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Telecom Order CRTC 2004-196

  Ottawa, 15 June 2004

Hay Communications Co-operative Limited

  Reference: Tariff Notice 26

Residential primary exchange service


The Commission received an application by Hay Communications Co-operative Limited (Hay Communications), dated 24 March 2004, to revise item 5, Rate Schedules for Residential Primary Exchange (Local) Service, under section 100 of its General Tariff in order to increase the monthly rate for its residential primary exchange service (PES) from $21.80 to $23.50.


Hay Communications's proposed increase also reflects the inclusion of unused allowable inflationary increases carried forward from previous years.


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 residential PES to the first service basket. The Commission determined that in the absence of any exogenous factors, the rates for residential PES would be permitted to increase each year by no more than inflation.


In Decision 2001-756, the Commission also 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; and
  • unused portions of a possible rate increase for any given year could be accumulated and requested in a following year.


The Commission notes that Hay Communications's proposed rate increase is in accordance with the Commission's determinations in Decision 2001-756.


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


Hay Communications is to issue a revised tariff page forthwith to reflect this change.
  Secretary General
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