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Telecom Order CRTC 2002-197

Ottawa, 16 May 2002

Aliant Telecom Inc.
Reference: MTT tariff notice 807

Unlimited features package


The Commission denies the application by Aliant Telecom Inc. (Aliant Telecom), dated 12 December 2001, to introduce a new unlimited features package under Maritime Tel & Tel Limited General Tariff item 1600, Enhanced Local Services.


The proposed offering would have been available to eligible residential customers for a flat rate of $12 per month. The company also proposed to waive this charge for the first month of service for customers who do not currently subscribe to any features.


On the basis of the information provided by Aliant Telecom, the Commission is not persuaded that the imputation test has been satisfied. Despite being requested to do so, the company was unable to provide details on how it calculated its monthly expense costs. The Commission further considers that Aliant Telecom did not provide sufficient information on the average number of features a customer would choose (average take-rate) considering the fact that 11 features would be available. The Commission also finds that it is not clear whether or not the costs associated with customer calls to the business office to request additional features that are part of the unlimited feature package, are reflected in the imputation test. The Commission is also unable to assess the reasonableness of the company's estimates of the monthly expense per feature as provided in section 4.5 of the economic study.


The Commission received no comments with respect to the application.

Secretary General

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