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Telecom Order CRTC 99-1134


Ottawa, 9 December 1999


File No.: Tariff Notice 4004


1. Pursuant to Telecom Order CRTC 99-908, TELUS Communications (B.C.) Inc. (TCBC), formerly known as BC TEL, filed on 19 October 1999, an application for approval of revisions to the General Tariff pertaining to the creation of a common local calling area for all residents and businesses in the Greater Vancouver Region (GVR) of British Columbia. TCBC proposes to convert three existing one-way extended area service (EAS) routes into two-way routes, to add 81 new two-way EAS routes to the existing 87 two-way EAS routes in the GVR, and to introduce surcharges for the specific exchanges such that the surcharges apply only to those customers receiving expanded local calling.


2. Specifically, residential subscribers living in the three central exchanges of New Westminster, Richmond and Vancouver will see a monthly surcharge on their telephone bill of $0.25 per line. A per line surcharge of $0.70 per month will apply to residential subscribers in 16 suburban exchanges. In addition, a monthly surcharge of $1.50 per line will apply to business customers, and a monthly surcharge of $0.50 will apply to Centrex customers in the GVR.


3. Comments were filed by CrossTown Communications Inc., Call·Link Telesolutions on behalf of the Toll Free Callers Association and West Coast Teltech Ltd. TCBC filed reply comments on 29 November 1999.


4. In reaching the determination herein, the Commission considered the comments received.


5. In light of the foregoing, the Commission approves the application effective 1 May 2000.


Secretary General


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