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File Number: 8678-C12-200615578

Ottawa, 16 March 2007

To: Interested parties to Public Notice 2006-15

Re:  Review of proposals to dispose of the funds accumulated in the deferral accounts, Telecom Public Notice CRTC 2006-15 - Further disclosure

Dear Sir/Madam:

On 26 February 2007, the Commission received requests for disclosure from Bell Canada and TELUS Communications Company (TELUS) of information submitted in confidence by alternative broadband service providers in the above-mentioned proceeding.      

Commission staff notes the divergence between the requests for public disclosure by Bell Canada and TELUS concerning the disclosure of community names and associated coverage maps from alternative broadband service providers.   Specifically, while Bell Canada 's request was limited to information pertaining to communities currently served by Barrett Xplore Inc. (BXI), Vidéotron ltée and Télécommunications Xittel inc., TELUS' request was for the disclosure of information related to communities where BXI is both currently providing and planning to provide broadband services.       

Commission staff further notes that today, by separate letter, it indicated that the requested information was to be disclosed insofar as it relates to community names and coverage maps corresponding to communities identified in each of Bell Canada's and TELUS' specific broadband expansion plans, as Commission staff had determined, based on all materials before it, that no specific direct harm would likely result from disclosure, or that the public interest in disclosure outweighed any specific direct harm that might result from disclosure.

By this letter, Commission staff is notifying parties that it is considering whether the information filed in confidence by any alternative broadband service provider, as it pertains to the names of communities currently served or planned to be served, along with associated coverage maps, should be disclosed on the public record of this proceeding.

All alternative broadband service providers that have filed related information in confidence with the Commission are requested to show cause, by no later than 23 March 2007 , why this information should not be disclosed on the public record.  

Yours sincerely,

'Original signed by'

Suzanne Bédard
Senior Manager, Tariffs

cc:  Michel Murray, CRTC (819) 997-9300,

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