A dedicated (leased) line is simply a direct connection between you and your counterparty via a telecommunications circuit. It is a highly reliable, dedicated business Internet connection, available in speeds ranging from 128kbps up to 1536kbps. The costs will depend on the access circuit charges, which are purely related to distance from the nearest FSMTC point of presence and the Internet bandwidth required. The higher the speed, the greater the cost, which is a fixed monthly rental charge.
Dedicated lines are fixed connections which do not involve dialing. They are permanent end to end connections, which means the connection is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is thus suited to businesses who want permanent connections between their office branches, or who wants a permanent connection to the Internet if they are providing a www server for people to access.
The rates below are applicable for the provision of Internet IP data circuit to customers in Pohnpei, Chuuk, Yap, Kosrae, and Ulithi.
Domestic Digital Lease Circuit: The following rates apply for digital lease circuits between the serving central offices located on any two (2) states within the FSM. In addition to monthly recurring charges (MRC) shown, line extension charges between the serving central offices and the customer's locations are applicable. Nonrecurring charge (NRC) is due when application for service is submitted.
International Digital Lease Circuit: The following rates apply for International digital lease circuits between FSM and a theoretical midpoint of the international portion of the circuit. The Half Circuit rate applies for the portion of the circuit between the Company’s toll terminal center located on Pohnpei and a theoretical midpoint of the international portion of the circuit. The Extension portion of the circuit applies to customers located on Chuuk, Kosrae, and Yap. The Extension charge applies to extending the circuit from the Company’s toll terminal to the customer’s serving central office on these islands. In addition to the monthly recurring charge(s) shown, a line extension charge between the serving central office and the customer’s location is applicable.
In addition to the rates shown, charges between the midpoint to the customer’s foreign location is applicable. The Company will obtain these charges from the appropriate foreign telecommunications partner and provide it to the customer. The customer is responsible for payment of these charges directly to the foreign telecommunications carrier.
Global IP over T1: This will deliver a premium service to customers who want the best possible performance, and a truly guaranteed data rate. The services will be split into two variants: Basic and Premium. Basic services will be oversubscribed at a Contention Ratio (CR) of 2 and will have a Committed Information Rate (CIR) of 50% of the data rate, while Premium services will be guaranteed the entire data rate at all times (essentially a CR of 1), with a CIR of 100% of the data rate. All Global T1 Basic services will be subject to a strong SLA (within 24 hours) for service repair, will not be presented with any download limits, and are available in all of the FSM states and subject to availability of facilities.