Wecom Interconnect Policy Applicable to MMG/NTIA Funded Projects
Interconnection Policy General Information
Wecom will provide interconnection access to network facilities at technically feasible points along the network route. This policy is offered in perpetuity.
Common interconnection points are regeneration shelters and ILAs but may include active cabinets depending on the requestor’s network delivery requirements.
Requestors may connect directly to the public Internet through Wecom’s network or request lit transport to a colocation facility where a peering provider of the requestor’s choice may be used. Dark fiber will be considered on Individual Case Basis.
Rates for interconnection are reasonable and nondiscriminatory. Requestors making legitimate requests for interconnection or wholesale services will be negotiated in good faith.
If no point of interconnection exists, the requestor may bear any reasonable costs to improve Wecom facilities to allow for interconnection.
Interconnection requests are processed first-come, first-served basis. Requests for secure colocation separated from Wecom-owned equipment may result in a facility upgrade to provide dedicated cabinet access. Access shall be 24-hour, escorted or non-escorted depending on the facility requirements, and provide AC power connection.
Types of interconnection services:
- Local transmission
- Dedicated Internet access
Wecom provides Service Level Agreements for carrier, enterprise, government, and interconnect customers. The SLA guarantees network performance for:
- delivery ratio
- service availability
SLAs also account for:
- provisioning and installation within 30 days
- service outage credits
- repair and maintenance timeframes
- established Mean Time to Repair for all services
Under Non-Disclosure Agreement, detailed information such as: route maps, interconnection points, splice locations, and type and availability of fiber will be made available to requestors for dark fiber requests.
General route information, Points of Interconnection (POI) with census block, community, town, city and state information will be made available on the Wecom website.
Requests for service are standardized with a web application or phone assistance of the web application. Initial response to requests will be provided within 10 days. Negotiations for service will be completed in no more than 90 days.
Wecom policies and relevant interconnection terms will be made available on the Wecom website.
Network Nondiscrimination and Universal Access
Wecom is committed to an open and positive Internet experience for our customers. Wecom policy ensures customers are entitled to:
- access the lawful Internet content of their choice.
- run applications and services of their choice, subject to the needs of law enforcement.
- connect their choice of legal devices that do not harm the network.
- competition among network providers, application and service providers, and content providers.
- Wecom does not favor any lawful Internet applications and content over others.
Wecom uses standard best effort capacity allocation and provides unlimited usage. Last-mile services to non-provider subscribers utilizes Quality-of-Experience-Optimized Shaping using Active Queue Management. AQM FQ-CoDel provides a better end-user subscriber experience.
Wecom does not filter, block, or intercept customer network traffic unless instructed by law enforcement using required channels and procedures. Lawful intercept TAP is available to LEA on Wecom network hardware at Layer 2 and Layer 3 levels.
This document was last updated on September 22, 2022.