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Telecom Public Notice

Ottawa, 2 June 1997
Telecom Public Notice CRTC 97-17
1. In Unbundled Rates to Provide Equal Access, Telecom Decision CRTC 97-6, 10 April 1997 (Decision 97-6), the Commission approved, among other things, tariff revisions for federally-regulated Stentor Resource Centre Inc. (Stentor) members related to the provision, on an unbundled basis, of the Switching and Aggregation services and other service components required to provide equal access.
2. In Local Competition, Telecom Decision CRTC 97-8, 1 May 1997 (Decision 97-8), the Commission established a framework for competition in the provision of local exchange services. Decision 97-8 also requires that the federally-regulated Stentor member companies file tariffs for the provision of certain unbundled network components, establishes the terms and conditions for the interconnection of the facilities of local exchange carriers (LECs) and imposes a regulatory framework applicable to the provision of telecommunications services by competitive local exchange carriers.
3. In Responsibility for Carrier Specific Costs for the Provision of Local Number Portability, Telecom Order CRTC 97-591, 1 May 1997 (Order 97-591), the Commission stated that number portability solutions must be sought to facilitate competition and ordered that each LEC be responsible for recovery of its costs of implementing local number portability.
4. By letter dated 1 May 1997, the Commission directed TELUS Communications (Edmonton) Inc. (TCEI) to show cause by 6 June 1997, why some or all of the Commission's determinations in Decisions 97-6 and 97-8 and Order 97-591 should not apply to it.
5. TCEI filed its answer to the Commission's direction to show cause on 13 May 1997.
6. The Commission notes that, in its 13 May 1997 filing, TCEI also comments on the applicability to it of a number of other recent Commission Decisions.
7. With this Public Notice, the Commission seeks comments only on whether Decisions 97-6 and 97-8 and Order 97-591 should apply to TCEI.
8. Persons wishing to participate in this proceeding must notify the Commission of their intention to do so by writing to Mr. Allan J. Darling, Secretary General, CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0N2, fax: (819) 953-0795, by 9 June 1997. Parties are to indicate in the notice their Internet email address, if available. If parties do not have access to the Internet, they are to indicate in their notice whether they wish to receive disk version of hard copy filings. The Commission will issue a complete list of parties and their mailing addresses (including Internet email addresses if available), identifying those parties who wish to receive disk version.
9. TCEI's comments filed 13 May 1997, may be examined at any of TCEI's business offices or at the offices of the CRTC in the following locations:
Central Building
Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
1 Promenade du Portage
Room 201
Hull, Quebec
580 Hornby Street
Suite 530
Vancouver, British Columbia
10. Parties are to file their comments on TCEI's 13 May 1997 submission, serving copies on all other parties, by 7 July 1997.
11. Parties may file reply comments by 21 July 1997.
12. 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.
13. In addition to hard copy filings, parties are encouraged to file with the Commission electronic versions of their submissions in accordance with the Commission's Interim Telecom Guidelines for the Handling of Machine-Readable Files, dated 30 November 1995. The Commission's Internet email address for electronically filed documents is Electronically filed documents can be accessed at the Commission's Internet site at
This document is available in alternative format upon request.
Allan J. Darling
Secretary General
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