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Telecom Public Notice

Ottawa, 5 June 1997
Telecom Public Notice CRTC 97-19
Reference: Tariff Notice 658
1. The Commission has received an application under Tariff Notice 658 from Maritime Tel & Tel (MT&T), dated 9 May 1997, for approval of tariff revisions, effective 1 October 1997, that would provide customers with expanded local calling to exchanges adjacent to the customer's home exchange.
2. Under MT&T's proposal, the proposed extension of the local calling areas would be provided to customers at no additional charge and would replace the extended area service guidelines currently used.
3. MT&T proposes to implement these changes immediately in exchanges equipped with digital switches and in the remaining exchanges coincident with the implementation of the Switching Equipment Modernization program. The company states that both these programs will be completed by the end of 1998.
4. MT&T's application can be examined at any of the company's business offices or at the offices of the CRTC in the following locations:
Central Building
5. Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
1 Promenade du Portage
Room 201
Hull, Quebec
Bank of Commerce Building
1809 Barrington Street
Suite 1007
Halifax, Nova Scotia
6. Copies of MT&T's application can be obtained by any interested person upon request directed to MT&T at the address shown below.
7. If you wish to comment on the application, please write to Mr. Allan J. Darling, Secretary General, CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0N2, fax: (819) 953-0795, by 7 July 1997. A copy of your comments should be sent to Mr. Donald D. MacDonald, Manager, Regulatory Matters, Maritime Tel & Tel, Maritime Centre, P.O. Box 880, Station Central RPO, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 2W3, Fax: (902) 487-1538.
8. MT&T may file any reply comments by 15 July 1997.
9. 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
10. When a document is required to be filed by a specific date, the document must be actually received, not merely mailed, by that date.
11. In light of the comment period specified in this Public Notice, the Commission expects to issue a ruling with respect to MT&T's Tariff Notice 658 during the third quarter of 1997.
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Allan J. Darling
Secretary General
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