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Ottawa, 08 June 2010
Ms. Teresa Griffin-Muir
Vice President - Regulatory Affairs
MTS Allstream Inc.
45 O’Connor Street, Suite 1400
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1A4
Dear Ms. Griffin-Muir:
Re:Part VII application by MTS Allstream Inc. seeking competitor quality of service rebates from Bell Canada and TELUS Communications Company
On 13 May 2010, MTS Allstream Inc. (MTS Allstream) filed the above-mentioned Part VII application, requesting that the Commission direct Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership, and Bell Canada (collectively, the Bell companies), and TELUS Communications Company (TCC) to pay competitor rebates as required for failing to meet competitor quality of service targets for provisioning competitor digital network (CDN) services.
On 21 August 2009, the Commission released MTS Allstream Inc. – Application concerning provisioning of competitor digital network services in accordance with competitor quality of service standards, Telecom Decision CRTC 2009-514 (Telecom Decision 2009-514). In that decision, the Commission clarified the conditions under which an incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC) may claim that no facilities are available to provision CDN DS-1 services and directed the ILECs to immediately apply the "no facilities available" (NFA) definition in accordance with the Commission's determinations in that decision.
On 14 October 2009, the Bell companies filed a Part VII application requesting, among other things, that the Commission review and vary Telecom Decision 2009-514 and stay certain aspects of the same decision.
In light of the Bell companies’ Part VII application, MTS Allstream’s application seeking rebates from Bell Canada and TCC for failing to meet current standards is suspended pending disposition of the Bell companies’ Part VII application.
Yvan Davidson for / Mario Bertrand
Competition Implementation and Technology
Bell Canada email@example.com
TELUS Communications Company firstname.lastname@example.org
Okacha Merabet, CRTC email@example.com
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