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Telecom Order CRTC 2004-444

  Ottawa, 23 December 2004


  Reference: Tariff Notice 111

Inter-exchange dark fibre


The Commission received an application by Ontera, dated 7 December 2004, proposing to introduce General Tariff item 3320, Inter-exchange Optical Fibre (IXOF) service.


The company submitted that IXOF service would provide the customer with single-mode, unlit optical fibre facilities between two rate centres of the company's exchanges, which do not have extended area service (EAS) with each other. It added that this service would be provided where suitable existing facilities were available.


Ontera stated that the rates it was proposing were identical to the rates already approved for Bell Canada in Inter-exchange Dark fibre, Telecom Order CRTC 2004-355, 29 October 2004.


In Regulatory framework for the small incumbent telephone companies, Decision CRTC 2001-756, 14 December 2001 (Decision 2001-756), the Commission determined that the fourth basket of capped services would comprise all other services offered by the small incumbent local exchange carriers, such as optional services, multi-element service categories, special facilities tariffs and competitor access tariffs. It also determined that rates for these services would generally be permitted to increase up to any already approved rate for the same service. It stated that tariff applications could be submitted at any time and should reference when and where the Commission approved the rate.


The Commission finds that Ontera's proposed rates are in line with the determinations in Decision 2001-756.


In light of the above, the Commission approves on an interim basis Ontera's application. The revisions take effect as of the date of this Order.


Ontera is to issue revised tariff pages forthwith to reflect these changes.
  Secretary General
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