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Private Line Transport (PLT) - Meet Point Billing (MPB) - V7.0

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Product Description

Private Line Transport (PLT) - Meet Point Billing (MPB) is also known as `jointly providing' access service. When an access service goes through more than one Access Provider's (Independent Local Exchange Carriers (ILEC)/Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC)) territory all companies are included with it's provisioning.

The Access Customer (AC) identifies every ILEC/CLEC providing the service and sends an Access Service Request (ASR) to all companies within the route.

Product Diagram

PLT Meet Point Billing diagram


Private Line Transport (PLT) - Meet Point Billing (MPB) is available where facilities exist throughout CenturyLink QC.


Method of billing is referred to as Multiple Bill, Multiple Tariff. Each ILEC/CLEC bills the IXC for access elements at the tariffed rate, based on the ILEC/CLEC ownership of the facilities. Each ILEC/CLEC bills for that portion of the service configuration they provide to the IXC, e.g. Channel Termination.

Your CenturyLink Service Manager can provide you more information regarding CenturyLink rates.

When multiple ILEC/CLECS provide access service, a Border Interconnect Percentage (BIP) is applied. BIP is a percentage of transport (mileage) each company provisions within the service. These percentages are located in FCC 4, National Exchange Carrier Association (N.E.C.A) in STATE INTERCONNECTION INFORMATION'. They are negotiated between all companies furnishing service.

CenturyLink will meet point bill with CLECs ONLY when the CLEC's NPA/NXX/CLLI is filed in FCC 4 NECA tariff.

Tariffs, Regulations and Policy

Tariffs, regulations and policies are located in the CenturyLink Operating Companies Tariff F.C.C. No. 11 Tariffs/Catalogs/Price Lists.


Private Line access services are the primary application for Jointly Provided/Meet Point Billed Access Services.


Product Prerequisites

If you are an Interexchange Carrier (IXC), Internet & Data (ISP) or Wireless Service Provider (WSP) and have questions regarding your contract with CenturyLink, contact your Account Team / Sales Executives and Service Managers for more information.


Pre-Ordering section does not apply for Private Line Transport (PLT) - Meet Point Billing (MPB).


The standards for processing orders for Jointly Provided/Meet Point Billed Access Services are described in Multiple Exchange Carrier Ordering and Design Guidelines (MECOD), Technical Reference ATIS/OBF-MECOD-00X.

Private Line Transport - Meet Point Billing service requests are submitted using the following Access Service Ordering Guidelines (ASOG) forms:

  • Access Service Request
  • Service Address Location Information
  • Multiple Exchange Company (MULTI-EC)

Field entry requirements are described in the Access Service Request (ASR) Forms.

The guidelines cover the ordering and design process from submission of an Access Service Request (ASR) through completion of the service request and are based on the concept of one of the ILEC/CLECs being placed in the Access Service Coordination - Exchange Company (ASC-EC) role.

Required field on the ASR is the ASC-EC, which identifies the overall controlling company.

Provisioning and Installation

The provisioning and operation of the access network used to furnish access services will be in accordance with the rules and regulations established tariffs applicable to the access services provided.

Each provider will cooperate to construct, equip, maintain and operate its portion of the jointly provided facilities so that reliable and quality service will be furnished to IXCs at all times.

Provider will not rearrange or change jointly provided access facilities without the prior consent of the other provider(s), where such change or rearrangement, if not concurred to by the other provider, would impair the access services provided to the IXCs.

The Access Service Coordination - Exchange Company (ASC-EC) is the overall controlling company for provisioning and installation.

Maintenance and Repair

Maintenance and Repair for Jointly Provided/Meet Point Billed Access Services are described in the MECOD, Technical Reference ATIS/OBF-MECOD-00X.

The Access Service Coordination - Exchange Company (ASC-EC) is the overall controlling company for maintenance and repair issues.


Carrier Access Billing System (CABS) billing is described in Billing Information - Carrier Access Billing System (CABS).


View CenturyLink courses by clicking on Course Catalog or contact your CenturyLink Service Manager for more information regarding Private Line Transport product training.


CenturyLink contact information is located in Wholesale Customer Contacts.

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Last Update: April 10, 2019