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Ottawa, 18 September 2014

File number:  8740-B2-201408914, 8740-B2-201408956, 8740-B2-201408914 and 8740-B54-201408998


Ms Suzanne Morin
General Counsel - Regulatory & Privacy Chief
Bell Aliant Regional Communications
160 Elgin Street, 19th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario  K2P 2C4

Mr. Philippe Gauvin
Counsel – Regulatory Law and Policy
Bell Canada
160 Elgin St., Floor 19
Ottawa, Ontario  K2P 2C4

Re:  Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership Tariff Notices 495 and 496, and Bell Canada Tariff Notices 7438 and 7439

Dear Madam/Sir:

On 2 September 2014, the Commission received applications by Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership and Bell Canada, under Tariff Notices 495 and 496, and Tariff Notices 7438 and 7439, respectively.

The Bell companies indicated that they had filed a separate Part 1 application, on the same date, in which they were proposing to reverse certain time-limited exogenous adjustments which had been approved by the Commission but have since expired.

In the Tariff Notices, the Bell companies proposed revisions to item 70 – Rate Schedules for Primary Exchange (Local) Service and item 5010 – Digital Channel Service in each of their General Tariffs. In addition, Bell Canada proposed revision to its General Tariff Item 2150 – Push-Button Dialing. The Bell companies submitted that the Tariff applications and other measures, set out in the Part 1 application, would bring their prices into compliance with the revised service band limits.

Commission staff notes that disposition of the Tariff applications will depend on the disposition of the Part 1 application.

Consequently, these Tariff applications, along with any associated subsequent revisions, will not be approved on an interim basis on the 15th calendar day following receipt. However, the Commission intends to dispose of this application, along with any associated subsequent revisions, within 45 business days of receipt of the filings.


Original signed by

Michel Murray
Director, Regulatory Implementation
Telecommunications Sector

c. c.: Joseph Cabrera, CRTC, (819) 934-6352,

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