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Ottawa, 15 August 2019

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Mr. Philippe Gauvin
Assistant General Counsel
Bell Canada
Floor 19, 160 Elgin St. 
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2C4

RE:  Tariff Notice 7596 - Destandardization of Residence Two-party Service

Dear Sir:

On 17 June 2019, the Commission received an application by Bell Canada under Tariff Notice 7596, requesting approval to destandardize its General Tariff, CRTC 6716 Item 40 – Primary Exchange Services and Item 70 – Rate Schedules for Primary Exchange (Local) Service to grandfather Residence Two-party Service.

As part of its application, Bell Canada noted that copies of the notice to affected customers would be mailed beginning on 21 June 2019, and proposed that customers be given until 6 August 2019 to provide their comments to the Commission. 

Commission staff considers that this proposed schedule is reasonable, as it provided interested parties with a period of 45 calendar days from the mailing of the notice in which to file interventions, as required by Telecom Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-455-1, Approval processes for tariff applications and intercarrier agreements, (Information Bulletin 2010-455-1).

Commission staff notes that interventions were received on this application by the 6 August 2019 comment period deadline, and were posted to the Commission website beginning on 14 August 2019.

In order to provide for a 10 day reply period, consistent with Information Bulletin 2010-455-1, Bell Canada may file a reply by 26 August 2019.


Original signed by Guillaume Castonguay for

Michel Murray
Director, Dispute Resolution & Regulatory Implementation
Telecommunications Sector

c.c.: Joanne Baldassi, CRTC, 819-997-3498,

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