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Ottawa, 27 May 2010
File No.: 8740-B2-201008301
BY E- MAIL
Mr. David Palmer
Director – Regulatory Affairs
160 Elgin St., 19th Floor
Dear Mr. Palmer:
RE: Bell Canada Tariff Notice 7258
On 13 May 2010, the Commission received an application by Bell Canada, in which the company proposed revisions to its Special Facilities Tariff (SFT), Item N1(c) – Private Label Internet Service (PLI), to extend a contract to 6 December 2011. The company also proposed to withdraw current Items N1(a) – PLI and N1(b) – PLI.
Bell Canada further requested that the Commission ratify the rates for the period 6 December 2009, the expiry date of the contract, to the proposed effective date of 12 June 2010 related to the contract extension, pursuant subsection 25(4) of the Telecommunications Act.
Commission staff notes that Bell Canada filed this application as a Competitor Tariff Notice. However, Commission staff notes that SFTs are classified as retail services, unless otherwise noted, as per Regulatory framework for second price cap period, Telecom Decision CRTC 2002-34, 30 May 2002. As such, the Commission will process this application as a Retail Group B filing, as outlined in Approval mechanisms for retail and CLEC tariffs, Telecom Decision CRTC 2008-74, 21 August 2008. In that Decision, the Commission determined that Group B tariff filings will be approved on an interim basis on the 15th calendar day after they are filed, unless Commission staff issues a letter prior to the 15th calendar day indicating otherwise.
The Commission is considering the company’s request for ratification. Consequently, this application, and any subsequent amendments associated with it, will not be approved on an interim basis on the 15th calendar day after they were received.
The Commission intends to dispose of this application, along with any subsequent amendments associated with it, within 45 business days of receipt.
‘Original signed by S. Bédard’
Senior Manager, Tariffs
cc: Cliff Abbott, CRTC (819) 997-4509
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