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Telecom Public Notice

Ottawa, 14 February 1990
Telecom Public Notice CRTC 1990-18
On 13 October 1989, the Association of Competitive Telecommunications Suppliers (ACTS) and the Canadian Business Telecommunications Alliance (CBTA) filed an application for interim and final orders liberalizing the rules applicable to the attachment of subscriber-provided terminal equipment to the network of Newfoundland Telephone Company Limited (Nfld Tel).
In its answer to the application, Nfld Tel indicated that it permits the attachment of subscriber-provided single and multi-line terminal equipment in Region 2 of its operating territory, formerly the territory of Terra Nova Telecommunications Inc. However, in Region 1, it generally permits only the attachment of single-line telephone sets used as residence extension telephones.
In Attachment of Subscriber-Provided Terminal Equipment to the Network of Newfoundland Telephone Company Limited, Telecom Letter Decision CRTC 90-1, 29 January 1990 (Letter Decision 90-1), the Commission determined that it would be in the public interest to permit the attachment of subscriber-provided multi-line terminal equipment in Region 1 of the company's territory. The Commission decided to consider the rates, terms and conditions for such attachment in the context of the proceeding initiated to consider Nfld Tel's application for a general rate increase in 1990. The Commission also stated that it would issue a public notice announcing a separate proceeding to consider the question of single-line main set attachment in Region 1 of the company's territory.
The Commission hereby initiates the proceeding referred to in Letter Decision 90-1. In this proceeding, the Commission seeks comments as to (1) whether it would be in the public interest to permit the attachment of subscriber-provided single-line business and residence main sets in Region 1 and, (2) the appropriate rates, terms and conditions for such attachment, should it be permitted.
In order to facilitate the creation of an adequate record, the Commission considers that, prior to the filing of comments by interested parties, Nfld Tel should provide a statement of position on the subject attachment and an economic assessment of its impact, assuming that the company's equipment would be leased separately from existing basic service and at compensatory rates.
1. The mailing addresses to be used in connection with this proceeding are:
Mr. Fernand Bélisle
Secretary General
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0N2
Mr. Donald R. Tarrant
General Manager
Rates and Regulatory Matters
Newfoundland Telephone Company Limited
Fort William Building
P.O. Box 2110
St. John's, Newfoundland
A1C 5H6
2. Interested persons wishing to participate in this proceeding (interveners) must notify the Commission of their intention to do so by writing to the Commission at the address indicated above by 25 May 1990. A copy of that notice should be sent to Nfld Tel. ACTS and CBTA are deemed to have already filed a notice of intention to participate. The Commission will issue a list of parties and their mailing addresses.
3. Nfld Tel is directed to file its statement of position and its economic assessment with the Commission by 26 June 1990. Copies are to be served on all interveners by the same date.
4. Interveners may address interrogatories to Nfld Tel. Any such interrogatories must be filed with the Commission and served on Nfld Tel by 20 July 1990. The Commission will address interrogatories to the company by the same date.
5. Nfld Tel's responses to interrogatories must be filed with the Commission and served on interveners by 17 August 1990.
6. Requests by interveners for further responses to their interrogatories, specifying in each case why a further response is both relevant and necessary, and requests for public disclosure of information for which confidentiality has been claimed, setting out the reasons for disclosure, must be filed with the Commission and served on Nfld Tel by 27 August 1990.
7. Nfld Tel's responses to requests for further responses and for public disclosure must be filed with the Commission and served on the intervener who made the request by 7 September 1990. The Commission will issue, as soon as possible thereafter, a decision with respect to any such requests.
8. Interveners may file comments with the Commission, serving a copy on Nfld Tel, by 5 October 1990.
9. Nfld Tel may file a reply to any comments, serving a copy on interveners, by 26 October 1990.
10. 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.
Related documents may be examined at the company's Phonecentre, Main Floor, Fort William Building, St. John's, Newfoundland, or at the offices of the CRTC, Room 201, Central Building, Les Terrasses de la Chaudière, Hull, Quebec, or Suite 1007, Bank of Commerce Building, 1809 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Fernand Bélisle
Secretary General

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