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Telecom Order CRTC 2004-306

  Ottawa, 8 September 2004

Shaw Telecom Inc.

  Reference: Tariff Notice 1

CLEC General Tariff


The Commission received an application by Shaw Telecom Inc. (Shaw), dated 26 July 2004, for approval of its proposed General Tariff.


Shaw stated that the proposed General Tariff had been prepared from the Competitive Local Exchange Carrier Model Tariff (Model Tariff) version 22. Shaw submitted that the rates and charges contained in its proposed General Tariff reflected the same rates and charges as those submitted by the incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs).


The Commission received no comments with respect to the application.

Commission's analysis and determination


In Local competition, Telecom Decision CRTC 97-8, 1 May 1997, the Commission determined that it was in the public interest to require competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) to provide interconnection to all interexchange service providers and wireless service providers, at terms and conditions that were equivalent to those contained in the ILECs' tariffs. The Commission required all CLECs to file proposed tariffs for interconnection, justifying any departure from the terms and conditions contained in the ILECs' tariffs.


The Commission notes that there are a few instances where Shaw's proposed General Tariff deviates from version 22 of the Model Tariff.


First, the Commission notes that in item 102.11.2, Payment, in relation to requests for payment in exceptional circumstances, Shaw proposed a 30-day period after which it would consider payments to be past due, whereas version 22 of the Model Tariff provides for only a 3-day period. The Commission finds Shaw's proposed 30-day period to be acceptable as it would benefit the customer.


Secondly, the Commission notes that in item 403.8, 100 and 1000 Block routing, Shaw proposed to include a note that is specific to the operating territory of New Brunswick. Since Shaw is not proposing to offer service in New Brunswick at the current time, the Commission considers that this note should be removed from its tariff.


Finally, in item 403.9, Transfer of Entire NXX, Shaw proposed to apply a rate of $1,694.87 for this service in the provinces of Alberta and Manitoba. The Commission notes that the ILECs operating in these provinces do not provide this service; however, a CLEC may offer this service if it wishes to do so. The Commission notes further that, although Shaw did not provide any justification for the proposed rate, it is lower than the ILEC's approved rate for this service in British Columbia. The Commission therefore considers that Shaw's proposed rate is acceptable.


In light of the above, Shaw's proposed General Tariff is approved on an interim basis, with the exception of the note pertaining to New Brunswick in item 403.8, 100 and 1000 Block routing which is to be deleted. The proposed tariff takes effect as of the date of this Order.


Shaw is to issue revised tariff pages forthwith, reflecting the amendments noted above.
  Secretary General
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