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Ottawa, 3 June 2009

File No.:  8663-C12-200907321


Ms.Teresa Griffin-Muir
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
MTS Allstream Inc.

Re:  Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2009-261, Proceeding to consider the appropriateness of mandating certain wholesale high-speed access services

Dear Ms. Griffin-Muir:

The Commission is in receipt of a letter, dated 22 May 2009, from MTS Allstream Inc.

seeking clarification regarding the scope of the proceeding initiated by Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2009-261 (the “Notice of Consultation”). MTS Allstream submitted that the scope of the proceeding should include all aspects of competitor broadband access and transport services, in particular, unbundled ADSL and Ethernet access and transport services.

Commission staff notes that, with respect to services that could be offered by incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs), the only service under consideration pursuant to the Notice of Consultation is a CO-based ADSL access service for competitors that provides access to all end-users to whom the ILEC is able to offer its retail high-speed Internet service.

Consistent with the Notice of Consultation, standalone Ethernet access and transport services will not be considered in this proceeding.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by

Paul Godin
Director General
Competition, Costing and Tariffs

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