between the customer
premises and end-users
Brightspeed’s Switched Access Services offer proven, reliable and high-quality long-distance voice. Four different cost-effective and highly flexible service options are available to fit your needs now and in the future.
Quick and Convenient Call Origination
Switched Access Services allows calls to originate from an end user’s premises. It provides a two-point electrical communications path between the end user premises and the customer premises which dramatically reduces latency.
Switched Access Services enable customers to offer high-quality long-distance voice intrastate and interstate connections from the PSTN at highly competitive rates. It offers a reliable two-point electrical communications path and provides the use of terminating, switching, transport facilities and common subscriber plant of the Company.
Switched Access Services are available in four different packages and is available on a month-to-month basis. Switched Transport Pricing plans are also available to reduce monthly payments.
Feature Group A provides a cost-effective way to enter new markets with lower long-distance rates for end users. It provides lineside interconnection to Brightspeed’s end office switches through an end user 7-digit code for the long-distance customer’s use in originating and terminating calls. This lineside connection allows extremely low capital investment for wholesale customers. LATA-wide terminations with better access to local calling areas for originating traffic. Seven-digit local number to collect long distance traffic from multiple end users lowers rates.
Feature Group B provides competitive long-distance rates, personal identification numbers for faster validation and billing, and a nationwide single number for end user customers. Trunkside interconnection to Brightspeed’s end office switches is made possible through a uniform 7-digit access code for long distance calls. Switching and two-way trunking are available to facilitate improved answer and disconnect supervision for originating and terminating calls.
Feature Group C is available only AT&T for trunkside access to non-EA end.
Feature Group D offers the broadest range of complementary services and the most often used of all Feature Groups. It enables direct-dial calls with fewer numbers to dial and enhances ease of international calling. including: trunkside switching, 2-way trunking, originating and terminating. It’s available via direct routing to an end office or tandem switching. It is available with MF or SS7 signaling that allows highly requested end user services such as CLASS. ANI and CDR records are available in AMA/BAF format.