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Telecom Order


Ottawa, 26 July 1999


Telecom Order CRTC 99-715


In an affidavit dated 13 August 1998, Single Source Communications Inc. (Single Source) requested an exemption with respect to: (a) Centrex services used to provide local exchange services; (b) Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) lines; (c) Centrex services used for debit card resale; and (d) Centrex services and business lines used for administrative purposes.


File No.: 8626-S26-01/98


1.By letter dated 2 March 1999, Bell Canada (Bell) provided its comments.


2.With respect to local exchange services, Bell agreed on a prima facie basis that these systems appear to be eligible for a contribution exemption for the resale of local exchange services. However, Bell submitted that a revised affidavit is required to clearly identify the systems which are the subject of this exemption request.


3.With reference to ISDN lines, Bell submitted that Single Source should be required to provide further evidence with respect to which ISDN services require the exemption and for what use.


4.With respect to the Centrex line for debit card resale, Bell submitted that Single Source should provide additional information to clarify or confirm that debit cards are processed using equal access connections (such as 1 + for outgoing calls, and 800 or local service for incoming calls). Bell also submitted that Single Source should revise its affidavit to clearly describe whether this Centrex system is used for both administrative purposes and for debit card resale.


5.With respect to the exemption for administrative use, Bell submitted that Single Source should provide further clarification of the use of this system prior to the Commission rendering a final determination.


6.With respect to additions or deletions to an exempted configuration, Bell stated that such exemptions can apply without the requirement for a new application to the Commission subject to the requirement that Single Source provide a standard attestation to Bell when ordering a new service.


7.By letter dated 24 March 1999, Single Source provided evidence as suggested by Bell, attaching an affidavit dated 18 March 1999.


8.By letter dated 7 April 1999, Bell provided its comments.


9.With respect to local exchange services, the Centrex line for debit card resale and the exemption for administrative use, Bell agreed that the new affidavit satisfies the Commission's evidentiary requirements and agreed with the exemption.


10.With respect to ISDN lines, Bell stated that it is unclear what type of exemption is required and submitted that Single Source should be required to provide further evidence.


11.By letter dated 1 May 1999, Single Source provided a revised affidavit dated 29 April 1999 addressing the ISDN lines, as requested by Bell.


12.By letter dated 14 May 1999, Single Source provided a second revised affidavit dated 14 May 1999 addressing the ISDN lines, as requested by Bell. Single Source stated that the ISDN services are used for the purpose of providing local access circuits to its end-users. Single Source stated that any 1 + dialed calls are carried by the primary interexchange carriers of the end-users (customers) choice. Single Source stated that contribution is paid by the end-users' primary interexchange carrier.


13.By letter dated 8 June 1999, Bell stated that Single Source provided the clarification that certain ISDN services are used to provide local service to individual end-customers and that the revised affidavit appears to satisfy the evidentiary requirements. Accordingly, Bell agreed with the requested exemption.


14.The Commission finds that the revised affidavits meet the evidentiary requirements. In light of the foregoing, Single Source's application is approved effective the date of installation such that no contribution is payable.


Secretary General


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