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Our file: 8695-C12-18/01

Ottawa, 16 November 2001


To: See attached distribution list

Subject: WorldCom Canada Inc. (formerly UUNET)

On 30 November 2000, the Commission issued Changes to the contribution regime, Decision CRTC 2000-745, which replaced the per-minute contribution regime with a revenue-based approach. The new revenue-based contribution regime requires every telecommunications service provider (TSP) or related group of TSPs operating in Canada, who meet the minimum threshold, to contribute to the national fund based upon its total Canadian telecommunications service revenues, less certain deductions.

On 30 April 2001, all TSPs were required to file their year 2000 contribution-eligible revenues with the Commission in order to identify the Required Contributors and to determine the final 2001 revenue-percent charge. In accordance with the Decision, TSPs are entitled to a deduction for inter-carrier expenses incurred for services purchased from other TSPs to the extent the service is used to earn contribution-eligible revenues. In a letter dated 30 August 2001, all TSPs were requested to confirm that the inter-carrier payments claimed to date met the definition contained in Order CRTC 2001-220 and that these payments were made to other TSPs.

In response to this letter, several TSPs claimed inter-carrier payments made to UUNET (now WorldCom Canada) and indicated that the services purchased from WorldCom Canada has allowed them to earn contribution-eligible revenues.

Commission staff requested that WorldCom Canada provide details on the types of services and facilities it provides to the TSPs claiming inter-carrier payments made to WorldCom Canada. WorldCom Canada filed the requested information with the Commission on 3 October 2001 and an abridged version of the letter is now placed on the public record at

In its response, WorldCom Canada claimed that it has not earned any contribution-eligible revenues to date and all revenues earned from the TSPs claiming the inter-carrier payments fall under the definition of Retail Internet Revenues as defined in Order 2001-220. Therefore, WorldCom Canada did not file an annual report under the contribution regime for the year 2000.

Commission staff is seeking, through this process, comments from all interested parties to clarify the nature of the services provided by WorldCom Canada to various TSPs, determine whether the services identified by WorldCom Canada are contribution-eligible and validate the inter-carrier payments claimed by various TSPs. TSPs that claimed inter-carrier payments made to WorldCom Canada Inc. are requested to explain fully the services purchased.

Commission staff is sending this letter to all Telecommunications Service Providers (TSPs) that will potentially be impacted by the outcome of this determination. The timeframes for providing comments are as follows:

Comments from interested parties: 29 November 2001

Reply comments: 13 December 2001

Parties wishing to participate must notify the Commission of their intention to do so, by 21 November 2001. These parties should contact the Secretary General by mail at CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0N2, by fax at (819) 953-0795; or by email at They are to indicate in the notice their email address, where available. The Commission will issue, shortly thereafter, a complete list of interested parties.

Parties are requested to file their comments with the Commission (as indicated above), serving copies on all parties on the interested parties list referred to above. Comments must be received by the above noted dates not merely mail on those dates.

If you have any questions, please contact Mario Bertrand at
(819) 997-4576 or by email at

Yours sincerely,

Shirley Soehn
Executive Director - Telecommunications
cc. M. Bertrand, CRTC

Distribution List

Company Name

360 Network Services Ltd.

503295 N.B. Inc.

633880 B.C. Ltd

Ability Telecom

ABS-CBN Telecom, North America, Inc.

AIC Asia International Services Corp.

AirOne Canada Communications Inc.

Aliant Telecom Inc.

All Communications Network of Canada Co.

Americatel Corporation

Ameritech Communications International, Inc. (ACII)

ARC Phone Canada Inc.

AT&T Canada Enterprises Company

AT&T Canada Inc.

AT&T Global Network Services Canada Co.

Aurora International Telecommunications Inc.

BCE Nexxia Inc.

Bell Advanced Communications Inc.

Bell Canada

Bell Express Vu LP

Bell Intrigna Inc.

Bell Mobility Cellular Inc.

Bell Mobility Paging Inc.

Big Pipe Inc.

Billing Concepts Inc.

British Columbia (Ministry of Management Services)

British Payphone Ltd.

Broadwing Communications Services Inc Telecommunications Inc.)

Call-Net Enterprises Inc.

Canquest Communications (Canada) Inc.

CF Cable TV Inc.

Cignal Global Communications Canada ULC

Cityfone Telecommunications Inc.

Clearnet Communications Inc.

CNC Admin Inc.

CNT Admin Inc.

Cogeco Cable Systems Inc.

Cointel Communications Inc.

Communication Télosystème Inc.

Concert Global Networks (Canada) Corp.

Darome Canada Inc.

DCI Telecom Inc.

Deutsche Telekom (Canada) Inc.

Distributel Communications Limited

Divine Links Ltd.

Dynegy Connect, L.P.


edge2net Inc.

EQUANT Canada Inc.

Everest Broadband Networks Inc.

Excel Telecommunications (Canada) Inc.

Far East Gateway Telecom, Inc.

Fibrewired by Guelph Hydro Inc.

Futureway Communications Inc.

G.N.A. Global Network Analysis Group Inc.

Global Crossing Telecommunications - Canada Ltd.

Globalstar Canada Co.

GT Group Telecom Services Corp.

Halifax Cablevision Limited

Halton Hills Fibre Optics Inc.

Hamilton Hydro Services Inc.

Hospitality Network

Hydro One Telecom Inc.

I-Link Communications, Inc.

Ian Hamblin

Infonet Services Canada Inc.

Infosat Communications (Canada) Inc.

Innofone Canada Inc.

Instant Access Communications

Intellicall Operator Services Inc.

Interactive Communications Services Canada Inc.

Intira Corporation

Juch-Tech Inc.

Lakeside Pub

Ledcor Industries Limited

Level 3 Communications, LLC

Libotel Inc.

Look Communications Inc.

Loral Skynet

Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.

Maskatel Inc.

Metromedia Fiber Network Canada Inc.

MFS Communications of Canada Inc.

Microcell Connexions Inc.

Microcell Solutions Inc.

Modern Digital Communications Inc.

MultiComm Canada Inc.

New Skies Satellites N.V.

Nexgen Communications Inc.

Norigen Communications Inc.

Norigen Wireless Communications Inc.

Northern Link Road Ltd.

Oakville Hydro Communications Inc.

Orbit Canada Inc.

Peterborough Utilities Inc.

Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc.

Protel 2000

Quartet Service Corporation

Quebec-Communications Inc.

Québectel Alizé Inc.

QuébecTel Mobilité Inc.

Reach Pacific Ltd.

Rogers Wireless Inc.

RSL COM Canada Inc. ("RSL")


Sears Phoneplan

Shared Technologies of Canada Inc.

Shaw FibreLink Ltd

Skytel Communications Corporation

Startec Global Communications Company (Canada)

Stratford Telecommunications

Stratos Wireless Inc.

Stream Intelligent Networks Corp.

TAMS First Limited Partnership

TDM Newco Inc.

Télébec Itée

Teleglobe Canada Limited Partnership (TCLP)

Telehop Communications Inc.


Telephone Reconnection Service

Telergy Canada Inc.

Telesat Canada

Telus Communications (Québec) Inc.

TELUS Communications Inc. (TCI)

TMI Communications & Company Limited Partnership

Toronto Telecom Co.

Trilogic Communications

TV2GO Inc.

University of British Columbia

Vancouver Telephone Company Ltd.

Videon CableSystems Inc.

Videotron (Granby) Ltee

Videotron (Laurentien) Ltee

Videotron (RDL) Ltee

Videotron (Richelieu) Ltee

Vidéotron Itée

Vidéotron Telecom ltée

Voice-Tel of Canada Ltd.

WFI Urbanlink Ltd.

Yak Communications (Canada) Inc.

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