DDS Local Access

 

I.          PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

 

DDS Local Access is a digital local access arrangement offering bandwidth up to 64 kbps that can be used to connect Customer's Premises to the MCI Legacy Company’s Point-of-Presence (POP) to provide Customer access to MCI Legacy Company services.  Beginning December 1, 2003, DDS Local Access is not available to new Customers of the service.

 

II.         DEFINITIONS:  The Online Definitions apply.

 

III.        FEATURES AND OPTIONS:

 

1.         Route Diversity:  Charges will be calculated on an individual case basis, in accordance with the charges set forth in the relevant Local Exchange Carrier's tariff, and passed on to the Customer.

 

2.         Clear Channel 64 kbps DDS:  Clear Channel 64 kbps DDS is available only with T-1 Digital Access that is equipped with B8ZS line coding from the Local Exchange Carrier.

 

3.         Access Pricing Plans (APP) are available.

 

4.         Access Term Discount Discounts are available.

 

5.         Combined Service and Access Plans (CSAP) are available.

 

IV.        RATES AND CHARGES:

 

1.               Local Access Channel Monthly Recurring Channel Charges:

 

1.1       The monthly recurring local loop charges are 100 percent of the rate found in the relevant Local Exchange Carrier tariffs for: (i) circuits installed after May 1, 2002; and, (ii) circuits which were installed on or after October 1, 1998 and prior to May 1, 2002 for which local loops furnished in whole by  MCI Legacy Company facilities are substituted for local loops not furnished in whole via  MCI Legacy Company facilities.

 

1.2       Except as set forth in this Section, the monthly recurring local loop charges for circuits installed on or after October 1, 1998 and prior to May 1, 2002 are found in the relevant Local Exchange Carrier tariffs multiplied by the applicable factor in the table below based upon the identity of the provider of the local access facilities:

 

If the local loop is:                                                          Multiplier

 

Not furnished in whole via MCI Legacy Company facilities 100%

Furnished in whole via MCI Legacy Company facilities           85

 

1.3       Monthly recurring local loop charges for circuits installed prior to October 1, 1998.

 

2.         Local Access Channel Non-Recurring Charges:  A $200 non-recurring channel charge applies.

 

3.         Access Coordination:  The following charges will apply, per local access channel, only for circuits installed prior to October 1, 1998 and only if either:  (1) the Company orders the local access channel; or (2) in the case of Customer-provided access, if the Customer has not provided written notice to the Company that the Customer accepts responsibility for the design, installation coordination and ongoing coordination of testing and trouble resolution for the local access channel.

 

Speed                                                      Monthly                  Installation

 

2.4, 4.8, 9.6 kbps                                      $40                            $232

56 and 64 kbps                                           40                              287

 

4.         Central Office Connection:  The following monthly recurring and non-recurring charges will apply, per connection, only for circuits installed prior to October 1, 1998, whether access is Company‑provided or Customer‑provided.

 

Speed                                                       Monthly                 Installation

 

2.4, 4.8, 9.6 kbps                                      $33                            $167

56 and 64 kbps                                           33                              252

 

5.         Network Connection Charge:  The following monthly recurring and non-recurring charges will apply, per connection, only for circuits installed on or after October 1, 1998, if access is Customer‑provided.

 

Monthly                           Installation

 

                        $60                                      $0.00

 

6.         LEC-DDS Hub Access Charge:  The following charges will apply per DDS local access channel only for circuits installed prior to October 1, 1998:

 

Speed                                                       Monthly                 Installation

 

2.4, 4.8, 9.6 kbps                                      $65                              N/A

56 kbps                                                       50                              N/A

 

7.         Other Non-Recurring Charges:

 

7.1       Customer Support Services charges apply.

 

7.2       Administrative Non-Recurring Charges

 

8.         FUSF and CCRC apply.

 

9.         Convenience Payment Charge applies.

 

10.       Administrative Expense Fee applies.

 

 

V.         TERMS AND CONDITIONS:  The Online Master Terms - Terms and Conditions of Service apply, except as follows.

 

1.         Credit Allowance for Interruption of Local Access Service.