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Ottawa, 11 February 2015

Our reference: 8663-C12-201401041


RE: Satellite Inquiry - Disclosure of Confidential Information

Dear Madam, Sir:

During the inquiry initiated by Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2014-44, Appointment of an Inquiry Officer to review matters related to transport services provided by satellite, 6 February 2014, “The Respective Company” submitted information, in interventions or in responses to requests for information, which was designated as confidential.

In order that the public version of the Inquiry Officer’s report be as meaningful as possible, the Inquiry Officer is contemplating that the report refer to certain information that “The Respective Company” has designated as confidential.

Pursuant to subsection 70(4) of the Telecommunications Act (the Act), the designation and disclosure of confidential information submitted to the Inquiry Officer are addressed in accordance with section 39 of the Act. In addition, the CRTC Rules of Practice and Procedure apply to this process.

In evaluating whether information should be disclosed, an assessment is made as to whether the information falls into a category of information that can be designated as confidential pursuant to section 39 of the Act. An assessment is then made as to whether there is any specific direct harm likely to result from the disclosure of the information in question and whether any such harm outweighs the public interest in disclosure.

Within 10 days of the receipt of this letter, you are requested to disclose on the public record the information, set out in the attached table, which “The Respective Company” designated as confidential, or show cause why such information should not be disclosed.

With respect to information which you submit should not be disclosed on the public record, the Inquiry Officer will make her determinations regarding disclosure as soon as possible following receipt of your submissions on this matter.


Original signed by

Andrew Falcone
Senior Manager, Strategic Planning & Research
Telecommunications Sector


List of The Respective Company

Bell Aliant,
Bell Canada and Bell Mobility,
Hughes Network Systems, LLC,
Iristel and Ice Wireless,
MTS Allstream,
Northern Indigenous Community Satellite Network (NICSN), Kativik Regional Government,; K-net,; BCNI
Northwestel Inc.,
O.N.Tel Inc. Operating as Ontera,
Saskatchewan Telecommunications,
SES on behalf of New Skies Satellites B.V.,
SSi Group of Companies,
Telesat Canada,
Xplornet Communications Inc.,

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