Announcement Date: May 1, 2002



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Announcement Date:

May 1, 2002

Effective Date:

Immediately







Notification Number:

PROS.05.01.02.F.00432.Access_SIG_Update

Notification Category:
Process Notification

Target Audience:
IXCs







Subject

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.

Sincerely,

Qwest

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.


This information will be found at URL: http://www.qwest.com/wholesale/guides/sig/index.html
If you do not see the following updates, hit the reload button on your Netscape Navigator, or refresh under view within Internet Explorer.
All updates are consistent with the information available in the Statement of Generally Available Terms (SGAT) URL http://www.qwest.com/about/policy/sgats/

Section


Sub Section

UPDATE / ACTIVITY


All sections

All sub sections

(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.


Color Key:

Information marked in yellow has been deleted
Information marked in green has been added

All sections

All sub sections

Replaced all high and low density references with the appropriate Zone 1 or Zone 2 reference. There is no change to the intervals

General Information and Definitions


Service Guarantees

Under FOC Guidelines:

Removed


No.5, Section
Added

No.1, Section



Provisioning Intervals for Qwest

Feature Group B, C, D

Removed

Rearrangements w/o


Point change code
Added

Rearrangements without


Point Code Change

Provisioning Intervals for Qwest


Feature Group B, C, D

Removed

CIC adds/changes


Added

CIC activation/changes



Provisioning Intervals for Qwest

CIC

Removed

Reroute-new tandem



Reroute-new EO direct trunk group
3-4 digit CIC conversation
Added

Reroute- new EO direct trunk group

3-4 digit CIC conversion

High Density Cities

N/A

Removed

Arizona

Flagstaff

Phoenix

Tucson
Colorado

Boulder

Colorado Springs

Denver
Idaho

Boise

Cedar Rapids

Des Moines

Iowa City

Sioux City

Waterloo
Minnesota

Duluth

Minneapolis

Rochester

St. Paul

St. Cloud
Nebraska

Omaha
New Mexico

Albuquerque
Oregon

Portland

Eugene

Medford

Salem
Utah

Ogden

Provo

Salt Lake City
Washington

Kent

Olympia

Renton

Seattle

Spokane

Tacoma

Vancouver

Added


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:


  1. Infrastructure Capabilities

  • Plant availability

  • Equipment types used (e.g. copper and fiber regeneration equipment, technology capabilities, and equipment compatibility with service types requested)




  1. Customer Demand

  • High customer demand areas were considered for Zone 1status

  • Low customer demand areas were less likely to be statused as High Density




  1. Completion intervals as defined by service types ordered




  1. Resources

  • 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.



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