U.S. Private Line Services

 

 

 

 

I.          SERVICE DESCRIPTION: U.S. Private Line (USPL) services provides private line transmission service within the U.S. Mainland originating in a Company-designated Point-of-Presence (POP) in one Local Access Transport Area (LATA) and terminating in a Company-designated POP in another LATA via IXC transport. USPL offers a suite of analog, digital, and SONET services available on point-to-point, point-to-multi-point, and multipoint configurations. Access to these services is via Dedicated Access or other compatible Company services.

 

The following USPL services are available:

 

1.         Analog and Digital Services. Analog and Digital services provide dedicated analog or digital service capable of supporting voice, data, and video communications via dedicated DS-0 (Hubless) Access, T-1 Digital Access, or DS-3 Local Access. The following services are available:

 

1.1       Analog. Analog service (formerly Voice Grade Private Line or VGPL) provides analog signals at 2.4, 4.8, 9.6, and 19.2 kbps speeds. Multipoint and point-to-multipoint configurations are supported at data speeds of 2.4, 4.8 and 9.6 kbps. Analog circuits support Tie Line (TL), Automatic Ringdown (ARD), Manual Ringdown (MRD), Off-Premises Extension (OPX) and Foreign Exchange (FX) configurations. Effective August 12, 2014, VGPL is grandfathered and is no longer available to new USPL customers. Existing USPL customers may add, move, change and disconnect VGPL with the understanding that renewals of VGPL will not be permitted.

 

1.2       Digital. Digital services transmit simultaneous, full-duplex digital signals at the following speeds. Multipoint and point-to-multipoint configurations are supported at data speeds of 2.4, 4.8, 9.6 and 56 kbps.

 

1.2.1    DS0 (Digital Signal Level 0). DS0 transmits at 2.4, 4.8, 9.6, 56 and 64 kbps. Effective August 12, 2014, DS0 is grandfathered and is no longer available to new USPL customers. Existing USPL customers may add, move, change, and disconnect DS0 with the understanding that renewals of DS0 will not be permitted.

 

1.2.2    Fractional DS1 (FDS1). FDS1 transmits at 112/128 kbps through 1344/1536 kbps, in increments of 56/64 kbps.

 

1.2.3    DS1 (Digital Signal Level 1). DS1 transmits at 1.544 Mbps.

 

1.2.4    DS3 (Digital Signal Level 3). DS3 transmits at 44.736 Mbps. One DS3 channel provides the equivalent information handling capacity of 28 DS1 channels or 672 voice equivalent circuits. DS3 is available in the following circuit topologies:

 

A.         Linear DS3. Linear DS3 is a single DS3 IXC connecting two designated Company terminals on the Company’s digital fiber-optic network.

 

B.         Restorable DS3. Restorable DS3 is a dedicated circuit that provides redundancy as it is provisioned over a physical ring topology.

 

2.         SONET. (Private Carriage Service) Provides dedicated, point-to-point, optical private line services with synchronous optical network (SONET) transmission at speeds from 155 Mbps to 622 Mbps. The following bandwidths are available for IXC transport between Company-designated POPs: OC3 (155.520 Mbps), and OC12 (622.08 Mbps). Linear, and Restorable circuits are available for all speeds. Concatenated services are available for OC3s and OC12s. OC-48/48c and OC-192/192c may be available on an ICB basis.

 

3.         Wave: Provides ROADM-based layer 1 transport of point to point un-protected private line services. USPL Wave is priced ICB with customer interface options for:

 

3.1  10 Gb/s Wavelength Service with optical interfaces for:

o   10GbE via 10G LAN PHY (10GBASE-xR)

o   10GbE via 10G WAN PHY (10GBASE-xW)

o   10G Transparent Synchronous Frame (TSF) specified by the customer as SONET OC-192 or SDH STM-64

 

TSF allows transparent transport of the customer's Data Communications Channel (DCC) (Overhead bytes D1-3 and D4-12) as well as the K1 and K2 line overhead bytes used for APS in customer BLSRs.

 

o   OTU2 (10.7Gb/s) as OTM-0.2 via ITU-T G.959.1 Application Code P1I1-2D1

o   OTU2E (11.09 Gb/s) via ITU-T G.959.1 Application Code P1I1-2D1

 

3.2  40 Gb/s Wavelength Service with optical interfaces for:

o   40GbE via 40GBASE-LR4

o   OTU3 (43.01 Gb/s) as OTM-0.3 via ITU-T G.695 Application Code C4S1-2D1.

 

3.3 100 Gb/s Wavelength Service with optical interfaces for:

o   100GbE via 100GBASE-LR4

o   OTU4 (112 Gb/s) as OTM-0.4 via ITU-T G.695 Application Code 4I1-9D1F.

 

Access to USPL Wave service is by

            Type 1 access circuits are those for which the local loop is furnished wholly via (a) MCI Legacy Company facilities, (b) facilities which are collocated in MCI Legacy Company facilities, or (c) other Verizon facilities designated as Type 1 in the Guide;

 

Type 3 access circuits are those for which the local loop is not furnished via MCI Legacy Company facilities but are ordered and billed on Customer’s behalf by Company.

 

The on-net Access to fMCI legacy company lit buildings (for the USPL Wave product) is provided via the Metro Private Line Access Services product in the Guide.

 

On-net access to Multi-tenant Data Centers and Carrier Hotels (for the USPL Wave product) is also available with special rates per the Metro Private Line Access Services product in the Guide.

 

On-net access (for the USPL Wave product) via fMCI legacy company dedicated rings uses the MPL DMS product as described in the Metro Private Line Access Services product in the Guide.

 

On-net access (for the USPL Wave product) via Verizon ILEC dedicated rings using the IOS (Integrated Optical Services) product is also available.

 

Customer Provided Access (for the USPL Wave product) is also allowed when co-located at serving LD POPs, where Verizion cross-connects are made to the customer location per the Metro Private Line Access Services in the Guide.

 

II.         DEFINITIONS: In addition to the Online Definitions, the following apply:

 

Tie Line (TL): A dedicated circuit connecting two locations to establish an internal voice network by interconnecting into each location’s PBX or other voice switching device.

 

Automatic Ringdown (ARD): A dedicated circuit connecting two locations to provide immediate voice connection automatically.

 

Mileage Band

 

Manual Ringdown (MRD): A dedicated circuit connecting two locations to provide immediate voice connection by manual signaling.

 

Off-Premises Extension (OPX): A dedicated circuit connecting a distant location to a main PBX to provide the same voice capabilities available at the main Customer location.

 

Foreign Exchange (FX): A dedicated circuit connecting a distant city to provide a “local presence” to callers without the expense of maintaining a physical location in a distant city.

 

SONET Concatenated circuit: A dedicated circuit where several fibers are joined together end-to-end resulting in full bandwidth. Concatenated circuits are noted by a "c", e.g., OC3c.

 

SONET Linear circuit: A dedicated circuit provisioned as a logical SONET ring over a single physical connection.

 

SONET Restorable circuit: A dedicated circuit that provides redundancy via SONET protection or mesh restoration as it is provisioned over a physical SONET ring topology.

 

III.        FEATURES AND OPTIONS:

 

1.         Web Digital Reconfiguration Services (Web DRS). As of November 1, 2011, Web DRS is no longer available to new Customers. Web DRS provides Customers with a web-based platform to manage the configuration of their U.S. Private Line circuits, connecting or re-routing circuits as needed using the following Web-based tools:

 

1.1       Switched DS1 Services (Web DRS SWDS1). Web DRS SWDS1 allows Customers to temporarily access full DS1 bandwidth on demand, for example for infrequent high bandwidth applications such as video conferencing. It is available for DS1 only. Web DRS SWDS1 uses a mesh network of Inter Device Trunks (IDTs) that connects strategic Wideband Digital Cross Connnects (DXCs) in the U.S. Mainland. Tail circuits connect Customer to the Switched T1 Wideband DXC. Using the Web DRS tool, Customer selects any two Customer end points for a connection. Usage charges apply only for the time the connections are active. The connections can be enabled at the time of the request or they can be scheduled to go up and down at a later time.

 

1.2       Fixed Network Reconfiguration Service (Web DRS FNR). Web DRS FNR allows Customer to redirect its DS0, DS1 or DS3 bandwidth when they temporarily need additional capacity at another location for applications such as disaster recovery. .Web DRS FNR uses a fixed network of multiple pre-defined Customer circuit routes connected to a single DXC. Using the Web DRS tool, Customer may change the route to which the current Customer capacity is assigned and reassign that capacity to a different circuit route.

 

2.         Echo Control. Echo Control provides echo cancellation equipment for DS1 circuits. Echo cancellation devices monitor an incoming signal and generate a negative image which is combined with an echo signal negating the effects of echo on the line. Echo Control is required for each end of a DS1 circuit for IXC lengths of 500 miles or greater when used to transmit voice and analog data.

 

IV.        RATES AND CHARGES:

 

1.         Monthly Recurring Charges. Monthly recurring IXC charges include fixed (flat) per-circuit and per-mile rate components which are bandwidth sensitive and vary according to Mileage Band.

 

1.1       Verizon Business Services III (VBS III) Charges. The following IXC per-circuit monthly recurring charges apply.

 

Analog Monthly Recurring IXC Per-Circuit Charges

Speed

Mileage Band

Fixed Charge

Per-Mile Charge

2.4 – 64 kbps

0 – 49

$450

$0.00

 

50 – 249

400

1.00

 

250 – 499

300

0.80

 

500 - 999

100

0.80

 

1000 - 1999

0

0.70

 

2000 - 9999

0

0.65

Digital Monthly Recurring IXC

Type

Speed

Mileage Band

Fixed Charge

Per-Mile Charge

DS0

2.4 – 64 kbps

0 - 49

$450

$0.00

 

 

50 - 249

400

1.00

 

 

250 - 499

300

0.80

 

 

500 - 999

100

0.80

 

 

1000 - 1999

0

0.70

 

 

2000 - 9999

0

0.65

Fractional DS1

56/64–504/576 kbps

0 - 9999

500

1.00

 

560/640 kbps

0 - 9999

500

1.02

 

616/704 kbps

0 - 9999

500

1.09

 

672/768 kbps

0 - 9999

500

1.16

 

728/832 kbps

0 - 9999

500

1.23

 

784/896 kbps

0 - 9999

500

1.30

 

840/960 kbps

0 - 9999

500

1.37

 

896/1024 kbps

0 - 9999

500

1.44

 

952/1088 kbps

0 - 9999

500

1.51

 

1008/1152 kbps

0 - 9999

500

1.58

 

1064/1216 kbps

0 - 9999

500

1.65

 

1120/1280 kbps

0 - 9999

500

1.72

 

1176/1344 kbps

0 - 9999

500

1.79

 

1232/1488 kbps

0 - 9999

500

1.86

 

1288/1472 kbps

0 - 9999

500

1.93

 

1344/1536 kbps

0 - 9999

500

2.00

DS1                  

1544 kbps

0 - 49

500

0.00

 

 

50 - 249

400

2.20

 

 

250 - 499

0

2.20

 

 

500 - 999

0

1.40

 

 

1000 - 1999

0

1.00

 

 

2000 – 9999

0

0.80

Linear DS3

44.736 Mbps

0 - 49

2,000

0.00

 

 

50 - 249

1,500

11.00

 

 

250 - 499

0

9.00

 

 

500 - 999

0

8.00

 

 

1000 - 1999

0

6.50

 

 

2000 – 9999

0

6.00

Restorable DS3

44.736 Mbps

0 - 49

2,500

0.00

 

 

50 - 249

2,000

11.00

 

 

250 - 499

0

9.00

 

 

500 - 999

0

8.00

 

 

1000 - 1999

0

6.50

 

 

2000 - 9999

0

6.00

SONET Monthly Recurring IXC (Private Carriage Service)

Speed

Type

Mileage Band

Fixed  Charge

Per-Mile Charge

OC3

Linear

0 - 49

$3,000

$   0.00

 

 

50 - 249

2,500

14.00

 

 

250 - 499

0

13.00

 

 

500 - 999

0

9.00

 

 

1000 - 1999

0

8.00

 

 

2000 - 9999

0

7.00

OC3

Restorable

0 - 49

3,000

0.00

 

 

50 - 249

2,500

14.00

 

 

250 - 499

0

13.00

 

 

500 - 999

0

9.00

 

 

1000 - 1999

0

8.00

 

 

2000 - 9999

0

7.00

OC12

Linear

0 - 49

6,500

0.00

 

 

50 - 249

5,500

26.00

 

 

250 - 499

0

26.00

 

 

500 - 999

0

24.00

 

 

1000 - 1999

0

24.00

 

 

2000 - 9999

0

24.00

OC12

Restorable

0 - 49

6,500

0.00

 

 

50 - 249

5,500

26.00

 

 

250 - 499

0

26.00

 

 

500 - 999

0

24.00

 

 

1000 - 1999

0

24.00

 

 

2000 - 9999

0

24.00

As of December 1, 2005, SONET STS-1 is not available for new installations. For SONET STS-1 installations prior to December 1, 2006, SONET STS-1 monthly recurring charges apply.

 

1.2       Verizon Business Services II (VBS II) Charges. The following IXC per-circuit monthly recurring charges apply.

 

Analog Monthly Recurring IXC Per-Circuit Charges

Speed

Mileage Band

Fixed Charge

Per-Mile Charge

2.4 – 64 kbps

0+

$475

$0.30

Digital Monthly Recurring IXC

Type

Speed

Mileage Band

Fixed Charge

Per-Mile Charge

DS0:

2.4 – 64 kbps

0+

$   475

$  0.30

Fractional DS1

56/64–504/576 kbps

0+

600

0.30

Fractional DS1

560/640 kbps

0+

600

0.37

Fractional DS1

616/704 kbps

0+

600

0.39

Fractional DS1

672/768 kbps

0+

600

0.41

Fractional DS1

728/832 kbps

0+

600

0.44

Fractional DS1

784/896 kbps

0+

600

0.46

Fractional DS1

840/960 kbps

0+

600

0.49

Fractional DS1

896/1024 kbps

0+

600

0.52

Fractional DS1

952/1088 kbps

0+

600

0.55

Fractional DS1

1008/1152 kbps

0+

600

0.58

Fractional DS1

1064/1216 kbps

0+

600

0.61

Fractional DS1

1120/1280 kbps

0+

600

0.64

Fractional DS1

1176/1344 kbps

0+

600

0.68

Fractional DS1

1232/1488 kbps

0+

600

0.72

Fractional DS1

1288/1472 kbps

0+

600

0.76

Fractional DS1

1344/1536 kbps

0+

600

0.80

DS1:                   

1544 kbps

0+

600

0.85

Linear DS3

44.736 Mbps

0 -100

2,400

10.00

Linear DS3

44.736 Mbps

101 – 499

2,700

7.00

Linear DS3

44.736 Mbps

500 +

3,200

7.00

Restorable DS3

44.736 Mbps

0 – 100

2,800

11.25

Restorable DS3

44.736 Mbps

101 – 499

3,000

8.00

Restorable DS3

44.736 Mbps

500 +

3,500

8.00

SONET Monthly Recurring IXC (Private Carriage Service)

Speed

Type

Mileage Band

Fixed  Charge

Per-Mile Charge

OC3

Linear

0+

$    7,040

$16.56

OC3

Restorable

0+

8,000

18.00

OC12

Linear

0+

21,120

49.68

OC12

Restorable

0+

24,000

54.00

As of December 1, 2005, SONET STS-1 is not available for new installations. For SONET STS-1 installations prior to December 1, 2006, SONET STS-1 monthly recurring charges apply.

 

1.3       Verizon Business Services I (VBS I) Charges. The following IXC per-circuit monthly recurring charges apply.

                          

Analog Monthly Recurring IXC

Speed

Mileage Band

Fixed Charge

Per-Mile Charge

2.4 – 64 kbps

0+

$375

$0.25

Digital Monthly Recurring IXC

Type

Speed

Mileage Band

Per-Circuit Fixed Charge

Per-Mile Charge

DS0

2.4-9.6 kbps

0+

$   375

$   0.25

DS0

56/64 kbps

0+

375

0.25

Fractional DS1

56/64 kbps

0+

600

0.30

Fractional DS1

112/128 kbps

0+

600

0.25

Fractional DS1

168/192 kbps

0+

600

0.25

Fractional DS1

224/256 kbps

0+

600

0.25

Fractional DS1

280/320 kbps

0+

600

0.25

Fractional DS1

336/384 kbps

0+

600

0.25

Fractional DS1

392/448 kbps

0+

600

0.25

Fractional DS1

448/512 kbps

0+

600

0.25

Fractional DS1

504/576 kbps

0+

600

0.25

Fractional DS1

560/640 kbps

0+

600

0.37

Fractional DS1

616/704 kbps

0+

600

0.39

Fractional DS1

672/768 kbps

0+

600

0.41

Fractional DS1

728/832 kbps

0+

600

0.44

Fractional DS1

784/896 kbps

0+

600

0.46

Fractional DS1

840/960 kbps

0+

600

0.49

Fractional DS1

896/1024 kbps

0+

600

0.52

Fractional DS1

952/1088 kbps

0+

600

0.55

Fractional DS1

1008/1152 kbps

0+

600

0.58

Fractional DS1

1064/1216 kbps

0+

600

0.61

Fractional DS1

1120/1280 kbps

0+

600

0.64

Fractional DS1

1176/1344 kbps

0+

600

0.68

Fractional DS1

1232/1488 kbps

0+

600

0.72

Fractional DS1

1288/1472 kbps

0+

600

0.76

Fractional DS1

1344/1536 kbps

0+

600

0.80

DS1

1544 kbps

0+

600

0.85

Linear DS3

44.736 Mbps

    0 – 100

2,400

10.00

Linear DS3

44.736 Mbps

101 – 499

2,700

7.00

Linear DS3

44.736 Mbps

500 +

3,200

7.00

Restorable DS3

44.736 Mbps

    0 – 100

3,000

12.50

Restorable DS3

44.736 Mbps

101 – 499

3,375

8.75

Restorable DS3

44.736 Mbps

500 +

4,000

8.75

SONET Monthly Recurring IXC (Private Carriage Service)

Speed

Type

Mileage Band

Per-Circuit Fixed  Charge

Per-Mile Charge

OC3

Linear

0+

$   7,128

$17.39

OC3

Restorable

0+

8,100

18.90

OC12

Linear

0+

28,512

62.56

OC12

Restorable

0+

32,400

68.00

As of December 1, 2005, SONET STS-1 is not available for new installations. For SONET STS-1 installations prior to December 1, 2006, SONET STS-1 monthly recurring charges apply.

 

1.4       Pre-VBS I Charges. The following IXC per-circuit monthly recurring charges apply. As of December 1, 2005, SONET STS-1 is not available for new installations.

 

1.4.1    Analog and Digital Service.

 

A.         Analog and DS0. The following IXC per-circuit monthly recurring fixed and per-mile charges apply, based on Mileage Band:

 

Mileage Band

Fixed Charge     +

Per-Mile Charge

0

$   275

$0.00

1 +

1,335

1.07

                          

B.         Fractional DS1. The following IXC per-circuit monthly recurring fixed and per-mile charges apply, based on Mileage Band and circuit speed:

 

B.1       Mileage Band = 0

 

Speed (kbps)

Fixed Charge      +

Per-Mile Charge

56/64

$   275

$0.00

112/128  +

554

0.00

 

B.2       Mileage Band = 1+

 

Speed (kbps)

Fixed Charge    +

Per-Mile Charge

56/64

$   1,335

$1.07

112/128

2,468

1.99

168/192

3,702

3.00

224/256

4,536

3.65

280/320

5,672

4.60

336/384

6,800

5.52

392/448

7,939

6.41

448/512

8,537

6.90

504/576

9,604

7.80

560/640

10,671

8.62

616/704

11,738

9.50

672/768

10,407

8.40

728/832

11,268

9.11

784/896

12,141

9.83

840/960

13,003

10.53

896/1024

13,874

11.23

952/1088

14,739

11.91

1008/1152

15,606

12.60

1064/1216

16,471

13.34

1120/1280

17,340

14.03

1176/1344

18,209

14.73

1232/1408

19,071

15.44

1288/1472

19,942

16.15

1344/1536

20,807

16.82

 

C.        DS1. The following IXC per-circuit monthly recurring charges apply, based on Mileage Band:

 

Mileage Band

Fixed Charge      +

Per-Mile Charge

0

$      554

0.00

1 +

13,135

$15.33

 

D.        DS3. The following IXC per-circuit monthly recurring charges apply, based on Mileage Band:

 

Mileage Band

Fixed Charge      +

Per-Mile Charge

    1 – 100

$64,423

$284.26

101 – 500

73,967

191.26

 500 +

78,976

191.26

 

1.4.2    SONET. The following monthly recurring per-circuit charges apply for restorable circuits based on the city-pair location of the circuit. As of December 1, 2005, SONET STS-1 is not available for new installations:

 

SONET DS3 rates

           

SONET OC3 rates

 

SONET STS-1 rates

 

A.         The following IXC per-circuit monthly recurring charges apply for linear circuits as well as restorable circuits whose city-pairs are not found in the SONET DS3 and SONET OC3 tables in Section 1.3.2:

Bandwidth

Mileage Band

Fixed Charge      +

Per-Mile Charge

DS3

    1 – 100

$64,423

$284.26

 

101 – 500

73,967

191.26

 

501 +

78,976

191.26

OC3

    0 +

98,242

308.00

 

1.4.3    Discounts. Network Pricing Plan discounts are available to Pre-Verizon Business Service I Customers only and apply to Inter Exchange Channel (IXC) charges.

3.         Feature Charges.

 

3.1       The following monthly recurring usage charges apply to Web DRS SWDS1, based on Mileage Band. A minimum monthly usage fee of $500 per circuit applies in any monthly billing period for which the service is ordered.

 

IXC Mileage

Per Minute Rate

    0 – 300

$0.99

301 – 900

1.24

901 +

1.79

 

3.2       The following charges apply to Web DRS FNR, based on circuit type:

 

Circuit Type

Installation

Monthly Recurring Charge

DS0

$  25

$  30

DS1

258

350

Linear DS3

400

500

 

3.3       Echo Control Charges. The following charges apply to each end of a DS1 circuit with IXC mileage lengths of 500 miles or greater when used to transmit voice and analog data.

 

Monthly Recurring Charge Per Circuit End

Installation Charge

    $200

$1,000

 

4.         Other Non-Recurring Charges.

 

4.1       Customer Support Services charges apply.

 

4.2       Administrative Non-Recurring Charges apply.

 

4.3       Installation. The following per-circuit installation charges apply, based on circuit type.

 

Circuit Type

Charge

Analog

$      50

Digital DS0

50

Digital FDS1

100

Digital DS1

200

Digital DS3

600

SONET OC3

1000

SONET OC12

1000

 

5.         FUSF and CCRC apply.

 

6.         Paper Invoice Charge applies.

 

7.         Property Tax Recovery Charge applies.

 

8.         Convenience Payment Charge applies.

 

9.         Administrative Expense Fee applies.

 

 

V.         TERMS AND CONDITIONS In addition to the Online Master Terms - Terms and Conditions of Service, the following applies:

 

1.         Special Access Surcharges for Analog and Digital USPL will not be applied after receipt of an Exemption Certificate from Customer. A credit, not to exceed three months, will be given for a private line surcharge imposed during the period prior to the receipt of the Exemption Certificate.

 

2.         The minimum service term requirement for all SONET and Wave circuits is 12 months. If Customer terminates any SONET or Wave circuit before its 12-month commitment has expired, except for termination for Cause, such termination shall not be effective until 30 days after Company receives written notice of termination (Termination Date). In addition to paying all accrued but unpaid charges for the service incurred through the Termination Date, for each circuit terminated Customer may be required to pay, within 30 days after such Termination Date: (a) an amount equal 75 percent of the monthly recurring charges for the terminated circuit remaining in the 12-month commitment, if any; plus (b) all fees or early termination fees imposed by the access line provider, if any; plus (c) a pro rata portion of any and all credits received by Customer. However, in no event will Customer’s total termination liability exceed the full contract value of the terminated SONET or Wave circuit.

 

3.         Interstate Service Only. U.S. Private Line Services are offered only on a jurisdictionally interstate basis. With respect to its use of U.S. Private Line Services, Customer agrees that more than 10 percent of Customer’s per circuit traffic originates in one state and terminates in different state.

 

VI.        SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENTS: The following service level agreements (SLA) apply:

 

1.         VBS III U.S. Private Line Service Level Agreement

 

2.         Pre-VBS III U.S. Private Line Service Level Agreement