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Ottawa, 29 July 2005

File No. 8000-C12-24/02

To: Distribution List (Attached)

Re: CLEC rates for interconnection

In Local Competition , Telecom Decision CRTC 97-8, 1 May 1997, the Commission considered that it was in the public interest to require competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) to provide interconnection for wireless service providers and equal access for all interexchange service providers, at terms and conditions equivalent to those contained in the incumbent local exchange carriers' (ILECs') tariffs.   The Commission required all CLECs to file proposed tariffs for interconnection and to justify any departure from the terms and conditions contained in the ILECs' tariffs.

In Regulatory framework for second price cap period , Telecom Decision CRTC 2002-34, 30 May 2002, the Commission directed each ILEC to issue tariff pages by 1 June of each year incorporating adjustments to Category I Competitor Service rates to reflect the application of a constraint equivalent to the rate of inflation less a productivity factor.   Pursuant to this decision, the ILECs issued tariff pages effective 1 June 2005 , reducing these rates.  

Accordingly, CLECs are required to file within 30 days of the date of this letter proposed tariffs with an effective date of 1 June 2005 , to reflect the lower interconnection rates or to file proposed rates with cost justification for any departures from the ILECs' interconnection rates.   To assist CLECs with their required filings, it is noted that revised interconnection rates, by province, can be found on the CRTC website as part of the CLEC Model Tariff Version 24.

Yours sincerely,

Suzanne Bédard

Senior Manager, Tariffs


cc: C. Bailey, CRTC (819) 997-4557

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