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Ottawa, 6 March 2012
File Nos.: 8740-B54-201115858
Mr. Denis Henry
Vice-President – Regulatory, Government Affairs and Public Law
160 Elgin Street, 19th floor
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Mr. Philippe Gauvin
Counsel - Regulatory Law and Policy
160 Elgin Street, 19th floor
Re: Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership’s Tariff Notices 390 and 390A and Bell Canada’s Tariff Notices 7337 and 7337A – Introduction of Access to 9-1-1 ALI Information
The Commission received applications by Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership and Bell Canada (collectively, the Bell companies), dated 6 December 2011, in which they proposed changes to item 1400 – 9-1-1 Public Emergency Reporting Service of their respective General Tariffs, in order to introduce Access to 9-1-1 Automatic Location Identification (ALI) Information.
The Bell companies are to file responses to the attached interrogatories by 16 March 2012.
All parties may submit reply comments pertaining to the additional information provided to the Commission by 23 March 2012.
Copies of the documents should also be sent to Greg Milosek (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Original signed by
Director, Costing and Competitive Services
cc: MTS Allstream Inc., email@example.com
Rogers Communications Partnership, firstname.lastname@example.org
Interrogatories for the Bell companies’ TNs 390, 390A, 7337, and 7337A
Refer to paragraph 8 of the Bell companies’ response comments to Eastlink, dated 2 February 2012, where the Bell companies listed sub-activities related to the “CISC – Ongoing support of Task Identification” major activity included in its cost study, including:
(i) Task identification associated with providing Access to 9-1-1 ALI information service,
(ii) Task Identification Form (TIF) 64 analysis and assessment in pursuit of complying with mandated tasks, and
(iii) Providing ESWG with suggestions, alternatives and assessments in support of 9-1-1 ALI information service
Provide responses to the following:
a) Describe each of the above three sub-activities and provide justification as to why they are viewed to be causal to the service.
b) Provide a breakdown of the proposed CISC PWAC costs by each of the three sub-activities.
c) Quantify the expenses included in the PWAC for “CISC – Ongoing support of Task Identification” that were incurred prior to the Commission’s approval of the recommendations contained in consensus report ESRE0055 in Telecom Decision CRTC 2011-309, CISC consensus reports – Emergency Services Working Group, 11 May 2011. Explain why any of these CISC expenses were included in the cost study.
d) Explain whether any expenses included in the PWAC for “CISC – Ongoing support of Task Identification” form part of expenses that are to be excluded from regulatory economic studies as specified in Appendix 1 of Telecom Decision CRTC 2008-14, Review of certain Phase II costing issues, 21 February 2008 (e.g. personnel expenses from regulatory, legal, or product/service development entities as identified in Appendix 1). If so, explain why such expenses were included in the cost study.
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