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Telecom Order CRTC 2002-333

Ottawa, 7 August 2002

Huron Telecommunications Co-operative Limited
Reference: Tariff notice 22



The Commission received an application by Huron Telecommunications Co-operative Limited (HuronTel), dated 16 May 2002, to revise General Tariff sections 120 - Telephone Set Loss Charge, 240 - Multi-Line Telephone Systems and Key Equipment, and 820 - Call Answer Service, in order to :

- request forbearance on competitively provided terminal equipment, pursuant to Regulatory Framework for the Independent Telephone Companies in Quebec and Ontario (Except Ontario Northland Transportation Commission, Québec-Téléphone and Télébec ltée), Telecom Decision CRTC 96-6, dated 7 August 1996 (Decision 96-6).


In Decision 96-6, the Commission directed the small incumbent local exchange carriers, seeking forbearance on terminal equipment in accordance with section 34 of the Telecommunications Act, to file tariffs deleting the reference to the sale, lease or maintenance of terminal equipment.


The Commission notes that HuronTel's tariff application includes not only the deletion of references to sections 120 and 240 pertaining to terminal equipment, but also section 820 pertaining to Call Answer Service.


The Commission further notes that Call Answer Service is one of the services assigned to the fourth basket, which is subject to upper pricing constraints and tariff filing requirements, according to Regulatory framework for the small incumbent telephone companies, Decision CRTC 2001-756, dated 14 December 2001.


In light of the above, the Commission approves HuronTel's request to delete reference to the sale, lease or maintenance of terminal equipment in sections 120 and 240 of its General Tariff. However, the Commission denies HuronTel's application for forbearance on section 820, Call Answer Service.


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


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

Secretary General

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