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Ottawa, 17 May 2010

Our Reference:



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. Mirko Bibic
Senior Vice-President – Government and Regulatory Affairs
Bell Canada
160 Elgin Street, 19th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario  K2P 2C4

Ms. Teresa Griffin-Muir
Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs
MTS Allstream Inc.
45 O’Connor Street, Suite 1400
Ottawa, Ontario  K1P 1A4

Mr. Ted Woodhead
Vice-President – Telecom Policy and Regulatory Affairs
TELUS Communications Company
215 Slater Street, 8th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario  K1P 0A6

Dear Madam, Sirs:

Re:  Follow-up to 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)

To further assist the Commission in its consideration of the proposals of Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership and Bell Canada (collectively, the Bell companies), MTS Allstream Inc. (MTS Allstream), and TELUS Communications Company (TCC) to dispose of the funds remaining in their deferral accounts, these companies are requested to provide a response to the additional interrogatories provided in the attachment by 25 May 2010.

Should any party wish to file additional comments with respect to the responses of the Bell companies, MTS Allstream and TCC, they may do so by 1 June 2010.  Further, the Bell companies, MTS Allstream and TCC may file reply comments with respect to these additional comments by 8 June 2010.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by

Lynne Fancy
Director General
Competition, Costing & Tariffs

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

Encl.:  Interrogatories
Distribution List

Attachment 1

Interrogatory for the Bell companies

Deferral Account Balance

Attachment 2

Interrogatory for MTS Allstream

Deferral Account Balance

Attachment 3

Interrogatories for TCC

Deferral Account Balance

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