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Telecom Order CRTC 2004-72

  Ottawa, 10 March 2004

Société en commandite Télébec

  Reference: Tariff Notice 303

Integrated voice messaging service


The Commission received an application by Société en commandite Télébec (Télébec), dated 2 February 2004, to revise General Tariff item 3.3.20, Integrated voice Messaging Service, in order to introduce an integrated voice messaging service option, TéléRéponse avec répondant "0", to business primary exchange service customers at a monthly rate of $3.


In support of its application, Télébec provided a cost study to demonstrate that the proposed rate is compensatory.


In addition, Télébec proposed to assign the new service elements to the Business Service basket.


The Commission received no comments with respect to the application.


In Société en commandite Télébec and TELUS Communication (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 of alternate costing support, 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 is satisfied, based on the costing support provided by Télébec, that the proposed rate is set above the associated costs.


Accordingly, the Commission approves Télébec's application. The revisions take effect as of the date of this order.


In Decision Implementation of price regulation for Télébec and TELUS Québec, Telecom Decision CRTC 2002-43, 31 July 2002 (Decision 2002-43), the Commission established the price regulation regime that is now applicable to Télébec and TELUS Communications (Québec) Inc.


In Decision 2002-43, the Commission required that the companies submit a proposed price cap classification when filing tariff applications for new services or new service elements. The Commission noted that new services should be assigned to a basket, sub-basket or service group based on the basket assignment criteria set out in the decision.


The Commission notes that Télébec's proposed service classification for its new optional service is not consistent with the price cap basket assignment criteria established in Decision 2002-43. Accordingly, the Commission directs Télébec to assign the business messaging service to the Uncapped Services basket, in accordance with the criteria set out in that decision.
  Secretary General
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