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Ottawa, 6 September 2005

File No. 8740-T8-200508609

By E-Mail

Mr. Robert Olenick
Regulatory Analyst
Finance and Administration Division
Regulatory Affairs
1046 Lithium Drive
Thunderbay, Ontario
P7B 6G3

Dear Mr. Olenick:

Re: Tariff Notice No. 119

In the above noted tariff notice, TBayTel proposed tariff revisions to its General Tariff in order to add rates and charges for DS-0 and DS-1 Digital Network Access Services, as well as rates for access for 112.0/128.0 Kbps (DNA services).   TBayTel stated that the proposed rates were similar to those of Bell Canada .

In reply to Commission staff interrogatories, TBayTel stated that the proposed rates were for services offered on a 2-year contract term only.   Commission staff notes that the contract term period was not identified in the tariff pages filed .   Commission staff is of the opinion that the rates schedule proposed in Tariff Notice 119 should have clearly identified the proposed contract term period.

In addition, Commission staff notes that Bell Canada's tariff provides its customers for DNA services a non-contractual option and various contract terms, as do the DNA tariffs of other large incumbent local-exchange carriers.   TBayTel should take into consideration the terms and conditions under which it would be prepared to offer additional options to potential customers for its DNA services.

In light of the above, the application is now closed.   The Commission is willing to consider a new application that will address the above-noted issues.   The new application should be filed under the cover of a new tariff notice.   You are welcome to contact Nora Froese or Lizette Pépin for assistance in filing a new application.

Yours sincerely,

'Original signed by S. Hutton'

Scott Hutton
Director General
Competition, Costing and Tariffs

cc :  Nora Froese, CRTC (819) 953-5254
Lizette Pépin, CRTC (819) 953-8735

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