ARCHIVED -  Telecom Order CRTC 99-356

This page has been archived on the Web

Information identified as archived on the Web is for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. Archived Decisions, Notices and Orders (DNOs) remain in effect except to the extent they are amended or reversed by the Commission, a court, or the government. The text of archived information has not been altered or updated after the date of archiving. Changes to DNOs are published as “dashes” to the original DNO number. Web pages that are archived on the Web are not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards. As per the Communications Policy of the Government of Canada, you can request alternate formats by contacting us.


Telecom Order


Ottawa, 16 April 1999


Telecom Order CRTC 99-356


On 4 February 1999, Sogetel inc. (Sogetel) filed an application under Tariff Notice (TN) 77, amended by TN 77A dated 3 March 1999, to introduce Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) Service.


File No.: TN 77


1.Sogetel's proposed ADSL Access Service would allow a service provider to offer retail high-speed data services on a subscriber's existing access line.


2.The proposed service provides for simultaneous voice and high-speed data transmission on a local loop.


3.Sogetel did not file costing information in support of the proposed rates since they are identical to those charged by Québec-Téléphone for a similar service. Sogetel noted that it is the Commission's practice not to require the company to provide costing support on new services where the proposed rates are similar to those previously approved for other carriers.


4.The Commission notes that Sogetel's proposed ADSL Access Service rates reflect the rates charged by Québec-Téléphone in the context of a market trial.


5.In Telecom Order CRTC 99-291, dated 30 March 1999 (Order 99-291), the Commission approved the introduction of a new ADSL Access Service for Québec-Téléphone. Québec-Téléphone's new approved rates differ from those proposed by Sogetel.


6.The Commission is of the view that Sogetel should charge the same rates as approved for Québec-Téléphone in Order 99-291.


7.The Commission also notes that Sogetel's proposed service does not provide an option allowing a service provider to co-locate its own high-speed or ADSL access equipment in Sogetel's central offices.


8.The Commission is of the view that upon request by a service provider, Sogetel should file a tariff to allow a service provider to access subscriber loops for the purposes of providing ADSL service. In addition, the company would be required to allow a service provider to co-locate its ADSL equipment in the company's central office.


9.In light of the foregoing, the Commission approves the proposed tariff revisions effective 17 May 1999, with the exception of the monthly rates for the single line residential and single line business access rate elements which are to be set at $25.00 and $50.00 respectively.


This document is available in alternative format upon request and may also be viewed at the following Internet site:


Secretary General


Date modified: