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Ottawa, 27 July 2009

File Number:   8646-C12-200815400

By electronic mail

To: Interested Parties List – Public Notice 2008-19

Re:  Review of the Internet traffic management practices of Internet service providers - Telecom Public Notice CRTC 2008-19 (PN 2008-19)

This letter addresses certain requests for disclosure of information and changes to the procedure associated with the above-mentioned Public Notice made by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, on behalf of the Consumers Association of Canada and Canada Without Poverty, the Canadian Association of Internet Providers and other parties [1] (the parties) in a letter dated 24 July 2009.

The Commission is also in receipt of a letter from the Coalition of Internet Service Providers Inc. (CISP) dated 25 July 2009 in which they state their support for the parties requests. In addition to supporting the parties' requests, CISP has also requested an extension to the 28 July 2009 deadline for filing final replies.

With respect to the request to disclose information filed in confidence by Bell Canada and Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership (the Companies) in The Companies(CRTC)4Dec09-2 PN 2008-19 Revised Supplemental interrogatory response, Commission staff notes that the information contained in the response does not pertain to the statements made by the Companies in their 14 July 2009 presentation to the Commission relating to the proportion of traffic generated by GAS end-users and referred to in the parties letter. The information in the interrogatory response in question relates to the monthly average usage per end-user on the Companies networks and does not distinguish between GAS end-users and retail end-users. Consequently, the statements made by the Companies at the oral hearing did not disclose information that had been submitted in confidence in this interrogatory response. For these reasons, staff denies the request for disclosure made by the parties with respect to The Companies(CRTC)4Dec09-2 PN 2008-19 Revised Supplemental.

With respect to the request by the parties to modify the process related to PN 2008-19 to allow for the opportunity to address interrogatories to the Companies in regards to the statements made by the Companies in the oral hearing and submit further comments on the resulting information, staff does not consider it appropriate to amend the procedure at this stage of the process. Staff notes that all parties are free to comment on any statements made by the Companies or any other party in their final replies, which are to be submitted to the Commission by 28 July 2009 pursuant to Telecom Public Notice CRTC 2008-19-4.

With respect to CISP's request to extend the deadline for final replies, Commission staff, in light of the above determinations, does not consider it appropriate to modify the existing procedures established pursuant to Telecom Public Notice CRTC 2008-19-4.

Yours sincerely,

(Original signed by)

Chris Seidl

Director General,

Convergence Policy

c.c.: Stephan Meyer, CRTC 819­997­4494

[1] The other parties are Acanac Inc., Accelerated Connections Inc., Cybersurf Corp.,, Execuling Telecom Inc., Managed Network Systems Inc., Skyway West Business Internet Services, Start Communications, TekSavvy Solutions Inc., and Yak Communications Inc.

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