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Ottawa, January 22, 2013

Our reference: 8740-B54-2013002272 8740-B54-201300227
8740-B2-201300235

BY EMAIL

Denis E. Henry
Vice-President – Regulatory, Government Affairs and Public Law
Bell Aliant
FL. 19
160 Elgin Street
Ottawa, ON
K2P 2C4
regulatory@bell.aliant.ca

Philippe Gauvin
Senior Counsel – Regulatory Law & Policy
Bell Canada
FL. 19
160 Elgin Street
Ottawa, ON
K2P 2C4
bell.regulatory@bell.ca

RE: Bell Aliant Tariff Notice 427 and Bell Canada Tariff Notice 7375 – Megalink Service

Dear Sirs:

On 8 January 2013, Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership and Bell Canada (the companies) submitted Tariff Notices 427 and 7375, respectively, proposing changes to the companies’ General Tariff – Item 5201, Megalink Service.
Paragraph 28(1)(a) of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure provides that the Commission may request parties to file information or documents where needed.

The companies are requested to provide a complete response, with supporting rationale, to the attached questions by 8 February 2013.

Copies of the documents should also be sent to imen.arfaoui@crtc.gc.ca.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by Robert Martin for

Michel Murray
Director, Regulatory Implementation
Telecommunications

c.c.: imen.arfaoui@crtc.gc.ca

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Questions

The companies have proposed to provide eligible business customers monthly rate discounts at the companies' discretion, for the access component of their Megalink services..

  1. Identify the criteria, with example scenarios, that the companies will use to determine whether the proposed discount will be offered to a given customer.
  2. Provide the companies’ views as to whether the criteria provided in response to question 1 above should be outlined in the companies’ tariffs. If the response is that the criteria should not be outlined in the tariff, explain why not.
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