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Ottawa, 13 February 2012

Our Ref.: 8740-G1-201201475


Mr. Claude Beauregard
Téléphone Guèvremont inc.
5025 Marquette Street
Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec
J2R 2G7

Re:  Tariff Notice 60 – Local Network Interconnection

Dear Mr. Beauregard:

On 3 February 2012, the Commission received the above-mentioned tariff notice from Téléphone Guèvremont Inc. (Guèvremont). In its application, Guèvremont indicated that the proposed tariff was in response to Telecom Decision 2012-371 regarding Guèvremont’s implementation plan for local competition with respect to TELUS Communications Company and Cogeco Cable Inc.  The company indicated that its application qualified as a Group B retail filing pursuant to Telecom Information Bulletin 2010-455 – Approval processes for tariff applications and intercarrier agreements (Information Bulletin 2010-455), dated 5 July 2010.

Commission staff notes that Guèvremont included provisions regarding the treatment of imbalance traffic compensation which, in accordance with Telecom Decision 2010-787,2 apply only to the operating territories of Bell Aliant Regional Communications Limited Partnership and Bell Canada.  Commission staff considers that it is appropriate to remove those provisions from Guèvremont's tariff proposal.

Accordingly, staff requires Guèvremont to file an amended application that includes the changes set out in the Appendix no later than 20 February 2012.

Further, Commission staff considers that this application does not satisfy the definition of Group B retail tariff filings set out in Information Bulletin 2010-455, since it does not address services provided to retail customers, but rather services that would be provided only to competitors.  For purposes of efficiency, therefore, the Commission will process this application as a Competitor tariff filing rather than close the file and require the company to re-file it as a new application.

The application will therefore follow the procedure described in Information Bulletin
2010-455 regarding competitor tariffs:

-  Interested parties may file intervention within 30 calendar days of the filing date of an application; and

-  The applicant may file reply comments within 10 calendar days of the deadline for filing interventions.

Accordingly, the company is not to implement the proposed amendments until the Commission has rendered its determination regarding this application in the form of an order.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by:

Suzanne Bédard
Senior Manager, Tariffs

cc:   Sylvie Labbé, CRTC (819) 953-4945,
       Guy Cordeau,

[1] Téléphone Guèvremont inc. – Implementation of local competition for Cogeco Cable Inc., Telecom Decision CRTC 2012-37, 24 January 2012.

[2] Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership and Bell Canada – Proposed revision to the treatment of imbalance traffic compensation, Telecom Decision CRTC 2010-787, 25 October 2010, amended by Telecom Decision CRTC 2010-787-1, 16 August 2011.

Appendix – Requested changes to Guèvremont's tariff proposal

Guèvremont is to make the following changes to its tariff proposal:

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