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Ottawa, December 23, 2013

Our reference: 8678-T66-201311357


Mr. Ted Woodhead
Senior Vice-President
Federal Government & Regulatory Affairs
TELUS Communications Company
30-10020-100 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta Canada T5J 0N5

RE: Part 1 Application – Deferral Account Community Replacements

Dear Sir:

On 1 August 2013, the Commission received a Part1 application by TELUS Communications Company (TCC) in which the company proposed to replace the community of Kitwanga and also to replace an additional four currently approved deferral account communities that have no permanent residents and to add a new community to its deferral account funded broadband expansion plan.

Paragraph 28(1)(a) of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure provides that the Commission may request parties to file information or documents where needed.

TCC is requested to provide a comprehensive answer and any supporting information, to the attached questions by 7 January 2013.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by

Michel Murray
Director, Regulatory Implementation

c.c: Imen Arfaoui, CRTC (819) 997-4663,

Attach. (1)

Request for information

Commission staff seeks additional information with respect to the broadband technology that TCC proposes to deploy in the proposed replacement communities.

For each of the proposed communities, TCC is requested to:
(i) Identify the technology that will be used to provide broadband service (e.g. Digital Subscriber Line, fixed wireless), and whether TCC will be providing the service to end users itself or through a third-party,
(ii) Provide complete information on the services that will be made available (speed, bandwidth, applicable monthly rates, etc.),
(iii) Estimate of the number of households that would have access to the service, and whether this represents the entire community, as well as the expected take up rate.

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