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Ottawa, 29 July 2011

Our reference: 8663-W36-200910225


Ms. Nathalie MacDonald
Vice President, Regulatory Matters
6080 Young Street
Suite 801
Halifax, Nova Scotia  B3K 5M3

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Mr. Tom Sullivan
Vice President & General Manager
Wightman Telecom Ltd.
100 Elora Street N., Box 70
Clifford, Ontario  N0G 1M0

RE:Wightman’s local competition implementation plan for EastLink

Dear Madam and Sir:

In a letter dated 20 May 2011, Bragg Communications Inc., carrying on business as EastLink (EastLink), informed the Commission and Wightman Telecom Ltd (Wightman) that it is still interested in entering Wightman’s territory as a competitive local exchange carrier in the exchanges of Mildmay, Ayton, and Neustadt in Ontario. 

Based on the process established by the Commission, as amended, Wightman was to file its implementation plan and other required information with the Commission, serving a copy to EastLink, by 25 July 2011.  The Commission has received Wightman’s implementation plan, and this plan was posted on the Commission’s website on 28 July 2011.

This letter is sent to remind EastLink and Wightman about the process that was set out in the Commission staff letter of 5 May 2011, which stated that the small ILECs’ updated implementation plans would be treated as applications pursuant to section 22 of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure (Rules of Procedure).

In particular, pursuant to the Rules of Procedure, EastLink (the respondent) may file an answer with the Commission and serve that answer on Wightman (the applicant) no later than 29 August 2011.  Any interested person may file an intervention with respect to the application no later than 29 August 2011.  Wightman may file, with the Commission, a reply to any answer or intervention no later than 8 September 2011 and serve that reply on EastLink and the interveners to whom Wightman is responding.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by

Suzanne Bédard
Senior Manager, Tariffs

cc: Laurie Ventura, CRTC, (819) 997-4589,
Sylvie Labbé, CRTC, (819) 953-4945,

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