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Ottawa, 20 July 2010
Our Reference: 8740-C4-201011197
To: Distribution list
Dear Madams and Sirs:
Re: Tariff Notices – Internet Protocol Relay Service (IPRS)
The Commission received applications from La Cie de Téléphone de Courcelles (Courcelles), La Compagnie de Téléphone de Lambton Inc. (Lambton), Sogetel Inc. (Sogetel), and Téléphone Milot Inc. (TMI), proposing amendments to their General Tariffs to introduce Internet Protocol Relay Service (IPRS), pursuant to Accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services, Broadcasting and Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-430, 21 July 2009 (Regulatory Policy 2009-430). A list of tariff notices referred to in this letter is provided in the attachment.
In Regulatory Policy 2009-430, the Commission directed incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) to file tariff modifications related to the implementation of IPRS by 21 April 2010, with a proposed effective date of 21 July 2010.
In a letter dated 25 June 2010, the Commission noted that the significant demand for TELUS Communications Company’s (TELUS) wholesale IPRS is impacting the timelines for the development and launch of both its retail and wholesale IPRS. As a result, the Commission extended the deadline by which TELUS must launch its wholesale IPRS and all other LECs must implement retail their IPRS to 31 December 2010.
Commission staff notes that Courcelles, Lambton, Sogetel and TMI have indicated that they will be offering IPRS through Bell Canada. Commission staff also notes that Bell Canada has identified itself as a customer of TELUS’ wholesale IPRS. Commission staff considers that it would be premature for the Commission to consider the tariff applications listed in the attachment, until the effective date by which the companies will be able to offer IPRS has been determined.
Consequently, the applications received from the above noted ILECs, along with associated subsequent revisions, will not be approved on an interim basis on the 15th calendar day of
their receipt. In view of the extension to the deadline by which LECs must implement retail IPRS, the Commission will be unable to dispose of these tariff applications within 45 business days of receipt. However, the Commission intends to dispose of these applications prior to the end of December 2010.
Commission staff reminds parties that the Commission required all ILECs who filed proposed tariffs for their IPRS, to file proposed tariff amendments reflecting the revised effective date of the service no later than 30 days before the proposed effective date.
Commission staff also reminds parties that, in its 25 June letter, the Commission required all LECs to report to the Commission via letter once they are providing IPRS to their retail customers. These letters are to be submitted to the Commission no later than 31 December 2010.
Original signed by
Senior Manager, Tariffs
c.c.: Joëlle Bernier, CRTC, (819) 994-0551, firstname.lastname@example.org
Courcelles Tariff Notice 34
Lambton Tariff Notice 45
Sogetel Tariff Notice 142
TMI Tariff Notice 49
La Cie de Téléphone de Courcelles Inc.
101 Champlain avenue
Courcelles, QC G0M 1C0
Secretary and General Manager
La Compagnie de Téléphone de Lambton Inc.
233 du Collège street
Lambton, QC G0M 1H0
111, 12-Novembre street
Nicolet, QC J3T 1S3
Téléphone Milot Inc.
2640 Laflèche sreet
Saint-Paulin, QC J0K 3G0
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