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Our Reference: 8661-C12-201102350

Ottawa, 6 January 2012


Mr. Philippe Gauvin
Counsel, Regulatory Law & Policy
Bell Canada
160 Elgin Street, 19th floor
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2C4

Re:  Request for extension of time regarding service charge associated with capacity model approved in Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2011-703

In Billing practices for wholesale residential high-speed access services, Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2011-703, 15 November 2011, the Commission noted that certain network providers may incur additional service order costs related to the provision of services to independent service providers. Accordingly, the Commission determined that under the approved capacity model the service charge rate associated with the network capacity in 100 Mbps increments will apply on a per-order basis, independent of the number of increments.

The Commission also directed Bell Aliant Regional Communications Limited Partnership (Bell Aliant) and Bell Canada (together, the Bell companies) to file for approval, by 19 December 2011, tariffs and supporting cost studies for its proposed service charge rate. Following a request by the Bell companies to extend the filing date, the Commission granted an extension to 16 January 2012 for the filing of the tariffs and supporting cost studies.

In order to expedite the rate review and approval process, the Bell companies are to respond to the attached interrogatories by 16 January 2012.  These responses are to be received, and not merely sent, by this date. In its response, the Bell companies are to disclose, on the public record, the occurrence rates (column b) and the time estimates (column f) for each sub-activity to be identified in Table 1 of the attachment. Commission staff notes that it has previously required the disclosure of similar competitor-only costing information in a Commission staff letter dated 12 May 2910, in the proceeding associated with Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership Tariff Notice (TN) 269 and Bell Canada TN 72051.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by:

Yvan Davidson
Senior Manager, Competitor Services and Costing

cc:   Doug Thurston, 
       Interested Parties to Telecom Notice of Consultation 2011-77

[1] CRTC file numbers 8740-B2-200908569 and 8740-B54-200908543

Encl.:   Attachment


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The Bell Companies

  1. With respect to the Bell companies’ tariff notice applications for the proposed service order charge to be filed on 16 January 2012;

a)  Complete Table 1 (see next page) which provides the assumptions and development of the unit costs by sub-activity.

b)  Provide a detailed description of each sub-activity provided in column (a) of the template, including the purpose and function of the sub-activity.

c)  Provide the methodology and assumptions used to arrive at the occurrence rate (percentage of time that an activity is expected to occur) and the time estimate for each sub-activity.  If the occurrence rates or time estimates are based on inputs other than from a subject matter expert (SME) inputs, then describe the source and vintage of the data used.

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