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Ottawa, 22 April 2013

Our reference: 8690-R28-201205204


Pamela J. Dinsmore
Vice President, Regulatory
Rogers Communications Partnership
333 Bloor Street East, 9th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M4W 1G9

Barbara A. McIsaac, Q.C.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
World Exchange Plaza
100 Queen St., Suite 1100
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1J9

RE: Part 1 application seeking a Commission determination as to the appropriate allocation of the costs of certain relocations requested by the Regional Municipality of York

Dear Madams:

On 2 May 2012, Rogers Communications Partnership (RCP) filed the above-noted Part 1 application with the Commission. In its application, the company sought a Commission determination regarding the appropriate allocation of the costs associated with the relocation of RCP’s facilities to accommodate the Regional Municipality of York (York Region).

By way of a letter dated 21 December 2012, the Commission directed RCP and York Region to resume negotiations in an attempt to resolve this matter. The Commission indicated that, should RCP and York Region be unable to come to a negotiated agreement within 60 days, either party may ask the Commission to issue a determination on the appropriate principles that should govern the allocation of identified relocation costs.

By letter dated 14 February 2013, the parties requested an extension to 22 April 2013. By letter dated 25 February 2013, Commission staff granted an extension to 22 April 2013.

By letter dated 19 April 2013, York Region on behalf of itself and RCP indicated that they had reached an agreement in-principle with respect to necessary amendments to the current Municipal Access Agreement. The parties requested an extension to 30 June 2013 to allow time for York Region to get approval of the amendments from its Council.

Under the circumstances, Commission staff considers the proposed deadline of 30 June 2013 to be reasonable.


Yours sincerely,


Original signed by

Chris Seidl
Executive Director, Telecommunications


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