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Telecom Order CRTC 2004-274

  Ottawa, 13 August 2004

MTS Allstream Inc.

  Reference: Tariff Notice 537

Introduction of Ethernet Access Service and Ethernet Transport Service


The Commission received an application by MTS Allstream Inc. (MTS Allstream), dated 26 July 2004, to revise its Supplementary Tariff - Access Services for Interconnection with Carriers and other Service Providers Carrier Access Tariff item 123, Ethernet Transport Service, and Supplementary Tariff - Special Services and Facilities Tariff item 6900, Ethernet Access, in order to introduce Ethernet Access and Ethernet Transport Service pursuant to the Commission's directives in Ethernet services, Telecom Decision CRTC 2004-5, 27 January 2004.


MTS Allstream submitted that the proposed Ethernet Access Service would provide access facilities for third-party Wide Area Network services. Ethernet access would provide the transmission of information between an end-user's premises and a serving central office (CO) at speeds of 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, and 1,000 Mbps. The access provided would consist of transmission facilities, equipment and management to support connectivity between the serving CO and the terminating equipment on the end-user's premises.


The company submitted that the proposed Ethernet Transport Service would provide competitors with the ability to connect the Ethernet Access Service located in one wire centre in the Winnipeg urban area with other wire centres in the same area. The Ethernet Transport Service would provide ports and a network path between an Ethernet Access Service to a competitor's point of presence via MTS Allstream's Ethernet facilities at peak speeds of 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps.


The Commission will consider all comments received when making its final determination on the application.


The Commission approves on an interim basis MTS Allstream's application. The revisions take effect as of 26 August 2004.
  Secretary General
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