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Telecom Order CRTC 2005-33

  Ottawa, 21 January 2005

Bell Canada

  Reference: Tariff Notice 6848

Destandardization of Neutral Answer Service


The Commission received an application by Bell Canada, dated 21 December 2004, to withdraw General Tariff item 1415, Bell Neutral Answer Service (BNAS), as there are no longer any customers using the service.


The BNAS service provides an answer bureau of operators to respond to 9-1-1 calls and ensures that the calls are transferred to the appropriate emergency service agency.


In CRTC approves proposal to phase out Bell Neutral Answer Service, Order CRTC 2001-833, 15 November 2001 (Order 2001-833), the Commission approved the destandardization of the BNAS.


The Commission received no comments with respect to the application.


The Commission notes that all the BNAS customers listed by Bell Canada in its application that led to Order 2001-833 have migrated to alternative service providers.


The Commission approves Bell Canada's application. The revisions take effect as of the date of this Order.
  Secretary General
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