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Telecom Public Notice

Ottawa, 12 March 1999

Telecom Public Notice CRTC 99-8


File No.: 8640-S1-05/98


1.Under cover of a letter dated 23 December 1998, Stentor Resource Centre Inc., filed an application on behalf of BC TEL, Bell Canada, Island Telecom Inc., Maritime Tel & Tel Limited, MTS Communications Inc., NBTel Inc., NewTel Communications Inc., TELUS Communications Inc., and TELUS Communications (Edmonton) Inc., (collectively the Applicants), requesting forbearance, pursuant to section 34 of the Telecommunications Act (Act) from sections 24, 25, 27, 29 and 31 of the Act, for the provision of wide area networking (WAN) services.

2.The applications stated that WAN services provide access points where the customer's on-premises network or equipment is connected to services offered by the Applicants through an Ethernet, Token Ring, and/or Asynchronous Transfer Mode interface, as well as intra-city and/or inter-city exchange of information between and among these access points.

3.The Commission hereby initiates a proceeding to consider the application by the Applicants.


4.Interveners wishing to participate in this proceeding must notify the Commission of their intention to do so by writing to the Secretary General, CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0N2, fax: 819-953-0795, by 6 April 1999. Interveners are to indicate in the notice their Internet email address, if available. If interveners do not have access to the Internet, they are to indicate in their notice whether they wish to receive disk versions of hard copy filings. The Commission will issue a complete list of parties and their mailing addresses (including Internet email addresses, if available), identifying those parties who wish to receive disk versions.

5.Interveners may address interrogatories to the Applicants. Any such interrogatories must be filed with the Commission and served on the Applicant in question by 9 April 1999.

6.Responses to interrogatories are to be filed with the Commission and served on all parties by 30 April 1999.

7.Requests by interveners for further responses to their interrogatories, specifying in each case why a further response is both relevant and necessary, and requests for public disclosure of information for which confidentiality has been claimed, setting out the reasons for disclosure, must be filed with the Commission and served on the relevant Applicant by 14 May 1999.

8.Written responses to requests for further responses to interrogatories and for public disclosure must be filed with the Commission and served on the intervener making the request by 28 May 1999.

9.The Commission will issue a determination with respect to requests for disclosure and for further responses as soon as possible, and intends to direct that any information to be provided pursuant to that determination be filed with the Commission and served on all parties to the proceeding by 2 July 1999.

10.Interveners may file comments, serving copies on all other parties, by 23 July 1999.

11.The Applicants may file reply comments, serving copies on all other parties, by 13 August 1999.

12.The applications may be examined, or will be made available promptly upon request, at the CRTC offices at the following addresses:

Central Building
Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
1 Promenade du Portage,
Room G-5
Hull, Quebec

Bank of Commerce Building
1809 Barrington Street
Suite 1007
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Place Montréal Trust
1800 McGill College Avenue
Suite 1920
Montréal, Quebec

55 St. Clair Avenue East
Suite 624
Toronto, Ontario

275 Portage Avenue
Suite 1810
Winnipeg, Manitoba

530-580 Hornby Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

13.Where a document is to be filed or served by a specific date, the document must be actually received, not merely sent, by that date.

14.In addition to hard copy filings, parties are encouraged to file with the Commission electronic versions of their submissions in accordance with the Commission's Interim Telecom Guidelines for the Handling of Machine-Readable Files, dated 30 November 1995. The Commission's Internet email address for electronically filed documents is Electronically filed documents can be accessed at the Commission's Internet site at

Secretary General

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