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Telecom Order


Ottawa, 6 October 1999


Telecom Order CRTC 99-963


By letter dated 6 July 1999, AIC Asia International Services Corp. (AIC) requested an exemption with respect to circuits which are not used to provide inter-exchange voice services and which are used strictly for internal administrative purposes. In support of its application, AIC filed an affidavit dated 6 July 1999. AIC requested an effective date of the date of installation.


File No.: 8626-A37-01/99


1.By letter dated 16 August 1999, BC TEL stated that it has reviewed AIC's affidavit and associated administrative circuit information and considered that they satisfy the evidentiary requirements for this case. In particular, BC TEL considered that the number of administrative circuits referenced by AIC in the application as being associated with customer services and facsimile use appear to be reasonable vis-à-vis the scope of services that AIC offers to its customers. Consistent with previous Commission determinations, BC TEL submitted that these circuits should be subject to the possibility of future random audits. BC TEL agreed that the effective date for the exemption be the installation date.


2.The Commission finds that AIC's affidavit meets the Commission's evidentiary requirements.


3.The Commission notes BC TEL's request for the possibility of future random audits. In past cases, the Commission has required that there be the possibility of future random audits as a condition for approval of a contribution exemption application which is supported by a technical audit performed by an independent professional engineer. In this case, a technical audit is not required to support AIC's application. Therefore, the Commission denies BC TEL's request that the circuits in question should be subject to the possibility of future random audits. However, the Commission notes that BC TEL may at any time call the numbers to verify that the circuits are being used for administrative purposes.


4.In light of the foregoing, AIC's application is approved effective the date of installation such that no contribution is payable.


Secretary General


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