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Ottawa, 2 May 2006

File No.: 8638-C12-58/01

By E-mail

Ms. Teresa Griffin-Muir
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
MTS Allstream Inc.
45 O'Connor Street
Suite 1400
World Exchange Plaza
Ottawa , Ontario
K1P 1A4

Dear Ms. Griffin-Muir:

Re:   MTS Allstream Service Improvement Plan - 2005 Tracking Report

On 6 April 2006, pursuant to Follow-up to Decision 2002-63, Telecom Decision CRTC 2003-68, 10 October 2003 (Decision 2003-68), MTS Allstream Inc. (MTS Allstream) filed with the Commission its annual service improvement plan (SIP) tracking report, which tracked the company's SIP performance for the year 2005.

With reference to the information provided by the company, MTS Allstream is requested to file responses to the attached interrogatories within 7 days from the date of this letter.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by J. Macri

John Macri
Director, Financial & Regulatory Matters

cc:     H. Thompson, CRTC (819) 953-6081



Refer to MTS Allstream's 2005 SIP tracking report dated 6 April 2006 .

a)  With respect to the drawdown from the deferral account, indicate whether the company is recovering its costs in non-high cost serving areas (non-HCSAs) over: (1) the SIP roll-out period (indicate the actual roll-out period used in the Phase II cost studies); or (2) the life of the equipment.  

b)  If in response to part (a) above the company indicated that it is currently recovering its costs over the SIP roll-out period, provide a revised SIP Phase II cost study that reflects a cost recovery period over the life of the equipment, indicating the life estimates used in the study.   Provide a table showing the revised total annual equivalent cost (AEC) for the years 2002 to 2010.

c)  Provide the company's views with supporting rationale on the use of a cost recovery period over the life of the equipment.

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