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Ottawa, 16 September 2010

File Ref.: 8660-M59-201008243


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

Dear Ms Griffin-Muir

Re: Part VII Application by MTS Allstream seeking Competitor Quality of Service Rebates from Bell and TELUS

On 13 May 2010, the Commission received the above mentioned Part VII application by MTS Allstream Inc., seeking rate rebates from Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership, and Bell Canada and TELUS Communications Company for failing to meet approved standards for provisioning competitor digital network services.

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:

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.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by

Lynne Fancy for / Mario Bertrand
Director, Competition Implementation and Technology

cc: Bell Aliant
Bell Canada
TELUS Communications Company
Okacha Merabet, CRTC

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