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Telecom Decision CRTC 2002-2

Ottawa, 18 January 2002

Revised rate structure for Thunder Bay Telephone 9-1-1 PERS

Reference: Tariff notice 95


On 26 June 2001, Thunder Bay Telephone filed tariff notice 95 requesting approval to revise its rate structure for 9-1-1 public emergency reporting service (PERS). The proposed revisions were based on Telecom Decision CRTC 99-17, 9-1-1 Service – Rates for Wireless Service Providers, Centrex Customers and Multi-Line Customers/Manual Access to the Automatic Location Identification Database, dated 29 October 1999, which established a new rate structure for the incumbent local exchange carriers that provided provincial 9-1-1 service, as well as the requirement to recalculate 9-1-1 rates on an annual basis. The recalculation formula was modified in Order CRTC 2000-630, Rates modified for province-wide 9-1-1 service, dated 6 July 2000.


Comments were received from Rogers Wireless Inc. (RWI) and Microcell Telecommunications Inc. Both parties submitted that Thunder Bay Telephone's proposed rate was not calculated in accordance with the formula in Order 2000-630.


The Commission considers it appropriate for the rate structure and annual recalculation regime set out in Decision 99-17 and Order 2000-630 to also apply to Thunder Bay Telephone's 9-1-1 PERS.


The Commission notes that the revised rate proposed by Thunder Bay Telephone was not calculated in accordance with the recalculation formula employed in Order 2000-630, as assigned telephone numbers were used instead of wireless working telephone numbers.


To allow Thunder Bay Telephone to recalculate its rate in accordance with the formula, the wireless service providers (WSPs) operating in Thunder Bay Telephone's territory are to provide wireless working telephone number counts for the month of September 2001 to Thunder Bay Telephone, by 18 February 2002.


The WSPs are also directed to provide wireless working telephone number counts to Thunder Bay Telephone on a monthly basis for billing purposes. The working telephone number counts are to only include numbers within Thunder Bay Telephone's operating territory.


In response to RWI's request that the Commission direct Thunder Bay Telephone to enter into a Carrier Services Group agreement or a unilateral non-disclosure agreement to safeguard its confidential information, Thunder Bay Telephone stated that it would be prepared to enter into a unilateral non-disclosure agreement with RWI. The Commission is of the view that, where requested by a WSP, Thunder Bay Telephone should enter into a non-disclosure agreement to ensure the protection of WSP confidential information.


Thunder Bay Telephone is directed to file proposed 9-1-1 PERS tariff pages within 14 days of receipt of the WSP number counts. The proposed rate is to be based on the formula set out in Order 2000-630 and the proposed tariff is to state that WSPs will be charged per working wireless telephone number, instead of per assigned number.


In view of this proceeding, tariff notice 95 is denied. The current 9-1-1 PERS tariff is made interim as of the date of this order.

Secretary General

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