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Ottawa, 5 November 2010

Our Reference: 8340-B2-200917453


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

Mr. Denis E. Henry
Vice-President – Legal, Regulatory and Government
Affairs & Chief of Privacy
Bell Aliant
160 Elgin Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K2P 2C4

Dear Sirs:

Re: Bell Canada and Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership – Enhanced Community Notification Service Agreement for access to 9-1-1 Database

On 27 October 2010, the Commission received applications by Bell Canada and Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership (Bell Aliant) proposing revisions to their Enhanced Community Notification Service (eCANs) agreement for access to the 9-1-1 database.

he companies indicated that they were modifying the agreement, based on feedback from the municipalities, to permit the municipalities to terminate the eCANs agreement in the event of an increase in excess of 10 percent in the tariffed rates associated with eCANS as well as to amend the initial term and renewal periods of the agreement. The companies also noted that they were making certain housekeeping changes to the agreement.

The companies also requested that the Commission consider expediting the filing process such that interested parties may file interventions within 10 calendar days of the filing date of this application and the companies would be required to file reply comments within three calendar days of such comments.

Commission staff notes that it is awaiting an amendment to the agreement to correct various references. Under the circumstances, the Commission will not be able to grant Bell Canada’s and Bell Aliant’s request for an expedited process. Commission staff notes however that, pursuant to subsection 61(2) of the Telecommunications Act, the Commission may be able to dispose of the application on an interim basis.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by

Suzanne Bédard
Senior Manager, Tariffs

c.c. Christine Bailey, (819) 997-4557,
      Parties to Telecom Decision 2007-13


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