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Telecom Order CRTC 2004-278

  Ottawa, 18 August 2004

TELUS Communications Inc.

  Reference: Tariff Notice 146

Ethernet Transport Service


The Commission received an application by TELUS Communications Inc. (TCI), dated 15 July 2004, to introduce item 223, Ethernet Transport Service, to its Carrier Access Tariff for interconnection with Canadian carriers, digital subscriber line service providers and resellers.


TCI submitted that Ethernet Transport Service (ETS) would provide the transport of Ethernet traffic from one of its wire centres where an Ethernet access terminates to a network-to-network interface that is located in a different TCI wire centre. To the extent possible, ETS has been designed to replicate the geographic reach and service capabilities of TCI's current retail service offerings.


TCI proposed that the service be classified as a Category II Competitor service.


TCI also submitted that in order to obtain ETS, a customer must also subscribe to the Carrier Access Tariff, item 217, ATM Network to Network Interface Service.


The Commission received comments from Call-Net Enterprises Inc. (Call-Net), by letter dated 28 July 2004, requesting that the Commission approve Tariff Notice 146 (TN 146), and a companion application Tariff Notice 91, ATM Network to Network Interface Service, dated 12 March 2003, subject to a rate modification for the Ethernet 100 Mbps port charge identified in TN 146.


The Commission also notes that the service meets the imputation test.


The Commission will address Call-Net's concerns and will consider all other comments received when making its final determination on the application.


The Commission approves on an interim basis TCI's application. The revisions take effect as of the date of this order.
  Secretary General
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