year offers each of us a chance to reflect on what we have accomplished in the
past 12 months and plan what we want to accomplish next. NECA staff is no
different when it comes to strategizing for new tariff offerings and changes to
Our 2018 initiatives:
a new Ethernet Transport Service Fixed Rate Option, which provides stabilized
monthly rates for all ETS customers and retention of the same rate level when
bidding multi-year contracts.
the ETS real time and non-real time class of service/quality of service rate structure
to apply a single per-Mbps rate across all speed options rather than the 16
rates we previously had for both intra and inter-switch Ethernet Virtual
the one-way ETS Multi-Media Virtual Circuit Channel total transmission capacity
for an Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line to no greater than 1 Gbps, providing
consistency between the one-way and two-way ETS MM-VCCs.
the requirement specifying two-way ETS MM-VCCs are only available for Asymmetric
Digital Subscriber Line/Symmetric Digital Subscriber Line services with
capacities of 10 Mbps or greater, allowing higher speeds to be provided on
a 500 Mbps ordering increment to the ETS bandwidth add-on optional feature on
speeds of 1 Gbps, 2.5 Gbps and 5 Gbps, which allows a customer to go from 5
Gbps to 6 Gbps without having to purchase the next available tariffed speed of
seven new ETS speeds - 200 Mbps, 300 Mbps, 400 Mbps, 600 Mbps, 700 Mbps, 800
Mbps and 900 Mbps - to more precisely meet requirements of requests for
proposals for ETS backhaul applications.
NECA pool member, if you haven’t taken advantage of some of these services, the
opportunity remains to do so. Please contact your region office with
As the clock ticks on into 2019, look for these strategies:
new ETS E-rate option offering to help serve schools, libraries and educational
consortium with lower ETS rates.
ETS speeds at 100 Gbps and 200 Gbps to provide faster services due to the
demands of streaming media.
2019 ETS Fixed Rate Option.
tariffing of an ETS Low Bit Rate Virtual Circuit Channel to be used over a consumer
addition to our tariff filings, we anticipate introducing tools to augment
Tariff F.C.C. No. 5 in ways to help price out ETS and other special access
services circuits quickly and easily. Stay tuned, folks!