[a] ‘service area’ in A-CAM is analogous to a wire center and represents an area where all the locations are served from a common network node (specifically, an optical line terminal in a FTTP network).”
To determine CO/terminal locations, the Bureau first used proprietary data provided by a company called GeoResults. If GeoResults did not show any COs for a service area, the Bureau made a determination as to where one might be by identifying the most populated place nearest to the CO shown in a previous model developed in 2002. The service areas which have COs provided by GeoResults are shown on the map in cross-hatch while the others have a white dot in the service area.
Clients also need to be aware that while in many cases, service area boundaries equate to exchange boundaries, this is not always the case. For example, in cases where exchanges had more than one CO location greater than 10 miles apart, the Bureau “split” the exchanges into smaller areas. The Bureau also consolidated some small exchanges in cases where the CO was within one mile of an adjacent exchange boundary.
Request for Corrections and Ways JSI Can Assist
Clients should be aware that if you would like to verify service areas that have COs provided by GeoResults, you first will need to execute an NDA (if you have not already done so). Please contact us if you need assistance in how to obtain the NDA and file it with the FCC. If you find that corrections to the interior service area boundaries or CO/terminal locations need to be made, you can do so by sending an email to the A-CAM support desk (email@example.com) by May 11th. If you would like JSI to assist with reviewing the map, verifying the FCC’s assumptions or making corrections, please contact Cassandra Heyne in the Maryland office 301-459-7590. If you have any questions about the Public Notice or the A-CAM, please contact Douglas Meredith in our Utah office at 801-294-4576.
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