Billing for Local Services, East
Billing Process Flow
Billing Overview
(North) | (South)
Customer Billing Information
Billing Systems
Bill Media Options
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BAN Structure
Daily Usage Files (DUFs)
Call Scenarios & Verification
Taxes &
Surcharge Info
Inquiries, Claims & Adjustments
Collections Process
CABS BOS Bill Data Tape Record
Access Billing Process Flow
Regional Definitions
Billing Overview for Verizon North
Verizon West
Bill Periods for Verizon North

Possible bill periods for all BAN accounts are the 6th and the 20th of the month. However, if a CLEC wants a different bill period, any of the following dates may be made available on request: 4, 6, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 20, 22 and 25.

Possible bill periods for a summary account bill are as follows:
  • New York: 1
  • New England: 2 and 3
BAN Structure, Verizon North

UNE Associated Special Billing Number (SBN) Assignment for CLECs

SBN Assignment
BAN Structure, Verizon North

Every CLEC order against an SBN account must contain the SBN for correct billing to occur. Therefore a CLEC must obtain an SBN prior to any service order activity requiring the use of an SBN.

Verizon requires SBN accounts, and will therefore assign SBNs to a CLEC on request for UNE and ancillary UNE associated items as follows:
  • Basic and Premium UNE Loops not part of a UNE-Platform (UNE-P)
  • Network Interface Device (NID) to NID Connection
  • House and Riser
  • Billable Directory Listings not associated with a UNE-P or Unbundled Line Port.
The following types of unbundled loop and loop-related elements are ordered on an LSR (Local Service Request), and will be billed on an SBN:
  • 2 Wire Analog
  • 2 Wire Digital (all types except those ordered via ASR)
  • 4 Wire Analog
  • 4 Wire Digital (all types except those ordered via ASR)
  • NID to NID Connection
  • House and Riser
SBNs for billable Directory Listings and UNE Loops will be assigned through the Verizon Collocation Project Manager. A CLEC is required to request an SBN in each scenario that needs one for billing purposes.

As displayed on the bill, the Verizon-assigned SBN will be in the form of a 10-character fictitious BTN (Billing Telephone Number), plus a 3 digit Customer Code.

** NOTE: Loops used in conjunction with UNE-P, and those ordered via an ASR, are billed on a Billing Account Number (BAN), and therefore, do not require the assignment of an SBN.

Unbundled Loop Scenario
The CLEC will request loop account SBNs from the Verizon Collocation Project Manager during negotiations for Physical or Virtual Collocation in the Verizon central office. One SBN per loop class of service is required.

The SBNs will be assigned and given to the CLEC at the time that the collocation arrangement is turned over, so that the CLEC can use them when placing unbundled loop orders.

A CLEC will be provided one Loop SBN account per class of service per CLLI (Common Language Location Identification) code associated with the collocation node. CLLI level SBNs may be rolled up to a summary account at the CLEC's request. The summary bill options provided for are per LATA or per state.

For Expanded Extended Link (EEL), the SBN assigned for local loops is associated with the local Verizon-North end office (EO) for the loops.

Billable Listings
When a facility based CLEC end user (e.g., LNP) requests billable listings from the CLEC, and the CLEC already has an SBN for billable listings in the state associated with the related Telephone Number (TN), the CLEC will order the requested listings against that SBN account.

If the CLEC does not already have a billable listing SBN account for that state, the CLEC should request an SBN from the Verizon Collocation Project Manager. The process for initiating this request is described in Volume I, Section 6.4.

A CLEC is required to have one billable listings SBN account per state.

All billable listings, except those relating to an unbundled line port or UNE-P, will be included on a single CLEC SBN per state, unless otherwise requested by the CLEC.

Billable listings relating to an unbundled line port or UNE-P will be automatically included on the appropriate Y40 or Y42 BAN.

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UNE Account Identification

Each CLEC will have 3 unique customer IDs, as follows:
  • AECN (Alternate Exchange Carrier Name)
  • OCN (Operating Company Number)
  • ACNA (Access Customer Name Abbreviation)
NOTE: For information related to obtaining customer IDs, refer to your Customer Profile Form.

A CLEC that purchases dedicated trunk ports will also be assigned an Intranetwork Carrier Identification Code (CIC); a 4-digit numeric code, unique for each CLEC, reserved for intranetwork routing, terminating access billing arrangements and other internal processes. The Intranetwork CIC is assigned by Verizon-North and is for Verizon internal use only.

Each UNE detail account will have a unique Billing Account Number (BAN).

Each UNE summary bill account will have a unique Summary Bill Number, plus a series of sub-account Special Billing Numbers (SBN), currently one per class of service per serving wire center.

The usage charges (MOU billing) are billed on the BAN of the UNE Switch Port or UNE-P generating the usage.

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UNE Charges

Unbundled Network Elements (UNEs) and UNE-related network elements fall into the following basic categories:
  • Line Port/UNE-P/Usage
  • Loop
  • Inter Office Facilities (IOF)
  • Collocation
  • Other
NOTE: Collocation is not itself a UNE product. However, it is used by a CLEC for the interconnection of UNE products.

Each UNE and UNE-related product purchased may carry recurring and non-recurring charges. In the case of order activity, prorated charges may also apply.

Monthly recurring charges are billed in advance.

Usage charges on UNE lines are calculated by unbundling each call into distinct and separate pieces, each of which carries a per event (e.g., dip, query, call, etc.) or per MOU charge.

This sub-section lists all the charges that may appear on a UNE or Collocation bill.

The following charges and credits can appear on any bill and are therefore not listed under a specific category:
  • Late Payment Charge
  • Duplicate Bill Charge
  • Post Bill Adjustment (Credit or Debit)
  • Out of Service Credit (only applicable to bills that include recurring charges)
  • Record Change Charge
  • Modification Charge
  • Design Change Charge
  • Data Entry Surcharge
  • Cancellation Charge
For detailed descriptions of each product and its related charges, please reference the Product Guide:
  • Appropriate Verizon tariff or Statement of Generally Available Terms (SGAT) and Conditions
  • Your individual Interconnection Agreement

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