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Telecom Order CRTC 99-1195

  Ottawa, 22 December 1999
  On 14 September 1998, Maskatel inc. (Maskatel) filed an application under Tariff Notice (TN 1) for approval of section A of its General Tariff, general terms and conditions. On 30 October 1998, Maskatel filed sections B, C and D of its General Tariff under TN 1A, providing terms and conditions for the provision of access services for interconnection with local exchange carriers (LECs), interexchange (IX) service providers and wireless service providers (WSPs).
  File No.: Tariff Notice 1
  1. On 16 December 1998, Stentor Resource Centre Inc. (Stentor), on behalf of BC TEL, Bell Canada, Island Telecom Inc., Maritime Tel & Tel Limited, MTS Communications Inc., NewTel Communications Inc. and TELUS Communications Inc., filed comments on Maskatel's proposed General Tariff.
  2. Maskatel filed revisions to its proposed General Tariff under TN 1B, TN 1C and TN 1D on 13 January 1999, 25 January 1999, and 12 August 1999, respectively.
  3. The Commission considers that the tariff for access services for interconnection with LECs does not reflect the Commission's determinations in Telecom Order CRTC 99-352, dated 15 April 1999 and should be modified accordingly.
  4. The Commission notes that the proposed tariff incorrectly states that with interconnecting circuits for trunk-side access arranged for Feature Group D, the IX service provider can provide its customers access to its network through 1+800, 1+888 and 1+877 dialing.
  5. The Commission further notes that the proposed tariff for access services for interconnection with WSPs incorrectly states that contribution applies per link between signalling transfer points, whereas it is to apply per access channel.
  6. In light of the foregoing, the Commission orders that:
  1. The proposed General Tariff is granted interim approval with the following modifications:
  a) replace the two paragraphs in tariff item 201 with the following text:
  A traffic imbalance may occur for traffic that is exchanged between a local exchange carrier (LEC) and Maskatel and terminated within the same exchange. Commencing six months after commercial launch, once an imbalance is detected for three consecutive months on specific trunk group(s), Maskatel will notify the LEC of the imbalance. The monthly rates will be applied on the basis of actual traffic imbalances from the date of notification for as long as an imbalance exists. Billing would commence one month from the date of notification.
  Maskatel will notify the LEC when an imbalance is detected in the company's favour. The monthly rates specified below apply, for each trunk required at the busiest hour of the month, on the basis of actual traffic imbalances from the date of notification of the imbalance, for as long as the imbalance exists.
  b) in the first sentence of item 301.3 a), delete the following text "1+800, 1+888 and 1+877";
  c) move and renumber item 402.6 d) as item 402.3 d); and
  d) renumber items 402.5 and 402.6 as items 402.3 e) and 402.4, respectively.
  2. Maskatel is to issue revised tariff pages within 10 days of the date of this order incorporating the changes set out above.
  Secretary general
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