Subchapter 11. Certified Local Exchange Carriers (CLEC); Interconnection Requirements

17:24-11.1 CLEC responsibility to provide Enhanced 9-1-1 service.

Prior to providing outbound access to the public switched telephone network, each CLEC authorized to provide service in New Jersey shall provide enhanced 9-1-1 service to their customers in accordance with N.J.S.A. 52:17C-1 to 52:17C-16 and the rules incorporated in this chapter.

17:24-11.2 Submission and approval of interconnection plan.

  1. Each CLEC requesting to connect to the statewide enhanced 9-1-1 network shall submit an interconnect plan to OETS for approval.
  2. The CLEC interconnect plan shall include the following information:

    1. Name and address of CLEC;
    2. Name, address and telephone numbers of key personnel involved in the design, installation and testing of the 9-1-1 network;
    3. Location of all switching facilities providing service in New Jersey. When located outside of the state of New Jersey, the closest point of presence (POP) will be indicated;
    4. Names of all rate centers and NPA/NXX number code assignments where service will be offered;
    5. Toll free phone number of the 24-hour network operation center responsible for monitoring and maintenance of dedicated 9-1-1 trunks. This number will be used by PSAPs and the State designated 9-1-1 Control Center;
    6. Toll free FAX number for PSAPs to forward database correction requests to;
    7. Method of processing operator assisted emergency calls into the 9-1-1 network;
    8. The test plan to be utilized by the CLEC in verifying primary trunk routing, alternate trunk routing, no record found default routing, and no ANI default routing, in conjunction with the State designated 9-1-1 Control Center;
  3. OETS will review the plan for compliance with N.J.S.A. 52:17C-1 to 52:17C-16 and this chapter. OETS shall act on each submission within 30 days, by either approving or disapproving it, or returning it to the CLEC for revision.

17:24-11.3 Modification to CLEC interconnect plan

A CLEC's interconnect plan that has been submitted to OETS cannot be changed until a modified plan is submitted by the CLEC and approved pursuant to N.J.A.C. 17:24-11.2.

17:24-11.4 CLEC network design

  1. Each CLEC shall connect to the statewide enhanced 9-1-1 from their local central office switch via dedicated trunks that shall be:

    1. Configured in a single trunk group for each county, sized for a P.01 grade of service connected to;

      1. The primary 9-1-1 tandem switch as determined by OETS; and
      2. A trunk group of equal size to the alternate 9-1-1 tandem switch as determined by OETS.