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Telecom Order CRTC 2002-376

Ottawa, 13 September 2002

Aliant Telecom Inc.
Reference: APTC tariff notice 41

Transfer responsibility for inside wire


The Commission received an application by Aliant Telecom Inc. (Aliant Telecom), dated 19 July 2001, to revise the following tariff items in order to transfer responsibility for the installation and maintenance of single-line inside wiring and jacks from Aliant Telecom to customers in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island:

- Island Telecom Inc. General Tariff item 870;

- Maritime Tel & Tel Limited General Tariff items 585 and 3230;

- NBTel Inc. General Tariff items 45, 50 and 280; and

- NewTel Communications Inc. General Tariff item 370.


Aliant Telecom also proposed to add item 505, Inside Wire, to the Atlantic Provinces Telecommunications Council Regional Services Tariff.


Comments were received from nine Aliant Telecom customers in New Brunswick who were either opposed to paying for repair of inside wire, expressed concern about a possible change in technical standards or objected to the reduction in service.


The Commission approved the application in part, on an interim basis, in Transfer of inside wire, Order CRTC 2001-673, 27 August 2001.


The Commission is of the view that Aliant Telecom's proposal is consistent with the transfer of responsibility of inside wire in the operating territories of other major incumbent telephone companies and that it is appropriate to approve on a final basis the transfer of responsibility of inside wire to end-users in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador.


The Commission approves on a final basisAliant Telecom's application.

Secretary General

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