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File No.:   8640-T66-200804965

Ottawa, 30 April 2008

By email

Mr. Ted Woodhead
Vice-President, Telecom Policy & Regulatory Affairs
TELUS Communications Company
215 Slater St, 8th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 0A6

Dear Mr. Woodhead :

Re:   Part VII application for forbearance from the regulation of business local exchange services in various exchanges in British Columbia and Alberta

On 1 April 2008, the Commission received the above-mentioned Part VII application by TELUS Communications Company.

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 Bertrand
Acting Director, Competition Implementation and Technology

c.c.:   Mirko Bibic, Bell Canada   
         Marlene Floyd, MTS Allstream  
         Kenneth Engelhart , Rogers Communications Inc 

Date Modified: 2008-04-30
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