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Telecom Order CRTC 2004-76

  Ottawa, 12 March 2004

Aliant Telecom Inc.

  Reference: Tariff Notice 118

Residence single-line access bundles


The Commission received an application by Aliant Telecom Inc. (Aliant Telecom), dated 18 December 2003, to revise General Tariff item 300, Residence Single-Line Access Bundles.


Residence Single-Line Access Bundles is comprised of four separate bundles that combine access service and optional services with long distance service or long distance service and Internet service. The company proposes the following changes to this service for all four provinces within its serving territory:
  • to remove the long distance component from Bundle #1 and Bundle #2;
  • to grandfather Bundle #1;
  • to reduce the rate for Bundle #1 to $28.95 in New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador and to $30.95 in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island;
  • to align the rate for Bundle #2 in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island to the Newfoundland rate of $33.95; and
  • to withdraw Bundle #3 and Bundle #4, migrate the customers to Enhanced Customer Access bundle and notify them of the change.


Aliant Telecom filed an imputation test in support of its application.


The Commission received no comments with respect to the application.


The Commission notes that the proposed amendments are consistent with the constraints on the residence optional services sub-baskets.


The Commission notes that for a new service or a rate decrease, the proposed rates must be supported by and satisfy an imputation test. The Commission further notes that the imputation test is the accepted method, under the current regulatory regime, of determining whether the proposed rates would be anti-competitive. The Commission finds that the proposed rate reduction passes the imputation test.


The Commission approves Aliant Telecom's application. The revisions take effect 60 days from the date of this order for the provinces of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island and 90 days from the date of this order for the provinces of New Brunswick and Newfoundland.
  Secretary General
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