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Ottawa, 2 November 2006

Our File : 8740-T69-200613019


Mr. Terry Connolly
Director, Telecom Policy and Regulatory Affairs
TELUS Communications Company
21-10020-100 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 0N5

Dear Mr. Connolly:

RE:    Tariff Notice 435 - SmartTouch permanent bundles

On 18 October 2006, the Commission received an application from TELUS Communications Company (TCC), under cover of Tariff Notice 435, seeking the Commission's approval for the amendment and introduction of permanent SmartTouch bundles for all existing and new customers of TCC's local residential service.

To complete its analysis, Commission staff requires clarifications regarding the economic study submitted in support of the application.   Please provide the following information:

  1. Explain why, in Table 2 of the economic study, in the Phase II costs column, the costs shown for SmartTouch bundles 1 and 3 are almost the same for both bundles, despite the additional mandatory option in SmartTouch bundle 1.
  2. A comparison of the application in the original bundle 1 filing under TN 420 and TN 420A and the current application (TN 435) shows that the per-unit costs for bundle 1 are much higher in the economic studies than in the original application (420 and 420A).   Please justify the increase in the costs.

Responses are to be filed with the Commission by 10 November 2006.

Consequently, the Commission will be unable to render a decision within 10 business days of the receipt of this application.   However, the Commission intends to dispose of the application within 45 days of the filing date.


"Original signed by S. Bédard"

Suzanne Bédard
Senior Manager, Tariffs

c.c.:   Lizette Pépin, CRTC (819) 953-8735
          Nora Froese, CRTC (819) 953-5254

Date Modified: 2006-11-02
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