Wholesale: Products & Services

Caged Physical Collocation - V15.0

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Product Description

Caged Physical Collocation allows you to lease caged floor space for placement of your equipment within CenturyLink Wire Centers.

Product Diagram

Availability

Caged 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 Negotiations Template Agreement, 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.

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.

Caged Physical Collocation charges are based on information you provide on your Collocation Application and the 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
  • Grounding Charge
  • Space Construction

Nonrecurring charges are comprised of the following rate elements:

  • -48 Volt DC Power Cable Charge
  • Fencing Credit
  • Grounding Charge
  • Site Preparation
  • Space Construction

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
Caged Physical Collocation
  • You have 24/7 access to your collocation site.
  • Permits you to place your equipment in a secured space with controlled access.
  • You can quickly arrange for and install your equipment.
  • You can rearrange equipment within your collocation space.
  • Augmentation of equipment to attach to existing Unbundled Network Elements (UNEs) is quicker and easier

Applications

CenturyLink Caged 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 CLECs. 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 square footage requirement that you will accept and an alternate choice(s) on your Collocation Application. If you do not specify a minimum square footage and alternate choice(s) on your Collocation Application, CenturyLink will assume that there are no Collocation alternatives acceptable to you.

Submit a New/ Change/Augment Application form to order Caged 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 Caged 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 Caged Physical Collocation site is in the Collocation - Decommissioning Overview process. 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 Caged 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 in the Provisioning and Installation section of Collocation - General Information.

Maintenance and Repair

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

You are responsible for the repair and maintenance of all your equipment in your collocation cage, including cleaning and refuse removal.

Emergency access information to your cage must be available to CenturyLink.

CenturyLink requires your presence when entering your cages for any provisioning or maintenance reasons, unless prior access information and permission have been made available to CenturyLink.

Billing

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

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 do I get administrative lines to my cage?
CenturyLink pre-provisions a Network Interface to your cage.

2. Where can I find information on CenturyLink's standards for installing equipment in my cage?
Installation standards for equipment placed CenturyLink's Wire Centers is located in CenturyLink's Technical Publications.

Last Update: November 4, 2011