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Ottawa, 17 April 2012

File Nos.: 8740-B2-201204404


Mr. Denis Henry
Vice-President – Regulatory, Government Affairs and Public Law
Bell Aliant
160 Elgin Street, 19th floor
Ottawa, Ontario
K2P 2C4

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Mr. Philippe Gauvin
Counsel - Regulatory Law and Policy
Bell Canada
160 Elgin Street, 19th floor
Ottawa, Ontario
K2P 2C4

RE: Tariff Notices – Bell Aliant TN 408 and Bell Canada TN 7353

Dear Sirs:

On 4 April 2012, the Commission received applications by Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership and Bell Canada under Tariff Notices 7353 and 408, respectively, in which the companies proposed changes to their Hosted IP Voice Services. The companies indicated that their applications are Group B retail tariff filings.

Commission staff notes that in Telecom Information Bulletin 2010-455, the Commission summarized the procedures that apply to the approval processes for tariff applications. That bulletin states that those applications categorized as Group B filings are approved on an interim basis on the 15th calendar day after they are received, unless Commission staff issues a letter prior to the 15th calendar day indicating otherwise. In this instance, the companies have requested an effective date of 18 April 2012, and staff notes that this date is 14, rather than 15, days after the Commission received the applications.

In addition, Commission staff notes that in view of the statutory holidays that occurred during this period, the Commission may be unable to dispose of the applications by the 15th calendar day. Consequently, these applications may 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 filing.

Yours sincerely,

‘Original signed by M. Murray’

Michel Murray
Director, Decisions and Operations

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

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