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Telecom Order CRTC 2005-54

  Ottawa, 15 February 2005

Prince Rupert City Telephones

  Reference: Tariff Notice 86

Compensation per call


The Commission received an application by Prince Rupert City Telephones (CityTel), dated 10 January 2005, to revise its General Tariff under section 7, Coin Telephone Services, in order to introduce item 3, Compensation Per Call.


CityTel proposed to introduce a $0.2382 compensation per call charge for each toll-free call made from a public or semi public telephone, to be billed to the long distance service provider.


CityTel indicated that its proposed rate is similar to the rate approved by the Commission for Canadian Alliance of Publicly-Owned Telecommunications Systems (CAPTS), CoopTel, La Corporation de Téléphone de La Baie, Le Téléphone de St-Liboire de Bagot Inc., La Cie de Téléphone de Courcelles Inc., and Téléphone Milot inc.


The Commission received no comments with respect to the application.


In Regulatory framework for the small incumbent telephone companies,Decision CRTC 2001-756, 14 December 2001 (Decision 2001-756), the Commission determined that the fourth service basket comprises all other services (not in baskets 1, 2 and 3) offered by the small incumbent local exchange carriers, such as optional services, multi-element service categories, special facilities tariffs and competitor access tariffs. The Commission also determined that: (a) rates for these services would be permitted to increase up to an already approved rate for the same service; (b) tariff applications may be submitted at any time and should reference when and where the Commission approved the rate; and (c) for rate increases that go beyond an already approved rate, an economic study must accompany the application.


The Commission notes that the rate proposed by CityTel meets the requirements set out in Decision 2001-756 and is consistent with the rate approved by the Commission for CAPTS, CoopTel, La Corporation de Téléphone de La Baie, Le Téléphone de St-Liboire de Bagot Inc., La Cie de Téléphone de Courcelles Inc., and Téléphone Milot inc., in Telecom Orders CRTC 2005-10, 7 January 2005, 2004-364, 2004-365, 2004-366, 2004-367, and 2004-368, 1 November 2004, respectively.


The Commission approves CityTel's application. The revisions take effect as of the date of this Order.


CityTel is to issue a revised tariff page forthwith to reflect this change.
  Secretary General
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