TARIFF DISTRIBUTION FILE PACKAGE NO.: TN-13
TARIFF DISTRIBUTION
FILE PACKAGE NO.: TN-13-0092
DATE:
September 12, 2013
STATE:
TENNESSEE
EFFECTIVE DATE:
09/12/2013
TYPE OF DISTRIBUTION:
Approved
PURPOSE:
Update and clarify terminology associated with Telecommunications
Service Priority (TSP) System.
TARIFF SECTION
G013
G013
H002
H002
PAGE NUMBER
67.0.1
67.1
3
3.1
PAGE REVISION
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AT&T TENNESSEE
GENERAL EXCHANGE GUIDEBOOK
Second Revised Page 67.0.1
TN-13-0092
EFFECTIVE: September 12, 2013
A13. MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
A13.48 Reserved For Future Use
A13.49 Surrogate Client Number
A13.49.1 General
A.
B.
The Surrogate Client Number (SCN) feature provides for a number in the subscriber's serving wire center from which calls
will be forwarded on an intra-office basis to the subscriber's exchange service.
This feature is furnished only from central offices which have been arranged to provide this service and is provided subject to
the availability of facilities.
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A13.49.2 Rates and Charges
A.
B.
Applicable Service Charges as specified in A4 will be incurred in addition to B.
Surrogate Client Number
(1) Per Telephone Number
(a)
Each
Monthly
Rate
USOC
$4.00
SMV
A13.50 Telecommunications Service Priority (TSP) System
A13.50.1 Service Description
A.
B.
The Telecommunications Service Priority (TSP) System is a structured coding scheme that prescribes the order in which
National Security Emergency Preparedness (NSEP) telecommunications services are installed or restored. The TSP System
was developed to support the requirements of the U. S. Government and applies only to NSEP telecommunications services to
which the Company is able to apply priority treatment. It requires and authorizes priority action by the Company.
Conditions of emergency or crises that cause invocation of NSEP treatment can only be declared by authorized officials of the
Federal Government or other officials (Federal or non-Federal) specified by the Director, Office of emergency
Communications (OEC) on behalf of the Executive Office of the President of the United States.
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A13.50.2 Service Limitations
A.
B.
C.
D.
Priority installation and/or restoration of NSEP telecommunications services shall be provided in accordance with Part 64.401,
Appendix A, of the Federal Communications Commission's Rules and Regulations.
In addition, TSP System service shall be provided in accordance with the guidelines set forth in "Telecommunications Service
Priority (TSP) System for National Security Emergency Preparedness (NSEP) Service User Manual" (NCS manual 3-1-1
dated July 9, 1990) and "Telecommunications Service Priority (TSP) System for National Security Emergency Preparedness
(NSEP) Service Vendor Handbook" (NCS manual 3-1-2 dated July 9, 1990).
The customer for the TSP System service must also be the same customer for the underlying Exchange Service with which it is
associated.
The Company will arrange for the installation and/or restoration of TSP System service upon receipt of the proper certification
as specified in A.
It is the responsibility of the TSP user to provide the TSP Authority Code to the Company with each service request.
All AT&T and BellSouth marks contained herein and as set forth in the trademarks and service marks section of the BellSouth Tariff are owned by AT&T Intellectual
Property or AT&T affiliated companies.
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AT&T TENNESSEE
TN-13-0092
GENERAL EXCHANGE GUIDEBOOK
First Revised Page 67.1
EFFECTIVE: September 12, 2013
A13. MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
A13.50 Telecommunications Service Priority (TSP) System (Cont'd)
A13.50.3 Rules and Regulations
A.
B.
C.
Under certain conditions, it may be necessary to preempt one or more customer services with a lower (or no) restoration
priority in order to install or restore NSEP telecommunications service(s). If preemption is necessary and if circumstances
permit, the Company will make every reasonable effort to notify the preempted customer of the action to be taken. Credit
allowance for service preemption will adhere to the provisions appearing in A2.5.
No charge applies when a TSP designation is discontinued.
With the exception of credit information, a customer obtaining TSP System service acknowledges and consents to the
provision of certain customer service details by the Company to the Federal Government to allow for the proper maintenance
and administration of the TSP System. That information includes but is not necessarily limited to:
- Confirmation of completed TSP service orders directly to the Director, Office of Emergency Communications (OEC);
- Verification of installation and/or restoration priority level assignment(s) with the Director, OEC;
- Reconciliation of TSP service information with the Director, OEC, or the customer (prime service vendor).
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A13.50.4 Definitions
National Security Emergency Preparedness (NSEP) Services
NSEP services are telecommunications services that are used to maintain a state of readiness or to respond to and manage any
events or crises (local, national or international) which causes or could cause injury or harm to the population, damage to or
loss of property, or degrade or threaten the NSEP posture of the United States.
Office of Emergency Communications (OEC)
The OEC is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the TSP System. This includes maintaining a twenty-four hour pointof-contact to handle emergency provisioning requests, assigning priority levels and Authorization Codes and maintaining data
on TSP assignments.
Prime Vendor
The service vendor from whom the service user or its authorized agent orders service.
Priority Installation (PI)
Provisioning, on a priority basis, of a new TSP service authorized as so urgent that it must be provided earlier than the
Company's standard provisioning interval.
Priority Restoration (PR)
Restoration, on a priority basis, of an existing TSP service for which any interruption would have serious adverse impact on
the supported NSEP function.
Subcontractor
The service vendor from whom the prime vendor obtains service for the completion of the prime vendor's end-to-end service.
Telecommunications Service Priority (TSP) System
TSP is a structured coding scheme that establishes the order in which NSEP services are to be installed or restored in the event
of an emergency. The TSP System was developed to ensure priority treatment of the nation's most important
telecommunications services.
All AT&T and BellSouth marks contained herein and as set forth in the trademarks and service marks section of the BellSouth Tariff are owned by AT&T Intellectual
Property or AT&T affiliated companies.
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AT&T TENNESSEE
PRIVATE LINE GUIDEBOOK
TN-13-0092
First Revised Page 3
EFFECTIVE: September 12, 2013
B2. REGULATIONS
B2.1 Undertaking Of The Company (Cont'd)
B2.1.4 Provision Of Facilities (Cont'd)
C.
The Company undertakes to maintain and repair the facilities which it furnishes. The customer or authorized user may not
rearrange, disconnect, remove or attempt to repair any equipment installed by the Company except upon the written consent of
the Company.
B2.1.5 Reserved For Future Use
B2.1.6 Work Performed Outside Regular Working Hours
The rates and charges specified in this Guidebook contemplate that work will be performed during regular working hours and
that work once begun will not be interrupted by the customer. If, at the request of the customer, work is performed outside of
regular working hours, either to meet his convenience or because the time allowed is insufficient to permit completion during
regular hours or if the customer interrupts work which has begun, the customer may be required to pay any additional costs
incurred.
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B2.1.7 Reserved For Future Use
B2.1.8 Reserved For Future Use
B2.1 Undertaking of the Company
B2.1.9 Telecommunications Service Priority (TSP) System
A.
B.
Service Description
1. The Telecommunications Service Priority (TSP) System is a structured coding scheme that prescribes the order in which
National Security Emergency Preparedness (NSEP) telecommunications services are installed or restored. The TSP
System was developed to support the requirements of the U. S. Government and applies only to NSEP
telecommunications services to which the Company is able to apply priority treatment. It requires and authorizes priority
action by the Company.
2. Conditions of emergency or crises that cause invocation of NSEP treatment can only be declared by authorized officials
of the Federal Government or other officials (Federal or non-Federal) specified by the Director, Office of Emergency
Communications (OEC) on behalf of the Executive Office of the President of the United States.
Service Limitations
1. Priority installation and/or restoration of NSEP telecommunications services shall be provided in accordance with Part
64.401, Appendix A, of the Federal Communications Commission's Rules and Regulations.
In addition, TSP System service shall be provided in accordance with the guidelines set forth in "Telecommunications
Service Priority (TSP) System for National Security Emergency Preparedness (NSEP) Service User Manual" (NCS
manual 3-1-1 dated July 9, 1990) and "Telecommunications Service Priority (TSP) System for National Security
Emergency Preparedness (NSEP) Service Vendor Handbook" (NCS manual 3-1-2 dated July 9, 1990).
2. The customer for the TSP System service must also be the same customer for the underlying Private Line Service with
which it is associated.
3. The Company will arrange for the installation and/or restoration of TSP System service upon receipt of the proper
certification as specified in 1.
All AT&T and BellSouth marks contained herein and as set forth in the trademarks and service marks section of the BellSouth Tariff are owned by AT&T Intellectual
Property or AT&T affiliated companies.
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AT&T TENNESSEE
PRIVATE LINE GUIDEBOOK
TN-13-0092
First Revised Page 3.1
EFFECTIVE: September 12, 2013
B2. REGULATIONS
B2.1 Undertaking of the Company (Cont'd)
B2.1.9 Telecommunications Service Priority (TSP) System (Cont'd)
B.
C.
D.
Service Limitations (Cont'd)
4. It is the responsibility of the TSP user to provide the TSP Authority Code to the Company with each service request.
5. When performing Priority Installation or Priority Restoration (repair) on TSP-designated services in compliance with the
Rules and Regulations cited in 1, the Company may not be in a position to notify the customer regarding additional labor
charges if additional labor is required. The customer recognizes that quoting charges and obtaining permission to
proceed with the installation or restoration of service may cause unnecessary delays and grants the Company the right to
quote charges after the installation or restoration has been completed.
Rules and Regulations
1. Under certain conditions, it may be necessary to preempt one or more customer services with a lower (or no) restoration
priority in order to install or restore NSEP telecommunications service(s). If preemption is necessary and if
circumstances permit, the Company will make every reasonable effort to notify the preempted customer of the action to
be taken. Credit allowance for service preemption will adhere to the provisions appearing in B2.4.8.
2. No charge applies when a TSP designation is discontinued.
3. With the exception of credit information, a customer obtaining TSP System service acknowledges and consents to the
provision of certain customer service details by the Company to the Federal Government to allow for the proper
maintenance and administration of the TSP System. That information includes but is not necessarily limited to:
- Confirmation of completed TSP service orders directly to the Director, Office of Emergency Communications
(OEC);
- Verification of installation and/or restoration priority level assignment(s) with the Director, OEC;
- Reconciliation of TSP service information with the Director, OEC, or the customer (prime service vendor).
Definitions
National Security Emergency Preparedness (NSEP) Services
NSEP services are telecommunications services that are used to maintain a state of readiness or to respond to and manage any
events or crises (local, national or international) which causes or could cause injury or harm to the population, damage to or
loss of property, or degrade or threaten the NSEP posture of the United States.
Office of emergency Communications (OEC)
The OEC is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the TSP System. This includes maintaining a twenty-four hour pointof-contact to handle emergency provisioning requests, assigning priority levels and Authorization Codes and maintaining data
on TSP assignments.
Prime Vendor
The service vendor from whom the service user or its authorized agent orders service.
Priority Installation (PI)
Provisioning, on a priority basis, of a new TSP service authorized as so urgent that it must be provided earlier than the
Company's standard provisioning interval.
All AT&T and BellSouth marks contained herein and as set forth in the trademarks and service marks section of the BellSouth Tariff are owned by AT&T Intellectual
Property or AT&T affiliated companies.
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