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File No.   8640-B54-200718570

Ottawa, 14 January 2008

By E-mail

Denis E. Henry
Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs
Bell Aliant Regional Communications
110 O'Connor St., 14th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 1H1

Dear Mr. Henry :

Re:   Part VII application for forbearance from the regulation of residential local exchange services in various Quebec exchanges.

On 17 December 2007, the Commission received the above-mentioned Part VII application by Bell Aliant Regional Communications.

In Service standards for the disposition of telecommunications applications , Telecom Circular CRTC 2006-11, 7 December 2006 , the Commission stated that it would categorize Part VII applications into two types:   Type 1 applications that generally do not involve multiple parties or raise significant policy issues and Type 2 applications that do involve multiple parties and/or raise significant policy issues

The Commission also adopted the following service standards for Part VII applications:

  • Type 1 Part VII applications - 90 percent of determinations to be issued on an interim or final basis within four months of the close-of-record; and

  • Type 2 Part VII applications - 85 percent of determinations to be issued on an interim or final basis within eight months of the close-of-record.

The Commission stated that it would inform applicants, by letter, within 10 days of the end of the comment period for applications, whether the application is considered to be a Type 1 or Type 2 application, and the applicable service standard.

Commission staff has assessed the above application and considers it to be a Type 1 application.   Accordingly, the Commission expects to issue an interim or final determination within four months of the close-of-record.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by

Mario Bertand
Acting Director, Competition Implementation and Technology

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