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Ottawa, 27 February 2015
File number: Tariff Notice 58
La Compagnie de Téléphone de Lambton Inc. - Modifications to Support Structure Service
The Commission received an application from La Compagnie de Téléphone de Lambton Inc. (Lambton), dated 26 January 2015, in which the company proposed revisions to item 3.5 - Support Structure Service of its Access Services Tariff to comply with Telecom Decision 2014-389 and to harmonize the tariff information related to this service with that of Sogetel inc. (Sogetel) and Téléphone Milot inc. (Milot).
Specifically, Lambton added a definition of strand equipment and outlined the situations in which it is not necessary for a licenseeFootnote 1 to obtain requests for the use of support structures. Lambton specified that its support structure agreement (SSA), to which the company referredFootnote 2 in its proposed tariff pages, is consistent with the SSAs filed by Sogetel and Milot, and approved by the Commission in Telecom Order 2006-223. Lambton also introduced initial rates for non-recurring charges based on the rates approved for TELUS Communications Company and Télébec, Limited Partnership.Footnote 3
In Telecom Order 2015-33, the Commission approved Lambton’s application on an interim basis, effective 26 February 2015.
The Commission received no interventions regarding Lambton’s application. The public record of this proceeding, which closed on 4 February 2015, is available on the Commission’s website at www.crtc.gc.ca or by using the file number provided above.
The Commission has reviewed Lambton’s application and finds it to be reasonable. However, the Commission notes that in Telecom Order2006-223, it approved Sogetel’s and Milot’s SSAs subject to modifications to items 7.5, 7.11, and 16.0, which relate to construction standards, conditions for repairs to defective conduits, and contract duration, respectively. The Commission considers that Lambton should make the same modifications to its SSA.
In light of the above, the Commission approves on a final basis Lambton’s application, effective 26 February 2015, on the condition that Lambton makes the modifications to its SSA that the Commission set out in Telecom Order 2006-223for Sogetel’s and Milot’s SSAs.
Lambton is to issue revised tariff pagesFootnote 4 within 10 days of the date of this order.
- Telecom Order CRTC 2015-33, 4 February 2015
- Follow-up to Telecom Decision 2014-77 - Show cause regarding permit requirements for strand equipment, Telecom Decision CRTC 2014-389, 24 July 2014
- Regulatory framework for the small incumbent local exchange carriers and related matters, Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2013-160, 28 March 2013
- Sogetel inc. and Téléphone Milot inc. - Support structure license agreement, Telecom Order CRTC 2006-223, 28 August 2006
- Footnote 1
Lambton defined a “licensee” in its Access Services Tariff as “any party that holds a licence pursuant to this section.” [translation]
- Footnote 2
Lambton did not file its SSA for Commission approval.
- Footnote 3
In Telecom Regulatory Policy 2013-160, the Commission found that the small incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) could establish initial rates for services assigned to basket 5 by matching the rates that apply in an adjacent large ILEC territory for the same service.
- Footnote 4
Revised tariff pages can be submitted to the Commission without a description page or a request for approval; a tariff application is not required.
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