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Ottawa, 7 October 2003

File No.: 8740-B2-6621/01


David Palmer
Director, Regulatory Matters
Bell Canada
105 Hôtel-de-Ville
6th Floor
Hull, Quebec
J8X 4H7

Ms. Teresa Griffin-Muir
Vice President,
Regulatory Affairs
Allstream Corp.
112 Kent Street
14th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 5P2

Mr. Don Bowles
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
Call-Net Enterprises Inc.
360 Albert Street
Suite 300
Ottawa, Ontario
K1R 7X7

Dear Sirs and Madam:

Re: Bell Canada Tariff Notice No. 6621A - Optical Links Arrangements

We have received a letter dated 30 September 2003 from Allstream Corp. on behalf of itself and Call-Net Enterprises Inc. (collectively, the Competitors) regarding the above-named Tariff Notice. We note that in Competitor Digital Network Access service proceeding, Telecom Public Notice CRTC 2002-4, dated 09 August 2002 (the CDNA proceeding), the Commission determined at paragraph 46 that, given the relevance of Bell Canada Tariff Notice (TN) 6621 to the definition of the final CDNA service, parties would have the opportunity to file comments on TN 6621 in the context of the CDNA proceeding. Since Bell Canada TN 6621A amends TN 6621, this procedural determination applies equally to TN 6621A.

The Commission intends to issue a letter in the near future to establish the timeframes for filing final comments and reply comments in the CDNA proceeding. These submissions will be considered by the Commission in rendering its final decision on TN 6621, as amended. The Competitors' 30 September 2003 submission will thus be treated as a final comment (filed in advance of the filing date) and Bell Canada will have the opportunity to respond to that comment in the process to be established.

Yours sincerely,

"Original signed by Y. Davidson"

Yvan Davidson
Senior Manager
Competitor Services and Costing
Telecommunications Directorate

cc: Allstream Corp.
Call-Net Enterprises Inc.
Remaining Parties to Public Notice 2002-4
CRTC - Doug Thurston (819) 997-4579

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