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Telecom Order CRTC 99-575


Ottawa, 23 June 1999


On 1 June 1999, La Compagnie de Téléphone de St-Victor filed an application for approval of tariff revisions to increase individual-line residential and business rates to $16.63 and $37.63 respectively and to revise the 1999 interim Carrier Access Tariff (CAT) rate.


File No.: Tariff Notice 11


1. The proposed rate changes are filed pursuant to Review of Contribution Regime of Independent Telephone Companies in Ontario and Quebec, Telecom Decision CRTC 99-5, 21 April 1999 (Decision 99-5).


2. In Decision 99-5, the Commission directed independent telephone companies in Ontario and Quebec with residential and business rates below $19.85 and $45.45, respectively, to increase their rates to those levels, effective 1 July 1999. However, increases to these rate levels are not required to the extent that the contribution rate is reduced to $0.02 per minute.


3. The Commission notes the company’s submission that its contribution rate for the year 2000 should be $0.02 and that it has therefore not proposed to increase its local rates to the prescribed levels.


4. The Commission notes that the company proposed a revised interim CAT rate with this application, effective 1 January 1999.


5. The Commission is of the view that it would be appropriate to grant interim approval to the company’s proposed interim CAT rate.


6. In light of the foregoing, the Commission approves Tariff Notice 11, effective 1 July 1999. The proposed interim CAT rate is approved on an interim basis effective 1 January 1999.


Secretary General


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