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Ottawa, 11 May 2006

File No:   8740-B2-200602153

By E-Mail

Mr. David Palmer
Director - Regulatory Matters
Bell Canada
110 O'Connor St. , 7th Floor
Ottawa , Ontario
K1P 1H1

Dear Mr. Palmer:

Re:   Bell Canada Tariff Notice 6929

On 2 March 2006, the Commission received proposed revisions to the company's Access Services Tariff item 315 - Zero-Dialed Emergency Call Routing Service (0-ECRS) and General Tariff item 24 - Resale and Sharing, under cover of Tariff Notice 6929 (TN 6929).

On 10 March 2006 , the Commission issued a letter with respect to TN 6929 indicating that, as the company's proposed tariff revisions included increases to the existing 0-ECRS rates and charges, Commission staff expected that parties would submit comments on the company's proposal, and, consequently, the Commission would not issue an interim decision on the filing.

On 24 April 2006 , the Commission issued interrogatories to the company with regard to the economic evaluation report submitted by the company in support of TN 6929.   The company was requested to provide its answers to the questions by 15 May 2006 .

On 10 May 2006 , the company identified its intent to propose, on 30 May 2006 , a revision to its VoIP Call Routing Service (VoIPCRS) in order to retain the service as a discretionary option that would be available in parallel to 0-ECRS.   The company also identified that it would file a revised imputation test for 0-ECRS at the same time.   The company requested that the Commission stay the need for answers to the interrogatories on TN 6929, stating that answers to the questions would be moot in consideration of the changes the company will be making to its VoIPCRS tariff and imputation test for 0-ECRS.

Commission staff agrees with the company's request to stay the need for answers to the Commission's 24 April 2006 interrogatories on TN 6929.

Commission staff also notes that in view of the company's intention to propose a revision to TN 6929, as indicated in its 10 May 2006 letter, the Commission will not be able to render a decision within 45 business days of the 2 March 2006 filing date.   The Commission expects to render its decision by the third quarter of fiscal year 2005-2006.

Yours sincerely,

'Original signed by S. Bédard '

Suzanne Bédard
Senior Manager, Tariffs

cc:     Bob Martin , CRTC (819) 953-3361

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