2011 10 13To:Mr. John TraversyExecutive Director, TelecommunicationsCanadian Radio-television andTelecommunications CommissionOttawa, OntarioK1A 0N2Subject:
Associated with Bell Aliant Tariff Notice 382 and Bell Canada Tariff Notice 7328
Dear Mr. Traversy,
Attached for the Commission's approval are proposed revisions to Bell Aliant RegionalCommunications, Limited Partnership's (Bell Aliant's) and Bell Canada's (collectively,the Companies') General Tariffs, Item 5410, Gateway Access Service (GAS).
Consistent with the principles inherent in the Commission's speed matchingdirectives as set out in Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010-632,
Wholesale high-speed access services proceeding
, dated 30 August 2010, the Companies areproposing to amend their GAS tariffs so that they continue to align with the speedsoffered for the Companies' current retail Internet services.
The Companies propose to increase the speed of Basic - Residence GAS for end-users in Ontario and Québec from the current maximum of up to 5 Mbps downstreamand 800 Kbps upstream, to up to 6 Mbps downstream and 1 Mbps upstream. Theproposed speed upgrade is intended to increase the value of the service at noadditional cost to customers and consequently, there will be no change to themonthly rates or service charges for GAS Basic – Residence accesses affected bythis speed change. This aligns with the Companies' current retail Internet services.GAS customers will not need to take action to upgrade their end-users; theCompanies will perform a managed upgrade based on capacity and resourceavailabilities. The speed upgrade will only affect GAS Residence 5 Mbps end-usersthat qualify for a 6 Mbps service on the Companies' legacy ATM network (non-FTTN). The Companies request that the proposed tariff changes take effect on12 November 2011.
Bell AliantBell Canada
Denis HenryDavid Palmer
Floor 19Floor 19160 Elgin Street160 Elgin StreetOttawa, Ontario K2P 2C4Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2C4
Telephone: (613) 785-6361Telephone: (613) 785-6280