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Telecom Public Notice

Ottawa, 24 November 1997
Telecom Public Notice CRTC 97-39
BC TEL - Introduction of Provincial 9-1-1 Service
File No.: Tariff Notice 3710
1. The Commission has received an application from BC TEL dated 17 October 1997 for the approval of tariff revisions providing for the introduction of Provincial
9-1-1 Service.
2. In association with the Tariff Notice, BC TEL has filed for approval the proposed agreement between it and the Regional District and/or government authority responsible for providing the emergency services to each community.
3. To assist the Regional District in the funding of the Call Answer Centres, BC TEL is also proposing the introduction of an optional billing and collection arrangement, whereby the company will act as a billing agent on behalf of the Regional District.
4. Also, in an effort to encourage migration to the company's Provincial 9-1-1 Service, the company also proposes to buy back, on a present worth basis, existing 9-1-1 specific terminal equipment originally purchased from BC TEL.
5. BC TEL's application may be examined at any of the its business offices or at the offices of the CRTC, Central Building, Les Terrasses de la Chaudière, 1 Promenade du Portage, Room 201, Hull, Quebec or 530-580 Hornby Street, Vancouver, British Columbia.
6. The mailing addresses are:
Mrs. Laura M. Talbot-Allan
Secretary General
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0N2
Fax: 819-953-0795
Ms. Sandra Hertz
Director - Regulatory Matters
18th Floor
3777 Kingsway
Burnaby, British Columbia
V5H 3Z7
Fax: 604-430-9653
7. 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 noted above by 15 December 1997.
8. Interveners may address interrogatories with respect to the application. Any such interrogatories are to be filed with the Commission and served on the company by 15 December 1997. The Commission will also address interrogatories by that date.
9. BC TEL is to file responses to the interrogatories, serving copies on interveners by 12 January 1998.
10. Interveners may file comments with the Commission serving copies on the company by 26 January 1998.
11. BC TEL may file reply comments with the Commission serving copies on the interveners by 9 February 1998.
12. 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 public.telecom@crtc. Electronically filed documents can be accessed at the Commission's Internet site at
13. Where a document is to be filed or served by a specific date, the document must actually be received, not merely mailed, by that date.
This document is available in alternative format upon request.
Laura M. Talbot-Allan
Secretary General
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