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Telecom Order CRTC 99-1128


Ottawa, 8 December 1999


On 24 August 1999, BC TEL [now TELUS Communications (B.C.) Inc.] filed an application proposing revisions to its General Tariff to extend the "Additional Line" promotion to 27 September 2000.


File No.: Tariff Notice 3985


1. Comments were received from Call-Net Enterprises Inc. on 1 September 1999 and AT&T Canada Corp. on 14 September 1999. BC TEL filed its reply on 22 September 1999, along with imputation test results in support of the application.


2. Under the "Additional Line" promotion, service charges to provide additional multi-lines or individual business lines were waived from 28 September 1998 to 27 September 1999.


3. The Commission notes that the duration of the proposed promotion exceeds twelve months. The Commission, therefore, does not consider the proposed promotion to be a legitimate promotion of limited duration that is exempt from the application of the imputation test.


4. In its letter decision dated 27 November 1998, the Commission accepted Stentor's submission that service charge costs are to be generally recovered in a separate service charge tariff, and that if and when the service charge rates are reduced, the imputation test supporting the change would include any service charge costs incurred as a consequence of use of essential facilities at tariffed rates, and service charge costs incurred as a consequence of use of non-essential facilities at Phase II costs.


5. The Commission notes that the imputation test filed in support of the application reflects the combined service charge and monthly recurring elements of the additional multi-line and individual business line services.


6. In light of the above, the Commission denies TN 3985.


Secretary General


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