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Ottawa, 31 August 2010

Our Reference: 8638-C12-200903890


Mr. Denis Henry
Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs
Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership
160 Elgin Street, 19th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario  K2P 2C4

Mr. David Palmer
Director, Regulatory Affairs
Bell Canada
160 Elgin Street, 19th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario  K2P 2C4

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

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

Mr. Robert Hersche
Director, Regulatory Affairs
Saskatchewan Telecommunications
2121 Saskatchewan Drive
Regina, Saskatchewan  S4P 3Y2  

Dear Madams, Sirs:

Re:  Follow-up to Policy 2009-34 – Line-Sharing Service

In Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-34 (Regulatory Policy 2009-34) the Commission, amongst other matters, confirmed that the wholesale central-office-based (CO) line-sharing service (Line-Sharing service) provided by the incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) would continue to be classified as conditional essential, consistent with Telecom Decision CRTC 2008-17.

Following the release of Regulatory Policy 2009-34, and further to Commission staff letters dated 20 February 2009 and 22 May 2009, the ILECs filed for Commission approval revised tariff pages for their respective Line-Sharing services.

On 13 November 2009, a Commission staff letter was issued suspending consideration of the Line-Sharing service proceeding pending the Commission’s determinations in Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2009-261 (NoC 2009-261).  This suspension resulted from a view that the determinations reached in NoC 2009-261 could impact the forecast demand for the proposed Line-Sharing services.

On 30 August 2010, the Commission issued Telecom Regulatory Policy 2010-632 that dealt with the matters raised in NoC 2009-261.  In that Regulatory Policy, the Commission determined that there would be no requirement to mandate the provisioning of wholesale CO-based ADSL access services.  Commission staff therefore considers that the demand, costs, and rates proposed by each ILEC for their respective Line-Sharing services submitted in the proceeding do not need to be updated.  Accordingly, Commission staff sets out the following process to conclude the Line-Sharing service proceeding:

a) Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership (Bell Aliant) and Bell Canada are to place their annual demand estimates on the public record, consistent with paragraph 3-83 of the ILECs’ regulatory economic studies manual, by 7 September 2010.

b) Bell Aliant is to place its entire response to interrogatory Bell Aliant(CRTC)30Jul09-4 TN 353 on the public record by 7 September 2010.

c) Parties may file further comments by 24 September 2010, serving a copy on all entities set out in the attached distribution list.

d) Parties may file final reply comments by 8 October 2010, serving a copy on all entities set out in the attached distribution list.

Submissions must be actually received, not merely filed and served by the dates indicated.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by

Yvan Davidson
Senior Manager, Costing & Competitive Services

c.c.: Trichur Krishnan, CRTC, (819) 953-9584,

Distribution List

Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership:  
Bell Canada:
MTS Allstream Inc.:
Saskatchewan Telecommunications:
TELUS Communications Company:
Distributel Communications Limited:
Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc.:
Cybersurf Corp.:
Coalition of Internet Service Providers Inc.:
Nexicom Telecommunications Inc.:
Wightman Telecom Ltd.:
Hay Communications Co-operative Limited:
Sogetel Inc.:
Téléphone Milot Inc.:
La Compagnie de téléphone Upton Inc.:
Téléphone Guèvremont inc.:
CityWest Telephone Corporation:
North Frontenac Telephone Corporation Ltd.:
Téléphone de St-Éphrem Inc.:
O.N.Tel Inc.:
La Compagnie de téléphone de Warwick:
Execulink Telecom Inc.:
La Compagnie de téléphone de St-Victor:
Dryden Municipal Telephone System:
People's Tel Limited Partnership:
La Compagnie de Téléphone de Lambton Inc.:
La Cie de Téléphone de Courcelles Inc.:
Tuckersmith Communications Co-operative Limited:
Roxborough Telephone Company Limited:
Quadro Communications Co-Operative Inc.:
NRTC Communications:
Mornington Communications Co-operative Limited:
Lansdowne Rural Telephone Company Ltd.:
Huron Telecommunications Co-Operative Ltd.:
Gosfield North Communication Co-operative Limited:
Northwestel Inc. Norouestel Inc.:
Brooke Telecom Co-operative Ltd.:
Bruce Telecom:
Amtelecom Inc.:
NorthernTel Limited Partnership:

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28 Main Street
P.O. Box 580
Westport, Ontario  K0G 1X0

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