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Ottawa, 25 July 2012

Our Reference: 8663-C41-200813800


Mr. Pierre Allard
5523 Chemin de l'aéroport
P.O. Box 160
Valcourt, QC
J0E 2L0

Dear Mr. Allard:

RE: Status of implementation of local competition in the territory of CoopTel

In Telecom Decision CRTC 2012-36, CoopTel - Implementation of local competition for Cogeco Cable Inc. (Telecom Decision 2012-36), the Commission directed CoopTel to provide information and assistance to Cogeco Câble Québec s.e.n.c. (Cogeco Québec) and TELUS Communications Company (TCC) in the negotiation process, as required, in order to implement local competition as quickly as possible so that Cogeco Québec may begin operating in CoopTel’s territory by no later than 23 July 2012.

The Commission notes that on 6 July 2012, CoopTel was requested to provide information with respect to the status of local competition implementation.  The Commission notes that mutually agreed upon completion dates between CoopTel and Cogeco Québec/TCC have not been provided for most milestones.

The Commission notes that the 23 July 2012 deadline has not been met, given that Cogeco Québec is still unable to offer its services in CoopTel’s territory, contrary to the Commission’s determinations in Telecom Decision 2012-36.

Accordingly, pursuant to paragraph 37(1)b) of the Telecommunications Act, CoopTel is required to resubmit the information requested in the table below indicating the completion dates mutually agreed upon by CoopTel and Cogeco Québec/TCC for each applicable milestone, by 20 August 2012.

Furthermore, the Commission notes that due to the fact that the deadline of 23 July 2012 set out in Telecom Decision 2012-36 has not been met, the Commission may, at any time, undertake further enforcement measures.  Such enforcement measures may include registering Telecom Decision 2012-36 with the Federal Court, and/or a mandatory order proceeding against CoopTel.

Local competition implementation milestone Completion date mutually agreed upon by CoopTel and Cogeco Québec/TCC
Company and competitor(s) complete their discussions on local network interconnection and WNP requirements  
Company files its competitor service tariffs for Commission approval  
Commission approves the company’s competitor services tariffs  
Master Agreement for Local Interconnection (MALI) signed  
Physical interconnection and related tests and acceptance are completed, related circuits put in service  
Personnel training on WNP and Canadian Local Ordering Guidelines (C-LOG) methods completed  
Field tests undertaken with competitor(s) on WNP and C-LOG procedures and systems  
All tests completed successfully and competitor(s) is/are operational as a competitive local exchange carrier in the company’s local interconnection region  

Yours sincerely,

‘Original signed by H. McIntosh for J. Traversy’

John Traversy
Secretary General


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