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Telecom Order CRTC 2004-205

  Ottawa, 23 June 2004

TELUS Communications (Québec) Inc.

  Reference: Tariff Notice 372

Residential service bundles


The Commission received an application by TELUS Communications (Québec) Inc. (TELUS Québec), dated 22 December 2003, to modify General Tariff item 2.27, Residential Bundles, to add a condition restricting the availability of residential service bundles to customers who use TELUS Québec as their Primary Interexchange Carrier (PIC).


TELUS Québec requested that the Commission render its determinations on Tariff Notice 371, also filed on 22 December 2003, and Tariff Notice 372, simultaneously.


The Commission received no comments with respect to the application.


The Commission notes that in Untariffed residential service bundles, Telecom Order CRTC 2004-204, 23 June 2004, it rendered its determinations on TELUS Québec's Tariff Notice 371.


In Implementation of price regulation for Télébec and TELUS Québec, Telecom Decision CRTC 2002-43, 31 July 2002, the Commission noted that, from the perspective of a residential customer, service bundles would be discretionary. As service bundles are discretionary, the Commission considered that less price protection was warranted than for residential local exchange service.


The Commission notes that it has previously approved discounted rates for subscribers of an incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC) who use that ILEC as their PIC.


The Commission does not consider restricting the availability of residential service bundles to customers who use TELUS Québec as their PIC to be unjustly discriminatory, in light of the discretionary usage of residential service bundles.


Accordingly, the Commission approves TELUS Québec's application. The revisions take effect as of the date of this order.
  Secretary General
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