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Telecom Order CRTC 2004-426

  Ottawa, 16 December 2004

Bell Canada

  Reference: Tariff Notices 815, 815A, 815B and 815C (National Services Tariff)

Customer Specific Arrangement


The Commission received an application by Bell Canada, dated 14 June 2004, and amended on 23 June 2004, 12 November 2004 and 26 November 2004, that requested interim approval of revised tariff pages and an associated imputation test with respect to services provided under Customer Specific Arrangement (CSA) contract number P1-86.


In Customer Specific Arrangement, Telecom Order CRTC 2004-143, 3 May 2004 (Order 2004-143), Bell Canada was directed to file a new application for this CSA that passed the adjusted imputation test described in Order 2004-143, by increasing the monthly revenues by at least $211,000 compared to the previous tariff pages for this CSA filed under Tariff Notice (TN) 805.


Bell Canada stated that the proposed revised tariff pages reflected the increased estimated annualized revenues resulting from modification to this CSA and submitted that the increase satisfied the imputation test requirements and the Commission's directives in Order 2004-143.


Bell Canada also stated that on 14 June 2004, it had filed an application to review and vary Order 2004-143, requesting the Commission to vary its determinations regarding the appropriate level of monthly revenues for this CSA. Bell Canada requested that the Commission give interim approval to the proposed tariff pages filed under TN 815 and submitted that if the findings with respect to the level of monthly revenues were to be modified as part of the Commission's disposition of the review and vary application, such modifications should be implemented retroactively to the date of interim approval of TN 815.


The Commission notes that Bell Canada's review and vary application is currently before the Commission.


On 14 July 2004, MTS Allstream Inc. submitted, as part of its comments with respect to Bell Canada's application to review and vary Order 2004-143, that TN 815 should not receive interim approval as it failed to comply with Order 2004-143.


The Commission notes that the proposed revised tariff includes additional revenues in the amount of $211,000 per month compared to the service revenues proposed under TN 805. The Commission therefore considers that the revised tariff pages proposed under TN 815 comply with Order 2004-143.


The Commission also notes that the rates proposed by Bell Canada contain maximum and minimum rates based upon the size of the service configuration at each customer site. In the particular circumstances of this case, the Commission considers that a rate structure based on maximum and minimum rates is appropriate. However, the Commission underscores the exceptional nature of this CSA and notes its expectation that tariff applications would continue to propose specific rates rather than maximum and minimum rates.


Accordingly, the Commission approves on an interim basis Bell Canada's application. The revisions take effect as of the date of this Order.
  Secretary General
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