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Telecom Order


Ottawa, 30 September 1999


Telecom Order CRTC 99-943


On 8 June 1999, Hurontario Telephones Limited (Hurontario) filed, for Commission approval, an application to: (1) modify the current Digital Network Access five-year contract monthly rate for DS-1 Access from $230 to $220; (2) combine the existing Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) Signalling component and Digital Trunk Controller ISDN (DTCI) Termination component into one ISDN DTCI Port Component; and (3) modify the five-year contract monthly rate for ISDN to $185.


File No.: Tariff Notice 22


1.Hurontario indicated that the proposed Digital Network Access five-year monthly contract rate for DS-1 Access of $220 would make its rate equivalent to that of Bell Canada's (Bell) if approved.


2.The Commission notes that Hurontario did not submit a cost study demonstrating that the proposed rate is compensatory for this service.


3.The Commission is of the view that it would be inappropriate to approve the proposed rate based on Hurontario's assumption that its cost structure for this service is similar to that of Bell's, given that the two companies have different rate band structures. Accordingly, the Commission denies the proposed Digital Network Access five-year contract monthly rate for DS-1 Access of $220.


4.The Commission notes that DS-1 Access requires both the ISDN Signalling component and DTCI Termination component. Combining these two components into one ISDN DTCI Port Component has no effect on the total rate charged and makes the rate structure more simplified. Accordingly, the Commission approves the combining of the two components.


5.The Commission has reviewed the five-year monthly contract rate for ISDN of $185 and finds it reasonable. Accordingly, the Commission approves this rate.


6.The approved tariff revisions are effective the date of this Order.


Secretary General


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