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Ottawa, 13 March 2008

File No.:   8740-B54-200803496

By E-mail

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

Mr. David Palmer
Director - Regulatory Affairs
Bell Canada
110 O'Connor St., 7th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 1H1

Dear Mr. Henry and Palmer:

RE:   Bell Aliant Tariff Notice 164 and Bell Canada TN 7110 - Rate Schedule for Primary Exchange (Local) Service

On 3 March 2008, the Commission received applications by Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership and Bell Canada (the companies), under cover of Tariff Notices 164 and 7110 (TNs 164 and 7110), respectively.   In TNs 164 and 7110, the companies proposed to reduce the monthly rate by $0.17 per Network Access Service for residential Primary Exchange Services in non-forborne non-High Cost Service Areas within their respective operating territory in Ontario and Quebec.   The proposed reduction would serve to eliminate Bell Canada 's remaining deferral account obligation related to the annualized recurring amount in its deferral account as of 1 June 2007.

Commission staff notes that these filings raise issues related to the disposition of funds in the deferral account.   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 within 45 business days of the application being filed.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by

Suzanne Bédard
Senior Manager, Tariffs

cc:   Martin Brazeau, CRTC, (819) 997-3498,

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