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Ottawa, 10 October 2003

Our file: 8622-C25-200313932

By Fax

Don Bowles
V.P. Regulatory Affairs
Call-Net Enterprises Inc.

Subject:  Bell Canada and TELUS - Marketing of DSL Services

Dear Mr Bowles:

The Commission is in receipt of an application from Call-Net Enterprises Inc. (Call-Net), dated 6 October 2003, requesting urgent action with respect to the marketing of Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) services by Bell Canada and TELUS Communications Inc. (the Companies).

In the above referenced application, Call-Net requested that the Commission order the Companies to immediately:
a) Terminate all new service offerings in which DSL services are included as a bundle; and
b) Alter their business office communications to indicate that their DSL services will at some point in the future, be available to customers who subscribe to primary exchange service (PES) provided by competitive local services providers.

Staff considers the application to be made under Part VII of the CRTC Telecommunications Rules of Procedure. The Companies are made to be the respondents. The application will be dealt with on an expedited basis as outlined below.

By 27 October 2003, the Companies may file their answer to Call-Net's application. Call-Net may file reply comments by 3 November 2003.

Where a document is to be filed or served by a specific date, it should be actually received, not merely sent, by that date.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Godin
Director, Competition and Technology

c.c. Willie Grieve - Telus
Sheridan Scott - Bell Canada

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