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Ottawa, 10 August 2010

Our Reference: 8662-Q15-201012070


Dennis Beland
Senior Director
Regulatory Affairs, Telecom
Quebecor Media Inc.

Ken Engelhart
Senior Vice President
Rogers Communications Partnership

Jonathan Daniels
Vice President – Regulatory Law
Bell Canada
160 Elgin Street, 19th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario  K2P 2C4 

Dear Sirs:

Re: Part VII Application for relief with respect to routing of toll traffic destined to SILECs via Bell Canada’s transit service tariff

On 30 July 2010 the Commission received an application for interim relief on the above matter submitted by Quebecor Media Inc. (on behalf of its affiliate Videotron Ltd.) and Rogers Communications Partnership (on behalf of Rogers Cable, Rogers Wireless and Fido Solutions) (collectively, the applicants), requesting that the Commission direct Bell Canada to not block or apply surcharges as of 4 August 2010 to toll traffic originating from the CLECs that is destined to Small Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers (SILECs) and received by Bell Canada over Local Transit trunks.

Bell Canada responded to the interim relief application on 3 August 2010 stating that it would suspend blocking of the above mentioned toll traffic until Monday 16 August 2010. 

Bell Canada reserved the right to comment on the interim relief application before
16 August 2010.

On 6 August 2010 the Commission received a detailed Part VII from the applicants for final relief.

Bell Canada may file comments on the interim relief request, serving copies on the applicants, by 13 August 2010, and the applicants may file reply comments, serving Bell Canada, by 16 August 2010.

The Commission intends to issue its determination on the interim relief application and the associated process for consideration of the above Part VII application by 25 August 2010.

Until such time as the Commission renders its determination, Bell Canada is required to maintain the existing arrangements with regards to termination of CLEC toll traffic over Local Transit trunks to SILECs.

All submissions must actually be received by the Commission at the above mentioned dates and not merely sent.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by

Lynne Fancy
Director General
Competition, Costing and Tariffs

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