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  Ottawa, 12 March 2009

MTS Allstream Inc. – Destandardization of Digital Network Services Access

  File number: Tariff Notice 663


The Commission received an application by MTS Allstream Inc. (MTS Allstream), dated 18 November 2008, proposing to destandardize its Supplementary Tariff Special Services and Facilities item 6700 – Digital Network Services Access (DNSA). DNSA provides access to digital network services or point-to-point intra-exchange channel services at a speed of 128 kilobits per second.


MTS Allstream proposed that existing customers of DNSA be permitted to retain their service but that no moves, additions or changes be allowed. MTS Allstream noted that its Digital Network Access (DNA) is a reasonably priced alternative to DNSA. MTS Allstream also noted that the cost to provision DNSA exceeds the cost to provision DNA.


In support of its application, MTS Allstream provided all the information required under Telecom Decision 2008-22, which revised the procedures for applications dealing with the destandardization and/or withdrawal of tariffed services.


The Commission received no comments regarding this application. The public record of this proceeding, which closed on 2 January 2009, is available on the Commission's website at under "Public Proceedings."


Based on MTS Allstream's application, the Commission notes that there are only three existing customers who subscribe to DNSA and that no new customers have subscribed to DNSA since 2002. In addition, the Commission considers that DNA is an appropriate alternative to DNSA.


The Commission notes that MTS Allstream has fulfilled the requirements set out in Telecom Decision 2008-22. Accordingly, the Commission considers that MTS Allstream's proposal to destandardize DNSA is reasonable.


In light of the above, the Commission approves MTS Allstream's application.
  Secretary General

Related document

  • Mandatory customer contract renewal notification and requirements for service destandardization/withdrawal, Telecom Decision CRTC 2008-22, 6 March 2008
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