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Telecom Order CRTC 2004-64

  Ottawa, 8 March 2004

Bruce Municipal Telephone System

  Reference: Tariff Notice 106

Non-material changes to tariffs


The Commission received an application by Bruce Municipal Telephone System (BMTS), dated 21 January 2004, to revise General Tariff section 900, Digital Network Services, and section 920, Internet, in order to remove references to the provision of retail Internet services.


The Commission received no comments with respect to the application.


The Commission notes that in Forbearance from retail Internet services, Telecom Order CRTC 99-592, 25 June 1999, it forbore from the regulation of retail Internet service conditional on a company's implementation of a Commission-approved accounting framework to separate its retail Internet services assets, revenues and expenses from its rate base and shortfall subsidy calculation.


BMTS filed proposed procedures dated 20 July 1999 in order to satisfy the above noted condition, which were approved in a Commission letter dated 17 August 1999.


The Commission further notes that in Regulatory framework for the small incumbent telephone companies, Decision CRTC 2001-756, 14 December 2001, the Commission established a new regulatory framework that focused on prices rather than earnings, replacing the former rate base and shortfall subsidy calculation, rendering moot the requirement that a company do an accounting separation for its retail Internet service to qualify for forbearance.


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