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Ottawa, 5 June 2012
File Nos.: 8340-B2-0010/04
Mr. Dallas Yeulett
Senior Manager, Regulatory Compliance
PO Box 2727
RE: Follow up to Telecom Order CRTC 2012-151
In Northwestel Inc. - Interconnection and Service Agreements, Telecom Order CRTC 2012-151, 14 March 2012 (Order 2012-151), the Commission approved, for a period of 120 days, an Interconnection and Service Agreement between Northwestel Inc. (Northwestel) and Bell Canada, and two 800 service origination agreements between Northwestel and respectively, Rogers Cable Communications Inc. (Rogers) and Saskatchewan Telecommunications (SaskTel) (collectively, the agreements). The Commission also directed Northwestel to file newly executed 800 service origination agreements between itself and each of Rogers and SaskTel, and a newly executed amendment to the Interconnection and Service Agreement between itself and Bell Canada, with future effective dates, for the Commission's prior approval, by no later than 75 days from the date of the order (i.e. 28 May 2012).
On 22 May 2012, Northwestel advised the Commission that it had not yet completed renegotiations with the carriers to meet the filing requirement for 28 May 2012, but that it has entered into renegotiations and expected to file new agreements with the Commission in July 2012.
Commission staff notes that, in Order 2012-151, the Commission approved the agreements for a period of 120 days, and that this period and, therefore, Commission approval of the existing agreements will expire 12 July 2012. Consequently, Commission staff considers that Northwestel will take this date into account when filing its new agreements to ensure that there is no lapse in the Commission’s approval for the services and arrangements of concern. Commission staff notes that, pursuant to Approval processes for tariff applications and intercarrier agreements, Telecom Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-455, 5 July 2010, proposed intercarrier agreements are to be filed with the Commission at least 10 business days prior to
the requested effective date. In the case of the agreements referenced above, Northwestel’s application is to be filed with the Commission no later than 27 June 2012.
‘Original signed by M. Murray’
Director, Decisions and Operations
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