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Ottawa, 4 August 2014

Our reference:  8663-C12-201401041



RE: Appointment of an Inquiry Officer to review matters related to transport services provided by satellite – Additional Requests for information

Dear Madam, Sir:

In Telecom Notice of Consultation 2014-44,Footnote 1 the Commission announced that Commissioner Candice Molnar will conduct an inquiry with respect to the Canadian marketplace for satellite services that are used by telecommunications service providers (TSPs) to provide telecommunications services to Canadians.

As part of the inquiry process, the Inquiry Officer is seeking information regarding satellite and related services, from various stakeholders involved in providing telecommunications services in remote areas in Canada, and requests for information were posed to parties in a 2 June 2014 letter to a number of parties involved in the delivery or use of satellite services.

The responses to those requests for information have been reviewed and the Inquiry Officer has identified a number of areas where additional information is needed or would be useful. Accordingly, a number of further requests for information are included as an attachment to this letter.

The parties identified for each request for information are requested to provide a response to that request for information. Parties are reminded that information filed in their responses should be able to be placed on the public record and confidentiality claimed only where absolutely necessary.

All responses are to be filed with the Inquiry Officer by 21 August 2014. These responses are to be received, and not merely sent, by this date.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by

Andrew Falcone
Senior Manager
Telecommunications Strategic Planning & Research

Distribution List

109W Satellite Communications Inc.,  
Arctic Fibre Inc.,  
Bell Aliant,  
Bell Mobility,  
Canadian Cable System Alliance Inc.,  
Christopher Mitchelmore,  
Ciel Satellite Group,  
Echostar Satellite Services,  
Eeyou Communications Network,  
Government of Nunavut,  
Government of the Northwest Territories,  
Government of Yukon,  
Heather Hudson,  
Hispasat S.A.,  
Hunter Communications Canada,  
Ice Wireless,
Intelsat S.A.,  
Isuma Distribution International Ltd.,  
JSAT International Inc.,  
Juch-Tech Inc.,  
Keewaytinook Okimakanak (K-Net),   
Lynx Mobility Inc.,  
MTS Allstream,  
Northern Indigenous Community Satellite Network, and   
Northwestel Inc.,  
Nunavut Broadband Development Corporation,  
Omnispace LLC,  
Province of British Columbia,  
Public Interest Advocacy Centre,  
Rob McMahon,  
Saskatchewan Telecommunications,
SES S.A.,  
SSi Group of Companies,  
TELUS Communications Company,  
Town of Roddickton-Bide Arm,  
Viasat Inc.,  
Xplornet Communications Inc., 
O.N.Tel Inc. operating as Ontera,

Linda Randell, P.O. Box 375, Bide Arm NL, A0K 1J0

Marlene Randell, P.O. Box 371, Roddickton-Bide Arm NL, A0K 4P0
Footnote 1

Appointment of an Inquiry Officer to review matters related to transport services provided by satellite, Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2014-44, 6 February 2014

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