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Ordering UNE Services: Combined Loop and Port with Cage
Service Types | Before Completing Your Order | Completing Your Order
Product Overview

Combined Loop and Port with Cage allows an end user to order a Loop and Port with Cage that includes all features, functions, and capabilities of the transmission facilities and attached electronics.

A line port is the switch component by which an end user's telephone line has access to a Verizon central office switch. Port services provide dial tone, local switching, access to vertical services. The collocation is within the cage in the central office.

Service Types

Please note Verizon does not offer unbundled local switching port in packet switching central office locations. Wholesale Advantage is offered in packet switch locations if the customer has a signed Packet Agreement.

The following service type of Combined Loop and Port with Cage is available:
  • Combined Loop and Port with Cage, Verizon East
Before Completing Your Order

Please gather and validate the following information prior to submission of your Combined Loop and Port with Cage order.

Order Information for Combined Loop and Port with Cage:
Action Reference
Verizon does not offer unbundled switching arrangements or unbundled shared transport at packet switch central office locations. Wholesale Advantage is offered in packet switch locations if the customer has a signed Packet Agreement. Please contact your account manager to obtain this agreement. Before submitting an order for service, you should review the Packet Switch Deployment list. Resale services can be ordered in packet switching central office locations. Additional information about ordering Resale Services can be found in the Local Ordering Guide. Packet Switch Deployment List for Verizonxls file
If you are provisioning new or change service determine a valid due date for your order. UNE Intervals (East)xls file
Identify the appropriate blocking to be applied to the account if you are ordering a block on an end user account. See Appendix in Verizon's Business Rules (East)
To ensure accurate order submission and E911 database updates determine valid service address for the end user. Obtain accurate information from the end user and validate by using the appropriate Pre-Order transaction. Address Validation/TN Reservation Pre-Order Sample (East)
Determine other order information by completing the appropriate Pre-Order transaction for your order activity type. Order Activities and Pre-Order Transactions
Gather accurate service ordering codes. Universal Service Offering Codes (USOCs) (East)
Provide the correct TOS (type of service) for the specific service being requested. Verizon's Business Rules
Determine the cable and pair location (building and unit number) on the termination point bay (POT) associated with each Combined Loop and Port with Cage. Verizon's Business Rules


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Completing Your Order

Combined Loop and Port with Cage "REQTYP" (requisition type) provided on the LSR is "MB".

Provide the correct Network Channel (NC), Network Channel Interfaces (NCI) and Secondary Network Channel Interface (SECNCI) codes. Services cannot be provisioned unless the correct NC/NCI codes are provided.
  • These codes identify the physical and electronic characteristics of the circuit and need to correspond with the "TOS" entered on the LSR.
  • NC/NCI and SECNCI codes are Telcordia standard and are located at, Telcordia Technologies, Inc.
  • Verizon Business Rules provides product specific codes.
Facilities are provided subject to the availability on a first-come first-serve basis in the requested central office. If facilities are not available when requested, the CLEC will be notified by a jeopardy report. In response to the jeopardy report, the CLEC may choose to cancel the order or postpone the date until facilities are available.

The Access Collocation Terminal (ACTL) is the 11th character of the CLLI code assigned to every collocation arrangement.
  • It is a required field for ordering a Loop Service.
  • The ACTL must be verified by the CLEC prior to issuing an order to determine if it is collocated in the end user's serving wire center.
  • The CLEC can verify the ACTL by checking the 11th character against the CLLI code assignments maintained in their records.
  • The first 8 characters of the CLLI code define the Verizon wire center in which the collocation arrangement exists.
  • Codes are Telcordia standard and are located at, Telcordia Technologies, Inc.
When requesting a new or move of a network interface device (NID), review Verizon's Business Rules for appropriate usage and values of the NIDR field.

The term "Hot Cut" is used to describe the near-simultaneous disconnection of a Verizon working loop from a port on one carrier's switch, and the reconnection of that loop to a port on a different carrier's switch, without any significant out of service period. Additional ordering information can be found in the UNE Order Samples.

When placing an order it is essential to format the circuit information correctly according to the specific Verizon Business Rules.

Provide Collocation in central office 48 hours prior to Loop Service being installed.

Density cells are geographic areas for an end user address based on the end user's central office. Density cells are used to determine the last two characters of the Combined Loop and Port w/ Cage service USOC/IOSC, Density Cells (East)xls file.

Common Language Circuit Identification (CLCI) is an industry standard method of assigning circuit numbers. There are two standard formats for circuit number identification, Serial Number and Telephone Number format.
  • The Serial Number format should be used when the circuit cannot be immediately identified as a telephone number.
  • The Telephone Number format will be used only on those circuits that are directly connected to dial tone.


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