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Telecom Decision CRTC 2002-36

Ottawa, 11 June 2002

Regulation of Dryden Municipal Telephone System's retail Internet services

Reference: 8638-C12-28/99


In this decision, the Commission considers that the proposal from Dryden Municipal Telephone System (Dryden MTS) meets the requirements to separate its financial results of Internet and regulated operations, and, as a result, the Commission approves Dryden MTS' application for forbearance from retail Internet services regulation.



In Telecom Order CRTC 99-592, Forbearance from retail Internet services, 25 June 1999 (Order 99-592), the Commission determined that forbearance from regulation of retail Internet services (IS) provided by incumbent local exchange carriers that have not implemented a split rate base regulatory regime would be effective conditional upon each carrier's implementation of a Commission-approved accounting framework to separate the financial results of its Internet operations from its total regulated operations.

The application


In a letter dated 5 June 2001, Dryden Municipal Telephone System (Dryden MTS) filed an application requesting forbearance from regulation of its retail Internet services. In support of its application, Dryden MTS stated that it would adopt the same procedures to separate IS revenues, expenses and investments from its rate base as those used by the other Ontario independent telephone companies.


The Commission did not receive any comments regarding the application by Dryden MTS.

Commission determination


In Telecom Order CRTC 99-123, 11 February 1999 (Order 99-123), the Commission approved the procedures for the Ontario independent telephone companies required to allocate assets, revenues and expenses of forborne retail IS to the competitive terminal broad service category.


The Commission considers that by adopting the procedures approved in Order 99-123, Dryden MTS will satisfy the condition for forbearance of retail IS, as set out in paragraph 41 of Order 99-592.


Accordingly, the Commission approves Dryden MTS' request for forbearance from retail IS regulation, effective as of the date of this decision.


The Commission directs Dryden MTS to issue forthwith revised tariff pages that delete references to the provision of retail IS.

Secretary General

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