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Telecom Order CRTC 2002-227

Ottawa, 29 May 2002

TELUS Communications Inc.
Reference: Tariff notice 35

Dedicated loop service


The Commission received an application by TELUS Communications Inc. (TCI), dated 27 February 2002, to combine General Tariff item 330, Slow Speed Channel Service, of the former TELUS Communications Inc. (the former TCI) and General Tariff item 410-A, Distribution Services, of the former TELUS Communications (B.C.) Inc. (the former TCBC), and to transfer the combined items into a new TCI General Tariff item 513, Dedicated Loop Service. TCI stated that the former TCI slow speed channel service and the former TCBC distribution services offerings are equivalent services and that the introduction of dedicated loop service will not have any impact on how service is currently provisioned in Alberta and British Columbia.


As part of the tariff integration, TCI also proposed to adopt the former approved TCBC tariff item 410-A, including the conditions of service, as a template for the development of integrated tariff item 513 with the following changes:

- equalize the rates for proposed dedicated loop service in TCI's serving territory, which would result in a rate increase for customers in the Alberta serving territory;

- replace references to quarter-mile distances with references to equivalent 400-metre distances;

- clarify item 513.2.2 to be consistent with the general terms of service regarding the service provider demarcation point;

- simplify the tariff by eliminating service speeds associated with the minimum monthly rates for each mile between rate centers of the terminal exchanges (formerly CRTC 1005, item 410-A.B.2(a)ii)(1)(a)) and item 410-A.B.2(a)ii)(b)), as there are no customers subscribed to these service speeds;

- eliminate inter-exchange interprovincial monthly rates for each mile between rate centers of the terminal exchanges between the British Columbia and Alberta serving territories or between the British Columbia serving territory and the serving territories of other Telecom Canada member companies (formerly CRTC 1005, item 410-A.B.2(a)ii)(2)), as there are no customers subscribed; and

- eliminate enhanced dedicated loop service channel, up to 300 baud (formerly CRTC 1005, item 410-A.B.2(b)i) and ii)), since service speeds greater than 150 baud are available under TCBC General Tariff, CRTC 1005, items 400-A and 106-A, private line service data/local channels and interexchange line mileage-data, respectively.


The former TCI and the former TCBC were amalgamated to form TCI effective 1 January 2001.


The Commission received no comments with respect to the application.


The Commission approves TCI's application. The revisions take effect as of the date of this order.

Secretary General

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