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Ottawa, 9 May 2007


File No.: 8665-C90-200707060

To:   Distribution List

Dear Sir or Madam:

Re:   Application by the Canadian Association of the Deaf associated with the implementation of the teletypewriter program in Access to pay telephone service, Telecom Decision CRTC 2004-47

The Commission received an application dated 22 February 2007 from the Canadian Association of the Deaf (CAD).   The CAD requested that the Commission instruct all incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) to file an application if they wished to implement a new and/or different technology to meet the pay telephone teletypewriter upgrade program (TTY program) requirements set out in Access to pay telephone service , Telecom Decision CRTC 2004-47, 15 July 2004 (Decision 2004-47).   In support of its application, the CAD submitted that by letter to Bell Canada dated 28 July 2006, Commission staff had instructed Bell Canada that if it wished to install "keypad TTYs" as part of its compliance with Decision 2004-47, Bell Canada had to file an application to do so.  

The CAD further submitted that certain ILECs, including MTS Allstream Inc. and TELUS Communications Company (TCC), had not followed the Commission staff's instruction and had gone ahead and begun to install keypad TTYs in their serving area.   The CAD also requested that the Commission require these ILECs to cease and desist from installing keypad TTYs as a means of complying with the TTY program established in Decision 2004-47.  

The Commission received comments on CAD's application from TCC on 20 March 2007 and reply comments from the CAD on 27 April 2007 .   The CAD also filed additional information with the Commission along with its 27 April 2007 reply comments.

This letter shall serve to advise that CAD's application will be processed under Part VII of the CRTC Telecommunications Rules of Procedure .   All submissions regarding this Part VII application, received prior to the issuance of this letter, will be added to the record of this proceeding and will be available on the Commission's website.

In order to ensure a full and complete record in relation to this matter, parties may file comments with the Commission on the issues raised in both CAD's application and its reply comments, by 11 June 2007 , serving a copy on all other parties.   The CAD may file further reply comments with the Commission by 21 June 2007 , serving a copy on all parties.  

Commission staff reminds parties that, 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.    

Yours sincerely,

John Macri
A/Director, Consumer Affairs

cc:   Parties to Telecom Public Notice CRTC 2002-6
       S. Beaudoin, CRTC (819) 953-9970  


Distribution List
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Distribution List

Mr. James Roots
Executive Director
Canadian Association of the Deaf
251 Bank Street, Suite 203
Ottawa, Ontario
K2P 1X3


Mr. Willie Grieve
Vice President
Telecom Policy & Regulatory Affairs
TELUS Communications Company
21-10020 100 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 0N5

Ms. Teresa Griffin-Muir
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
MTS Allstream Inc.
45 O'Connor Street, Suite 1400
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 1A4

Mr. W.N. (Bill) Beckman
General Manager, Regulatory Affairs
Saskatchewan Telecommunications
2121 Saskatchewan Drive, 12 th Floor
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4P 3Y2

David   Palmer
Director, Regulatory Matters
Bell Canada
110 O'Connor Street , 7th Floor
Ottawa , ON
K1P 1H1

Stella  Wallace-Chagnon
Regulatory Reporting Manager
Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership
1505 Barrington Street
Halifax , NS  B3J 2W3

Mr. Allen Mercier
Director, Regulatory Affairs
Société en commandite Télébec
7151 Jean-Talon East, 8th Floor
Anjou, Quebec
H1M 3N8


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