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Ottawa, 12 January 2012

File No.:  8740-Q2-201200162


Mr. Barry Stone
Carrier Relations and Regulatory Affairs
Quadro Communications Co-operative Inc.
1845 Road 164, Box 101
Kirkton, Ontario
N0K 1K0

RE:  Tariff Notice 27 – Various tariff items

Dear Sir:

On 9 January 2011, the Commission received the above-mentioned tariff notice from Quadro Communication Co-operative Inc., in which the company proposed to increase rates for a number of its tariffed services.

Paragraph 28(1)(a) of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure provides that the Commission may request parties to file information, particulars, or documents where needed.

Commission staff notes that rate changes for two of the items, Service Charges Schedule and Private Branch Exchange Service, are changes to rates for residential and/or business services, which are assigned to the first and second price cap baskets.  As a result, the company should demonstrate that its proposals to change rates for these services follow the pricing rules set out for those baskets in Revised regulatory framework for the small incumbent local exchange carriers, Telecom Decision CRTC 2006-14, 29 March 2006, and Regulatory framework for the small incumbent local exchange carriers, Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-788, 17 December 2009.

Based on Appendix 1, paragraph 13, of Approval mechanisms for retail and CLEC tariffs, Telecom Decision CRTC 2008-74, 21 August 2008, the company’s cover letter should include a reference to the specific tariffed rate when it is proposing to use an already-approved rate. In footnote 6, referenced in that paragraph, the Commission specifies that the “source company name, tariff name or number, and the specific tariff item must be identified for each proposed rate item that will use an existing rate from another company.”

The company is requested to provide the required information by 20 January 2012. The company should submit this supplemental information under the original Tariff Notice number.  However, if the company modifies any of the proposed tariff pages, such changes must be submitted under an A-filing to Tariff Notice 27.

Consequently, this application, along with any associated subsequent revisions, will not be approved on an interim basis on the 15th calendar day following their receipt.  However, the Commission intends to dispose of this application, along with all associated subsequent revisions, within 45 business days of receipt of the filing.

Yours sincerely,

‘Original signed by S. Bédard’

Suzanne Bédard
Senior Manager, Tariffs

cc:  Brendan Keown, CRTC (819) 997-4461,
Laurie Ventura, CRTC (819) 997-4589,

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