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Telecom Order CRTC 2006-194


Ottawa, 26 July 2006

See also : 2006-194-1


Bell Canada

  Reference: Bell Communications Tariff Notices 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 3, 4, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 5, 5A, 66A, and 7, and related agreements, Bell Canada Tariff Notices 6935, 6944, 6944A, and 6952, Bell Canada (National Services Tariff) Tariff Notice 873 and Master Interconnection Agreement 

Introduction of Bell Aliant's General Tariff, Exchange Services Tariff, Access Services Tariff, and Special Facilities Tariff, and revisions to Bell Canada's General Tariff and National Services Tariff


The Commission received several applications by Bell Canada, filed between 14 March and 26 May 2006, under cover of Bell Communications Tariff Notices 1 to 7, including amendments. In these applications, Bell Canada proposed, among other things, the introduction of a General Tariff, an Exchange Services Tariff, an Access Services Tariff, and a Special Facilities Tariff for a proposed entity, to be established as a consolidated income trust.


The Commission also received applications by Bell Canada, filed between 21 March and 26 May 2006, under cover of Tariff Notices 6935, 6944, 6944A, and 6952, proposing revisions to its General Tariff and under cover of Tariff Notice 873, proposing revisions to the National Services Tariff, to reflect the proposed formation of the income trust.


Bell Canada noted in its applications that the name for the new income trust had not yet been finalized but that the interim name was "Bell Communications." Bell Canada further noted that it would notify the Commission if and when a different name was chosen, and proposed to amend any approved tariff pages at that time, as required.


In Bell Canada - Introduction of Bell Communications' General Tariff, Exchange Services Tariff, Access Services Tariff, and Special Facilities Tariff, and revisions to Bell Canada's General Tariff and National Services Tariff, Telecom Order CRTC 2006-161, 23 June 2006 (Order 2006-161), the Commission approved on an interim basis Bell Canada's applications, with the exception of the Master Agreement for CLEC [competitive local exchange carrier]- IXC [interexchange carrier] Interconnection, conditional on Bell Canada confirming to the Commission in writing that the establishment of the income trust had been completed, effective on the date of such confirmation. The dissenting opinion of Commissioner Langford was attached to that order.


The Commission received comments from Rogers Telecom Holdings Inc. (Rogers Telecom) dated 30 May 2006 and reply comments from Bell Canada dated 1 June 2006. The Commission noted in Order 2006-161 that Bell Canada had adequately addressed the concerns expressed by Rogers Telecom. The Commission received no further comments with respect to the applications.


By letter dated 10 July 2006, Bell Canada informed the Commission that the formal name of the income trust entity, for which tariffs were filed under the provisional name of "Bell Communications," would be Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership (Bell Aliant), and that the establishment of Bell Aliant was completed on 7 July 2006.


Given that the Commission was informed of the formation of Bell Aliant pursuant to Order 2006-161 and that the comment period has elapsed, the Commission approves on a final basis Bell Canada's applications with the exception of the Master Agreement for CLEC- IXC Interconnection.
  Secretary General
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