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Telecom Order CRTC 2003-267

  Ottawa, 7 July 2003

La Compagnie de Téléphone de Warwick

  Reference: Tariff Notice 32

Residential and business primary exchange services


The Commission received an application by La Compagnie de Téléphone de Warwick (Warwick), dated 29 May 2003, to revise General Tariff items 2.1.3, Rates schedule for primary exchange service and extended area service, and 2.1.4, Equivalent Service, in order to increase the monthly rates for the following services:
  · residential individual line - Touch-Tone, from $21.55 to $23.38;
  · residential individual line - pulse service, from $19.00 to $20.78;
  · business individual line - Touch-Tone, from $45.45 to $46.63;
  · business individual line - pulse service, from $41.65 to $42.78; and
  · individual line - equivalent service, from $3.85 to $3.94.


Warwick requested increases to business and residential primary exchange service (PES) by the rate of inflation, as well as the inclusion of some of its unused rate increase from 2002 associated with an inflationary adjustment.


The Commission received no comments with respect to the application.


In Regulatory framework for the small incumbent telephone companies, Decision CRTC 2001-756, 14 December 2001 (Decision 2001-756), the Commission grouped services into four separate service baskets each with their own pricing constraints. The Commission assigned residential PES to the first service basket and business PES, including both single and multi-line, to the second service basket.


In Decision 2001-756, the Commission also determined that:
  · the small incumbent local exchange carriers could increase the monthly residential PES rates to $22.75, where residential PES rates were between $18.75 and $22.74;
  · in the absence of any exogenous factors, the rates for residential and business PES would be permitted to increase each year by no more than inflation; and
  · unused portions of a possible rate increase for any given year could be accumulated and requested in a following year.


The Commission finds that Warwick's proposed rate modifications are in accordance with the Commission's determinations in Decision 2001-756.


The Commission approves Warwick's application. The revisions take effect as of the date of this order.


Warwick is to issue revised tariff pages forthwith to reflect these changes.
  Secretary General
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