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Telecom Order CRTC 2004-379

  Ottawa, 15 November 2004

Aliant Telecom Inc.

  Reference: Tariff Notice 141

OC-12 Digital Network Access service


The Commission received an application by Aliant Telecom Inc. (Aliant Telecom), dated 15 October 2004, to introduce General Tariff item 508.6, Digital Network
Access - OC-12.


Aliant Telecom provided an imputation test which it submitted demonstrated that the proposed rates satisfy the imputation test requirements.


The Commission received no comments with respect to the application.

Commission's analysis and determination


The Commission notes that for a new service or a rate decrease, the proposed rate must be supported by, and satisfy, an imputation test. The Commission also notes that the imputation test is the accepted method, under the current regulatory regime, of determining whether the proposed rates would be anti-competitive.


The Commission finds that the proposed rates for OC-12 Digital Network Access (DNA) service pass the imputation test.


The Commission notes that Aliant Telecom's rates for DNA service are to remain interim pending completion of the proceeding initiated by Competitor Digital Network Access service proceeding, Telecom Public Notice CRTC 2002-4, 9 August 2002.


Accordingly, the Commission approves on an interim basis Aliant Telecom's proposal.


The revisions take effect as of the date of this order.


The Commission notes that pursuant to Interim Competitor Digital Network Access service, Telecom Decision CRTC 2002-78, 23 December 2002, the incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) were directed to:

a) instruct its Carrier Services Group (CSG) to provide written notice to each competitor using, on or after 1 June 2002, a service provided under the ILEC's interim CDNA tariff, DNA tariff or tariff for digital inter-exchange services that, in order for any retroactive rate reductions to apply, the competitor must retain records that will permit it to account for its use of these services for the period of time during which it wishes to claim the benefit. The ILEC's CSG shall provide such notice within 10 days of the date of this decision to competitors that used these services between 1 June 2002 and the date of this decision. New customers shall be notified at the time they subscribe to any of these services; and


b) retain records, by tariff component, that will permit the ILEC to account for the provision of services to competitors under its interim CDNA tariff, DNA tariff, and its tariff for digital inter-exchange services, from 1 June 2002.


Accordingly, the Commission directs Aliant Telecom to provide or retain the required information as of the date of this order.
  Secretary General
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