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Ottawa, 14 September 2011

File No.: 8663-C41-200813800


Serge Désy
Association des Compagnies de téléphone du Québec
2750 Chemin Vallée
Saint-Alexis-des-Monts, Quebec
J0K 1V0

Dear Mr. Désy:

Re: Local competition in small ILEC territories – Request for extension for the filing of replies

The Commission acknowledges receipt of a letter dated 9 September 2011 from the Association des Compagnies de Téléphone du Québec (ACTQ), requesting that the deadline for filing replies to the comments of TELUS Communications Company (TCC) be moved from 21 September 2011 to 30 September 2011.  The ACTQ notes that all of its staff will be busy attending its annual convention, which ends on 20 September 2011.

Commission staff grants the ACTQ’s request for an extension.  The small ILECs will therefore have until 30 September 2011 to file their replies to TCC’s comments.

The Commission also acknowledges receipt of the ACTQ’s letter of 12 September 2011, in which the ACTQ requests that the Commission give its members until 10 November 2011 to file their modified implementation plans.  This extension was requested in light of a letter from GENBAND, dated 2 September 2011, noting that it would be withdrawing technical maintenance and support for several of its telephone switches in the next two to five years.

In order for the Commission to assess the latter request, the ACTQ must file its replies to the Commission’s request for information, appended to this letter, by 30 September 2011.

TCC and Cogeco will have until 5 October 2011 to submit comments on the ACTQ’s replies to the attached request for information. The ACTQ will have until 7 October 2011 to file its final reply.

All submissions are to be made in accordance with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure, SOR/2010-277.

Yours sincerely,

[Original signed by S. Bédard]

Suzanne Bédard
Senior Manager, Tariffs


Distribution list

Louise Bégin, Téléphone Milot Inc.
Louise Bégin, Sogetel Inc.
Pierre Allard, CoopTel
Jean-François Mathieu, La Compagnie de Téléphone Upton Inc.
Guy Cordeau, Téléphone Guèvremont Inc.
Raymonde Lapierre, La Compagnie de Téléphone de Lambton Inc.
Michel Couture, Téléphone de St-Éphrem Inc.
Jean Bélanger, La Compagnie de Téléphone de Saint-Victor
Roger Choquette, Consultant and Authorized Representative
Ted Woodhead, TCC;
Michel Messier, Cogeco
Eric Edora, TCC
Laurie Ventura, CRTC, 819-997-4589
Danny Moreau, CRTC, 819-953-5672



  1. Provide the names of the companies that will be affected by the withdrawal of technical maintenance and support for DMS-10, DMS-100 and DCO, and specify when each company will be affected.
  2. On what date do the companies listed in response to question 1 plan to replace their switches? Specify the switch technology that each company plans to implement and when it will be implemented.
  3. Will the new switches offer a number portability function by default? If so, given that the purchase of new switches would not be caused by local competition requests, explain why the costs associated with the purchase of new switches would be attributable to local competition and/or to number portability.
  4. What is the extent of the impact that the changes to the anticipated costs will have? Referring to the appendix of costs submitted with your implementation plans, indicate the specific cost components that will be affected.
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