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Ottawa, February 11, 2015

Our reference:  8740-N51-201601170


Mr. Michel Gilbert
Senior Specialist - Regulatory Affairs
NorthernTel Limited Partnership
87 Ontario St. W.
Montréal, Que. H2X 1Y8

RE:  NorthernTel Tariff Notice 387 – General Tariff

Dear Sir:

On 28 January 2016, the Commission received an application by NorthernTel Limited Partnership (NorthernTel), under Tariff Notice 387, in which the company proposed changes to General Tariff Section N490, Residential Call Management Bundle, in order to expand availability of the service to all exchanges in rate band F. The company indicated that its application is a Group B tariff filing.
Commission staff is continuing its analysis of this application.

Consequently, this application, 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 these applications, along with any associated subsequent revisions, within 45 business days of receipt of the filing.

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.

NorthernTel is requested to provide comprehensive answers, including rationale and any supporting information, to the attached question by 18 February 2016.

Original signed by

Michel Murray
Director, Dispute Resolution & Regulatory Implementation
c.c.: Joanne Baldassi, CRTC, 819-997-3498,



Request for Information

At paragraph 3 of its application, NorthernTel requested approval for proposed revisions to General Tariff – Miscellaneous Services, section N490, Residential Call Management Bundle to expand the availability of the bundle to all exchanges within rate band F. It also submitted that a price floor test was not provided for the proposed changes, as the rates applicable for this service have not been modified.

  1. Explain why the company feels that the proposed minimum rate will meet the price floor test as the service is extended to additional exchanges and sub-bands for which characteristics impacting the cost of providing service may differ.


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