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Telecom Decision CRTC 2002-69

Ottawa, 6 November 2002

Bell Canada - Service overlap between Brampton and Streetsville exchanges

Reference: 8740-B2-6662/02

In this decision, the Commission approves an application by Bell Canada to allow it to continue to serve 14 customers from the Streetsville exchange in spite of the fact that these customers will be located in the Brampton exchange as a result of changes in the boundary between the Streetsville and Brampton exchanges.


The Commission received an application by Bell Canada, on 22 March 2002, to amend item 200 of its Exchange Services Tariff in order to serve 14 customers that will be located in the Brampton, Ontario exchange as a result of boundary changes, from the adjacent Streetsville, Ontario exchange.


AT&T Canada Corp. filed comments on behalf of itself and AT&T Canada Telecom Services Company (collectively, AT&T Canada) on 22 April 2002. Bell Canada filed reply comments on 26 April 2002 and further information on 21 May 2002.

Position of parties


In its application, Bell Canada indicated that it was moving the boundary separating the Brampton and Streetsville exchanges to accommodate the growth in demand from a new subdivision located within the Streetsville exchange. Bell Canada submitted that approval of this application would allow it to continue to serve 14 customers that will be located in the Brampton exchange, from the Streetsville exchange.


In its comments, AT&T Canada stated that this is the first time that an incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC) was proposing to move the exchange boundary in an exchange where local competition has been introduced. AT&T Canada noted that it provides competitive local service in both the Streetsville and Brampton exchanges. AT&T Canada further noted that, according to the terms of the Master Agreement for Local Interconnection (MALI), ILECs are required to notify competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) of boundary changes. AT&T Canada requested that the application by Bell Canada be denied or at least postponed until CLECs are provided with sufficient information to assess the impact of the proposed changes on their networks.


In its reply comments, Bell Canada noted that its application does not relate to the approval of the boundary change but rather, only to the service overlap. Bell Canada noted that the Commission does not require a tariff application for the realignment of exchange boundaries. In addition, Bell Canada agreed that, pursuant to the MALI, it is required to notify CLECs of boundary changes.


Further to its reply comments, Bell Canada confirmed that it had provided AT&T Canada and other CLECs with the appropriate information regarding the proposed change to the boundary between the Brampton and Streetsville exchanges.

Commission's determination


The Commission notes that Bell Canada has notified CLECs of the boundary change, as required by the MALI. The Commission also notes that no further comments were received after the information was provided to the CLECs.


Accordingly, the Commission finds the proposed service overlap to be reasonable and approves the application by Bell Canada.

Secretary General

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