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Ottawa, 1 May 2012

File No.:  8740-Q2-201204750


Mr. Barry Stone
Carrier Relations and Regulatory Affairs
Quadro Communications Co-operative Inc.
1845 Road 164
P.O. Box 101
Kirkton , Ontario
N0K 1K0

RE:       Quadro Communications Co-operative Inc. Tariff Notice 29 – Bundle

Dear Sir:

On 20 April 2012, the Commission received an application by Quadro Communications Co-operative Inc. (Quadro), under cover of Tariff Notice 29, in which the company proposed to introduce six new residential and six new business bundled services.  The company indicated that its application was filed as a Group B tariff filing.

Commission staff notes that Section 22(2) of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure sets out the information that applicants must include in their applications, and that Section 8 provides that the Commission may return an application or close a file that does not meet these requirements. Commission staff also notes that pursuant to Approval processes for tariff applications and intercarrier agreements, Telecom Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-455, 5 July 2010 (Information Bulletin 2010-455), Group B filings must be made by filing, among other things, any supporting documentation required by the practice of the Commission.

Commission staff notes that the Commission has sometimes deemed it acceptable for small ILECs to propose rates for new services in the fourth basket, pursuant to Decision 2001-756 and as reiterated in Decision 2006-141, based on rates that the Commission has already

approved for another ILEC for the same service instead of submitting cost data.  Additionally, the Commission directed that such applications should reference when and where the Commission approved the rate. Commission staff notes that the company did not provide sufficient information in support of the proposed rates for the majority of its proposed service bundles. 

Because Quadro’s application does not comply with the Commission requirements pertaining to tariff applications described in Information Bulletin 2010-455, nor with Decisions 2001-756 and 2006-14, this file is closed.  The company may file a new application providing all the required information under the cover of a new tariff notice.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by M. Murray

Michel Murray
Director, Decisions & Operations

cc:  Bob Martin, CRTC (819) 953-3361,

[1]  Regulatory framework for the small incumbent telephone companies, Decision CRTC 2001-756, 14 December 2001, and Revised regulatory framework for the small incumbent local exchange carriers, Telecom Decision CRTC 2006-14, 29 March 2006

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