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purpose of the Service Initiation Guidelines is to provide guidance for
9-1-1 service initiation, as well as define the needs of the ALECs,
ILECs and 9-1-1 Administrators. When an ALEC enters into a new service
area, they may not know the appropriate contacts in order to obtain the
required information for a successful 9-1-1 implementation. On the same
note, 9-1-1 administrators/entities need notification of ALECs who will
be serving customers in their jurisdiction.
This document will cover what is needed from all players
– ALECs, ILECs and 9-1-1 Administrators to successfully implement
9-1-1. This is not an all-encompassing document and other NENA standards
should be referenced.
With the passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 came the
first major overhaul of the telecommunications laws in almost sixty-two
years. The goal of the telecom act is to let any telecommunications
business compete in any market against each other. Since the passage of
this law, we have all experienced change in the way we work, live and
learn. We will continue to see change affecting telephone service, cable
programming, video service, and broadcast services, to mention a few.
The information contained within these guidelines is meant to
document specific components that have been found to be vital to an
ALEC’s’s service initiation, as well as to the success of 9-1-1. The
best way to achieve the desired results is for the ALECs, ILECs and
9-1-1 Administrators to work together.