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Ottawa, 8 November 2006

File Number : 8740-T42-200613291

By E-Mail

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

Dear Mr. Connolly:

Re:   Former TCI Tariff Notice 574 and TCBC Tariff Notice 4260

On 25 October 2006, TELUS Communications Company (TCC or the company) filed revisions to former TCI General tariff (CRTC 18001) Item 495, Integrated Services Digital Network-Primary Rate Interface ISDN-PRI) Service and TELUS Communications (B.C.) Inc. (TCBC) General Tariff (CRTC 1005) Item 470, ISDN-PRI Service.

The company proposed to revise a condition of service, incorrectly referred to the availability of additional PSTN Links in Alberta and PSTN Connectivity in B.C. depending on whether or not Back up D channels are ordered.

TCC also proposed to include another exception to the list of optional features available to the ISDN-PRI Starter Bundle, specifically "Other Link Connections" in Alberta and "Type A Links" in B.C.   TCC indicated that this additional limitation was being proposed because these optional features were never intended to be offered to the already discounted starter Bundle.

In order for Commission staff to complete the analysis of this tariff filing, the company is requested to file responses to the attached questions by 17 November 2006 .


'Original signed by N. Froese (for)'

Suzanne Bédard
Senior Manager, Tariffs

cc:   Lizette Pépin, CRTC (819) 953-8735


  1. How long has the company been offering the Starter Bundle?
  2. Explain with supporting justification, the company's reasons for proposing at this time to exclude the option "other Links Connections" in Alberta and "Type A Links" in B.C.
  3. Has any existing customer of the Starter Bundle, shown any interest in getting the Other links connections in Alberta and Type A Links in B.C.?   How would the alternative proposed by the company impact the customers on contract?
  4. Has the company informed its existing customers of the proposed changes?

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