Switched Access Service

Switched Access services provide two-point communications paths between a long distance carrier's Customer Designated Location (CDL) and the points of end-user termination within the access area.

For new orders, a contract is required. Please contact a FairPoint
Wholesale account manager to discuss your specific needs.

  • Benefits
  • Features

Benefits includes:

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Highly reliable and cost efficient

Free 24/7 Tech Support

24/7 monitoring to ensure that long distance interconnection is smooth, reliable and optimally performing

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Accelerates time-to-market for the long distance services your customers need and use



Features includes:


Provided in conjunction with either Feature Groups or Basic Serving Arrangements (BSAs). The use of a line side or trunk side switched access connection is dependent upon the switched access arrangement ordered by the customer.

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Feature Group A (FGA) and Basic Serving Arrangement A (BSA-A) are defined as line side connections to the telephone company's network.

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Feature Group B (FGB), Feature Group D (FGD), Basic Serving Arrangement Alternative B (BSA-B), and Basic Serving Arrangement Alternative D (BSA-D) are defined as trunk side connections to the telephone company's network.

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Feature Groups and BSAs are arranged for either originating, terminating, or two-way calling, based on the end office switching capacity ordered. Terminating calling permits the delivery of calls from telephone company exchange service locations to the customer's premises. Originating calling permits the delivery of calls from the customer's premises to telephone company exchange service locations. Two-way calling permits the delivery of calls in both directions, but not simultaneously.



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