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Ottawa, 18 June 2010
File No. 8695-C12-201005455
To: Distribution List
Re:2010 Annual Total Subsidy Requirement
Between 30 March and 10 May 2010, the Commission received the 2010 annual total subsidy requirements from Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership, Bell Canada, MTS Allstream Inc., Saskatchewan Telecommunications, Télébec, Société en commandite, and TELUS Communications Company.
In Service standards for the disposition of telecommunications applications, Telecom Circular CRTC 2006-11, 7 December 2006, the Commission stated that it would categorize Part VII applications into two types: Type 1 applications that generally do not involve multiple parties or raise significant policy issues and Type 2 applications that do involve multiple parties and/or raise significant policy issues
The Commission also adopted the following service standards for Part VII applications:
- Type 1 Part VII applications – 90 percent of determinations to be issued on an interim or final basis within four months of the close-of-record; and
- Type 2 Part VII applications – 85 percent of determinations to be issued on an interim or final basis within eight months of the close-of-record.
The Commission stated that it would inform applicants, by letter, within 10 days of the end of the comment period for applications, whether the application is considered to be a Type 1 or Type 2 application, and the applicable service standard.
Commission staff has assessed the above application and considers it to be a Type 2 application. Accordingly, the Commission expects to issue an interim or final determination within 8 months of the close-of-record.
Original signed by Paul Godin
Director General, Industry and Market Analysis
Policy Development and Research
cc: Robert Thompson
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