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Ottawa, 21 March 2012

File Nos.:  8740-B58-201202390

By E-mail

Natalie MacDonald
Vice President, Regulatory
EastLink Bluewater Communications Inc.
6080 Young Street, Suite 801
P.O. Box 8660, Station A
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3K 5M3

RE:  Bluewater TV Cable Tariff Notice 7 and EastLink Tariff Notice 32 - Port-Out Cancellation Charge

Dear Madam:

On 7 March 2012, the Commission received applications from EastLink, on behalf of itself and Bluewater TV Cable, proposing revisions to each company’s General Tariff to remove references to the port-out cancellation charge.

EastLink submitted that these applications were in the nature of housekeeping changes intended to reflect the forbearance from regulation of these charges for Bell Canada and Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership.  EastLink also submitted that its applications were Group B tariff applications.

Commission staff notes that these applications raise procedural issues that require additional consideration.

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

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by M. Murray (for)

Suzanne Bédard
Senior Manager, Tariffs

cc:  Joseph Cabrera, CRTC (819) 934-6352,

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