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Telecom Order CRTC 2008-314

  Ottawa, 19 November 2008

Distributel Communications Ltd. - CLEC rates for interconnection and 9-1-1 Emergency Reporting Service

  Reference: Tariff Notice 4


The Commission received an application by Distributel Communications Ltd. (Distributel), dated 2 September 2008, for approval of revisions to its General Tariff for competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) interconnection services. The company stated that the proposed tariff revisions had been prepared in accordance with the CLEC Model Tariff Version 30.


Distributel also proposed changes to its General Tariff item 600 - Distributel 9-1-1 Emergency Reporting Service (9-1-1 ERS). Specifically, the company proposed revisions to comply with the directives set out in Review of the regulatory requirement for CLEC-municipality agreements for the provision of 9-1-1 service, Telecom Decision CRTC 2008-72, 11 August 2008 (Telecom Decision 2008-72). Distributel further proposed housekeeping changes to correct grammatical errors it had identified in its approved 9-1-1 ERS tariff.


In a Commission staff letter dated 29 July 2008, all CLECs were requested to file proposed tariffs to reflect the incumbent local exchange carriers' (ILECs) interconnection rates or to file proposed rates with cost justification for any departures from the ILECs' interconnection rates. The effective dates for these rates were specified in that letter.


The Commission has reviewed the company's proposed interconnection rates and is satisfied that they follow the CLEC Model Tariff Version 30 and that the proposed effective date of 1 June 2008 is in accordance with the date indicated in the 29 July 2008 letter.


The Commission is also satisfied that Distributel's proposed revisions to its 9-1-1 ERS tariff are consistent with the directives set out in Telecom Decision 2008-72. The Commission is further satisfied that the company's proposed housekeeping changes are appropriate.


Accordingly, the Commission approves on an interim basis Distributel's revised interconnection rates, effective 1 June 2008. The Commission also approves on an interim basis Distributel's application with respect to its 9-1-1 ERS tariff, including the related housekeeping changes, effective the date of this Order.
Secretary General
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