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Telecom Order CRTC 2002-456

Ottawa, 10 December 2002

TELUS Communications Inc.

Reference: Tariff Notice 65

Provision of Ethernet access service and OC-3 digital network access service


The Commission received an application by TELUS Communications Inc. (TCI), dated 27 August 2002, to add General Tariff item 519, Ethernet Access Service, and item 520, OC-3 Digital Network Access (DNA) service.


TCI requested, by letter dated 12 November 2002, to withdraw the proposed Ethernet Access service component of the application. In its letter, TCI referenced, Forbearance granted for telcos' wide area network services, Order CRTC 2000-553, 16 June 2000. TCI stated that it proposed to migrate what it characterized as the underlying wide area network (WAN) facilities from TELUS Services Inc. (TSI) to TCI. TCI further stated that it would provide WAN services directly to customers in Alberta and British Columbia on a forborne basis.


AT&T Canada Corp. on behalf of itself and AT&T Canada Telecom Services Company (collectively, AT&T Canada) and Mr. François Ménard filed comments.


In its comments AT&T Canada indicated, among other things, an interest in subscribing to the Ethernet Access service.


TCI submitted that the demand data used in support of the cost study for the proposed Ethernet Access service was based solely on TSI demand and that TSI would no longer require this service. TCI proposed to withdraw that part of the application pertaining to Ethernet Access service until there was confirmed demand for this service.


The Commission considers that, based on the interest expressed by AT&T Canada, it would not be appropriate to approve the withdrawal of the Ethernet Access service at this time.


The Commission considers, on a prima facie basis, that the proposed rates for both OC-3 DNA service and Ethernet Access service are reasonable.


In light of the above, the Commission denies TCI's request to withdraw the Ethernet Access service from the application and approves on an interim basis TCI's application.

Secretary General

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