Updates to the Access Service Interval Guide (SIG)
Beginning May 2, 2002, Qwest will issue updates to its Wholesale Product Catalog that includes new/revised documentation for the Access Service Interval Guide (SIG).
Modification will be made to the Access Service Interval Guide in order to ensure consistency between Switched Access and Local Interconnection Service. Modifications include minor word and format changes. Also, the document will be updated to replace all high and low density references with the appropriate Zone 1 or Zone 2 reference. There is no change to the due date intervals with this update.
You will find a summary of these updates on the attached Web Change Notification Form. Actual updates are found on the Qwest Wholesale Web site at this URL: http://www.qwest.com/wholesale/guides/sig/index.html You are encouraged to provide feedback to this notice through our web site. We provide an easy to use feedback form at http://www.qwest.com/wholesale/feedback.html. A Qwest representative will contact you shortly to discuss your suggestion.
Note: While these updates reflect current practice, it is important to note that there are additional changes that will be forthcoming as a result of ongoing regulatory activities e.g., collaborative workshops and state commission orders. As these changes are defined and implementation dates are determined, notice of additional updates will be provided accordingly.
WEB CHANGE NOTIFICATION FORM:
Attention: Changes have been made to Qwest’s Wholesale Markets Web Page URL http://www.qwest.com/wholesale/
Process Impacted: Service Interval Guide for Resale and Interconnection Services (SIG)
Effective Date: May 1, 2002
Updated information/documentation will be posted to the Wholesale Markets web site that impact the SIG.
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All updates are consistent with the information available in the Statement of Generally Available Terms (SGAT) URL http://www.qwest.com/about/policy/sgats/
UPDATE / ACTIVITY
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(Documentation Only – No Process or System Impacts.)
Modification made to the Access service Interval Guide in order to ensure consistency between Switched Access and local Interconnection Service. Minor word and format changes.
Network Identified Wire Center / MSA / Zone 1 / Zone 2 / List Definitions Density/Zone Qualifications: US West/Qwest filed on Jan 2nd 1996, the service interval guide (SIG). Included, was a list comprised of US West/Qwest’s Zone 1Wire Centers and Cities. The criteria used to establish US West/Qwest wire center Zonal Density disaggregation was based on the guidelines cited in the FCC’s UNE Remand. Footnote 563, which states:
“47 C.F.R. § 69.123. Incumbent LECs generally proceed through a three-step process to assign central offices to density zones within a given study area. In the first step, an incumbent LEC ranks its wire centers in order of decreasing traffic density, based on some measure of density chosen by the incumbent LEC. In the second step, the incumbent LEC sets breakpoints within the zone density ranking to partition the wire centers into zones, and finally, an incumbent LEC further adjusts the zones as it sees fit, based on geographic contiguity or community of interest reasons.” US West/Qwest created the Density Zone 1 and 2 wire center list by reviewing information provided by the engineering planner of the specific wire center, Network Planning, and Product Management team.
The following is a list of the US West/Qwest business rule-set used to determine the Density Zone category of a wire center: The specific criteria used to determine whether or not a wire center was High or Zone 2was:
Equipment types used (e.g. copper and fiber regeneration equipment, technology capabilities, and equipment compatibility with service types requested)
High customer demand areas were considered for Zone 1status
Low customer demand areas were less likely to be statused as High Density
Completion intervals as defined by service types ordered
Number of skilled /trained technicians capable of completing the Design Service types of orders in the wire center.
Availability of Vender PICs and parts
NOTE: Density (High and Low) was replaced with Zone 1 or Zone 2 respectively to eliminate the confusion “Density” implied towards population. Since population was not a primary criteria in determining the status of the wire center, US West/Qwest changed the term “Density” to “Zone.” None of the business rule sets were affected by this labeling clarification change.
MSA: An MSA is made up of a county or group of contiguous counties surrounding a city with a population of 50,000 or more. The Office of Management and Budget defines MSAs for use in federal statistical activities pursuant to 44 USC Section 3504 (d) (3) and 31 USC Section 1104 (d). Presently (November 1999), there are 258 MSAs in the United States. The following table provides information to relate Qwests wire centers by Metropolitan Statistical Area and Qwest designated zones. The table can be used to determine provisioning and maintenance intervals.