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Ottawa, 24 March 2015


Our reference: 8695-B54-201410902


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Re: Part 1 Application regarding imbalance payments to Fibernetics Corporation for the termination of traffic

Dear # #:

# # is requested to provide responses to the questions set out in the attachment by 7 April 2015, serving a copy on Bell Aliant Regional Communications, L.P. (Bell Aliant) and Bell Canada (collectively, the Bell companies) and Fibernetics Corporation (Fibernetics), by the same date.

The Bell companies may file comments on # # responses by 13 April 2015, serving a copy on # # and Fibernetics, by the same date.

# # and Fibernetics may file reply comments by 16 April 2015, serving a copy on the Bell companies, by the same date.

Under subsection 37(2) of the Telecommunications Act (the Act), where the Commission believes that a person other than a Canadian carrier is in possession of information that the Commission considers necessary for the administration of this Act or any special Act, the Commission may require that person to submit the information to the Commission in periodic reports or in such other form and manner as the Commission specifies.

To the extent that # # will be filing information that it deems to be confidential, it may do so pursuant to section 38 of the Act and should provide an abridged version to be placed on the public record of this proceeding. # # is to serve parties with the appropriate version.

Where a document is to be filed or served by a specific date, the document must be actually received, not merely sent, by that date.

Note that the public record of this proceeding is available on the Commission’s website at (click here) or by using the file number provided above.


Original signed by

Michel Murray
Director, Dispute Resolution & Regulatory Implementation
Telecommunications Sector


c.c.: Jesslyn Mullaney, CRTC, 819-953-5255,
Philippe Gauvin, Bell Canada,
Rick Schleihauf, Fibernetics Corporation,

Attach. (1)


  1. Provide the name(s) of the local exchange carriers (LECs) from whom # #, as a reseller of telecommunications services to end users, purchases underlying telecommunications services.
  2. Provide the name(s) of the LECs from whom # # purchases telephone numbers.
  3. Was # # a wholesale customer of Fibernetics on any of the following dates: 7 May 2014, 28 July 2014 or 31 July 2014?
  4. Was # # directly connected to Fibernetics’ network on any of the following dates: 7 May 2014, 28 July 2014 or 31 July 2014? If yes, provide descriptions and diagrams for these connections.
  5. Explain why calls made from telephone numbers that # # leased from Fibernetics are routed to one or both of the Bell companies if the terminating telephone number is a number that is leased from Fibernetics, i.e, where the telephone numbers leased from Fibernetics are in the same geographical area.
  6. What services/products does # # obtain from (a) Fibernetics, and (b) the Bell companies?
  7. Provide a copy of all agreements that # # had with Fibernetics for the purchase of wholesale services during any of the following dates: 7 May 2014, 28 July 2014 or 31 July 2014.
  8. (a) Indicate whether Fibernetics and # # are associated or affiliated companies. (b) Describe the business relationship between Fibernetics and # #. (c) Has Fibernetics entered into any other arrangement or understanding with # # on how traffic must be routed? If yes, please further describe the roles and responsibilities each party has with respect to the routing of traffic from # # customers using telephone numbers leased from Fibernetics. (d) What role, if any, does Fibernetics play in instructing how originating traffic from telephone numbers leased by # # from Fibernetics, must be routed.


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