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Telecom Order

Ottawa, 27 March 1996
Telecom Order CRTC 96-273
IN THE MATTER OF an application by TSB International Inc. (TSB) dated 14 November 1995, for contribution exemption for various dedicated circuit configurations that are supplied by AGT Limited, BC TEL, Bell Canada, The Island Telephone Company Limited, Maritime Tel & Tel Limited, MTS NetCom Inc., The New Brunswick Telephone Company, Limited and Newfoundland Telephone Company Limited (the respondents).
 WHEREAS TSB stated that, at present it is solely a dedicated service provider and does not provide joint use voice services to its customers;
 WHEREAS TSB's application included an affidavit attesting to its dedicated business, as well as a list of the customer networks which are the subject of this application;
 WHEREAS TSB stated that as a telecommunications management company, it typically assumes ownership and control of existing networks from its clients as part of its comprehensive telecommunications network management business agreement with its customers;
 WHEREAS TSB stated that the networks in question were provided by the Stentor companies to the end-user customers directly prior to TSB assuming control of these accounts;
 WHEREAS in this respect, TSB stated that the networks were provisioned as dedicated networks when the respondents provided the services directly to these end-users, and the networks continue to be provisioned as dedicated arrangements after the assumption of control by TSB;
 WHEREAS TSB requested that the effective date of the exemption be the date on which the network ownership and control is passed over to TSB, in recognition of the unique circumstances in this case, wherein the networks in question that were assumed by TSB were already provisioned by the respondents as dedicated to the end-user;
 WHEREAS, by letter dated 12 December 1995, Stentor Resource Centre Inc. (Stentor) replied on behalf of the telephone companies involved, confirming that these companies provide the services identified in TSB's evidence;
 WHEREAS, based on its knowledge of the use of the facilities by the customers in question, Stentor verified that the services are dedicated and are not shared or resold to provide joint-use interexchange services and accordingly agreed with the requested exemption;
 WHEREAS the Commission notes that Stentor has provided carrier verification for the networks in question, meeting the evidentiary requirements as set out in Applications for Contribution Exemptions, Telecom Decision CRTC 93-2, 1 April 1993 -
 TSB's application is approved effective the date on which control of each network was assumed by TSB.
 Allan J. Darling
 Secretary General

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