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Telecom Order CRTC 2002-196

Ottawa, 16 May 2002

Aliant Telecom Inc.
Reference: Island Tel tariff notice (TN) 559 and MTT TN 805

Minimum contract period option for Centrex service


The Commission denies applications by Aliant Telecom Inc. (Aliant Telecom), dated 27 September 2001, on behalf of Island Telecom Inc. and Maritime Tel&Tel Limited, to modify the option currently available to Centrex service customers under contract for a minimum contract period (MCP). Aliant Telecom proposed to replace the current option offering a two-year extension of an MCP with three extension options of one, two or three years in order to provide customers with greater flexibility.


The Commission notes that the use of Centrex MCPs by certain incumbent local exchange carriers is under review in the proceeding initiated by Price cap review and related issues, Public Notice CRTC 2001-37, 13 March 2001 (the PN 2001-37 proceeding). Accordingly, the Commission considers that it would be inappropriate to approve any changes to the MCP terms for Centrex service until it renders its decision in the PN 2001-37 proceeding.

Secretary General

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