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Ottawa, 9 March 2009


File No. 8661-C122-200904286


By E-mail


Dennis E. Henry
Vice-President - Regulatory & Government Affairs and Chief of Privacy
Bell Aliant Regional Communications, L.P.
Floor 19
160 Elgin Street
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2C4


Mirko Bibic
Senior Vice-President - Regulatory & Government Affairs
Bell Canada
Floor 19
160 Elgin Street
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2C4


Dear Mr. Henry and Mr. Bibic:


Re:   Follow-up Requests to review and vary directives in Telecom Decision 2008-17 related to the provision of central-office-based wholesale ADSL access service and aggregated ADSL access service, Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-34 and Cybersurf Corp. and Alberta 1356382 LTD Part VII application requesting cable plant unbundling


By letter dated 3 March 2009, TELUS Communications Company (TELUS) requested that the Commission combine the follow-up proceeding initiated by Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-34 (Policy CRTC 2009-34) and the Cybersurf Corp. and Alberta 1356382 LTD Part VII application requesting cable plant unbundling (Part VII requesting cable plant unbundling). TELUS submitted that there was considerable overlap between the issues being considered in the above proceedings.


On 5 March 2009, MTS Allstream Inc. (MTS Allstream) and Bragg Communications Inc., Cogeco Cable Inc., Rogers Communications Inc., Shaw Communications Inc. and Quebecor Media Inc., on behalf of Videotron Ltd. (collectively, the Cable Carriers) submitted that   TELUS' request should be denied.


By letter dated 9 March 2009, Telus' letter was denied. On the same date, Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership, and Bell Canada (collectively the Bell Companies) filed submissions in support of TELUS' request.


Commission staff have carefully reviewed the Bell Companies' submissions and consider that they are not sufficiently persuasive to change the determination to deny TELUS' request. In this regard, Commission staff considers that the Bell Companies' submissions are not materially different from Telus' submissions.


Yours sincerely,


Original Signed by


Paul Godin
Director General, Competition, Costing & Tariffs


MTS Allstream Inc. -
Bragg Communications Inc. -
Cogeco Cable Inc. -
Quebecor Media Inc. -
Rogers Communications Inc. -
Shaw Communications Inc. -
Cybersurf Corp. -


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Commission staff letter dated 9 March 2009

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