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Ottawa, 13 March 2009


File No.:  8661-Y6-200804106




Dear Sir/Madam:


Re: Updated Billing and Collection Service Processing Charges costs - revised timelines for responses to Supplemental Interrogatories, comments and reply comments


In a letter dated 4 March 2009, the incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) were informed, among other things, that they were to file responses to supplemental interrogatories regarding their cost studies for billing and collection service (BCS) processing charges by 25 March 2009.


By letter dated 10 March 2009, TELUS Communication Company (TCC) requested an extension to the deadline to file its response to the supplemental interrogatories to 9 April 2009 due to internal resource constraints associated with other Commission-in-progress proceedings and filing requirements. Additionally, by letter dated 12 March 2009, Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership and Bell Canada also requested an extension to the deadline to file their responses to the supplemental interrogatories and supported TCC’s request for extending the due date to 9 April 2009.


In light of the above, Commission staff sets out the following process:

  1. ILECs to file responses to supplemental interrogatories by 9 April 2009;
  2. Interested parties, other than the ILECs, may file comments, serving other parties, by 24 April 2009; and 
  3. ILECs may file reply comments, serving other parties, by 1 May 2009.

The above material is to be received, not merely sent, by the above dates.


Yours sincerely,


Original signed by Tom Vilmansen for


Yvan Davidson
Senior Manager
Competitor Services and Costing


Distribution List


B.Natraj (Nat Natraj 819-953-5081)
Bell Aliant
Bell Canada
MTS Allstream

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