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Telecom Order

Ottawa, 13 March 1998
Telecom Order CRTC 98-273
By letter dated 19 December 1997, AT&T Canada Long Distance Services Company (AT&T Canada LDS) applied for exemption from contribution charges for certain line-side circuits connected to private branch exchanges (PBXs) for administrative use. By letter dated 16 January 1998, AT&T Canada LDS provided a technical audit report of its PBX network configuration in support of its application.
File No.: 8626-A4-04/97
1. By letter dated 13 February 1998, Stentor Resource Centre Inc. (Stentor) responded on behalf of and with the concurrence of BC TEL, Bell Canada, Maritime Tel & Tel Limited, MTS NetCom Inc., The New Brunswick Telephone Company, Limited, NewTel Communications Inc., TELUS Communications Inc. and TELUS Communications (Edmonton) Inc.
2. Stentor stated that it has reviewed the technical audit report and noted that the auditor has: (1) examined software configurations on all PBXs, (2) examined records of the facilities connected to the PBXs, (3) confirmed that the tie trunk network connecting the PBXs is used only for PBX to PBX calls, and (4) confirmed that the PBXs are not directly connected to AT&T Canada LDS' interexchange network.
3. Stentor submitted that in light of the auditor's report, it appears that AT&T Canada LDS has satisfied the evidentiary requirements for the requested contribution exemption and accordingly, agreed with the requested exemption. Stentor submitted that given the nature of the service arrangements, this configuration should be subject to the possibility of future random audits.
4. By letter dated 19 February 1998, AT&T Canada LDS noted that Stentor had agreed with the requested exemption.
5. The Commission is of the view that AT&T Canada LDS has filed a satisfactory technical audit which has met the evidentiary requirements for an exemption. The Commission agrees with Stentor that the configuration should be subject to the possibility of future random audits (consistent with its precedent).
6. In light of the above, AT&T Canada LDS' application is approved effective the date of installation, pursuant to Effective Date of Contribution Exemptions, Telecom Public Notice CRTC 95-26, 12 June 1995, with the configuration subject to the possibility of future random audits.
Laura M. Talbot-Allan
Secretary General
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