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Telecom Order CRTC 2002-186

Ottawa, 8 May 2002

TELUS Communications Inc.

Reference: TELUS Communications (B.C.) Inc. tariff notice 4168

Changes to Megalink service offering


The Commission approves the application by TELUS Communications Inc. (TCI), dated 24 January 2002, to revise General Tariff item 470, Megalink Service, in order to:

  • change the name from Megalink Service to Integrated Services Digital Network - Primary Rate Interface (ISDN-PRI) Service, and
  • introduce a waiver of the service charge for customers who subscribe to ISDN-PRI Service under a minimum contract period (MCP) of between one and five years.


GT Group Telecom Services Corp. (Group Telecom) intervened on 22 March 2002, stating that, in the proceeding initiated by Price cap review and related issues, Public Notice CRTC 2001-37, 13 March 2001 (PN 2001-37), it had presented extensive information associated with the market dominance that TCI and all other incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) maintain by using MCPs. In addition, Group Telecom reiterated the proposals it had made in the PN 2001-37 proceeding regarding restrictions on the use of long-term contracts. Group Telecom also argued that, pending a decision by the Commission in the PN 2001-37 proceeding, the ILECs should not be allowed to change any rates, charges, terms or conditions associated with MCPs.


The Commission notes that in Integrated services digital network - Primary rate interface service, Telecom Order 2002-147, 11 April 2002, it approved a similar application with respect to TCI's Megalink Service for its Alberta serving territory.


The Commission notes that this proposal is limited to changing the name of the service and waving a portion or all of the service charge for customers who subscribe to an MCP of between one and five years. The Commission also notes that TCI submitted an imputation test with its application. The Commission is satisfied that the proposed tariff revisions satisfy the imputation test.


The revisions take effect as of the date of this order.

Secretary General

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