ARCHIVED - Telecom Procedural Letter Addressed to Louise Bégin (Sogetel inc.)
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Ottawa, 6 May 2015
Our reference: 8640-T78-201500786
Ms. Louise Bégin
111 12-Novembre Street
Nicolet, Quebec J3T 1S3
Re: Application by Télébec for forbearance from the regulation of business local exchange services in various Quebec exchanges
Dear Ms Bégin:
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.
Responses to Télébec’s application were due by 23 February 2015. Commission staff notes that Sogetel was identified as a competitor in Télébec’s application, but did not provide a response.
Commission staff notes that competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) using their own facilities to provide local exchange services, identified as a competitor on whose presence the applicant incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC) justifies its business services forbearance request in an exchange, are to file the following information:
- For each wire centre in each exchange, provide the total number of business local access lines, as applicable, capable of being served with local exchange services. If this information is not available, for each wire centre in the exchange, provide the total number of business local access lines capable of being served with local exchange services.
- Provide all assumptions made, and all evidence supporting your conclusions.
Commission staff notes that CLECs who rely on local exchange carriers’ or third parties’ leased local access transmission facilities to provide local exchange services, identified as a competitor on whose presence the applicant ILEC justifies its business forbearance request in an exchange, are to file the following information:
- For each exchange, identify each ILEC wire centre where you offer service.
- Provide, by wire centre and by remote, the percentage of the total number of business local access lines, as applicable, capable of being served with local exchange services.
- Provide all assumptions made and all evidence supporting your conclusions.
Commission staff notes that in a situation where a competitor provides a statement indicating that it is capable of service at least 75% of the number of business local exchange lines, as applicable, in an exchange for which an ILEC has filed for forbearance from regulation, the competitor is not required to provide the above information. However, a statement indicating otherwise must be supported with the above-noted evidence and any other relevant information. Commission staff notes that it is in the best interest of all competitors involved in these local forbearance applications that the Commission has a complete record. The failure to present all relevant information may result in an adverse inference to be drawn by the Commission.
In light of the above, Commission staff modifies the procedure for the above noted application such that, by no later than 19 May 2015, Sogetel must file with the Commission the information required above in response to Télébec’s above-mentioned business local forbearance application, specifically with regard to the exchange of Ham-Nord in Quebec.
Original signed by
Acting Director, Competition and Emergency Service Policy
c.c.: Jonathan Daniels, Télébec, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michel Gilbert, Télébec, email@example.com
Kevin Pickell, CRTC, firstname.lastname@example.org
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