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Ottawa, 18 January 2007

File No.: 8740-A53-200615065


Mr. David J. Hennessey
Manager, Regulatory Matters
Bell Aliant Regional Communications, L.P.
Fort William Building , Floor 5
P.O. Box 2110
St John's, Newfoundland
A1C 5H6

Re: Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership Tariff Notice 218

Dear Mr. Hennessey,

On 20 November 2007 , the Commission received an application from Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership (the company), under cover of Tariff Notice 218 (TN 218).   The company proposed to modify its tariff pages such that customers signed onto a long term Centrex Business Service, Business Communications Service or Provincial Centrex Service contracts would be offered the option of extending existing contracts by one year increments up to a maximum equal the duration of the original contract at existing contract rates, terms and conditions.

Staff notes that the above referenced application raises pricing equity issues.   Staff notes that on 14 December 2006 it received comments regarding this application from Bragg Communications Inc., carrying on business as EastLink (EastLink).   Staff highlights that due to an oversight on the part of EastLink, the comments filed by the latter with the Commission were not copied to the company until 28 December 2006 .   On 5 January 2007 , the Commission was in receipt of a letter from the company requesting an extension of time within which it could reply to EastLink's comments.   By letter dated 10 January 2007 , the company's request was granted.   Accordingly, staff was not in receipt of the company's reply comments until 12 January 2007 .

As a result of the above, the Commission will be unable to render a decision on this application within 45 business days of the filing date for TN 218.   However, the Commission expects to dispose of the application by the end of February 2007.


'Original signed by S. Bédard '

Suzanne Bédard
Senio Manager, Tariffs

cc:   Eric Bowles, CRTC 819-953-5672,

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