges.
FLAT RATE SERVICE
See "Exchange Service".
FOREIGN CENTRAL OFFICE MILEAGE
See "Mileage and Zone Charges".
FOREIGN CENTRAL OFFICE SERVICE
See "Exchange Service".
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 1
First Revised Page 10
Cancels Original Page 10
ISSUED: June 1, 2012
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: July 1, 2012
DEFINITION OF TERMS
FOREIGN LISTING
See "Directory Listing".
FOREIGN EXCHANGE MILEAGE
See "Mileage and Zone Charges".
FOREIGN EXCHANGE SERVICE
See "Exchange Service".
INDENTED LISTING
See "Directory Listing".
INITIAL SERVICE PERIOD
The minimum period of time for which service, facilities and equipment are provided.
D
D
LINE
See "Exchange Line".
LISTING
See "Directory Listing".
LOCAL CALLING AREA
See "Local Service Area".
LOCAL MESSAGE
See "Message".
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 1
Original Page 11
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
DEFINITION OF TERMS
LOCAL SERVICE
A type of localized calling whereby a subscriber can complete calls from his station to other stations within a
specified area without the payment of long distance charges.
LOCAL SERVICE AREA
The area within which telephone service is furnished subscribers under a specific schedule of exchange
rates and without long distance charges. A local service area may include one or more exchange service
areas.
LONG DISTANCE MESSAGE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE
The furnishing of facilities for subscribers' communications on an individual message basis between rate
centers or, in connection with toll stations within the same rate center.
a.
Station-to-Station Call
A service whereby the person originating the call either dials the telephone number desired or
gives to the Company operator the telephone number of the desired station, Miscellaneous
Common Carrier connecting circuit, PBX, or PBX station which is reached directly rather than
through a PBX attendant, or gives only the name and address under which such number is listed
and does not specify a particular person to be reached, nor a particular mobile station to be
reached through a Miscellaneous Common Carrier attendant, nor a particular station, department
or office to be reached through a PBX attendant.
b.
Person-to-Person Call
A service whereby the person originating the call specifies to the Company operator a particular
person to be reached, a particular mobile station to be reached through a Miscellaneous Common
Carrier attendant, or a particular station, department or office to be reached through a PBX
attendant.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 1
Original Page 12
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
DEFINITION OF TERMS
MESSAGE
A communication between two stations. Messages may be classified as follows:
a.
Local Message: A message between stations within the same local service area.
b.
Long Distance Message: A message between stations in different exchange areas for which a
long distance message charge is made.
MILEAGE AND ZONE CHARGES
A charge applying for the use of part or all of a line furnished by the Company.
a.
Air Line Measurement: The shortest distance between two points.
b.
Zone Charge: A charge applying, in addition to the base rate, for service when a subscriber's main
station or PBX system is outside the base rate area but is located within the exchange area.
c.
Extension Line Mileage: The measurement applying on an extension line, for the use of which a
circuit charge is made in accordance with tariff provisions.
d.
Foreign Central Office Mileage: The measurement applying to a line within the exchange
connecting a subscriber's main station or PBX system with a central office other than that from
which he would normally be served, for the use of which a separate circuit charge is made in
addition to the base rate, plus zone charges if any apply.
e.
Foreign Exchange Mileage: The measurement applying to a line connecting a subscriber's main
station or PBX system with a central office of an exchange other than that from which the
subscriber would normally be served, for the use of which a separate charge is made in addition to
the base rate, plus zone charges if any apply.
f.
Route Measurement: The actual length of a circuit between two points.
g.
Tie Line Mileage: The measurement upon which the rate for tie lines is based in accordance with
tariff provisions.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 1
Original Page 13
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
DEFINITION OF TERMS
MILEAGE AND ZONE CHARGES (continued)
MISCELLANEOUS COMMON CARRIERS
Miscellaneous Common Carriers, as defined in Part 21 of the Federal Communications Commission Rules,
are communications common carriers which are not engaged in the business of providing either a public
landline message telephone service or public message telegraph service.
MOBILE TELEPHONE SERVICE
A communication service through a land radiotelephone base station.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 1
Original Page 14
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
DEFINITION OF TERMS
NETWORK CONTROL SIGNALING
The transmission of signals used in the telecommunications system which perform functions such as
supervision (control, status, and charging signals), address signaling (e.g., dialing), calling and called
number identification, audible tone signals (call progress signals indicating reorder or busy conditions,
alerting, coin denominations, coin collect and coin return tones) to control the operation of switching
machines in the telecommunications system.
NON-PUBLISHED NUMBER SERVICE
A non-published telephone number is one for which no listing appears in the alphabetical section of the
directory or in the "Directory Assistance" records. Calls are completed to such stations only when the
number is given by the calling party.
PARTY LINE SERVICE
See "Exchange Service".
PERSON-TO-PERSON CALL
See "Long Distance Message Telecommunications Service".
PREMISES (SAME)
The term "same premises" (except in connection with inside moves) shall be interpreted to mean: (a) the
building or buildings, together with the surrounding land occupied as, or used in the conduct of one
establishment, business residence, or combination thereof, and not intersected by a public road or by
property occupied by others; (b) the portion of the building occupied by the subscriber, either in the conduct
of his business or residence, or a combination thereof, and not intersected by a public corridor or by space
occupied by others; or, (c) the continuous property operated as a single farm, whether or not intersected by
a public road.
In connection with inside moves, the term "same premises" is to be interpreted to mean the building or
portion of a building occupied as a unit by the subscriber in the conduct of his business or as a residence or
a combination thereof, and not intersected by a public thoroughfare, a corridor or space occupied by others.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 1
Original Page 15
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
DEFINITION OF TERMS
PRIMARY CLASS OF SERVICE
Any of those classes of exchange service which the Company undertakes to furnish at any point within the
base rate area at a rate common to all applicants for the same class. Primary classes of service may be
furnished at points outside a base rate area at base rates plus zone charges.
PRIVATE TELEPHONE NUMBER
See "Non-published Number".
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 1
Original Page 16
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
DEFINITION OF TERMS
RATE CENTER
A designation for central office codes which determines the rating of toll messages. Central office prefixes
in the same rate center will share the same V & H coordinate designations, listed in the A T & T Long Lines
Distance Dialing Reference Guide.
REFERENCE LISTING
See "Directory Listing".
ROUTE MEASUREMENT
See "Mileage and Zone Charges".
SECRETARIAL LINES
Extension station lines or main station lines of patrons of a telephone answering bureau which terminate in
telephone answering facilities on the premises of the bureau so as to permit the bureau attendant to answer
incoming calls on such lines.
SERVICE CONNECTION CHARGE
A non-recurring charge applying to the establishment of basic telephone service for a subscriber and
certain subsequent additions to that service.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 1
Original Page 17
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
DEFINITION OF TERMS
SUBSCRIBER
Any person, firm, partnership, corporation, municipality, cooperative organization or governmental agency
furnished communication service by the Company under the provisions and regulations of its tariff.
SUSPENSION OF SERVICE
An arrangement made at the request of the subscriber, or initiated by the Company for violation of tariff
regulations by the subscriber, for temporarily interrupting service. During the period of suspension, the
Company's equipment remains at the customer's location; the service is rendered inoperable at the central
office frame and billing continues. Facilities are reserved in anticipation that normal service will be resumed
at some future date.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES
The various services offered by the Company as specified in this General Subscriber Services Tariff.
TELEPHONE NUMBER
A designation assigned to a telephone service for convenience in operating.
TERMINATION CHARGE
A charge applying when a subscriber discontinues an item of service or equipment prior to the expiration of
the initial service period designated for such item. The basic termination charge is an amount established
for an individual item of service or equipment from which the termination charge is computed.
TIE LINE
See "Exchange Line".
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 1
Original Page 18
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
DEFINITION OF TERMS
TIE LINE MILEAGE
See "Mileage and Zone Charges".
TOLL MESSAGE (LONG DISTANCE MESSAGE)
See "Message".
TOLL SERVICE
See "Long Distance Message Telecommunications Service".
TOUCH CALLING SERVICE
See "Exchange Service".
USOC
Uniform Service Order Code.
WATS
See "Wide Area Telecommunications Service".
WIDE AREA TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE
The furnishing of facilities for a dial type telephone communication between a wide area service access line
and other exchange and toll station telephones in the area prescribed in the tariff.
ZONE
One of a series of specified areas, beyond the base rate area of an exchange, in which service is furnished
at rates in addition to base rates. See "Mileage and Zone Charges".
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 2
Original Contents Page 1
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
GENERAL REGULATIONS
CONTENTS
PAGE NO.
2.l
APPLICATION
1
2.2
LIMITATIONS AND USE OF SERVICE
1
2.2.1
2.2.2
2.2.3
1
2
2.2.4
2.2.5
2.2.6
2.2.7
2.2.8
2.2.9
2.2.l0
2.2.11
2.3
Use of Subscriber's Service
Establishment of Identity
Customer-Provided Terminal Equipment and
Customer-Provided Communications Systems
Accessories Provided by the Subscriber
Broadcast of Recordings of Telephone
Conversations
Recorded Public Announcements
Limited Communication
Transmitting Messages
Unlawful Use of Service
Cancellation of Service for Cause
Pre-Recorded Calls
2
2
3
3
4
4
4
5
7
ESTABLISHING AND FURNISHING OF SERVICE
7
2.3.1
2.3.2
2.3.3
2.3.4
7
8
8
2.3.5
2.3.6
2.3.7
Availability of Facilities
Party Line Service
Application for Service
Application of Rates for Business and
Residence Service
Transfer of Service Between Subscribers
Initial Service Periods
Floor Space, Electric Power, and Operating
at the Subscriber's Premise
9
12
14
15
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 2
Original Contents Page 2
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
GENERAL REGULATIONS
CONTENTS
PAGE NO.
2.3.8
2.3.9
2.3.10
2.3.11
2.3.12
2.3.13
2.3.14
2.3.15
2.3.16
2.4
2.5
15
16
16
16
17
17
18
19
19
PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS AND CREDIT ALLOWANCES
20
2.4.1
2.4.2
2.4.3
2.4.4
2.4.5
2.4.6
20
20
21
22
23
24
Advance Payments
Deposits
Billing
Payment for Service
Allowance for Interruptions
Installment Payments
LIABILITY OF THE COMPANY
24
2.5.1
2.5.2
24
2.5.3
2.5.4
2.6
Provision and Ownership of Directories
Provision of Ownership of Telephone Numbers
Maintenance and Repairs
Company Facilities at Hazardous or
Inaccessible Locations
Work Performed Outside Regular Working Hours
Vacation Rate Service
Termination of Service
Special Arrangements
Residence Service for Company Employees
Service Irregularities
Use of Facilities of Other Connecting
Carriers
Indemnifying Agreement
Defacement of Premises
25
25
25
SPECIAL PROMOTIONS
26
2.6.1
26
Regulations
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 2
Original Page 1
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
GENERAL REGULATIONS
2.l
APPLICATION
The regulations specified herein are applicable to all communications services offered in this tariff by
Windstream Mississippi, LLC, hereinafter referred to as the Company. Additional regulations, where
applicable, pertaining to specific service offerings accompany such offerings in various sections of this tariff.
2.2
LIMITATIONS AND USE OF SERVICE
2.2.l
Use of Subscriber's Service
a.
Facilities are furnished for the use of the subscriber, employees, agents or
representatives of the subscriber, or members of the subscriber's domestic
establishment, except as the use of the service may be extended, in addition to other
service which may be separately ordered, to patrons of hotels or of hospitals subscribing
to flat rate service, members of clubs, students living in quarters furnished by schools,
colleges or universities, to persons temporarily subleasing a subscriber's residential
premises.
b.
Except as otherwise provided in this tariff, service furnished by the Company is intended
only for communications in which the subscriber has a direct interest and shall not be
used for any purpose for which a payment or other compensation shall be received by
him from any other person, firm or corporation for such use, or in the collection,
transmission or delivery of any communication for others. This prohibition shall not apply
to a subscriber who is engaged as a public telegram message service.
c.
No subscriber may use any service listed in any part of this General Subscriber Services
Tariff, including but not limited to such call management features as the various call
forwarding features, conferencing and bridging capabilities, for the purpose of allowing
the subscriber or any other telephone user to avoid usage, message or toll charges,
whether flat rated or usage based, that would otherwise be applicable.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 2
Original Page 2
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
GENERAL REGULATIONS
2.2
LIMITATIONS AND USE OF SERVICE (continued)
2.2.1
Use of Subscriber's Service (continued)
d.
2.2.2
2.2.3
Establishment of Identity
a.
The calling party shall establish his identity in the course of any communication as often
as may be necessary.
b.
The calling party shall be solely responsible for establishing the identity of the person or
station with whom connection is made at the called location.
Customer-Provided Terminal Equipment and Customer-Provided Communications Systems
a.
2.2.4
In view of the fact that the subscriber has exclusive control of his communications over the
facilities furnished him by the Company, and of the other uses for which facilities may be
furnished him by the Company, and because of the unavoidableness of errors incident to
the services and to the use of such facilities of the Company, the service and facilities
furnished by the Company are subject to the terms, conditions and limitations herein
specified.
Customer-provided terminal equipment may be used and customer-provided
communications systems may be connected with the facilities furnished by the Company
for telecommunications services as provided in Section 15 of this tariff.
Accessories Provided by the Subscriber
a.
Accessories which aid a subscriber's convenience in his use of the facilities of the
Company, in the service for which they are furnished under this tariff, are permissible
provided any such accessory so used would not endanger
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 2
Original Page 3
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
GENERAL REGULATIONS
2.2
LIMITATIONS AND USE OF SERVICE (continued)
2.2.4
Accessories Provided by the Subscriber (continued)
a.
(continued)
the safety of Company employees or the public; damage, require change in or alteration
of, or involve direct electrical connection to the equipment or other facilities of the
Company; or interfere with the proper functioning of such equipment or facilities; impair
the operation of the telecommunications system or otherwise injure the public in its use of
the Company's services.
2.2.5
Broadcast of Recordings of Telephone Conversations
The broadcasting of a recording of a telephone conversation during the period of recording is
permissible provided that, in the interest of protecting the privacy of telephone service, the
recording is made in accordance with the regulations governing connection with
subscriber-provided voice recording equipment as specified in this tariff.
2.2.6
Recorded Public Announcements
Use of Company facilities or service in connection with automatic announcement service,
automatic answering and recording service, recorder coupler service or miscellaneous devices for
recorded public announcements are subject to the following conditions:
(l)
For purposes of identification, subscribers to telephone service who transmit recorded
public announcements over facilities provided by the Company must include in the
recorded message the name of the organization or individual responsible for the service.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 2
Original Page 4
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
GENERAL REGULATIONS
2.2
LIMITATIONS AND USE OF SERVICE (continued)
2.2.6
2.2.7
Recorded Public Announcements (continued)
(2)
Subscribers transmitting factual public announcements such as time, stock market
quotations, airline schedules, and similar information are excluded from the preceding
condition.
(3)
Non-published telephone numbers will not be furnished for use with recorded public
announcements.
Limited Communication
The Company reserves the right to limit the length of communication when necessary because of
a shortage of facilities caused by emergency conditions.
2.2.8
Transmitting Messages
The Company will not transmit messages, but offers the use of its facilities when available, and will
not be liable for errors in transmission or for failure to establish connections.
2.2.9
Unlawful Use of Service
The service is furnished subject to the condition that it will not be used for any unlawful purpose.
Service will be discontinued if any law enforcement agency, acting within its apparent jurisdiction,
advises in writing that such service is being used in violation of the law. The Company will refuse
to furnish service when it has reasonable grounds to believe that such service will be used in
violation of the law.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 2
Original Page 5
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
GENERAL REGULATIONS
2.2
LIMITATIONS AND USE OF SERVICE (continued)
2.2.10
Cancellation of Service for Cause
a.
The Company may either suspend service or terminate the subscriber's service without
suspension or, following a suspension of service, disconnect the service and remove any
of its equipment from the subscriber's premises upon:
(1)
Abandonment of the service.
(2)
Failure of a subscriber to make a suitable deposit as required by this tariff.
(3)
Impersonation of another with fraudulent intent.
(4)
Listening in on party line conversations.
(5)
Non-payment of any sum due for exchange, long distance, or other services.
(6)
Use of service in such a way as to impair or interfere with the service of other
subscribers; such improper use includes, but is not limited to, the use of
telephone service by a subscriber or with his permission in connection with a
plan of contrivance to secure a large volume of telephone calls to be directed to
the such subscriber at or about the same time which may result in preventing,
obstructing, or delaying the telephone service of others.
(7)
Unauthorized use of any service listed in any part of this General Subscriber
Services Tariff, including but not limited to such call management features as the
various call forwarding features, conferencing and bridging capabilities, for the
purpose of allowing the subscriber or any other telephone user to avoid usage,
message or toll charges, whether flat rated or usage based, that would otherwise
be applicable.
(8)
Abuse or fraudulent use of service; such abuse or fraudulent use includes:
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 2
Original Page 6
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
GENERAL REGULATIONS
2.2
LIMITATIONS AND USE OF SERVICE (continued)
2.2.10
Cancellation of Service for Cause (continued)
a.
(7)
(8)
b.
(continued)
(a)
The use of service or facilities of the Company to transmit a message
or to locate a person or otherwise to give or obtain information, without
payment of the charge applicable for the service.
(b)
The obtaining, or attempting to obtain, or assisting another to obtain or
attempt to obtain, long distance message telecommunications service
by rearranging, tampering with, or making connection with any facilities
of the Company, or by any trick, scheme, false representation, or false
credit device, or by or through any other fraudulent means or device
whatsoever, with intent to avoid the payment, in whole or in part, of the
regular charge for such service.
(c)
The use of service or facilities of the Company for a call or calls
anonymous or otherwise, if in a manner reasonably to be expected to
frighten, abuse, torment or harass another.
(d)
The use of profane or obscene language.
(e)
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.
Any other violation of the Company's regulations.
The Company reserves the right to cancel any contract for service with and to discontinue
service to any person who uses or permits the use of obscene, profane or grossly abusive
language over or by means of the Company's facilities, and who after reasonable notice,
fails, neglects or refuses to cease and refrain from such practice or to prevent the same,
and to remove its property from the premises of such a person
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 2
Original Page 7
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
GENERAL REGULATIONS
2.2
LIMITATIONS AND USE OF SERVICE (continued)
2.2.11
Pre-Recorded Calls
Calls which are generally pre-recorded and placed by automatic dialing equipment to a series of
telephone numbers are called "junk calls". The terms of this tariff shall expressly prohibit the use
of automatic dialing, recording, and other automatic telephone equipment for purposes of placing
unsolicited calls commonly referred to as "junk calls".
2.3
ESTABLISHING AND FURNISHING OF SERVICE
2.3.1
Availability of Facilities
a.
The Company's obligation to furnish service is dependent upon its ability to secure and
retain, without unreasonable expense, suitable facilities and rights for the provision of
such service.
b.
The rates and charges quoted in this tariff provide for the furnishing of service and
facilities where suitable facilities are available or when the construction of the necessary
facilities does not involve excessive cost.
c.
When excessive costs are involved for the construction of facilities, charges for such
construction will be determined in accordance with the regulations as set forth in Section
5, except as otherwise specified.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 2
Original Page 8
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
GENERAL REGULATIONS
2.3
ESTABLISHING AND FURNISHING OF SERVICE (continued)
2.3.2
2.3.3
Party Line Service
a.
When party line service is furnished to a subscriber, the Company may, in consideration
of the rate at which service is furnished, establish and furnish service to one other
subscriber in the case of the two-party line service, and other subscribers in the case of
four-party line service. The Company reserves the right to cancel any party line service
upon 30-days written notice whenever, in the judgment of the Company the use of the
subscriber is such, from large use or other cause, as to interfere with the reasonable use
of others connected with the same line.
b.
Connection of COTE to a party line must be made within the limitation of that party line
service.
Application for Service
a.
Any applicant for service may be required to sign an application form requesting the
Company to furnish the service in accordance with rates, charges, rules and regulations
from time to time in force and effect.
b.
The Company reserves the right to refuse service to any applicant who is found to be
indebted to the Company for service previously furnished until satisfactory arrangements
have been made for the payment of all such indebtedness. The Company may also
refuse to furnish service to any applicant desiring to establish service for former
subscribers of the Company who are indebted for previous service, regardless of the
listing requested for such service, until satisfactory arrangements have been made for the
payment of such indebtedness.
c.
If telephone service is established and it is subsequently determined that either condition
in b. above exists, the Company may disconnect or suspend such service until
satisfactory arrangements have been made for the payment of the prior indebtedness.
d.
When an application for service and facilities or requests for additions, rearrangements,
relocations or modifications of service and equipment are cancelled in whole or in part
prior to the completion of the work involved, the applicant is required to reimburse the
Company for all expense incurred in handling the request before notice of cancellation is
received. Such charge, however, is not to exceed all charges which would apply if the
work involved in complying with the request had been completed.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 2
First Revised Page 9
Cancels Original Page 9
ISSUED: September 18, 2009
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: October 18, 2009
GENERAL REGULATIONS
2.3
ESTABLISHING AND FURNISHING OF SERVICE (continued)
2.3.3
Application for Service (continued)
e.
When a subscriber requests a change in location of all or a part of the facilities covered
by his application for service or requests for additions, rearrangements, or modifications
of his existing service and equipment prior to completion of the work involved, he is
required to pay the difference between the total cost and expense incurred by the
Company in completing the work involved and that which would have been incurred had
the final location of the facilities been specified initially.
f.
Under certain circumstances, funds provided under the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009 ("ARRA") may be subject to certain restrictions, requirements
and reporting obligations. The Company may be subject to some of these restrictions,
requirements and reporting obligations when services and service components are
purchased with ARRA funds. In order to comply with the restrictions, requirements and
reporting obligations associated with the use of ARRA funds (if any), the Company must
be apprised of them before provisioning the services or service components.
Accordingly, the services and service components provided under this tariff shall not be
used to support the performance of any portion of a project or program which has been
funded in whole or in part with grants, loans or payments made pursuant to the ARRA,
without the prior written agreement of the Company and Customer regarding any
specifically applicable terms, conditions and requirements. Customer shall provide the
Company with prior written notice before placing any order that may be funded in whole or
in part with ARRA funds. If Customer fails to provide such prior written notice of ARRA
funding; or if the parties cannot agree on the terms and conditions (if any) applicable to
an ARRA funded order; or if any terms, conditions or requirements (other than those to
which the Company specifically agrees in such separate writing) are found to be
applicable, then the Company may, in its sole discretion, reject such order or immediately
terminate the provision of any affected service or service component without further
liability or obligation.
(N)
2.3.4
Application of Rates for Business and Residence Service
a.
The determination as to whether customer service should be classified as business or
residence is based mainly on the character of use to be made of the service. Although, in
general, business rates apply at business locations and residence rates apply at residence
locations, residence service will not be furnished at business locations except as provided in
C(5) following.
b.
In general, business rates apply whenever the use of the service is primarily or substantially
of a business, professional, institutional or otherwise occupational nature, where the service
is located on a premises whose main use is nonresidential. Examples of locations at which
business rates apply are:
(1)
At offices, stores, factories, mines, and all other places of a strictly business nature.
(2)
At houses or apartments where rooms are rented or boarders are taken or both,
and in halls and offices of hotels and apartment houses. However, when it is clearly
evident that the service located in the customer's house or in an owner's, manager's
or occupant's private rooms or apartment is to be used primarily for the
domestic purposes of the customer, then residence rates apply.
(N)
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 2
Original Page 10
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
GENERAL REGULATIONS
2.3
ESTABLISHING AND FURNISHING OF SERVICE (continued)
2.3.4
Application of Rates for Business and Residence Service (Continued)
(3)
At quarters occupied by clubs and fraternal societies, public, private, or
parochial schools, hospitals, libraries and other institutions, and in churches.
However, at locations, such as fraternity houses where members of the
organization lodge, or lodge and board within the building, residence rates
apply.
(4)
At tool houses or construction offices of contractors engaged in the
reconditioning or remodeling of any structure whether the structure is to be used for
business or residence purposes upon completion of the work.
(5)
At residence locations in the same building as the customer's business
establishment or at residence locations adjacent to the subscriber's place of
business when it is not evident that the telephone located in the residence is to be
employed primarily for residence use.
(6)
At all other locations where the subscriber's primary use of the service is for
business purposes.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 2
Original Page 11
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
GENERAL REGULATIONS
2.3
ESTABLISHING AND FURNISHING OF SERVICE (continued)
2.3.4
Application of Rates for Business and Residence Service (Continued)
c.
In general, residence rates apply when the use of the service is of a domestic nature or is
located on a premises whose main use is residential and provided that service is not used
substantially for business purposes. Examples of locations of which residence rates
apply are:
(1)
At private residences.
(2)
At private apartments in hotels, boarding houses, college dormitories, and hospitals
when separate main station service is provided in such apartments and where the use
of the service is confined to the domestic use of the customer.
(3)
At the place of residence of a clergyman, physician, nurse, dentist, veterinary
surgeon or other medical practitioner or Christian Science practitioner. Abbreviated
titles such as "Dr.", "Rev.", "Judge", "Professor", are not considered business
designations.
(4)
In a private stable or garage when it is strictly a part of the customer's domestic
establishment. Also, residence extensions are permitted in barns if the use of the
service for any business purpose is only incidental. Separate exchange service or
extension station service furnished at commercial farm locations for business use
are classified as and charged for as business service.
(5)
Residential secretarial lines may be terminated in telephone answering facilities at
telephone answering bureaus.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 2
Original Page 12
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
GENERAL REGULATIONS
2.3
ESTABLISHING AND FURNISHING OF SERVICE (continued)
2.3.4.
Application of Rates for Business and Residence Service (Continued)
d.
Changes from business service to residence service are made only in the event of a change
in the customer's arrangements which would entitle him to a residence classification of his
service, as specified in c. above.
A change of service classification from business to residence requires a number change.
e.
Changes from Business service to residence service are made only in the event of a
change in the customer’s arrangements which would entitle him to a residence
classification of his service, as specified above.
When it is determined that a customer with residence service is using that service in such
manner that it should be classified and charged for as business service under the provisions
of b. above, the Company may disconnect the customer's service in the event he refuses to
permit his service to be classified as business service and to pay the business rate.
2.3.5
Transfer of Service Between Subscribers
a.
Service previously furnished one subscriber may be assumed by a new subscriber upon
due notice of cancellation or in the case of abandonment, provided there is no lapse in
the rendition of service. Such transfers are subject to Service Connection Charge
regulations and may be arranged for in either of two ways:
(1)
If the new subscriber, fully understanding the regulations governing the service
and the status of the account, willingly assumes all obligations thereunder, future
bills are then rendered to him without an adjustment to or from any particular
date, with the company arranging for the requested change in billing and directory
listing.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 2
Original Page 13
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
GENERAL REGULATIONS
2.3
ESTABLISHING AND FURNISHING OF SERVICE (continued)
2.3.5
Transfer of Service Between Subscribers (continued)
a.
(continued)
Service Connection Charge regulations and may be arranged for in either of two ways:
(l)
If the new subscriber, fully understanding the regulations governing the service
and the status of the account, willingly assumes all obligations thereunder, future
bills are then rendered to him without an adjustment to or from any particular
date, with the Company arranging for the requested change in billing and
directory listing.
(2)
If the new subscriber does not wish to assume payment of the old account, a
new service application is taken and an adjustment in billing is made to and from
the date the transfer is effective.
b.
Under either method of transfer, the reassignment of the old telephone number to the
service of the new party is arranged for only after the former subscriber has given his
consent to its use, and then only when, in the judgment of the Company, there exists no
relationship, business or otherwise, between the old and new subscribers, and when, in
the judgment of the Company, a change in the telephone number is not required.
c.
When a relationship does exist, business or otherwise, between the old and new
subscribers, the reassignment of the old telephone number will not be permitted unless all
charges due under the current account have been paid, and then only when, in the
judgment of the Company, a change in the telephone number is not required.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 2
Original Page 14
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
GENERAL REGULATIONS
2.3
ESTABLISHING AND FURNISHING OF SERVICE (continued)
2.3.6
Initial Service Periods
a.
Unless otherwise specified, the initial service period for all services offered in this tariff is
one month commencing with the date of installation of the service.
b.
The initial service period for directory listings, where the listing actually appears in the
directory, is the directory period or a minimum of one year. The initial service period for
directory listings which do not appear in the directory is one month. If notification to
discontinue a listing is received after the directory close, it will be treated as a listing
appearing in the book.
c.
For all services furnished with initial service periods exceeding one month, the applicable
initial service period is the number of months indicated in brackets following the basic
termination charge listed in that section of this tariff containing the service offered.
d.
The initial service period relates to each applicable unit of service, either on the initial or
subsequent installations. The last unit of a group of like units installed will be considered
to be the first removed.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 2
Original Page 15
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
GENERAL REGULATIONS
2.3
ESTABLISHING AND FURNISHING OF SERVICE (continued)
2.3.7
2.3.8
Floor Space, Electric Power, and Operating at the Subscriber's Premise
a.
The subscriber is responsible for the provision and maintenance, at his expense, of all
suitable space and floor arrangements, including but not limited to adequate lighting and
temperature control required on his premise for communication facilities provided by the
Company in connection with services furnished to the subscriber by the Company. Any
power outlets and commercial power required for the operation of such facilities shall be
provided by, and at the expense of, the subscriber.
b.
All operating required for the use of communications facilities provided by the Company
at the subscriber's premise will be performed at the expense of the subscriber and must
conform with the operating practices and procedures of the Company to maintain a
proper standard of service.
Provision and Ownership of Directories
a.
The Company will furnish to its subscribers, without charge, those directories which it
deems necessary for the efficient use of the service. Other directories will be furnished at
a reasonable charge.
b.
Telephone directories remain the property of the Company and must be surrendered
upon request. Current directories shall not be mutilated or destroyed, and no binder,
holder, or auxiliary cover shall be used which would interfere with the use of the directory,
including information found on the covers and inside covers.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 2
Original Page 16
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
GENERAL REGULATIONS
2.3
ESTABLISHING AND FURNISHING OF SERVICE (continued)
2.3.9
Provision of Ownership of Telephone Numbers
Telephone numbers are the property of the Company and are assigned to the service furnished
the subscriber. The subscriber has no property right to the telephone number or any other call
number designation associated with services furnished by the Company and no right to the
continuance of the service through any particular central office. The Company reserves the right
to change such numbers, or the central office designation associated with such numbers, or both,
assigned to the subscriber, whenever the Company deems it necessary to do so in the conduct of
its business.
2.3.l0
Maintenance and Repairs
All ordinary expense of maintenance and repairs, unless otherwise specified in this tariff, is borne
by the Company. In case of damage, loss, theft, or destruction of any of the Company's property
due to the negligence or willful act of the subscriber or other persons authorized to use the service
and not due to ordinary wear and tear or caused beyond the control of the subscriber, the
subscriber shall be required to pay the expense incurred by the Company in connection with
replacement of the property damaged, lost, stolen, or destroyed, or the expense incurred in
restoring it to its original condition.
2.3.11
Company Facilities at Hazardous or Inaccessible Locations
Where service is to be established at a location that would involve undue hazards, or where
accessibility is impractical to employees of the Company, the subscriber may be required to install
and maintain the Company's equipment and facilities in a manner satisfactory to the Company,
any renumeration to be based on the conditions involved.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 2
Original Page 17
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
GENERAL REGULATIONS
2.3
ESTABLISHING AND FURNISHING OF SERVICE (continued)
2.3.12
Work Performed Outside Regular Working Hours
The rates and charges specified in this tariff contemplate that all work in connection with furnishing
or rearranging service be performed during regular working hours. Whenever a subscriber
requests that work necessarily required in the furnishing or rearranging of his service be performed
outside the Company's regular working hours, or that work once begun be interrupted so that the
Company incurs costs that would not otherwise have been incurred, the subscriber may be
required to pay, in addition to the other rates and charges specified in this tariff, the amount of
additional cost incurred by the Company as a result of the subscriber's special requirements.
2.3.13
Vacation Rate Service
a.
General
(l)
Upon request, a subscriber to business or residence service may arrange for the
temporary suspension of such service for a period of no less than one (1) month,
nor more than twelve (12) months in duration. Suspension of service is available
on a subscriber's complete service or on such portion thereof as can be
suspended.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 2
Original Page 18
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
GENERAL REGULATIONS
2.3
ESTABLISHING AND FURNISHING OF SERVICE (continued)
2.3.13
Vacation Rate Service (continued)
a.
b.
2.3.14
General (Cont’d)
(2)
No outward or inward service is provided during the period of suspension.
Calling card or third number long distance charges may not be charged to a
number that is on temporary suspension or vacation rates.
(3)
The charge for the total suspension period may be collected in advance.
(4)
More than one suspension may be permitted during any calendar year, provided
at least one month’s full service charges are paid between each period of
suspension.
Application of Charges
(l)
The charge for service during the period of suspension is 50% of the rate
regularly charged.
(2)
Service charges will not be applied for the suspension or restoration or service.
Termination of Service
a.
Termination of Service by the Company
(l)
Violation of any of the regulations contained in this tariff on the part of the
subscriber may be regarded as sufficient cause for termination of the
subscriber's service.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 2
Original Page 19
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
GENERAL REGULATIONS
2.3
ESTABLISHING AND FURNISHING OF SERVICE (continued)
2.3.14
Termination of Service (continued)
a.
b.
Termination of Service by the Company (continued)
(2)
When the service is terminated on the initiative of the Company because of
violation of its regulations by the subscriber, the regulations stipulated below for
termination of service at the subscriber's request apply.
(3)
The Company may refuse to furnish or continue to furnish service hereunder, if
such service would be used for a purpose other than that for which it is provided
or when its use interferes with or impairs, or would interfere with or impair, any
other service rendered to the public by the Company.
Termination of Service at Subscriber's Request
Service may be terminated at any time upon reasonable notice from the subscriber to the
Company. Upon such termination, the subscriber shall be responsible for the payment of
all charges due. This includes all charges due for the period service has been rendered,
plus any unexpired portion of an initial service period or applicable termination charges,
or both.
2.3.15
Special Arrangements
Arrangements may be developed by the Company and, at the Company's discretion, offered on a
case-by-case basis taking into account special customer considerations including, but not limited
to, volume or term commitments, bundled services, in response to a competitive offering or for a
service not generally offered under this tariff. ICB rates and terms will be offered to the Customer
in writing and a contract entered into between the Company and the Customer.
2.3.16
Residence Service for Company Employees
a.
Employees of this Company who have completed six months or more of net credited
service are furnished local telephone service under the Employee classification of
service.
In cases where the continuity of service of a new employee may reasonably be expected
to exceed a term of one year or if for any reason it is desirable to allow this classification
at an earlier date, it may be done upon approval of the proper official of the Company.
b.
Service provided in accordance with paragraph a. above will be furnished only at one
location and only when the telephone is located in the employee's residence. Such
employee's service will not be furnished at locations where the station is not restricted to
the use of the employee and members of his immediate family or other employees
residing in the same household.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 2
Original Page 20
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
GENERAL REGULATIONS
2.4
PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS AND CREDIT ALLOWANCES
2.4.l
Advance Payments
An applicant for service or facilities may be required to pay in advance of installation an amount
not to exceed applicable service connection, installation, or other non-recurring charges plus
charges for one month of service. Where construction charges are applicable, the payment
thereof may be required before construction begins.
2.4.2
Deposits
a.
The Company may require from any customer or prospective customer a cash deposit to
guarantee the payment of bills. The deposit shall not exceed an amount equivalent to
one estimated maximum bill, including one-time and toll charges, when the payment is
due in advance of service. The Company may require the subscriber to increase the
amount of the deposit, if the charges billed to the subscriber are found to warrant such an
increase.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 2
Original Page 21
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
GENERAL REGULATIONS
2.4
PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS AND CREDIT ALLOWANCES (continued)
2.4.2
Deposits (continued)
Interest from Deposit
b.
Customer deposits held for one year or more after July l, l974, shall earn simple interest
at the rate of 6% per annum from the date of such deposit until the customer's service is
either discontinued or the deposit is refunded, at which time there shall be credited to the
customer's final bill the amount of such deposit and all interest earned thereon, and the
excess, if any, shall be paid to the customer in cash. Deposits held for less than a full
year shall earn no interest. Interest earned prior to January l, l970, shall be computed at
4% per annum; interest earned after January l, l970, to July l, l974, shall be computed at
6% per annum.
Deposit Refund
c.
2.4.3
The fact that a deposit has been made shall in no way affect the enforcement of advance
payment, collection, and denial procedures.
Billing Procedure
a.
Local service, equipment and facilities are billed for in advance. All bills for local service,
equipment and facilities, toll, and miscellaneous facilities are due and payable upon
receipt.
b.
When warranted, special toll bills may be rendered. The amounts billed are due and
payable on demand.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 2
Original Page 22
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
GENERAL REGULATIONS
2.4
PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS AND CREDIT ALLOWANCES (continued)
2.4.3
2.4.4
Billing Procedures (continued)
c.
If bills are not paid within l0 days, the account may be subject to disconnection.
d.
In no case shall service be actually discontinued until after five-days written notice has
been given to the customer. However, in the event of fraudulent, careless, negligent, or
unlawful use of the service or the presence of a hazardous condition, the service may be
disconnected without advance notice.
Payment for Service
a.
All charges due from the subscriber are payable at the Company's business office or at
any agency duly authorized to receive such payments. If objection is not received by the
Company within thirty days after the bill is rendered, the account shall be deemed correct
and binding upon the subscriber.
b.
The subscriber shall pay monthly in advance or on demand all charges for service and
equipment and shall pay on demand all charges for long distance service. The
subscriber is responsible for payment of all charges for services furnished to him,
including charges for services originated or charges accepted at the subscriber's station.
Local Service Proration
c.
Should service be suspended for non-payment of charges, it will be restored only as
provided under "Restoration Charges" in Section 4 of this tariff.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 2
Second Revised Page 23
Cancels First Revised Page 23
ISSUED: January 25, 2013
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: February 24, 2013
GENERAL REGULATIONS
2.4
PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS AND CREDIT ALLOWANCES (continued)
2.4.4
Payment for Service (continued)
d.
When service has been disconnected for non-payment, the service agreement is
considered to have been terminated. Re-establishment of service may be made only
upon the execution of a new service agreement which is subject to the provisions of this
tariff.
e.
At its discretion, the Company may restore or re-establish service which has been
suspended or disconnected for non-payment of charges, prior to payment of all charges
due. Such restoration or re-establishment shall not be construed as a waiver of any
rights to suspend or disconnect service for non-payment of any such or other charges
due and unpaid or for the violation of the provisions of this tariff; nor shall the failure to
suspend or disconnect service for non-payment of any past due account or accounts
operate as a waiver or estoppel to suspend or disconnect service for non-payment of
such account or of any other past due account.
f.
When a check or draft tendered for payment of a customer's account is subsequently
returned by the institution on which it is written due to failure of the issuing institution to
honor the check or draft for a good and sufficient reason, a fee will be charged to the
customer for each such returned check or draft tendered as payment on a customer's
account.
Returned Check Charge
g.
2.4.5.
Rate
$10.40
A late payment charge of two thirds of a percent (.67%) will be applied to each customer's
bill when any undisputed portion of a previous month's bill has not been paid in full prior
to the due date of the bill. The .67% charge is applied to the total unpaid amount carried
forward and is included in the total amount due on the current bill. When
customers receive a late payment charge, in addition to the percentage charge, the
customer will also receive an additional late payment flat fee of $.25.
Allowance for Interruptions
When the use of service or facilities furnished by the Company is interrupted due to any cause other than the
negligence or willful act of the subscriber or the failure of the facilities provided by the subscriber, a pro rata
adjustment of the fixed monthly charges involved will be allowed, upon the request of the subscriber, for the
service and facilities rendered useless and inoperative by reason of the interruption during the time said
interruption continues in excess of twenty-four hours from the time it is reported to or detected by the
Company, except as otherwise specified in this tariff. For the purposes of administering this regulation,
every month is considered to have thirty days.
(C)
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 2
Original Page 24
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
GENERAL REGULATIONS
2.4
PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS AND CREDIT ALLOWANCES (continued)
2.4.6
Installment Payments
Service may be established in advance of payment of connection charges. At the customer’s
option, installation service and connection charges and deposits may be paid in up to four monthly
installments meeting or exceeding the minimum monthly payment shown below. If installment
billing is requested on additional installation and service charges while a balance is due, the
additional amounts will be treated as a separate installment billing arrangement.
Installment Billing Service Fees
An installment billing service fee is applicable to installment billing arrangements established for
regulated services purchased from this tariff by residential and business customers.
(A)
(B)
(C)
The fee applies for each installment arrangement billed.
Multiple installment billing service fees may be billed if the customer has multiple
installment billing arrangements in effect.
The fee will not apply to Lifeline/Link-Up customers.
Rates and Charges
(A) Per month minimum installment payments
Residence
Business
$5.00
$5.00
(B) Installment Billing Service Fee
Residence
Business
2.5
Monthly Rate
$2.00
$2.00
LIABILITY OF THE COMPANY
2.5.l
Service Irregularities
a.
The liability of the Company for damages arising out of mistakes, omissions,
interruptions, delays, errors, or defects in the transmission, or failure or defects in the
service and/or facilities furnished by the Company, occurring in the course of furnishing
service or other facilities and not caused by the negligence of the subscriber, or of the
Company in failing to maintain proper standards of maintenance and operation and to
exercise reasonable supervision, shall in no event exceed an amount equivalent to the
proportionate charge to the subscriber for the period of service during which such
mistake, omission, interruption, delay, error, or defect in transmission or defect or failure
in service or facilities occurs.
b.
The liability for service irregularities caused by customer-provided equipment shall rest at
all times with the customer.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 2
Original Page 25
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
GENERAL REGULATIONS
2.5
LIABILITY OF THE COMPANY (continued)
2.5.2
Use of Facilities of Other Connecting Carriers
When suitable arrangements can be made, facilities of other connecting carriers may be used in
conjunction with the Company's facilities in establishing connections to points not reached by this
Company's facilities. Neither this Company nor any connecting carrier participating in a service
shall be liable for any act or omission of any other company or companies furnishing a portion of
such service.
2.5.3
Indemnifying Agreement
The Company shall be indemnified and saved harmless by the subscriber against claims for libel,
slander, or the infringement of copyright arising directly or indirectly from the material transmitted
over the facilities or the use thereof; against claims for infringement of patents arising from
combining with or using in connection with, facilities furnished by the Company, or apparatus, and
systems of the subscriber; and against all other claims arising out of any act or omission of the
subscriber in connection with the facilities provided by the Company.
2.5.4
Defacement of Premises
The Company is not liable for defacement to or damage of the premises of a subscriber resulting
from the furnishing of service or the attachment of instruments, apparatus and associated wiring
furnished by the Company on such premises or by the installation or removal thereof, when such
defacement or damage is not the result of the negligence of employees of the Company.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 2
Original Page 26
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
GENERAL REGULATIONS
2.6
SPECIAL PROMOTIONS
2.6.1
Regulations
a.
The Company may offer special promotions of new or existing services or products.
These promotions will be offered on a completely non-discriminatory basis with each
subscriber in the classification of service and area for which the promotion is offered
having an equal opportunity for participation, subject to the availability of products,
services and facilities.
b.
Upon initial availability in a particular exchange of Windstream custom calling feature(s),
service(s), or combinations thereof, the Company may elect to waive the nonrecurring
charges and up to the first two month’s recurring charges for customers subscribing to
such service(s) or feature(s) for a period of up to sixty days following the date on which
such service(s), feature(s), or combinations thereof, become available in that exchange. If
a promotion or a waiver for such feature(s), service(s) or combinations thereof is in effect
for all customers in the customer’s class of service at the time the customer orders the
feature(s) or service(s), the general promotion or waiver will apply instead of this waiver.
A subscriber may not participate in both this waiver and a concurrent general promotion
or waiver for the feature(s) ordered.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 3
Original Contents Page 1
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
BASIC LOCAL EXCHANGE SERVICE
PAGE NO.
3.1
GENERAL
1
3.2
ACCESS LINE RATES
1
3.2.1
3.2.2
1
2
3.3
3.4
3.5
Rates
Area Calling Service
LOCAL CALLING AREAS
5
3.3.1
3.3.2
5
5
General
Local Exceptions
DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE SERVICE
6
3.4.1
3.4.2
3.4.3
6
6
7
General
Application of Charges and Allowances
Rates
OPERATOR ASSISTED LOCAL CALLS AND LOCAL CALLING CARD
SERVICE CALLS
7
3.5.1
3.5.2
7
8
Operator Assisted Local Calls
Local Calling Card Service Calls
3.6
LOCAL OPERATOR VERIFICATION/INTERRUPTION SERVICE
8
3.7
LIMITED LOCAL MEASURED SERVICE (LLMS)
10
3.8
NETWORK ACCESS REGISTER (NAR)
10
3.8.1
3.8.2
10
10
3.9
3.10
General
Rates and Charges
LIFELINE SERVICE
11
3.9.1
3.9.2
3.9.3
3.9.4
3.9.5
3.9.6
3.9.7
11
11
11
12
12
13
13
Definition
Discounts
General
Eligibility Requirements
Credits and Deposits
Service Charges
Payments and Disconnection of Service
SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES DISCOUNT PROGRAM
14
3.10.1
3.10.2
3.10.3
3.10.4
3.10.5
14
14
15
16
16
General
Regulations
Discounted Rates for Schools and Libraries
Services Ineligible for Schools and Libraries Discount
School and Libraries Discount Matrix
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 3
Original Contents Page 2
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
BASIC LOCAL EXCHANGE SERVICE
PAGE NO.
3.11
DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE CALL COMPLETION
17
3.11.1
3.11.2
3.11.3
17
17
18
General
Conditions
Rates
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 3
Third Revised Page 1
Cancels Second Revised Page 1
December 31, 2014
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: February 1, 2015
BASIC LOCAL EXCHANGE SERVICE
3.1
3.2
GENERAL
A.
The access line rate entitles subscribers to an unlimited number of local calls to stations as
specified in this section for each exchange.
B.
Base Rate Areas and Exchange Service Areas for each exchange are identified on maps filed as a
supplement to this tariff.
C.
The rates for service not specifically shown in this section are presented in other sections of this
tariff.
ACCESS LINE RATES
3.2.1
Rates
A.
The rates shown herein entitle the subscriber to an unlimited number of local messages
to all telephones bearing the designation of any central office of the exchanges included
in the associated local service area.
B.
The rates for individual access line service apply within the base rate area.
C.
The rates for individual access line, 2-party access line, 4-party access line, PBX trunk
and semi-public service apply outside the base rate area.
D.
Multi-party service will no longer be offered in any exchange. Existing multi-party
subscribers shall be converted to single-party service within 12 months of the date of
notification to the customers.
EXCHANGE
BUSINESS
1-Party 2-Party* 4-Party*
1-Party
RESIDENCE
2-Party* 4-Party*
Bassfield
$21.77 (I) 18.62
19.72
$10.98
9.31
9.83
Florence
26.64 (I) 22.77
24.10
13.43
11.38
12.00
Prentiss
21.77 (I) 18.62
19.72
10.98
9.31
9.83
ASOC
-Inside Base Rate Area
-Outside Base Rate Area
*
Offered only outside the base rate area.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 3
Original Page 2
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
BASIC LOCAL EXCHANGE SERVICE
3.2
ACCESS LINE RATES
3.2.2
Area Calling Service
A.
Area Calling Service is an optional offering that provides local calling from the
subscribers' home exchange to all terminating exchanges within a 55 mile radius based
on airline mileage.
B.
The offering of this service is subject to availability as determined by Windstream
Mississippi and the Mississippi Public Service Commission. Area Calling Service is
available only where facilities and billing capabilities exist.
C.
This service is available to individual residence lines, individual business lines, Key
trunks, PBX trunks, and Centrex NARS. It is not available to Company-owned or
Customer-provided Public Telephone subscribers.
D.
Customers subscribing to Area Calling Service will be provided with three options to
choose from as described following. The rates listed below for Area Calling Service are in
addition to the rates listed in the appropriate Section of this tariff for the Access Line.
1.
Option 1 - With this usage package customers pay a monthly flat rate charge
and then receive unlimited non-measured calling within their Home Exchange.
Calls terminating outside of their Home Exchange will be billed at measured
usage rates as described in f. following.
Bassfield
Florence
Prentiss
2.
1R
1B
KEY
PBX
CEN
-$0.46
-$2.79
-$0.46
$0.06
-$0.61
$1.06
-$0.49
-$0.41
$0.51
-$0.88
-$0.22
$0.12
$4.67
$0.00
$4.67
Option 2 - With this option customers pay a monthly flat rate charge and then
receive nonmeasured calling out to 22 miles. Calls terminating outside of this
area will be billed at measured usage charges as described in f. following.
Bassfield
Florence
Prentiss
1R
1B
KEY
PBX
CEN
$13.54
$11.21
$13.54
$18.06
$13.39
$18.06
$6.51
-$1.41
$16.51
$18.12
$8.78
$18.12
$18.06
$13.39
$18.06
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 3
Original Page 3
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
BASIC LOCAL EXCHANGE SERVICE
3.2
ACCESS LINE RATES
3.2.2
Area Calling Service
D.
(Continued)
3.
Option 3 - With this option customers pay a monthly flat rate charge and then
receive nonmeasured calling out to 22 miles plus the nearest Metro Area. The
Metro Areas are listed in e. following. Calls terminating outside of these areas
will be billed at measured usage charges as described in f. following.
Bassfield
Florence
Prentiss
Note:
E.
1R
1B
KEY
PBX
CEN
$14.54
$12.21
$14.54
$24.06
$19.39
$24.06
$12.51
$4.59
$12.51
$25.12
$15.78
$25.12
$24.06
$19.39
$24.06
If the nearest Metro Area falls within 22 miles, it is not included in
Option 2. To get the Metro Area, customers must select Option 3.
Centrex charges (CEN) will be assessed only to Network Access
Registers (NARS) dedicated to the option.
Customers subscribing to Option 3 in d. preceding get the following metro area
exchanges included in their nonmeasured calling area.
Exchange
Metro Area
Bassfield
Florence
Prentiss
Hattiesburg
Jackson
Hattiesburg
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 3
Original Page 4
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
BASIC LOCAL EXCHANGE SERVICE
3.2
ACCESS LINE RATES
3.2.2
Area Calling Service (Continued)
F.
The following usage rates are applicable for all local calls and are based on airline
mileage between wire centers. Wire center coordinates are specified in the National
Exchange Carrier Association, Inc. FCC Tariff No. 4.
Mileage Bands
Initial
Minute Charge
Additional
Minute Charge
A (0 miles)
B (1-10 miles)
C (11-16 miles)
D (17-22 miles)
E (23-30 miles)
F (31-40 miles)
G (41-55 miles)
$0.00
$0.04
$0.06
$0.09
$0.09
$0.12
$0.12
$0.00
$0.02
$0.04
$0.07
$0.07
$0.10
$0.10
G.
There is a time-of-day discount associated with the usage rates in f. preceding. Each call
made between 9:00 PM and 7:59 AM receives a 50% per minute discount.
H.
All calls completed with automated calling cards or operator assistance will be billed the
applicable Long Distance Message Telecommunications Service (MTS) charges
described in Section 18 of this tariff.
I.
All rules and regulations that appear in other sections of this tariff apply unless otherwise
stated herein.
J.
Resale or shared use of Area Calling Service is prohibited.
K.
Area Calling Service is for direct dialed voice use only and cannot be used for Internet
access, telemarketing, or auto-dialed calling. If the Company determines that usage is not
consistent with typical voice service, the Company may immediately restrict use or
remove the Area Calling Service from the services provided the customer.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 3
Original Page 5
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
BASIC LOCAL EXCHANGE SERVICE
3.3
LOCAL CALLING AREAS
3.3.1
General
The rates specified in Section 3.2 entitle subscribers to local messages to all telephones bearing
the central office designations of additional exchanges as shown below.
ADDITIONAL EXCHANGES INCLUDED IN LOCAL
EXCHANGES
CALLING AREA
Bassfield
Florence
Prentiss
3.3.2
Local Exceptions
A.
County Seat Calling Plan
1.
2.
Prentiss
Jackson
Bassfield
To facilitate access to County Government agencies by subscribers in the
county who are located outside the local calling area of the county seat, the
Company will provide toll free calling to certain county agencies on a trial basis.
The trial plan will include a reasonable number of county agency telephone
numbers. The Company will implement the County Seat Calling Plan for one
telephone number to each government entity or emergency agency mutually
agreed upon by the Company and the chief county administrator. When a caller
outside the local calling area of the county seat dials one of the approved county
government telephone numbers, appropriate toll charges will be withheld by the
Company thus giving the caller access to the agency at no charge. This offering
will remain in effect until further Commission order.
Rates and Charges
A.
Appropriate toll charges will be withheld for the following calls under the County Seat
Calling Plan:
(1)
From areas of the Florence
exchange located in Rankin County
to designated telephone numbers
for Rankin County agencies.
The County Seat is Brandon exchange.
Charge
--
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 3
Original Page 6
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
BASIC LOCAL EXCHANGE SERVICE
3.4
DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE SERVICE
3.4.1
General
A.
3.4.2
The rates and allowances set forth below apply to subscriber requests for Directory
Assistance Service in determining or attempting to determine the telephone number of
any party located in, or thought to be located in, the local calling area.
Application of Charges and Allowances
A.
B.
The charges specified in 3.4.3 following will be applicable to all subscribers, except:
(1)
Hotel/Motel guests and hospital patients;
(2)
Mobile telephone customers;
(3)
Customers who are unable to use a telephone directory because of a disability
which can be confirmed by a physician, appropriate group or agency; and
(4)
Customers served by an out-of-state Directory Assistance Bureau. This
exemption shall terminate for each of these areas as facilities and associated
operator assistance become available.
Chargeable Calls
For charging purposes, a call to Local Directory Assistance is defined as a call:
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
SECTION 3
Second Revised Page 7
Cancels First Revised Page 7
ISSUED: March 10, 2014
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 10, 2014
BASIC LOCAL EXCHANGE SERVICE
3.4
DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE SERVICE (continued)
3.4.2
Application of Charges and Allowances (continued)
B.
C.
3.4.3
3.5
(continued)
(1)
Resulting in obtaining a maximum of two telephone numbers; or
(2)
Resulting in obtaining no telephone number because there was no such listing
or there was a private listing.
There will be a charge for all customer calls to Local Directory Assistance, except as
specified in a. preceding.
Rates
A.
A charge of $1.00 will apply for each Local Directory Assistance call.
B.
A surcharge of $.30 will be applicable to all calls connected to Local Directory Assistance
by the "O" operator, provided that the "O" operator is not the only source for Local
Directory Assistance.
OPERATOR ASSISTED LOCAL CALLS AND LOCAL CALLING CARD SERVICE CALLS
3.5.1
Operator Assisted Local Calls
A.
A surcharge of $.60 will apply when the caller requests operator assistance and the call is
completed within the local service area. The call may be billed to the originating
telephone, calling card, third number, collect or any other special identification number.
The $.60 surcharge will be applied to each completed call except:
(I)
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 3
Original Page 8
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
BASIC LOCAL EXCHANGE SERVICE
3.5
OPERATOR ASSISTED LOCAL CALLS AND LOCAL CALLING CARD SERVICE CALLS (continued)
3.5.1
Operator Assisted Local Calls (continued)
A.
3.5.2
(1)
For calls to the Company for official telephone business.
(2)
For emergency calls to agency-type telephone numbers such as to those
agencies of the federal, state or local government which have the capabilities
and legal authority to provide aid in emergency situations and to any emergency
medical number.
(3)
When the caller identifies himself as being handicapped and unable to place the
call due to his handicap.
(4)
When the caller advises he has had service trouble in reaching the terminating
number.
Local Calling Card Service Calls
A.
3.6
(continued)
A surcharge of $.60 will apply to all calling card service calls wherein the caller dials both
the called number and the calling card service number and the call is completed in the
local service area.
LOCAL OPERATOR VERIFICATION/INTERRUPTION SERVICE
A.
General
Verification service provides operator assistance in determining if a called line is in use.
Interruption service provides for operator interruption of a conversation in progress on a
called line. The customer may request these services for a charge, where facilities are
available, by calling the "O" operator.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 3
Original Page 9
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
BASIC LOCAL EXCHANGE SERVICE
3.6
LOCAL OPERATOR VERIFICATION/INTERRUPTION SERVICE (continued)
B.
Application of Charges
1.
C.
The charges specified in c. following will apply to all requests except:
(a)
Emergency requests from official emergency agencies when the request is
received on an agency line from agency personnel.
(b)
Emergency requests in which the caller identifies that the request is to (1) an
official public emergency agency; (2) an emergency medical number; or (3) a
privately endowed and operated suicide, drug, alcohol, or runaway crisis
reporting center.
(c)
Requests in which the operator encounters a trouble condition or has reason to
believe a trouble condition exists.
Rates
Windstream Mississippi, LLC concurs in the Verification/Interruption Service rates and charges as
filed by BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc. in its General Subscriber Services Tariff and
amendments authorized by the Mississippi Public Service Commission.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 3
Second Revised Page 10
Cancels First Revised Page 10
ISSUED: March 19, 2010
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 18, 2010
BASIC LOCAL EXCHANGE SERVICE
3.7
LIMITED LOCAL MEASURED SERVICE
3.7.1
Limited Local Measured Service (LLMS) provides a one-party access line with certain limitations.
Specifically, LLMS will allow outgoing 911 and other abbreviated dialing calls, including 411,
unlimited incoming calls, calls to the operator dialed as 0-, and dial around toll calls. LLMS will
block Area Calling Service, all outgoing 1 + toll calls, and all per use custom calling
features. Outbound calls within the local and extended area service calling area will be allowed
and will be charged a per minute rate as shown below.
3.7.2.
LLMS is only available when purchased as part of a bundle that includes Windstream
Communications, Inc.’s Internet and Broadband Services.
3.7.2
Rates and Charges
(C)
Customers will pay a flat monthly rate for LLMS plus a per minute rate for all outbound calls, as
described above.
Residential Monthly Rate
Business Monthly Rate
Per Minute Rate
3.8
$12.00
$22.00
$ .10
NETWORK ACCESS REGISTER (NAR)
3.8.1
General
Network Access Registers (NARS) Package provide for exchange and long distance message
network calling to and from main stations and attendant positions of a ADC-II system.
3.8.2
Rates and Charges
A.
Network Access Registers (NARS), per NARS
MDC Network Access Register
Rate
One Party Business
Line Rate Applies
(N)
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 3
Second Revised Page 11
Cancels First Revised Page 11
ISSUED: June 1, 2012
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: July 1, 2012
BASIC LOCAL EXCHANGE SERVICE
3.9
LIFELINE SERVICE
3.9.1
Definition
C
Lifeline Service provides for a Federal credit amount of $9.25, pursuant to the FCC Order 12-11
released on February 6, 2012. Funding for Lifeline Service is obtained from a universal service
support mechanism to which all telecommunications carriers that provide interstate
telecommunications services contribute on an equitable and nondiscriminatory basis. These
credits are applied to the local service portion of the monthly telephone bill for qualified residential
customers. Lifeline Service is limited to only one Service per qualified customer or household;
within this section, ‘household’ is defined as “any individual or group of individuals who are living
together at the same address as one economic unit,” with an ‘economic unit’ defined as, “all adult
individuals contributing to and sharing in the income and expenses of a household.”
.
In order to qualify for the Lifeline Service, a customer must provide certification or authorize
agency verification of their participation in at least one of the following programs: Supplemental
Security Income (SSI), Food Stamps, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance or Section 8,
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Temporary Assistance to Needy
Families (TANF), or National School Lunch’s free lunch program (NSL). Additionally, an applicant
whose income, as defined in 47 CFR Section 54.400(f), is at or below one hundred and thirty-five
percent (135%) of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, may also apply for eligibility certification.
3.9.2
Discounts
Lifeline Service provides for a Federal credit amount of $9.25, pursuant to the FCC Order 12-11
released on February 6, 2012.
C
3.9.3.
General
A.
The Company shall offer Toll Blocking to all qualified low income customers at no charge at
the time such customers subscribe to Lifeline service. If the customer voluntarily elects to
receive Toll Blocking, the service shall become part of the customer’s Lifeline service and all
service deposits will be waived.
B.
Lifeline program rate reductions do not apply to long distance service or any other services
(i.e., Custom Calling, CLASS, construction charges, etc.) which may or may not be tariffed.
Customers may obtain such services, where available, at their discretion, although the Lifeline
program rate reduction does not apply.
C.
The Lifeline Service rate reductions do not apply to service connection charges.*
D
D
D
* Effective April 1, 2012, the Link Up America Program is eliminated pursuant to the FCC’s Lifeline and Link
Up Reform and Modernization, Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, WC Docket
No. 11-42, FCC 12-11 (rel. Feb. 6, 2012).
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 3
Second Revised Page 12
Cancels First Revised Page 12
ISSUED: June 1, 2012
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: July 1, 2012
BASIC LOCAL EXCHANGE SERVICE
3.9
LIFELINE SERVICE (Continued)
3.9.3
General (Continued)
D.
Lifeline program service will not be available on a retro-active basis.
D
3.9.4
Eligibility Requirements
A.
The Lifeline program rate reduction shall apply to one (1) telephone line per qualified
customer or household, as defined in Section 3.9.1.
B.
The service must be provided in the eligible customer’s name.
A.
The applicant must have a household income that is at or below 135% of the Federal
Poverty Guidelines or participate in one of the following programs:
Medicaid
Food Stamps
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Federal Public Housing Assistance
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
National School Lunch’s Free Lunch Program
D.
3.9.5
The customer must sign, under penalty of perjury, a document certifying:
1.
He/She is receiving benefits from one of the programs listed in C. above
or that their household income meets the income eligibility criteria.
2.
Name of the program(s) from which they are receiving benefits or documentation
of their household income.
3.
That he/she will notify the company if he/she no longer participates in the
program(s) named in 1. Preceding or no longer meets the income eligibility
criteria.
Credits and Deposits
A.
The credit verification procedures available for all applicants who apply for service with
the Company will also be used for applicants who apply for service under the Lifeline
program.
B.
The deposit standards used for all applicants who apply for service with the Company will
also be used for applicants who apply for service under the Lifeline Program with the
exception that deposit requirements will be waived for Lifeline Service applicants who
voluntarily elect to subscribe to Toll Blocking.
C
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 3
First Revised Page 13
Cancels Original Page 13
ISSUED: June 1, 2012
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: July 1, 2012
BASIC LOCAL EXCHANGE SERVICE
3.9
LIFELINE SERVICE (Continued)
3.9.6.
Service Charges
A.
Service charges do not apply when eligible customers with existing residential service
convert to Lifeline Service.
B.
A service order deposit is not applicable to customers who voluntarily elect to receive Toll
Blocking when initiating Lifeline service.
C.
A service order charge does apply when:
1.
At the time Lifeline Service billing is initiated, eligible residential local exchange
access service customers also request additional optional calling features such
as Custom Calling Features, CLASS features, etc.
2.
Any subsequent moves or changes after the initial connection to Lifeline service
are requested by the customer.
D
D
3.9.7.
Payments and Disconnection of Service
A.
Lifeline service may not be disconnected for non-payment of toll charges. In addition, the
Company will not deny re-establishment of local service of customers who are eligible for
Lifeline Assistance and have previously been disconnected for non-payment of toll
charges.
B.
Partial payments that are received from Lifeline customers will first be applied to local
service charges and then to any outstanding toll charges.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
SECTION 3
Original Sheet 14
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
BASIC LOCAL EXCHANGE SERVICE
3.10
SCHOOL AND LIBRARIES DISCOUNT PROGRAMS
3.10.1
General
The Schools and Libraries Discount Program permits eligible schools (public and private, grades
Kindergarten through 12) and libraries to purchase the Company services offered in this tariff and
the BellSouth Private Line Services Tariff, at a discounted rate, in accordance with the Rules
adopted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in its Universal Service Order 97-157,
issued May 8, 1997 and Mississippi Public Service Commission in its Docket 95-UA358,
Subdocket Section 254. Universal Service Fund. Adopting Discounts for Services for Schools and
Libraries, issued June 3, 1997. The Rules codified at 47 Code of Federal Regulation (C.F.R.)
54.500 et. seq.
As indicated in 5. Schools and Libraries Discount Matrix following, the discounts will be between
20% and 90% of the pre-discount price, which is the price of services to schools and libraries prior
to application of a discount. The level of discount will be based on an eligible school or library’s
level of economic disadvantage will be determined by the percentage of its students eligible for
participation in the national school lunch program, and a library’s level of economic disadvantage
will be calculated on the basis of school lunch eligibility in the public school district in which the
library is located. A non-public school may use either eligibility for the national school lunch
program or other federally approved alternative measures to determine its level of economic
disadvantage. To be eligible for the discount, schools and libraries will be required to comply with
the terms and conditions set forth in 2. Regulations following. Discounts are available only to the
extent that they are funded by the federal universal service fund. Schools and libraries may
aggregate demand with other eligible entities to create a consortium.
3.10.2
Regulations
A.
Obligation of eligible schools and libraries
1)
Request for service
a.
Schools and libraries and consortia shall participate in a competitive
bidding process for all services eligible for discounts, in accordance
with any state and local procurement rules.
b.
Schools and libraries and consortia shall submit requests for services to
the Schools and Libraries Corporation, as designated by the FCC, and
follow established procedures.
c.
Services requested will be used for educational purposes.
d.
Services will not be sold, resold or transferred in consideration for
money or any other thing of value.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 3
Original Page 15
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
BASIC LOCAL EXCHANGE SERVICE
3.10
SCHOOL AND LIBRARIES DISCOUNT PROGRAMS (Continued)
3.10.2
Regulations (Continued
B.
3.10.3
Obligations of the Company
1)
The Company will offer discounts to eligible schools and libraries on
commercially available telecommunications services contained in this tariff.
Those services contained in this tariff which are excluded from the discount
program, in accordance with this tariff are listed in 4. Services Ineligible for
Schools and Libraries Discount following.
2)
The Company will offer services to eligible schools, libraries and consortia at
prices no higher than the lowest price it charges to similarly situated nonresidential customers for similar services (lowest corresponding price).
3)
In competitive bidding situations, the Company may offer flexible pricing or rates
other than in this tariff, where specific flexible pricing arrangements are allowed,
subject to Mississippi Public Service Commission approval.
Discounted Rates for Schools and Libraries
A.
Discounts for eligible schools and libraries and consortia shall be set as a percentage
from the pre-discount price, which is the price of services to schools and libraries prior to
application of a discount.
B.
The discount rate will be applied to eligible intrastate services purchased by eligible
schools, libraries and consortia.
C.
The discount rate is based on each school or library’s level of economic disadvantage as
determined in accordance with the FCC Order or other federally approved alternative
measures (as permitted by the Rules) and by its location in either an urban or rural area.
D.
The discount matrix for eligible schools, libraries and consortia are listed in 5. Schools
and Libraries Discount Matrix following.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 3
Original Page 16
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
BASIC LOCAL EXCHANGE SERVICE
3.10
SCHOOL AND LIBRARIES DISCOUNT PROGRAMS (Continued)
3.10.4
Services Ineligible for Schools and Libraries Discount
A.
3.10.5
Voice Mail Services
Schools and Libraries Discount Matrix
How Disadvantaged
% of students eligible for
national school lunch program
<1
1-19
20-34
35-49
50-74
75-100
% Discount
Urban
Discount
Level
Rural
Discount
20
40
50
60
80
90
25
50
60
70
80
90
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 3
Original Page 17
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
BASIC LOCAL EXCHANGE SERVICE
3.11
DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE CALL COMPLETION
3.11.1
General
Directory Assistance Call Completion (DACC) provides an incoming Directory Assistance
customer requesting any number, a mechanized announcement offering call completion to the
listed number requested. The call is completed on a sent-paid basis (paid for by the calling
station). A charge is incurred only for answered calls.
The mechanized announcement will instruct the caller that for an additional charge, the call will
automatically be completed by depressing a specific digit on the touch dial key pad. All completed
calls will be charged the Directory Assistance Call Completion charge.
3.11.2
Conditions
Directory Assistance Call Completion will only be furnished where facilities and operating
conditions permit.
This offering provides call completion on a local and national basis.
The Telephone Company assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors in the information
furnished. The caller shall indemnify the Telephone Company and hold it free and harmless of and
from any and all claims, demands or damages that shall arise from the use of the service.
This service is furnished solely for the calling purposes of the caller.
Provisions concerning limitation of liability and allowance for interruption of service are as set forth
above and in the General Regulations of this Tariff.
When a customer elects to have a call automatically completed to the number for which the
Directory Assistance Listing was requested (Directory Assistance Call Completion), the charge in
this tariff shall apply, per call. The Directory Assistance Call Completion charge is in addition to
any applicable Directory Assistance and/or local usage charges.
Calls will be completed on a sent paid basis.
Person, collect, conference, calling card, third number or any other calls requiring operator
handling, are not included.
Directory Assistance Call Completion is not subject to optional calling plan discounts.
Directory Assistance Call Completion will not be provided to the following services:
800 Service,
976 Service,
900 Service,
Customer Owned Pay Telephone Service (COPTS),
Feature Group A Service, or
Public and Semi-Public Telephone Services
Charges for Directory Assistance Call Completion are not applicable to calls placed by those
customers whose physical or visual handicaps prevent them from using the telephone directory,
provided that those customers have forwarded documentation to the Company attesting to a
qualifying impairment.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 3
Original Page 18
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
BASIC LOCAL EXCHANGE SERVICE
3.11
DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE CALL COMPLETION (CONT’D)
3.11.3
Rates
Directory Assistance Call Completion
Each Call Completed
Charge per Call
$0.99
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 4
Original Contents Page
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
SERVICE CHARGES
CONTENTS
PAGE NO.
4.1
4.2
DEFINITIONS
1
4.1.1
4.1.2
4.1.3
1
2
2
Service Charge
Terminal Equipment
Installation Expedite
APPLICATION
3
4.2.1
4.2.2
4.2.3
4.2.4
3
4
5
5
General
Service Order Charges
Premise Visit Charge
Central Office Work Charge
4.3
SCHEDULE OF CHARGES
6
4.4
MISCELLANEOUS CHARGES
7
4.4.1
4.4.2
4.4.3
7
7
7
4.5
4.6
Changes in Telephone Number
Reserved for Future Filing
Restoration of Service
LINK-UP MISSISSIPPI
8
4.5.1
4.5.2
4.5.3
4.5.4
8
8
8
8
Definition
Discounts
General
Eligibility Requirements
WAIVER OF NONRECURRING CHARGES FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL
10
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 4
Original Page 1
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
SERVICE CHARGES
4.1
DEFINITIONS
4.1.1
Service Charge
A service charge consists of one or more of the following non-recurring charges for work required
due to subscriber request. The charges below are separately established for an equitable recovery
of the costs incurred in the required operations.
a.
Service Order Charge
Applicable for receiving information and taking action in connection with a subscriber’s or
applicant’s request. Service order charges are classified as either primary or secondary.
b.
Premises Visit Charge
Applicable for a required trip to a customer’s premises in connection with establishment of
service, rearrangement of service, installation of equipment, or removal of equipment.
c.
Central Office Work Charge
Applicable for testing, connecting and reprogramming functions required within the central
office.
d.
Miscellaneous Charges
Applicable under a variety of circumstances.
combination of one or more service charges.
The charges usually consist of a
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 4
Original Page 2
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
SERVICE CHARGES
4.1
DEFINITIONS (continued)
4.1.1
Service Charge (continued)
e.
Restoration Charge
Applicable for restoral of service following a temporary suspension of such service.
f.
Termination Charge
Applicable on a subscriber’s request for discontinuance of an item of service or
equipment prior to the expiration of the initial service period designated for such an item.
g.
Maintenance of Service Charge
A non-recurring charge applies when a subscriber’s customer provided terminal
equipment has been identified from test at the test board as having caused trouble and
being in need of repair.
Customer Owned Equipment-Line Test Only
Rate
$20.00
A minimum non-recurring charge will apply for each repair visit of two hours or less to a
customer’s premises in connection with a service difficulty when it is determined that the
difficulty is due to a condition in customer provided terminal equipment or
communications system. In the event the repair visit requires more than two hours, the
customer will be required to bear the cost incurred at a rate per man hour.
Customer Owned Equipment-Premise Visit
Customer Owned Equipment-Overtime
4.1.2
Rate
$40.00
$20.00
Terminal Equipment
Equipment at the subscriber’s or user’s end of the communications circuit.
4.1.3
Installation Expedite
Applicable for specific customer requests to have a complex service installed sooner than within
the normal interval. Complex service is defined in this instance as any service request that installs
or relocates 5 or more single party lines, Centrex lines or NARS, and PBX or DID Trunks.
Complex services also include any intra or interexchange private line, digital data, 1.544 Mbps or
Higher ISDN services, and FX services.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 4
Original Page 3
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
SERVICE CHARGES
4.2
APPLICATION
4.2.1
General
a.
Service charges are applicable for services furnished to the subscriber as herein
provided.
b.
No service charges are applicable for:
(1)
Normal maintenance and repair of the Company’s equipment and service.
(2)
Change or correction in name or billing address when there is no change in
responsibility and connection, disconnection, move or change in the service.
(3)
An upgrade or downgrade of service.
(a)
An upgrade of service shall include adding Touch Calling Service,
Ring+ Service, any CLASS Service described in section 13.7 or any
Custom Calling Services described in section 13.5.
c.
No service charges other than termination charges apply for the disconnection,
discontinuance, or removal of service. Termination charges apply only as specified in
section 4.6.
d.
Changes in the locations of existing stations or terminations to points outside the
subscriber’s premise are considered new installations at the new locations
e.
In no case shall the combination of charges applicable for a move or change of
equipment or service exceed the charts applicable for a new installation of that equipment
or service.
f.
Payment of service charges may be required before the work is done.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 4
First Revised Page 4
Cancels Original Page 4
ISSUED: December 2, 2010
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: January 1, 2011
SERVICE CHARGES
4.2
APPLICATION (continued)
4.2.2
Service Charge
a.
A service order charge will be applicable in addition to the appropriate premises visit
central office work, equipment work, and/or installation charge.
b.
Only one service order charge is applicable for all requests made at one time for service
on one premise.
c.
The primary service order charge is applicable for requests for initial connection of
service and connect of additional connection of service and connection of additional local
exchange lines, private lines, on-premise extensions in a different building, off-premise
extension lines, or tie lines to an established service, and transfer of service involving a
change in name and responsibility whether or not there is a lapse in service.
d.
The secondary service order charter is applicable for requests for connection of an
extension station or any miscellaneous equipment, inside move or change, number
change, restoration of service, change from business to residence service or residence to
business service, or established additional, dual-name, miscellaneous, non-published,
and non-listed directory listings. The secondary service order charge applies each
time a
change to a current customers service is made at the request of the customer.
e.
The primary service order charge and secondary service order charge cannot be applied
on the same order. When an order requires work for which both the primary and
secondary service order charges would other wise be applied only the primary service
order charge is applicable.
(T)
(T)
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 4
Original Page 5
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
SERVICE CHARGES
4.2
APPLICATIONS (continued)
4.2.3
Premises Visit Charge
The premises visit charge is applicable if a premises visit is required to complete any requested
work on the subscriber’s premise with the following exceptions. The premises visit charge does
not apply for:
4.2.4
a.
Disconnection of service,
b.
Number charge (on a local exchange or Center CO line number),
c.
Restoration of service.
Central Office Work Charge
a.
b.
The central office work charge is applicable for work in the central office required in:
(1)
Connection or reconnection of local exchange lines, local private lines, offpremise extension lines, and tie lines.
(2)
Number changes on local exchange lines and Centrex CO main stations and
trunks.
(3)
Restoration of service after temporary suspension.
One central office work charge applies for each line connected or restored and for each
telephone number changed.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 4
First Revised Page 6
Cancels Original Page 6
ISSUED: December 2, 2010
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: January 1, 2011
SERVICE CHARGES
4.2
APPLICATIONS (continued)
4.2.4
Central Office Work Charge (continued)
b.
(continued)
When two or more segments of a local private line, tie line, or off-premise extension line are bridged in the
central office, only one central office work charge will apply for each line.
c.
4.3
The central office work charge does not apply for transfer of service when there is no
lapse of service.
SCHEDULE OF CHARGES
a.
Service of Order
Nonrecurring
Charge
(1)
(2)
b.
c.
d.
Primary - for initial connection of
service and connection of
additional local exchange lines,
private lines, the lines, onpremise
extensions in different buildings,
and off-premise extensions to an
established service.
(a) business, per service order
(b) residence, per service order
Secondary - modification to an
existing service; applicable to each
order for a move, change, addition.
(Services Change Charge)
(a) business, per service order
(b) residence, per service order
$25.00
17.50
15.00
5.00
Premise Visit, each
(a) business
(b) residence
13.00
13.00
Central Office Work, each
(a) business
(b) residence
11.00
11.00
Installation Expedite, Each
800.00
(T)
(R)
(R)
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 4
Original Page 7
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
SERVICE CHARGES
4.4
MISCELLANEOUS CHARGES
4.4.1
Changes in Telephone Number
a.
For changes in telephone number of local exchange or Centrex CO lines, an secondary
service order charge plus a central office work charge for each number changed will
apply.
b.
For changes in telephone number of Centrex CO, PBX, or key system stations where a
premise visit is required, one secondary service order charge and one premise visit
charge will apply, plus $2.00 per number changed. The premise visit charge will not
apply if no visit is required.
Telephone Number Change Charge
c.
The above charges do not apply when, in the judgment of the Company, changes in
telephone number are necessary for the continuation of satisfactory service.
4.4.2
Reserved For Future Filing
4.4.3
Restoration of Service
a.
In the event that service is temporarily suspended for non-payment of charges, such
service will be restored upon payment of:
(l)
All charges due or, at the discretion of the Company, a substantial portion
thereof, and
(2)
The secondary service order charge and the central office work charge as
specified in Section 4.3.
Restoral Charge, Business
Restoral Charge, Residence
b.
Rate
$2.00
Rate
$31.00
23.50
When, at the request of the subscriber, service is temporarily suspended as outlined in
Section 2.3.13, the secondary service order charge and a central office work charge as
specified in Section 4.3 will not apply for a subsequent restoral of that service.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
ISSUED: June 1, 2012
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
4.5
SECTION 4
Second Revised Sheet 8
Cancels First Revised Sheet 8
EFFECTIVE: July 1, 2012
RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE
D
D
* Effective April 1, 2012, the Link Up America Program is eliminated pursuant to the FCC’s Lifeline and Link
Up Reform and Modernization, Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, WC Docket
No. 11-42, FCC 12-11 (rel. Feb. 6, 2012).
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
ISSUED: June 1, 2012
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
4.5
SECTION 4
Second Revised Sheet 9
Cancels First Revised Sheet 9
EFFECTIVE: July 1, 2012
RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE
D
D
* Effective April 1, 2012, the Link Up America Program is eliminated pursuant to the FCC’s Lifeline and Link
Up Reform and Modernization, Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, WC Docket
No. 11-42, FCC 12-11 (rel. Feb. 6, 2012).
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
4.6
SECTION 4
Original Sheet 10
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
WAIVER OF NONRECURRING CHARGES FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL
4.6.1
A waiver will apply to Military Reservists, National Guard and Full Time Military Personnel who
disconnect and/or those requesting reconnection of their service due to military deployment
associated with Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Noble Eagle
(Homeland Defense) or any yet to be named military campaigns.
All residence nonrecurring charges are to be waived at the time the access line is installed. The
nonrecurring charges include the service charge for the access line, and additional access lines as
found in Section 4 of the tariff, and any optional feature or features installed at the same time as
found in Section 13 of the tariff.
Verification of military service will be required for this waiver. Military Personnel will be required to
provide the name and telephone number of their Commanding Officer and date of orders. In order
to qualify for this waiver, military personnel must meet one or more of the following qualifications:
A.
Personnel who were relocated to other countries, states or cities because of Operation
Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, or Operation Noble Eagle or other military
campaigns and have returned to Windstream territory.
B.
Personnel who were moved from military bases in other telephone company areas
because of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, or Operation Noble Eagle,
or other military campaigns and have relocated to Windstream territory.
C.
Only Personnel who were moved as a direct result of Operation Enduring Freedom,
Operation Iraqi Freedom, or Operation Noble Eagle or other military campaigns are eligible for
this waiver. Military personnel being relocated as a result of normal military operation are not
eligible.
This waiver is not available to personnel whose telephone service was disconnected for
nonpayment, or disconnected prior to military service.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 5
Original Contents Page
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CHARGES APPLICABLE UNDER SPECIAL CONDITIONS
CONTENTS
PAGE NO.
5.1
5.2
5.3
CONSTRUCTION CHARGES
1
5.1.1
5.1.2
5.1.3
5.1.4
5.1.5
1
2
3
3
3
General
Underground Service Entrances
Special Types of Construction
Rearrangements of Existing Plant
Construction Required for Temporary Service
CHARGES FOR UNUSUAL INSTALLATIONS
4
5.2.1
5.2.2
4
4
Special Types of Installation
Temporary Installation
DROP RELOCATION
5
5.3.1
5.3.2
5
5
General
Rates
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
Section 5
Original Page 1
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CHARGES APPLICABLE UNDER SPECIAL CONDITIONS
5.1
CONSTRUCTION CHARGES
5.1.1
General
a.
Construction charges are applicable under certain conditions as hereinafter set forth and
are in addition to other charges specified in this tariff.
b.
Construction charges are payable upon application for service or when billing is rendered
as the Company, at its option, may require.
c.
The word "cost" when used in this section means the in-plant cost consisting of labor,
materials, supervision, and other overhead expenses associated with the construction.
Estimated cost will be used; however, where the subscriber requests, actual cost will be
used where practicable.
d.
Except as otherwise provided herein, the regulations in this tariff contemplate that the
type of construction required to provide the quantity and class of service involved will be
determined by the Company. The applicant may be required to pay the additional cost
involved where a different type of construction than that proposed by the Company is
desired.
e.
When attachments are made to poles of other companies in lieu of providing new pole
line construction for which construction charges would be applicable under the provisions
of this section, the attachment rental charges to the Company for such attachments may
be assessed to the applicant in whole or in part as the particular circumstances may
warrant.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 5
Original Page 2
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CHARGES APPLICABLE UNDER SPECIAL CONDITIONS
5.1
CONSTRUCTION CHARGES (continued)
5.1.1
General (continued)
f.
5.1.2
When an applicant is so located that it is necessary to use private right-of-way to furnish
service and the Company is unable to obtain the required right-of-way without cost, the
applicant may be required to pay the costs incurred in securing, clearing and retaining
such right-of-way.
Underground Service Entrances
a.
Underground service entrances may be provided at the subscriber's request as special
construction in connection with either existing or new service, in lieu of the usual aerial
drop wire.
b.
Where the following conditions exist, buried service entrance facilities will be furnished
without construction charge:
c.
(1)
The location of the service is in an area where buried distribution facilities are
used by the Company, and
(2)
Buried service wire or buried cable would normally be provided by the Company
for service entrance.
Where the conditions in b. above do not exist, buried service entrance will be provided at
the applicant's request, and he shall be required to pay the additional cost incurred by the
Company, or the buried service entrance will be furnished without construction charge
where the applicant provides conduit or opens and backfills a trench to the specifications
of the Company.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
Section 5
Original Page 3
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CHARGES APPLICABLE UNDER SPECIAL CONDITIONS
5.1
CONSTRUCTION CHARGES (continued)
5.1.3
Special Types of Construction
When a special type of construction other than those covered preceding is desired by a subscriber
or where the individual requirements of a particular situation make the construction unusually
expensive, the subscriber is required to bear the excess cost of such construction. Any special
maintenance expense that may from time to time occur will be borne by the subscriber, except that
maintenance of buried service wire, including associated trenching where required, will be at the
expense of the Company.
5.1.4
Rearrangements of Existing Plant
When the Company is requested to move or change existing plant for which no specific charge is
quoted in this tariff, the person at whose request such move or change is made may be required to
bear the costs incurred.
5.1.5
Construction Required for Temporary Service
When construction is required for temporary service and there is no immediate prospect of reusing
the plant provided, the subscriber may be required to bear all or a portion of the cost of such
construction.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
Section 5
Original Page 4
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CHARGES APPLICABLE UNDER SPECIAL CONDITIONS
5.2
CHARGES FOR UNUSUAL INSTALLATIONS
5.2.1
Special Types of Installation
When a special type of installation is desired by a subscriber or where the individual requirements
of a particular situation make the installation unusually expensive, the subscriber is required to
bear the excess cost of such installation.
5.2.2
Temporary Installation
When an installation is required for temporary service and there is no immediate prospect of
reusing the plant provided, the subscriber may be required to bear all or a portion of the cost of
such installation, over and above all the other regular charges for service and equipment.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 5
Original Page 5
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CHARGES APPLICABLE UNDER SPECIAL CONDITIONS
5.3.
DROP RELOCATION
5.3.1
General
For relocation of a drop (aerial or buried), when requested by the customer, the following charges
are applicable in addition to appropriate Service Order Charges, Premises Visit, and Equipment
Charges:
5.3.2
Rates
Aerial Drop Relocation – Requiring New Material
a.
b.
0 – 100 Feet
Cost Per Foot over 100 Feet
$175.00
$1.75
Aerial Drop Relocation – Movement of Existing Wire
a.
b.
0 - 100 Feet
Cost Per Foot over 100 Feet
$ 125.00
$1.25
Buried Drop Placement – Plowed In
a.
b.
0 - 100 Feet
Cost Per Foot over 100 Feet
$200.00
$2.00
Buried Drop Placement – Customer Provided Trench
a.
b.
0 – 100 Feet
Cost Per Foot over 100 Feet
$150.00
$1.50
Buried Drop Placement – Driveway Bore (each bore)
a.
b.
0 – 20 Feet
Cost Per Foot over 20 Feet
$400.00
$20.00
Pole costs are not included and are priced separately.
Under special circumstances, Time, Material and Contract Service Charges may be applied in lieu of, or in
additional to the above-tariffed rates.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 6
Original Contents Page
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
DIRECTORY LISTINGS
CONTENTS
PAGE NO.
6.1
GENERAL
1
6.2
BUSINESS LISTINGS
2
6.2.1
6.2.2
3
4
6.3
6.4
Business Designations
Trade Names
RESIDENCE LISTINGS
4
6.3.1
6.3.2
5
5
Special Residence Designations
Dual Name Listings
NON-PUBLISHED NUMBER SERVICE
7
6.4.1
6.4.2
6.4.3
7
8
8
General
Rates and Charges
Exceptions
6.5
ADDITIONAL LISTING CHARGES
9
6.6
MISCELLANEOUS LISTINGS
10
6.6.1
6.6.2
6.6.3
6.6.4
6.6.5
10
10
11
11
6.6.6
6.6.7
Reference Listings
Foreign Listings
Indented Listings
Caption Listings
Additional Listings for Names Spelled
More Than One Way
Alternate (Directive) Listings
Temporary Listings
12
13
14
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 6
Original Page 1
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
DIRECTORY LISTINGS
6.1
GENERAL
a.
The rates and regulations specified herein for directory listings apply only to the alphabetical
section of the directory. Listings are intended solely for the purpose of identifying subscriber's
telephone numbers and as an aid to the use of telephone service.
b.
The listing of subscribers either without charge or at the rate specified herein for additional listings
in the alphabetical section of the directory does not contemplate special prominence of
arrangement. In accepting listings as requested by subscribers or prospective subscribers, the
Company will not be a party to controversies between subscribers as a result of the publication of
such listings in its directories.
c.
Listings must conform to the Company's specifications with respect to its directories. The
Company reserves the right to reject listings, when in its judgment, such listings would tend to
delay or impede the use of service.
d.
The Company reserves the right to limit the length of any listing to one line in the directory by use
of abbreviations, when in its judgment, the clearness of the listing and the identification of the
subscriber is not impaired thereby.
e.
Except as hereinafter provided, only one listing is furnished without extra charge for each main
service or PBX system. Where a number of main services are provided on a rotary basis, they are
considered as one service. If additional listings are required to properly identify the subscriber,
such additional listings may be provided without charge to the extent that the number of listings
allowed does not exceed the number of central office lines or trunks associated with that service.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 6
Original Page 2
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
DIRECTORY LISTINGS
6.1
6.2
GENERAL (continued)
f.
Street numbers, followed by the names of streets, will be used in identifying the location of the
subscriber, except when, in the judgment of the Company, names of buildings, apartment houses
or communities serve as a better means of identification. Corner addresses are undesirable and
will be used only where the street number is not available. The use of floor, room or suite numbers
of buildings or apartment houses or other such designation is not permitted.
g.
When, in the judgment of the Company, the use of reference or other listings, in excess of the
number of listings permitted without extra charge as previously outlined, are needed for better
identification of the subscriber or governmental offices to facilitate the Company's operations, such
listings may be provided without charge.
BUSINESS LISTINGS
a.
Generally, business listings consist of a name, a designation descriptive of the subscriber's
business if not self-explanatory, the address at which service is rendered, and the business
telephone number. The primary listing is ordinarily the name of the individual, firm or corporation
which contracts for the service or the name under which the business is regularly conducted, but
may be that of a second party designated by the subscriber. Additional listings may be furnished
in the names of partners,
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 6
Original Page 3
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
DIRECTORY LISTINGS
6.2
BUSINESS LISTINGS (continued)
a.
(continued)
or members of the firm, if the subscriber is a partnership or firm; the names of officers of the
corporation where the subscriber is a corporation; and, for any business establishment, the names
of associates or employees of the subscriber. Business additional listings may also be the bona
fide names of individuals, firms, or corporations which the subscriber owns or controls or is duly
authorized to and actually does represent.
b.
All listings of a subscriber's services which are located on the same premise must bear the same
address. In the case of off-premise extensions, the address of the off-premise location may be
shown.
6.2.1
Business Designations
a.
The designation in a business listing consists of a word or phrase, abbreviated where
necessary, that describes the general character of the subscriber's business.
Designations will not be used where the name under which the subscriber is doing
business is sufficient to indicate the character of the business. The listing of an
individual, together with his title and the name of the business with which he is associated
or represents, in lieu of a designation of the general character of the business, is not
permitted. Likewise, the listing of a firm or corporation, followed by the name or name
and title of an individual connected therewith, in lieu of a business designation, is not
permitted.
Examples of listings not permitted:
Getz, J.G., Mgr., Lewis Grocery Co.,
14 Madison
234-6488
or
Lewis Grocery Co., Getz, J.G., Mgr.
14 Madison
234-6488
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 6
Original Page 4
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
DIRECTORY LISTINGS
6.2
BUSINESS LISTINGS (continued)
b.
6.2.2
Listings of clergymen, physicians, surgeons, dentists, veterinary surgeons, professors,
government officials, etc., may for purposes of identification include abbreviated
designation of titles. Also the title "Mrs." or "Miss" is permitted. Degrees are permitted
when they serve as a means of better identification; however, titles and designations will
be omitted when a degree is used that conveys adequate information.
Trade Names
A trade name created by adding a term such as Company, Agency, Shop, Works, etc., to the
name of a commodity or service will be accepted as a listing only if the subscriber shows
satisfactory evidence that he is authorized to do business under the trade name. The Company
reserves the right to reject listings which appear to be designed primarily to give publicity to the
commodity or service or which, in its judgment, are otherwise objectionable or unnecessary for
identification purposes.
6.3
RESIDENCE LISTINGS
Residence listings consist of a name, the address of the premise at which service is rendered, and the
telephone number. The primary listing is ordinarily the name of the individual who subscribes for the
service, but the listing may be in the name of a second party so designated by the subscriber. Additional
listings may be furnished in the names of relatives, including those by marriage, domestic employees of the
subscriber, or other persons residing in the subscriber's home who are recognized as a part of the
subscriber's domestic establishment.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 6
Original Page 5
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
DIRECTORY LISTINGS
6.3
RESIDENCE LISTINGS (continued)
6.3.1
Special Residence Designations
Listings of clergymen, physicians, surgeons, dentists, veterinary surgeons, professors, government
officials, etc., may for the purpose of identification, include abbreviated designations of titles. Also,
the title "Mrs." or "Miss" is permitted.
6.3.2
Dual-Name Listings
a.
Dual-name listings are defined as a combination of names and/or initials of two persons
who share the same surname and reside at the same address, or of one person known
by two sets of first and/or middle names and/or initials.
b.
The following examples illustrate the format options for dual-name listings:
(1)
Primary Listing
Jones, John & Mary
or
Jones, Mary & John
123 Main St. 123-4567
Jones, John T. & Mary F.
Or
Jones, Mary F. & John T.
123 Main St. 123-4567
Jones, Mary F. (Mrs. John T.)
123 Main St. 123-4567
Jones, John T. (Tex)
123 Main St. 123-4567
123 Main St. 123-4567
123 Main St. 123-4567
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 6
Original Page 6
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
DIRECTORY LISTINGS
6.3
RESIDENCE LISTINGS (continued)
6.3.2
Dual-Name Listings (continued)
(2)
Primary with Additional Listing
Jones, John & Mary
Jones, Mary & John
123 Main St. 123-4567
123 Main St. 123-4567
Jones, John T.
Jones, Mary F. & John T.
123 Main St. 123-4567
123 Main St. 123-4567
Jones, John T. (Tex)
Jones, Tex (John T.)
123 Main St. 123-4567
123 Main St. 123-4567
c.
Dual-name listings are available only for residence subscribers.
d.
Dual-name listings may be provided as the primary listing at no recurring charge for the
addition of the second name to the listing.
e.
Dual-name listings may be provided as an additional listing at the customer's option at the
regular additional listing rate.
f.
The secondary service order charge applies for:
g.
(1)
Changing a primary single-name listing to a primary dual-name directory listing.
(2)
Changing the primary or additional dual-name directory listing once established.
No non-recurring charge applies when the dual-name listing is established with the initial
establishment of service or when a change in an existing listing is requested on an order
for which service charges are otherwise applicable.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 6
Original Page 7
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
DIRECTORY LISTINGS
6.4
NON-PUBLISHED NUMBER SERVICE
6.4.1
General
a.
Some subscribers request their telephone numbers be omitted from the directory and the
Company's information records. Such requests when presented in writing may be fulfilled
through the assignment of a non-published telephone number subject to the regulations
outlined below.
b.
Incoming calls to non-published telephone numbers will be completed by the Company
only when the calling party places the call by number. The Company will adhere to this
practice notwithstanding any claim of emergency the calling party may present. The
acceptance by the Company of the customer's request to furnish non-published
telephone number does not create any relationship or obligation, direct or indirect, to any
person other than the customer. However, when a call is placed from a telephone
number associated with a non-published listing, the number may be disclosed if the called
party has the necessary equipment for receiving and/or disclosing incoming telephone
numbers.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 6
Original Page 8
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
DIRECTORY LISTINGS
6.4
NON-PUBLISHED NUMBER SERVICE (continued)
6.4.1
General (continued)
c.
6.4.2
In the absence of gross negligence or willful misconduct, no liability for damages arising
from publishing a non-published telephone in the directory or disclosing said number to
any person shall attach to the Company. The subscriber indemnifies and saves the
Company harmless against any and all claims for damages caused or claimed to have
been caused directly or indirectly by the publication of a non-published telephone number
or the disclosing of said number to any person.
Rates and Charges
Rate
Non-published number, business
Non-published number, residence
6.4.3
$1.25
1.25
Exceptions
a.
Non-published service will not be furnished in connection with certain automatic
announcement, automatic answering and recording, or recorder coupler service.
b.
The foregoing rates do not apply:
Non-published number, no charge
(1)
To additional service furnished to the same subscriber at the same address.
(2)
To business subscribers who have their primary telephone number published in
the Company's directories for the territory in which the subscriber is located, as
they may have other telephone numbers associated with the same business
deleted from the Company's directories at no additional charge.
(3)
Where a subscriber living in a hotel, apartment house, boarding house, or club is
listed under the number of the service furnished the hotel, apartment house,
boarding house, or club.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 6
Original Page 9
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
DIRECTORY LISTINGS
6.5
ADDITIONAL LISTING CHARGES
a.
Additional name listings in excess of those permitted without extra charge and additional line
matter for business or residence are furnished at the following rates:
Rate
Additional listing or line, business
Additional listing or line, residence
b.
$1.15
1.15
The subscriber to the service assumes responsibility for all charges for additional listings
associated with his service. Additional (paid) directory listings are accepted for a minimum
chargeable period of the life of the directory issue in which the listing first appears, not to exceed
one year from the effective date of the listing. In case the additional listing does not appear in the
directory, the minimum chargeable period is for one month. Listing charges date from the day the
information records are posted. Information records are posted at the time the application for the
listing is made or at any time up to and including the closing date of the directory, as desired by
the customer.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 6
Original Page 10
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
DIRECTORY LISTINGS
6.5
ADDITIONAL LISTING CHARGES (continued)
c.
6.6
Listing charges are automatically discontinued upon termination of the main telephone service with
which associated, and additional listing charges may be discontinued upon request after expiration
of the minimum chargeable period. Charges for additional listing of those other than the
subscriber may be discontinued upon request of the subscriber in case the listed party becomes a
subscriber to exchange service similar in classification to that under which such party is already
listed, i.e., business or residence, or in case of the death of the listed party, or if such party moves
from the premise at which the exchange service listed is furnished.
MISCELLANEOUS LISTINGS
6.6.1
Reference Listings
Reference listings may be furnished to subscribers who change their names, absorb other
businesses or subdivide their businesses and have the authority to continue the use of the old
name, and in other cases when, in the judgment of the Company, they are considered necessary
and are not intended for advertising purposes. Such listings are furnished at the regular rate for
additional listings.
Long Lumber Co......................See South Lumber Co.
6.6.2
Foreign Listings
a.
Listings in the alphabetical section of the directory of an exchange other than the local
exchange may be furnished to anyone listed at the regular rate for additional listings
applicable in the foreign exchange.
The charge for a foreign listing in the Windstream Mississippi phone book is as follows:
Foreign Listing, business
Foreign Listing, residence
Annual
Rate
$13.80
13.80
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 6
Original Page 11
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
DIRECTORY LISTINGS
6.6
MISCELLANEOUS LISTINGS (continued)
6.6.2
Foreign Listings (continued)
An example of a chargeable foreign listing is as follows: (to appear in the Jackson,
Mississippi directory)
Jones JW 651 Alden Prentiss Ms......786-1234
6.6.3
Indented Listings
Indented listings are employed where a subscriber has more than one listing for service under the
same name at one or more locations.
James AB atty
Res.
l79 Madison Ave......................523-4879
122 Linewood.........................875-1345
or
Jones AB contrs 220 Madison Ave......................532-4141
Branch
835 Pryor............................525-3882
Garage
805 Pryor............................525-3970
6.6.4
Caption Listings
Listings may be indented under a caption or sub-caption at no additional charge for the caption
arrangement when, in the judgment of the Company, the captions will facilitate the use of the
service.
The captions must be an essential part of the indented listings which follow and may include
names of departments, branches of the business or titles of officials. For example:
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 6
Original Page 12
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
DIRECTORY LISTINGS
6.6
MISCELLANEOUS LISTINGS (continued)
6.6.4
Caption Listings (continued)
Standard Oil Co
Main Ofc Fulton Nat Bk Bl...............523-5011
City Mgr l080 Bankhd Ave NW.............876-2651
Service Stations
l060 Bankhd NW.....................872-9233
1558 Peachtree NW..................874-5124
Listings that are variations of the same general line of business or which, in the judgment of the
Company, appear to advertise the extent of the subscriber's business, are not permitted in listing
to be indented under captions.
6.6.5
Additional Listings for Names Spelled More Than One Way
Subscribers whose names may commonly be spelled in more than one way may arrange for
additional listings of their names as alternately spelled at the regular rate for an additional listing.
For example:
Smithe AB 29l White...............872-2377
and as listed under "Smith"
Smith AB 29l White...............872-2377
Listings of an alternative spelling are not allowed when, in the judgment of the Company, they are
desired for the purposes of securing a preferential position in the directory or for advertising
purposes.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 6
Original Page 13
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
DIRECTORY LISTINGS
6.6
MISCELLANEOUS LISTINGS (continued)
6.6.6
Alternate (Directive) Listings
Subscribers may obtain listings which refer calling parties to certain other telephone numbers.
Alternate listings are of two general types as described below:
a.
Nights, Sundays, and Holidays
(1)
This type of alternate listing refers calling parties to an alternate telephone
number to be used after business hours and on Sundays and holidays. The
monthly rate for such listing is the additional listing rate for each line or each
listing included.
(2)
Names of individuals are not permitted in listings of this type; however, the
telephone numbers of those entitled to use the service in connection with which
the alternate listing is provided and who are agreeable to the use of their
numbers in such alternate listings, may be shown.
Example:
Doe Mfg Co. furn 202 Main 378-5126
From 5PM to 8AM on weekdays
From 5PM Saturdays until 8AM
Mondays and Holidays call as follows
City Sales.................378-7931
Manager....................237-42ll
b.
If no answer call
Alternate listings which refer calling parties to other telephone numbers in case no
answer is received at the preceding listed telephone may indicate the telephone
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 6
Original Page 14
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
DIRECTORY LISTINGS
6.6
MISCELLANEOUS LISTINGS (continued)
6.6.6
Alternate (Directive) Listings (continued)
b.
(continued)
numbers of subscribers who are agreeable to the use of their numbers in such listings.
This type of alternate listing is charged for at the additional listing rate and appears in the
directory as follows:
Phillip John E atty 1223 Center Cir NE....389-8719
If no answer call........................237-4211
6.6.7
Temporary Listings
a.
Residence subscribers who lease their premises for periods of less than one year and
who request the Company to render service to their tenants without a change in the
subscriber billing may arrange for listing of such tenants on "Information" records only.
b.
A charge for an additional listing applies with a minimum charge of one month. All
charges including such additional listing charges will continue to be rendered in the name
of the subscriber, who shall continue to remain responsible for all such charges.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 7
Original Contents Page
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
COIN TELEPHONE SERVICE
CONTENTS
PAGE NO.
7.1
PUBLIC TELEPHONE ACCESS SERVICE FOR CUSTOMER
PROVIDED EQUIPMENT (CPE)
1
7.1.1
7.1.2
7.1.3
1
1
2
General
Responsibility of the Subscriber
Rates and Charges
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 7
Original Page 1
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
COIN TELEPHONE SERVICE
7.1
PUBLIC TELEPHONE ACCESS SERVICE FOR CUSTOMER PROVIDED EQUIPMENT (CPE)
7.1.1
7.1.2
General
a.
Public Telephone Access Service for CPE will be provided in compliance with Mississippi
Public Service Commission’s Rules and Regulations regarding Public Telephone Access
Service for Customer Provided Equipment (CPE).
b.
Public Telephone Access Service for CPE will be provided where facilities are available.
Responsibility of the Subscriber
a.
The subscriber shall be responsible for the installation, operation and maintenance of any
customer-provided telephones used in connection with this service.
b.
The subscriber shall be responsible for payment of a maintenance of service charge as
covered in Section 15 of this Tariff for each visit by the Company to the premises of the
subscriber, where the service difficulty or trouble reports result from the use of equipment
or facilities provided by the subscriber.
c.
The subscriber to this service will be responsible for any and all toll charges billed to the
subscriber’s account.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 7
Original Page 2
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
COIN TELEPHONE SERVICE
7.1
PUBLIC TELEPHONE ACCESS SERVICE FOR CUSTOMER PROVIDED EQUIPMENT (CPE)
7.1.3
Rates and Charges
a.
Public Telephone Access Service for CPE
Public Telephone Access Service is provided on a message rate basis where facilities
permit; otherwise a fixed message rate equivalent will be applied.
1.
Access Lines Rate, each
The Monthly Access Line Rate will
be 67% of the business individual
line rate for an access line to
support instrument implemented
smart payphones.
The Monthly Access Line Rate will
be 67% of the business individual
line rate plus $3.00 for an access
line that utilizes central office
provided coin service.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 7
Original Page 3
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
COIN TELEPHONE SERVICE
7.1
PUBLIC TELEPHONE ACCESS SERVICE FOR CUSTOMER PROVIDED EQUIPMENT (CPE)
7.1.3
Rates and Charges (continued)
a.
(continued)
2.
Local Message
a.
The following message rate* applies for calls within the local calling
area
Monthly Rate
Each
$ .12
b.
Fixed Rate Equivalent
$24.10
c.
Billed Number Screening
per access line
$ 2.00
3.
Charges for 411 calls from lines serving coinless CPE will be billed to the calling
party.
4.
At the request of the subscriber, Tel-Touch Calling Service may be provided as
covered in Section 13 of this Tariff for business individual line service.
5.
Where facilities are not available in the serving central office. Public Telephone
Access Service for CPE may be provided from another office with applicable
rates and charges as provided in Section 9 of this Tariff for Foreign Exchange or
Foreign Central Office Service.
6.
Service Charges as covered in Section 4 of this Tariff for business individual line
service are applicable. Changes in service from an existing exchange service to
Public Telephone Access Service for CPE will be considered as new service.
7.
Listings in connection with Public Telephone Access Service for CPE are
furnished under the same rates and regulations as other business service.
*This rate applies only where facilities permit: Otherwise the fixed equivalent rate will apply.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 8
Original Contents Page
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
BUNDLED SERVICE OFFEREINGS
CONTENTS
PAGE NO.
8.1
8.2
General
Bundled Offerings
1
1
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 8
Third Revised Page 1
Cancels Second Revised Page 1
ISSUED: March 19, 2010
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 18, 2010
BUNDLED SERVICE OFFERINGS
8
Bundled Service Offerings
8.1
General
The Company may offer and bill to customers on one bill combinations of services which may
include regulated, non-tariffed or non-regulated services, including services of an affiliate, at a
single price selected by the company.
The regulated services of Windstream Mississippi, LLC contained in bundles continue to be
offered on a stand alone basis under the terms and conditions as stated elsewhere within this
tariff.
8.2.
Bundled Offerings
Bundles as described below are available:
a.
Residential One-Party Service, Caller ID Deluxe, Call Waiting, Cancel
Call Waiting, Caller ID on Call Waiting, Call Return, Repeat Dial, Call
Selector, Selective Call Rejection, Selective Call Acceptance,
Anonymous Call Rejection, Call Forwarding, Preferred Call Forwarding,
Three-Way Calling, and Speed Call 30, with the Option of Ring Plus
where available. The Area Calling Service, Option 3, as shown in
Section 3.2.2, is also provided as part of this bundle for the flat monthly
rate. This bundle is offered only in combination with Windstream
Communications, Inc.’s unlimited nationwide long distance calling plan
and International and Latin America discount plans.
$24.99 **
This bundle is available to residential customers in all exchanges
served by the Company. This bundle is not available to Lifeline
customers.
An additional discount of $5.00 is available when purchased with
Windstream’s DSL Service.
b.
This bundled offering includes Limited Local Measured Service (LLMS) bundled with
Windstream Communications, Inc.’s Broadband Service. This bundle is available to
residential customers in all exchanges within the Company where technically available.
Service
(C)
Charges as found in Section 4 will not be applied. (LLMS per minute rate also applies as
shown in Section 3.)
Residential Monthly Rate
Business Monthly Rate
$10.00 *
$20.00 *
*
Price does not includes Broadband. Price shown above is the regulated portion of the bundle only.
** This service is only available to existing customers at present locations as of July 17, 2007.
*** If any required component of the service bundle is discontinued, discounts may no longer apply and/or all
remaining components may convert to the regular tariffed monthly rate.
(M)
(C)(T)
(T)
(T)(M)
(N)
(C)
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 8
First Revised Page 2
Cancels Original Page 2
ISSUED: May 12, 2009
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: June 12, 2009
BUNDLED SERVICE OFFERINGS
8
Bundled Service Offerings, Continued
8.2.
Bundled Offerings, Continued
c.
Second Access Line Bundle
This bundled service offering is available to residential customers with at least one residential
one-party access line and a feature package. The offering includes an additional residential
one-party access line with Caller ID Deluxe, Call Waiting, and Three-Way Calling.
Customers that order this bundle will not pay any of the non-recurring Service Charges (as
found in Section 4 of this tariff) and will receive one free jack at the time of installation
Residential Monthly Rate
d.
$9.99
Business Connect SB Bundle **
(N)
This bundled service offering is available to new or existing business customers with one-party
business access lines. This bundle does not apply to Key System lines or PBX lines.
This offering includes a one-party business access line plus the following features:
Caller ID Deluxe
Call Forward
Repeat Dial
3-Way Calling
Speed Call 30
Call Return
Enhanced Call Waiting
Caller ID on Call Waiting
Business Monthly Rate
$49.99 *
Customers may also choose to add Rotary Hunt Service to the bundle for an additional rate of
$2.50 per month and/or Voice Mail (a deregulated item) for an additional monthly charge.
This bundled package is for small business customers. Customers may have up to three
business one-party access lines to qualify for this bundle. The second and third access lines
will be billed at the tariffed business one-party rate, and will be equipped with all features
shown above at no additional charge.
To qualify for this service, customers must also subscribe to
Communications, Inc.’s Business Connect SB Bundle Long Distance Plan.
the
Windstream
Term Discounts for the Business Connect SB Bundle are also available. An early termination
fee of $200.00 will apply for customers who terminate before the end of their one-year or
three-year term commitment.
One-Year Term Commitment: :
Customers who agree to keep the service for a minimum of
one year will receive a discount of $10.00 off of the package
rate, plus will receive Voice Mail and Rotary Hunt Service at
no additional monthly recurring charge.
Three-Year Term Commitment:
Customers who agree to keep the service for a minimum of
three years will receive a discount of $15.00 off of the
package rate, and will receive Voice Mail and Rotary Hunt
Service at no additional monthly recurring charge. Also, the
non-recurring Service Charges, as described in Section 4.3
of this tariff, will be waived.
* If any required component of the service bundle is discontinued, discounts may no longer apply and/or all
remaining components may convert to the regular tariffed monthly rate.
** This bundle is grandfathered and is only available to existing customers at existing locations.
(N)
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 8
Third Revised Page 3
Cancels Second Revised Page 3
ISSUED: February 8, 2011
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: March 10, 2011
BUNDLED SERVICE OFFERINGS
8
Bundled Service Offerings, Continued
8.2.
Bundled Offerings, Continued
e.
Connect Unlimited II Bundle *
This bundle consists of one Residential One-Party Access Line, Caller ID Deluxe, Call
Waiting, Cancel Call Waiting, Caller ID on Call Waiting, Call Return, Repeat Dial, Three-Way
Calling Speed Calling 30, Call Forwarding, Selective Call Rejection, Selective Call
Acceptance, Call Selector, Preferred Call Forwarding, and Anonymous Call Rejection. This
bundle is offered only in combination with Windstream Communications, Inc.’s Connect
Unlimited nationwide long distance calling plan and International Discount plan.
This bundle is available to residential customers in all exchanges served by the Company.
An additional discount of $5.00 is available when purchased with Windstream’s DSL Service.
Monthly Residential Rate
$24.99
Customers who have the Connect Unlimited II Bundle with Windstream’s Connect Unlimited
Long Distance and Windstream’s DSL Service will have the option of purchasing a second
access line with the bundle for an additional $9.99 per month.
f.
Connect Flex Bundle *
** This bundle consists of one Residential One-Party Access Line, Caller ID Deluxe,
Call
Waiting, Cancel Call Waiting, Caller ID on Call Waiting, Call Return, Repeat Dial, Three-Way
Calling Speed Calling 30, Call Forwarding, Selective Call Rejection, Selective Call
Acceptance, Call Selector, Preferred Call Forwarding, and Anonymous Call Rejection. This
bundle is offered only in combination with Windstream Communications, Inc.’s Flex
nationwide long distance calling plan and International Discount plan.
This bundle is available to residential customers in all exchanges served by the Company.
An additional discount of $2.00 is available when purchased with Windstream’s DSL Service.
Monthly Residential Rate
$27.04
Connect Flex II Bundle *
Connect Flex II consists of one Residential One-Party Access Line, Caller ID Deluxe, Call
Waiting, Cancel Call Waiting, Caller ID on Call Waiting, Call Return, Repeat Dial, Three-Way
Calling Speed Calling 30, Call Forwarding, Selective Call Rejection, Selective Call
Acceptance, Call Selector, Preferred Call Forwarding, and Anonymous Call Rejection. This
bundle is offered only in combination with Windstream Communications, Inc.’s Flex
nationwide long distance calling plan and International Discount plan..
An additional discount of $5.00 is available when purchased with Windstream’s DSL Service.
Monthly Residential Rate
$27.04
* If any required component of the service bundle is discontinued, discounts may no longer apply and/or all
remaining components may convert to the regular tariffed monthly rate.
** This bundle is only available to existing customers at existing locations as of December 5, 2008.
(N)
(N)
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 8
Original Page 4
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
BUNDLED SERVICE OFFERINGS
8
Bundled Service Offerings, Continued
8.2.
Bundled Offerings, Continued
g.
Connect Select Bundle
This bundle consists of one Residential One-Party Access Line, Caller ID Deluxe, Enhanced
Call Waiting, and Caller ID on Call Waiting.
This bundle consists of one Residential One-Party Access Line, Caller ID Deluxe, Enhanced
Call Waiting, and Caller ID on Call Waiting. This bundle is available to residential customers
in competitive service areas within the company.
Monthly Residential Rate
$20.00
To qualify for this service, customers must also subscribe to Windstream’s 1.5M or higher
Broadband Service and Internet Service. If any required component of the service bundle is
discontinued, the rate above may no longer apply and/or all remaining components may
convert to the regular tariffed monthly rate.
The non-recurring Service Charges, as described in Section 4.3 of this tariff, may be waived
for customers subscribing to this service.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 8
First Revised Page 5
Cancels Original Page 5
ISSUED: May 12, 2009
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: June 12, 2009
BUNDLED SERVICE OFFERINGS
8
Bundled Service Offerings, Continued
8.2. Bundled Offerings, Continued
h.
Business Connect SB Unlimited Bundle **
(N)
This bundled service offering is available to new or existing business customers with one-party
business access lines. This bundle does not apply to Key System lines or PBX lines.
This offering includes a one-party business access line plus the following features:
Caller ID Deluxe
Call Forward
Repeat Dial
3-Way Calling
Rotary Hunt
Business Monthly Rate
Speed Call 30
Call Return
Enhanced Call Waiting
Caller ID on Call Waiting
Basic Voice Mail
$44.99 *
(T)
This bundled package is for small business customers. Customers may have up to three business
one-party access lines to qualify for this bundle. The second and third access lines will be billed at the
tariffed business one-party rate, and will be equipped with all features shown above at no additional
charge.
To qualify for this service, customers must also subscribe to the Windstream Communications, Inc.’s
Business Connect SB Bundle Unlimited Long Distance Plan for all access lines.
This bundle requires a one-year term commitment. Customers who agree to a three-year term
commitment will receive a discount of $5.00 off of the package rate shown above. Also, the nonrecurring Service Charges, as described in Section 27 of this tariff, will be waived for customers who
agree to the three-year term commitment. An early termination fee of $200.00 will apply for customers
who terminate before the end of their one-year or three-year term commitment.
* If any required component of the service bundle is discontinued, discounts may no longer apply and/or all
remaining components may convert to the regular tariffed monthly rate.
** This bundle is grandfathered and is only available to existing customers at existing locations.
(N)
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 8
Second Revised Page 6
Cancels First Revised Page 6
ISSUED: April 11, 2011
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: May 11, 2011
BUNDLED SERVICE OFFERINGS
8
Bundled Service Offerings, Continued
8.2.
Bundled Offerings, Continued
i.
Business Connect SB Bundle III **
This bundled service offering is available to new or existing business customers with one-party
business access lines. This bundle does not apply to Key System lines or PBX lines.
This offering includes a one-party business access line plus the following features:
Caller ID Deluxe
Call Forward
Repeat Dial
3-Way Calling
Business Monthly Rate
Speed Call 30
Call Return
Enhanced Call Waiting
Caller ID on Call Waiting
$49.99 *
Customers may also choose to add Rotary Hunt Service to the bundle for an additional rate of
$2.50 per month and/or Voice Mail (a deregulated item) for an additional monthly charge.
This bundled package is for small business customers. Customers may have up to ten
business one-party access lines to qualify for this bundle. Access lines after the initial access
line will be billed $34.99 each, and will be equipped with all features shown above at no
additional charge.
To qualify for this service, customers must also subscribe to either 1) the Windstream
Communications, Inc.’s Business Connect SB Bundle Long Distance Plan or 2) both the
Windstream Communications, Inc.’s Business Unlimited Long Distance Plan and
Windstream’s 3MB Dynamic Broadband (or higher speed). (The rate shown above includes
only the access line and feature portion of the full bundled rate.)
Term Discounts for the Business Connect SB Bundle III are also available. For customers
subscribing to this bundle prior to September 4, 2010, an early termination fee of $200.00 will
apply for customers who terminate before the end of their one-year or three-year term
commitment. For customers subscribing to this bundle on or after September 4, 2010, an
early termination fee of 50% of the remaining term balance will apply for customers who
terminate before the end of their one-year or three-year term commitment.
One-Year Term Commitment: :
Customers who agree to keep the service for a minimum of
one year will receive a discount of $5.00 off of the bundle
rate, plus will receive Voice Mail and Rotary Hunt Service at
no additional monthly recurring charge.
Three-Year Term Commitment : Customers who agree to keep the service for a minimum of
three years will receive a discount of $10.00 off of the
bundle rate, and will receive Voice Mail and Rotary Hunt
Service at no additional monthly recurring charge. Also, the
non-recurring Service Charges, as described in Section 4.3
of this tariff, will be waived.
* If any required component of the service bundle is discontinued, discounts may no longer apply and/or all
remaining components may convert to the regular tariffed monthly rate.
** This bundle is grandfathered and only available to existing customers at existing locations effective May 11, 2011.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 8
Original Page 7
ISSUED: April 30, 2010
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: May 30, 2010
BUNDLED SERVICE OFFERINGS
8
Bundled Service Offerings, Continued
8.2.
Bundled Offerings, Continued
j.
Business SOHO Communications Bundle*
This bundled service offering is available to new or existing business customers. This offering
includes two business access lines plus Caller ID Deluxe.
Business Monthly Rate
$59.99 **
This bundled package is for small business customers. To qualify for this bundle, customers
must also subscribe to the Windstream Communications, Inc.’s Business SOHO Unlimited
Long Distance Plan and 1.5MB Broadband (or higher speed), and must purchase a 2-line
phone and wireless networking system from Windstream (available either at a flat one-time rate
or on a monthly basis). (The rate shown above includes only the access line and feature
portion of the full bundled rate and does not include long distance, broadband, or equipment.)
The customer must commit to subscribe to this bundle for no less than 3 years.
* Customers in the Florence exchange will receive a $15.00 discount off of the price of the bundle. This discount is
being offered to meet competitive pressures.
** If any required component of the service bundle is discontinued, discounts may no longer apply and/or all
remaining components may convert to the regular tariffed monthly rate.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 8
First Revised Page 8
Cancels Original Page 8
ISSUED: January 12, 2012
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: February 13, 2012
BUNDLED SERVICE OFFERINGS
8
Bundled Service Offerings, Continued
8.2.
Bundled Offerings, Continued
k.
Windstream Business Bundle, Unlimited Plan **
(C)
This bundled service offering is available to new or existing business customers with one-party
business access lines. This bundle does not apply to Key System lines or PBX lines.
This offering includes a one-party business access line plus the following features:
Caller ID Deluxe
Call Forward
Repeat Dial
3-Way Calling
Speed Call 30
Call Return
Enhanced Call Waiting
Caller ID on Call Waiting
Business Monthly Rate
$49.99 *
Customers may also choose to add Rotary Hunt Service to the bundle for an additional rate of
$2.50 per month and/or Voice Mail (a deregulated item) for an additional monthly charge.
This bundled package is for small business customers. Customers may have up to ten
business one-party access lines to qualify for this bundle. Access lines after the initial access
line will be billed $24.99 each, and will be equipped with all features shown above at no
additional charge.
To qualify for this service, customers must also subscribe to a Windstream Communications,
Inc.’s small business unlimited plan and Windstream’s 3MB Dynamic Broadband (or higher
speed). (The rate shown above includes only the access line and feature portion of the full
bundled rate.)
A Term Discount for the Windstream Business Bundle Unlimited Plan is also available. An
early termination fee of 50% of the remaining term balance will apply for customers who
terminate before the end of their two-year term commitment.
Two-Year Term Commitment:
Customers who agree to keep the service for a minimum of
two years will receive a discount of $10.00 off of the bundle
rate, and will receive Voice Mail and Rotary Hunt Service at
no additional monthly recurring charge. Also, the nonrecurring Service Charges, as described in Section 4.3 of
this tariff, will be waived.
* If any required component of the service bundle is discontinued, discounts may no longer apply and/or all
remaining components may convert to the regular tariffed monthly rate.
** This bundle is grandfathered effective February 13, 2012.
(C)
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 8
First Revised Page 9
Cancels Original Page 9
ISSUED: January 12, 2012
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: February 13, 2012
BUNDLED SERVICE OFFERINGS
8
Bundled Service Offerings, Continued
8.2.
Bundled Offerings, Continued
k.
Windstream Business Bundle, Flex Plan *
(C)
This bundled service offering is available to new or existing business customers with one-party
business access lines. This bundle does not apply to Key System lines or PBX lines.
This offering includes a one-party business access line plus the following features:
Caller ID Deluxe
Call Forward
Repeat Dial
3-Way Calling
Speed Call 30
Call Return
Enhanced Call Waiting
Caller ID on Call Waiting
Business Monthly Rate
$54.99 *
Customers may also choose to add Rotary Hunt Service to the bundle for an additional rate of
$2.50 per month and/or Voice Mail (a deregulated item) for an additional monthly charge.
This bundled package is for small business customers. Customers may have up to ten
business one-party access lines to qualify for this bundle. Access lines after the initial access
line will be billed $34.99 each, and will be equipped with all features shown above at no
additional charge.
To qualify for this service, customers must also subscribe to the Windstream
Communications, Inc.’s Business Connect SB Bundle Long Distance Plan and Windstream’s
3MB Dynamic Broadband (or higher speed). (The rate shown above includes only the access
line and feature portion of the full bundled rate.)
Term Discounts for the Business Connect SB Bundle III are also available. An early
termination fee of 50% of the remaining term balance will apply for customers who terminate
before the end of their two--year term commitment.
Two-Year Term Commitment:
Customers who agree to keep the service for a minimum of
two years will receive a discount of $10.00 off of the bundle
rate, and will receive Voice Mail and Rotary Hunt Service at
no additional monthly recurring charge. Also, the nonrecurring Service Charges, as described in Section 4.3 of
this tariff, will be waived.
* If any required component of the service bundle is discontinued, discounts may no longer apply and/or all
remaining components may convert to the regular tariffed monthly rate.
** This bundle is grandfathered effective February 13, 2012.
(C)
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 8
First Revised Page 10
Cancels Original Page 10
ISSUED: December 31, 2014
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: February 1, 2015
BUNDLED SERVICE OFFERINGS
8
Bundled Service Offerings, Continued
8.2.
Bundled Offerings, Continued
l.
(C)
Windstream Small Business Bundle – Voice + Unlimited Plan **
This bundled service offering is available to new or existing business customers with one-party
business access lines. This bundle does not apply to Key System lines or PBX lines.
This offering includes a one-party business access line plus the following features:
Caller ID Deluxe
Call Forward
Repeat Dial
3-Way Calling
Business Monthly Rate
Speed Call 30
Call Return
Enhanced Call Waiting
Caller ID on Call Waiting
$39.99 *
Customers may also choose to add Rotary Hunt Service to the bundle for an additional rate of
$2.50 per month and/or Voice Mail (a deregulated item) for an additional monthly charge.
This bundled package is for small business customers. Customers may have up to ten
business one-party access lines to qualify for this bundle. Access lines after the initial access
line will be billed $34.99 each, and will be equipped with all features shown above at no
additional charge.
To qualify for this service, customers must also subscribe to the Windstream
Communications, Inc.’s Small Business Unlimited Long Distance Plan. (The rate shown
above includes only the access line and feature portion of the full bundled rate.)
Customers must agree to a Two-Year Term Commitment with this bundle. An early
termination fee of 50% of the remaining term balance will apply for customers who terminate
before the end of their two-year term commitment.
* If any required component of the service bundle is discontinued, discounts may no longer apply and/or all
remaining components may convert to the regular tariffed monthly rate.
(C)
** This bundle is grandfathered effective February 1, 2015.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 8
First Revised Page 11
Cancels Original Page 11
ISSUED: December 31, 2014
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: February 1, 2015
BUNDLED SERVICE OFFERINGS
8
Bundled Service Offerings, Continued
8.2.
Bundled Offerings, Continued
(C)
m. Windstream Small Business Bundle, Voice + Flex Plan **
This bundled service offering is available to new or existing business customers with one-party
business access lines. This bundle does not apply to Key System lines or PBX lines.
This offering includes a one-party business access line plus the following features:
Caller ID Deluxe
Call Forward
Repeat Dial
3-Way Calling
Business Monthly Rate
Speed Call 30
Call Return
Enhanced Call Waiting
Caller ID on Call Waiting
$39.99 *
Customers may also choose to add Rotary Hunt Service to the bundle for an additional rate of
$2.50 per month and/or Voice Mail (a deregulated item) for an additional monthly charge.
This bundled package is for small business customers. Customers may have up to three
business one-party access lines to qualify for this bundle. Access lines after the initial access
line will be billed $34.99 each, and will be equipped with all features shown above at no
additional charge.
To qualify for this service, customers must also subscribe to the Windstream
Communications, Inc.’s Windstream Flex 100 Plan. (The rate shown above includes only the
access line and feature portion of the full bundled rate.)
Customers must agree to a Two-Year Term Commitment with this bundle. An early
termination fee of 50% of the remaining term balance will apply for customers who terminate
before the end of their two-year term commitment.
* If any required component of the service bundle is discontinued, discounts may no longer apply and/or all
remaining components may convert to the regular tariffed monthly rate.
** This bundle is grandfathered effective February 1, 2015.
(C)
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 8
Original Page 12
ISSUED: December 31, 2014
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: February 1, 2015
BUNDLED SERVICE OFFERINGS
8
Bundled Service Offerings, Continued
8.2.
Bundled Offerings, Continued
n.
(N)
Windstream Small Business Starter Bundle, Voice + Unlimited Plan
This bundled service offering is available to new or existing business customers with one
party business access lines. This bundle does not apply to Key System lines or PBX
lines.
This offering includes a one-party business access line plus the following features:
Caller ID
Call Forward
Repeat Dial
Speed Call 30
Call Return
3-Way Calling
Business Monthly Rate
$54.99*
Customers may also choose to add Voice Mail (a deregulated item) at no additional
charge.
This bundled package is for small business customers. Customers may have up to 10
business one-party access lines to qualify for this bundle. Access lines after the initial
access line will be billed $29.99 each, and will be equipped with all features shown above
at no additional charge.
To qualify for this service, customers must also subscribe to the Windstream
Communications, Inc.’s Small Business Unlimited Long Distance Plan and Windstream’s
3MB Dynamic Broadband (or higher). (The rate shown above includes only the access
line and features portion of the full bundled rate).
Term Discounts for the Windstream Small Business Starter Bundle are also available. An
early termination fee of 100% of the remaining term balance will apply for customers who
terminate before the end of their two-year or three-year term commitment.
Two-Year Term Commitment: Customers who agree to keep the service for a minimum of
two years will receive a discount of $10.00 off the bundle rate. Also, the non-recurring
Service Charges, as described in this tariff, will be waived.
Three-Year Term Commitment: Customers who agree to keep the service for a minimum
of three years will receive a discount of $20.00 off the bundle rate. Also, the non-recurring
Service Charges, as described in this tariff, will be waived.
(N)
* If any required component of the service bundle is discontinued, discounts may no longer apply and/or all
remaining components may convert to the regular tariffed monthly rate
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 8
Original Page 13
ISSUED: December 31, 2014
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: February 1, 2015
BUNDLED SERVICE OFFERINGS
8
Bundled Service Offerings, Continued
8.2.
Bundled Offerings, Continued
o.
(N)
Windstream Small Business Essential Bundle, Voice + Unlimited Plan
This bundled service offering is available to new or existing business customers with one
party business access lines. This bundle does not apply to Key System lines or PBX
lines.
This offering includes a one-party business access line plus the following features:
Caller ID
Call Forward
Repeat Dial
Speed Call 30
Call Return
3-Way Calling
Business Monthly Rate
$49.15*
Customers may also choose to add Voice Mail (a deregulated item) at no additional
charge.
This bundled package is for small business customers. Customers may have up to 10
business one-party access lines to qualify for this bundle. Access lines after the initial
access line will be billed $29.99 each, and will be equipped with all features shown above
at no additional charge.
To qualify for this service, customers must also subscribe to the Windstream
Communications, Inc.’s Small Business Unlimited Long Distance Plan, Windstream’s
3MB Dynamic Broadband (or higher), Online Data Backup, Remote IT Support and
Internet Security. (The rate shown above includes only the access line and features
portion of the full bundled rate).
Term Discounts for the Windstream Small Business Essential Bundle are also available.
An early termination fee of 100% of the remaining term balance will apply for customers
who terminate before the end of their two-year or three-year term commitment.
Two-Year Term Commitment: Customers who agree to keep the service for a minimum of
two years will receive a discount of $10.00 off the bundle rate. Also, the non-recurring
Service Charges, as described in this tariff, will be waived.
Three-Year Term Commitment: Customers who agree to keep the service for a minimum
of three years will receive a discount of $20.00 off the bundle rate. Also, the non-recurring
Service Charges, as described in this tariff, will be waived.
(N)
∗
If any required component of the service bundle is discontinued, discounts may no longer apply and/or all
remaining components may convert to the regular tariffed monthly rate.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 8
Original Page 14
ISSUED: December 31, 2014
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: February 1, 2015
BUNDLED SERVICE OFFERINGS
8
Bundled Service Offerings, Continued
8.2.
Bundled Offerings, Continued
p.
(N)
Windstream Small Business Complete Bundle, Voice + Unlimited Plan
This bundled service offering is available to new or existing business customers with one
party business access lines. This bundle does not apply to Key System lines or PBX
lines.
This offering includes a one-party business access line plus the following features:
Caller ID
Speed Call 30
Call Forward
Call Return
Repeat Dial
3-Way Calling
Business Monthly Rate
$48.13*
Customers may also choose to add Voice Mail (a deregulated item) at no additional
charge.
This bundled package is for small business customers. Customers may have up to 10
business one-party access lines to qualify for this bundle. Access lines after the initial
access line will be billed $29.99 each, and will be equipped with all features shown above
at no additional charge.
To qualify for this service, customers must also subscribe to the Windstream
Communications, Inc.’s Small Business Unlimited Long Distance Plan, Windstream’s
3MB Dynamic Broadband (or higher), Online Data Backup, Remote IT Support, Internet
Security, Fax-to-Email and Microsoft Outlook Web Access. (The rate shown above
includes only the access line and features portion of the full bundled rate).
Term Discounts for the Windstream Small Business Complete Bundle are also available.
An early termination fee of 100% of the remaining term balance will apply for customers
who terminate before the end of their two-year or three-year term commitment.
Two-Year Term Commitment: Customers who agree to keep the service for a minimum of
two years will receive a discount of $10.00 off the bundle rate. Also, the non-recurring
Service Charges, as described in this tariff, will be waived.
Three-Year Term Commitment: Customers who agree to keep the service for a minimum
of three years will receive a discount of $20.00 off the bundle rate. Also, the non-recurring
Service Charges, as described in this tariff, will be waived.
(N)
∗
If any required component of the service bundle is discontinued, discounts may no longer apply and/or all
remaining components may convert to the regular tariffed monthly rate.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 9
Original Contents Page
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
FOREIGN EXCHANGE TARIFF
CONTENTS
PAGE NO.
9.1
FOREIGN EXCHANGE SERVICE
1
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 9
Original Page 1
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
FOREIGN EXCHANGE TARIFF
9.1
FOREIGN EXCHANGE SERVICE
9.1.1
The rate for foreign exchange service is the monthly rate for individual line main station service,
private branch exchange trunk lines, or private branch exchange system applicable within the base
area of the designated central office of the foreign exchange area, plus charges as follows for each
circuit:
a.
$1.25 per month per quarter-mile or fraction thereof, for the distance, route measurement,
between the central office from which the subscriber normally would be served and the
central office in the foreign exchange from which the subscriber desires to be served, or
in the event the Telephone Company has no exchange in any foreign territory or on
account of non-patronage or circumstances beyond its control, an exchange is
discontinued and any individual main station or private branch exchange system
applicable within such foreign territory applies for said individual line service, then the
foreign exchange rate of $1.25 per quarter-mile per month applies. In addition, the
subscriber is charged with any extra exchange line mileage charges which would apply
for connection with the central office from which service normally would be rendered.
9.1.2
See Section 20.
9.1.3
See Section 20.
9.1.4
Foreign exchange service is furnished subject to the same restrictions as to the use of the service
by others than the subscribers and his representatives, as applies in connection with other classes
of exchange service.
9.1.5
Subscribers to foreign exchange service are required to contract for service in the exchange from
which they would normally be served. The minimum requirement is one individual line or one
trunk.
9.1.6
The local service area and toll rates to main stations or private branch exchange systems
connected for foreign service are the same as regularly apply to stations located in the foreign
exchange area. Charges, if any, for messages to foreign exchange main stations or private
branch exchange systems are the established rates for messages to stations located in the foreign
exchange area.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 10
Original Contents Page
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
KEY AND PUSHBUTTON TELEPHONE SERVICE
CONTENTS
PAGE NO.
10.1
GENERAL
1
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 10
First Revised Page 1
Cancels Original Page 1
ISSUED: August 1, 2011
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: September 1, 2011
KEY AND PUSHBUTTON TELEPHONE SERVICE
Service offerings in this section are now (O) obsolete. Please refer to Section 100.
10.1 Central office lines (trunks)
terminating in multi-line
or key telephones
Monthly Rate
Business
Residence
-Inside Base Rate Area
-Outside Base Rate Area
Bassfield
Florence
Prentiss
$36.19 (I)
43.41
36.19 (I)
$17.73
21.69
17.73
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 11
Original Contents Page
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
PRIVATE BRANCH EXCHANGE SERVICE
CONTENTS
PAGE NO.
11.1
TRUNK LINES AND STATIONS
1
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 11
Original Page 1
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
PRIVATE BRANCH EXCHANGE SERVICE
11.1
TRUNK LINES AND STATIONS
Exchange
All
Trunk Lines, Each
2 times individual
line rate
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 12
Original Contents Page 1
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CENTREX SERVICE
PAGE NO.
12.1
Windstream Digital Centrex II (ADC-II)
1
12.2.1
12.2.2
12.2.3
12.2.4
1
4
9
9
General
Basic Feature Package
Rates and Charges
Term Payment Plan
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 12
Original Page 1
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CENTREX SERVICE
12.1
Windstream Digital Centrex II (ADC-II)
12.1.1
GENERAL
Windstream Digital Centrex II (ADC-II) Service is furnished subject to the availability of facilities,
features and central office equipment as determined by the Company.
a.
The service is furnished from digital central office equipment located on Company
premises and associated facilities so arranged as to provide the following service
features:
(1)
Direct-Inward-Dialing (DID) and Direct-Outward-Dialing (DOD) of exchange and
long distance message network calls to and from stations and attendant
positions of an ADC-II system.
(2)
Intercommunication calls between stations of the same ADC-II system.
(3)
Identified-Outward-Dialing (IOD) by station number of outgoing long distance
message calls dialed by a station. Only calls billed to the subscriber by this
Company will be provided this identification.
(4)
Common recorded announcement interception of calls to unassigned station
numbers.
(5)
Station Line Hunting.
(6)
Tel-Touch Service.
b.
Network Access Registers (NARS) provide access to local exchange and long distance
networks and will be at the rates and charges as specified in Section 3.9.2 of this Tariff.
c.
The number of simultaneous exchange and toll network calls to and from ADC-II station
lines and attendant positions of a ADC-II system is limited by the number of Network
Access Registers subscribed to by the subscriber. Each Network Access Register may
be arranged for two-way, one-way incoming or one-way outgoing
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 12
Original Page 2
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CENTREX SERVICE
12.1
Windstream Digital Centrex II (ADC-II)
12.1.1
GENERAL (Cont'd)
c.
(Cont'd)
operation depending upon the option chosen by the customer at the time the Network
Access Register is installed. When a change in the operation is requested by the
customer, the appropriate service charges as specified in Section 4 of this Tariff apply per
Network Access Register affected.
d.
ADC-II station lines will consist of the intercom and basic features.
e.
ADC-II service may be provided in association with PBX or Key System trunks. A
surcharge per NARS will apply equal to the difference between the PBX or key trunk rate
and the NARS rate.
f.
Certain auxiliary services may be available on an individual ADC-II station line and are
subject to the capabilities of the serving central office.
g.
Customer premises equipment associated with this service is provided by the customer or
as specified in Section 2 of this Tariff.
h.
Service charges as specified in Section 4 as well as charges specified in 12.1.3e of this
Tariff apply to all ADC-II station line installations, customer requested moves, changes
and rearrangements performed by the Company.
i.
Where ADC-II stations are in a foreign exchange (FX) or a foreign central office (FCO)
area, the mileage charge per Section 9 will be calculated from the FX or the FCO to the
Network Interface location serving those ADC-II station lines.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 12
Original Page 3
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CENTREX SERVICE
12.1
Windstream Digital Centrex II (ADC-II)
12.1.1
GENERAL (Cont'd)
j.
In a different central office serving area of multi-office exchange:
(1)
The rate for ADC-II Service in an FX or FCO area is the monthly rate for the
ADC-II Service desired, plus an FX or FCO mileage charge as specified in
Section 9 of this Tariff.
(2)
When ADC-II station lines are connected by facilities which are routed between
two or more central offices in the same exchange, the foreign central office
mileage charge is calculated separately on an airline basis between the ADC-II
central office from which exchange service normally would be rendered.
k.
Extension line mileage charges as specified in Section 13 of this Tariff apply as
appropriate.
l.
The lines for direct connections between an ADC-II system and other systems are
provided primarily for communications between stations of the two systems. In such
cases, rates and charges for the tie line service will apply. In addition, these tie line
connections may be arranged to provide completion of incoming or outgoing local and
long distance calls through the ADC-II system to or from other systems (ADC-II or
Non-ADC-II) provided such connections to the exchange or long distance network are
only made at one system at a time.
m.
Rates and charges for Tel-Touch Service as specified in Section 13 of this Tariff do not
apply for the provision of Tel-Touch Service to ADC-II Service. Regulations as specified
in Section 13 of this Tariff apply.
n.
The applicable end user charges will apply to each ADC-II station.
o.
A system may not be provided for intercommunication (stand alone) service only. Access
to the exchange network must be provided.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 12
Original Page 4
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CENTREX SERVICE
12.1
Windstream Digital Centrex II (ADC-II)
12.1.1
12.1.2
GENERAL (Cont'd)
p.
With the exception of Network Access Registers, suspension of ADC-II Service is not
permitted.
q.
Directory Listing will be furnished subject to the rates and regulations specified in Section
6 of this Tariff.
r.
The minimum service periods applicable to ADC-II Service are as follows:
(1)
Month to Month - Normal service period as specified in Section 2 of this Tariff.
(2)
Term Payment Plan - 36 Month and 60 Month.
(3)
Except where the month to month option is selected, and except in the case of
the NARS rate, customers subscribing to ADC-II Service are guaranteed rate
stability for the service period selected.
s.
All ADC-II features are available only to lines utilizing Tel-Touch signaling.
t.
All exchange lines in an ADC-II system must be served by the same central office and
have the same billing arrangement.
u.
Enhanced Custom Calling
(1)
ADC - Enhanced Custom Calling is an optional service offered in addition to
ADC Service.
(2)
ADC - Enhanced Custom Calling are features that can be ordered only with
existing or new Centrex lines as described in Section 12.1 of this Tariff.
(3)
ADC - Enhanced Custom Calling includes Caller ID, Call Trace and
Feature Package 1 per Centrex line. Feature Package 1 includes Call
Return, Repeat Dialing, Call Selector, Preferred Call Forwarding, and Selective
Call Accept.
(4)
The Enhanced Custom Calling features are fully described and are subject to
the limitations as described in Section 13.
BASIC FEATURE PACKAGE
The Basic Feature Package will include but not be limited to the following features:
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 12
Original Page 5
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CENTREX SERVICE
12.1
Windstream Digital Centrex II (ADC-II)
12.1.2
BASIC FEATURE PACKAGE (Cont'd)
(1)
Automatic Line-Direct Connect Number
A station programmed to a dial specific internal station number or "O" for the
attendant when a station user goes off-hook.
(2)
Call Forwarding - Variable
When activated by a ADC-II station line user, automatically routes calls intended
for his station line to any other station line selected within the same system or
optionally outside the ADC-II system. The ADC-II station line selected may also
be the attendant.
(3)
Call Forwarding - Busy Line
Automatically routes calls to the attendant or preselected ADC-II station line
when the called ADC-II station line is busy.
(4)
Call Forwarding - Do Not Answer
Automatically routes calls to the attendant or preselected ADC-II station line
when the called ADC-II station line does not answer within the preset ringing
cycle.
(5)
Call Waiting
With this feature, an incoming call encountering a busy station receives audible
ringing. The called busy station receives a call waiting tone. The called busy
station may then acknowledge the incoming caller on hold, then alternate
between callers, or abandon one of the calls.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 12
Original Page 6
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CENTREX SERVICE
12.1
Windstream Digital Centrex II (ADC-II)
12.1.2
BASIC FEATURE PACKAGE (Cont'd)
(6)
Consultation Hold - All Calls
Allows an ADC-II station user to place a call on hold by depressing the
switchhook, at which time dial tone is returned. the station user may then
proceed to establish connection with another internal station or outside party,
and after speaking with the "consulted" party, the station user may (1) return to
the call initially held; (2) depress the switchhook thereby effecting Add-On
Conference or (3) hang up and effect transfer of the initial call to the consulted
party.
(7)
Speed Calling
Lets the ADC-II station line user place calls to a list of frequently called
telephone numbers by dialing fewer digits than the complete directory number.
(8)
Three-Way Calling
Allows a station user to add a third party to an existing two-party conversation.
(9)
Direct Inward Dialing (DID)
The service allows for incoming calls from the exchange network to reach a
specific station without attendant assistance.
(10)
Direct Outward Dialing (DOD)
Outward calls may be dialed directly from any unrestricted ADC-II station line
served by the ADC-II main switching equipment without the help of an attendant.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 12
Original Page 7
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CENTREX SERVICE
12.1
Windstream Digital Centrex II (ADC-II) (Cont'd)
12.1.2
BASIC FEATURE PACKAGE (Cont'd)
(11)
Hunting
Hunting is a call completion feature that increases the likelihood of an incoming
call being completed within a customer defined group of lines. When the caller
accesses the group, ADC-II attempts to complete the call on a sequence of
lines. Three types of hunt groups may be allowed and are as follows:
(a)
Directory Number Hunting (DNH)
Each line in the hunt group has its own unique directory number. The
hunt group can be accessed by dialing any number in the hunt group,
but the number of lines hunted depends on the hunting option (circular
or sequential) assigned to the DNH group. Circular hunts all the lines in
the hunt group regardless of the starting point. Sequential hunting
starts at the number dialed and ends at the last number of the group.
(b)
Distributed Line Hunting (DLH)
Distributed Line Hunting starts after the first idle line found by the
previous hunt and continues until the hunting starting point is reached.
DLH provides equal distribution of calls.
(c)
Multi-Line Hunt Group (Basic)
When a call is originated to a busy station line in a basic multi-line
hunting group, the call hunts once in a prearranged order for an idle
station through all remaining station lines in that group.
(12)
Station-To-Station Calling
Calls may be dialed to completion between any two station lines of the same
digital ADC-II group.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 12
Original Page 8
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CENTREX SERVICE
12.1
Windstream Digital Centrex II (ADC-II) (Cont'd)
12.1.2
BASIC FEATURE PACKAGE (Cont'd)
(14)
Call Pickup
Allows an ADC-II station line user to answer calls directed to another ADC-II
station line within the same preset call pick-up group.
(15)
Distinctive Ringing
Distinctive Ringing is furnished to indicate the source of calls to idle station lines.
(16)
Class-Of-Service Restrictions
This service provides the capability to allow or deny individual station features.
The restrictions can be arranged to control all calls originating or terminating on
stations and tie trunks.
a.
Toll Restricted Service
Toll restricted stations are toll denied.
b.
Unrestricted Service
Unrestricted stations are allowed to access the exchange network, the
toll network or any service accessible by dialing.
(17)
Call Transfer
The Call Transfer feature allows the subscriber to transfer an established call to
another line within or outside the communications group. This is similar to
Conferencing, except that the user transfers the held call by hanging up after
ringing the third party.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 12
First Revised Page 9
Cancels Original Page 9
ISSUED: August 1, 2011
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: September 1, 2011
CENTREX SERVICE
12.1
Windstream Digital Centrex II (ADC-II) (Cont'd)
12.1.3
RATES AND CHARGES
a.
ADC-II Exchange Access is provided by the appropriate Network Access Register(s)
(NARS) as specified in Section 3 of this Tariff.
b.
ADC-II Station Lines which include the intercom and basic features, are provided on a per
line basis.
c.
ADC-II
Month
to
Month
Rate
(1)
d.
$5.10(I) $4.75
$4.50
Caller ID per Centrex Line
Call Tracing per Centrex Line
Feature Package 1 per Centrex Line
(Call Return, Repeat Dialing, Call
Selector, Preferred Call Forwarding,
and Selective Call Accept)
Monthly Rate
$3.00
$3.00
$8.00
e.
Proprietary Set Central Office Line Charge
f.
Service charges as specified in Section 4 of this Tariff apply to ADC-II installations, customer
requested moves, changes and rearrangements performed by the Company.
g.
A Secondary Service Order charge per request, and a Central Office Work charge per line
apply, as specified in Section 4, when ADC-II is added to existing exchange service lines, or
when features are changed or added on existing exchange lines equipped with ADC-II.
h.
A surcharge that is equivalent to the multi-line business Subscriber Line Charge (SLC) will
apply to each ADC line. For each ADC line a credit will be applied which, when combined
with the preceding surcharge, will provide a monthly net SLC billing equal to the SLC
multiplied by the number of network access registers.
$4.00
TERM PAYMENT PLAN
a.
*
60
Month
Rate
Enhanced Custom Calling
(1)
(2)
(3)
12.1.4
ADC-II Station Lines, each *
36
Month
Rate
The Term Payment Plan includes specific contract periods of 36 or 60 months in duration
and is offered to all ADC-II customers.
To the monthly rate shown, add the appropriate Network Access Register charge.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 12
Original Page 10
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CENTREX SERVICE
12.1
Windstream Digital Centrex II (ADC-II) (Cont'd)
12.1.4
TERM PAYMENT PLAN (Cont'd)
b.
The monthly rate for ADC-II service under the term payment plan for the periods of 36 or
60 months is not subject to Company initiated rate increases. This plan does not apply to
the NARS rate in Section 3.
c.
ADC-II station line additions under the term payment plan may be made at contracted
rates for the duration of the contract period.
d.
Upon expiration of the term payment plan, the customer must select a new contract
period as offered in the current tariff or revert to current tariff rates for the month to month
payment option.
e.
Termination Liability
(1)
If service is terminated in whole or in part, except as otherwise provided herein,
prior to the expiration of the agreed to term payment plan, the customer shall be
required to pay a termination charge determined by the application of the
following formula for ADC-II lines:
Number of Disconnected
ADC-II Stations Lines
Below the Level
X
Under Contract
Monthly ADC-II
Station Line
Rates
XI
Number of Months
Remaining
In The Contract
Period
In the preceding calculation consideration will be given for the time value of
money at a discount rate of ten (10) percent.
(2)
A customer who reduces ADC-II station lines under contract has the following
options for the duration of the contract period.
(a)
Continue to pay an amount equal to the monthly rate for the number of
ADC-II station lines disconnected that are under contract, or
(b)
Pay termination charges as covered in (1) preceding on the number of
ADC-II station line(s) disconnected.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 13
Original Contents Page 1
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
CONTENTS
13.1
EXTENSION LINE MILEAGE
13.1.1
13.1.2
13.2
13.3.
13.4
13.5
3
13.2.1
13.2.2
13.2.3
3
3
3
13.8
General
Conditions
Rates
CUSTOM CALLING SERVICES
4
13.3.1
13.3.2
13.3.3
4
5
6
Description
Provisions of Service
Rates
EXTENSION STATIONS
8
13.4.1
8
TOLL BLOCKING 9
General
Toll Blocking
Rates and Charges
9
10
12
PACKAGE OFFERINGS
13.6.1
13.7
1
2
NATIONAL AND REVERSE DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE
13.5.1
13.5.2
13.5.3
13.6
General
Rates
PAGE NO.
1
Business Custom Calling Packages
13
RING+ SERVICE
14
13.7.1
13.7.2
13.7.3
14
15
16
General
Regulations
Rates
CLASS SERVICE
18
13.8.1
13.8.2
13.8.3
13.8.4
18
18
24
25
Applications
Definitions
Regulations
Rates and Charges
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 13
First Revised Contents Page 2
Cancels Original Contents Page 2
ISSUED: July 14, 2011
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: September 1, 2011
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
CONTENTS
13.9
DIRECT-INWARD-DIALING (DID) SERVICE
13.9.1
13.9.2
13.10
13.11
13.12
13.13
13.14
General
Rates and Charges
PAGE NO.
29
29
31
CUSTOM CALLING LOCAL AREA SIGNALING SERVICE - PER USE
32
13.10.1 General
13.10.2 Rates and Charges
32
32
AUTOMATIC INTERCEPT SERVICE
33
13.11.1 General
13.11.2 Rates
33
33
CUSTOMIZED NUMBER SERVICE
34
13.12.1 General
13.12.2 Charges
34
35
REMOTE CALL FORWARDING
36
13.13.1 General
13.13.2 Regulations
13.13.3 Rates and Charges
36
36
37
PAPER BILL CHARGE
38
(T)
13.14.1 General
13.14.2 Charge
38
38
(T)
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 13
Original Page 1
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
13.1
EXTENSION LINE MILEAGE
13.1.1
General
a.
The basic rates for extension and PBX stations are for such stations which are located on
the same premise and within the same building as the main station or PBX equipment.
Where extension or PBX stations are provided at other locations and for other circuit
extensions of similar character such as for jacks, bells, or gongs, extension line addition
to the basic rates.
b.
Extension line mileage charges are also applicable for extension lines furnished by the
Company for the connection of customer-provided terminal equipment and
communications systems which are applicable as set forth below, in addition to the basic
rates.
c.
Mileage charges are computed on the airline measurement from the point where the
extension line leaves the building in which the main station or PBX system is located, in
the point where it enters the building in which the extension station, PBX stations, or other
service is located; except that, in those cases where the extension line is bridged to the
main line in the central office, mileage charges are computed in the airline measurement
from the point where the lie leaves the central office building where bridged, to the point
where it enters the building where the extension circuit is terminated. Where the offpremise service is located in the same building as the main service, mileage charges are
computed in airline measurement from the point where the extension line leaves the
premise of the main service to the point where it enters the premise of the off-premise
service. Mileage charges are computed separately for each extension line or cable pair
required.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 13
Original Page 2
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
13.1
EXTENSION LINE MILEAGE (continued)
13.1.1
13.1.2
General (continued)
d.
Where supporting structure is necessary for the purpose of furnishing extension lines on
the subscriber’s premises, such supporting structure is furnished by the subscriber as
provided for in Section 5, “Construction Charges.”
e.
When the expected life of all or part of the outside circuit extension is shorter than the
normal life of the plant or the cost of providing the plant is such as to render inadequate
the mileage charges quoted herein, the plant required to furnish such service will be
provided as a special service arrangement. Carrying charges, installation charges and/or
basic termination liability provisions will be filed in Section 5 of this tariff. Those charges
and provisions will be applicable in lieu of standard mileage charges quoted in this
section.
Rates
a.
Between buildings on the same premise, between premises in the same building, or on
different premises:
Monthly
Rate
(1)
(2)
For each one-quarter mile or fraction there of
-Business
-Residence
$ 1.00
1.00
In different exchanges:
Interexchange private line mileage charges apply. See Section 20 of his tariff.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 13
First Revised Page 3
Cancels Original Page 3
ISSUED: September 1, 2010
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: October 1, 2010
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
13.2
NATIONAL AND REVERSE DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE
13.2.1. General
13.2.2
a.
National Directory Assistance is a service whereby customers may dial 1411 and request
assistance in determining listing information of subscribers who are located outside the
customer’s local calling area (exchange).
b.
Reverse Directory Assistance is a reverse search service that allows the caller to request a
customer’s name and/or address after giving the directory assistance operator a complete
telephone number. Customers may access Reverse Directory Assistance by dialing 1411.
Conditions
The following conditions and rates apply to all calls from customers who request National Directory
Assistance or Reverse Directory Assistance.
13.2.3
a.
The customer will be charged for each call made to National Directory Assistance or Reverse
Directory Assistance. Customers may receive one listing per call. The National and/or
Reverse Directory Assistance rate applies per call, whether or not a number, name, or
address is provided; this includes requests for numbers, names, or address that are nonpublished or unlisted.
b.
There are no billing exemptions or allowances for National Directory Assistance or Reverse
Directory Assistance service requests.
c.
Charges for National Directory Assistance or Reverse Directory Assistance service are not
applicable to calls placed from hospitals, or to calls placed by customers who certify they are
unable to use a directory because of visual or physical handicap.
d.
National Directory Assistance and Reverse Directory Assistance services will not be available
from Hotel/Motel and Pay Telephones.
Rates
a.
National Directory Assistance
Per Request
$1.50
(I)
b.
Reverse Directory Assistance
$1.50
(I)
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 13
Original Page 4
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
13.3
CUSTOM CALLING SERVICES
13.3.1
Description
a.
Custom calling services are auxiliary features provided in addition to basic telephone
service. Custom calling services consist of the following features:
(1)
Call Forwarding - This provides an arrangement for transferring incoming calls to
another telephone number in the local calling area by dialing a code and the
number of the service to which calls are to be transferred.
(2)
Three-Way Calling - This permits an existing call to be held, and by dialing, a
second telephone call can be established and added to the connection. This
service contemplates that normal transmission performance quality cannot be
guaranteed on all calls.
(3)
Call Waiting - By means of a tone signal, a customer who is using his telephone
is alerted when another caller is trying to reach that station. Permits putting first
call on hold so that second call can be answered.
In Central Offices where the capability exists and has been implemented,
subscribers to Call Waiting may dial activate a Cancel Call Waiting feature.
Before a call is initiated, the subscriber may activate the Cancel Call Waiting
feature and Call Waiting is then made inoperative on the first call initiated by the
subscriber immediately following activation of the Cancel feature. Call Waiting is
restored automatically on termination of such a call. During the time the Cancel
Call Waiting feature is activated, incoming callers receive a busy tone.
(4)
Speed Calling - This provides for the calling of a 7- or 10- digit telephone number
by dialing an abbreviated code.
(5)
Warm Line - When the telephone is placed in an offhook condition and after a
set time interval, the call is automatically routed to a predetermined number.
During the time interval, the telephone can be used to make regular dialed calls
if desired.
(6)
Call Forwarding Busy Line - This feature provides for calls terminating to a
subscriber’s busy directory number to be forwarded to either a different
subscriber’s telephone number or a different telephone number for the same
subscriber located on a different premises from the Call Forwarding Busy Line
provisioned premises. The customer selected forward-to telephone number is
preprogrammed at the time service is established and can only be changed via
service order. Call Forwarding Busy Line shall not be used to extend calls on a
planned and continuing basis to intentionally avoid the payment of Rotary Line
Service.
(7)
Call Forwarding Don’t Answer - This feature provides for calls terminating to a
subscriber’s idle directory number to be forwarded, after a customer preselected
interval, to another telephone number. The customer selected forward-to
telephone number and specified interval are preprogrammed at the time service
is established and can only be changed via service order.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 13
Original Page 5
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
13.3
CUSTOM CALLING SERVICES (continued)
13.3.1
Description (continued)
b.
(8)
Customer Control of Call Forwarding Busy Line - This feature provides a
customer the Call Forwarding Busy Line feature and the capability to control
from his base station line the activation and deactivation of the service by using
dialing codes. The destination telephone number is specified by the customer at
the time this feature is ordered and can only be change via service order.
(9)
Customer Control of Call Forwarding Don’t Answer - This feature provides a
customer the Call Forwarding Don’t Answer feature and the capability to control
from his base station line the activation and deactivation of the service by using
dialing codes. The destination telephone number and forwarding interval are
specified by the customer at the time this feature is ordered and can only be
changed via service order.
(10)
Remote Access - Call Forwarding Variable - This feature provides a customer
the Call Forwarding Variable feature and the capability to activate and deactivate
the service remotely from any line/equipment capable of Touch-Tone signaling
rather than only from the base station line. This feature does not require that a
courtesy call be completed to the forward-to telephone number.
(11)
Ring Again - This feature allows a customer encountering a busy station within
the central office serving area to be notified when the busy station becomes idle
and to be placed automatically in a ring-again mode. The customer is free to
place or receive calls normally while this feature is activated.
(12)
Message Waiting Indicators – This feature enables customers to be alerted that
a message is waiting either through a stuttered dial tone or a message waiting
light on telephones equipped with a light feature.
Disaster Assistance Plan
In the event that a natural disaster occurs in one of the Company’s exchanges and
destroys or partially destroys customers’ premises, the Company may, at its sole
discretion, elect to implement a Disaster Assistance Plan. Under the Plan, the Company
may, for example, waive the installation fee and up to three months’ recurring service
charges for Call Forwarding, Call Forwarding Busy Line, Call Forwarding Don’t Answer,
Preferred Call Forwarding, Ring +, and/or other features the Company may deem
appropriate. This plan will only be available to residential and business customers whose
premises are damaged to the point they are considered unsafe, unsuitable, or
uninhabitable. Charges will only be waived with respect to existing local exchange
service accounts which are not partially or fully suspended at the time of the offer.
Charges will not be waived on service established at a new location.
13.3.2
Provision of Service
a.
Custom Calling Services are furnished only from central offices which have been
arranged to provide these services. The services are provided subject to the availability
of facilities.
d.
Custom Calling Services are furnished only in connection with individual line residence
and business main service.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 13
Original Page 6
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
13.3
CUSTOM CALLING SERVICES (continued)
13.3.3
Rates
a.
b.
Individual features - Monthly rate per Central Office line equipped
Residence
Rate
(1)
Call forwarding
$1.50
(2)
Three-Way Calling
3.00
(3)
Call Waiting
3.00
(4)
a. Speed Calling (8-Code)
2.50
b. Speed Calling (30-Code)
3.00
(5)
Warm Line**
2.00
(6)
Call Forwarding Busy Line
1.00
(7)
Call Forwarding Don’t Answer
1.00
(8)
Customer Control Call Forwarding Busy Line
3.00
(9)
Customer Control Call Forwarding Don’t’ Answer
3.00
(10)
Remote Access Call Forwarding Variable
4.00
(11)
Ring Again
3.00
(12)
Message Waiting Indicators
(13)
Stutter Dial Tone
0.50
Lamp Indicator
1.50
Business
Rate
$1.50
3.00
3.00
2.50
3.00
2.00
2.00
2.00
5.00
5.00
6.00
5.00
0.50
1.50
Packages - Residence Only
(1)
Call forwarding with call waiting*
4.00
(2)
Speed calling with call waiting*
4.50
(3)
Call forwarding and speed calling*
(8-code) with call waiting
5.50
Call forwarding, three-way calling*
call waiting and speed calling (8-code)
7.00
(4)
(5)
Windstream Easy Call Package
Call Forward, Call Waiting, Cancel Call
Waiting, Three Way Calling, Speed 8
7.00***
(6)
Windstream Caller ID Package
Caller ID Deluxe, Call Waiting, Caller ID
on Call Waiting, Call Return
11.95
(7)
Windstream Complete Package
Caller ID Deluxe, Call Waiting, Caller ID
on Call Waiting, Three Way Calling,
Selective Call Accept, Call Selector,
Call Forward, Repeat Dial, Call Return,
Preferred Call Forward, Selective Call
Reject, Speed 30
14.95***
(8)
Voice Mail Link Package
Call Forwarding Busy Line, Call
Forwarding Don’t Answer, and
Stutter Dial Tone
2.50
*
These packages are offered only to existing customers at existing rates as of May 26, 2000.
**
***
This service is only available to existing customers at present locations as of September 11, 2003.
This service available only to current customers at their current location.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 13
Original Page 7
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
13.3
CUSTOM CALLING SERVICES (continued)
Residential
Rate
(9) Windstream Feature Select Package
* Feature Select Package
Includes all Anchored Features and five of
the Non-Anchored Optional Features.
Anchored Features
Caller ID Deluxe
Enhanced Call Waiting
(10)
Essentials Package
Caller ID Deluxe
Enhanced Call Waiting
Caller ID on Call Waiting
Selective Call Rejection
Selective Call Acceptance
Preferred Call Forwarding
Anonymous Call Rejection
$15.95
Non-Anchored Optional Features
Caller ID on Call Waiting
Call Forwarding
Preferred Call Forwarding
3-Way Calling
Call Return
Speed Dial 30
Repeat Dial
Selective Call Rejection
Selective Call Acceptance
Call Selector
Basic Voice Mail Link and
(1)
Voicemail with up to 4
Sub-mail boxes
$15.95
Call Forwarding
Call Return
Repeat Dial
3-Way Calling
Speed Calling 30
Call Selector
(1) Voicemail and sub-mailboxes are non-regulated services and are offered, where available.
* This service is only available to existing customers at existing locations.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 13
Original Page 8
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
13.4
EXTENSION STATIONS
13.4.1
General
a.
Extension station services, which is provided by the customer, provides the capability of
connecting terminal equipment at a location other than the location of the main service.
b.
Extension stations may be provided in connection with all classes of main station service,
excluding public telephone service. Extension stations must be provided without dials or
coin collectors in connection with semipublic telephone service for the exclusive use of
the subscriber for answering purposes only and must be located in the same room or
within view of the main station.
c.
Extension stations must be located on the same premises of the subscriber as the main
station, and are restricted to the use of the subscribers, his representatives and
associates, or to members of the subscriber’s immediate family or domestic
establishment; except that in the case of an individual line subscriber’s service, extension
may be located on other premises under the following conditions, provided facilities are
available and technical equipment limitations in each specific case permit, and provided
that extensions from residence service are not located on business premises.
(1)
Where two or more “premises” of the same subscriber are used in the conduct of
one establishment or business; or
(2)
Where the extension is located on other than the subscriber’s premises for the
purpose of answering calls at such time as the subscriber is not available at the
main station, provided that separate exchange service is also provided on these
premises.
Such extensions must be furnished without a dial, or when terminated in
pushbutton telephone instrument, the extension line must be restricted from
outgoing call use.
e.
The provision of circuits required to connect main and extension stations is subject to
additional regulations and charges shown in Section 13.1.
f.
The number of extension stations which may be permitted with any main station is limited
to such number, as in the judgment of the Company, will not interfere with the efficient
operation of the service
.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 13
Original Page 9
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
13.5
TOLL BLOCKING
13.5.1
General
a.
Toll Blocking will provide a choice of code restriction options for selected outgoing calls.
Each option will permit local calls except 976 calls which are restricted in Options #1 and
#2. Also permitted in each option are non-chargeable calls to Company numbers such as
repair service, emergency numbers (911) and 1+8XX calling.
b.
Toll Blocking will be available to basic exchange customers with Individual Line
Residence Service, Business Service, Key System Trunks or PBX Trunks in either Flat
Rate, Message Rate or Measured Rate environment, where available.
c.
Subscribers dialing restricted codes in the Toll Blocking Dialing Plan will be sent to an
appropriate recorded announcement.
d.
Toll Blocking is furnished only from central offices which have been arranged to provide
these services. The services are provided subject to the availability of facilities.
e.
Customers who subscribe to Toll Blocking are required to place Company provided
stickers on each restricted telephone indicating that the operator can not be reached for
any purpose. In addition, it shall be the responsibility of the subscriber to notify all
authorized users of this service that it is impossible to reach the operator using the
restricted telephone.
f.
The Company shall not be liable to any person for damages of any nature or kind arising
out of, resulting from, or in connection with the provision of Toll Blocking offered herein,
including, without limitation the inability of the station user to access the operator for any
purpose and any of the other restricted codes specified in the dialing plan options listed
hereunder.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 13
Original Page 10
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
13.5
TOLL BLOCKING (continued)
13.5.2
Toll Blocking Options
1
Toll Blocking Dialing Plan
1.
Option #1
Blocks 900, NPA + 976, and 1 + NPA 976
Note 1: The codes shown for Toll Blocking options are not to be considered all inclusive. Codes may be changed
and new or different codes may be added as deemed appropriate by the Company, 1 + 976 restrictions are
applicable only to calls within the subscriber’s area code.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 13
Original Page 11
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
13.5
TOLL BLOCKING (continued)
13.5.2
Toll Blocking Options (continued)
a.
Toll Blocking Dialing Plan (continued)
2.
Option #2
1
Blocks all billable calls. Local and nonchargeable calls, such as repair service
and public emergency numbers (911) will be permitted.
3.
Option #3
Blocks international calls. 900 and 976 blocking is included at no charge.
Note 1: This option includes blocking of all 101XXXX dialed calls.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 13
Original Page 12
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
13.5
TOLL BLOCKING (continued)
13.5.3
Rates and Charges
a.
The following rates and charges are for Toll Blocking only and are in addition to the
applicable service charges, monthly rates, and nonrecurring charges for exchange
access lines and other services or equipment with which they are associated.
1.
Option #1
1
Nonrecurring
Charge
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
2.
Residence Line, each
Business Line, each
Key System Trunk, each
PBX Trunk, each
-
-
Option #2
Nonrecurring
Charge
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
3.
Monthly
Rate
Residence Line, each
Business Line, each
Key System Trunk, each
PBX Trunk, each
$10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
Monthly
Rate
$2.40
3.65
4.50
5.35
Option #3
Nonrecurring
Charge
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
Residence Line, each
Business Line, each
Key System Trunk, each
PBX Trunk, each
-
Monthly
Rate
-
Note 1: Normal service charges will be charged to customers that initially restrict 976, 1 + 976, and 1 + 900
calls, then subsequently decide they want the capability of making those calls.
b.
On the first occurrence of adjustment due to unauthorized or mistaken 900 and/or 976
service calls blocking shall be offered to the customer at no charge. However, on the
second occurrence of adjustment or customer refusal to pay the 900 and/or 976 service
charges, Company initiated blocking may be imposed.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 13
Original Page 13
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
13.6
PACKAGE OFFERINGS
13.6.1
Business Custom Calling Packages (A service order charge applies as found in Section 4.)
Monthly Rates
a.
Basic Caller ID Package –
Includes all Anchored Features and two of five Non-Anchored
Optional Features.
Anchored Features
Caller ID Deluxe
Call Waiting
Enhanced Call Waiting
b.
c.
Non-Anchored Optional Features
Call Forwarding
3-Way Calling
Call Return
Speed Dial 8
Repeat Dial
Caller ID Premium Package –
Includes all Anchored Features and four of seven Non-Anchored
Optional Features.
Anchored Features
Caller ID Deluxe
Call Waiting
Enhanced Call Waiting
$9.95
$14.95
Non-Anchored Optional Features
Anonymous Call Rejection
Call Forwarding
3-Way Calling
Call Return
Speed Dial 30
Repeat Dial
Caller ID on Call Waiting
Caller ID Ultimate Package –
$19.95
Includes all Anchored Features and six of eleven Non-Anchored
Optional Features.
Anchored Features
Caller ID Deluxe
Call Waiting
Enhanced Call Waiting
Basic Voice Mail *
d.
•
Non-Anchored Optional Features
Call Forwarding
3-Way Calling
Call Return
Speed Dial 30
Repeat Dial
Caller ID on Call Waiting
Selective Call Acceptance
Selective Call Rejection
Anonymous Call Rejection
Call Selector
Preferred Call Forwarding
Voice Mail Link Package
Call Forwarding Busy Line, Call Forwarding Don’t Answer, and Stutter
Dial Tone
Basic Voice mail is a non-regulated service. Basic Voice Mail is offered where technically available.
$3.50
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 13
Original Page 14
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
13.7
RING+
13.7.1
General
a.
RING+ service will enable a subscriber to have up to four telephone numbers associated
with a single line. Customers subscribing to this service will be able to receive calls
dialed to two, three or four separate telephone numbers without having additional lines. A
distinctive ringing pattern will be provided for each of the additional telephone numbers to
facilitate identification of incoming calls. A distinctive Call Waiting tone for each
additional telephone number will be provided, where facilities permit, to customers
subscribing to Call Waiting service.
b.
RING+ service is offered in the following format. RING+ I consists of one additional
telephone number associated with a single line. RING+ II consists of two additional
telephone numbers associated with a single line. RING+ III consists of three additional
telephone numbers associated with a single line.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 13
Original Page 15
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
13.7
RING+ (Continued)
13.7.2
Regulations
a.
This service is available to individual line residence and business customers.
b.
The service is not compatible with Windstream Digital Centrex (ADC) service, PBX trunk
service, foreign exchange service, or with access lines terminating in customer premises
switching or key equipment. RING+ service may not be compatible with all types of
customer provided telephone equipment.
c.
RING+ service is provided subject to the availability of facilities. Additionally, RING+ II
and RING+ III may not be available in all central offices equipped to provide RING+ I
service.
d.
In addition to the rates shown in Section 13.7.3 a directory listing charge is applicable.
Listings for RING+ service are subject to regulations specified in Section 6 for directory
listings and will be charged for at the regular rate for each additional number subscribed
to. Other listings will also be provided under the terms and conditions described in
Section 6 of this tariff.
e.
All telephone numbers associated with a line equipped with RING+ service must originate
from the same central office switching machine.
f.
When establishing RING+ service, Call Forwarding service subscribers must choose one
of the following options. When Call Forwarding service is activated.
g.
All telephone numbers associated with one line will be forwarded to a single number
when Call Forwarding service is activated.
h.
The main telephone number only will be forwarded when Call Forwarding is activated.
The additional RING+ service numbers will continue to ring and may be answered at the
subscriber’s premises
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 13
Original Page 16
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
13.7
RING+ (Continued)
13.7.3
.
Rates
Monthly Rate
a.
Residence
1.
RING+ I
(a)
One additional telephone
number with distinctive
ringing, per line
2.
3.
$2.00
RING+ II
(a)
First additional telephone
number with distinctive
ringing, per line
(b)
Second additional telephone
number with distinctive
2
ringing, per line
RING+ II
(a)
First additional telephone
number with distinctive
ringing, per line
(b)
Second additional telephone
number with distinctive
2
ringing, per line
(c)
Third additional telephone
number with distinctive
2
ringing, per line
Note 1: Per Section 13.7.2d a directory listing charge applies in addition to these rates.
Note 2: Must be ordered with first additional telephone number.
3.75
--
5.25
---
1
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 13
Original Page 17
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
13.7
RING+ (Continued)
13.7.3
Rates
Monthly Rate
b.
Business
1.
RING+ I
(a)
One additional telephone
number with distinctive
ringing, per line
2.
3.
$3.00
RING+ II
(a)
First additional telephone
number with distinctive
ringing, per line
(b)
Second additional telephone
number with distinctive
2
ringing, per line
RING+ III
(a)
First additional telephone
number with distinctive
ringing, per line
(b)
Second additional telephone
number with distinctive
2
ringing, per line
(c)
Third additional telephone
number with distinctive
2
ringing, per line
Note 1: Per Section 13.7.2d a directory listing charge applies in addition to these rates.
Note 2: Must be ordered with first additional telephone number.
5.75
--
8.25
---
1
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 13
Original Page 18
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
13.8
CLASS SERVICE
13.8.1
Applications
CLASS Service is a group of central office call management features offered in addition to basic
telephone service. CLASS Service consists of the following features:
13.8.2
Definitions of Feature Offerings
a.
Call Return
This feature enables a customer to place a call to the telephone number associated with
the most recent call received, whether or not the call was answered or the number is
known. When the customer dials a code, the number of the last caller is announced.
The customer presses ONE to request that the network place the call.
If the called line is not busy, the call is placed. If the called line is busy, a confirmation
announcement is heard, the customer hangs up, and a queuing process begins. For the
next 30 minutes, both the calling and the called lines are checked periodically for
availability to complete the call. If during this queuing process the called line becomes
idle, the customer is notified, via a distinctive ring, that the network is ready to place the
call. When the customer picks up the telephone the call will automatically be placed.
b.
Repeat Dialing
Repeat Dialing, when activated, automatically redials the last number the customer
attempted to call. If the called line is not busy, the call will be placed.
If the called line is busy, a confirmation announcement is heard, the customer hangs up
and a queuing process begins. For the next 30 minutes, both the calling and called lines
are checked periodically for availability to complete the call. If during the queuing process
the called line becomes idle, the customer is notified, via a distinctive ring, that the
network is ready to place the call. When the customer picks up the telephone, the call
will automatically be placed.
c.
Call Tracing
Call Tracing enables the customer to initiate an automatic trace of the last call received.
Upon activation by the customer, the network automatically sends a message to the
Company indicating the calling number, the time the call was received, and the time the
trace was activated. The customer using this feature would be required to contact the
appropriate local law enforcement agency for further action. The customer is not
provided the traced number. The results of a trace will be furnished only to legally
constituted authorities upon proper request by them.
Only calls from within the same CLASS Service capable area are traceable using Call
Tracing.
This feature will not work if the incoming call is from a telephone number in a multi-line
hunt group, unless the telephone number is the main telephone number in the hunt
group, or is Telephone Number identified.
If the customer makes or receives another call after hanging up from the annoying call,
prior to activating the trace, Call Tracing will not record the correct number.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 13
Original Page 19
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
13.8
CLASS SERVICE (Cont’d)
13.8.2
Definitions of Feature Offerings (Cont’d)
d.
Call Selector
Call Selector provides a distinctive ringing pattern to the subscribing customer for calls
received from specific telephone numbers.
The customer creates a screening list of telephone numbers through an interactive dialing
sequence. When a call is received from one of the predetermined telephone numbers,
the customer is alerted with a distinctive ringing patter (short, long, short). Calls from
telephone numbers not included on the screening list will produce a normal ring.
If the customer subscribes to Call Waiting in Section 13 of this Tariff and a call is received
from a telephone number on the Call Selector screening list while the line is in use, the
Call Waiting tone will also be distinctive.
When a telephone number on the Call Selector screening list also appears on the
Preferred Call Forwarding list, the Preferred Call Forwarding will take precedence.
Likewise, when the same number is shown on the Selective Call Rejection List, the call
will be blocked.
A customer’s line will not produce a distinctive alert if the calling line is not referenced to
and originated by the main telephone number or a Telephone Number identified number
that represents all the lines in a collection of lines, such as multi-line hunt groups.
e.
Preferred Call Forwarding
Preferred Call Forwarding allows the customer to transfer selected calls to another
telephone number. A screening list of telephone numbers is created by the customer and
placed in a network memory via an interactive dialing sequence. Subsequently, calls are
forwarded to the Call Forwarding telephone number only if the calling number can be
obtained and is found to match a number on the screening list.
If the customer also subscribes to Selective Call Rejection and same telephone number is
entered on both screening lists, the Selective Call Rejection feature must be deactivated
to allow the call to forward.
This feature will not work if the calling line is not referenced to and originated by the main
telephone number or a Telephone Number identified number that represents all the lines
in a collection of lines such as multi-line groups.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 13
Original Page 20
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
13.8
CLASS SERVICE (Cont’d)
13.8.2
Definitions of Feature Offerings (Cont’d)
f.
Selective Call Rejection
This feature provides the customer the ability to prevent incoming calls from a list of
different telephone numbers.
A screening list is created by the customer either by adding the last number
associated with the line (incoming or outgoing), or by pre-selecting the telephone
numbers to be blocked. When a call is placed to the customer’s number from a
number on the screening list, the caller receives an announcement indicating that
the party he is attempting to call does not wish to receive calls at this time.
A screening list is created by the customer either by adding the last number
associated with the line (incoming or outgoing), or by pre-selecting the telephone
numbers to be blocked. When a call is placed to the customer’s number from a
number on the screening list, the caller receives an announcement indicating that
the party he is attempting to call does not wish to receive calls at this time.
If the customer also subscribes to Preferred Call Forwarding and/or Call Selector
and the same telephone number appear on those screening lists, Selective Call
Rejection will take precedence.
This feature will not work if the incoming call is from a telephone number in a multiline hunt group, unless the telephone number is the main telephone number for the
hunt group, or is Telephone Number identified.
g.
Selective Call Accept
This feature provides the customer the ability to screen incoming calls against a list
of subscriber-specified directory numbers and then accepts any calls only from those
specified directory numbers.
A screening list is created by the customer either by adding the last number
associated with the line (incoming or outgoing), or by pre-selecting the telephone
numbers to be accepted. When a call is placed to the customer’s number from a
number not on the screening list, the caller receives an announcement indicating that
the party he is attempting to calls does not wish to receive calls at this time.
This feature will not work if the incoming call is from a telephone number in a multiline hunt group, unless the telephone number is the main telephone number for the
hunt group, or is Telephone Number identified.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICE TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 13
Original Page 21
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES
13.8
CLASS SERVICE (Cont’d)
13.8.2
Definitions of Feature Offerings (Cont’d)
h.
Caller ID
This feature enables the customer to view on a display unit the Directory Number
(DN) on incoming telephone calls.
When Caller ID is activated on a customer's line, the Directory Numbers of incoming
calls are displayed on the called CPE during the first long silent interval of the ringing
cycle.
Any customer subscribing to Caller ID will be responsible for the provision of a
display device which will be located on the customer's premises. The installation,
repair, and technical capability of that equipment to function in conjunction with the
feature specified herein will be the responsibility of the customer. The Company
assumes no liability or responsibility with respect to the compatibility of customer’s
equipment, its performance, or its ability to provide the service.
If the incoming call is from a caller served by a PBX, only the main number of the
PBX is transmitted and available for display.
If the incoming call originates from a multi-line hunt group, the telephone number
transmitted will always be the main number of the hunt group.
Caller ID is not available on operator handled calls.
Caller ID should be used for incoming call management purposes only and should
not be relied upon for any other purposes such as determining the originating
location of a call or determining the definitive identity of a caller. Windstream
Mississippi, LLC shall not be responsible for and makes no representation with
respect to the content of information received or transmitted for any purpose other
than call management.
i.
Calling Number/Name Delivery Blocking - Permanent
This feature enables customers to prevent the transmission of their Directory Number
and/or Directory Name on all outgoing calls to subscribers of CLASS Services as
described in this Tariff. Calling Number/Name Delivery Blocking - Permanent is in
operation on a continuous basis, but can be deactivated on a call by call basis by
dialing an access code immediately prior to placing a call. A service order is required
to establish or remove this feature.
Calling Number/Name Delivery Blocking - Permanent is available to certain
customers as described in Section 13.8.3 at no charge.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICE TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 13
Original Page 22
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
13.8
CLASS SERVICE (Cont’d)
13.8.2
Definitions of Feature Offerings (Cont’d)
j.
Calling Number/Name Delivery Blocking - Temporary
This feature allows a customer to temporarily prevent the transmission of that
customer's Directory Number and/or Directory Name and thus control availability of
the customer’s Directory Number and/or Directory Name to the called party.
The transmission of the Directory Number and/or Directory Name to
subscribers of CLASS Services as described in this Tariff can be temporarily
prevented on an as needed basis by dialing a preassigned access code prior to
making a call. This action must be repeated each time a call is made to prevent the
transmission of the Directory Number and/or Directory Name.
k.
Caller ID - Deluxe
This feature enables the terminating customer to view on a display unit the Directory
Name of the calling party in addition to the Directory Number.
When Caller ID Deluxe is activated on a customer's line, the Directory Name and
Number of incoming calls are displayed on the called CPE during the first long silent
interval of the ringing cycle.
Any customer subscribing to Caller ID Deluxe will be responsible for the provision of
a display device which will be located on the customer's premises. The installation,
repair, and technical capability of that equipment to function in conjunction with the
feature specified herein will be the responsibility of the customer. The Company
assumes no liability or responsibility with respect to the compatibility of customer’s
equipment, its performance, or its ability to provide the service.
The Calling Name/Number will not be displayed if the caller is served by a PBX or if
the called party is off-hook.
The Calling Name/Number cannot be identified for calls made on a multi-party line.
The Calling Name/Number will be displayed for calls made from another central
office only if it is linked by appropriate facilities.
If the incoming call originates from a multi-line hunt group, the Directory
Name/Number transmitted will always be the main number’s Directory Name.
Calls originating from a public, semi-public or customer-owned pay telephone will not
have a calling name transmitted.
Caller ID Deluxe should be used for incoming call management purposes only and
should not be relied upon for any other purposes such as determining the originating
location of a call or determining the definitive identify of a caller. Windstream
Mississippi, LLC shall not be responsible for and makes no representation with
respect to the content of information received or transmitted for any purpose other
than call management.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICE TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 13
Original Page 23
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
13.7
CLASS SERVICE (Cont’d)
13.8.2
Definitions of Feature Offerings (Cont’d)
l.
Caller ID on Call Waiting
This feature enables the customer to view on a display unit, the calling party Directory
Number or Directory Name and Number on incoming telephone calls when the
subscriber’s line is in use. The date and time of the call is also transmitted to the
customer. A maximum of 15 characters is allowed for the transmission of the calling
party Directory Name.
When the Caller ID on Call Waiting customer’s line is in use, the Directory Number or
Directory Name and Number of the line that originated the incoming call and the date and
time of the call will be displayed on the called CPE following the waiting call alerting tone.
The called party has the following options for disposition of the incoming call:
•
•
•
Answer the waiting call while placing the original call on hold,
Alternate between the waiting call and the original call, and
Ignore the call
Customers subscribing to Caller ID on Call Waiting must also subscribe to Call Waiting,
and either Caller ID or Caller ID Deluxe. When subscribing to Caller ID on Call Waiting
along with Caller ID, customers will be able to view the calling party Directory Number on
incoming calls when the subscriber’s line is in use. When subscribing to Caller ID on Call
Waiting along with Caller ID Deluxe, customers will be able to view the calling party
Directory Name and Number on incoming calls when the subscriber’s line is in use.
Any customer subscribing to Caller ID on Call Waiting will be responsible for the provision
of a display device which will be located on the customer’s premises. The installation,
repair, and technical capability of that equipment to function in conjunction with the
feature specified herein will be the responsibility of the customer. The Company
assumes no liability and will be held harmless for any incompatibility of this equipment to
perform satisfactorily with the network features described herein.
m.
Anonymous Call Rejection
Anonymous Call Rejection allows customers to automatically reject call calls that have
been marked anonymous (activated CPN blocking) by the calling party. When
Anonymous Call Rejection is active, the called party receives no alerting (ringing) for a
call that has been rejected. The call is routed to a denial announcement and
subsequently terminated.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 13
Original Page 24
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
13.8
CLASS SERVICE (Cont’d)
13.8.3
Regulations and Limitations of Service
The following limitations apply:
1.
CLASS Service is provided subject to the availability of facilities. Additionally, the
features described will only operate on calls originating and terminating within
CLASS service equipped offices, or similarly equipped offices of interconnecting
Local Exchange Companies. Also, feature screening lists can only contain telephone
numbers of subscribers served out of CLASS Service capable offices.
2.
The service is available to all single-party customers who have rotary dial or TelTouch service.
3.
The service will not work on an originating basis with party-line service, Toll
Terminals or some Remote Switching Locations.
4.
Appropriate service order charges as found in Section 4 of this tariff apply except
during Company designated periods of special promotion.
5.
This Tariff sets forth minimum and maximum rates for CLASS service as described in
this section. The minimum and maximum levels provide the range within which rates
for this service may be established upon Commission approval and notice to existing
subscribers.
6.
The Company will deliver all numbers, subject to technical limitations, including
telephone numbers associated with Non-Published Listing Service as described in
Section 6.4 of this tariff.
7.
Calling Number/Name Delivery Blocking - Permanent is available at no charge to
law enforcement and crisis intervention agencies as follows:
a.
The agency should establish that its business is law enforcement or one
which the divulgence of identities over the telephone could cause serious
personal or physical harm to its employees or clients, such as a domestic
violence intervention agency and;
b.
The agency should establish that the forwarding of numbers through Caller
ID would seriously impair or prevent it from performing its business and;
c.
The agency should establish that no reasonable offering by the Company,
other than blocking, will protect its desired anonymity.
8.
Telephone numbers transmitted via Caller ID are intended solely for the user of the
Caller ID subscriber. Resale of this information is prohibited.
9.
Caller ID and Call Tracking are not available on operator handled calls.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 13
Original Page 25
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
13.8
CLASS SERVICE (Cont’d)
13.8.4
Rates and Charges
The following monthly rates apply to CLASS Services and are in addition to the rates and
charges applicable to the associated service.
a.
Residence - Single or First Service Features
MONTHLY RATE
Minimum
Maximum
Current
Call Return
per line
$2.50
$6.00
$4.00
Repeat Dialing
per line
2.50
6.00
4.00
Call Tracing
per line
2.50
6.00
4.00
Call Selector
per line
2.50
6.00
4.00
Preferred Call Forward
per line
2.50
6.00
4.00
Selective Call Rejection
per line
2.50
6.00
4.00
Selective Call Accept
per line
2.50
6.00
4.00
Caller ID
per line
4.00
8.00
5.00
5.50
9.50
6.50
Caller ID - Deluxe
per line
Note:
Calling Number/Name Delivery
Blocking - Permanent
2.00
Caller ID on Call Waiting
1.00
Anonymous Call Rejection
1.00
A Customer who subscribes to any Custom Calling Feature (CCF) will be charged the additional
service feature rate for the first CLASS feature they subscribe to rather than the single or first service
feature rate. This does not apply to Caller ID, Caller ID - Deluxe and Calling Number/Name Delivery
Blocking - Permanent service Caller ID on Call Waiting or Anonymous Call Rejection. A customer
who subscribes to any Custom Calling Feature (CCF) and who also subscribes to Caller ID or
Caller ID - Deluxe will be charged the single or first service feature rate for Caller ID, Caller ID - Deluxe
and Calling Number/Name Delivery Blocking – Permanent Caller ID on Call Waiting or Anonymous Call
Rejection.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 13
Original Page 26
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
13.8
CLASS SERVICE (Cont’d)
13.8.4
Rates and Charges (Cont’d)
b.
Residence - Additional Service Features (Second and Subsequent Features)
MONTHLY RATE
Minimum
Maximum
Current
Call Return
per line
$2.50
$5.00
$3.00
Repeat Dialing
per line
2.50
5.00
3.00
Call Tracing
per line
2.50
6.00
4.00
Call Selector
per line
2.50
6.00
3.00
Preferred Call Forward
per line
2.50
6.00
3.00
Selective Call Rejection
per line
2.50
6.00
3.00
Selective Call Accept
per line
2.50
6.00
3.00
Caller ID
per line
4.00
8.00
5.00
5.50
9.50
6.50
Caller ID - Deluxe
per line
Note:
Calling Number/Name Delivery
Blocking - Permanent
2.00
Caller ID on Call Waiting
1.00
Anonymous Call Rejection
1.00
A Customer who subscribes to any Custom Calling Feature (CCF) will be charged the additional service
feature rate for the first CLASS feature they subscribe to rather than the single or first service feature rate.
This does not apply to Caller ID, Caller ID - Deluxe and Calling Number/Name Delivery Blocking Permanent service Caller ID on Call Waiting or Anonymous Call Rejection. A customer who subscribes to
any Custom Calling Feature (CCF) and who also subscribes to Caller ID or Caller ID - Deluxe will be
charged the single or first service feature rate for Caller ID, Caller ID - Deluxe and Calling Number/Name
Delivery Blocking – Permanent Caller ID on Call Waiting or Anonymous Call Rejection.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 13
Original Page 27
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
13.8
CLASS SERVICE (Cont’d)
13.8.4
Rates and Charges (Cont’d)
c.
Business - Single or First Service Features
MONTHLY RATE
Minimum
Maximum
Current
Call Return
per line
$2.50
$6.00
$4.50
Repeat Dialing
per line
2.50
6.00
4.50
Call Tracing
per line
2.50
6.00
5.00
Call Selector
per line
2.50
6.00
4.50
Preferred Call Forward
per line
2.50
6.00
4.50
Selective Call Rejection
per line
2.50
6.00
4.50
Selective Call Accept
per line
2.50
6.00
4.50
Caller ID
per line
5.00
9.00
7.00
6.50
10.50
8.50
Caller ID - Deluxe
per line
Note:
Calling Number Delivery
Blocking - Permanent
2.00
Caller ID on Call Waiting
1.50
Anonymous Call Rejection
1.50
A Customer who subscribes to any Custom Calling Feature (CCF) will be charged the additional service
feature rate for the first CLASS feature they subscribe to rather than the single or first service feature rate.
This does not apply to Caller ID, Caller ID - Deluxe and Calling Number/Name Delivery Blocking Permanent service Caller ID on Call Waiting or Anonymous Call Rejection. A customer who subscribes to
any Custom Calling Feature (CCF) and who also subscribes to Caller ID or Caller ID - Deluxe will be
charged the single or first service feature rate for Caller ID, Caller ID - Deluxe and Calling Number/Name
Delivery Blocking – Permanent Caller ID on Call Waiting or Anonymous Call Rejection.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 13
Original Page 28
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
13.8
CLASS SERVICE (Cont’d)
13.8.4
Rates and Charges (Cont’d)
d.
Business - Additional Service Features (Second and Subsequent Features)
MONTHLY RATE
Minimum
Maximum
Call Return
per line
Note:
Current
$2.50
$6.00
$3.50
Repeat Dialing
per line
2.50
6.00
3.50
Call Tracing
per line
2.50
6.00
5.00
Call Selector
per line
2.50
6.00
3.50
Preferred Call Forward
per line
2.50
6.00
3.50
Selective Call Rejection
per line
2.50
6.00
3.50
Selective Call Accept
per line
2.50
6.00
3.50
A Customer who subscribes to any Custom Calling Feature (CCF) will be charged the additional
service feature rate for the first CLASS feature they subscribe to rather than the single or first service
feature rate. This does not apply to Caller ID or Caller ID - Deluxe service. All customers will be
charged the single or first feature rate for Caller ID or Caller ID - Deluxe.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 13
Original Page 29
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
13.9
DIRECT-INWARD-DIALING (DID) SERVICE
13.9.1
General
a.
DID service permits calls incoming to a PBX system, Telephone Answering Service,
or other Customer Premises Equipment requiring outpulsing-of-digits from the
network to reach a specific station line without the assistance of an attendant. DID
service is provided subject to the availability of facilities and telephone numbers and
other conditions as specified in Sections 2.3.1 and 15 of this Tariff.
b.
The rates specified herein are in addition to the rates shown elsewhere in the Tariff
for the services with which this offering is associated (e.g. central office PBX trunks,
access lines, etc.)
c.
DID service is optionally available with Identified Outward Dialing (IOD) service and
includes central office switching equipment necessary for in-dialing from the network
directly to stations associated with customer premises switching equipment.
Subscribers to DID trunks will be required to maintain an adequate number of DID
trunks as determined by the Company in order to provide “quality” grade of service
and prevent Network degradation.
d.
The service must be provided on all lines in a trunk group arranged for inward
service. Where DID is required on more than one group of trunks or central office
lines, each such group shall be considered as a separate DID service.
e.
The assignment of telephone numbers and the sequence of the numbers assigned to
a DID service is made at the discretion of the Company. Where the equipment
configuration requires the assignment of blocks of telephone numbers or where the
customer requests additional blocks of telephone numbers or where the customer
requests additional blocks of telephone numbers held in reserve for future use, rates
and charges as shown in 13.8.2 are applicable for each unused block of telephone
numbers. The Company does not guarantee to provide DID numbers arranged in a
consecutive manner.
f.
When equipment or service of a special type of arrangement is requested and
provided, rates and charges are based on costs involved to meet the individual
requirements of each case.
g.
Operational characteristics of interface signals between the Company-provided
facilities and the customer-provided switching equipment must conform to the rules
and regulations the Company considers necessary to maintain proper standards of
service as specified in other sections of this Tariff.
h.
The Company shall not be responsible to the customer or authorized user if changes
in protection criteria or in any of the facilities, operations, or procedures of the
Company render any of the facilities provided by a customer, authorized user,
obsolete or require modification or alteration of such equipment or system or
otherwise affect is use or performance.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 13
Original Page 30
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
13.9
DIRECT-INWARD-DIALING (DID) SERVICE (continued)
13.9.1
General (continued)
i.
Directory listings will be provided in accordance with the regulations of Section 6 of
this Tariff for PBX trunks. DID numbers furnished herein are not entitled to directory
listings without charge. Where clients of a subscriber to DID service have no local
exchange service but want to list one of these numbers, “Additional Listing Charges”
in Section 6 of this Tariff, will be applicable.
j.
All switching systems providing this service must be arranged to provided for the
intercepting of reserved, idle and/or unassigned stations numbers.
1.
Calls to vacant, non-working and reserved numbers will be routed to the
Customer Premises Equipment for handling. On incoming calls from the
network to invalid numbers or restricted stations in DID equipped Customer
Premises Equipment only two methods of intercept are acceptable:
Attendant or Recorded Announcement. Due to the network irregularities
that can be caused, no form of tone intercept is permitted.
k.
At the discretion of the Company, subject to operating limits and the availability of
facilities, DID service may be provided outside the customer’s normal serving central
office. Where a DID trunk group is served from a central office other than the
customer’s normal serving central office, the appropriate mileage rates for Foreign
Exchange or Foreign Central Office service, per DID trunk will apply.
l.
In addition to the rates and charges specified in 13.9.2, appropriate service connection,
move and change charges are applicable to the establishment or rearrangement of trunks
and numbers in connection with providing DID service.
m.
Installation charges for DID central office switching equipment are not applicable if
the customer presently subscribes to DID service and changes the type of customer
premise switching equipment.
1.
The customer must maintain at least the same level of DID service
requirements.
2.
The replacing customer premises equipment must be served by the same
central office as the existing customer premises equipment.
3.
Central office switching equipment additions or modifications must not be
required in order to provide DID service to the replacing customer premises
switching equipment.
4.
Rates and charges are applicable to additional DID service requirements
which exceed the customer’s existing level of DID arrangements.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 13
Original Page 31
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
13.9
DIRECT-INWARD-DIALING (DID) SERVICE (continued)
13.9.2
Rates and Charges
a.
Central Office Components
1.
Direct-Inward-Dialing (DID) Service*
Installation
Charge
a.
b.
c.
*
**
Establish trunk
group and provide
first group of 20
DID numbers
Monthly
Rate
$915.00
$4.00
Each additional
group of 20 DID
numbers
15.00
4.00
DID Trunk Termination, each**
90.00
40.00
The following rates and charges also apply to blocks of reserved telephone numbers.
In addition to the rates and charges for the DID Trunk Termination, rates and charges for Flat Rate
Inward PBX Trunks as specified in Section 11.3 of this Tariff apply as appropriate.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
SECTION 13
Original Page 32
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
13.10
CUSTOM CALLING LOCAL AREA SIGNALING SERVICE - PER
13.10.1 General
a.
The services listed below are offered on a per usage basis to residence and
business customers in exchanges with properly equipped central offices and are
subject to the limitations listed in this section of the tariff for these services. If
customers subscribe to these services on a monthly basis as described and rated in
other subsections of this section, unlimited access is provided with no additional
charge for each activation. If facilities permit, the features listed below may be
utilized on a non-subscription basis with a per use charge for each activation.
b.
Custom Calling Local Area Signaling Service - Per Use will be offered free of charge
for up to thirty days after facilities which allow these services to be offered are added.
c.
Blocking of Per Use Custom Calling Services is offered to customers at no charge.
This blocking option, once activated, does not allow Per Use Custom Calling
Services to be activated on a line.
d.
These services are being offered with a cap on the total charge for any one Per Use
Custom Calling Service per line for one billing month, with the exception of Call
Tracing Service.
13.10.2 Rates
Per Use
Features
Call Return
Repeat Dialing
Three Way Calling
Call Forwarding
Per Use
Rates
$0.75
0.75
0.75
0.75
Maximum
Monthly
Per Use Charges
$6.00
6.00
6.00
6.00
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
SECTION 13
Original Page 33
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
13.11
AUTOMATIC INTERCEPT SERVICE
13.11.1 General
a.
Automatic Intercept Service provides a service to subscribers who have had their phone
number disconnected because they have either moved to a new location or requested a
change in phone number. Dialing the subscriber’s former number results in a
prerecorded message which announces the new number.
b.
The rates apply to a 90-day increment of service and can be continued for additional
ninety day time periods at the customer’s discretion.
c.
Limited to those exchanges in which facilities are available to provide the service.
d.
The charges below do not apply to the following:
1.
when provided as a result of a number change initiated by action of the Company.
2.
when the subscriber’s telephone number has been omitted from the telephone
directory or is incorrect.
3.
when provided as a result of Company-initiated actions.
13.11.2 Rates
a.
b.
c.
Nonrecurring charge per phone number –
Initial 90 days of service:
$15.00
Nonrecurring charge per phone number –
Additional 90 days of service:
$12.50
Secondary Service Order Charge – Per the rates contained elsewhere in this tariff.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
SECTION 13
Original Page 34
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
13.12
CUSTOMIZED NUMBER SERVICE
13.12.1 General
a.
Customized Number Service provides for the assignment of a customer requested
telephone number (last four digits) other than that which would normally be assigned.
b.
This service is offered to new customers who request a unique or specific telephone
number. This service is also available to existing customers who request a change from
their present number to a customized telephone number.
c.
Customized Number Service is provided to Business or Residence customers and is
furnished subject to the availability of facilities and requested telephone numbers.
d.
When requesting a specific number, the customer will be allowed to make three specific
number inquiries. When requesting an “easy” number, the customer will be provided
three sets of numbers from which to choose.
e.
The “Search Only” charge applies when the customer chooses not to have the number
assigned or the requested number is not available. The “Search and Assign” charge
applies when the customer chooses to have the customized number assigned and the
number is available for assignment.
f.
A customer whose service has been terminated may be reassigned their previous
telephone number, subject to availability, without additional charge, if reconnection occurs
within 12 months.
g.
When a new customer assumes an existing service which includes Customized Number
Service, the customer may keep the customized number at the tariffed rate only with the
written consent of the former subscriber.
h.
The Company reserves and retains the right:
1.
To discontinue, change or reassign telephone numbers in any exchange area
when it is deemed necessary or appropriate in the conduct of its business, or in
accordance with the rules and procedures of the Company. Should this occur,
the Company shall attempt to assign another customized number of the
customer’s choice without applying service charges.
2.
To reject any request for customized telephone numbers and to refuse requests
for customized numbers for any reasons, including, but not limited to, numbers
that may, in the Company’s judgment, be offensive, limited central office
capacity, or relocation of a central office.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
SECTION 13
Original Page 35
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
13.12
CUSTOMIZED NUMBER SERVICE
13.12.1 General (Continued)
h.
The Company reserves and retains the right: (Continued)
3.
Of ownership of all telephone numbers and prohibits the assignment of the use
of a telephone number by or from any customer to another, except as otherwise
provided for in this tariff.
4.
To assign telephone numbers in any exchange area as it deems necessary or
appropriate in the conduct of its business.
i.
The Company will not be responsible for the manner in which customized numbers are
used for marketing purposes by the customer.
j.
The Company shall not be liable to any customer for direct, indirect or consequential
damages caused by a failure of service, change of number, or assignment of a requested
number to another customer whether prior to or after establishment of service. In any
case, the Company shall not be liable to any person, firm or corporation for an amount
greater than such person, firm or corporation has actually paid to the Company for the
Customized Number Service.
13.12.2 Charges
Nonrecurring Charges, per request
Nonrecurring
Charge
a.
Search Only
1.
2.
b.
Residence
Business
$ 5.00
10.00
Search and Assign
1.
2.
Residence
Business
25.00
75.00
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
SECTION 13
Original Page 36
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
13.13
REMOTE CALL FORWARDING
13.13.1 General
Remote Call Forwarding (RCF) is a local exchange service that utilizes a telephone number (the
RCF telephone number) and central office facilities by which all incoming calls to the RCF
telephone number are forwarded automatically to the RCF subscriber’s central office line (the
terminating telephone number) in a different exchange. The central office line on which the remote
call terminates cannot be equipped with Call Forwarding or Remote Call Forwarding. RCF will not
be provided when the terminating telephone number is within the same Local Calling Area of the
call forwarding central office.
13.13.2 Regulations
a.
RCF service is offered in Central Offices, where facilities permit.
b.
RCF paths may be used singly, in groups, or as overflow paths for foreign exchange trunk
groups. Only one forwarding number is permitted per group.
c.
RCF is not offered where the calls are terminated to a coin telephone.
d.
Identification of the originating telephone number is not provided to the RCF customer.
e.
Transmission characteristics may vary depending on the distance and routing necessary
to complete the remotely forwarded call.
f.
RCF is not represented as suitable for the satisfactory transmission of data.
g.
RCF is provided on condition that the customer subscribe to sufficient RCF paths and
terminating facilities to adequately handle calls to the RCF customer without interfering
with or impairing any other services offered by the Telephone Company.
h.
Service Connection Charges as specified in the Rates and Charges section following may
also apply.
i.
Charges for the call to the Remote Call Forwarding number shall be the responsibility of
the calling party.
j.
The RCF subscribing customer is responsible for any toll charges that are incurred for the
portion of the calls between the Remote Call Forwarding number and the terminating
number.
k.
RCF subscribing customers cannot subscribe to any optional flat rate calling plans for the
RCF telephone (forwarding) number.
l.
Each RCF group is entitled to one alphabetical (White Page) and one classified (Yellow
Page – Business customers only) listing at no additional charge in the directory which
serves the associated RCF central office. (Overflow paths associated with foreign
exchange trunk groups are not listed.) All other listing regulations for business individual
lines apply, except that no charge applies for non-published service in connection with
RCF.
m.
Installation, changes, and reprogramming of the Central Office forwarding phone
numbers will be performed by the Telephone Company per customer service order
request.
n.
RCF service provides for handling only one call at a time. An additional RCF service is
required for each additional call to be handled while the first call continues.
o.
When the RCF customer receives a business directory listing, calls will not be forwarded
to a company provided telephone number for which residential rates apply.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
SECTION 13
Original Page 37
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
13.13
REMOTE CALL FORWARDING (Continued)
13.13.3
Rates and Charges
Note (1)
Monthly
Rate
a.
b.
Notes:
Remote Call Forwarding,
each path
$25.00
Service
Connection
Charges
Initial Service Ordering and
Central Office Work charge
(See Section 4)
Rearrangement and Changes
1.
Change of telephone
number to which calls are
forwarded, per occasion
2.
Change of directory listing,
per occasion
Secondary Service Order and
Central Office Work charge
(See Section 4)
Secondary Service Order
charge
(See Section 4)
(1) In addition, the subscriber to Remote Call Forwarding is responsible for dial type (DDD)
station-to-station local and toll charges applicable to calls transferred from the forwarding
location to the terminating location. The charge applies for each call answered, including
person-to-person and collect calls which are refused at the terminating location.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
SECTION 13
Original Page 38
ISSUED: July 14, 2011
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: September 1, 2011
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
13.14
PAPER BILL CHARGE
13.14.1
(N)
General
When a business customer chooses to continue to receive a monthly paper bill from
Windstream, that business customer is subject to a monthly Paper Bill Charge. In lieu of this
charge, the business customer may elect to receive his monthly bill via Windstream’s electronic
billing system. There is no recurring charge for choosing to receive electronic monthly bills or for
changing from paper to electronic bills. A business customer may request an exemption from the
Paper Bill Charge for good cause shown, to be granted in Windstream’s reasonable discretion.
13.14.2
Rates and Charges
Monthly
Charge
Per Bill
$2.99
(N)
GENERAL SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 14
Original Contents Page
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT
CONTENTS
PAGE NO.
1
14.1
GENERAL
14.2
VOLUME CONTROL EQUIPMENT - TYPE A/TYPE D
2
14.2.1
14.2.2
2
2
General
Rates and Charges
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 14
Original Page 1
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT
14.1
GENERAL
a.
Service offerings listed herein are classified as obsolete according to the following types, and each
obsolete offering is designated by one of these types:
Type A - Not offered for new installations on and after the specified obsoleted date; any available
units used only for additions to our replacements of existing service at the same location.
Type B - Not offered for new installations on or after the specified obsoleted date at the rates and
charges shown in the obsolete offering; the obsolete rates and charges apply only to those units in
service on the specified date and continue to apply thereon until changed.
Type C - Unit no longer being offered; offered for new installations only as obtainable from existing
stock.
Type D - Any other arrangement; the specific provisions in each case being stated at the beginning
of the text for the obsolete service offering affected.
b.
Obsolete services are furnishes subject to all the rules and regulations of the tariff the same as
would be applicable if the service offering were not obsolete. For convenience n use, a Tariff
Reference is provided as an aid to referring the reader to a specific section of the tariff having a
bearing on the obsolete service offering.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 14
Original Page 2
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT
14.2
VOLUME CONTROL EQUIPMENT - TYPE A for noisy locations
- TYPE D for hearing impaired (see b. below)
14.2.1
14.2.2
General
a.
Substation amplifying equipment is furnished for use of subscribers who have speech or
hearing problems to such an extent that satisfactory telephone service cannot be
obtained with the type of station equipment usually provided. This equipment is provided
for the use of persons with impaired hearing or with speech or hearing problems.
However, the Company may not be able to furnish equipment which will be satisfactory in
all cases. Station amplifying equipment is furnished at the following monthly rates which
are in addition to the established rates and charges for the class of service furnished,
plus any applicable service charges.
b.
This type of equipment will continue to be furnished for the hearing impaired under the
terms of the FCC Computer II decision and any amendments.
Rates and Charges
Monthly
Rate
Volume Control Handset
$1.00
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 15
Original Contents Page 1
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
CONTENTS
PAGE NO.
15.1
15.2
GENERAL PROVISIONS
1
15.1.1
15.1.2
15.1.3
15.1.4
15.1.5
15.1.6
15.1.7
15.1.8
1
1
2
4
5
6
6
CONNECTIONS OF REGISTERED EQUIPMENT
15.2.1
15.2.2
15.3
General
Responsibility of the Customer
Responsibility of the Company
Recording of Two-Way Telephone Conversations
Recording of Incoming Messages Only
Violation of Regulations
Definitions
Additional Provisions for Connections of Certain
Customer-Provided Terminal Equipment and Communications Systems
Customer-Provided Registered Terminal Equipment,
Registered Protective Circuitry and Registered
Communications Systems
Premises Wiring Associated with Registered
Communications Systems
CONNECTIONS OF GRANDFATHERED TERMINAL EQUIPMENT AND
GRANDFATHERED COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS
15.3.1
15.3.2
15.3.3
15.3.4
Direct Connections
Connections Through Connecting Arrangements Provided by the Company
Minimum Protection Criteria for Electrical
Connection
Attested Equipment Connected Prior to
January 1, 1980
9
12
12
14
17
17
21
26
27
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 15
Original Contents Page 2
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
CONTENTS
PAGE NO.
15.3.5
15.4
Conforming Answering Devices Connected Prior
to July 1, l979
29
ACOUSTIC OR INDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS
31
15.4.1
15.4.2
31
32
General
Minimum Protection Criteria
15.5
ACCESSORIES
15.6
CONNECTIONS OF CUSTOMER-PROVIDED COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS
NOT SUBJECT TO PART 68 OF THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS
COMMISSION'S RULES AND REGULATIONS
33
15.7
CONNECTIONS OF CUSTOMER PROVIDED TERMINAL EQUIPMENT
TO SERVICES SPECIFICALLY EXEMPTED FROM THE FEDERAL
COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION'S REGISTRATION PROGRAM
34
CONNECTIONS OF SERVICE STATION LINES AND FACILITIES
FURNISHED BY THE CUSTOMER WHICH INVOLVE HAZARDOUS
OR INACCESSIBLE LOCATIONS
35
CONNECTIONS OF OTHER COMMON CARRIER-PROVIDED
COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS
35
15.9.1
15.9.2
15.9.3
35
36
36
15.8
15.9
General Provisions
Responsibility of the Customer
Network Control Signaling
33
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 15
Original Contents Page 3
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
CONTENTS
PAGE NO.
15.9.4
15.9.5
15.9.6
15.9.7
15.9.8
15.10
Conditions for Connection of Other Common
Carrier-Provided Communications Systems
at the Premises of the Customer
Conditions for Connection of Other Common
Carrier-Provided Communications Systems
at the Premises of the Company
OCC Service
Responsibility of the Company
Violation of Regulations
MAINTENANCE OF SERVICE CHARGE
37
39
42
42
44
44
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
Section 15
Original Page 1
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.1
GENERAL PROVISIONS
15.1.1
15.1.2
General
a.
Terminal equipment and communications systems provided by the customer may be
connected at the customer's premises to telecommunications services furnished by the
Company where such connections are made in accordance with the provisions of this
Section. Telecommunications services as used herein includes exchange service, Long
Distance Message Telecommunications Service (LDMTS) and Wide Area
Telecommunications Service (WATS).
b.
No customer-owned terminal equipment or wiring other than registered or grandfathered
data and ancillary equipment and related connecting arrangements will be connected
behind a company-provided key or PBX system.
c.
The Company will not be responsible for any loss or damage, nor for any impairment or
failure of the service, arising from or in connection with the use of facilities of customers
and not caused solely by the negligence of the Company.
Responsibility of the Customer
a.
The customer shall be responsible for the installation, operation and maintenance of any
customer-provided terminal equipment or communications system. No combinations of
customer-provided terminal equipment or communications systems shall require change
in or alteration of the equipment or services of the Company, cause electrical hazards to
Company personnel, damage to Company equipment, malfunction to Company billing
equipment, or degradation of service to persons other than the user of the subject
terminal equipment or communications system, his calling or called party. Upon notice
from the Company that a customer-provided terminal equipment or communications
system is causing such hazard, damage, malfunction or degradation of service, the
customer shall make such changes as shall be necessary to remove or prevent such
hazard, damage, malfunction or degradation of service.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
Section 15
Original Page 2
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.1
GENERAL PROVISIONS (continued)
15.1.2
Responsibility of the Customer (continued)
b.
15.1.3
The customer shall be responsible for the payment of a Maintenance of Service Charge
for visits by a Company employee to the customer's premises when a service difficulty or
trouble report results from the use of customer-provided terminal equipment or
communications system.
Responsibility of the Company
a.
Telecommunications services are not represented as adapted to the use of
customer-provided terminal equipment or communications systems.
Where
customer-provided terminal equipment or communications systems are used with
telecommunications services, the responsibility of the Company shall be limited to the
furnishing of service components suitable for telecommunications services and to the
maintenance and operation of service components in a manner proper for such services.
Subject to this responsibility the Company shall not be responsible for (i) the through
transmission of signals generated by the customer-provided terminal equipment or
communications systems or for the quality of, or defects in, such transmission, or (ii) the
reception of signals by customer-provided terminal equipment or communication systems,
or (iii) address signaling where such signaling is performed by customer-provided
signaling equipment.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
Section 15
Original Page 3
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.1
GENERAL PROVISIONS (continued)
15.1.3
Responsibility of the Company (continued)
b.
The Company will, at the customer's request, provide information concerning interface
parameters, including the number of ringers which may be connected to a particular
telephone line, needed to permit customer-provided terminal equipment to operate in a
manner compatible with telecommunications services.
c.
The Company may make changes in its telecommunications service, equipment
operations or procedures, where such action is not inconsistent with Part 68 of the
Federal Communications Commission's Rules and Regulations. If such changes can be
reasonably expected to render any customer's terminal equipment or communications
system incompatible with telecommunications services, or require modification or
alteration of such customer-provided terminal equipment or communications systems, or
otherwise materially affect its use or performance, the customer will be given adequate
notice, as determined by the Company, in writing, to allow the customer an opportunity to
maintain uninterrupted service.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 15
Original Page 4
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.1
GENERAL PROVISIONS (continued)
15.1.4
Recording of Two-Way Telephone Conversations
Telecommunications services are not presented as adapted to the recording of two-way telephone
conversations. However, customer-provided voice recording equipment may be connected with
telecommunications services, in accordance with 15.3 following, subject to the following conditions
or 15.2:
a.
A distinctive recorder tone that is repeated at intervals of approximately fifteen seconds is
required when recording equipment is in use and is electrically connected with services of
the Company, except that the distinctive recorder tone described is not required:
(1)
When used by a Federal Communications Commission licensed broadcast
station customer for recording of two-way telephone conversations solely for
broadcast over the air.
(2)
When used by the United States Service of the Department of Treasury for
recording of two-way telephone conversations which concern the safety and
security of the person of the President of the United States, members of his
immediate family, or the White House and its grounds.
(3)
When used by a broadcast network or by a cooperative programming effort
composed exclusively of Federal Communications Commission broadcast
licensees to record two-way telephone conversations solely for broadcast over
the air by a licensed broadcast station.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 15
Original Page 5
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.1
GENERAL PROVISIONS (continued)
15.1.4
Recording of Two-Way Telephone Conversations (continued)
a.
15.1.5
(continued)
(4)
When used for recording a United States Department of Defense Command
Center's of emergency communications transmitted over the Department of
Defense's private line system when connected to telecommunications services.
(5)
When all the parties to the conversation agree to the recording thereof.
b.
Customer-provided voice recording equipment may not be connected with services of the
Company for the recording of two-way telephone conversations by means of an acoustic
or inductive connection, except when used as specified in a. (1) through (4) preceding.
c.
The customer-provided voice recording equipment shall be so arranged that at the will of
the user it can be physically connected to and disconnected from the services of the
Company or switched on and off.
Recording of Incoming Messages Only
Telecommunications services are not represented as adapted to the recording of incoming
messages.
Customer-provided voice recording equipment may be connected with the
telecommunications service in accordance with 15.2 or 15.3 following. When such connection is
made, a recorder tone is not required.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
Section 15
Original Page 6
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.1
GENERAL PROVISIONS (continued)
15.1.6
Violation of Regulations
When any customer-provided terminal equipment or communications system is used with
telecommunications services in violation of any of the provisions in this section, the Company will
take such immediate action as necessary for the protection of the telecommunications network
and Company employees and will promptly notify the customer of the violation. The customer
shall discontinue such use of the terminal equipment or communications system or correct the
violation and shall confirm in writing to the Company within ten days following the receipt of written
notice from the Company that such use has ceased or that the violation has been corrected.
Failure of the customer to discontinue such use or to correct the violation and to give the required
written confirmation to the Company within the time stated above shall result in suspension of the
customer's service until such time as the customer complies with the provisions of this tariff.
15.1.7
Definitions
Grandfathered Communications Systems
The term "Grandfathered Communications Systems" as used in this section denotes
customer-provided communications systems (including their equipment, premises wiring and
protective circuitry if any) connected at the customer's premises, in accordance with any telephone
company's tariffs, that are considered to be grandfathered under Part 68 of the Federal
Communications Commission's Rules and Regulations because such systems are connected to
the telecommunications network prior to January 1, l980, and are of a type of system which was
directly connected (i.e., without telephone company-provided connecting arrangements) to the
telecommunications network as of June 1, 1980.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
Section 15
Original Page 7
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.1
GENERAL PROVISIONS (continued)
15.1.7
Definitions (continued)
Grandfathered Connections of Communications Systems
The term "Grandfathered Connections of Communications Systems" as used in this section
denotes connections via telephone company-provided connecting arrangements of
customer-provided communications systems (including their equipment and premises wiring) at
the customer's premises, in accordance with any telephone company's tariffs, and that are
considered to be grandfathered under Part 68 of the Federal Communications Commission's
Rules and Regulations because such connections to the telecommunications network are made
via telephone company-provided connecting arrangements prior to January 1, 1980, and such
connecting arrangements are of a type of connecting arrangement connected to the
telecommunications network as of June 1,l978.
Grandfathered Terminal Equipment
The term "Grandfathered Terminal Equipment" as used in this section denotes a
customer-provided terminal equipment (including protective circuitry if any) connected at the
customer's premises, in accordance with any telephone company's tariffs, and that is considered
to be grandfathered under Part 68 of the Federal Communications Commission's Rules and
Regulations because such terminal equipment was connected to the telecommunications network
prior to July 1, l979, and is of a type of terminal equipment which was directly connected (i.e.,
without telephone company-provided connecting arrangements) to the telecommunications
network as of October 17, 1977.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
Section 15
Original Page 8
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.1
GENERAL PROVISIONS (continued)
15.1.7
Definitions (continued).
Grandfathered Connections of Terminal Equipment
The term "Grandfathered Connections of Terminal Equipment" as used in this section denotes
connections via telephone company-provided connecting arrangements of customer-provided
terminal equipment connected at the customer's premises, in accordance with any telephone
company's tariffs, that are considered to be grandfathered under Part 68 of the Federal
Communications Commission's Rules and Regulations because such connections to the
telecommunications network were made via telephone company-provided connecting
arrangements prior to July 1, 1979, and such connecting arrangements are the same type of
connecting arrangement connected to the telecommunications network as of October 17, 1977.
Registered Equipment
The term "Registered Equipment" as used in this section, denotes equipment which complies and
has been approved within the Registration provisions of Part 68 of the Federal Communications
Commission's Rules and Regulations.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 15
Original Page 9
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.1
GENERAL PROVISIONS (continued)
15.1.8
Additional Provisions for
Communications Systems
a.
Connections
of
Certain
Customer-Provided
Terminal
and
Alarm Detection and Reporting Equipment
Customer-provided alarm detection and reporting equipment may be used in connection
with telephones associated with individual lines, except that such equipment shall not be
used to interconnect any line or channel of the Company with any other line or channel of
the Company or any other person.
b.
Data Transmitting and/or Receiving Terminal Equipment
Customer-provided data transmitting and/or receiving terminal equipment (including
telephotograph equipment) which involves direct electrical connection to the facilities
furnished by the Company may be used with such facilities for telecommunications
service through a data set provided by the Company. Use of such service is on a
two-point basis. When a data set is used, it shall perform the functions of:
(1)
Network control signaling,
(2)
Conditioning the data signals generated by the customer-provided equipment to
signals suitable for transmission by means of Company facilities, and
(3)
Conditioning signals transmitted by means of Company facilities to data signals
suitable for reception by customer-provided equipment.
Teletypewriter equipment, when used with a data set, may be provided by the customer
or the Company, at the option of the customer.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 15
Original Page 10
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.1
GENERAL PROVISIONS (continued)
15.1.8
Additional Provisions for Connections of Certain Customer-Provided Terminal Equipment and
Communications Systems (continued)
c.
Dictation Recording Equipment
Customer-provided dictation recording equipment may be used in connection with dial
PBX facilities of the Company in accordance with 15.2 or 15.3 following. Such dictation
recording equipment may be used only with dial extensions of the customer's PBX or dial
extensions of associated dial PBX's connected by dial tie lines, and in no case shall
equipment be connected to other telephones or to the local and long distance networks.
d.
Public Address and Loudspeaker or Radio Paging System
Customer-provided public address or loudspeaker paging systems, which include
amplifiers, receiving speakers, and associated wiring used to transmit paging messages
or announcements in one direction only, may be used in connection with Company
facilities furnished for PBX and key telephone systems.
Connections of the above customer-provided public address and loudspeaker or radio
paging systems must be in accordance with 15.2 or 15.3 following and are subject to the
following conditions:
(1)
Connection of customer-provided public address and loudspeaker or radio
paging systems with facilities of the Company shall be made only through paging
access arrangements as found in Section 14, furnished by the Company. This
circuit will accept calls from dial PBX or Centrex stations directly or over dial
repeating tie lines from another PBX.
(2)
The Company facilities when so connected may be used only to transmit
messages or signals to customer-provided public address and loudspeaker or
radio paging systems. Such public address and loudspeaker or radio paging
systems may not be used to originate messages into Company facilities.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 15
Original Page 11
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.1
GENERAL PROVISIONS (continued)
15.1.8
Additional Provisions for Connections of Certain Customer-Provided Terminal Equipment and
Communications Systems (continued)
e.
Recording, Reproduction and Automatic Answering and Recording Equipment
(1)
Customer-provided recording, reproducing and automatic answering and
recording equipment connected in accordance with 15.2 or 15.3 following may
be used with local, PBX, Centrex Service, Long Distance Message
Telecommunications Service and Wide Area Telecommunications Service lines
except, that use for unattended operation is only available where full selective
ringing is employed.
(2)
Customer-provided recording, reproducing and automatic answering and
recording equipment shall not be used to interconnect any line or channel of the
Company with any other communications line or channel of the Company or of
any other person, except as expressly authorized in Section 2.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 15
Original Page 12
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.1
GENERAL PROVISIONS (continued)
15.1.8
Additional Provisions for Connections of Certain Customer-Provided Terminal Equipment and
Communications Systems (continued)
e.
f.
15.2
(3)
Customer-provided recording, reproducing and automatic answering and
recording equipment may be connected with facilities of the Company only when
and for so long as the Customer furnishes a sufficient number of such
equipment and subscribes to adequate telephone facilities to handle the volume
of telephone calls received without interfering with any of the services offered by
the Company. In the event that the use of customer-provided equipment causes
such interference, the Company shall have the right to discontinue service
without prior notification to the customer. Changes in announcement messages
will be made at such time as, in the judgment of the Company, will not interfere
with the Company's general telephone service.
(4)
Customer-provided reproducing and automatic answering and recording
equipment shall not be used with non-published telephone numbers.
Customer-provided facilities and associated terminal equipment and communications
systems may not be connected to the telecommunications network in such a way that
they cross exchange or other jurisdictional boundaries.
CONNECTIONS OF REGISTERED EQUIPMENT
15.2.1
Customer-Provided Registered Terminal Equipment, Registered Protective Circuitry and
Registered Communications Systems
Customer-provided registered terminal equipment, registered protective circuitry, and registered
communications systems may be directly connected at the customer's premises to the
telecommunications network, subject to Part 68 of the Federal Communications Commission's
Rules and Regulations, as provided in 15.1 preceding and the following:
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 15
Original Page 13
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.2
CONNECTIONS OF REGISTERED EQUIPMENT (continued)
15.2.1
Customer-Provided Registered Terminal Equipment, Registered Protective Circuitry and
Registered Communications Systems (continued)
a.
All combinations of registered equipment and associated nonregistered terminal
equipment (including but not limited to wiring) shall be installed, operated and maintained
so that the requirement of Part 68 of the Federal Communications Commission's Rules
and Regulations are continually satisfied. The Company may discontinue service or
impose other remedies as provided for in Part 68 of the Federal Communications
Commission's Rules and Regulations for failure to comply with these provisions.
b.
The customer shall notify the Company of each line to which registered equipment is to
be connected in advance of such connection and shall notify the Company when such
registered equipment is permanently disconnected. The customer shall provide the
Company the Registration Number and Ringer Equivalence Number for the registered
equipment.
c.
The customer shall not connect registered equipment to a company line if:
(1)
The Ringer Equivalence of such equipment in combination with the total Ringer
Equivalence of other equipment connected to the same line exceeds the
allowable maximum as determined by Company, or
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 15
Original Page 14
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.2
CONNECTIONS OF REGISTERED EQUIPMENT (continued)
15.2.1
Customer-Provided Registered Terminal Equipment, Registered Protective Circuitry and
Registered Communications Systems (continued)
c.
(2)
(continued)
The ringer is not of a type designated by the Company as suitable for that
particular line.
15.2.2
d.
Except as otherwise provided in e. following, all connections of registered equipment to
services furnished by the Company shall be made through Company-provided standard
jacks, or in the case of registered communications systems, through standard jacks wired
in other than a standard number, when non-standard wiring is agreed to by the Company.
e.
Registered equipment which is in hazardous or inaccessible locations may, in lieu of d.
preceding, be connected in accordance with 15.14 following.
Premises Wiring Associated with Registered Communications Systems
a.
Premises Wiring is wiring which connects separately housed equipment entities or
system components to one another or wiring which connects an equipment entity or
system component with the telephone network interface located at the customer's
premises and not within an equipment housing.
(1)
Fully-Protected Premises Wiring is premises wiring which is:
(a)
No greater than 25 feet in length (measured linearly from the point
where it leaves equipment or connector housings) and registered as a
component of and supplied to the user with the registered terminal
equipment or protective circuitry with which it is to be used.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 15
Original Page 15
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.2
CONNECTIONS OF REGISTERED EQUIPMENT (continued)
15.2.2
Premises Wiring Associated with Registered Communications Systems (continued)
a.
(1)
(2)
(b)
A cord which complies with (a) preceding and which is extended once
by a registered extension cord. Extension cords may not be used as a
substitute for wiring which for safety reasons should be affixed to or
embedded in a building's structure.
(c)
Wiring located in an equipment room with restricted access, provided
that this wiring remains exposed for inspection and is not concealed or
embedded in the building's structure and that it conforms to Part 68 of
the Federal Communications Commission Rules and Regulations.0
(d)
Electrically behind registered equipment, system components or
protective circuitry which assure that electrical contact between the
wiring and commercial power wiring or earth ground will not result in
hazardous voltages or excessive longitudinal imbalance at the
telephone network interface.
Protected Premises Wiring Requiring Acceptance Testing for Imbalance is
premises wiring which is electrically behind registered equipment, system
components or circuitry which assure that electrical contact between the wiring
and commercial power wiring will not result in hazardous voltages at the
telephone network interface.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 15
Original Page 16
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.2
CONNECTIONS OF REGISTERED EQUIPMENT (continued)
15.2.2
Premises Wiring Associated with Registered Communications Systems (continued)
a.
(3)
Unprotected Premises Wiring is all other premises wiring.
b.
Customers who intend to connect premises wiring other than Fully-Protected Premises
Wiring to the telephone network shall give advance notice to the Company in accordance
with the procedures specified in Part 68 of the Federal Communications Commission's
Rules and Regulations or as otherwise authorized by the Federal Communications
Commission.
c.
The Company may invoke extraordinary procedures specified in Part 68 of the Federal
Communications Commission's Rules and Regulations where one or more of the
following conditions are present:
(1)
Information provided in the supervisor's affidavit gives reason to believe that a
violation of Part 68 of the Federal Communications Commission's Rules and
Regulations is likely.
(2)
A failure has occurred during acceptance testing for imbalance.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 15
Original Page 17
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.2
CONNECTIONS OF REGISTERED EQUIPMENT (continued)
15.2.2
Premises Wiring Associated with Registered Communications Systems (continued)
c.
(3)
(continued)
Harm has occurred, and there is reason to believe that this harm was a result of
wiring operations performed under Part 68 of the Federal Communications
Commission's Rules and Regulations.
In addition, the Company may monitor or participate in acceptance testing for
imbalance or may inspect other than Fully-Protected Premises Wiring
Installations as set forth in Part 68 of the Federal Communications Commission's
Rules and Regulations.
15.3
CONNECTIONS OF GRANDFATHERED
COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS
15.3.1
TERMINAL
EQUIPMENT
AND
GRANDFATHERED
Direct Connections
a.
Grandfathered Terminal Equipment
Grandfathered terminal equipment may remain directly connected and be moved and
reconnected to the telecommunications network for the life of the equipment without
registration and may be modified only in accordance with Part 68 of the Federal
Communications Commission's Rules and Regulations, subject to the following:
(1)
The customer shall notify the Company when such grandfathered terminal
equipment is to be connected and shall notify the Company when such
grandfathered terminal equipment is to be permanently disconnected; such
notification shall include a description of the equipment including the
manufacturer's name, model number, and type of equipment.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 15
Original Page 18
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.3
CONNECTIONS OF GRANDFATHERED TERMINAL EQUIPMENT AND GRANDFATHERED
COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS (continued)
15.3.1
Direct Connections (continued)
a.
b.
(2)
All such connections are made through Company-provided standard jacks or are
otherwise connected by the Company; and
(3)
All such connections shall comply with the minimum protection criteria set forth
in 15.3.3 following.
Grandfathered Communications Systems
(1)
Grandfathered communications systems directly connected to the
telecommunications network on June 1, 1978, may remain connected for the life
of the equipment without registration and may be modified only in accordance
with Part 68 of the Federal Communications Commission's Rules and
Regulations, subject to the following:
(a)
All such connections shall comply with the minimum protection criteria
set forth in 15.3.3 following.
(b)
No changes may be made to equipment so connected except by the
manufacturer thereof or a duly authorized agent of the manufacturer.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 15
Original Page 19
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.3
CONNECTIONS OF GRANDFATHERED TERMINAL EQUIPMENT AND GRANDFATHERED
COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS (continued)
15.3.1
Direct Connections (continued)
b.
(continued)
(2)
Until January 1, 1980, new installations of communications systems of a type
which have been grandfathered may be connected to the telecommunications
network, subject to the following:
(a)
Premises wiring shall conform to Part 68 of
Communications Commission's Rules and Regulations;
the
Federal
(b)
The customer shall notify the Company when such communications
systems are to be connected and shall notify the Company when such
communications systems are to be permanently disconnected; such
notification shall include a description of the equipment including the
manufacturer's name, model number, and type of equipment;
(c)
All such connections are made through Company-provided standard
jacks or otherwise connected by the Company;
(d)
All such connections shall comply with the minimum protection criteria
set forth in 15.3.3 following;
(e)
No changes may be made to equipment so connected except by the
manufacturer thereof or a duly authorized agent of the manufacturer.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 15
Original Page 20
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.3
CONNECTIONS OF GRANDFATHERED TERMINAL EQUIPMENT AND GRANDFATHERED
COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS (continued)
15.3.1
Direct Connections (continued)
b.
(continued)
(3)
(4)
c.
Additions to systems specified in (1) and (2) preceding may be made:
(a)
Until January 1, 1980, where the equipment being added is of a type
which has been grandfathered and
(b)
after January 1, 1980, where the equipment being added is
grandfathered. Such additions are subject to the provisions of (2)(a)
through (e) preceding. Additions of registered equipment are subject to
A15.2 preceding.
Systems connected pursuant to (1) through (3) preceding may remain connected
and be moved and reconnected to the telecommunications network, in
accordance with (2) (a) through (e) preceding, for the life of the equipment and
may be modified only in accordance with Part 68 of the Federal Communications
Commission's Rules and Regulations.
Customer-provided terminal equipment and customer-provided communications systems
connected to the telecommunications network via customer-provided grandfathered
protective circuitry are subject to provisions of a. and b. preceding.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 15
Original Page 21
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.3
CONNECTIONS OF GRANDFATHERED TERMINAL EQUIPMENT AND GRANDFATHERED
COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS (continued)
15.3.2
Connections Through Connecting Arrangements Provided by the Company
a.
General
(1)
Basis of Connection
(a)
Grandfathered connections of terminal equipment and grandfathered
connections of communications systems made in accordance with
15.3.2.b. and c. respectively may remain connected and be moved and
reconnected for the life of the equipment and may be modified only in
accordance with Part 68 of Federal Communications Commission's
Rules and Regulations. Connecting arrangements used for such
moves and reconnections will continue to be provided by the Company
subject to their availability, at the rates and charges specified in 15.16
following.
(b)
Equipment-to-equipment connections made prior to January 1, 1980,
may remain connected and be moved and reconnected for the life of
such devices or system components (and may be modified only in
accordance with Part 68 of the Federal Communications Commission's
Rules and Regulations) or for the life of the Company-provided terminal
equipment or communications system. Connecting arrangements used
for reconnection of such customer-provided devices or system
components will continue to be provided by the Company subject to
their availability.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 15
Original Page 22
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.3
CONNECTIONS OF GRANDFATHERED TERMINAL EQUIPMENT AND GRANDFATHERED
COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS (continued)
15.3.2
Connections Through Connecting Arrangements Provided by the Company (continued)
a.
General (continued)
(1)
(2)
Basis of Connection (continued)
(c)
Customer-provided communications systems which are not subject to
Part 68 of the Federal Communications Commission's Rules and
Regulations may be connected in accordance with 15.6 following.
(d)
Separate, identifiable and discrete protective circuitry (i.e., connecting
arrangements) used for grandfathered connections of communications
systems to the telecommunications network may be removed or
replaced with apparatus of lesser protective function, provided that any
equipment and any premises wiring whose classification is changed,
thereby conforms to Part 68 of the Federal Communications
Commission's Rules and Regulations.
Network Control Signaling
Network control signaling shall be performed by equipment furnished, installed
and maintained by the Company, except that:
(a)
Customer-provided tone-type address signaling is permissible through
a Company-provided connecting arrangement. When the customer has
the capability to originate calls by means of such instruments and
special central office facilities exist, the rates and charges for touch
calling services apply.
(b)
Signaling functions may be performed by customer-provided
Conforming Answering Devices specified in 15.3.5 following.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 15
Original Page 23
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.3
CONNECTIONS OF GRANDFATHERED TERMINAL EQUIPMENT AND GRANDFATHERED
COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS (continued)
15.3.2
Connections Through Connecting Arrangements Provided by the Company (continued)
b.
Grandfathered Connections of Terminal Equipment
(1)
Data Terminal Equipment
Subject to the provisions of a.(1)(a) preceding, customer-provided data terminal
equipment (including telephotograph equipment) may be connected at the
customer's premises to the telecommunications network through a network
control signaling unit and a data access arrangement provided by the Company
in accordance with the following:
(a)
The customer shall furnish the equipment which performs the functions
of:
i.
conditioning
the
data
signals
generated
by
the
customer-provided terminal equipment to signals suitable for
transmission by means of Company services, and
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 15
Original Page 24
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.3
CONNECTIONS OF GRANDFATHERED TERMINAL EQUIPMENT AND GRANDFATHERED
COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS (continued)
15.3.2
Connections Through Connecting Arrangements Provided by the Company (continued)
b.
(1)
(a)
(continued)
ii.
(2)
conditioning signals transmitted by means of Company
services to data signals suitable for reception by
customer-provided equipment.
(b)
The customer-provided data terminal equipment must comply with the
minimum protection criteria specified in 15.3.3 following.
(c)
Where a data access arrangement is furnished in connection with
customer-provided terminal equipment and such terminal equipment is
used for both voice and data communication, the data access
arrangement may be used to connect the customer-provided terminal
equipment for voice communication.
Voice Terminal Equipment
Subject to the provisions of a.(1)(a) preceding, customer-provided voice terminal
equipment may be connected at the customer's premises to the
telecommunications network in accordance with the following:
(a)
The connection shall be made through a network control signaling unit
and a connecting arrangement furnished by the Company.
In
accordance with 15.3.4 and 15.3.5 following, a connecting arrangement
is not required for the connection of Attested Equipment or Conforming
Answering Devices.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 15
Original Page 25
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.3
CONNECTIONS OF GRANDFATHERED TERMINAL EQUIPMENT AND GRANDFATHERED
COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS (continued)
15.3.2
Connections Through Connecting Arrangements Provided by the Company (continued)
b.
c.
(2)
(b)
Where a data access arrangement is furnished in connection with
customer-provided terminal equipment and such terminal equipment is
used for both voice and data communication, the data access
arrangement may be used to connect the customer-provided terminal
equipment for voice communication.
(c)
The customer-provided voice terminal equipment must comply with the
minimum protection criteria specified in 15.3.3 following:
Grandfathered Connections of Communications Systems
Subject to the provisions of a.(1)(a) and (b) preceding, customer-provided
communications systems may be connected at the customer's premises to
telecommunications services in accordance with the following:
(1)
The connection shall be through a network control signaling unit and connecting
arrangement furnished by the Company.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 15
Original Page 26
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.3
CONNECTIONS OF GRANDFATHERED TERMINAL EQUIPMENT AND GRANDFATHERED
COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS (continued)
15.3.2
Connections Through Connecting Arrangements Provided by the Company (continued)
c.
(continued)
(2)
15.3.3
The provisions relating to minimum protection criteria set forth in 15.3.3 following
shall apply to the connection of customer-provided communications systems.
As related to minimum protection criteria and when applied to the connection of
customer-provided communications systems, the term "customer's premises"
shall include any premises on which the customer-provided communications
system is terminated.
Minimum Protection Criteria for Electrical Connections
a.
To prevent excessive noise and crosstalk in the network, it is necessary that the power of
the signal at the central office not exceed 12db below one milliwatt when averaged over
any three-second interval. To insure that this limit is not exceeded, the power of the
signal which may be applied by the customer-provided equipment to the Company
interface located on the customer's premises will be specified for each customer location,
but in no case shall it exceed one milliwatt.
b.
To protect other services, it is necessary that the signal which is applied by the
customer-provided equipment to the Company interface located on the customer's
premises meet the following limits:
(1)
The power in the band from 3,995 Hertz to 4,005 Hertz shall be at least 18db
below the power of the signal as specified in a. above.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 15
Original Page 27
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.3
CONNECTIONS OF GRANDFATHERED TERMINAL EQUIPMENT AND GRANDFATHERED
COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS (continued)
15.3.3
Minimum Protection Criteria for Electrical Connections (continued)
b.
c.
15.3.4
(continued)
(2)
The power in the band from 4,005 Hertz to 10,000 Hertz shall not exceed 16db
below one milliwatt.
(3)
The power in the band from 10,000 Hertz to 25,000 Hertz shall not exceed 24db
below one milliwatt.
(4)
The power in the band from 25,000 Hertz to 40,000 Hertz shall not exceed 36db
below one milliwatt.
(5)
The power in the band above 40,000 Hertz shall not exceed 50db below one
milliwatt.
To prevent the interruption or disconnection of a call or interference with network control
signaling, it is necessary that the signal applied by the customer-provided equipment to
the Company interface located on the customer's premises at no time have energy solely
in the 2450 to 2750 band. If signal power is in the 2450 to 2750 Hertz band, it must not
exceed the power present at the same time in the 800 to 2450 Hertz band.
Attested Equipment Connected Prior to January 1, l980
a.
Until January 1, 1980, customer-provided headsets and non-powered conferencing
equipment which meet the standards and procedures set forth by the Company in
Technical Reference for Attested Equipment may be connected at the customer's
premises to the telecommunications network in accordance with (1) through (5) following.
Such equipment may remain connected and be moved and reconnected in accordance
therewith for the life of the equipment unless subsequently modified.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 15
Original Page 28
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.3
CONNECTIONS OF GRANDFATHERED TERMINAL EQUIPMENT AND GRANDFATHERED
COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS (continued)
15.3.4
Attested Equipment Connected Prior to January 1, 1980 (continued)
a.
(continued)
(1)
The connection shall be made through an interface termination (e.g., headset
jack) provided by the Company.
(2)
The Identification Number issued by the Company to the manufacturer or
supplier must appear on each unit of Attested Equipment utilized.
(3)
Customers must notify the Company of their intention to connect Attested
Equipment. Such notification must include the Identification Number of the
equipment and the location at which that equipment is to be used.
(4)
Attested Equipment may not:
(a)
be connected to a source of electrical power which is external to the
telecommunications network;
(b)
be grounded;
(c)
perform any network control signaling functions prior to and including
the establishment of the intended transmission path;
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 15
Original Page 29
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.3
CONNECTIONS OF GRANDFATHERED TERMINAL EQUIPMENT AND GRANDFATHERED
COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS (continued)
15.3.4
Attested Equipment Connected Prior to January 1, 1980 (continued)
a.
(4)
(5)
b.
15.3.5
(continued)
(d)
have amplification in the transmission path (other than single-ended
terminal devices with the maximum gain limited so that the output
power meets the minimum protection criteria set forth in 15.3.3
preceding); and
(e)
use wiring external to such equipment that is permanently affixed at the
site of the installation other than portable connections compatible with
the interface terminations provided by the Company.
Attested Equipment must comply with the minimum protection criteria set forth in
15.3.3 preceding.
In the event that Attested Equipment bearing an Identification Number does not meet the
requirements set forth by the Company in its Technical References, the customer using
such Attested Equipment shall either disconnect the equipment from the Company
service or arrange for connection of the equipment in accordance with 15.2 preceding.
Conforming Answering Devices Connected Prior to July 1, l979
a.
Customer-provided Conforming Answering Devices which meet the standards and
procedures set forth by the Company in Technical References for Conforming Answering
Devices and which were connected at the customer's premises to the
telecommunications network prior to July 1, 1979, in accordance with (1) through (5)
following, may remain connected and be moved and reconnected in accordance therewith
for the life of the equipment, unless subsequently modified.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 15
Original Page 30
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.3
CONNECTIONS OF GRANDFATHERED TERMINAL EQUIPMENT AND GRANDFATHERED
COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS (continued)
15.3.5
Conforming Answering Devices Connected Prior to July 1, 1979 (continued)
a.
(continued)
(1)
Customers shall notify the Company of their intention to connect Conforming
Answering Devices. Such notification shall include the location at which the
Conforming Answering Device is to be used as well as its Conformance Number.
(2)
The Conforming Answering Device shall only be connected by means of a jack
outlet connecting arrangement provided by the Company.
(3)
The Conforming Answering Device shall be operated and maintained in
accordance with those instructions furnished with such Conforming Answering
Device as required by the Company's Technical Reference for Conforming
Answering Devices.
(4)
Conforming Answering Devices may not:
(a)
be used to transmit or receive data signals;
(b)
be used to originate calls.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 15
Original Page 31
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.3
CONNECTIONS OF GRANDFATHERED TERMINAL EQUIPMENT AND GRANDFATHERED
COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS (continued)
15.3.5
Conforming Answering Devices Connected Prior to July 1, 1979 (continued)
a.
(continued)
(5)
b.
15.4
The Conforming Answering Device shall comply with the minimum protection
criteria set forth in 15.3.3 preceding.
In the event that an answering device bearing a Conformance Number does not meet the
requirements of the Company's Technical Reference for Conforming Answering Devices,
the customer using such answering device shall either disconnect the device from the
Company service or arrange for connection of the device in accordance with 15.2
preceding.
ACOUSTIC OR INDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS
15.4.1
General
a.
Customer-provided voice or data terminal equipment (including telephotograph
equipment) and customer-provided communications systems may be acoustically or
inductively connected at the customer's premises to the telecommunications network
provided the acoustic or inductive connection is made externally to the network control
signaling unit when such unit is provided by the Company.
b.
Customer-provided tone-type address signaling is permitted through such connections,
however, the services of the Company are not designed for such use, and the Company
makes no representation as to the reliability of address signaling which is performed in
such manner.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 15
Original Page 32
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.4
ACOUSTIC OR INDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS (continued)
15.4.2
Minimum Protection Criteria
a.
To prevent excessive noise and crosstalk in the network, it is necessary that the power of
the signal which is applied by the customer-provided equipment to the network control
signaling unit located on the customer's premises be limited so that the signal power at
the output of the network control signaling unit (i.e., at the input to the Company line)
does not exceed 9db below one milliwatt when averaged over any three-second interval.
However, to permit each customer, independent of distance from the central office, to
supply signal power which at the central office approximates 12db below one milliwatt
when averaged over any three-second interval, the Company, at the customer's request,
will specify for each location the signal power at the output of the network control
signaling unit, which shall in no case exceed one milliwatt.
b.
To protect other services, it is necessary that the signal which is applied by the
customer-provided equipment to the network control signaling unit located on the
customer's premises meet the following limits at the output of the network control
signaling unit.
(1)
The power in the band from 3,995 Hertz to 4,005 Hertz shall be at least 18db
below the power of the signal as specified in a. preceding.
(2)
The power in the band from 4,005 Hertz to 10,000 Hertz shall not exceed 16db
below one milliwatt.
(3)
The power in the band from 10,000 Hertz to 25,000 Hertz shall not exceed 24db
below one milliwatt.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 15
Original Page 33
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.4
ACOUSTIC OR INDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS (continued)
15.4.2
Minimum Protection Criteria (continued)
b.
c.
15.5
(continued)
(4)
The power in the band from 25,000 Hertz to 40,000 Hertz shall not exceed 36db
below one milliwatt.
(5)
The power in the band above 40,000 Hertz shall not exceed 50db below one
milliwatt.
To prevent the interruption or disconnection of a call or interference with network control
signaling, it is necessary that the signal applied by the customer-provided equipment to
the network control signaling unit located on the customer's premises be limited so that
the signal at the output of the network control signaling unit shall at no time have energy
solely in the 2450 to 2750 Hertz band. If there is signal power at the output of the
network control signaling unit in the 2450 to 2750 Hertz band, it must not exceed the
power present at the same time in the 800 to 2450 Hertz band.
ACCESSORIES
Customer-provided accessories may be used with telecommunications services, provided that such
accessories comply with the provisions of 15.1.2 and 15.3.2.a.(2) preceding.
15.6
CONNECTIONS OF CUSTOMER-PROVIDED COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS NOT SUBJECT TO PART
68 OF THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION'S RULES AND REGULATIONS
15.6.1
Customer-provided communications systems not subject to Part 68 of the Federal
Communications Commission's Rules and Regulations may be connected with
telecommunications services in accordance with this 15.6. These communications systems
(including channels derived from such systems), not exceeding voice grade, may be connected at
the customer's premises provided that:
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
Section 15
Original Page 34
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.6
CONNECTIONS OF CUSTOMER-PROVIDED COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS NOT SUBJECT TO PART
68 OF THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION'S RULES AND REGULATIONS (continued)
15.6.1
15.7
(continued)
a.
Such telecommunications service or customer-provided communications systems is
utilized for the origination or termination of communications at the customer's premises
where the connection is made.
b.
The connection shall be through a network control signaling unit and connecting
arrangement furnished by the Company.
c.
The connection shall be made through switching equipment provided either by the
customer or by the Company.
d.
The provisions relating to minimum protection criteria set forth in 15.3.3 preceding shall
apply to the connection of customer-provided communications systems. As related to
minimum protection criteria and when applied to the connection of customer-provided
communications systems, the term "customer's premises" shall include any premises on
which the customer-provided communications system is terminated.
CONNECTIONS OF CUSTOMER-PROVIDED TERMINAL EQUIPMENT TO SERVICES SPECIFICALLY
EXEMPTED FROM THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION'S REGISTRATION PROGRAM
Customer-provided terminal equipment may not be connected to services specifically exempted from the
Federal Communication Commission's Registration Program. Such services are party line service and
public or semi-public coin telephone service.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
Section 15
Original Page 35
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.8
15.9
CONNECTIONS OF SERVICE STATION LINES AND FACILITIES FURNISHED BY THE CUSTOMER
WHICH INVOLVE HAZARDOUS OR INACCESSIBLE LOCATIONS
15.8.1
Except as otherwise provided in 15.8.2 following, service station lines, and facilities furnished by
the customer which involve hazardous or inaccessible locations may be connected to the
telecommunications network.
15.8.2
Effective January 1, 1980, new installations of or additions to customer-provided terminal
equipment and communications systems subject to Part 68 of the Federal Communications
Commission's Rules and Regulations, connected to the telecommunications network in
accordance with 15.14.1 preceding, must conform with Part 68 of the Federal Communications
Commission's Rules and Regulations.
CONNECTIONS OF OTHER COMMON CARRIER-PROVIDED COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS
15.9.1
General Provision
Communications systems provided by the Other Common Carrier, hereafter referred to as the
OCC, may be connected with the facilities furnished by the Company for exchange, Long Distance
Message Telecommunications Service, and Wide Area Telecommunications Service as specified
in Paragraphs 15.9.2 through 15.9.8 following.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
Section 15
Original Page 36
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.9
CONNECTIONS OF OTHER COMMON CARRIER PROVIDED COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS (continued)
15.9.2
Responsibility of the Customer
Where exchange, long distance message telecommunications services, and Wide Area
Telecommunications Service are available under this tariff for use in connection with
OCC-provided communications systems, the operating characteristics of such systems shall be
such as not to interfere with any of the services offered by the Company. Such use is subject to
the further provisions that the OCC-provided systems do not endanger the safety of Company
employees or the public; damage, require change in, or alteration of, the equipment or other
facilities; impair the operation of the telecommunications system, or otherwise injure the public in
its use of Company's services. Upon notice from the Company that the OCC-provided system is
causing or is likely to cause such hazard or interference, the customer shall arrange with the OCC
to make such change as shall be necessary to remove or prevent such hazard or interference.
The customer shall be responsible for payment of a non-recurring charge as set forth in 4.
preceding for each repair visit by the Company to the premises of the customer where the service
difficulty results from the use of equipment, facilities, or services provided by an Other Common
Carrier.
15.9.3
Network Control Signaling
Satisfactory performance of the telecommunications network requires continuing functional
capability of the network control signals and the switching equipment involved. To assure such
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
Section 15
Original Page 37
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.9
CONNECTIONS OF OTHER COMMON CARRIER-PROVIDED COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS (continued)
15.9.3
Network Control Signaling (continued)
continuing capability, network control signaling (except customer-provided tone-type address
signaling through a Company-provided or OCC-provided connecting arrangement) in the
furnishing of telecommunications service shall be performed by equipment furnished, installed and
maintained by the Company or the OCC.
15.9.4
Conditions for Connection of Other Common Carrier-Provided Communications Systems at the
Premises of the Customer
Other Common Carrier-provided communications systems (including channels derived from such
systems) analog, not exceeding voice or digital, may be connected with exchange, Long Distance
Telecommunications Services, or Wide Area Telecommunications Service at the premises of the
customer, provided that:
a.
Such exchange, long distance message telecommunications service, Wide Area
Telecommunications Service, or OCC-provided communications system is utilized for the
origination or termination of communications at the customer's premises where the
connection is made.
b.
The connection is either through equipment which effects such connection externally to a
Company-provided network control signaling unit by means of an acoustic or inductive
connection for transmitting and/or receiving, or through direct electrical connection in
accordance with c. and d. below.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
Section 15
Original Page 38
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.9
CONNECTIONS OF OTHER COMMON CARRIER-PROVIDED COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS (continued)
15.9.4
Conditions for Connection of Other Common Carrier-Provided Communications Systems at the
Premises of the Customer (continued)
c.
Where the connection with the OCC-provided communications systems involves direct
electrical connection to the facilities furnished by the Company for exchange, long
distance message telecommunications service, or Wide Area Telecommunications
Service, such connection shall be made:
(1)
Through switching equipment provided by the customer, the Company, or by the
OCC; or,
(2)
Through a channel derivation device provided either by the customer or the
OCC.
Where such connection is made through a channel derivation device as specified in (2)
preceding, the provision of a. preceding is not applicable.
d.
Where the connection is made by means of switching equipment provided by the
customer or by means of a channel derivation device provided by the customer, such
switching equipment or derivation device and the facilities provided by the OCC, shall be
treated as a customer-provided communications system, and the regulations applicable
to the connection of customer-provided communications systems shall apply as set forth
in 15.2 and 15.3 preceding.
e.
Connection may be made only if the forms of electrical communication are the same and
consistent with those for which the Company-provided service is offered. Connections
are not represented as being suitable for satisfactory transmission.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
Section 15
Original Page 39
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.9
CONNECTIONS OF OTHER COMMON CARRIER-PROVIDED COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS (continued)
15.9.4
Conditions for Connection of Other Common Carrier-Provided Communications Systems at the
Premises of the Customer (continued)
f.
15.9.5
The rates and charges for connection with OCC-provided communication systems shall
be the same as those that would apply if Company services were so connected. The
rates and charges to the customer are in addition to the rates and charges made by the
OCC for the services and channels which it provides.
Conditions for Connection of Other Common Carrier-Provided Communications Systems at the
Premises of the Company
a.
Communications Systems (utilizing central office connecting facilities), not exceeding
voice grade, provided by an OCC to a customer, may be directly connected at the
premises of the Company with exchange service or long distance message
telecommunications service furnished by the Company to the same customer, provided
such connections are made through:
(1)
Individual exchange lines or PBX trunk exchange lines to permit communications
via the OCC-provided communications system to or from the customer's
premises located in an exchange foreign to the exchange in which the
connection is made.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 15
Original Page 40
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.9
CONNECTIONS OF OTHER COMMON CARRIER-PROVIDED COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS (continued)
15.9.5
Conditions for Connection of Other Common Carrier-Provided Communications Systems at the
Premises of the Company (continued)
a.
(continued)
(2)
b.
Centrex switching equipment furnished in accordance with the provisions of this
tariff.
Communications Systems (utilizing central office connecting facilities), not exceeding
voice grade, provided by an OCC to a customer, may be connected at the premises of the
Company with WATS furnished by the Company to the same customer, provided the
connection is made through:
(1)
Centrex control switching equipment furnished in accordance with provisions of
this tariff.
(2)
Common control switching arrangements or a switching center for enhanced
private switched communications services in accordance with Section 4 of Tariff
F.C.C. No. 260.
The connections specified above shall be made only if:
(a)
The customer has a requirement to originate or terminate
communications over the WATS line to or from premises of that
customer located in the same state and state subdivision as that for
which the WATS initial period rate applies; and
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 15
Original Page 41
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.9
CONNECTIONS OF OTHER COMMON CARRIER-PROVIDED COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS (continued)
15.9.5
Conditions for Connection of Other Common Carrier-Provided Communications Systems at the
Premises of the Company (continued)
b.
(2)
(continued)
(b)
c.
The forms of electrical communications are the same and consistent
with those for which the Company-provided service is provided.
Channels (utilizing central office connecting facilities), not exceeding voice grade,
provided by an OCC to a customer, may be connected with WATS arranged for outward
service furnished by the Company to the same customer at the WATS central office
which normally serves the customer's premises, provided that:
(1)
The customer has a requirement to originate communications over the WATS
line from premises of that customer located in the same state and state
subdivision as that for which the WATS initial period rate applies;
(2)
Connection shall be made only if the forms of electrical communications are the
same and consistent with those for which the Company-provided service is
offered;
(3)
Such OCC channel is dedicated to the exclusive use of the WATS customer and
is terminated at the premises of the OCC in switching equipment provided by the
OCC to the WATS customer as part of its authorized domestic switched private
line service.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 15
Original Page 42
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.9
CONNECTIONS OF OTHER COMMON CARRIER-PROVIDED COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS (continued)
15.9.5
Conditions for Connection of Other Common Carrier-Provided Communications Systems at the
Premises of the Company (continued)
c.
(continued)
(4)
15.9.6
All communications over outward WATS will originate at the premises of the
WATS customer via an access channel to the OCC's switching arrangement.
That access channel will be dedicated to the private use of the WATS customer
and not used or usable for public communications service.
OCC Service
All arrangements for service provided by an OCC shall be made by the customer with that carrier.
The furnishing of exchange, Long Distance Message Telecommunications Service, and Wide Area
Telecommunications Service by the Company is not a part of a joint undertaking with the OCC.
15.9.7
Responsibility of the Company
a.
The Company shall not be responsible for the installation, operation or maintenance of
any OCC-provided communications equipment or system. Exchange, long distance
message telecommunications services, and Wide Area Telecommunications Service are
not represented as adapted to the use of OCC-provided equipment or systems, and
where such equipment or systems are connected to Company facilities, the responsibility
of the Company shall be limited to the furnishing of facilities suitable for exchange, Long
Distance Message Telecommunications Service and to the maintenance and operation of
such facilities in a manner proper for such telecommunications service. Subject to this
responsibility, the Company shall not be responsible for (1) the through transmission of
signals generated by the OCC-provided equipment or system or for the quality of, or
defects in, such transmission, or (2) the reception of signals by the OCC-provided
equipment or system, or (3) network control signaling where such signaling is performed
by OCC-provided network control signaling equipment.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
Section 15
Original Page 43
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.9
CONNECTIONS OF OTHER COMMON CARRIER PROVIDED COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS (continued)
15.9.7
Responsibility of the Company (continued)
b.
Where an OCC-provided communications system utilizes satellite facilities or is
connected to a communications system which utilizes satellite facilities, the connection of
such OCC-provided system to WATS may result in the utilization of two or more satellite
circuits on the combined connected facilities. The responsibility of the Company where
such a system is connected to WATS shall be limited to the furnishing of facilities suitable
for WATS and to the maintenance and operation of such facilities in a manner proper for
such telecommunications service. Subject to this responsibility, the Company shall not
be responsible for the quality of the through transmission of signals on such connection.
Except for defects in the WATS, the Company shall not apply any allowance for impaired
transmission resulting from such connection to the charges for WATS associated with
such connection.
c.
The Company shall not be responsible to the customer or OCC if changes in minimum
network protection criteria or in any of the facilities, operations, or procedures of the
Company, render any facilities provided by an OCC thereof, obsolete or require
modification or alteration of such equipment or system or otherwise affect its use or
performance.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
Section 15
Original Page 44
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
CONNECTIONS WITH CERTAIN FACILITIES AND/OR EQUIPMENT OF OTHERS
15.9.8
Violation of Regulations
When any OCC-provided system is connected to the exchange, Long Distance Message
Telecommunications Service, or Wide Area Telecommunications Service, in violation of any of the
provisions in 15.9 through 15.9.8, the Company will take such immediate action as necessary for
the protection of the network and will promptly notify the customer of the violation. The customer
shall discontinue such connection of the equipment or system or correct the violation and shall
confirm in writing to the Company within ten days following the receipt of written notice from the
Company, that such connection has ceased or violation has been corrected. Failure of the
customer to discontinue such connection or to correct the violation and to give the required written
confirmation to the Company within the time stated above shall result in suspension of the
customer's service until such time as the customer complies with the provisions of this tariff.
15.10
MAINTENANCE OF SERVICE CHARGE
A non-recurring charge applies when a subscriber's customer-provided terminal equipment has been
identified from test at the test board as having caused trouble and being in need of repair.
Rate
Customer Owned Equipment-Line Test Only
$20.00
A minimum non-recurring charge will apply for each repair visit of two hours or less to a customer's
premises in connection with a service difficulty when it is determined that the difficulty was due to a
condition in customer-provided terminal equipment or communications system. In the event the repair visit
requires more than two hours, the customer will be required to bear the cost incurred at a rate per man
hour.
Rate
Customer Owned Equipment-Premise Visit
$40.00
Customer Owned Equipment-Overtime
$20.00
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 16
Original Contents Page
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
DATA SERVICE
CONTENTS
PAGE NO.
16.1
16.2
DATA TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING EQUIPMENT AND
TELETYPEWRITER EQUIPMENT
1
16.1.1
Regulations
1
DIGITAL CHANNEL SERVICE
3
16.2.1
16.2.2
16.2.3
16.2.4
16.2.5
3
3
3
4
5
General
DCS Packaging
Technical Specifications
Regulations and Conditions
Rates and Charges
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 16
Original Page 1
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
DATA SERVICE
16.1
DATA TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING EQUIPMENT AND TELETYPEWRITER EQUIPMENT
16.1.1
Regulations
a.
b.
General
(1)
Customer-provided data transmitting and receiving equipment (includes
telewriter equipment) and customer-provided teletypewriter equipment may be
connected to lines of the Company for the transmission and reception of data
signals.
(2)
The equipment types shown in parentheses after certain of the offerings are
intended to aid in the identification of that offering.
Basis of Connection
(1)
Data transmitting and receiving equipment and teletypewriter equipment will be
connected to the lines of the Company either by means of a data set or a data
access arrangement. The data set is required to condition signals suitable for
transmission on Company facilities for delivery to data or teletypewriter
equipment.
(2)
The magnitude and the character of the voltages and currents delivered to the
data set from customer-provided equipment, and the operation and maintenance
of such equipment, shall be such as to not interfere with any of the services
offered by the Company or interfere with others. Such equipment shall operate
in such a manner as to avoid hazard or damage to Company plant or injury to
Company employees or customers because of the character or location of the
customer-provided apparatus and of sources of power to which it is connected.
Upon notice from the Company that the equipment of the customer is causing or
is likely to cause hazard or interference, the customer shall make such changes
as may be necessary to remove or prevent such hazard or interference.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 16
Original Page 2
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
DATA SERVICE
16.1
DATA TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING EQUIPMENT AND TELETYPEWRITER EQUIPMENT (continued)
16.1.1
Regulations (continued)
c.
d.
Use With Long Distance Message Telecommunications Service
(1)
Long distance message telecommunications service is available for use on a
two-point service basis with data transmitting and receiving equipment and
teletypewriter equipment for the transmission and reception of data signals.
(2)
The regulations and rates for each call made for the purpose of transmitting data
signals are those applicable for long distance message telephone
station-to-station and person-to-person service according to the connection
established.
Use With Wide Area Telecommunications Services
(1)
Wide Area Telecommunications Services are available for use with data
transmitting and receiving equipment and teletypewriter equipment for the
transmission and reception of data signals.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 16
Original Page 3
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
DATA SERVICE
16.2
DIGITAL CHANNEL SERVICE (DCS)
16.2.1
16.2.2
GENERAL
A.
Digital Channel Service (DCS) is an optional packaged service arrangement that is used
in conjunction with a customer's business trunks. It packages Private Branch Exchange
trunks and DID trunks with a T-1 transmission facility.
B.
DCS facilities provide an intraexchange connection between a customer’s premises and
the local serving central office. DCS is based on DS1/DS0 technology, also know as T1
service. This service arrangement uses the DS1/DS0 architecture to provide a
1.544Mbps connection. The customer is then provided the capability to transmit voice
and/or data over 56Kbps channels of that digital facility. Each DS1 facility provides up to
24 56Kbps (DS0) channels.
C.
Digital Channel Service is only offered on Term Payment Plans of 12, 24, 36, 48 or 60
months.
DCS PACKAGING
A.
DCS service arrangement connects a Telephone Company central office switch to
Customer Premises Equipment (CPE). Depending on the application, that CPE might be
a PBX, a router, a multiplexer, etc. Each DCS provides up to twenty-four digital
communications channels.
B.
Digital Channel Service packages the following components:
Digital Facility - includes the DS1 facility and terminating equipment at each end.
Exchange Services (per channel) - defines how each channel is to be used.
16.2.3
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
A.
Transmission Specifications - this facility is based on a 1.544 Mbps DS1 carrier (T1
facility) whose characteristics are as follows:
Data Rate
B.
=
56 kbps restricted
Customer Premise Equipment and Facilities - compatible customer premise equipment is
required for DCS. The Company shall not be responsible if changes in any of the
equipment, operations, or procedures of the Telephone Company used in the
provisioning of DCS render any facilities provided by the customer obsolete or require
modification of such equipment or system, or otherwise affect its use or performance.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 16
Original Page 4
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
DATA SERVICE
16.2
DIGITAL CHANNEL SERVICE (DCS)
16.2.4
(Continued)
REGULATIONS AND CONDITIONS
A.
Unless specifically exempted, DCS shall be subject to all general regulations applicable
to the provision of service by the Company as stated in this tariff.
B.
DCS is furnished subject to central office switching capacity, capability, and the
availability of outside plant facilities.
C.
Payment for Service
1.
The minimum charge period for services provided under this tariff is one year.
2.
Suspension of service is not allowed during the minimum charge period or
contract period without penalty.
D.
At the Company's discretion and subject to Commission rule and regulations,
nonrecurring charges may be reduced or waived during promotional campaigns
(minimum service periods will apply).
E.
Directory Listings - One directory listing is provided without charge for each exchange
service. Additional listings may be provided at the rate specified in Section 6 of this tariff.
F.
Customer Premises Equipment
1.
This tariff does not include terminal equipment on the customer's premises.
2.
The customer is responsible for providing the power required for any customer
premise equipment connected to DCS.
G.
End User Common Line (EUCL) Charges - DCS is subject to Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) End User Common Line (EUCL) charges under the rates and
application rules specified by the FCC.
H.
The Company shall not be liable for any loss or damages arising out of error,
interruptions, defects, failure, or malfunctions of DCS or associated equipment. Damages
arising out of such interruptions, defects, failures, or malfunctions of the services after the
Company has been notified, and has reasonable time for repair, shall in no event exceed
an amount equivalent to the charges made for the service affected for the period following
notice from the customer until service is restored.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 16
Original Page 5
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
DATA SERVICE
16.2
DIGITAL CHANNEL SERVICE (DCS)
16.2.5
(Continued)
RATES AND CHARGES
A.
Digital Channel Service Facility
Service
Establishment
Monthly
Charge
Digital Access Facility (per DCS Facility)
$700.00
$300.00
n/c
$95.00
Distance Extension Charge (per repeater)
B.
Channel Services and Term Discounts
For each channel activated, a trunk charge will be applied. The rate for the trunk will be
established as a discount of the trunk charge found in Section 11 of this tariff as follows:
Service
Establishment
Monthly
Charge
Channel Service(per channel)
$12.00
N/C
Channel Service Discount
(12 Month Service Agreement)
N/C
43% discount of the normal
exchange trunk rates
Channel Service Discount
(24 Month Service Agreement)
N/C
45% discount of the normal
exchange trunk rates
Channel Service Discount
(36 Month Service Agreement)
N/C
47% discount of the normal
exchange trunk rates
Channel Service Discount
(48 Month Service Agreement)
N/C
50% discount of the normal
exchange trunk rates
Channel Service Discount
(60 Month Service Agreement)
N/C
53% discount of the normal
exchange trunk rates
Once a term payment has expired, a new plan must be entered into. If a new plan is not
entered into, the trunk rates in Section 10 and/or Section 13 will apply without the
discounts listed above.
C.
Subsequent feature additions and changes
When the above features are ordered or modified after the initial installation of DCS, the
nonrecurring Feature Addition and Change charge reflected below is applied in addition
to the normal charges reflected in this tariff:
Feature Additions and Changes
(per DCS facility)
Charge
$35.00
Only one service charge will apply when multiple features are added or changed on a
DCS facility as part of the same service order.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 17
Original Contents Page
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
EMERGENCY NUMBER SERVICE
Page
17.1
17.2
17.3
17.4
17.5
17.6
General
Definition of Terms
Rules and Regulations
Service Features
Rates and Charges
911 Private Switch/Automatic Location Identification (PS/ALI) Service
1
1
2
7
8
9
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 17
Original Page 1
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
EMERGENCY NUMBER SERVICE
17.1
General
A.
Enhanced Universal Emergency Number Service, also referred to as Enhanced 911 Service or
E911, is a telephone exchange communication service whereby a Public Safety Answering Point
(PSAP) designated by the customer may receive telephone calls dialed to the telephone number
911.
E911 Service requires the interaction of two distinct services: the functions provided via networkrelated “Service Features”, and those associated with customer premises terminal equipment
(PSAP equipment). “Service Features” is a regulated offering of the Local Exchange Company
only, and rates and charges for same are included herein. PSAP equipment may be provided by
the Company or other vendors. While the functionality of PSAP equipment is regulated by the
terms and conditions set forth by the Mississippi Public Service Commission, rates and charges for
such equipment are subject only to economic market forces, and are therefore excluded.
17.2
B.
Enhanced 911 Service is offered subject to availability of facilities.
C.
The E911 customer may be a municipality or other state or local governmental units to whom
authority has been lawfully delegated. The customer must be legally authorized to subscribe to
the service and have public safety responsibility by law to respond to telephone calls from the
public for emergency police, fire or other emergency services within the telephone central office
areas arranged for 911 calling.
Definition of Terms
ADDITIONAL E911 EXCHANGE LINE
Additional terminating line at a PSAP (over and above those engineered) that may be ordered by the
customer as an optional feature.
ALTERNATE ROUTING (AR)
A feature provided to allow E911 calls to be routed to a designated alternate location if
1.
all E911 exchange lines to the primary PSAP are busy, or
2.
the primary PSAP closes down for period.
This is a standard feature of E911 Service.
AUTOMATIC LOCATION IDENTIFICATION (ALI)
A feature by which the name and the address associated with the calling party’s telephone number
(identified by ANI as defined following) is forwarded to the PSAP for display. Multiple access lines with the
same ANI will be identified with the address associated with that ANI.
AUTOMATIC NUMBER IDENTIFICATION (ANI)
A feature by which the calling party’s ANI telephone number is forwarded to the E911 Control Office and to
the PSAP attendant position equipment.
DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (DMS)
A system of manual procedures and computer programs used to create, store and update the data required
to provide the Selective Routing (SR) and ALI features.
DEFAULT ROUTING (DR)
A feature activated when an incoming E911 call cannot be selectively routed due to an ANI failure, garbled
digits or other causes. Such incoming calls are routed from the E911 Control Office to a default PSAP.
Each incoming E911 facility group to the Control Office is assigned to a designated default PSAP. This is a
standard feature of E911 Service when the service is equipped for Selective Routing. Four party and rural
service will be default routed.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 17
Original Page 2
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
EMERGENCY NUMBER SERVICE
17.2
Definition of Terms (Continued)
EMERGENCY SERVICE NUMBER (ESN)
A number that defines the set of emergency services (e.g., police, fire, emergency medical) within a
particular district or zone. An ESN is associated with the primary PSAP and possibly one or more
secondary PSAPs.
END OFFICE
The Central Office(s) in the E911 System which receives originating E911 calls.
ENHANCED 911 (E911) CONTROL OFFICE
The office providing tandem switching capability for E911 calls. It controls switching of ANI information to
the PSAP and also provides the SR feature, standard ESS Speed Calling features, call transfer capability
and certain maintenance functions for each PSAP.
ENHANCED 911 SERVICE AREA
The geographic area in which the customer will respond to all E911 calls and dispatch appropriate
emergency assistance.
FORCED DISCONNECT
A function of the E911 Central Office trunk circuit which enables the PSAP attendant to release a
connection even though the calling party has not hung up. This feature prevents the jamming of the E911
exchange lines and is a standard feature of E911 Service.
PUBLIC SAFETY ANSWERING POINT (PSAP)
An answering location for E911 calls originating in a given area. A PSAP may be designated as primary or
secondary, which refers to the order in which calls are directed for answering. Primary PSAPs respond
first; secondary PSAPs receive calls on a transfer basis only and generally serve as a centralized
answering location for a particular type of emergency call. PSAPs are staffed by employees of public
service agencies such as police, fire or emergency medical or by employees of a common bureau serving a
group of such entities.
SELECTIVE ROUTING (SR)
A feature that routes an E911 call from a central office to the designated primary PSAP based upon the
identified number of the calling party and associated ESN.
SERVING CENTRAL OFFICE
The Central Office from which a PSAP, either primary or secondary, is served.
UNIVERSAL EMERGENCY NUMBER SERVICE
A telephone exchange communication service for receiving telephone calls placed by persons in need of
assistance who dial the number 911. Such calls are answered at PSAPs established and operated by the
customer. The lines and equipment associated with the service arrangement for the answering, transferring
and dispatching of public emergency telephone calls are included.
17.3
Rules and Regulations
A.
This service is limited to the use of Central Office telephone number 911 as the universal
emergency telephone number. Only one E911 Service will be provided within any government
agency’s locality.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 17
Original Page 3
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
EMERGENCY NUMBER SERVICE
17.3
Rules and Regulations (Continued)
B.
The 911 emergency telephone number is not intended as a total replacement for the telephone
service of the various public safety agencies which participate in the use of this number. The
public safety agencies will subscribe to other exchange telephone service as provided in other
sections of this Tariff.
C.
The service is furnished to the customer only for the purpose of receiving reports of emergencies
by the public.
D.
E911 Service is classified as Business Exchange Service and arranged for one-way incoming
service to the appropriate PSAP. Outgoing calls can only be made on a transfer basis.
E.
E911 Service is provided solely for the benefit of the customer operating the PSAP. The provision
of E911 Service by the Company shall not be interpreted, construed, or regarded, either expressly
or implied, as being for the benefit of or creating any Company obligation toward any third person
or legal entity other than the customer.
F.
The Company does not undertake to answer and forward 911 calls, but furnishes the use of its
facilities to enable the customer’s personnel to respond to such calls on the customer’s premises.
G.
Temporary suspension of service is not provided for any part of the E911 Service.
H.
Central offices that are not currently equipped to transmit ANI will not be modified to provide ANI
just for E911 Service. When the Selective Routing feature is provided, in such circumstances,
Default Routing and central office identification will be provided in lieu of Selective Routing and
ANI Display.
I.
ANI and/or ALI will not be displayed on calls placed over four-party or rural lines. Central office
identification is provided in lieu of ANI/ALI.
J.
In addition to the limitations of liability set forth elsewhere in this Tariff, the Company’s entire
liability in connection with the provision, interruption or failure of E911 Service shall be limited to
the terms set forth as follows.
The Company’s liability for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, arising from
errors, omissions, interruptions, delays, defects, failures, or malfunctions of this service or
occurring in the course of or as a result of the provision of this service or any part thereof whether
caused by the negligence of the Company or otherwise shall not exceed the greater of $50.00 or
an amount equivalent to the proportionate charge for the period of service during which such error,
omission, interruption, delay, defect, failure or malfunction occurs. No allowance will be made if
the interruption is due to the negligence or willful act of the customer of the service.
K.
The rates charged for E911 Service do not contemplate the inspection or constant monitoring of
facilities to discover errors, defects and malfunctions in the service, nor does the Company
undertake such responsibility. The customer shall make such operational tests as, in the judgment
of the customer, are required to determine whether the system is functioning properly for its use.
The customer shall promptly notify the Company in the event the system is not functioning
properly.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 17
Original Page 4
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
EMERGENCY NUMBER SERVICE
17.3
Rules and Regulations (Continued)
L.
Each customer agrees to release, defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Company from any
and all losses, claims, demands, suits, and other actions, or any liability whatsoever, whether
suffered, made, instituted or asserted by the customer or by any other party or person: (1) for any
personal injury to or death of any person or persons, or for any loss, damage or destruction of any
property, whether owned by the customer or others, and which arises out of the negligence or
other wrongful act of the Company, the customer, its user agencies or municipalities or employees
or agents of any one of them, or (2) for any infringement or invasion of the right of privacy of any
person or persons, caused or claimed to have been caused, directly or indirectly, by the
installation, operation, failure to operate, maintenance, removal, presence, condition, location, or
use of E911 service features and the equipment associated therewith, including, but not limited to,
the identification of the telephone number, address or name associated with the telephone number
used by the party or parties accessing E911 service hereunder, or (3) arising out of any act or
omission of the customer, in the course of using services provided pursuant to this Tariff.
M.
The Company’s intent will be to provide at least the same level of service reliability and quality as
the telephone service being provided in the exchanges where E911 is offered.
N.
Because the Company serving boundaries and political subdivision boundaries may not coincide,
it is the obligation of the customer to make arrangements to handle all E911 calls that originate
from telephones served by central offices in the local service area whether or not the calling
telephone is situated on property within the geographical boundaries of the customer’s public
safety jurisdiction.
O.
Application for E911 service must be executed in writing by each customer. If application for
service is made by an agent, the Company must be provided in writing with satisfactory proof of
appointment of the agent by the customer. A negotiated date will be agreed upon with the
customer. Should the customer choose to delay the original cut date by more than three months
and the system is available for cut, installation charges may be charged effective with the originally
scheduled date. Further, the cut date will be renegotiated so as not to interrupt other schedule
cutovers. When an order for 911 service and facilities or requests for additions, rearrangements,
relocations or modifications of service and equipment are cancelled in whole or in part, the
customer is required to reimburse the Company for all expenses incurred in handling the request
before notice of cancellation is received. Such charges, however, are not to exceed all charges
which would apply if the work involved in complying with the request had been completed. At least
one local law enforcement agency must be included among the participating agencies in any 911
offering.
P.
Any terminal equipment used in connection with E911 service, whether such equipment is
provided by the Company or the customer, shall be configured so that it is unable to extract any
information from the Data Management System other than information relating to a number
identified through the ANI feature as the source of an in-progress 911 call and must comply with
the guidelines for such equipment adopted by the Mississippi Public Service Commission.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 17
Original Page 5
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
EMERGENCY NUMBER SERVICE
17.3
Rules and Regulations (Continued)
Q.
R.
The customer must furnish the Company its agreement to the following terms and conditions.
1.
That all E911 calls will be answered on a 24-hour day, seven-day week basis.
2.
That the customer has responsibility for dispatching the appropriate emergency service
vehicles within the E911 Service area, or will undertake to transfer all E911 calls received
to the governmental agency with responsibility for dispatching such services, to the extent
that such services are reasonably available.
3.
That the customer will develop an appropriate method for responding to calls for
nonparticipating agencies which may be directed to the E911 PSAP by calling parties.
4.
That the customer will subscribe to local exchange service at the PSAP location for
administrative purposes, for placing outgoing calls, and for receiving other calls.
5.
That the customer will subscriber to, or provide, telephone equipment with a capacity
adequate to handle the number of incoming E911 lines recommended by the Company to
be installed.
When the Selective Routing feature is provided, the customer is responsible for identifying primary
and secondary PSAP locations as well as the unique combinations of police, fire and emergency
medical agencies or any other appropriate agencies responsible for providing emergency service
in the E911 serving area. An Emergency Service Number (ESN) will be provided for each unique
combination by the Company. The customer will associate these ESNs with street address ranges
or other mutually agreed upon routing criteria in the E911 serving area. These ESNs will be
carried in the Data Management System (DMS) to permit routing of E911 calls to the primary and
secondary PSAPs responsible for handling calls from each telephone in the E911 serving area.
The Company may assist the customer through the provision of information from its records
concerning the names, telephone numbers and service addresses of subscribers within the
customer’s E911 serving area. The following terms define the customer’s responsibility in
providing information to the Company.
1.
Initial and subsequent ESN assignments by street name, address range and area or
other mutually agreed upon routing criteria shall be furnished by the customer to the
Company prior to the effective date of service.
2.
After establishment of service, it is the customer’s responsibility to continue to verify the
accuracy of the routing information contained in the master address file, and to advise the
Company of any changes in street names, establishment of new streets, closing and
abandonment of streets, changes in police, fire, emergency medical or other appropriate
agencies’ jurisdiction over any address, annexations and other changes in municipal and
county boundaries, incorporation of new cities or any other matter that will affect the
routing of E911 calls to the proper PSAP.
3.
The Company will provide to the customer on request a complete written copy of the
master address file to permit the customer to verify the accuracy of the police, fire, and
emergency medical PSAP routing designations.
4.
Changes, deletions and additions which the customer desires to have made in the master
address file should be submitted on an “as occurred” basis.
5.
The Company will furnish a written copy of the transaction to the customer for verification
showing each change, deletion and addition to the master address file.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 17
Original Page 6
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
EMERGENCY NUMBER SERVICE
17.3
Rules and Regulations (Continued)
S.
Emergency Service Numbers (ESNs) are only available as part of the Selective Routing feature.
Single and Multi-PSAP customers who desire to use ESNs for administrative purposes may do so
as long as they subscribe to Selective Routing. Administrative ESNs can only be used to identify a
unique set of responding agencies. For the purposes of this Tariff, a responding agency is defined
as a municipality’s police, fire, emergency medical service or other appropriate agency. ESNs will
not be assigned to specific police precincts, fire stations, emergency medical zones, etc.
T.
The following terms define the customer’s responsibilities with respect to any information provided
by the Company to the customer concerning the Company’s subscribers and/or with respect to
geographical information or maps:
1.
Such information shall be used by the customer solely for the purpose of aiding the
customer in more accurately identifying, updating and/or verifying the addresses of
subscribers within the customer’s E911 serving areas in connection with the customer’s
provision of E911 services.
2.
Customer shall strictly limit access to the information to those authorized employees of
the customer with a need to know and those employees actually engaged in the provision
of emergency assistance services.
3.
Customer shall use due care in providing for the security and confidentiality of the
information.
4.
Customer shall make no copies of the information except as may be essential for the
verification of emergency assistance services.
5.
As soon as customer has completed using the information for the purposes authorized in
the Tariff or upon the request of the Company, customer shall return all information and
all copies of information to the Company or certify that the information has been
destroyed.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 17
Original Page 7
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
EMERGENCY NUMBER SERVICE
17.4
Service Features
A.
E911 Service is available in four service feature offerings.
1.
Automatic Number Identification (ANI)
Charges are based on the total number of access lines served by the local switching
offices equipped for ANI only.
2.
Automatic Number Identification and Selective Routing (ANI/SR)
Charges are based on the total number of access lines to which both ANI and SR applies.
3.
Automatic Number Identification and Automatic Location Identification (ANI/ALI)
Charges are based on the total number of access lines served by the local switching
office equipped for ANI and ALI but not SR.
4.
Automatic Number Identification, Automatic Location Identification and Selective Routing
(ANI/ALI/SR)
Charges are based upon the total number of access lines to which ANI, ALI and SR
apply.
When SR is introduced, different features may be applied to the SR subsets without being applied
to the total access lines served by the local switching office. Thus, where two jurisdictions are
served by a local switching office each jurisdiction may select a different feature combination as
long as SR is one of the features.
B.
The service feature offerings include provision of E911 Exchange Lines to all primary PSAPs and
to secondary PSAPs that are equipped to display ANI information on Company provided
equipment. The number of lines to a PSAP will be determined by the Company based upon
anticipated call volumes. Secondary PSAPs that do not meet these specifications will receive calls
on a transfer basis over the exchange network or the customer may subscribe to additional E911
Exchange Lines.
C.
The following standard features are included with each of the service offerings:
-
Forced Disconnect
1
Alternate Routing (Night Service)
Speed Calling
Central Office Transfer Arrangements
Default Routing
Note 1: Night service is implemented by employing a private line circuit between the E911 control office and the
PSAP. This circuit will be billed at rates specified in the Private Line Service Tariff. Night service is only
available where facilities exist.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 17
Original Page 8
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
EMERGENCY NUMBER SERVICE
17.5
Rates and Charges
A.
A Service Ordering Charge-premises visit not required will be applied on a per service order basis
as covered in Section 4 of this Tariff.
B.
Messages
C.
1.
The calling party is not charged for calls placed to the 911 number.
2.
Charges for Toll messages transferred over exchange facilities from a PSAP are billed
according to rates applicable from the central office serving the PSAP initiating the
transfer to the point of termination of the transfer.
Service Features
1.
Rounded to the nearest 1000 access lines per service feature per Company (excluding all
types of WATS terminations). This count is based upon the maximum number of the
stated access lines in service during the most current twelve month period at the time the
service is established. In instances where an exchange in an E911 system overlaps into
an adjacent county or municipality without E911 service, charges for total exchange
access lines will apply. When the adjacent county or municipality implements E911
service, charges for only access lines located in their respective E911 serving areas will
apply. This count will be adjusted at the end of each calendar year to update customer
billing, with the applicable twelve month period being the twelve months ending with the
1
calendar year.
(a)
Per 1000 Access Lines Served
Monthly
Rate
$62.00
(1)
Automatic Number Identification
(2)
Combined Automatic Number
Identification and Selective Routing
2990.00
150.00
Combined Automatic Number and
Location Identification
3205.00
205.00
Combined Automatic Number and
Location Identification and Selective
Routing
3205.00
205.00
(3)
(4)
2.
Nonrecurring
Charge
$580.00
Optional addition E911 Exchange Line terminating at PSAP
(a)
The monthly rate for business individual line with
grouping is applicable as specified in Section 3 of
this Tariff.
Note 1: The annual customer billing update due to access line count adjustment applies only to monthly recurring
rates.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 17
Original Page 9
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
EMERGENCY REPORTING SERVICES
17.6
911 PRIVATE SWITCH/AUTOMATIC LOCATION IDENTIFICATION (PS/ALI) SERVICE
A.
B.
General
1.
Windstream 911 Private Switch / Automatic Location Identification (PS/ALI) service allows
a Private Branch Exchange (PBX) switch located on a customer's premises to be
connected directly into a county specific Enhanced 9-1-1 (E9-1-1) telephone service
network. At the time of an emergency 9-1-1 call from a PBX customer, Windstream's 9-11 PS/ALI service delivers the telephone number, name and location of the PBX station
user to the appropriate Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP).
2.
Windstream 9-1-1 PS/ALI Service is available with Primary Rate ISDN (PRI) or Basic
Rate ISDN (BRI) service. Local channels, as described in this section are not required
with PRI or BRI service.
Regulations
1.
Windstream 9-1-1 PS/ALI service is furnished subject to the availability of facilities.
2.
With Windstream 9-1-1 PS/ALI service, Automatic Number Identification (ANI) is passed
to Windstream's E9-1-1 Selective Routing Unit (SRU) tandem office by the PBX switch.
The ANI is read, processed and utilized in the same manner as any other serving Local
Exchange Carrier's end office an Enhanced 9-1-1 telephone service network.
3.
The emergency service agency and/or county addressing agency serving the area may
be involved to update the Master Street Address Guide (MSAG) and to determine the
best method in which emergency calls from Windstream 9-1-1 PS/ALI Service locations
will be handled. The MSAG may require modifications to accept any new PBX Customer
address locations, street names and community names.
4.
The following specifications must be met when provisioning Windstream 9-1-1 PS/ALI
service:
(a) Subscribers to Windstream 9-1-1 PS/ALI service must meet all company technical
specifications.
(b) The PBX switch must be able to transmit ANI using multi-frequency signaling (except
when PRI or BRI service is used). This may require making additions to, or
modifications of, the existing PBX switch that will make it compatible with the county's
E9-1-1 telephone service network.
(c) The PBX switch owner/operator must supply Windstream with the initial telephone
number and address data as well as timely periodic updates of any changes to the
initial information.
(d) The PBX switch must employ Direct Inward Dial (DID) numbers that correspond to all
of their PBX station numbers.
(e) It will be the responsibility of the vendor or PBX operator to maintain the data
pertaining to each PBX station user operating under such systems.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 17
Original Page 10
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
EMERGENCY REPORTING SERVICES
17.6
911 PRIVATE SWITCH/AUTOMATIC LOCATION IDENTIFICATION (PS/ALI) SERVICE (Continued)
B.
Regulations (Continued)
5.
The PBX switch owner/operator must install a minimum of two (2) private E9-1-1 local
channels (except for PRI and BRI) with the following specifications:
(a) This voice grade local channel provides for a communications path between the
demarcation point at the PBX customer premises and the E9-1-1 SRU tandem office
serving the count where the main PBX system is physically located.
(b) The PBX switch owner/operator is responsible for determining that their terminal
equipment is compatible with this local channel.
(c) Supervision on this Windstream 9-1-1 PS/ALI service local channel will be loop
reverse battery. The battery source is located in Windstream's E9-1-1 SRU tandem
office and will be a nominal -48VDC (-42.75VDC to -56.5 VDC).
(d) The PBX will signal an off hook (or seizure) by providing a loop closure across tip (+)
and ring (-) with a maximum resistance of 670 ohms. Windstream's E9-1-1 SRU
tandem office will instruct the PBX to forward the calling station's number (ANI)
information by a battery reversal wink start signal.
(e) Additional regulations may be applicable as described in Windstream's Private Line
Services Tariff.
6.
Service charges as specified elsewhere in this Tariff, are applicable.
7.
General Regulations as specified elsewhere in this Tariff will also apply to this service
offering.
8.
This service is offered solely as an aid in handling emergency 9-1-1 assistance calls in
connection with fire, police and other emergencies and does not create any relationship or
obligation, direct or indirect, to any person other than the PBX customer contracting for
Windstream 9-1-1 PS/ALI service. The Provision of Windstream 9-1-1 PS/ALI service by
Windstream shall not be interpreted, construed, or regarded either expressly or implied, as
being for the benefit of or creating any Company obligation toward any third person or legal
entity other than the PBX customer.
9.
The rates charged for Windstream 9-1-1 PS/ALI service do not contemplate the constant
monitoring or inspection of facilities to discover errors, defects and malfunctions in the service,
nor does Windstream undertake such responsibility. The PBX customer shall make such
operational tests as, in the judgement the PBX customer, are required to determine whether
the service is functioning properly for its use. The PBX customer shall promptly notify
Windstream in the event that the service is not functioning properly.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 17
Original Page 11
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
EMERGENCY REPORTING SERVICES
17.6
911 PRIVATE SWITCH/AUTOMATIC LOCATION IDENTIFICATION (PS/ALI) SERVICE (Continued)
B.
Regulations (Continued)
10. Windstream's entire liability to any person for the interruption or failure of Windstream 9-1-1
PS/ALI service shall be limited to the terms set forth in this Section and other Sections of this
Tariff. Windstream shall neither be liable for damages resulting from or in connection with its
provision of Windstream 9-1-1 PS/ALI service to any customer subscribing to Windstream 91-1 PS/ALI service or any person accessing, or using Windstream 9-1-1 PS/ALI service and
nor shall Windstream be liable for its provision of any telephone number, address, or name to
any entity providing 9-1-1 service or to a public safety answering point, unless Windstream
acted with malicious purpose or in the manner exhibiting wanton and willful disregard of safety
or property in providing such services.
11. Each customer agrees to release, indemnify, defend and hold harmless Windstream from any
and all loss, claims, demands, suits, or other action, or any liability whatsoever, whether
suffered, made, instituted or asserted by the PBX customer or by any other party or person,
for any personal injury to or death of any person or persons, or for any loss, damage or
destruction of any property, whether owned by the PBX customer or others, or for any
infringement or invasion of the right of privacy of any person or persons, caused or claimed to
have been caused, directly or indirectly, by the installation, operation, failure to operate,
maintenance, removal, presence, condition, location or use of Windstream 9-1-1 PS/ALI
service features and the equipment associated therewith, or by any services which are or may
be furnished by Windstream in connection therewith, including but not limited to the
identification of the telephone number, address or name associated with the telephone used
by the party or parties accessing 9-1-1 services using Windstream 9-1-1 PS/ALI services
hereunder, and which arise out of the negligence or other wrongful act of Windstream, the
PBX customer, its user agencies or municipalities or employees or agents of any one of them.
12. When an order for Windstream 9-1-1 PS/ALI service and facilities or requests for additions,
Rearrangements, relocations or modifications or service and equipment are canceled in
whole or in part, the PBX customer may be required to reimburse Windstream for all
expenses
incurred in handling the requests before notice of cancellation is received. Such charges
are not to exceed the charges that would apply if the work involved in complying with the
request had been completed.
13. When the use of service or facilities furnished by Windstream is interrupted due to any cause other than
the negligence or willful act of the subscriber or the failure of the facilities provided by the subscriber, a
pro rata adjustment of the fixed monthly charges involved will be allowed. In the event of any
interruption of the service, Windstream shall not be liable to any person, or other entity for any loss or
damage in an amount greater than an amount equal to the pro rata allowance of the tariff rate for the
service or facilities provided to the PBX customer for the time such interruption continues, after notice
to Windstream. No allowance shall be made if the interruption is due to the negligence or willful act of
the PBX customer of the service.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 17
Original Page 12
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
EMERGENCY REPORTING SERVICES
17.6
911 PRIVATE SWITCH/AUTOMATIC LOCATION IDENTIFICATION (PS/ALI) SERVICE (Continued)
C.
Payment Schedules
1.
General
Windstream 9-1-1 PS/ALI Service is offered for a 60-month contract period at the rates
and charges indicated in this sub-section.
Windstream 9-1-1 PS/ALI Service disconnected prior to 60 months will be subject to
cancellation charges.
2.
Transfer of Contract
Service may be transferred to a new subscriber at the same location upon prior written
concurrence by the new subscriber as specified elsewhere in this tariff.
3.
Deferred Payment
Nonrecurring charges may be deferred or installment billed as specified elsewhere in this
tariff.
4.
Prepayment
Recurring charges may be prepaid as specified elsewhere in this tariff.
5.
Cancellation Charges
Cancellation charges will be applied where service is removed prior to the expiration of
the 60-month contract period.
6.
Moves of Service
When the PBX owner/operator moves Windstream 9-1-1 PS/ALI Service:
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
Cancellation charges do not apply.
60-month rates in effect will continue uninterrupted.
Windstream 9-1-1 PS/ALI Service nonrecurring charges do not apply.
Windstream 9-1-1 PS/ALI Service local channel charges apply as appropriate.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 17
Original Page 13
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
EMERGENCY REPORTING SERVICES
17.2
911 PRIVATE SWITCH/AUTOMATIC LOCATION IDENTIFICATION (PS/ALI) SERVICE (Continued)
D.
Rates and Charges
1.
Windstream 9-1-1 PS/ALI Service
(a) Installation Charge
(1) Per Customer
Non-recurring Charge
1.
2.
3.
4.
Up to 1,000 station records, per customer
1,001 to 2000 station records, per customer
2,001 to 4,000 station records, per customer
4,001 or more station records, per customer
$4,000.00
$4,750.00
$5,250.00
$5,750.00
(b) 60 Month Contract Period - Monthly Charges
(1) Per 1,000 PBX station (ALI) records
Recurring Monthly Charge
1.
2.
3.
4.
2.
Up to 1,000 station records
1001 to 2000 station records
2,001 to 4,000 station records
4,001 or more station records
$150.00 + $15.00 per 100 records
$150.00 + $12.00 per 100 records
$150.00 + $10.00 per 100 records
$150.00 + $ 8.00 per 100 records
Cancellation Charges
The following charge is incurred when a total disconnect of Windstream 9-1-1 PS/ALI
Service occurs during the 60-month contract period.
(a). Per system disconnect
$3,000.00
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 18
Original Contents Page
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
LONG DISTANCE MESSAGE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE
CONTENTS
PAGE NO.
18.1
LONG DISTANCE DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE SERVICE
1
18.2
LONG DISTANCE OPERATOR SERVICE REQUIRING TELEPHONE
NUMBER ASSISTANCE
3
LONG DISTANCE OPERATOR VERIFICATION/INTERRUPTION
SERVICE
4
OPERATOR SURCHARGES
6
18.3
1
8.4
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
Section 18
Original Page 1
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
LONG DISTANCE MESSAGE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE
18.1
LONG DISTANCE DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE SERVICE
18.1.1 Long Distance Directory Assistance Service involves the supplying of assistance in determining or
attempting to determine the telephone number of a party outside the local calling area but within
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
SECTION 18
First Revised Page 2
Cancels Original Page 2
ISSUED: September 1, 2010
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: October 1, 2010
LONG DISTANCE MESSAGE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE
18.1
LONG DISTANCE DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE SERVICE (continued)
18.1.2
Application of Charges (continued)
B.
Chargeable Calls
For charging purposes, a call to Long Distance Directory Assistance is defined as a call:
C.
18.1.3
18.1.4
(1)
Resulting in obtaining a maximum of two telephone numbers, or
(2)
Resulting in obtaining no telephone number because there was no such listing
or there was a private listing.
There will be a charge for all customer calls to Long Distance Directory Assistance except
as specified in 18.1.2.a. preceding.
Rates
A.
A charge of $.75 per call will apply for each Long Distance Directory Assistance call.
B.
A surcharge of $.30 will be applicable to all calls connected to Long Distance Assistance
by the "O" operator, provided that the "O" operator is not the only source for Long
Distance Directory Assistance.
Long Distance Directory Assistance Service rates and regulations become effective in each
exchange concurrent with the effective date of a local Directory Assistance Service tariff in that
exchange.
(I)
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 18
Original Page 3
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
LONG DISTANCE MESSAGE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE
18.2
LONG DISTANCE OPERATOR SERVICE REQUIRING TELEPHONE NUMBER ASSISTANCE
18.2.1
Long Distance Operator Service requiring telephone number assistance is that service for which
the operator is required to obtain the telephone number of the called party in order to complete the
call. This service is furnished in conjunction with an intrastate long distance call placed through an
operator.
18.2.2
Application of Charges
a.
b.
The charges specified in 18.2.3 will be applicable to all subscribers except:
(1)
Public and Semi-public Coin Telephone users;
(2)
Hotel/Motel guests and Hospital patients;
(3)
Mobile Telephone customers;
(4)
Residence customers who are unable to use a telephone directory because of a
visual or physical handicap which can be confirmed by a physician, appropriate
group or agency; and
(5)
Customers served by an out-of-state Directory Assistance Bureau. This
exemption shall terminate for each of these areas as facilities and associated
operator assistance become available.
Telephone Number Assistance Charges
(1)
A telephone number assistance charge applies to operator-assisted intrastate
long distance Station-to-Station or Person-to-Person calls for
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 18
Original Page 4
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
LONG DISTANCE MESSAGE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE
18.2
LONG DISTANCE OPERATOR SERVICE REQUIRING TELEPHONE NUMBER ASSISTANCE (continued)
18.2.2
Application of Charges (continued)
b.
Telephone Number Assistance Charges (continued)
(1)
(continued)
which the operator is required to obtain or to attempt to obtain the telephone
number of the called party in order to complete the call.
18.2.3
(2)
Only one telephone number assistance charge will apply on any operator
Person-to-Person long distance call.
(3)
On a completed collect intrastate long distance call, a telephone number
assistance charge will be billed to the same telephone number or account
number billed for the long distance call.
Rates
A charge of $.30 for the Long Distance Operator obtaining or attempting to obtain the telephone
number of the called party will apply to all telephone number assistance calls described above.
Applicable charges in 18.1.3 will apply for the Directory Assistance Service provided.
18.2.4
18.3
Long Distance Operator Service Requiring Telephone Number Assistance rates and regulations
become effective in each exchange concurrent with the effective date of a Local Directory
Assistance Service tariff in that exchange.
LONG DISTANCE OPERATOR VERIFICATION/INTERRUPTION SERVICE
18.3.1
General
Verification service provides operator assistance in determining if a called line is in use
Interruption service provides for operator interruption of a conversation in progress on a called line.
The customer may request these services for a charge, where facilities are available, by calling
the "O" Operator.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 18
Original Page 5
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
LONG DISTANCE MESSAGE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE
18.3
LONG DISTANCE OPERATOR VERIFICATION/INTERRUPTION SERVICE (continued)
18.3.2
Application of Charges
a.
18.3.3
The charges specified in 18.3.3 following will apply to all requests except:
(1)
Emergency requests from official emergency agencies when the request is
received on an agency line from agency personnel.
(2)
Emergency requests in which the caller identifies that the request is to (1) an
official public emergency agency; (2) an emergency medical number; or (3) a
privately endowed and operated suicide, drug, alcohol, or runaway crisis
reporting center.
(3)
Requests in which the operator encounters a trouble condition or has reason to
believe a trouble condition exists.
Rates
a.
Verification: A charge of $.95 applies each time the operator verifies a called line and
hears voice communication.
b.
Interruption: A charge of $1.40 applies each time the operator interrupts a conversation
that is in progress on the called line. The charge is for the interrupt service and does not
depend on whether the called party agrees to release the line and accept the call.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 18
Original Page 6
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
LONG DISTANCE MESSAGE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE
18.3
LONG DISTANCE OPERATOR VERIFICATION/INTERRUPTION SERVICE (continued)
18.3.3
18.4
Rates (continued)
c.
If an operator both verifies the condition of the line and interrupts conversation on the
same request, the interrupt charge only applies.
d.
The charges for Verify/Interrupt service are in addition to any applicable message rates.
OPERATOR SURCHARGES
18.4.1
An operator surcharge will be applied for any Dialed Calling Card Station, Operator Station, or
Person-to-Person message. The following will be added to the Basic Rate Schedule Charge.
18.4.2
Rates
Station-to-Station:
Dialed Calling Card
Operator
Person-to-Person
$1.00
1.50
3.00
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 19
Original Contents Page
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
WIDE AREA TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE
CONTENTS
PAGE NO.
19.1
CONCURRENCE
1
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 19
Original Page 1
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
WIDE AREA TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE
19.1
CONCURRENCE
Windstream Mississippi, LLC concurs in the rates, charges, and regulations governing intrastate Wide Area
Telecommunications Service as filed by South Central Bell Telephone Company and amendments as
authorized by the Mississippi Public Service Commission and applicable law.
Wide Area Telecommunications Service
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 20
Original Contents Page
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
LOCAL PRIVATE LINE SERVICE AND CHANNELS
CONTENTS
PAGE NO.
20.1
20.2
LOCAL PRIVATE LINE SERVICE
1
20.1.1
20.1.2
1
2
General
Rates
INTEREXCHANGE PRIVATE LINE SERVICE
4
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 20
Original Page 1
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
LOCAL PRIVATE LINE SERVICE AND CHANNELS
20.1
LOCAL PRIVATE LINE SERVICE
20.1.1
General
a.
Scope of Service
(1)
Local private lines connect two or more points within the same exchange service
area for communication, but are not connected to general telephone facilities
for either exchange or toll service. All channels for local private line telephone
service shall be provided by the Company.
(2)
Both two-point and multi-point service ordinarily contemplate communication
between two stations only at the same time.
In connection with multi-point service, arrangements may be made to permit
communication between three or more stations at the same time. Special
equipment and arrangements which may be required to furnish such service are
furnished at rates and charges based on estimated costs.
(3)
The minimum contract period for local private line telephone service is one
month.
Schedule II local private line channels may be used to connect
customer-provided terminal equipment or communications systems subject to
the provisions of Section 15 of the General Subscriber Services Tariff.
(4)
Rates and charges for local private line service are also applicable for
intraexchange tie line service.
(5)
The services described and rated in this Section provide a two-wire metallic
circuit used only for alarm and metering type circuits. This type of circuit is also
known as a dry pair. The design and physical makeup of this two-wire metallic
service are neither available nor applicable for Analog or Data service.
It is expressly declared that fully metallic facilities are in continually decreasing
supply, and the Company is not obligated to continue to make such facilities
available nor to continue to furnish to existing customers.
(6)
For Voice Grade, Program Audio, narrowband, wideband, Digital Data, High
Capacity Private Line Services, or any optional features, conditioning, bridging
and multiplexing, rates contained in the Windstream Mississippi, LLC Intrastate
Access Service Tariff apply.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 20
Original Page 2
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
LOCAL PRIVATE LINE SERVICE AND CHANNELS
20.1
LOCAL PRIVATE LINE SERVICE (continued)
20.1.1
General (continued)
a.
Scope of Service (continued)
(7)
b.
Rates and charges for local private line service are not applicable for circuits
furnished as the intraexchange portion of interexchange tie line or private line
service. See Section 20.2.
Allowance for Interruptions
No allowance is made for interruptions of less than twenty-four hours. For interruptions of
twenty-four hours or more, credit is allowed for the proportionate part of the monthly
charge in multiples of one day for each twenty-four hours or major fraction thereof, for the
portion of the facilities rendered inoperative by reason of the interruption.
20.1.2
Rates
a.
Channels
(1)
Installation
Charge
Monthly
Rate
$10.00
$5.00
Schedule I
(a)
Where all terminations of a system are
in the same building:
(i)
(b)
Each two-point
channel
Where all terminations of a system are
on the same premises:
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 20
Original Page 3
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
LOCAL PRIVATE LINE SERVICE AND CHANNELS
20.1
LOCAL PRIVATE LINE SERVICE (continued)
20.1.2
Rates (continued)
a.
Channels
(1)
Each two-point
channel
$5.00
10.00
5.00
Schedule II - Where terminations of a system are
located on different premises
(a)
For the channel between
buildings located on
different premises:
(i)
(b)
(4)
$l0.00
(continued)
(i)
(3)
Monthly
Rate
Schedule I (continued)
(b)
(2)
Installation
Charge
Each two-point
channel
Additional terminations
Bridging arrangements and
multi-point arrangements
Station equipment - see
other sections of this
tariff
Reserved for Future
Filing
Reserved for Future
Filing
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 20
Original Page 4
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
LOCAL PRIVATE LINE SERVICE AND CHANNELS
20.1
LOCAL PRIVATE LINE SERVICE (continued)
20.1.2
Rates (continued)
a.
Channels
(5)
Installation
Charge
Monthly
Rate
---
$1.75
Signaling arrangements
(a)
20.2
Ringdown signaling,
each termination
INTEREXCHANGE PRIVATE LINE SERVICE
20.2.1
Windstream Mississippi, LLC, concurs in the rates, charges and regulations governing intrastate
interexchange private line service, channels and equipment as filed by BellSouth Telephone
Company in its Private Line Service and Channels Tariff and amendments authorized by the
Mississippi Public Service Commission or applicable law except as noted below. This tariff
includes the local portion as well as the interexchange portion of interexchange channels.
Windstream Mississippi, LLC does not concur in BellSouth Telephone Company's MegaLink
Service and MegaLink Channel Service on an intercompany private line basis when used to
provide local switched access services. This includes the following services: PBX Trunks, Key
Trunks, Individual Business, Centrex Lines, OPX and Tie Lines. Existing customers as of June 3,
1990 are grandfathered for the life of their existing service and any additions to their service at
existing locations.
20.2.2
Windstream Mississippi, LLC, concurs in the rates, charges, and regulations governing intrastate
interexchange private line service, channels, and equipment as filed by BellSouth Telephone
Company in its Channel Service Tariff and amendments authorized by the Mississippi Public
Service Commission or applicable law. This tariff includes the local portion as well as the
interexchange portions of interexchange channels.
20.2.3
Rates (continued)
a.
Channels
(5)
Installation
Charge
Monthly
Rate
---
$1.75
Signaling arrangements
(a)
Ringdown signaling,
each termination
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 21
Original Contents Page
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
OPTIONAL CALLING PLANS
CONTENTS
PAGE NO.
21.1
CONCURRENCE - CIRCLE CALLING PLAN
21.1.1 General
21.1.2 Exceptions
1
1
1
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 21
Original Page 1
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
OPTIONAL CALLING PLANS
21.1
CONCURRENCE--CIRCLE CALLING PLAN
21.1.1
General
Windstream Mississippi, LLC concurs in the rates, charges, and regulations governing the
Optional Calling Plan-Circle Calling as filed by South Central Bell Telephone Company in its
General Subscriber Services Tariff, and amendments authorized by the Mississippi Public Service
Commission or applicable law, except as provided below.
21.1.2
Exceptions
The Circle Calling Plan is available to individual line business subscribers only.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 22
Original Contents Page
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
INTRASTATE INTEREXCHANGE CARRIER ACCESS SERVICE
CONTENTS
PAGE NO.
22.1
CONCURRENCE & EXCEPTIONS
1
22.2
TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES TO HEALTH CARE
PROVIDERS FOR RURAL AREAS, EDUCATIONAL
PROVIDERS AND LIBRARIES.
3
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 22
Third Revised Page 1
Cancels Second Revised Page 1
ISSUED: May 31, 2013
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: July 2, 2013
INTRASTATE INTEREXCHANGE CARRIER ACCESS SERVICE
22.1
The Company concurs in the July 1, 1997, National Exchange Carrier Association (NECA) Interstate
Access Services Tariff for intrastate use and makes itself a party to such rates and charges until this
concurrence is revoked or canceled by the Company. The Company hereby expressly reserves the right to
cancel this statement of concurrence at any time when it appears that such cancellation is in the best
interest of the Company subject to the jurisdiction of the Mississippi Public Service Commission as it
applies. The NECA Interstate Access Charge Tariff was filed with the FCC by NECA on behalf of the NECA
member companies. This tariff includes all the rules, regulations, rates, and charges under which interstate
access service will be offered. The rates and charges shall apply to all terminating traffic transported over
BellSouth facilities pursuant to interconnection or resale arrangements between BellSouth and other
telecommunications providers, unless other arrangements have been agreed to by BellSouth and
Windstream Mississippi, LLC Exceptions to the adoption of the traffic schedules are as follows:
EXCEPTIONS:
RATE
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
Carrier Common Line,
per Originating minute
per Terminating minute
Billing and Collection, per message
Local Switching, per minute
per Originating minute
per Terminating minute
Section 4, End User Charge, does not apply.
Intrastate Intralata access (LEC-LEC) rates are listed in Section 23.1.
0.047295
0.000000
0.120000
0.044708
**
(C)
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
Section 22
Original Page 2
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
INTRASTATE INTEREXCHANGE CARRIER ACCESS SERVICE
22.1
Continued
6)
IntraLATA Presubscription (ILP)
(A)
IntraLATA Presubscription (ILP) is a procedure whereby an end user may select and
designate to the Telephone Company an interexchange Carrier (IC) for intraLATA toll
calls without dialing an access code. The end user may designate an IC for intraLATA
toll, a different IC for interLATA toll, or the same IC for both. This IC is referred to as the
end users primary IC and is defined by a unique Carrier Identification Code (CIC) shown
on the customer service record. Selection of an intraLATA IC by an end user is subject to
the terms and conditions following.
(B)
Existing end users may exercise an initial free presubscription choice. The initial free
choice must be made within 90 days following implementation of ILP.
New end users who subscribe to service after the presubscription implementation date
will be asked to select a primary 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.
During the first 90 days following ILP implementation new and existing end users will be
able to change their intraLATA IC selection at no charge, any changes made 90 days
after implementation will be subject to a nonrecurring charge as set forth below.
Nonrecurring
Charge
IntraLATA PIC Change
per Telephone Exchange Service line or trunk
$5.00
(C)
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.
(D)
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.
(E)
If an IC elects to change or discontinue use of a Carrier Identification Code (CIC) for any
reason other than those set forth in (E) 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 the National Exchange
Carrier Association, Inc. Tariff F.C.C. No. 5, Section 17.4.4(J) for each end user line or
trunk that is changed.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
Section 22
Original Page 3
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
INTRASTATE INTEREXCHANGE CARRIER ACCESS SERVICE
22.2
TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES TO HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS FOR RURAL
AREAS, EDUCATIONAL PROVIDERS AND LIBRARIES.
At the customers request, telecommunications services to Health Care Providers, Educational Providers
and Libraries will be offered as specified below on a trial basis through June 30, 1998. Services provided
under this offering cannot be resold.
A.
“Health Care Providers for Rural Areas.” as defined in the Telecommunications Act of 1996, shall
be provided telecommunications services otherwise offered in accordance with the terms and
conditions of this tariff at rates that are comparable to the rates charged for similar services by
carriers providing such services in other areas of the State when such services are necessary for
the provision of health care services.
B.
“Educational Providers and Libraries,” as defined in the Telecommunications Act of 1996, shall be
provided telecommunications services otherwise offered in accordance with the terms and
conditions of this tariff at rates that are less than the rates charged for similar services to other
parties. The reduction in rates shall be an amount necessary to ensure affordable access to and
use of such services by such Educational Providers and Libraries. Reductions may be equal to an
amount that result in prices comparable to those charged by carriers serving similarly situated
customers in other areas, or prices otherwise approved by the Mississippi Public Service
Commission.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 23
Original Contents Page
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
AREA CALLING SERVICE
CONTENTS
PAGE NO.
23.1
ROUTE COMPENSATION FOR ACCESS SERVICES
1
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 23
Original Page 1
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
AREA CALLING SERVICE
23.1
For Commission approved Area Calling Service route compensation for access services, the
following rates will apply:
Service
Local Switching, per minute
Information Surcharge, per minute
Transport Facility, per mile
Transport Termination, per termination
Tandem Switching, per minute
Interconnection Charge, per minute
Rate
0.045000
0.000327
0.000339
0.013300
0.000000
0.000000
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 24
Original Contents Page 1
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
ABBREVIATED DIALING
CONTENTS
PAGE NO.
24.1
General
1
24.2
Service Requirements and Conditions
2
24.3
Application of Rates
4
24.4
Charges Applicable to N11 Subscribers
5
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 24
Original Page 1
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
ABBREVIATED DIALING
24.1.
General
A.
Abbreviated Dialing Service is a three-digit (N11, where N can be 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 or 8) local dialing
arrangement available in Windstream Mississippi, LLC (“Company”) areas for delivery of nonemergency information via voice grade facilities, pursuant to FCC Docket No. 92-105.
B.
Abbreviated Dialing Service is available from Company in Company territory only. Governmental and
other legally authorized entities ("Subscribers") wishing to provide access to Abbreviated Dialing
Service to end users in another company's territory or to a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier’s
("CLEC") end users within Company's Local Calling Area must make appropriate arrangements with
the other company or CLEC serving that area.
C.
Company shall have no responsibility with respect to the information, service, communications,
announcements, advertising, promotion, performance, behavior, action, or inaction of the Subscriber
providing access to Abbreviated Dialing Service or to end users calling via Abbreviated Dialing
Service.
D.
For the Subscriber's purpose in providing access to Abbreviated Dialing Service, Company's Local
Calling Area is the Basic Local Calling Area as defined in this Tariff, as facilities permit. Additionally,
pre-recorded announcements provided by Subscribers will be allowed as Company facilities permit
and will be at Subscribers' expense.
E.
Abbreviated Dialing Service can be delivered via regular exchange access lines (by individual
business lines, PBX trunks, etc.)
F.
Limitations and use of service as stated in this Tariff apply to Abbreviated Dialing Service.
G.
Company may provide Directory Listings for Abbreviated Dialing Service at rates and pursuant to the
regulations found in Section 6 of this Tariff.
H.
Access to Abbreviated Dialing Service is not available to the following types of service:
Payphone Service Provider Telephones (PSPs)
Hotel/Motel/Hospital Service
1+
0+, 0- (Credit Card, Third-Party Billing, Collect Calls)
Inmate Service
101XXXX
Wireless - Type 2A
I.
Subscribers will not receive calling number information through Abbreviated Dialing Service. To
receive calling number information, the Subscriber must subscribe to one of Company's Caller ID
services set forth in Section 13 of this Tariff.
J.
When a N11 number is disconnected, Company will route the calls to an intercept announcement for
a maximum of 60 days, provided that the Subscriber is also a end user customer of Company. The
announcement provided may refer the caller to another telephone number.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 24
Original Page 2
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
ABBREVIATED DIALING
24.2.
Service Requirements and Conditions
A.
When Abbreviated Dialing Service is provisioned by Company, Company will bill the Subscriber the
nonrecurring service charge. Company will not refund or waive the nonrecurring charge if the
Subscriber cancels or withdraws its request for service after Company has programmed the central
office per the Subscriber’s request.
B.
Upon six-months written notice Company may terminate this Agreement and the services provided
herein in accordance with the terms and conditions contained in CC Docket 92-105 and any
subsequent rules which may be identified by the FCC in CC Docket 92-105 regarding the use and
return of such N11 codes. In the event of such termination, Company will at Subscriber’s request,
transfer the service arrangements to a 7- or 10-digit dialing arrangement within the six-month notice
period. Subscribers will be required to migrate to any standard access arrangement subsequently
agreed to by the industry and approved by the FCC, and Company will charge Subscribers the
appropriate tariff rates for the establishment of new access arrangements.
C.
Only one 7- or 10-digit local number or one 10-digit toll-free number may be used as the lead number
per Basic Local Calling Area. All central offices within a Basic Local Calling Area must be pointed to
the same 7- or 10-digit local number or one 10-digit toll-free number. Appropriate rates from Sections
3 and 4 of this Tariff will apply.
D.
Abbreviated Dialing Service is provided where Company facilities permit.
E.
To ascertain whether Type 1 wireless customers will be able to reach Subscriber by dialing N11,
Subscriber must contact separately the applicable wireless companies.
F.
To ascertain whether a Subscriber's callers who are end users of a CLEC will be able to reach
Subscriber by dialing N11, Subscriber must contact separately the applicable CLEC(s).
G.
Company will provide Abbreviated Dialing Service under the following conditions:
1.
For network sizing and protection, Subscriber will provide to Company an estimate of annual call
volumes and the expected busy hour and holding time for each call to N11.
2.
Subscriber will purchase or otherwise provide adequate telephone facilities initially and
subsequently as may be required to handle adequately calls to Subscriber, in Company's
judgment, without impairing Company's general telephone service or telephone plant.
3.
Subscriber will obtain all necessary permission, licenses, written consents, waivers and releases
and all other rights from all persons whose work, statements or performances are used in
connection with the service, and from all holders of copyrights, trademarks and patents used in
connection with Abbreviated Dialing Service.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 24
Original Page 3
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
ABBREVIATED DIALING
24.2.
Service Requirements and Conditions (Continued)
G.
Company will provide Abbreviated Dialing Service under the following conditions: (Continued)
4.
H.
Company shall not under any circumstances be responsible or liable for incidental,
consequential or special damages, notwithstanding the foreseeability or disclosure of said
damages, including but not limited to damages associated with delay, loss of data, profits or
goodwill.
5.
Company provides no warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied
warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Without limiting the foregoing,
Company makes no warranty with respect to the performance of any telecommunications and
non-telecommunications system, operating system or any application software.
6.
Suspension of Business and Residence Service as covered in Section 2 of this Tariff is not
applicable for N11 Abbreviated Dialing Service.
7.
Subscriber shall respond promptly to any and all complaints to any regulatory authority against
any service provided via the N11 number. If requested by Company, Subscriber shall assist
Company in responding to complaints made to Company concerning the Subscriber’s N11
service.
8.
Company will notify Subscriber when Subscriber’s service unreasonably interferes with or
impairs other services provided by Company to other end users. If, after receipt of notice,
Subscriber makes no modification in method of operation, or in the service arrangements that
are deemed service-protective by Company, or if Subscriber is unwilling to accept the
modifications, or if Subscriber continues to cause service impairment, Company reserves the
right, at any time without further notice, to institute protective measures, up to and including
termination of service. In an emergency situation as defined by Company, Company reserves
the right, at any time, without notice, to institute protective measures up to and including
termination of service.
In no event shall Company be liable for any losses or damages of any kind resulting from the
unavailability of its equipment or facilities or for any act, omission or failure of performance by
Company, or its employees, or agents, in connection with Abbreviated Dialing Service. Company shall
not be responsible for calls that cannot be completed as a result of repair or maintenance difficulties
on Company facilities and equipment nor on equipment owned or leased by Subscriber.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 24
Original Page 4
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
ABBREVIATED DIALING
24.3.
Application of Rates
A.
Basic local exchange service is required, in addition to N11 Service and in order for N11 Service to
function properly. N11 Service is supplemental to and is not a replacement for local exchange
service.
B.
N11 Subscriber shall pay a nonrecurring Central Office Charge for each Company host central office
out of which N11 is established:
1.
Some Company local exchanges are served by more than one host central office. In order to
establish N11 in such an exchange, a N11 Subscriber shall pay a Central Office Charge for each
Company host central office in the N11 Subscriber’s service area.
2.
Some host central offices serve more than one Company local exchange. If a N11 Subscriber
applies to establish N11 Service in multiple Company local exchanges served by the same host
central office, then only one Central Office Charge shall apply. However, the N11 Subscriber
shall pay the full Central Office Charge whether or not it requests N11 in all Company local
exchanges served by the host central office.
C.
Where applicable, a N11 Subscriber shall pay a nonrecurring Exclusion Charge:
1.
When a N11 Subscriber does not make contemporaneous applications to establish N11 in every
Company local exchange served by a host central office, the N11 Subscriber shall pay an
Exclusion Charge for each Company local exchange served by the host central office where N11
Service is not established.
2.
When a Company local exchange is once excluded, but the N11 Subscriber subsequently
applies to establish N11 Service in the Company local exchange, then an Exclusion Charge
shall again apply.
D.
N11 Subscribers will pay the normal tariffed charges for the local exchange access arrangements
(e.g., PBX trunks, Centrex Type Services lines, etc.) used for transporting and terminating messages
at the N11 Subscriber's designated premises.
E.
N11 Subscribers shall pay a nonrecurring Number Change Charge when they apply to change the
telephone number to which the N11 abbreviated dialing code is translated. Company will apply the
Number Change Charge on a per telephone number, per host central office basis.
F.
Applicable service order charges as specified in Section 4 of this Tariff will apply, in addition to
the following rates.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 24
Original Page 5
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
ABBREVIATED DIALING
24.4
Charges applicable to N11 Subscribers*:
A.
Establishment of N11 Service
Nonrecurring Charge
(1)
Central Office Charge
$500.00
(2)
Exclusion Charge
$157.00
(3)
$137.00
Number change Charge
*Note: No charges are applicable for 711 Service.)
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 25
Original Contents Page 1
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
RURAL ILEC PRICE REGULATION PLAN
CONTENTS
PAGE NO.
25.l
DEFINITIONS
1
25.2
PROVISIONS OF THE PLAN
2
25.2.1
25.2.2
25.2.3
25.2.4
25.2.5
25.2.6
25.2.7
25.2.8
25.2.9
2
2
3
4
4
5
5
7
8
Applicability of the Plan
Modifications of the Plan
Tariff Requirements
Pricing Rules
Depreciation
Qualification Criteria
Quality of Service Standards (QOS)
Penalty
Exogenous Changes
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 25
Original Page 1
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
RURAL ILEC PRICE REGULATION PLAN
25.1.
DEFINITIONS
The following definitions will apply to the terms as used in this Rural ILEC Price Regulation Plan for Rural
Incumbent Local Exchange Companies.
Basic Service Category – Residence and Business One Party Services.
Bundled Service – Any regulated Telecommunications Service offered by the Company in combination with
one or more of the following components:
a.
b.
c.
d.
An affiliate’s Telecommunications and/or non-Telecommunications service; and/or
A non-Telecommunications Service; and/or
A non-affiliated third party provider’s Telecommunications and/or non-Telecommunications
Service; and/or
A Telecommunications Service or other product not regulated by the Commission.
Commission – Mississippi Public Service Commission
Contract Service Arrangement (CSA) – An arrangement whereby the Company provides service pursuant
to a contract between the Company and a customer. Such arrangements include situations in which the
services are not otherwise available through the Company’s tariffs, as well as situations in which the
services are available through the Company’s tariffs, but in order to meet competition the Company is
lawfully permitted to offer those services at rates other than those set forth in its tariffs.
ILEC/Company – A rural incumbent local exchange company certificated by the Commission to provide
telecommunications services in its established franchised serving area.
Interconnection Service Category – Services that allow other telecommunications providers to interconnect
to the Company’s networks and/or provide telecommunications services. Interconnection services include
switched and special access service, local interconnection services, and other services that are required by
telecommunications providers.
New Service – A regulated service that is not offered by the Company as of the effective date of this Plan,
but which is subsequently introduced.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 25
First Revised Page 2
Cancels Original Page 2
August 16, 2011
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: September 15, 2011
RURAL ILEC PRICE REGULATION PLAN
25.1
DEFINITIONS (Continued)
Optional/Discretionary Service Category – Services that are optional and discretionary to the customers
including Area Calling Plan Services.
Package Service – A combination of tariffed Telecommunications Services, regulated by the Commission,
offered by the Company where each of the individual services combined could otherwise be purchased
separately. Multi-Feature Discounts are considered a Package Service.
Plan – Means Rural ILEC Price Regulation Plan.
Residential (R1) and Business (B1) Local Service Revenues – Includes revenues for the following services:
One-Party Residence, One-Party Business, Residence and Business Area Calling Plan (“ACP”) access
line and associated local usage (Note: local usage charges are not to exceed the charge for capped
usage), applicable service connection charges, stand-alone Custom Calling and Advanced Calling
Features, as well as, any other applicable regulated revenues associated with the provision of Residence
and Business local service. For bundles or packages, where no separate identification can be made for: an
access line, usage or features; 50% of the retail price of such offerings will be imputed for local revenues.
Staff – Mississippi Public Utilities Staff.
Term – The original Plan is hereby extended for five (5) years and shall expire on June 30, 2017. Reviews
shall be held among the Commission, the Staff and the Companies at twenty-four (24) and forty-eight (48)
month intervals during the duration of the Term beginning June 2013. The plan may be extended beyond
its (C)
original Term by order of the Commission.
25.2.
PROVISIONS OF THE PLAN
25.2.1. Applicability of the Plan
The plan will apply to all tariffed services offered by the Company regulated by the Commission.
The effective date of the Plan is June 14, 2007.
25.2.2. Modifications of the Plan
Any and all modifications to this Plan will be prospective only and shall be subject to approval by
the Commission.
(C)
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 25
Original Page 3
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
RURAL ILEC PRICE REGULATION PLAN
25.2.
PROVISIONS OF THE PLAN (Continued)
25.2.3. Tariff Requirements
a.
General Requirements
Tariffs shall be filed specifying applicable rates, terms and conditions for services offered.
b.
(1)
Rate reductions may be effective on one day’s notice unless disapproved,
modified or otherwise suspended by the Commission for a term not to exceed
one hundred twenty (120) days.
(2)
All other tariff filings may become effective after thirty (30) day’s notice unless
disapproved, modified or otherwise suspended by the Commission for a term not
to exceed one hundred twenty (120) days.
(3)
Minimum and maximum rates for Optional services may be filed requesting thirty
(30) day approval. Rate changes within such bands can be approved on seven
(7) day’s notice, unless disapproved, modified or otherwise suspended by the
Commission for a term not to exceed one hundred twenty (120) days.
(4)
The Company will provide customer notification by bill message, bill insert, direct
mail or electronic message to all affected customers of any rate increase.
Notice of a rate increase shall include, at a minimum, the effective date of the
rate change(s) and the new rate(s).
The Company will provide confidentially the terms, conditions, and rates of any CSA upon
request by the Commission or Staff.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 25
Original Page 4
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
RURAL ILEC PRICE REGULATION PLAN
25.2.
PROVISIONS OF THE PLAN (Continued)
25.2.4. Pricing Rules
a.
Unless otherwise authorized by the Commission, this Plan caps rates for services in the
Basic Service Category at current rates for three (3) years. Thereafter, within each
consecutive two (2) year period, the Company is allowed to increase these rates up to two
percent (2%). Exception: Companies with One-Party rates below $16.20 after a three (3)
year cap, will be allowed to increase rates up to the greater of three percent (3%) or one (1)
dollar within each consecutive two (2) year period. However, such an increase is to
produce no threshold rate above the $16.20 level. Increases that bring basic rate levels up
to the $16.20 rate level will result in future rate increases being limited to no more than two
percent (2%) within each consecutive two (2) year period going forward. The rates for the
Basic Service Category may be adjusted as required by any governmental mandate subject
to approval of the Commission pursuant to B.9 below.
b.
Unless otherwise authorized by the Commission, this Plan caps rates for services in the
Optional Discretionary Service Category at current rates for one (1) year. Thereafter, such
rates may be increased within each consecutive two (2) year period, up to four percent (4%)
per item or twenty-five (25) cents per item whichever is greater. Rates for services in the
Optional Discretionary Service Category may be adjusted as required by any governmental
mandate subject to approval of the Commission pursuant to B.9 below.
c.
Intrastate access rates will be capped at current rates. Intrastate access rates may be
adjusted on the Commission’s own motion or as required by any governmental mandates
pursuant to B.9 below. Intrastate access rates are included in the Interconnection Service
Category.
d.
Package and Bundled Services are priced at the discretion of the company and may vary by
exchange.
25.2.5. Depreciation
Following the effective date of the Plan, the Company will determine and set its own depreciation
rates.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 25
Second Revised Page 5
Cancels First Revised Page 5
August 16, 2011
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: September 15, 2011
RURAL ILEC PRICE REGULATION PLAN
25.2.
PROVISIONS OF THE PLAN (Continued)
25.2.6. Qualification Criteria
a.
Each Company will provide to both residential and business customers at least one optional
call plan, or agree to file such within one hundred twenty (120) days of the effective date of
the Plan.
b.
Each Company will make broadband service available to eighty percent (80%) of its
Mississippi customers within two (2) years from the effective date of this Plan. A
Company’s broadband penetration deployment rate may be calculated, at the Company’s
discretion, based on either Households Passed or customers served. Within one hundred
eighty (180) days of the effective date of this Plan, a deployment program shall be filed by
each Company with the Commission detailing plans to accomplish this initiative. Failure to
file such a program may result in a Commission inquiry to determine a Company’s ongoing
participation in the Plan. Broadband service is defined as meeting the FCC Form 477
requirements in effect on the date this Plan is approved.
c.
Each Company will comply with Quality of Service Standards as described in B.7 and
subject to penalties as described in B.8.
25.2.7. Quality of Service Standards (QOS)
a.
General
The Commission shall maintain oversight of the Company’s regulated service quality for
Residence and Business customers.
b.
Three service quality measurements and reporting requirements are established to allow
the Commission to monitor performance for high quality service. All service results
provided by the Company will be considered proprietary.
(C)
(1) Out-of-Service (OOS) Trouble Reports – This service quality measurement is
established with a benchmark set at eighty-two point five percent (82.50%) from
January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2011 and at eighty-five percent (85.00%) from
January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2013.
Calculation of OOS Trouble Reports cleared no later than 5:00 p.m. Central Time (CT)
on the day following the trouble report is the percentage of out of service troubles that
are cleared no later than 5:00 p.m. CT on the day following the trouble report. (OOS)
Trouble Reports received after close of business on a Friday, Saturday, Sunday and/or
Holiday(s) are considered received at 8:00 a.m. CT the following business day and
shall be cleared by 5:00 p.m. CT the same day. OOS Trouble Reports associated with
Repair Appointments are to be excluded from this calculation. Troubles cleared within
twenty-four (24) hours of actual report time are considered to have met the
measurement.
Companies with less than 2,000 access lines are allowed to exclude one (1) OOS
Trouble Report below the benchmark each month.
(C)
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 25
Second Revised Page 6
Cancels First Revised Page 6
August 16, 2011
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: September 15, 2011
RURAL ILEC PRICE REGULATION PLAN
25.2.
PROVISIONS OF THE PLAN (Continued)
25.2.7. Quality of Service Standards (QOS) (Continued)
(C)
(2) Customer Appointments Met – This service quality measurement is established with a
benchmark set at eighty-two point five percent (82.50%) from January 1, 2011 –
December 31, 2011, and at eighty-five percent (85.00%) from January 1, 2012 –
December 31, 2013.
(C)
Customer Appointments Met is calculated as the percent resulting from the division of
customer installation and repair appointments performed by the total number of
customer appointments made for installation and repair. Appointments are to be given
for either Morning [ 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT] or Afternoon [1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CT].
Companies with less than 2,000 access lines are allowed to exclude one (1) Customer
Appointments Met miss below the benchmark each month.
(3) Regular Service Installation Applications – This service quality measurement is
established with a benchmark set at ninety percent (90%) within five (5) business days,
excluding holidays, and ninety-nine percent (99%) within ten (10) business days,
excluding holidays. These respective benchmarks are to be in place from January 1,
2011 – December 31, 2013. The Regular Service Installation Applications
Measurement, associated with the 90% objective, is calculated as the percent resulting
from the division of applications for residential and business services completed within
five (5) business days, by total applications. The Regular Service Installation
Applications Measurement, associated with the 99% objective, is calculated as the
percent resulting from the division of applications for residential and business services
completed within ten (10) business days, by total applications. The measurements
exclude holidays and are based upon receipt of completed applications by the
company - unless the customer requests a date after the prescribed respective periods.
Applications requiring a premise visit or construction are excluded from this
measurement.
Regular Service Installations include all orders in which voice is included as a service
item. Installations associated with an installation appointment are excluded from this
measurement. A company may include in its calculation installations which require a
trip to the Pedestal or Network Interface Device (NID).
Companies with less than 2,000 access lines are allowed to exclude one (1) Regular
Service Installation miss below the benchmark each month.
c.
The Company shall maintain data supporting the reported service quality measurements
results at its business office as long as the plan is in effect.
(C)
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 25
Second Revised Page 7
Cancels First Revised Page 7
ISSUED: August 16, 2011
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: September 15, 2011
RURAL ILEC PRICE REGULATION PLAN
25.2.
PROVISIONS OF THE PLAN (Continued)
25.2.7. Quality of Service Standards (QOS) (Continued)
d.
The Company shall file monthly results on a quarterly basis of its performance under the
service quality measurements set forth herein. These reports are due forty-five (45) days
after the end of each quarter.
e.
Interruptions not reasonably within the Company’s control (including, but not limited to:
tornadoes,
hurricanes,
ice
storms,
manufacturers’
defects,
terrorist
acts,
vandalism/sabotage, cable cuts, and customer equipment) shall be taken into account when
assessing service quality measurements if it can be shown that these uncontrollable factors
had a major impact on the service quality measurement results.
25.2.8. Penalty
Penalties associated with QOS measurements, as addressed below under Section 8, will be
applicable beginning January 1, 2010. For each QOS measurement missed, a penalty will be
assessed if the results for the preceding calendar year fall below the benchmarks established
herein. If the Company’s yearly average statewide service result for a given service measurement
falls below the objective, the penalty for each measure will be calculated as follows: Annual local
service revenues for residential and business customers will be calculated using the sum of twelve
months’ actual residential and business local service revenues. The penalty base will be
determined by multiplying the annual local service revenues, calculated as described above, by
the appropriate percentage for each QOS measurement missed during a calendar year. After
determination of the penalty base, the one-time credit applied to each residential and business
customer’s bill will be calculated by dividing the penalty base by the actual number of customers of
record, as of the end of the calendar year. The one-time credit will be assigned to each
customer’s bill during the April billing period following the calendar year in which service quality
results were determined. In addition, should a Company incur a penalty, the Company’s customers
must be provided a bill insert or bill message acknowledging the penalty. This notification will
inform the customer of the amount of the credit assigned per access line.
The appropriate percentage to calculate the penalty base for each QOS is as follows:
a.
Annual Penalties
(1) Out-of-Service (OOS) Trouble Reports
(C)
January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2011;
1
2
Penalty: (80.50% - 82.49%) [0.50% x Annual LSR ]/EOY Customer Base
(78.50% - 80.49%) [0.75% x Annual LSR]/EOY Customer Base
(<78.50%)
[1.00% x Annual LSR]/EOY Customer Base
January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2013;
Penalty: (83.00% - 84.99%) [0.50% x Annual LSR]/EOY Customer Base
(81.00% - 82.999%) [0.75% x Annual LSR]/EOY Customer Base
(<81.00%)
[1.00% x Annual LSR]/EOY Customer Base
1
Annual LSR is the Total Annual Local Service Revenues
11
EOY is the End of Year.
(C)
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
ISSUED:
BY:
Section 25
First Revised Page 7.1
Cancels Original Page 7.1
August 16, 2011
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: September 15, 2011
RURAL ILEC PRICE REGULATION PLAN
25.2.
PROVISIONS OF THE PLAN (Continued)
25.2.8. Penalty (Continued)
a.
Annual Penalties (Continued)
(D)
(D)
(2) Customer Appointments Met
(D)
(D)
January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2011;
1
2
Penalty: (80.50% - 82.49%) [0.50% x Annual LSR ]/EOY Customer Base
(78.50% - 80.49%) [0.75% x Annual LSR]/EOY Customer Base
(<78.50%)
[1.00% x Annual LSR]/EOY Customer Base
January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2013;
Penalty: (83.00% - 84.99%) [0.50% x Annual LSR]/EOY Customer Base
(81.00% - 82.999%) [0.75% x Annual LSR]/EOY Customer Base
(<81.00%)
[1.00% x Annual LSR]/EOY Customer Base
(C)
(C)
(3) Repair Service Installation Completed Less Than or Equal to 5 Business Days
January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2013.
Penalty: (<90.00%) [0.75% x Annual LSR]/EOY Customer Base
(C)
Regular Service Installations Completed Less Than or Equal to 10 Business Days
January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2013.
Penalty: (<99.00%) [0.75% x Annual LSR]/EOY Customer Base
b.. Per Occurrence Penalties
OOS Trouble Reports remaining uncleared as of 5 p.m. CT the day following the trouble report
will result in a $5/day credit, not to one (1) month’s local access service charge. For bundles
or packages, missing this measurement will result in a $5/day credit, not to exceed $25. This
penalty will apply in lieu of Rule 38.
A Customer Appointments Met objective that is missed (either Morning or Afternoon) without
prior day notification to the customer from the Company will result in a $25 customer credit
that will apply per occurrence.
(C)
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 25
Original Page 8
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
RURAL ILEC PRICE REGULATION PLAN
25.2.
PROVISIONS OF THE PLAN (Continued)
25.2.9. Exogenous Changes
a.
With Commission review and approval, the Company may adjust the prices for its Basic
Local Retail Services due to the financial impacts of exogenous changes. For purposes of
this Section, the term exogenous change will include, but shall not be limited to, a change in
any federal, state or local government tax, mandate, rule, regulation, or statute which
causes a net change in a local exchange carrier’s total intrastate regulated revenue,
expenses, or plant in service.
b.
Nothing within this Plan is intended to limit the Company’s ability to draw from a funding
mechanism such as is proposed within federally-sanctioned Intercarrier Compensation
Reform Plans or subsequent future plans that have the same intent. This type of reform
mechanism provides a means of cost recovery for revenues lost when either intrastate or
interstate access rates are reduced; or when intercarrier compensation charges are
incurred.
c.
For any exogenous event, the Company may petition the Commission to adjust its rates
accordingly. The petition shall include a description of the exogenous change, the
proposed adjustment to prices, the duration of the adjustment, and the estimated revenue
impact of the governmental action. The Commission, own its own motion, may address an
exogenous event.
GENERAL SUBSCRIBER SERVICES TARIFF
Windstream Mississippi, LLC
Section 100
Original Contents Page
ISSUED: April 22, 2008
BY:
Vice President
Little Rock, Arkansas
EFFECTIVE: April 23, 2008
OBSOLETE SERVICE OFFERINGS
CONTENTS
Was this manual useful for you? yes no
Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the work of artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Download PDF

advertisement