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Telecom Order CRTC 2004-254

  Ottawa, 28 July 2004

Bell Canada

  Reference: Tariff Notice 6807

Local access for wavelength select


The Commission received an application by Bell Canada, dated 2 April 2004, proposing to add Special Facilities Tariff item B102, Local access for wavelength select, for services provided under a customer-specific arrangement (CSA), contract P3-114.


In support of its application, Bell Canada provided an imputation test to demonstrate that the proposed rate was compensatory.


On 26 April 2004, the Commission posed interrogatories to Bell Canada dealing with the proposed tariff and associated imputation test. On 5 May 2004, Bell Canada filed its responses.


The Commission received no comments with respect to Bell Canada's application.


The Commission finds that the proposed service is a type 2 CSA as defined in Review of regulatory framework, Telecom Decision CRTC 94-19, 16 September 1994. The Commission considers that the proposed CSA involves the provision of a bundle of services tailored to a particular customer's needs, involving elements from the general tariff where the purpose is to customize the offering in terms of rate structure or levels.


The Commission also finds that Bell Canada's application satisfies the following requirements for type 2 CSAs, as set out in Order CRTC 2000-425, 19 May 2000:

a) the provision of a study demonstrating that the present worth of revenues under the customer-specific contract equals or exceeds the sum of:


i) the present worth of revenues under general tariff rates for those service components available under the general tariff over the duration of the customer-specific contract;


ii) the present worth of causal costs for those components not covered by the general tariff rates; and


iii) the acquisition costs of any service elements in the bundle acquired from an affiliated or non-affiliated company;


b) the telephone company demonstrating in its tariff application that there is not sufficient demand to offer any customer-specific elements of the service through the general tariff;


c) in order that there be no unjust discrimination or undue preference, the service package and the associated rates, terms and conditions provided under the customer-specific arrangement being generally available to other customers; and


d) resale being permitted.


In light of the above, the Commission approves on an interim basis Bell Canada's application, effective from the date of this order.
  Secretary General
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