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Telecom Order

Ottawa, 12 March 1998
Telecom Order CRTC 98-268
On 25 November 1997, Bruce Municipal Telephone System filed an application for approval of depreciation life characteristics.
File No.: 8630-B7-01/97
1. The Commission has reviewed the depreciation life characteristics contained in the attached Table.
2. The Commission finds these depreciation life characteristics to be reasonable.
3. The Commission intends to initiate, later in 1998, a public process to develop and put into place a more simplified process for depreciation filings by independent telephone companies.
4. In light of the foregoing, the Commission orders that:
The accounts listed in the attached Table be depreciated using the depreciation life characteristics contained therein.
Laura M. Talbot-Allan
Secretary General
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Account Description Dispersion ASL/AYFR
2120-99C Buildings - Administration 2053
2120-99C-A Buildings - Port Elgin, Paisley & 2003
2120-99C-B Buildings - Kincardine & Remotes 2013
2211-4C COE - Power Unit 15 yrs
2224-01C COE - Voice Messaging Unit 10 yrs
2210-3C COE - MDF Unit 25 yrs
2215-21C Fibre Optic Equipment 2008
2215-23C Central Office - Circuit Other Unit 15 yrs
2215-22C Local Rural Carrier - Unit 20 yrs
Central Office
2221-17C Switching Equipment - Hardware 2016
2221-17C-AS Switching Equipment - Application 2016
2221-17C-OS Switching Equipment - Unit 5 yrs
Operations Software
2311 Station Apparatus - Teletype Unit 13 yrs
2312 Telephone Sets/PBX's Unit 8 yrs
2312 Data Equipment Unit 10 yrs
2321-30C Bell Cellular & Unit 20 yrs
2321-86C Drop Wire Unit 20 yrs
2340-48C Large PBX Unit 15 yrs
2410-60C Poles Unit 26 yrs
2421-64C Plant - Aerial Cable (Copper) Unit 27 yrs
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Account Description Dispersion ASL/AYFR
2422-70C Underground Cable (Copper) Unit 25 yrs
2423-80C Buried Cable (Copper) Unit 24 yrs
2423-83C Fibre Optic Cable (Buried) Unit 20 yrs
2440-88C Plant - Conduit Unit 50 yrs
2610-49C Office Furniture & Equipment Unit 15 yrs
2610-50/52C Tools & Equipment Unit 15 yrs
2610-50/51C Computers (AS400) Unit 5 yrs
2610-53C IBM AS 400 Unit 7 yrs
2641-40C Vehicles Unit 8 yrs
2641-51C Truck Radios Unit 8 yrs
2610-52C PC's & Printers Unit 5 yrs
2610-2228 Internet Hardware Unit 10 yrs
2610-2229 Internet Software Unit 5 yrs
2010-100 Organizational & Formation Unit 20 yrs
ASL: Average Service Life
AYFR: Average Year of Final Retirement

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