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Ottawa, 9 December 2016

Our references: 8740-B7-201611244


Ms. Faye Hughes
Regulatory Analyst
Bruce Telecom
3145 Hwy. 21 North, Box 80
Tiverton, ON  N0G 2T0

RE: Bruce Telecom Tariff Notice No. 156 (Ex parte)

Dear Ms. Hughes:

On 26 October 2016, the Commission received an application from Bruce Telecom, under Tariff Notice 156 (TN 156), in which the company proposed to modify Section 110 – Service Charges of its General Tariff (CRTC 25340).  In TN 156, Bruce Telecom proposes to add Sub-section 3.01(i) regarding business connection charges, and lists certain housekeeping changes to Section 110.

Paragraph 28(1)(a) of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure provides that the Commission may require parties to file information or documents where needed.

Bruce Telecom is requested to file an amended TN 156 (TN 156/A), incorporating the following required information and revisions:

“- a telephone equipped with a plug is delivered by the Company to a customer’s premises”.

Bruce Telecom is also requested to provide comprehensive answers, including rationale and any supporting information, to the attached questions.
The above-requested information are required to be filed with the Commission by 23 December 2016.

Original signed by

Michel Murray
Director, Dispute Resolution and Regulatory Implementation
Telecommunications sector
c.c: Rudy Rab, CRTC, 819-994-3416,
Attach. (1)

Request for information

  1. In Approval processes for tariff applications and intercarrier agreements (Telecom Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-455-1), the Commission requires that tariff application cover letters include the reason(s) for the proposed tariff revision(s) for which approval is sought.  In Telecom Information Bulletin 2010-455-1, the Commission also sets out the approval process for applications for the destandardization and/or withdrawal of tariffed services.
    1. In TN 156, some of the proposed revisions to the tariff characterized as housekeeping issues involve the removal of service charges, for which no rationale has been provided. Provide a rationale for the proposed removal of Item 5.01(e) (Pick-up/Delivery Charge) and Item 5.04 (New Service – No Prewire Arranged).  Specifically, confirm whether Bruce Telecom will still be providing these services (but at no charge to the customer), or whether these services will no longer be provided to customers.
    2. If the services described by Items 5.01(e) and/or 5.04 will no longer be provided, explain why the proposed removal of Items 5.01(e) and 5.04 do not represent a withdrawal of services as set out in Telecom Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-455-1, for which a separate withdrawal of services application must be made.  If the company agrees that these proposed changes represent a withdrawal of service, the deleted sections (Item 5.01(e) and/or Item 5.04) need to be reinstated in the proposed TN 156/A tariff pages and addressed in a separate withdrawal of service application.
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