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Telecom Public Notice CRTC 98-2

  Ottawa, 18 February 1998


  References: Tariff Notices 78 and 78A
  The Commission has received applications under Tariff Notices (TNs) 78 and 78A from Northern Telephone Limited (Northern), dated 27 October 1997 and 30 October 1997, that would provide for local rate restructuring and a switching equipment modernization program.
  Northern proposes to restructure residential and business local individual line rates, establishing common rates of $17.45 and $38.65, respectively. In addition, a multi-line service rate of $38.65 is proposed for Rate Groups 3 to 5.
  Northern stated that the revenues generated from the rate restructuring will be used in their entirety to fund a switching equipment modernization program to be completed by the end of 1999.
  Northern's applications can be examined at any of the company's business offices or at the offices of the CRTC in the following location:
  Central Building
Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
1 Promenade du Portage
Room 201
Hull, Quebec
  Copies of Northern's applications can be obtained by any interested person upon request directed to Northern at the address below.
  If you wish to comment on the application, please write to Mrs. Laura M. Talbot-Allan, Secretary General, CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0N2, fax: (819) 953-0795, by 9 April 1998. A copy of your comments should be sent to Molly Slywchuk, Manager Regulatory Matters, Northern Telephone Limited, P.O. Box 4000, New Liskeard, Ontario, P0J 1P0, Fax: (705) 785-3574.
  In a letter of today's date, Northern is asked to respond to Commission interrogatories.
  Parties wishing to participate in this proceeding must notify the Commission of their intention to do so by writing to the Commission at the address noted above by 2 March 1998.
  Parties may address interrogatories to Northern. Any such interrogatories must be filed with the Commission with a copy served on Northern by 10 March 1998.
  Responses to interrogatories are to be filed with the Commission with a copy served on all registered parties by 25 March 1998.
  Northern may file any reply comments by 20 April 1998.
  In addition to hard copy filings, parties are encouraged to file with the Commission electronic versions of their submissions in accordance with the Commission's Interim Telecom Guidelines for the Handling of Machine-Readable Files, dated 30 November 1995. The Commission's Internet email address for electronically filed documents is public.telecom@crtc. Electronically filed documents can be accessed at the Commission's Internet site at
  When a document is required to be filed or served by a specific date, the document must be actually received, not merely sent, by that date.
  In light of the comment period specified in this Public Notice, the Commission expects to issue a ruling with respect to Northern's TNs 78 and 78A during the second quarter of 1998.
  This document is available in alternative format upon request.
  Laura M. Talbot-Allan
Secretary General
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