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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
19th Floor
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:

Exchange Community
Chesterville Chester Nord
Chesterville Chesterville
Chesterville Roberge
Chesterville Sainte-Hélène-de-Chester
Chesterville Trottier
Notre-Dame-de-Stanbridge Des-Rivières
Notre-Dame-de-Stanbridge Malmaison
Notre-Dame-de-Stanbridge Notre-Dame-de-Stanbridge
Notre-Dame-de-Stanbridge Saint-Ignace-de-Stanbridge
Notre-Dame-de-Stanbridge Stanbury
St-André-Avellin La Nation
St-André-Avellin Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix
St-André-Avellin Portage-de-la-Nation
St-André-Avellin Ripon
St-André-Avellin Saint-Sixte
St-André-Avellin St-André-Avellin
St-André-Avellin Valenca

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by

Mario Bertrand
Director, Competition and Emergency Service Policy
Telecommunications Sector

c.c.: Dennis Béland, Québecor Média Inc.,
Michel Gilbert, Télébec,
Kevin Pickell, CRTC,

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