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Ottawa, December 14, 2012

Our reference: 8740-F27-201210062


Mr. Rick Schleihauf
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Carrier Relations
Fibernetics Corporation
605 Boxwood Drive
Cambridge, Ontario N3E 1A5

RE: Fibernetics Corporation Tariff Notices 6 and 6A

Dear Sir:

On 21 August 2012, the Commission received an application by Fibernetics Corporation (Fibernetics) under Tariff Notice (TN) 6, in which the company proposed revisions to its Access Services Tariff. The application was subsequently replaced on 31 August 2012 and amended on 14 September 2012 in TN 6A. In its application, Fibernetics proposed to withdraw the provision of one-way trunks for the termination of traffic originating from exchanges external to a local interconnection region (LIR) having exchange area service (EAS) with an exchange or exchanges within that LIR. Fibernetics proposed that such traffic would be terminated over bill-and-keep trunks.

The Commission received comments by Quebecor Media Inc., on behalf of its affiliate Videotron G.P. (Videotron), among others. Videotron opposed Fibernetics’ application, submitting that delivery of EAS-to-LIR traffic over bill-and-keep trunks can be an effective means for delivery of such traffic, but that the choice of delivery method must ultimately reside with the carrier that is delivering the traffic.

Videotron submitted that if both of the interconnection tariff options are made available by the terminating local exchange carrier (LEC), and are properly structured and rationally costed, the terminating LEC should be indifferent as to which option the interconnecting LEC chooses. Videotron further noted that it had filed Access Service TN 40, in which it proposed to correct a drafting anomaly to ensure consistency between these two tariff options.

Commission staff notes that the outcome of the Videotron proceeding could affect the outcome of the Fibernetics TN 6/6A proceeding.

Consequently, the Commission will not dispose of Fibernetics’ application until Videotron’s TN 40 proceeding is complete.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by

Michel Murray
Director, Regulatory Implementation

c.c: Denis Henry, Bell Aliant,
Philippe Gauvin, Bell Canada,
Dennis Béland, Quebecor Media,
Ted Woodhead, TELUS,
David Watt, Rogers,
Joseph Cabrera, CRTC (819) 934-6352,

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