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Telecom Order CRTC 2004-334

  Ottawa, 5 October 2004

LondonConnect Inc.

  Reference: Tariff Notice 22

Interconnection rates


The Commission received an application by LondonConnect Inc. (LondonConnect), dated 18 August 2004, to revise the following General Tariff items:
  • Part B, Interconnection with Local Exchange Carriers

item 201, Compensation for Traffic Termination

  • Part C, Interconnection with Interexchange Service Providers (IXSPs)

item 302, Trunk-side Access

item 303, Network Announcements for Customers of Disconnected   IXSPs with Trunk-side Access

item 304, Bulk Transfer of End-Customer Base Between IXSPs

item 305, Billing and Collection Service

  • Part D, Interconnection with Wireless Service Providers

item 402, Trunk-side Access

item 403, Line-side Access

  • Part E, Other Interconnection Services

item 501, Call Routing - Location Routing Number (LRN) Absent


LondonConnect requested that the proposed revisions take effect as of 1 June 2004.


The Commission received no comments with respect to the application.


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 are equivalent to those contained in the incumbent local exchange carriers' (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 LondonConnect proposed the revisions in order to reflect the lower interconnection rates effective as of 1 June 2004, which were issued by the ILECs pursuant to Regulatory framework for second price cap period, Telecom Decision CRTC 2002-34, 30 May 2002.


The Commission notes that in item 302.3, CCS7 Signalling, there has been a reduction to the Ontario and Quebec monthly rate for D-link, per port connection service effective as of 1 June 2004, and that LondonConnect has not reflected this rate reduction in its proposed tariff pages. The Commission further notes that LondonConnect did not provide any justification for deviating from the lower rate that has been in effect since 1 June 2004. Accordingly, the Commission finds that LondonConnect's proposed monthly rate in Ontario and Quebec for D-link, per port connection service should be reduced to match the ILEC's approved rate for this service.


In light of the above, the Commission approves on an interim basis, LondonConnect's proposed rates, subject to the company incorporating the amendment to item 302.3, CCS7 Signalling, identified below:
  • for the provinces of Ontario and Quebec replace the monthly rate of $1,200.68 for D-link, per port connection service with $1,199.48.


The proposed rates take effect 1 June 2004.


The Commission directs LondonConnect to issue forthwith revised tariff pages reflecting the change specified above.
  Secretary General
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