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Telecom Order CRTC 2005-300

Ottawa, 18 August 2005

Bell Canada

  Reference: Tariff Notices 850 and 850A (National Services Tariff)

Customer specific arrangement


The Commission received an application by Bell Canada, dated 19 November 2004 and amended on 18 July 2005, requesting approval of Tariff Notice 850 (TN 850) under National Services Tariff item 724.4, related to services provided under Customer Specific Arrangement (CSA) contract number P3-100. TN 850 replaced Tariff Notice 773 (TN 773), which had been filed pursuant to Regulatory safeguards with respect to incumbent affiliates, bundling by Bell Canada and related matters, Telecom Decision CRTC 2002-76, 12 December 2002.


The CSA filed under TN 850 is a Type 2 CSA consisting of a bundle of the following General Tariff services: Business Exchange Local, Centrex III including Microlink Access, Calling Features, Megalink, Directory Listing, Digital Network Access, Digital Channel, and Local Channels and the following forborne services: Large Capacity Digital Network/Frame Relay, Packet service, services offered by the partner, and Long Distance and Toll-free. The minimum contract period for this CSA is three years.


Bell Canada's application received interim approval in Telecom Order CRTC 2005-283, 29 July 2005.


No comments were received with respect to this application.

Commission's analysis and determinations


The Commission notes that in Part VII application by Allstream Corp. and Call-Net Enterprises Inc. regarding Bell Canada Type 2 CSAs, Telecom Decision CRTC 2005-22, 7 April 2005 (Decision 2005-22), it denied the Part VII application filed by Allstream Corp.1 and Call-Net Enterprises Inc.2 on the basis that a blanket denial of all the Bell Nexxia CSAs would not be appropriate, and that each CSA should be considered individually to determine whether Bell Canada had complied with the requirements set out in Review of Bell Canada's customer-specific arrangements filed pursuant to Telecom Decision 2002-76, Telecom Decision CRTC 2003-63, 23 September 2003 (Decision 2003-63). In Decision 2005-22, the Commission also noted that since the dismissal of its appeal of Decision 2003-63 by the Federal Court of Appeal, Bell Canada had refiled proposed tariff pages for the Bell Nexxia CSAs under new TN numbers, consistent with the tariff requirements set out in Decision 2003-63.


The Commission has reviewed the imputation test filed in Bell Canada's application and is satisfied that the costing directives specified in Decision 2003-63 were properly applied and that the proposed rates pass the imputation test.


The Commission has also reviewed the services in this CSA bundle, and is satisfied that the services, rates, terms and conditions provided are properly identified in the proposed tariff pages and meet the requirements specified in Decision 2003-63.


In light of the above, the Commission approves on a final basis the application by Bell Canada.
  Secretary General
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1 Allstream Corp. is now a division of MTS Allstream Inc.
2 Call-Net Enterprises Inc. is now known as Rogers Telecom Holdings Inc.

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