CS-03, Part III — Acceptable Methods of Connection for Single Line and Multi-Line Terminal Equipment

Issue 9, Amendment 1

Posted on Industry Canada website: August 23, 2013

1.0 General

This part refers to connection arrangements that may be used for the connection of terminal equipment to the public switched telephone network. An acceptable method of connection does not imply that all Canadian fixed service providers offer any or all of these connection arrangements under tariff. Information on the connection arrangements offered by a carrier can be obtained from discussion with the carrier.

This part does not provide for the electrical testing of individual plugs or jacks. These types of equipment are instead subject to all relevant electrical tests in combination with the unit of terminal equipment to which they are connected.

2.0 Acceptable Connection Arrangements

Connection of terminal equipment to the public switched telephone network may be made through any connection arrangement including, but not limited to, those specified in Section 4.6 of Standard TIA-968-B, Telecommunications — Telephone Terminal Equipment — Technical Requirements for Connection of Terminal Equipment to the Telephone Network.

TIA-968-B can be downloaded from the Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments website, https://www.part68.org/documents.