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Ottawa, 10 September 2014                                                   

File number: 8678-T66-201402891


Mr. Ted Woodhead
Senior Vice-President
Federal Government & Regulatory Affairs
TELUS Communications Company
215 Slater St., 8th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario  K1P 0A6

Subject: TELUS Communications Company ‒ Application to add a Replacement Deferral Account Community and Request Extended Deadline for Completion

Dear Sir:

On 31 March 2014, the Commission received a Part 1 application by TELUS Communications Company (TCC) in which it requested (a) approval of Smithers Landing as a replacement community for a previously approved community, and (b) an extension to the deadline for completion of its deferral-account-funded broadband rollout.

By letter dated 4 July 2014, TCC proposed the community of Glenemma, British Columbia, as a replacement for the community of Spuzzum, British Columbia.

In TELUS Communications Company ‒ Application to revise the company’s deferral-account-funded broadband service expansion plan, Telecom Decision CRTC 2014-419, 7 August 2014, the Commission stated that it considered TCC’s proposal to replace Spuzzum with Glenemma to be reasonable. However, the Commission also stated that it considered it appropriate to allow parties to address the inclusion of Glenemma in TCC’s broadband rollout plan.

Accordingly, the Commission invited interested parties to comment, within 20 days of the date of the decision, on why the Commission should not approve Glenemma as a replacement community.

Staff notes that the comment period ended on 27 August 2014 and that no comments were received. Consequently, TCC may proceed with its broadband rollout in Glenemma, and is to do so in a timely fashion.


Original signed by

Michel Murray
Director, Regulatory Implementation
Telecommunications Sector

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

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