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Ottawa, 26 November 2008

File no.: 8740-B54-200814600 

By E-mail

Mr. Denis Henry
Regulatory and Government
Affairs and Chief of Privacy
110 O'Connor Street, 14th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario   K1P 1H1

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

RE: Bell Aliant Tariff Notice 218 and Bell Canada Tariff Notice 7163

On 27 October 2008, the Commission received Tariff Notice 218 from Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited (Bell Aliant) and Tariff Notice 7163 from Bell Canada. In their applications, Bell Aliant and Bell Canada requested approval of proposed modifications to their respective CDN Central Office Link Service rates in their Access Services Tariffs (AST), Item 130- Competitor Digital Network (CDN) Services.

These applications were submitted in response to a Commission letter dated 26 August 2008 requesting that Bell Aliant, Bell Canada and other incumbent local exchange carriers submit revised economic studies, in support of CDN Central Office Link Service rates, that reflect the costing methodology changes set out in Review of certain Phase II co sting issues, Telecom Decision CRTC 2008-14, 21 February 2008, as amended by Telecom Decision CRTC 2008-14-1, 11 April 2008. The companies were also requested to submit proposed tariff pages to reflect the revised rates./p>

In the letter noted above the Commission also set out a process for comment and reply comment, which will conclude 1 st December 2008.

Consequently, the Commission will not be able to render a decision within 45 business days of the date of receipt of these applications. The Commission intends to dispose of these applications within the first quarter of 2009.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by 

Yvan Davidson
Senior Manager, Competitor Services and Costing

cc: Pamela Cormier, CRTC, (819) 953-9675,
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Distribution List

Bell Aliant
Bell Canada
MTS Allstream

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