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Telecom Public Notice

Ottawa, 30 May 1988
Telecom Public Notice CRTC 1988-22
Reference: Tariff Notice 2727
The Commission has received an application from Bell Canada (Bell), dated 13 April 1988, for the approval of revisions to the company's Individual Exchange Tariffs for certain exchanges. The proposed revisions would permit the market trial in the Montréal area of a new enhanced service named ALEX. In its application, Bell describes ALEX as a network-based gateway service which, through a Bell-provided videotex terminal or a personal computer equipped with a modem and appropriate software, allows customers to access various electronic information and transaction services offered by various service providers. The company also plans to offer an electronic telephone directory service in association with the ALEX market trial.
Bell proposes that the market trial of ALEX commence in the Montréal area on 5 December 1988. Depending upon the progress of the trial, the company proposes to extend it to the Toronto area in early 1990. The trial would terminate in both areas no later than 7 December 1990.
The company has submitted cost and revenue information concerning the market trial for which it has claimed confidentiality. The company has submitted an abridged version of this information for the public file.
The Commission invites public comment on Bell's application. The procedure applicable to the proceeding is set out below.
1. Bell's application may be examined at any of the company's business offices, or at the offices of the CRTC, Room 201, Central Building, Les Terrasses de la Chaudière, 1 Promenade du Portage, Hull, Québec, or Complex Guy-Favreau, East Tower, 200 Dorchester Blvd. West, 6th floor, Montréal, Québec.
2. Persons who wish to do so may address interrogatories to Bell concerning the application. A copy of the application, of the company's responses to interrogatories, or both, may be obtained by any interested person upon request directed to the company at the address shown in paragraph 8 below.
3. Interrogatories must be filed with the Commission and served on Bell by 29 June 1988.
4. Bell's responses to interrogatories shall, by 14 July 1988, be filed with the Commission and served on all persons who directed interrogatories to the company or who, pursuant to paragraph 2 above, requested copies of the company's responses.
5. Anyone who wishes to comment on the application may do so by 3 August 1988 by writing to the Commission and serving a copy on Bell at the addresses indicated in paragraph 8 below.
6. Bell may file a reply with the Commission by 15 August 1988, serving a copy on those persons who submitted comments pursuant to paragraph 5.
7. Where a document is to be filed or served by a specific date, the document must be actually received, not merely mailed, by that date.
8. The mailing addresses for the Commission and for Bell are:
a) Mr. Fernand Bélisle,
Secretary General,
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0N2
b) Mr. Peter J. Knowlton,
Assistant General Counsel,
Bell Canada,
25 Eddy Street,
4th floor,
Hull, Québec
J8X 4B5
Fernand Bélisle
Secretary General

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