Telecom Order CRTC 2020-351

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Reference: 2020-318

Ottawa, 9 October, 2020

Bell Canada – Final approval of a tariff application

  1. The Commission approves on a final basis the following tariff application:
    Applicant Tariff Notice and description Date of application Effective date
    Bell Canada TN 7619

    General Tariff and Access Services Tariff – Revisions to relay services
    21 August 2020 21 September 2020
  2. The Commission received no interventions with respect to the application.
  3. In accordance with subparagraph 1(b)(i) of the 2006 Policy Direction,Footnote 1 the Commission considers that the approval of this application will advance the policy objective set out in paragraph 7(f) of the Telecommunications Act.Footnote 2
  4. In accordance with the 2019 Policy Direction,Footnote 3 the Commission considers that this order, which is based on a complete record, can promote competition, affordability, consumer interests, and innovation. Specifically, the final approval of this application will promote (i) consumer interests, since it will increase access to text-based message relay services on mobile devices and reflect the Commission’s directives in Telecom Regulatory Policy 2018-466Footnote 4 regarding the regulatory framework for such services; and (ii) innovation, since it will ensure that consumers have access to high-quality telecommunications services that meet their needs.
  5. Revised tariff pages are to be issued within 10 calendar days of the date of this order. 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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