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Ottawa, May 30, 2013

Our reference: 8740-G1-201307299

BY EMAIL

Mr. Guy Cordeau
Téléphone Guèvremont inc.
5025 Marquette Road
St-Hyacinthe, Quebec J2R 2G7
gcordeau@maskatel.qc.ca

Dear Mr. Cordeau:

Re: Tariff Notice 61

On 14 May 2013, the Commission received an application by Téléphone Guèvremont inc. (Téléphone Guèvremont) under cover of Tariff Notice 61 (TN 61), in which the company proposed to introduce a rate range for the residential service, as well as a section regarding the reimbursement of the costs of implementing local competition (exogenous factor). The company indicated that its application qualified as a Group A filing.

Commission staff notes that paragraph 22(2) of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure (the Rules of Procedure) sets out the information that applicants must include in their applications, and that paragraph 59 specifies the procedural requirements established for the approval of a tariff or an agreement. Further, paragraph 8 of the Rules of Procedure provides that the Commission may return an application or close a file that does not meet these requirements. Commission staff also notes that, pursuant to Telecom Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-455 of 5 July 2010, entitled Approval processes for tariff applications and intercarrier agreements, and its amendments (Information Bulletin 2010-455), the applicant must file this tariff application as a Group B filing, as it addresses the following:

1- The introduction of a new rate range, which, according to IB 2010-455, is a change to the conditions of a tariff and is therefore part of the required criteria for a Group B filing.


2- The exogenous adjustment, according to Telecom Decision 2012-425, Téléphone Guèvremont inc. – Application to review and vary Telecom Decision 2012-37 regarding implementation of local competition, 7 August 2012, must be filed as a tariff notice, which in this case complies with the criteria for a Group B filing.

Because the application by Téléphone Guèvremont does not comply with the Commission requirements for tariff applications as described in Telecom Information Bulletin 2010-455, this file is closed.

Téléphone Guèvremont may file two separate Group B tariff applications to address the concerns listed above. Applications must be presented in the form of two new tariff notices.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by

Michel Murray
Director, Regulatory Implementation
Telecommunications

c.c.: Imen Arfaoui, CRTC, imen.arfaoui@crtc.gc.ca

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