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Telecom Order CRTC 99-624

  Ottawa, 8 July 1999
  On 15 February 1999, Prince Rupert City Telephones (City Tel) filed an application under Tariff Notice (TN) 32, amended by TN 32A dated 12 April 1999, for approval of proposed tariff revisions to its General Tariff (25700), providing for the introduction of Interexchange Carrier (IXC) Access Service.
  File No.: Tariff Notice 32
  1. The Commission notes that City Tel proposed to adopt the rate schedule of BC TEL for Primary Interexchange Carrier (PIC) Processing service, but proposed to use Bell Canada’s rates for other services including Interconnecting Circuits with Trunk-Side Access, Carrier Network Profile Change, and the Bulk Transfer of a Customer Base Between Interexchange Carriers (IXCs) having Feature Group D Service.
  2. The Commission is of the view that City Tel’s proposal to use the rates of the incumbent telephone companies is acceptable, but considers that the rates in City Tel’s Tariff should reflect those of only one incumbent telephone company. Given that City Tel provides service that is closest to the operating territory of BC TEL, the Commission considers that the rates found in BC TEL’s Tariff for Access Service to IXCs would be more appropriate.
  3. The Commission notes that City Tel is not required to provide Flexible Automatic Number Identification (ANI).
  4. City Tel has proposed, in its Tariff, provisions relating to Equal Access. The Commission notes that the provisions which pertain to the end-customer would more appropriately appear in a customer information package or the PIC/CARE (Customer Account Record Exchange) Access Customer Handbook.
  5. In light of the foregoing, the Commission approves, on an interim basis, the proposed tariff revisions filed in TN 32, as amended by TN 32A with the following changes:
  i) With respect to Interconnecting Circuits with Trunk-Side Access, the service charges are to be set at $905.89 for Inward Order, each DS-0 Set and $590.91 for Change Order, each DS-0 Set.
  ii) With respect to Carrier Network Profile Change, service charges are to be set at $238.00 for International Calling, $142.00 for Abbreviated Dialing No.1, and $126.00 for Prescription Indication. Flexible ANI is to be deleted.
  iii) With respect to the Bulk Transfer of a Customer Base Between IXCs having Feature Group D, the basic charge for each request is set at $8,771.00 and the variable charge for each access line is set at $3.01.
  iv) With respect to Section IV - Equal Access, delete paragraphs 1 to 4.
  v) Include Item IV.5 (Equal Access) in Item II.1 (Part I - Direct Toll Service Charge).
  Secretary General
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