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Telecom Public Notice

Ottawa, 17 September 1997
Telecom Public Notice CRTC 97-33
File No.: Tariff Notice 466
1. The Commission has received an application under Tariff Notice 466 (TN 466) from The Island Telephone Company Limited (Island Tel), dated 18 August 1997, for approval of tariff revisions providing for a complete restructuring of local service, proposed to be effective 1 January 1998.
2. Under Island Tel's proposal, Residence rates would be consolidated to a single rate of $20.20 per month, mileage charges for Single Party Service would be eliminated, Single Line Business rates for rate groups 2 and 3 would be consolidated to a single rate of $45.00 per month, Multi Line Business rates for larger communities would be consolidated to a single rate of $73.40 per month, new core calling areas would be introduced for some exchanges, Two Party Service would be eliminated and Four Party Service would be grandfathered at a single rate of $15.00 per month.
3. The rates for Residence customers proposed under this restructuring do not include the $3.00 per month rate rebalancing proposed by Island Tel to be effective 1 January 1998.
4. Island Tel's application may be examined at any of the company'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
Bank of Commerce Building
1809 Barrington Street
Suite 1007
Halifax, Nova Scotia
5. Copies of Island Tel's application can be obtained by interested persons upon request directed to Island Tel at the address shown below.
6. The Commission has addressed interrogatories to Island Tel. Responses to the Commission's interrogatories are required to be filed by 1 October 1997.
7. If you wish to comment on the application, please write to Mrs. Laura M. Talbot-Allan, Secretary General, CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0N2, fax: (819) 953-0795, by 29 October 1997. A copy of your comments should be sent to Mr. Donald D. MacDonald, Regulatory Matters Manager, The Island Telephone Company Limited, P.O. Box 820, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, C1A 7M1.
8. Island Tel may file any reply comments by 12 November 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 public.telecom@crtc. 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.
This document is available in alternative format upon request.
Laura M. Talbot-Allan
Secretary General
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