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Ottawa, 10 March 2008

File No.:   8740-A53-200803553

By E-mail

Mr. Denis Henry
Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs
Bell Aliant Regional Communications, LP
110 O'Connor St., 1st Floor
Ottawa ON   K1P 1H1

Dear Mr. Henry:

RE: Tariff Notice 288 - Addition of Centrex to forborne business local exchange services

On 4 March 2008, the Commission received an application by Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership, under cover of Tariff Notice 288, in which the company proposed to add its Centrex Services to its list of forborne business local exchange services.

Commission staff notes that on 27 February 2008, MTS Allstream Inc. (MTS Allstream) filed an application to review and vary The relevant product market for Centrex and Enhanced Exchange Wide Dial services for the purpose of forbearance from regulation , Telecom Decision 2008-10, 31 January 2008 (Decision 2008-10) and also requested a stay of that Decision pending the Commission's determination on its application.

Consequently, the Commission will not be able to render a decision within 10 business days of the date of receipt of the application. The Commission expects to render its decision once it has disposed of MTS Allstream's request for a stay of Decision 2008-10, or MTS Allstream's request to review and vary that Decision, or sooner.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by

Suzanne Bédard
Senior Manager, Tariffs

cc:   Joanne Baldassi, CRTC, (819) 997-4576,
       MTS Allstream,

Date Modified: 2008-03-10
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