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Ottawa, 07 March 2012

File Nos.: TCC TN 428 – 8740-T66-201202134
             TCI TN 639 – 8740-T42-201202142
             TCBC TN 4351 – 8740-T46-201202150


Mr. Hal Reirson
Senior Regulatory Advisor
Telecom Policy & Regulatory Affairs
TELUS Communications Company
30-10020-100 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 0N5

RE: Amalgamation of Digital Network Access Tariffs

Dear Sir:

On 27 February 2012, the Commission received applications by TELUS Communications Company (TCC), under TCC TN 428, TCI TN 639, and TCBC TN 4351, in which the company proposed to amalgamate its Digital Network Access (DNA) tariffs to merge, align, and simplify the services in the three tariffs. In summary, the company’s proposal included

• making housekeeping changes associated with this amalgamation,
• removing a restriction about placing Digital Exchange Access (DEA) and other similar services on separate DS-3 services, and
• simplifying rates, including removing certain elements from its tariffs.

TCC filed its applications as Group B tariff filings. However, Commission staff notes that the company has proposed to remove elements from its tariffs – as described in paragraphs 5 a), b), c) and d) of its cover letter – without filing withdrawal applications.

Commission staff also notes that Approval processes for tariff applications and intercarrier agreements, Telecom Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-455, 5 July 2010, as amended from time to time (Information Bulletin 2010-455), sets out the process the applicant must follow when proposing destandarization and/or withdrawal of tariffed services.

Commission staff notes that paragraph 22(2) of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure (the Rules of Procedure) sets out the information that applicants must include in their applications and paragraph 59 of the Rules of Procedure specifies the procedural requirements established for the approval of a new or amended tariff or an agreement. Paragraph 8 of the Rules of Procedure provides that the Commission may return an application or close a file that does not meet these requirements.

Because TCC’s application does not comply with the Commission requirements for destandardization/withdrawal of services, as described in Information Bulletin 2010-455, this file is closed.

TCC may submit a new application addressing the above-mentioned concerns. The application must be presented in the form of a new destandardization/withdrawal application that includes the elements the company proposes to remove from its tariffs. The company may file a new Group B Tariff Notice for the remaining elements of its application.

When filing its new Group B application, the company is to be as specific as possible about where it has changed or deleted information from its previous tariffs.

Yours sincerely,

‘Original signed by M. Murray (for)

Suzanne Bédard
Senior Manager, Tariffs

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

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