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Ottawa, 23 October 2012


To: Distribution List

RE: Local competition implementation plans for territories where local competition has already been implemented

Dear Sir/Madam:

Since 2007, local competition has been, and continues to be, implemented in several exchanges in the territories of the small incumbent local exchange carriers (small ILECs). In some cases, carriers have formally expressed their intentions to offer services in exchanges where local competition has already been implemented and an existing competitor is already present.

Commission staff notes that in Revised regulatory framework for the small incumbent local exchange carriers, Telecom Decision CRTC 2006-14, 29 March 2006, the Commission directed each small ILECs, following a formal signed expression of interest from a local exchange carrier or a carrier requesting to use competitor services within a small ILEC’s territory, to file an implementation plan with the Commission within 30 days. Telecom Decision 2006-14 lists the type of information that should be included in the plan and the principles the small ILEC should follow when preparing its plan.

Commission staff reminds the small ILECs that this obligation applies even if a competitor is already present in the exchange and an implementation plan was filed with the Commission following the expression of interest from that existing competitor. However, if the carrier that is now expressing interest in offering services does not require any additional competitor services beyond those already in place and there are no implementation issues associated with that carrier’s plan to operate as a competitive local exchange carrier, the plan to be filed with the Commission may simply consist of a confirmation of this information.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by

Mario Bertrand
Director, Dispute Resolution and Decisions

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