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Ottawa, 21 December 2011

Our reference: 8740-B54-201114644


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

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Mr. Denis E. Henry
Vice-President, Regulatory, Government and Public Law
Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership
160 Elgin Street, 19th floor
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2C4

RE: Bell Aliant Tariff Notice 383 and Bell Canada Tariff Notice 7329 – High Definition Serial Digital Video Channel Service

Dear Sirs,

On 4 November 2011, the Commission received applications by Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership and Bell Canada, respectively under Tariff Notices 383 and 7329, in which the companies proposed changes to their General Tariffs to introduce Item 4623 – High Definition Serial Digital Video Local Channel Service (HD SDI service).

Commission staff notes that, in TELUS Communication Company – Application regarding Bell Canada’s high definition serial digital interface local video channel service, Telecom Decision CRTC 2011-800, 21 December 2011, the Commission determined that Bell Canada’s HD SDI service was not forborne in certain geographical areas. In that
decision, Bell Canada was directed to file a new general tariff item for its HD SDI service, within 30 days of the date of that decision, and to bring all existing HD SDI arrangements it offers or provides in its operating territory in compliance with the new tariff item within 30 days of its approval.

Consequently, these applications, which exclude the census metropolitan areas of Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, are closed.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by

Suzanne Bédard
Senior Manager, Tariffs

c.c.: Sylvie Labbé, CRTC (819) 953-4945,

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