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Ottawa, 11 May 2006


Our File #: 8638-S1-01/98

To: Distribution List

Re: Semi-annual reports of interexchange private line routes pursuant to Order 99-434

In Follow-up Proceeding to Telecom Decision CRTC 97-20: Establishment of criterion and process for considering further forbearance for high Capacity/DDS interexchange private line service , Telecom Order CRTC 99-434, 12 May 1999 (Order 99-434), the Commission directed all competitors of the Companies 1, including Broadcasting Distribution Units (BDUs) and BDU affiliates, that provide telecommunications services, to file on 1 April and 1 October of every year, serving a copy on the relevant Companies, a report identifying all high Capacity and Digital Data Services (DDS) interexchange private line (IXPL) routes for which they are offering or providing, on that route, DDS IXPL services at the equivalent of DS-3 bandwidth (or greater) on a private line basis to at least one customer, using terrestrial facilities from other than the Companies in question or an affiliate of those Companies.

Earlier this year, the Commission added form 243 - "Report of Interexchange Private Line Routes", formerly known as "Forborne Private Line Routes", to its Data Collection System (DCS).   Starting with the 1 April 2006 report, competitors of the Companies are required to use the DCS form 243 to report their IXPL routes pursuant to Order 99-434.

Commission staff reminds competitors that, although the process for submitting reports to the Commission has changed as of April 2006, competitors are still obligated to serve copies of their report on the relevant Companies by 1 April and 1 October of every year.

Competitors who have not yet met this obligation are requested to serve their 1 April 2006 report on the relevant Companies by 23 May 2006 .

Commission staff notes that where a document is to be filed or served by a specific date, the document must be actually received, not merely sent, by that date.


Mario Bertrand
Acting Director
Competition Implementation and Technology

cc.: Marie-France Marquis
Manager, Economic and Regulatory Analysis - Telecom
(819) 953-0631  

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[1] The term Companies refers to Aliant Telecom Inc. (formerly Maritime Tel & Tel Limited, NBTel Inc., Island Telecom Inc. and NewTel Communications Inc.), Bell Canada, MTS Allstream, NorthernTel Limited Partnership, Ontera, SaskTel, Société en commandite Télébec, TELUS Communications Company (including TELUS Québec),   pursuant to Telecom Order 99-434, Telecom Order CRTC 99-905, 17 September 1999, and Northern Telephone Limited and O.N. Tel: forbearance from IXPL and ATM services , Order CRTC 2000-631, 7 July 2000 .

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