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Telecom Order CRTC 2002-329

Ottawa, 2 August 2002

Cochrane Public Utilities Commission
Reference: Tariff notices 34, 34A, 34B and 34C

Business and Exchange-Radio Telephone Services


The Commission received an application by Cochrane Public Utilities Commission (Cochrane), dated 15 November 2001 and amended on 13 December 2001, 4 March 2002 and on 16 May 2002, to revise General Tariff sections: 190 - Private Branch Exchange (PBX) Service; 210 - Centrex Service; 240 - Multi-Line Telephone Systems and Key Equipment; and section 400 - Exchange Radio-Telephone Service, in order to align all of its business rates, as follows:

- increase the monthly service rates for PBX-Town, PBX- Rural, Key Line Business, Key Line Business Rural, Centrex Basic and Centrex Basic Rural to $31.00;

- increase the rate of PBX First 30 Locals from $12.35 to $14.85; and

- increase the rate of PBX Additional Locals from $6.00 to $8.50.


The company also proposed to introduce terms and conditions for a new Exchange Radio-Telephone Service, as part of its General Tariff. Exchange Radio-Telephone Service is a four party telephone service designed to link remote locations within an exchange area by VHF radio. The service is fully operational within the public telephone exchange network.


The Commission received no comments with respect to the application.


The revisions are in accordance with Regulatory framework for the small incumbent telephone companies, Decision CRTC 2001-756, 14 December 2001.


The Commission approves Cochrane's application. Cochrane is required to notify all customers of the rate increases, by way of a billing insert or a letter, prior to the effective date of the increases. The revisions take effect 30 days after written notice is sent to customers.


Cochrane is to issue revised tariff pages forthwith to reflect these changes.

Secretary General

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