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Telecom Order

Ottawa, 11 June 1998
Telecom Order CRTC 98-567
By letter dated 22 April 1998, Pronto Long Distance Inc. (Pronto) requested an exemption from contribution charges for certain business line services. In support of its application, Pronto provided an affidavit dated 16 April 1998 affirming that the services in question are used solely for the applicant's administrative use. Included with the affidavit was a list of circuits which are the subject of Pronto's application.
File No.: 8626-P5-01/98
1. By letter dated 7 May 1998, Bell Canada (Bell) agreed that the number of circuits involved appears reasonable in this case.
2. With respect to the affidavit, Bell noted that it appears to be generally satisfactory with one exception regarding the contribution rules set out in Telecom Order CRTC 97-590 dated 1 May 1997 (Order 97-590). Bell stated that in order to qualify for an exemption for administrative use pursuant to Order 97-590, the affidavit should also affirm that the circuits are not directly connected to an interexchange network provided by Pronto or another service provider.
3. Accordingly, Bell agreed with Pronto's request but submitted that approval of the exemption should be subject to the receipt of a revised affidavit as noted above.
4. By letter dated 15 May 1998, Pronto provided an affidavit which affirmed that the circuits are not directly connected to an interexchange network provided by Pronto or another service provider.
5. The Commission is of the view that Pronto's new affidavit satisfies the evidentiary requirements for contribution exemption for administrative circuits and notes that Bell also agrees.
6. In light of the foregoing, Pronto's application is approved effective the date of installation, pursuant to Effective Date of Contribution Exemptions, Telecom Public Notice CRTC 95-26, 12 June 1995.
Laura M. Talbot-Allan
Secretary General
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