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Negotiations Template Agreement (NTA)

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Multi-state Negotiation Interconnection Agreement

CenturyLink Multi-state Negotiations Interconnection Agreement template is offered by CenturyLink as a baseline Agreement for negotiations between CenturyLink and CLECs entering into Agreements in multiple states. The Template is CenturyLink’s offer to provide more consistent language across multiple states.

Where there is state specific language required, CenturyLink is indicating that ordered language from that state will be substituted in Agreements negotiated for that state. In many cases, state Commissions require that state specific language to be part of the Agreement. If you are not entering into an Agreement for those states, the statement does not apply.

Exhibit A - by State

Geographic Deaveraging

Additional Exhibits

The following Exhibits are applicable to CenturyLink QC

Optional Poles Ducts and Rights of Way language and Exhibits

UNE Forbearance

Notice of implementation of the Change in Law from the Petition of USTelecom for Forbearance et al., WC Dkt. No. 18-141, Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC-19-72; Released August 2, 2019 ("UNE Analog Loop and Resale Forbearance Order"), and the Report and Order on Remand and Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC-19-66; Released July 12, 2019 ("UNE Transport Order"), collectively referred to as the ("Forbearance Orders"). Also on October 28, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) released a Report and Order in WC Docket 19-308 for the Modernizing Unbundling and Resale Requirements in an Era of Next-Generation Networks and Services, FCC 20-152 (“Order). The Forbearance Orders removed the requirements to offer certain Unbundled Network Elements ("UNEs") in certain wire centers, as defined by the FCC in the Forbearance Orders and implemented in amendments to the applicable interconnection agreement(s). Below, please find the list of wire centers in which the requirement to offer the certain UNEs is impacted under the terms of the aforementioned amendments.

Forborne Wire Centers

CenturyLink Non Impaired Wire Centers

CenturyLink Non-Impaired Wired Center Lists for Loops and Dedicated Transport

The FCC's Triennial Review Remand Order (TRRO), FCC 04-290 (WC Docket No. 04-313 and CC Docket No. 01-338) released February 4, 2005, modified the rules under which CenturyLink is required to offer DS1, DS3, and dark fiber loops and transport as Unbundled Network Elements (UNEs) pursuant to section 251(c)(3) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. The FCC found that CLECs are not impaired without DS1 and DS3 loops in wire centers that meet certain criteria, and they are not impaired without DS1, DS3, and dark fiber between wire centers that meet other criteria. See 47 §§CFR 51.319(a)(4) (DS1 loops), 51.319(a)(5) (DS3 loops), 51.319(e)(2)(ii) (dedicated DS1 transport), 51.319(e)(2)(iii) (dedicated DS3 transport), 51.319(e)(2)(iv) (dark fiber transport). CLECs are not impaired without dark fiber loops in any location. See 47 §CFR 51.319(a)(6).

The attached lists identify those CenturyLink wire centers that meet the non-impairment criteria established in the TRRO for DS1 and DS3 loops and DS1, DS3, and dark fiber transport.

Last Update: April 25, 2024