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Telecom Order CRTC 2005-65

  Ottawa, 21 February 2005

Westport Telephone Company Limited

  Reference: Tariff Notice 27

Custom Calling Features and Call Management Service


The Commission received an application byWestport Telephone Company Limited (Westport), dated 14 January 2005, to revise item 10, Custom Calling Features, and item 16, Call Management Service, under section 490 of its General Tariff in order to increase the following monthly rates:
  a) Residential Custom Calling Features:
  • Call Forwarding, from $2.00 to $3.00;
  • Three-Way Calling, from $2.00 to $3.00;
  • Call Waiting, from $1.50 to $3.00;
  b) Business Custom Calling Features:
  • Call Forwarding, from $4.00 to $5.00;
  • Call Waiting, from $3.00 to $6.00;
  c) Residential Call Management Service:
  • 1 feature, from $4.75 to $6.75;
  • 2 features, from $7.00 to $9.75;
  • 3 features, from $8.75 to $12.00;
  d) Business Call Management Service:
  • 1 feature, from $7.00 to $9.00;
  • 2 features, from $10.50 to $13.50; and
  • 3 features, from $13.00 to $17.00.


Westport submitted that the proposed rates are below Bell Canada's currently approved rates for the same services.


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 rates proposed by Westport meet the requirements set out in Decision 2001-756.


The Commission approves Westport's application. The revisions take effect as of 1 March 2005.


Westport is to issue revised tariff pages forthwith to reflect these changes.
  Secretary General
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