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Ottawa, February 1st, 2013

Our reference: 8640-M5-201213165

BY EMAIL

Mr. R. B. Banks
Mornington Communications Co-operative Limited
16 Mill Street East
Milverton, ON
N0K 1M0
rbanks@mornington.ca

RE: Application for forbearance from the regulation of business local exchange services in the Milverton exchange

Dear Sir,

On 19 October 2012, the Commission received a Part 1 application by Mornington Communications Co-operative Limited (Mornington), requesting forbearance from the regulation of 12 business local exchange services in the exchange of Milverton, Ontario.

While reviewing Mornington’s application, Commission staff found inconsistencies between the list of requested services and Mornington’s current tariff pages, as well as other inconsistencies in the information provided in the company’s application.

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.

Mornington is requested to provide comprehensive answers, including rationale and any supporting information, to the attached questions by 8 February 2013.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by

Michel Murray
Director, Regulatory Implementation
Telecommunications

cc: bell.regulatory@bell.ca
Regulatory.Affairs@telus.com;
Natalie.MacDonald@corp.eastlink.ca;
David.Watt@rci.rogers.com

Laurie Ventura, CRTC (819) 997-4589, laurie.ventura@crtc.gc.ca

ATTACHMENT

Request for information

1. In paragraph 7 of its application, Mornington notes that the list of services and the associated tariff and item numbers listed in Appendix 1 is consistent with those set out in General Tariff CRTC 25470, Item 100.4.02, Section 170, Section 210, Section 490, and Section 820. In an appendix to its application, Mornington provided the following list of services for which it requested forbearance (with respect to business services only):

 

CRTC Tariff Section Number Tariff Item Number Service Name
Section 100 Item 4.02 B1 Primary Exchange service
Section 110 Item 1 – 6 Service Charges for Business
Section 130 Items 1 -4 Construction Charges
Section 170 Item 2 Business Service Definition
Section 210 Items 1 – 5 Centrex Services
Section 260 Items 1 -2 Interexchange channels
Section 270 Items 1 – 3 Digital Network Access
Section 310 Item 1 Foreign Exchange Channels
Section 490   Custom Calling Features Business
Section 500 Items 1-2 All in one Bundle Business rates
Section 820 Items 1-3 Business Voice Mail services
Section 850 Items 1-4 Customer Equipment used on the network.

Commission staff has noted the following inconsistencies between the proposed list of services and Mornington’s current tariff pages:

a. The following Sections of Mornington’s General Tariff should either be updated in the company’s online tariffs on its website, or the company should explain why there is a discrepancy between the online tariffs and those in the Commission’s files:

  • Section 210 – page 6 (which includes items 4.12 to 5.01) is missing from the company’s online tariffs, but exists in the Commission’s files.
  • Section 490 – Custom Calling Features Business – the company’s tariffs indicate that the associated item number is 3. However, page 1a, which includes item 3 (d), Call Waiting, is missing from the company’s online tariffs, but exists in the Commission’s files.
  • Section 500 – the company has listed items 1 and 2, with the service name “All in one Bundle Business rates.” However, the company’s online tariff pages indicate that Section 500 is “Reserved,” while the service exists in the Commission’s files.

b. The company has referred to Section 260, items 1 and 2, as “Interexchange channels.” However, the heading on the associated tariff pages is “Intra Exchange Channels and Distance Charges.” Confirm the correct title for this service.

c. The company has referred to Section 270, items 1 to 3, with the service name “Digital Network Access.” However, the company’s tariff pages indicate that Section 270 is “Reserved for Future Use.” Confirm whether Mornington is seeking forbearance for this service and, if so, where in its General Tariff this service appears.

d. The company has referred to Section 850, items 1 to 4, with the service name “Customer Equipment used on the network.” However, the heading on the associated tariff pages is “Use of Customer-Provided Equipment with the Company’s Facilities.” In addition, the company’s online tariffs and the Commission’s files refer to an effective date of 1998 08 01 on page 3, revision 1.

Confirm 

(i) the correct title for this service, and

(ii) whether this is the current version of this page 3.

1. In paragraph 3 of its application, Mornington notes that EastLink began offering business services in the Milverton exchange during the week of 20 August 2012. In paragraph 12, the company notes that competition began in the exchange on 14 August 2012. Confirm the correct date for the beginning of competition in this exchange.

2. In paragraphs 10 v. and 11 iii., the company has provided two different figures for its total number of business access lines in the entire exchange of Milverton. Confirm the number of business access lines in that exchange.

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