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Ottawa, 28 January 2010
File No.: 8661-P8-200917305
Mr. John Lawford
Public Interest Advocacy Centre
One Nicholas St., Suite 1204
Ottawa, Ont. K1N 7B7
Dear Mr. Lawford:
RE: Part VII Application concerning Bell Canada’s Touch-tone charges for rotary dial customers, breaches of Telecom Decision 2006-15 (as amended), and the requirement to file tariffs for local service rate increases where there is no local forbearance
On 23 December 2009, the Commission received an application by the Consumers’ Association of Canada and Canada Without Poverty (The Consumer Groups) concerning touch-tone charges for rotary dial customers, breaches of Telecom Decision CRTC 2006-15 (as amended), and the requirement to file tariffs for local service rate increases where there is no local forbearance.
In Service Standards for the disposition of telecommunications applications, Telecom Circular CRTC 2006-11, 7 December 2006, the Commission stated that it would category 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 four 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 application service standard.
Commission staff has assessed the above application and considers it to be a Type 1 application. Accordingly, the Commission expects to issue an interim or final determination within 4 months of the close-of-record.
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Senior Manager, Tariffs
cc: David Palmer, Bell Canada, email@example.com
Joanne Baldassi, CRTC firstname.lastname@example.org
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