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Ottawa, 20 July 2012


Ms. Jodi Langlais
Office Manager
Dryden Municipal Telephone System
30 Van Horne Avenue
Dryden, Ontario
P8N 2A7

Dear Ms. Langlais:

RE: Your 5 July 2012 letter regarding Multi-Line Telephone Systems and Key Equipment

On 5 July 2012, the Commission received two submissions by Dryden Municipal Telephone System (Dryden), in which the company issued revised tariff pages to its General Tariff
(CRTC 25370) section 210, Meridian Electronic Business Telephone Sets and Add-on Nodules, and section 240, Multi-Line Telephone Systems and Key Equipment. Dryden stated that both submissions were made to reflect the Commission’s determinations in Telecom Decision 96-6. The company did not make its submissions as tariff applications with tariff notice numbers.

Commission staff notes that in Telecom Decision 96-6, the Commission forborne from regulating the sale, lease and maintenance of terminal equipment, and in that decision stated:

The independents are directed to file tariffs deleting reference to the sale, lease or maintenance of terminal equipment, as described above, upon approval by the Commission of a filing by each company or its association indicating that it has complied with the requirement to separate competitive terminal equipment assets, revenues and expenses from its rate base and shortfall determination.

Commission staff notes that, pursuant to Telecom Decision 96-6, Dryden should have filed, for the Commission’s approval, proposed tariffs deleting reference to the sale, lease or maintenance of terminal equipment

Commission staff also notes that, pursuant to Telecom Information Bulletin 2010-455, as amended from time to time, these applications should be filed in the form of new Group A

tariff notices. In addition, your correspondence should be addressed to Mr. John Traversy, Secretary General.

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure (the Rules of Procedure) provides that the Commission may close a file that does not meet its requirements. Because Dryden’s filing does not comply with the Commission requirements for tariff applications as described in both subsection 22(2) of the Rules of Procedure and Information Bulletin 2010-455, this file is closed.

Dryden may submit new tariff applications addressing the above-mentioned concerns.

Yours sincerely,

‘Original signed by M. Murray’

Michel Murray
Director, Decisions and Operations

c.c.: Joanne Baldassi, CRTC, (819) 997-3498,

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