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Ottawa, 18 July 2012

Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership – Withdrawal of Two Party Line service for business customers in Newfoundland and Labrador

File number: Tariff Notice 434

1. The Commission received an application by Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership (Bell Aliant), dated 7 May 2012, in which the company proposed changes to its General Tariff item 205.2 – Business Single-Line Access Service. Specifically, the company proposed to withdraw Two Party Line service for business customers in Newfoundland and Labrador.

2. Bell Aliant stated that there are currently no subscribers to this service and no new demand is anticipated. It also stated that new business customers would be provided with Individual Line Access Service, consistent with the company’s tariffs.

3. The Commission approved Bell Aliant’s application on an interim basis in Telecom Order 2012-302.

4. The Commission received no comments regarding Bell Aliant’s application. The public record of this proceeding, which closed on 19 June 2012, is available on the Commission’s website at under “Public Proceedings” or by using the file number provided above.

5. The Commission considers that Bell Aliant has complied with the requirements set out in Telecom Decision 2008-22, which revised the procedures for applications dealing with destandardization and/or withdrawal of tariffed services. The Commission notes that, since no customers currently subscribe to this service, a customer notice was not required.

6. Accordingly, the Commission approves on a final basis Bell Aliant’s application, effective the date of this order.

Secretary General

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