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Telecom Order CRTC 2004-434

  Ottawa, 21 December 2004

TELUS Communications Inc.

  Reference: Tariff Notice 391

Access service 310-XXXX


The Commission received an application by TELUS Communications Inc. (TCI), dated 8 October 2004, to revise the General Tariff of the former TELUS Communications (Québec) Inc. (TCQ) in order to introduce item 2.29, Access Service 310-XXXX.


The Commission notes that, by way of letter dated 29 June 2004, TCI indicated that TCQ would transfer or assign to TCI all or substantially all of TCQ's assets and liabilities effective 1 July 2004. TCI indicated that it would henceforth assume all rights, entitlements, liabilities and obligations relating to the provision of telecommunications services in the territories previously served by TCQ.


TCI acknowledged that it had been providing the Access Service 310-XXXX as part of its toll-free 800 service without a separate tariff.


TCI proposed to classify the new service elements to the service group entitled Uncapped Services pursuant to Implementation of price regulation for Télébec and TELUS Québec, Telecom Decision CRTC 2002-43, 31 July 2002.


In support of its application, TCI provided cost justification to demonstrate that the proposed rates for the service were compensatory.


The Commission received no comments with respect to the application.


In Société en commandite Télébec and TELUS Communications (Québec) Inc. 2002 annual price cap filings, Telecom Decision CRTC 2003-57, 22 August 2003, the Commission concluded that TCQ should file cost studies and imputation test results or alternate costing support when filing tariff applications to introduce a new service or to propose implicit or explicit rate reductions to an existing service.


The Commission is satisfied, based on the costing support provided by TCI, that the proposed rates are set above the associated cost.


The Commission approves TCI's application. The revisions take effect as of the date of this Order.
  Secretary General
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