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Telecom Order CRTC 2003-431

  Ottawa, 28 October 2003

Aliant Telecom Inc.

  Reference: Tariff Notice 97

Centrex business service


The Commission received an ex parte application1 by Aliant Telecom Inc. (Aliant Telecom), dated 14 July 2003 and amended on 26 August 2003, to revise Island Telecom Inc. General Tariff item 698, Centrex Business Service - Rates and Charges, in order to provide a reduced rate in Band A, Line Group, 2500 - up, when a customer signs a two-, three- or five-year contract.


By letter dated 26 August 2003, Aliant Telecom informed the Commission that it was removing the ex parte treatment and filed the application for the public record. Aliant Telecom also filed an imputation test in support of the proposed rate decreases.


The Commission received no comments with respect to the application.


The Commission approves Aliant Telecom's application. The revisions take effect as of the date of this order.
  Secretary General
1 An ex parte application, is an application that has been filed with the Commission without notice to the public and, as such, is not placed on the public record when initially filed. An ex parte decision is one in which the Commission disposes of an application solely on the basis of the applicant's submissions. Subsection 61(3) of the Telecommunications Act allows the Commission to make an ex parte decision where it considers that the circumstances of the case justify it. In Review of regulatory framework, Telecom Decision CRTC 94-19, 16 September 1994, the Commission set out several considerations to be balanced in any determination to permit ex parte tariff filings, including the public interest in the effective operation of the competitive marketplace and the public interest in an open regulatory process.
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