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Telecom Order CRTC 2005-234

  Ottawa, 16 June 2005

Bell Canada

  Reference: Tariff Notice 6865

Competitive Digital Network Services - Follow-up to Decision 2005-6


The Commission received an application by Bell Canada, dated 12 April 2005, to revise its Access Services Tariff item 130, Competitive Digital Network Service, pursuant to paragraphs 380 and 381 of Competitor Digital Network Services, Telecom Decision CRTC 2005-6, 3 February 2005 (Decision 2005-6).


In paragraph 380 of Decision 2005-6, the Commission directed the incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) to provide the following information in their competitive digital network (CDN) tariffs, to be filed for approval, for each fibre-based CDN access service: protection status, whether included or excluded; the availability of protection upgrades; interface redundancy, whether standard or optional; the required number of optical ports and the number of customer interface ports for central office and customer premise equipment, and the number of fibre strands required for interconnection; and identification and description of all other service options and their rates.


In paragraph 381 of Decision 2005-6, the Commission further directed each ILEC to file for approval the rates, terms and conditions for any additional protection or improvement of restoration time guarantees that it intended to provide, along with supporting cost studies for each additional proposed rate element.


Bell Canada submitted Tariff Notice 6865 (TN 6865) in response to paragraph 380 of Decision 2005-6. The Commission notes Bell Canada's statement with respect to paragraph 381 of Decision 2005-6 that it was not proposing additional rate elements or associated cost studies for approval at this time.


On 13 April 2005, Rogers Wireless Inc. (RWI) filed comments that were stated to be in relation to TN 6865. In its comments, RWI did not propose changes to Bell Canada's TN 6865.


The Commission considers that Bell Canada TN 6865 satisfies the requirements in paragraphs 380 and 381 of Decision 2005-6subject to the following modification of Note 2:

Note 2: Each OC-3 and OC-12 CDN access includes primary and secondary terminations at the SWC and on the company's equipment at the customer premise which at a minimum provides protection for the transmit and receive electronics. Duplicate connections on the customer premises between the Company's equipment and the customer's equipment can be provided under NST Item 301.3 (e).


Accordingly, the Commission approves, subject to changes to Note 2, Bell Canada's TN 6865. The tariff revisions contained in TN 6865 take effect as of the date of this Order.
  Secretary General
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