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Ottawa, 19 September 2006

File No.   8740-B2-200611402

By E-mail

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

Dear Mr. Palmer:

Re:   Bell Canada Tariff Notice 6981 and Bell Aliant Tariff Notice 36

On 8 September 2006 , the Commission received applications by Bell   Canada and Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership (Bell Aliant) proposing revisions to their provisions for Co-Location Arrangements for Interconnecting Canadian Carriers and Digital Subscriber Line Service Providers (DSLSPS) tariffs, in their respective Access Services Tariff.   Specifically, Bell Canada and Bell Aliant proposed to explicitly identify the monthly rates for DS-1 and DS-3 Interconnecting Carrier to Interconnecting Carrier cross-interconnection links in place of references to National Service Tariff item 301.3(b), (c) and (e).   The companies filed these applications under cover of Tariff Notice 6981 (TN 6981) and Tariff Notice 36 (TN 36), respectively.

In its Part VII application, filed on 23 December 2005 , Rogers Wireless Partnership (Rogers) requested that the Commission clarify whether retail digital network access link charges should apply on competitor digital network facilities.   As Bell Canada's and Bell Aliant's tariff applications raise issues which are being considered by the Commission in the ongoing proceeding for the Part VII application by Rogers noted above, the Commission will not be able to render a decision within 10 business days of the date of receipt of these tariff notices.   The Commission intends to deal with TN 6981 and TN 36 once a decision on Rogers ' Part VII application has been issued.

Yours sincerely,

'Original signed by S. Bédard '

Suzanne Bédard
Senior Manager, Tariffs

cc:    Martin Brazeau, CRTC (819) 997-3498

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