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Telecom Order CRTC 2003-60

Ottawa, 3 February 2003

Dryden Municipal Telephone System

Reference: Tariff Notice 20

Distinctive ringing service


The Commission received an application by Dryden Municipal Telephone System (Dryden MTS), dated 20 December 2002, to revise item 10, Custom Calling Features, and item 14, Call Management Services, under section 490 of its General Tariff in order to introduce Teen Ring for residential service and Distinctive Ring for business service, and to add Visual Call Waiting to its group of Call Management Services.


In its application, Dryden MTS noted that the distinctive ringing service would allow customers to have up to two additional telephone numbers assigned to their existing line, each having a distinctive ringing patterns.


The Commission notes that, in Regulatory framework for the small incumbent telephone companies, Decision CRTC 2001-756, 14 December 2001 (Decision 2001-756), it assigned optional services to the fourth price cap service basket. In that decision, the Commission determined that rates for services in the fourth basket would generally be permitted to increase up to any already approved rate for the same service. The Commission further stated that tariff applications should reference when and where the Commission had already approved the rate for the same service. The Commission also determined that an economic study would be required if any proposed rate increases were greater than an already approved rate.


The Commission notes that the proposed rates were previously approved by the Commission for the same services provided by other companies and, therefore, are in accordance with Decision 2001-756.


The Commission received no comments with respect to the application


The Commission approves Dryden MTS' application. The revisions take effect as of the date of this order.


Dryden MTS is to issue revised tariff pages forthwith to reflect these changes.

Secretary General

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