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Telecom Order CRTC 2004-146

  Ottawa, 4 May 2004

Tuckersmith Communications Co-operative Limited

  Reference: Tariff Notice 20

Residential and business primary exchange services


The Commission received an application by Tuckersmith Communications Co-operative Limited (Tuckersmith), dated 29 March 2004, to revise item 4, Rate Schedules for Primary Exchange (Local) Service, under section 100 of its General Tariff in order to increase the following monthly rates:
  • residential individual line from $18.75 to $19.25;
  • business individual line Touch-Tone from $45.45 to $45.70; and
  • business key individual line Touch-Tone from $45.45 to $45.70.


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 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 the 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 Tuckersmith's proposed rate increases are in accordance with the Commission's determinations in Decision 2001-756.


The Commission approves Tuckersmith's application. The revisions take effect as of 1 July 2004.


Tuckersmith is to issue a revised tariff page forthwith to reflect these changes.
  Secretary General
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