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Ottawa, 2 May 2012

File No.: 8740-C1-201205089

By Email

Louise Robichaud
Chief Financial Officer
Cochrane Telecom Services
153 Sixth Avenue
PO Box 640
Cochrane, Ontario
P0L 1C0

RE:  Tariff Notice 61 – Access Services Tariff

Dear Madam:

On 26 April 2012, the Commission received the above-mentioned tariff notice submitted by Cochrane Telecom Services, in which the company proposed to revise its General Tariff to reflect the elimination of the equal access rate that the Commission had approved for a ten-year period in Decision 2001-583.  The company submitted that its application was a Group A retail tariff filing under 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).

Commission staff considers that the application does not meet the definition of a Group A retail tariff filing as indicated in Information Bulletin 2010-455 because it does not deal with services provided to retail customers, but with services that would be provided only to competitors.  For efficiency, the Commission will process this application as a Competitor tariff filing rather than close the file and require the company to refile it as a new application.

Accordingly, the application will follow the procedures described in Information Bulletin 2010-455 for Competitor tariffs:

-   Interested parties may file interventions within 30 calendar days of the filing date of an application; and

-   the applicant may file reply comments within 10 calendar days of the deadline for filing interventions.

Cochrane Telecom Services is therefore not to implement its proposed tariff until a Commission order is issued disposing of this application.

Yours sincerely,

‘Original signed by M. Murray’

Michel Murray
Director, Decisions and Operations

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

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