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Telecom Order

Ottawa, 26 May 1998
Telecom Order CRTC 98-501
On 13 November 1996, Québec-Téléphone filed an application for approval of an interim interconnection agreement with AT&T Canada Long Distance Services Company (AT&T Canada LDS) (the Agreement) for the switched traffic terminated by that company in Québec-Téléphone territory.
File No.: 1700.3
1. The Commission notes that Telecom Order CRTC 96-181 dated 26 February 1996 confirmed that the interim regime for the interconnection of interexchange carriers with the independent telephone companies in the Province of Quebec as established by Telecom Order CRTC 95-558 dated 11 May 1995 applied to Québec-Téléphone for 1996.
2. By letter dated 12 September 1997, the Commission approved the Québec-Téléphone final 1996 contribution rate.
3. In Québec-Téléphone - 1997 Contribution, Telecom Public Notice CRTC 98-7, 23 March 1998, the Commission initiated a proceeding to finalize the Québec-Téléphone 1997 contribution rate.
4. The Agreement provided that the terms applicable to AT&T Canada LDS would be different from those of the interim interconnection regime.
5. The Commission also notes that the Agreement was to terminate on 31 December 1997, the day before the implementation of equal access, unless one of the parties terminated it on 60 days written notice.
6. The Commission notes that equal access has been available in the Québec-Téléphone territory since 1 January 1998.
7. In light of the foregoing, the Commission orders that the application be denied.
Laura M. Talbot-Allan
Secretary General
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