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Telecom Public Notice

Ottawa, 16 January 1997
Telecom Public Notice CRTC 97-2
Reference: Tariff Notices 3542, 3542-A, 3558, 3559, 3561 and 3562
The Commission has received applications under Tariff Notices 3542 (TN 3542) and 3542A from BC TEL, dated 6 November 1996 and 15 November 1996 respectively, for approval of tariff revisions providing for a rate group consolidation of basic exchange service and the elimination of exchange line and locality rate area mileages.
Under the proposed consolidation, residence rates would increase by a monthly amount ranging from $0.05 to $1.50 (1% to 13%). Monthly business rate impacts would range from a reduction of $15.25 to an increase of $6.80 (-15% to 19%).
BC TEL proposed to eliminate Exchange Line and Locality Rate Area Mileages, which currently apply to individual line service and existing two-party line service outside of a base rate area, in exchanges that have not yet been upgraded under the Rural Upgrade Program.
The Commission also has received the following applications from BC TEL:
(i) Tariff Notice 3558 (TN 3558), dated 29 November 1996, providing for rate group consolidation for Digital Exchange Access Network component rates;
(ii) Tariff Notice 3559, dated 29 November 1996, providing for rate group consolidation for Megalink Access and Public Switched Telephone Network Connection rates;
(iii) Tariff Notice 3561, dated 3 December 1996, providing for rate group consolidation for the Access component rates for DataDial Service; and
(iv) Tariff Notice 3562, dated 4 December 1996, providing for rate group consolidation for the Access rate components for Microlink Services.
The Commission has issued interrogatories to BC TEL, pertaining to TN 3542, requesting responses to be filed by 10 January 1997.
1. BC TEL's applications and its responses to the Commission's interrogatories may be examined at any of BC TEL'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
530-580 Hornby Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
Copies of BC TEL's applications may be obtained by any interested person upon request directed to BC TEL at the address shown below.
2. If you wish to comment on the applications, please write to Mr. Allan J. Darling, Secretary General, CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0N2, fax: 819-953-0795, by 17 February 1997. A copy of your comments should be sent to Ms. Sandra E. Hertz, Director - Regulatory Matters, BC TEL, 3777 Kingsway, 18th Floor, Burnaby, BC, V5H 3Z7.
3. BC TEL may file any reply comments by 3 March 1997.
4. 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 e-mail address for electronically filed documents is Electronically filed documents can be accessed at the Commission's Internet site at
5. 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.
In light of the comment period specified in this Public Notice, the Commission expects to render its decision with respect to these applications by the second quarter of 1997.
Allan J. Darling
Secretary General
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