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Ottawa, 4 November 2005

File No.:  8622-A4-200304957                                    


David J. Hennessey
Manager - Regulatory Matters
Aliant Telecom Inc.
Fort William Building
P.O. Box 2110
St. John's , NL
A1C 5H6

Dear Mr. Hennessey:

Re: Competitor Ethernet Services

In Ethernet Services, Telecom Decision CRTC 2004-5, dated 27 January 2004 (Decision 2004-5), the Commission directed all incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) to file competitor Ethernet tariffs and directed Aliant Telecom Inc. (Aliant) to indicate, within 10 days from the date of the decision, whether it would adopt the interim rates approved in Decision 2004-5 for Bell Canada's Ethernet access service, Ethernet CO connecting link service and Ethernet interface service (Ethernet services) or, in the alternative, file proposed rates and supporting cost studies for Ethernet services.

In response, by letter dated 6 February 2004 , Aliant stated its intention to file proposed rates with supporting cost studies for its Ethernet services.

On 2 March 2005 , Commission staff sent an email to all ILECs reiterating the need for all ILECs to develop a competitor Ethernet tariff as requested by Call-Net Enterprises Inc. That email further identified the need for Aliant to introduce a competitor Ethernet service similar to the Ethernet access and transport services approved on an interim basis for Bell Canada , TELUS and MTS Allstream.

Within 10 days from receipt of this letter, Commission staff requests Aliant to notify Commission staff as to when the Commission can expect to receive Aliant's competitor Ethernet tariff filings.

Yours sincerely,


" Original signed by Scott Hutton "

Scott Hutton
Director General, Competition, Costing and Tariffs

c.c.:    CRTC Regional Offices
        K. Wardle - CRTC (819) 997-4945

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