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Telecom Order

Ottawa, 22 December 1998
Telecom Order CRTC 98-1317
On 14 August 1998, Bell Canada (Bell) filed an application under Tariff Notice (TN) 6264, amended by TN 6264A dated 30 October 1998, proposing to destandardize and withdraw PrimeLine Executive service (PrimeLine). In TN 6264A, Bell stated that it intended to completely withdraw the service by the end of 1999.
File No.: Tariff Notice 6264
1.On 21 October 1998, in response to comments from XL Consulting, the Commission set up a procedure for customer input, including questions, concerning the Bell application.
2.The Commission received over 400 written interventions and numerous telephone calls overwhelmingly opposing Bell's application.
3.On 8 December 1998, Bell applied to withdraw its proposals. Bell stated that it had re-evaluated its position in light of customer letters and calls received on the matter of PrimeLine destandardization and withdrawal. By withdrawing its proposals now, Bell submitted it would be in a position to thoroughly review all service alternatives to meet customer requirements over the longer term. Bell also stated that it had written to all PrimeLine customers to inform them of the company's change in plans.
4.In light of the foregoing, the Commission approves Bell's request of 8 December 1998 that its application be withdrawn. Under the circumstances, the Commission considers that the current proceeding, including Bell's responses to written questions, is now rendered moot.
Secretary General
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