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Ottawa, 5 May 2008

File No.:   8661-Y6-200804106                                                                                


Mr. Simon Lockie
Chief Legal Officer
Yak Communications (Canada) Corp.
48 Yonge Street, Suite 1200
Toront , Ontario
M5E 1G6

Dear Mr. Lockie:

Re:   Part VII Application -Billing and Collection Service Processing Charges

On 14 March 2008, the Commission received an application by Yak Communications(Canada) Corp. requesting that the Commission order each of Bell Canada, Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership, Telus Communications Company, Saskatchewan Telecommunications, and MTS Allstream Inc. (collectively, the ILECs) to file updated cost studies for their Billing and Collection Service "Processing Charges" within 30 days from the date of the Commission's determinations in the follow-up process to Regulatory policy, Review of certain Phase II costing issues , Telecom Decision CRTC 2008-14, 21 February 2008 (Decision 2008-14).

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.

Given the specific relief sought by the applicant, Commission staff considers the above application to be a Type 1 application. It is expected that the Commission will issue interim or final determinations within 4 months from the close-of-record.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by

Yvan Davidson
Senior Manager
Competitor Services and Costing

cc:   B.Natraj (Nat Natraj 819-953-5081)
       Bell Canada,
       Bell Aliant regional Communications, Limited Partnership,
       TELUS Communications Company,
       Saskatchewan Telecommunications Inc., 
       MTS Allstream Inc.,       

Date Modified: 2008-05-05
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