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Telecom Order CRTC 2003-487

  Ottawa, 2 December 2003

People's Telephone Company of Forest Inc.

  Reference: Tariff Notice 48

Multi-element service and diagnostic maintenance charges


The Commission received an application by People's Telephone Company of Forest Inc. (People's) dated 23 October 2003, to revise item 4, Diagnostic Maintenance Charge, under section 850 and item 2, Multi-Element Service Charges, under section 110 of its General Tariff in order to:
  a) modify the service charges for the following residential multi-element services:
  • administration from $15 to $25;
  • line connection from $20 to $25;
  • premise visit from $25 to $15;
  • premise work from $10 to $15;
  b) modify the service charges for the following business multi-element services:
  • administration from $25 to $35;
  •  line connection from $30 to $35;
  • premise visit from $35 to $20;
  • premise work from $25 to $20; and
  c) modify the diagnostic maintenance charge from $30 to $55 for the first 15 minutes, plus $10 for each additional 15 minutes.


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 assigned the services in question to the fourth price cap service basket. In that decision, the Commission determined that rates for such services would generally be permitted to increase up to any already approved rate for the same service.


The Commission finds that the proposed rates for the multi-element service charges and diagnostic charges were previously approved by the Commission for the same services provided by Wightman Telecom Ltd. in Telecom Order CRTC 2003-379, 12 September 2003.


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


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


People's is to issue revised tariff pages forthwith to reflect these changes.
  Secretary General
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