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Ottawa, 19 June 2012

Our Reference: 8740-S22-201207465

By Email

Mr. Robert Hershe
Director of Regulatory Affairs

Subject: Tariff Notice 270 – Payphone Per Call Compensation

Dear Mr. Hershe:

On 13 June 2012, the Commission received an application from SaskTel for approval of its proposed revised tariff for the Payphone Compensation per Call service.

SaskTel proposed to use the regulatory economic cost study put forth by Telus as a proxy for its own costs for the service.  SaskTel further proposed to use Telus’ approved rate of $0.2630 per call.

Commission staff notes that in Decision 2008-14, Review of certain Phase II cost issues, the Commission prescribed the use of company-specific costs for the development of regulatory economic cost studies used in support of tariff applications.

Commission staff further notes that, at paragraph 2-16 of SaskTel’s regulatory economic study manual, it is stated that ‘Regulatory economic studies are filed in support of tariff applications with respect to competitor services’.

In light of the above, Commission staff is returning the application.  SaskTel may re-file its application with its own regulatory economic cost study in support.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by :

Yvan Davidson
Costing & Competitive Services

c:  Marc Pilon, CRTC

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