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Telecom Order CRTC 2004-139

  Ottawa, 27 April 2004

La Compagnie de Téléphone de St-Victor

  Reference: Tariff Notice 29

Residential and business primary exchange services


The Commission received an application by La Compagnie de Téléphone de St-Victor (St-Victor), dated 16 March 2004, to revise General Tariff item 2.1.3, Rate Schedules for Primary Exchange Service and Extended Area Service, in order to increase the monthly rates as follows:
  • residential individual line from $19.63 to $21.13;
  • business individual line from $38.86 to $39.64;
  • business push button line from $39.89 to $40.69; and
  • business PBX line service from $46.19 to $47.11.


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 primary exchange service (PES) to the first service basket and business PES to the second service basket.


In Decision 2001-756, the Commission determined that the small incumbent local exchange carriers could increase monthly residential PES rates to $22.75, where residential PES rates were between $18.75 and $22.74.


In Decision 2001-756, the Commission also determined that, 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.


The Commission notes that St-Victor's proposed rate increases are in accordance with the Commission's determinations in Decision 2001-756.


The Commission approves St-Victor's application. The revisions take effect as of 1 May 2004.


St-Victor is to issue a revised tariff page forthwith to reflect these changes.
  Secretary General
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