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Ottawa, 30 July 2010
Our Reference: 8740-S7-201011957
Mr. Jean Bélanger
La Compagnie de Téléphone de Saint-Victor
264 St-Joseph Street
Saint-Victor, Québec G0M 2B0
Dear Mr. Bélanger:
Re: Tariff Notice 42 – Internet Protocol Relay Service (IPRS)
The Commission received an application from La Compagnie de Téléphone de Saint-Victor (CTSV) proposing to amend its General Tariff 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).
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 their retail IPRS to 31 December 2010.
Commission staff notes that CTSV has indicated that it 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 to approve CTSV’s tariff application, until the effective date by which the company will be able to offer IPRS has been determined.
Consequently, this application, along with associated subsequent revisions, will not be approved on an interim basis on the 15th calendar day of its receipt. In view of the extension
to the deadline by which LECs must implement retail IPRS, the Commission will be unable to dispose of this tariff application within 45 business days of receipt. However, the Commission intends to dispose of this application prior to the end of December 2010.
Commission staff reminds CTSV 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 CTSV that, in its 25 June 2010 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
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