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Telecom Order

Ottawa, 16 September 1998
Telecom Order CRTC 98-926
By letter dated 1 June 1998, Télécommunication NT (NT) requested an exemption from contribution charges with respect to a Centrex system in the Mirabel exchange. NT provided an affidavit dated 1 June 1998 affirming that this system will be used solely to provide local or single-hop services.
File No.: 8626-T31-01/98
1.By letter dated 15 July 1998, Bell Canada (Bell) noted that the Centrex system in question is currently leased by 2949-7164 Québec Inc., operating as Télécommunication Interville, and is classified as exempt from contribution pursuant to Telecom Order CRTC 96-284 dated 1 April 1996. Bell stated that NT is requesting an exemption under its name, prior to assuming ownership of the system from Télécommunication Interville.
2.In light of the above, Bell submitted that the application from NT should be characterized as a request for advance approval of an exemption. On this basis, Bell agreed with the request for advance approval, subject to the requirement that NT submit a revised affidavit to Bell and the Commission when responsibility for the Centrex system has been assumed by NT. Bell stated that this affidavit should identify the system which is the subject of the exemption and affirm that it is provisioned solely to provide single-hop or local services. Further, Bell stated that the affidavit should state that the system is not used to jointly provide interexchange services in association with other Centrex systems, or connected to other networks which would result in the provision of an interexchange service.
3.By letter dated 28 July 1998, NT requested that the Commission grant advance approval of its application subject to the requirements set out in Bell's comments.
4.The Commission is of the view that NT has met the evidentiary requirements for advance approval of contribution exemption for the Centrex system in question and notes that Bell agrees.
5.In light of the foregoing, NT's application is approved effective the date that the Centrex system in question is transferred to it, such that no contribution is payable, subject to NT providing a revised affidavit as suggested by Bell when the system is transferred.
Laura M. Talbot-Allan
Secretary General
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