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Cageless Physical Collocation - V17.0

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Product Description

Cageless Physical Collocation allows you to collocate in a non-caged area within CenturyLink™ premises where you place and maintain your own equipment.

Product Diagram

Availability

Cageless Physical Collocation is available where facilities exist throughout CenturyLink QC.

Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions are included in your Interconnection Agreement, if these terms differ from those set forth in this web page or in the Statement of Generally Available Terms and Conditions (SGAT), then the terms of your Interconnection Agreement may prevail.

Information regarding Collocation terms and conditions are located in the Terms and Conditions section of Collocation - General Information.

You are responsible for the procurement, installation and maintenance of your equipment and any cross connections required within your leased collocation space.

Space for Cageless Physical Collocation is provided in single frame bay increments. The current minimum square footage is nine square feet per bay. However, if smaller bays are or become available, CenturyLink will reduce the minimum square footage accordingly.

Subleasing of Cageless Physical Collocation may be available. For additional information, refer to your Interconnection Agreement.

You may also choose to have CenturyLink procure and install the Equipment Bay framework (to include supports i.e. anchor bolts, top support, and extenders) and spacers, for your Cageless collocation. This option is available on the Collocation Application. You are still responsible for procurement, installation and maintenance of your equipment within the bay and any cross connections required within your leased collocation space.

Upon completion of the Collocation site, you assume ownership of the Equipment Bay and are responsible for removal of the bay upon Decommissioning of the site. Equipment includes all CLEC owned electronic equipment, equipment racks, mounting hardware, and CLEC supplied cable (including direct CLEC-to-CLEC cables). You must file a Method of Procedure (MOP) with the Central Office Supervisor so that CenturyLink can remove the fuses prior to the CLEC removing any equipment or power cabling.

If you do not remove your equipment within thirty (30) Days of CenturyLink's acceptance of the Collocation Decommission Application, CenturyLink will send a notification stating the equipment is considered abandoned.

Technical Publications

CenturyLink's Technical Publications with reference to Collocation are located in the Technical Publications section of Collocation - General Information.

Pricing

Rate Structure

Collocation rate elements are located in the Pricing section of Collocation - General Information.

Cageless Physical Collocation charges are based on the information you provide on your Collocation Application and work to be preformed. Applicable charges to this product are:

Recurring charges are comprised of the following rate elements:

  • -48 Volt Direct Current (DC) Power Cable Charge
  • Per Bay Charge
  • Space Construction 

Nonrecurring charges are comprised of the following elements:

  • -48 Volt Direct Current )DC) Power Cable Charge
  • Per Bay Charge
  • Site Preparation 
  • Space Construction
  • Equipment bay charge (when procured and installed by CenturyLink)
  • Equipment Bay Spacers (for CenturyLink installed Bay)

Rates

Wholesale rates for this product or service, including tariff references and any applicable discounts, are provided in your current Interconnection, Resale, Commercial or other governing agreement.

Tariffs, Regulations, and Policies

Tariffs, regulations and policies are located in the state specific Tariffs/Catalogs/Price Lists .

Optional Features

Optional features are located in the Optional Features section of Collocation - General Information.

Features/Benefits

Features Benefits
Cageless Physical Collocation
  • You have 24/7 access to your collocation site.
  • You can quickly arrange for and install your equipment.
  • Available for CLECs with smaller space requirements
  • Allows for the placement of equipment on a bay-by-bay basis

Applications

CenturyLink Cageless Physical Collocation allows you to interconnect with CenturyLink's network.

Implementation

Product Prerequisites

If you are a new CLEC and are ready to do business with CenturyLink, view Getting Started as a Facility-Based CLEC. If you are an existing CLEC wishing to amend your Interconnection Agreement or New Customer Questionnaire, additional information is located in the Interconnection Agreement.

Pre-Ordering

General pre-ordering activities are described in the Pre-Ordering section of Collocation - General Information.

Ordering

General ordering activities are described in the Ordering section of Collocation - General Information.

It is recommended that you identify a minimum number of bays that you will accept and an alternate choice(s) on your Collocation Application. If you do not specify a minimum number of bays and an alternate choice(s) on your Application, CenturyLink will assume that there are no Collocation alternatives acceptable to you.

Submit a New/ Change/Augment Application form to order Cageless Physical Collocation at a particular CenturyLink Central Office (CO). The form is located in the Applications and APOT forms table in the Collocation - General Information.

Information on how to cancel a Cageless Physical Collocation order already in progress is located in the Collocation - Cancellation Overview process. Collocation application forms can be found under Applications and APOT forms table in the Collocation - General Information.

Information on how to decommission a completed Cageless Physical Collocation site is in the Collocation - Decommissioning Overview process located in the Implementation section of Collocation - General Information. Collocation application forms can be found under Applications and APOT forms table in the Collocation - General Information.

Physical and Virtual APOT and other APOT(s) specific to Cageless Physical Collocation can be found under Applications and APOT forms table in the Collocation - General Information.

Provisioning and Installation

General provisioning and installation activities are described in the Provisioning section of Collocation - General Information.

General information about Alternate Point of Termination (APOT) can be found in the Provisioning and Installation section of the Collocation – General Information product catalog.

Billing

General billing activities are described in the Billing section of Collocation - General Information.

Maintenance and Repair

General maintenance and repair activities are described in the Maintenance and Repair section Collocation - General Information.

You are responsible for the maintenance and repair of all your equipment in your Cageless Physical Collocation space.

Training

Local CenturyLink 101 "Doing Business With CenturyLink"

  • This introductory web-based training course is designed to teach the Local CLEC and Local Reseller how to do business with CenturyLink. It will provide a general overview of products and services, CenturyLink billing and support systems, processes for submitting service requests, reports, and web resource access information. Click here for Course detail and registration information.

Collocation

  • This is a self-directed, web-based training course that provides the participant with an overview level of knowledge of Collocation products, concepts, features, requirements, configurations, entrance facility options, test points, and policies. Click here to learn more about this course and to register.

View additional CenturyLink courses in the Course Catalog.

Contacts

CenturyLink contact information is located in Wholesale Customer Contacts.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. How can I power my test equipment?
CenturyLink normally places an AC convenience outlet every third bay in the line up. Your bay may or may not have the convenience outlet, however the outlets should be close enough for your use.

2. Can I always be guaranteed contiguous bays?
No, although CenturyLink will make every attempt to provide you with contiguous bays it is not always possible.

Last Update: November 4, 2011