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Ottawa, 30 March 2010

Our Reference: 8678-C12-200905557


Mr. Denis E. Henry
Vice-President – Legal, Regulatory and Government Affairs
 and Chief of Privacy
Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership
160 Elgin Street, 19th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario  K2P 2C4

Mr. Jonathan Daniels
Vice-President – Regulatory Law
Regulatory and Government Affairs
Bell Canada
160 Elgin Street, 19th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario  K2P 2C4

Subject: Use of deferral accounts to improve access to telecommunications services for persons with disabilities and to expand broadband services to rural and remote communities, Telecom Decision CRTC 2008-1 (Telecom Decision 2008-1) – 2010 Deferral Account Accessibility Report

Dear Sirs:

In a letter dated 29 March 2010, Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership and Bell Canada (collectively, the Bell companies) requested a two week extension, to 14 April 2010, for the filing of their 2010 Deferral Account Accessibility Report pursuant to paragraph 26 of Telecom Decision 2008-1.  The Bell companies indicated that their request was based on the fact that their resources required to complete the report were currently otherwise engaged in preparing responses to the follow-up proceedings associated with Telecom Decision 2008-1.

The Bell companies’ request is accepted.  Accordingly, the deadline for the Bell companies to file the 2010 annual report pursuant to paragraph 26 of Telecom Decision 2008-1 is extended to 14 April 2010.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by

Lynne Fancy for/Paul Godin
Director General
Competition, Costing & Tariffs

cc: Donald R. Heale, CRTC, (819) 997-2755,   

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