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Ottawa, December 16, 2013

Our reference: 8740-W4-201317264


Mr. Tom Sullivan
President & Chief Executive Officer
Wightman Telecom Ltd.
Box 70, 100 Elora St. N.
Clifford, Ontario N0G 1M0

RE: Tariff Notice 31 – Provision of 9-1-1 Service to Competitors

Dear Sir:

On 11 December 2013, the Commission received an application by Wightman Telecom Ltd. (Wightman), under Tariff Notice 31, in which the company proposed revisions to its General Tariff to introduce Section 180 – Provision of 9-1-1 Service to Competitors. The company submitted that its application was a Group B retail tariff filing as described in Approval processes for tariff applications and intercarrier agreements, Telecom Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-455, 5 July 2010, as amended from time to time (Information Bulletin 2010-455).

Commission staff considers that the application does not meet the definition of a Group B retail tariff filing as described in Information Bulletin 2010-455 because it does not deal with services provided to retail customers, but with services that would be provided only to competitors. For efficiency, the Commission will process this application as a Competitor tariff filing rather than close the file and require the company to re-file it as a new application.

Accordingly, the application will follow the procedures described in Information Bulletin 2010 455 for Competitor tariffs, which include the following deadlines:

• Interested parties may file interventions within 30 calendar days of the filing date of the application; and

• The applicant may file reply comments within 10 calendar days of the deadline for filing interventions[1].

Consequently, Wightman is not to implement its proposed tariff until a Commission order is issued to dispose of this application.


Original signed by

Michel Murray
Director, Regulatory Implementation

c. c. : Joseph Cabrera, CRTC, (819) 934-6352,

[1] Commission staff notes that, under the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure, the holiday period from 21 December to 7 January is excluded when calculating a time period set out in Telecom Information Bulletin 2010-455.

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