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Telecom Public Notice CRTC 98-36

  Ottawa, 8 December 1998


  File No.: Tariff Notice 232
  1. The Commission has received an application under Tariff Notice 232 from Québec-Téléphone, dated 20 October 1998, that would provide for local rate restructuring and revisions to the existing criteria for Extended Area Service (EAS).
  2. Québec-Téléphone proposes to restructure local residential and business rates by establishing a common rate applicable across its serving area for each of Residential Individual Line Service, Business Individual Line Service, Multi-line Business Service and Centrex Plus Service.
  3. Accordingly, Québec-Téléphone proposes to establish a common rate of: $23.50 for Residential Individual Line Service, $49.50 for Business Individual Line Service, $66.50 for Multi-line Business Service and $46.00 for Centrex Plus Service. The proposed Centrex Plus rate will remain subject to contract and volume discounts.
  4. The proposed Residential Individual Line Service rate of $23.50 incorporates the 1 January 1999 $ 3.00 rate increase ordered by the Commission in Implementation of Regulatory Framework for Québec-Téléphone and Télébec ltée, Telecom Decision CRTC 97-21, 18 December 1997.
  5. Québec-Téléphone is also proposing to introduce four new EAS links.
  6. Québec-Téléphone has indicated that the proposed rate restructuring and the establishment of the new EAS links are revenue neutral.
  7. Québec-Téléphone is also proposing to adopt EAS eligibility criteria which are more restrictive than its existing requirements. Québec-Téléphone's proposal is to match Bell Canada's current criteria.
  8. With the proposed establishment of common rates, a number of subscribers would be subject to a rate increase while others would benefit from a rate decrease. Québec-Téléphone has advised all customers of the application and the associated rate impacts. All subscribers were invited to comment on the proposal by 8 December 1998.
  9. Québec-Téléphone's application can be examined at any of the company's business offices or at the offices of the CRTC in the following locations:
  Central Building
Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
1 Promenade du Portage
Room 201
Hull, Quebec
  Place Montréal Trust
1800 McGill College Avenue
Suite 1920
Montréal, Quebec
  10. Copies of Québec-Téléphone's application can be obtained by any interested person upon request directed to Québec-Téléphone at the address below.
  11. In a letter of 3 December 1998, Québec-Téléphone was asked to respond to Commission interrogatories by 14 December 1998.
  12. If you wish to comment on the application, please write to Secretary General, CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0N2, fax: (819) 953-0795, by 7 January 1999. A copy of your comments should be sent to Dorothée Biron, Chief of Corporate Affairs and Secretary, Québec-Téléphone, 9 Jules-A.-Brillant St., P.O. Box 903, Rimouski, Quebec, G5L 7C9, Fax: 418-722-5949.
  13. Québec-Téléphone may file any reply comments by 18 January 1999.
  14. 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 Electronically filed documents can be accessed at the Commission's Internet site at
  15. 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.
  16. In light of the comment period specified in this Public Notice, the Commission expects to issue a ruling with respect to Québec-Téléphone's Tariff Notice 232 during the month of March 1999.
  Secretary General
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