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Telecom Public Notice

Ottawa, 24 February 1997
Telecom Public Notice CRTC 97-9
Reference: Tariff Notice 603
The Commission has received an application under Tariff Notice 603 from Northwestel Inc. (Northwestel), dated 27 January 1997, for approval of tariff revisions providing for a revenue-neutral rebalancing of local and long distance rates, proposed to be effective no later than 27 June 1997.
Under Northwestel's proposal, local network access rates would increase by $4.00 per month across rate groups within each service category. In addition, long distance rates in the rate schedules for Northwestel's western operating area would decrease. The company states that this is intended to continue the harmonization of the eastern and western rate schedules as contemplated in Bell Canada and Northwestel Inc. - Sale of Facilities in the Northwest Territories, Telecom Decision CRTC 92-6, 1 May 1992. The long distance rates in Northwestel's Adjacent Schedule I would decrease by as much as $0.15 per minute and would decrease by as much as $0.04 per minute in the Trans Canada Schedule.
1. Northwestel's application may be examined at any of the company's business office 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
275 Portage Avenue
Suite 1810
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Copies of Northwestel's application can be obtained by any interested person upon request directed to Northwestel at the address shown below.
2. 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 3 April 1997. A copy of your comments should be sent to Ms. A. Gracie, Counsel, Legal & Regulatory Affairs, Northwestel Inc., P.O. Bag 790, 5201-50th Avenue, Yellowknife, NT, X1A 2R3, fax: (403) 669-7301.
3. Northwestel may file any reply comments by 17 April 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 email address for electronically filed documents is Electronically filed documents can be accessed at the Commission's Internet site at
5. Where a document is required to be filed or served by a specific date, the document must be actually received, not merely mailed, by that date.
6. In light of the comment period specified in this Public Notice, the Commission expects to issue a ruling with respect to Northwestel's Tariff Notice 603 during the second quarter of 1997.
Allan J. Darling
Secretary General
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