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Telecom Order CRTC 99-1200

  Ottawa, 22 December 1999
  By letter dated 30 September 1999, Telephone Savings Network Ltd. (TelSN) applied for contribution exemption with respect to local circuits. TelSN attached an affidavit dated 30 September 1999 affirming that the circuits are used only to resell local service and that they are not connected to a private line network provided by TelSN or any other service provider. TelSN has requested that the effective date of its exemption be the date of installation.
  File No.: 8626-T35-02/99
  1. By letter dated 22 October 1999, Bell Canada (Bell) stated that it has reviewed the TelSN affidavit and noted that it also provides, as an attachment, a list of services that are portrayed to be the subject of the TelSN application. Bell stated that upon scrutiny of the list provided, it has concluded that the services referenced therein are, with the exception of one circuit, Centrex services. Bell noted that these Centrex services are already exempt from contribution charges, pursuant to Telecom Order CRTC 98-462 dated 12 May 1998 (Order 98-462), on the basis that they are used solely for local or single-hop calling. Accordingly, Bell submitted that no further action from the Commission is required in relation to the services that have already been declared contribution exempt.
  2. With respect to the single local service, which is not part of a Centrex system and therefore not exempted pursuant to Order 98-462, Bell noted that it is a business line in the 519-254 (Windsor, Ontario) exchange. Bell also noted that this line terminates on TelSN premises.
  3. Bell submitted that the affidavit provided by TelSN satisfies the evidentiary requirements for this type of exemption on the basis that it confirms that the business line is not directly connected to an interexchange network provided by TelSN or any other service provider. Accordingly, Bell agreed with the requested exemption.
  4. With respect to TelSN's request that the contribution exemption be effective the date of installation, Bell submitted that this request appears to be reasonable in light of the unique circumstances surrounding this application.
  5. The Commission is of the view that the majority of the circuits are already exempt from contribution charges pursuant to Order 98-462 and that no further action is required. Furthermore, the Commission notes that Bell has no objection to approval for a single business line, which appears to have been overlooked in the previous application.
  6. Accordingly, the application with respect to the single business line is approved effective the date of installation such that no contribution is payable.
  Secretary General
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