Goto Section: 211.3 | 211.5 | Table of Contents
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 |
§ 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
(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 nonpriority services.
(b) When services are interrupted to restore priority services,
carriers will endeavor if feasible to notify users of the reason for
(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 and calls.
(d) Communications common carriers will not interrupt conversations
having priority classification except insofar as necessary to restore
services of higher priority.
(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
(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 communications systems.
Goto Section: 211.3 | 211.5
Goto Year: 2020 |
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