Bell Canada Response to Interrogatory
9 June 1999 Bell(CRTC)26May99-2 SRBManual
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INFORMATION REQUESTED BY
CANADIAN RADIO-TELEVISION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
Q. REFER TO SECTION 4.7, BILLING AND RECEIVABLES MANAGEMENT, HAX 0707 – BILLING DISTRIBUTION – CONSUMER CUSTOMERS.
PROVIDE AN EXPLANATION OF HOW THE RATIOS ARE DERIVED USING THE DISTRIBUTION OF PRODUCTS ON CONSUMER BILLS AND CLARIFY WHAT IS MEANT BY "THE DISTRIBUTION OF PRODUCTS".
A. The Company has determined that most of the costs assigned to this Activity are postage costs. The Company therefore now proposes that this Activity be assigned to the Utility and Competitive segments on a 50:50 basis.
The Company also notes that most of the costs of Activity HAX-0708 – Billing Distribution – Business Customers are for postage and accordingly proposes that this Activity also be assigned to the Utility and Competitive segments on a 50:50 basis.