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Telecom Order CRTC 2004-49

  Ottawa, 18 February 2004

TELUS Communications Inc.

  Reference: Tariff Notice 128

Amalgamation of provincial 9-1-1 service


The Commission received an application by TELUS Communications Inc. (TCI) dated 12 November 2003 proposing to:
  • migrate the 9-1-1 service for the City of Edmonton to the provincial 9-1-1 service offered in Alberta;
  • amalgamate the former TCI General Tariff item 280, Provincial E9-1-1 Service, and TELUS Communications (B.C.) Inc. General Tariff item 121, Provincial 9-1-1 Service, into TCI General Tariff item 203, Provincial 9-1-1 Service; and
  • approve the following agreements: Agreement to Provision Provincial 9-1-1 Service; Agreement to Provision Provincial 9-1-1 Service Amending Agreement; and Agreement to Collect Local Government Authority Call Answer Levy for Provincial 9-1-1 Service.


TCI indicated that the City of Edmonton requested the migration of the 9-1-1 service.


TCI proposed amalgamated 9-1-1 rates of $0.14 per access line and $0.07 per wireless working telephone number.


TCI stated that in order to calculate the proposed rates, it first developed a 9-1-1 rate for the City of Edmonton using a methodology consistent with how the Provincial E9-1-1 rate was developed in Alberta. TCI then applied the recalculation formula set out in Rates modified for province-wide 9-1-1 service, Order CRTC 2000-630, 6 July 2000, to obtain the City of Edmonton recalculated rate for 2004. Finally, TCI calculated a revenue neutral amalgamated rate for 2004 by weight averaging the City of Edmonton recalculated rate and the recalculated 2004 rates for Alberta and British Columbia.


TCI proposed, as part of the annual 9-1-1 rate recalculation, to separately calculate the revised rates for the City of Edmonton, the rest of Alberta and British Columbia, and then apply the weight-averaging calculation.


TCI stated that the proposed changes made to the tariff and associated agreements clarified, aligned and streamlined the documents and would not affect the delivery of 9-1-1 service in Alberta or British Columbia.


The Commission received no comments with respect to the application.


The Commission notes that the proposed weight averaged amalgamated rate results in a rate decrease of $0.01 per access line in British Columbia and a rate increase of $0.01 per access line in Alberta. The Commission considers that TCI's method of calculating the amalgamated rate is consistent with previous Commission determinations and finds that the proposed amalgamated rate is appropriate.


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