Goto Section: 211.3 | 211.5 | Table of Contents
Revised as of October 1, 2008
Goto Year:2007 |
Sec. 211.4 Policy.
During the continuance of a war in which the United States is engaged and
when the provisions of this part are invoked, all communications common
carriers shall comply with the following principles insofar as possible:
(a) Whenever necessary to maintain or restore a service having a designated
priority, services having lower priority, lower subpriority, or no priority,
will be interrupted in the reverse order of priority starting with
(b) When services are interrupted to restore priority services, carriers
will endeavor if feasible to notify users of the reason for the preemption.
(c) When public correspondence circuits are needed to satisfy requirements
for priority services, idle circuits will be selected first. A minimum
number of public correspondence circuits shall at all times be kept
available so as to provide for the transmission of precedence-type messages
(d) Communications common carriers will not interrupt conversations having
priority classification except insofar as necessary to restore services of
(e) It is recognized that as a practical matter in providing for the
maintenance or restoration of a priority service or services operating
within a multiple circuit-type facility (such as a carrier band, cable, or
multiplex system), lower priority, lower subpriority, or nonpriority
services on paralleled channels within a band or system may be restored
concurrently with higher priority services. Such reactivation shall not,
however, interfere with the expedited restoration of other priority
(f) The Executive Agent is authorized to instruct the carriers on the
percentage of government-switched network intermachine trunks to be restored
to provide capacity for priority access line traffic.
(g) The carriers are authorized to honor NCS-certified priorities from other
authorized carriers for leased facilities.
(h) The carriers are authorized to honor restoration priorities certified by
the Executive Agent.
(i) To ensure the effectiveness of the system of restoration priorities
established by this part it is essential that rigorous standards be applied.
Users are requested and directed to examine their private line service
requirements in light of the criteria specified in this part and with regard
to the availability of alternate communications facilities such as public
correspondence message services, and Government-owned emergency
Goto Section: 211.3 | 211.5
Goto Year: 2007 |
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