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Ottawa, 16 May 2016

Our reference: 8740-T78-201513979


Michel Gilbert
Senior Specialist, Regulatory Affairs
Telecom Policy and Regulatory Affairs
Télébec, Limited Partnership
7151 Jean-Talon Street East
Anjou, QC  H1M 3N8

RE: Télébec – Tariff Notices 493 and 493A

Dear Mr. Gilbert:

The Commission received applications, dated 22 December 2015 and 11 January 2016, by Télébec, Limited Partnership (Télébec), under Tariff Notices 493 and 493A, respectively. In its applications, Télébec proposed amendments to item 7.8 of its General Tariff, entitled Local Network Interconnection and Component Unbundling.

Télébec indicated that in a previous tariff notice, it had accidentally withdrawn the items applicable to Type A connecting links.Footnote 1 In its current application, Télébec proposed to reintroduce them.

On 23 November 2015, the Commission had received an application by Bell Canada pursuant to Part 1 of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure. Bell Canada requested, among other things, that the Commission treat certain wholesale services in the same way as unbundled local loops were treated in Telecom Regulatory Policy 2015-326, 22 July 2015, Review of wholesale wireline services and associated policies.

Télébec’s tariff applications concern one of the services that are the subject of Bell Canada’s application, which is still under review, and Commission staff is continuing its analysis. Consequently, the Commission was not able to make a decision with respect to Télébec’s tariff application before the 45th calendar day following its receipt. However, the Commission

intends to dispose of this application, along with any subsequent revisions, once it has made its final determination regarding Bell Canada’s application.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by

Lyne Renaud
Director, Competitor Services and Costing Implementation
Telecommunications Sector

c.c.  Martin Brazeau, CRTC, 819-997-1028,


Footnote 1

Type A connecting links provide the central equipment required to connect the company loop termination (COLT) of Type A local loops to the competitive local exchange carrier’s (CLEC’s) or the digital subscriber line service provider’s (DSLSP’s) co-located transmission equipment located in the Company's central office building or equivalent.

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