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Ottawa, 13 July 2012
File No.: 8740-F21-201208033
Director, Regulatory Affairs
Fido Solutions Inc.
800 de La Gauchetière Street West
RE: Tariff Notice 22 - Revisions to Fido Solutions Inc. Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) Access Services Tariff
On 4 July 2012, the Commission received the above-mentioned tariff notice submitted by Fido Solutions Inc. (Fido), in which the company proposed to remove support for equal access and to grandfather existing casual calling arrangements from its CLEC Access Services Tariff. Fido also proposed to remove a reference to multi-frequency signalling. The company submitted that its application was a Group B tariff filing.
Since Fido proposes to destandardize or withdraw services from an existing tariff, as detailed above, Commission staff considers that Fido’s application does not meet the definition of a Group B tariff filing under Approval processes for tariff applications and intercarrier agreements, Telecom Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-455, 5 July 2010, as amended from time to time (Information Bulletin 2010-455).
For efficiency, the Commission will process this application as a destandardization/withdrawal tariff filing with an effective date no earlier than 45 business days after a complete filing, or no earlier than 6 September 2012, rather than close the file and require the company to re-file.
Accordingly, the application will follow the procedures described in Information Bulletin 2010-455 for destandardization/withdrawal tariffs.
- Interested parties may file interventions within 30 business days of the filing date of an application; and
- the applicant may file reply comments within 10 business days of the deadline for filing interventions.
Further, Paragraph 28(1)(a) of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure provides that the Commission may request parties to file information or documents where needed.
Fido is requested to provide comprehensive answers, including rationale and any supporting information, to the attached questions by 19 July 2012.
‘Original signed by M. Murray’
Director, Telecommunications Compliance
c.c.: Joseph Cabrera, CRTC, (819) 934-6352, firstname.lastname@example.org
Request for information - Fido Tariff Notice 22
1. Provide a list of the interexchange service providers (IXSPs) that have established equal access arrangements with Fido. Further, identify those IXSPs that only have casual calling arrangements.
2. Confirm that notice has been provided to each IXSP affected by the proposed withdrawal of the services included in this application, consistent with the requirements in paragraph 24 of Information Bulletin 2010-455. If notice has been provided to these customers, provide a copy of the notice on the record of this proceeding. If notice has not been provided to those customers, explain why not.
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