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File No.: 8662-B54-201009051
Ottawa, 9 July 2010
Mr. Denis E. Henry
Legal, Regulatory and Government Affairs & Chief of Privacy
Mr. Mirko Bibic
Regulatory & Government Affairs
Dear Messrs. Henry and Bibic:
Re: Bell Aliant, Regional Communications, Limited Partnership and Bell Canada - Application to review and vary Telecom Decision CRTC 2010-255
By letter dated 28 May 2010, Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership (Bell Aliant) and Bell Canada (collectively, the companies) filed an application pursuant to Section 62 of the Telecommunications Act and Part VII of the CRTC Telecommunications Rules of Procedure. In their application, the companies requested that the Commission review and vary Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership and Bell Canada – Applications to introduce usage-based billing and other changes to Gateway Access Services, Telecom Decision CRTC 2010-255, 6 May 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.
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