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Ottawa, 6 December 2006

File No.: 8000-C12-24/02 


Ms. Maureen Schmidt
Manager, Sask911
1855 Victoria Avenue
Regina , Saskatchewan
S4P 3T2

Dear Ms. Schmidt:

Re:   Provision of Wireless 9-1-1 Service in Saskatchewan

In Conditions of service for wireless competitive local exchange carriers and for emergency services offered by wireless service providers , 12 August 2003 , Telecom Decision 2003-53, the Commission required Wireless Service Providers (WSPs) to provide wireless E9-1-1 service to their subscribers in communities where wireless E9-1-1 network access service is available from an ILEC, in order t o enhance public safety.

Further to the discussions with Commission staff, and the request for information on the provision of E911 to wireless customers in SaskTel's territory, please provide Sask911's position on the issues raised in the attached correspondence from SaskTel and Rogers Wireless.

Commission staff notes that wireless E911 is currently provided in almost all other provinces. Consequently, a s part of the response, identify the challenges faced by Sask911 in order to provide E911 Phase I service to wireless customers.   Specifically, please identify and describe any system upgrades required, operational and procedural changes needed and the cost to implement these changes.

As well, please indicate the expected timeline by when the above constraints would be resolved in order to enable the provisioning of E911 to WSPs in Saskatchewan .   A response to these questions by 21 December 2006 would be appreciated.


'Original signed by S. Bédard '

Suzanne Bédard
Senior Manager, Tariffs

cc:   Nora Froese, CRTC (819) 953-5254
       James Ndirangu, CRTC (819) 997-3670 
       Geoff Francis, Rogers Wireless Inc.  
       W.N. (Bill) Beckman, SaskTel

Date Modified: 2006-12-06
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