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Telecom Order


Ottawa, 1 June 1999


Telecom Order CRTC 99-492


On 31 March 1999, Maritime Tel & Tel Limited (MT&T) filed an application proposing tariff changes further to Price Cap Regulation and Related Issues, Telecom Decision CRTC 97-9, 1 May 1997 (Decision 97-9).


File No.: Tariff Notice 743


1.MT&T filed its Price Cap Index (PCI) and Service Band Limits (SBLs) for 1999, incorporating an exogenous adjustment related to the recovery of local start-up costs.


2.The Commission considers that this exogenous adjustment is in compliance with Local Competition Start-up Costs Proceeding, Telecom Public Notice CRTC 98-10, Telecom Order CRTC 99-239, 12 March 1999.


3.MT&T updated its PCI and respective SBLs to incorporate the Gross Domestic Product - Price Index and the productivity offset of 4.5% stipulated in Decision 97-9.


4.In Tariff Notice 743, MT&T proposed rate reductions to Tariff Item 720, Network Exchange Service - Multiline. In addition, MT&T also proposed to introduce a Business Multiline Loyalty program which would provide business customers who subscribe to 10 months of continuous Business Multiline service, their 11th and 12th month of service free. MT&T stated that all existing multiline customers would be automatically enrolled in the program.


5.The Commission is satisfied that, on the basis of the imputation test information required by Local Competition, Telecom Decision CRTC 97-8, 1 May 1997, the proposed rates for Multiline Business Network Exchange Service will not be anti-competitive.


6.MT&T also filed the calculation of its Actual Price Index and Service Band Indices demonstrating that, under its proposed rates, it will not exceed the PCI and SBLs for 1999.


7.In light of the foregoing, the Commission approves the proposed tariff revisions effective 1 June 1999.


Secretary General


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