AT&T starting to charge for RFOs on ASE tail circuits?

Kaiser, Erich erich at
Fri Jan 18 16:17:39 UTC 2019

Yes we have seen that response in the past on RFOs.  Most of these random
outages are maintenance for moving fiber due to construction and they do
not tell you when it is going to happen, we have been complaining about
this for the past year to them.    Every other carrier issues a maintenance
notification (most of the time), for some reason they do not feel it is
necessary and blame the ASE product.

We are now a gold status customers so the support has gotten better.  We
are 2 months into it so we will see long term how it will work out.

Dealing with them has been frustrating for sure...

Erich Kaiser
The Fusion Network

On Fri, Jan 18, 2019 at 9:19 AM Victor Breen <victor at> wrote:

> Hey All,
> I just caught wind from multiple support reps of ours that AT&T is
> now demanding payment to get an RFO. As in, our folks are calling up AT&T
> to see why a particular tail circuit was down for whatever period of time
> and has since come back up with no clear utility power issue or backhoe
> fade to explain it. The response they get is that an RFO is billable and
> they have been asked to accept the charge to proceed (which they
> have rightly rejected thus far). This is the first time I've heard of this
> happening with any of our last-mile transport providers.
> I'm very curious, has anyone else experienced this lately with AT&T or any
> other carriers?
> --
> Victor Breen  |  victor at
> Sr. Engineer  |  Impulse Advanced Communications
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