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Ottawa, 22 February 2013

Videotron G.P. – Withdrawal of multi-frequency signalling and removal of references to rates for line-side interconnection arrangements

File number: Videotron Tariff Notice 41

1. The Commission received an application from Quebecor Media Inc., on behalf of its affiliate Videotron G.P. (Videotron), dated 20 December 2012, in which Videotron proposed changes to its Access Services Tariff items 302.1 – Feature Group D Interconnecting Circuits and 501 – Call Routing – Location Number Routing (LRN) Absent.

2. Specifically, Videotron proposed to withdraw references to multi-frequency signalling because its switching equipment no longer supports this signalling technique. Videotron also submitted that it did not have any customers for the service and had never received any requests from service providers for its provision.

3. Videotron also proposed to remove references to charges for line-side interconnection, submitting that the technology associated with offering the service was obsolete and that its clients and partners had never requested the service.

4. The Commission approved Videotron’s application on an interim basis in Telecom Order 2013-20.

5. The Commission did not receive any comments regarding Videotron’s application. The public record of this proceeding, which closed on 14 February 2013, is available on the Commission’s website at under “Public Proceedings” or by using the file number provided above.

6. The Commission notes that since no customers subscribe to these services, customer notification was not required. The Commission considers that Videotron’s proposal complies with the requirements set out in Telecom Decision 2008-22, in which the Commission revised its procedures for dealing with applications to destandardize and/or withdraw tariffed services.1

7. Accordingly, the Commission considers that Videotron’s proposal is acceptable.

8. In light of the above, the Commission approves on a final basis Videotron’s application.

Secretary General

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[1] These procedures were summarized in Telecom Information Bulletin 2010-455.

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