Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2011-614-2
Additional references: 2011-614, 2011-614-1, 2011-614-3 and 2011-614-4
Ottawa, 3 August 2012
Call for comments
Amended proceeding to consider a model Municipal Access Agreement
File number: 8690-C12-201113125
In this notice, the Commission approves a request from the CISC ad hoc working group developing a model Municipal Access Agreement to file its report by 4 December 2012.
1. In Amended proceeding to consider a model Municipal Access Agreement, Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2011-614-1, 7 February 2012 (NoC 2011-614-1), the Commission requested that the CRTC Interconnection Steering Committee (CISC) establish an ad hoc working group to develop a model Municipal Access Agreement (MAA). The Commission also requested that this working group report back to the Commission within 180 days of the date of NoC 2011-614-1 (i.e. by 7 August 2012).
2. In a letter dated 9 July 2012, the ad hoc working group, called the CISC Model Municipal Access Agreement Working Group (MAWG), requested an extension of the reporting deadline to 4 December 2012. The letter stated that a sub-working group had been formed and that this group has reached tentative agreement on the majority of terms that would be included in a model MAA.
3. The letter also stated that despite the significant progress that has been made, challenges remain for the CISC MAWG as it begins to tackle some of the more controversial sections of a model MAA. For this reason, the CISC MAWG believes that more time would enable it to further its progress before referring its proposed model MAA to the Commission.
4. The Commission has examined the CISC MAWG’s request and considers that it is reasonable in view of the progress that has been made to date. Therefore, the reporting deadline set out in NoC 2011-614-1 is amended and the CISC MAWG is to report back to the Commission by 4 December 2012.
 The CISC was established pursuant to Implementation of regulatory framework – Development of carrier interfaces and other procedures, Telecom Public Notice CRTC 96-28, 1 August 1996, to identify issues and propose solutions for consideration by the Commission.
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