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Order CRTC 2001-620

Ottawa, 8 August 2001

Bell Canada
Tariff notice 6595

Extended area service


On 15 June 2001, Bell Canada filed TN 6595 seeking approval for proposed revisions to the company's General Tariff to reflect the establishment of extended area service (EAS) between the following Quebec exchanges:

· Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes and Manseau;

· Plessisville and Manseau;

· Trois-Rivières and Manseau; and

· Victoriaville and Manseau.


On 4 July 2001, Call-Net Enterprises Inc. submitted a letter of comment. Call-Net noted that on 27 April 2001, the Commission issued Public Notice CRTC 2001-47, Framework for the expansion of local calling areas and related issues, seeking public input to establish a set of general principles and criteria to be used in assessing applications for creation of common local calling areas.


Call-Net submitted that the Commission should either deny TN 6595 or defer a decision until principles of free calling area expansion are developed pursuant to PN 2001-47.


The Commission notes that PN 2001-47 did not suspend the existing EAS criteria.


The Commission finds that the proposed EAS is consistent with the approved EAS criteria.


Accordingly, the Commission approves TN 6595.

Secretary General

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