ARCHIVED - Telecom Procedural Letter Addressed to Jonathan Daniels (Télébec, Société en commandite)
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Ottawa, 15 April 2015
Our reference: 8640-T78-201500786
Mr. Jonathan Daniels
Vice-President, Regulatory Law
Télébec, Société en commandite
160 Elgin Street
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2C4
Re: Application by Télébec for forbearance from the regulation of business local exchange services in various Quebec exchanges
Dear Mr. Daniels,
On 22 January 2015, Télébec, Société en commandite (Télébec) filed the above referenced application. In it, Télébec requested forbearance from the regulation of business local exchange service in various Quebec exchanges.
On 25 February 2015, Québecor Média Inc. on behalf of Vidéotron s.e.n.c. (Vidéotron) filed its reply to Télébec’s application. In its reply, Vidéotron argued that it was present in certain communities in the exchanges of Chesterville, Notre-Dame-de-Stanbridge, and St-André-Avellin, but was not present in other communities in those exchanges.
Commission staff notes that the Commission’s decision on whether to forbear from the regulation of business local exchange services is determined, in part, by whether there is an independent, facilities-based, fixed-line telecommunications service provider that offers local exchange services and is capable of serving at least 75 percent of the number of business local exchange service lines that the incumbent local exchange carrier is capable of serving.
In light of the above, Commission staff modifies the procedure for the above noted application as follows:
By no later than 29 April 2015, Télébec must file with the Commission the total number of business NAS in each of the following communities:
Original signed by
Director, Competition and Emergency Service Policy
c.c.: Dennis Béland, Québecor Média Inc., firstname.lastname@example.org
Michel Gilbert, Télébec, email@example.com
Kevin Pickell, CRTC, firstname.lastname@example.org
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