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Ottawa, 19 October 2007

File No.:   8652-C12-200704636


Mr. Willie Grieve
Vice President, Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs
TELUS Communications Inc.
10020-100 Street NW, 21st Floor
Edmonton, Alberta   T5J 0N5

Dear Mr. Grieve:

Re:   Review of certain Phase II costing issues, Telecom Public Notice CRTC 2007-4, 30 March 2007 (Public Notice 2007-4)

By letter dated 27 September 2007, Commission staff posed interrogatories to TELUS Communications Company (TCC) seeking further clarification with respect to responses to interrogatories previously provided by TCC in the proceeding initiated by Public Notice 2007-4. As a result of its review of these additional responses, Commission staff considers that further clarification is required.

Accordingly, TCC is requested to provide, by way of clarification, a response to the attached interrogatory by 24 October 2007, serving a copy on all parties by the same date.

The current deadline for the filing of reply comments, which is 2 November 2007 , remains unchanged.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by

Paul Godin
Director General
Competition, Costing and Tariffs


cc:   Yvan Davidson, CRTC (819) 953-5414  
Distribution List (Attachment 2)

Attachment 1

TELUS Communications Company

In its response to Telus(CRTC)27Sept07-2103, the company indicated that the expenses of the groups involved with the early stages of product development for new and independent services were assigned to fixed common costs (FCC) and that these groups were generally in corporate development areas with responsibilities for developing strategies and new services. In Attachment 1 of its 31 August 2007 response to Telus(Cybersurf)25May07-2, the company provided a complete list of its drivers, functions, and activities and their relationship to cost categories. Identify the activities included in the FCC category, as described in Attachment 1, that the company associates with development and testing of new products/services.

Attachment 2

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