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Ottawa, 27 March 2008

File No.:   8678-B54-200802894


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

Dear Mr Palmer:

Re: Application for the recovery of the net incremental operating costs associated with the implementation of the City of Greater Sudbury Expanded Local Calling Area

On 21 February 2008, the Commission received a Part VII application by Bell Canada and Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership.

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 of 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 4 months of the close-of-record.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by

Suzanne Bédard
Senior Manager, Tariffs

cc: J. Baldassi, CRTC (819) 997-4576 Date Modified: 2008-03-27
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