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Telecom Order CRTC 2004-53

  Ottawa, 20 February 2004

Société en commandite Télébec

  Reference: Tariff Notice 288

Télébec Centrex options


The Commission received an application by Société en commandite Télébec (Télébec), dated 17 September 2002, to revise General Tariff item 2.1.7, Basic Services and Extended Area Service, and item 2.8, Télébec Centrex Service, in order to:
  • eliminate the "Forfait C" bundle;
  • add features to the "Forfait affaires de base", "Forfait A", "Forfait B" and "Forfait E" bundles without changing the rates; and
  • introduce discounts based on contract length for the "Forfait affaires de base" bundle.


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 Télébec should file cost studies and imputation test results or alternate costing support, whichever is appropriate depending on the type of service, when filing tariff applications to introduce a new service or to propose implicit or explicit rate reductions to an existing service.


The Commission notes that adding features to an existing service, without increasing the rate of that service represents an implicit rate reduction. Moreover, the Commission notes that the introduction of discounts based on contract length represents an explicit rate reduction.


The Commission notes that Télébec did not submit a cost study with an imputation test result or any alternate costing support with its application.


Accordingly, the Commission denies Télébec's application.
  Secretary General
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