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Ottawa, 3 November 2006

File Nos.   8661-C12-200610057

By E-Mail

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

Dear Mr. Palmer:

RE:   Telecom Public Notice CRTC 2006-11

Bell Canada and Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership (Bell Aliant) are requested to provide comprehensive answers, including any supporting information, to the attached questions regarding the proposed changes to Bell Canada's and Bell Aliant's General Tariff.   The companies are to provide responses by 27 November 2006 .

Yours sincerely,

'Original signed by S. Bédard '

Suzanne Bédard
Senior Manager, Tariffs

c.c.   Interested parties to PN 2006-11-1 (Attached)
         Joseph Cabrera, CRTC (819) 934-6352


1.      Provide the following information for each of the years from 2002 to 2005:

(a)   The number of residential network access services (NAS) at year end, in total and broken down by band.

(b)   The number of new residential installations, including moves, in total and broken down by band.

(c)   The percentage of residential customers who requested new installations, including moves, in total and broken down by band.

(d)   The residential service connection charge revenues, in total and broken down by band.

2.      Provide, to the extent possible, the percentage of residential network access customers who did not request a new installation or a move, during (i) the last 5 years, and (ii) the last 10 years.

3.      Provide the following information for the companies' Ontario and Quebec serving territories combined:

(a)   the average income of its residential customers

(b)   the average income of residential households who request new installations.

4.      Provide the number of customers who opted for the companies' instalment payment plan in each year for the period from 2002 to 2005.

5.      Provide the companies' views, with supporting rationale, on how its proposal would impact low-income households.

6.      The companies submitted that for subsidy calculation purposes, it would be appropriate to exclude the impact of the increase in the monthly rate for residential PES.   Explain the companies' proposal using a detailed example.   Provide justification for the proposed treatment

7.      In this proceeding, customers have complained that they would effectively pay the equivalent of the service charges over time although they may cause no additional costs to the company.   Provide the companies' views, with justification, on whether the companies' proposal would result in unjust discrimination with respect to the customers that do not request new installations, contrary to subsection 27(2) of the Telecommunications Act.

8.      Provide the companies' views, with supporting rationale, on why it would be appropriate to contravene the 5% rate element constraint for the High Cost Serving Area (HCSA) Basic residential services sub-basket.

9.     If the Commission were not prepared to accept the companies' proposal to violate the rate element constraint for the HCSA Basic residential services sub-basket, how would the company modify its rate increase proposal.   Would the companies consider implementing rate element increases that are within the rate element constraints over a two year period.

10.    Provide the companies' views on implementing rate increases that would be revenue neutral: (i) on a per band basis, and (ii) by HCSA and non-HCSA.


Bell Canada
110 O'Connor Street
7th Floor
Ottawa , ON
K1P 1H1

David Palmer
Director, Regulatory Matters  

TEL:   (613) 785-6280
FAX:   (613) 560-0472

Aliant Telecom Inc. Telecommunications Aliant inc.
PO Box 1430
One Brunswick Square - BS5
Saint John , NB
E2L 4K2

Lourdes Clancy
Manager - Regulatory Matters  

TEL:   (506) 694-2271
FAX:   (709) 739-3122

MTS Allstream Inc.
45 O'Connor Street
Suite 1400
Ottawa , ON
K1P 1A4

Teresa Griffin-Muir
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

TEL:   (613) 688-8789
FAX:   (613) 688-8303

3810, des Prairies
Brossard , QC
J4Y 2Y8

Marc-André Périn

TEL:   (450) 443-0202

160 Michener
Trois-Rivières , QC
G8T 1V9

Jean St-Cyr

TEL:   (819) 697-1361

Halifax Cablevision Limited
6080 Young Street
8th Floor
Halifax , NS
B3K 5M3

Natalie MacDonald
Director, Regulatory Matters  

TEL:   (902) 431-9979
FAX:   (902) 431-9561

TELUS Communications Company (TCC) Société TELUS Communications
10020 - 100 Street NW
21st Floor
Edmonton , AB

T5J 0N5

Willie Grieve
Vice President, Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs 

TEL:   (780) 493-6590
FAX:   (780) 493-6519

View Communications Inc.
1668 Valentine Gdn.
Missisauga , ON
L5J 1H5

David McKeown 

TEL:   (905) 823-9996
FAX:   (416) 548-3353

Wall Communications Inc.
114 First Avenue
Ottawa , ON
K1S 2G4

Bernie Lefebvre

TEL:   (613)235-1624
FAX:   (613) 235-1913

AGBriggs Consulting Inc.
208 Chebucto Drive
Oakville , ON
L6J 5P9

Andrew Briggs 

TEL:   (905) 844-3716
FAX:   (905) 844-3712

TIA Telecommunications
13 Carlaw Avenue
Ottawa , ON
K2G 0P9

George Hariton

TEL:   (613) 828-8120

Union des consommateurs
6226 Saint-Hubert
Montréal , QC
H2S 2M2

Geneviève Duchesne

TEL:   (514) 521-6820 x240
FAX:   (514) 521-0736

Cybersurf Corp.
71 Bank Street
2rd Floor
Ottawa , ON
K1P 5N2

Christian Tacit

TEL:   (613) 565-4646 x623
FAX:   (613) 248-5175

Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc.
5343 Dundas Street West
Suite 400
Toronto , ON
M9B 6K5

Jonathan Holmes
Director, Regulatory Affairs  

TEL:   (416) 207-7747
FAX:   (416) 329-1252

Saskatchewan Telecommunications
2121 Saskatchewan Drive , 12th floor
Regina , SK
S4P 3Y2

Brian Armstrong
Director of Regulatory Affairs 

TEL:   (306) 777-2115
FAX:   (306) 565-6216

Quebecor Média inc. Quebecor Media Inc.
465, rue McGill, 5ième étage
Montréal , QC
H2Y 4A6

Dennis Béland
Director, Regulatory Affairs  

TEL:   (514) 380-4792
FAX:   (514) 380-4664

Eastlink Telephone
6080 Young Street
8th Floor
Halifax , NS
B3K 5M3

Natalie MacDonald
Director, Regulatory Matters  

TEL:   (902) 431-9979
FAX:   (902) 431-9561

Public Interest Advocacy Centre PIAC / Le Centre pour la défence de l'intéret public
1 Nicholas Street
Suite 1204
Ottawa , ON
K1N 7B7

John Lawford

TEL:   (613) 562-4002 x25
FAX:   (613) 562-0007

Ministère de la Culture et des Communications
Gouvernement du Québec
225, Grande Allée Est - Bloc C, 3e étage
Québec , QC
G1R 5G5

Louise Caron

TEL:   (418) 643-3929
FAX:   (418) 380-2308

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