ARCHIVED - Broadcasting Procedural Letter addressed to Barry Chapman (Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership)

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Ottawa, 10 March 2015

Mr. Barry Chapman
Vice President – Regulatory Affairs
Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership
160 Elgin Street
Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 2C4

Via Email:

Re: Part 1 Applications 2015-0189-1, 2015-0190-9, 2015-0191-6 and 2015-0192-4 by Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership to request certain expedited relief in connection with the requirements for mandatory distribution of emergency alert messages set out in Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2014-444

Dear Mr. Chapman:

This letter is in response to the above-noted applications by Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership (“Bell Aliant”) requesting an extension to the date by which Bell Aliant must implement a public alerting system, consistent with the determinations in Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2014-444, Amendments to various regulations, the standard conditions of licence for video-on-demand undertakings and certain exemption orders - Provisions requiring the mandatory distribution of emergency alert messages (BRP 2014-444).

In order to complete the analysis of this application, please provide responses to the following questions:

  1. Provide an explanation as to why the applications were not filed until 20 February 2015.
  2. Provide the number of customers affected by the delay in testing the Bell Aliant solution.
  3. Indicate whether Bell Aliant intends to inform affected customers of the inability to receive emergency alerts from the NPAS. Provide a communications plan to this effect.

Please provide your response by no later than 13 March 2015 by using the secured service “My CRTC Account” (Partner Log In or GCKey). Copies of your response should also be sent to

All other timelines for this application, as stated in the procedural letter dated 3 March 2015, remain unchanged.

A copy of this letter and all related correspondence will be added to the public record associated with your application.

Should you need further information concerning this procedural letter, please do not hesitate to contact me at 613-410-8708 or

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by

Stephan Meyer
Manager, Network Technology

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