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Telecom Order

Ottawa, 8 September 1998
Telecom Order CRTC 98-898
On 29 June 1998, Télébec ltée filed an application for approval of depreciation life characteristics.
File No.: 8630-T5-02/98
1. The Commission has reviewed the depreciation life characteristics contained in the attached Table.
2. The Commission notes that the company proposes to delay, beyond 1998, the implementation of a reduction in the average service life for the COE - Digital account.
3. The Commission finds these depreciation life characteristics to be reasonable. However, the Commission is of the view that any changes in life characteristics for the COE -Digital account will require a new submission by the company.
4. In light of the foregoing, the Commission orders that:
The accounts listed in the attached Table should be depreciated using the depreciation life characteristics contained therein.
Laura M. Talbot-Allan
Secretary General
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223 COE - Step by Step 1998
224 COE - Crossbar 1998
227 COE - Digital Iowa R2 - 16 16 yrs*
231.2R Telephone & Misc - Regulated GM4 - 5 5 yrs*
231.3 Radio Telephone Iowa R2 - 10 10 yrs*
231.6 Data Transmission GM5 - 9 9 yrs*
232 Outside Wire GM2 - 23 23 yrs*
242 Aerial Cable - Metallic GM2 - 23 23 yrs*
242.1 Fibre Optic Cable Iowa L4 - 22 22 yrs*
243 Underground Cable - Metallic GM2 - 23 23 yrs*
244 Buried Cable - Metallic Iowa L1 - 23 23 yrs*
245 Submarine Cable - Metallic Iowa L1 - 23 23 yrs*
246 Underground Conduit GM5 - 55 55 yrs*
ASL: Average Service Life
YFR: Year of Final Retirement
* No change in depreciation life characteristics has been requested for these accounts except for account 227 for which a change in depreciation life characteristics is proposed for 1999.
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