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Ottawa, 8 March 2010

Our Reference: 8622-M59-201000059


Ms. Teresa Griffin-Muir

Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

MTS Allstream Inc.

45 O’Connor Street

Ottawa, Ontario  K1P 1A4

Dear Ms. Griffin-Muir:

Re:   Application for Clarification of Paragraph 48 of Telecom Decision CRTC 2007-10

The Commission received a Part VII application by MTS Allstream Inc. on 15 January 2010.

In Service standards for the disposition of telecommunications applications, Telecom Circular CRTC 2006-11, 7 December 2006, the Commission stated that it would categorize 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 eight 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 applicable service standard.

Commission staff has assessed the above application and considers it to be a Type 1 application.  Accordingly, it is expected that the Commission will issue interim or final determinations within four months of the close-of-record.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by

Mario Bertrand

Director, Competition Implementation and Technology


cc: Maria Sbrocchi, AT&T Canada

Mirko Bibic, Bell Canada  

Denis Henry, Bell Aliant Regional Communications

Ken Engelhart, Rogers Communications Inc.

Robert Hersche, SaskTel

Michel Gilbert, Telebec

Ted Woodhead, TELUS Communications Company

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