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Ottawa, June 7, 2013 Our reference: 8740-B2-201215541


Mr. William Sandiford
Chair of the Board and President
107-85 Curlew Drive
Toronto, Ontario M3A 2P8

Re: Outstanding Rating Issues of Tariff Notice 7372 from Bell Canada – Introduction an Interconnecting Carrier to Interconnecting Carrier (IC-to-IC) interconnection links at 1000 Mbps.

Dear Mr. Sandiford:

In the above noted application, the Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc. (CNOC) commented in support of the provisioning of an unshaped IC-to-IC links as opposed to shaped IC-to-IC link proposed by Bell Canada.

Commission staff has determined that additional information is required to complete its assessment of this application. Commission staff is thus requesting that CNOC submit responses to the attached interrogatories by 14 June 2013.

All parties may file written comments to the Commission by 21 June 2013. CNOC may file reply comments by 28 June 2013.

Where a document is to be filed or served by a specific date, the document must be actually received, not merely sent, by that date. Copies of the documents should also be sent to

Each paragraph of all submissions should be numbered. In addition, the line ***End of document*** should be entered following the last paragraph. This will help the Commission.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by

Lyne Renaud
Director, Competitor Services & Costing


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Refer to Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc. (CNOC) comments dated 26 April 2013 in response to the interrogatories responses filed by Bell Canada on 22 April with respond to Tariff Notice 7372, paragraph 6 where CNOC stated that there may be other approaches to ensure compliance to co-location rule without requiring ILEC to monitor the traffic of its competitors.

a) Identify all possible, effective and practical safeguards which could be implemented to ensure compliance to collocation rule without having to monitor the traffic between co-locators by the ILECs, other than to swear affidavit or restricting the use of single patch cords with 1 Gbps connectors. The response should discuss the implementation and functioning of each safeguard and explain with supporting rationale how it would enforce the co-location rule.
b) Explain with supporting rationale how currently co-locators demonstrate compliance to co-location rule in DS-1 and DS-3 IC-to-IC links environment.

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