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Telecom Order CRTC 2002-60

Ottawa, 1 February 2002

CRTC denies TCI application to amalgamate certain tariff items

Reference: TCI tariff notice 31


On 18 December 2001, TELUS Communications Inc. (TCI) filed tariff notice 31 to request the approval of the amalgamation of the former TCI General Tariff item 455 with TELUS Communications (B.C.) Inc. General Tariff item 32D into TCI General Tariff item 200 - Message Relay Service.


The amalgamation of these tariff items would result in a price increase for Alberta exchange service customers and a price decrease for British Columbia exchange service customers, with the exception of British Columbia Centrex customers.


The Commission notes that, under the current price cap regime, the two services that TCI has proposed for amalgamation are classified as services with frozen rates.


The price cap regime is currently under review. A decision on the terms and conditions of a new price cap regime for TCI and other telephone companies is pending.


Accordingly, the Commission considers it inappropriate at this time to approve the amalgamation of the two tariff items as proposed by TCI.


In light of the above, the Commission denies the application.

Secretary General

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