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Ottawa, 23 June 2015

Our reference: 8663-C12-201503186



Re: Review of basic telecommunications services, Telecom Notice of Consultation 2015-134Footnote 1 – Request for disclosure of certain information from the Data Collection System (DCS)

On 19 June 2015, the Commission received a request from ACORN Canada, Consumers’ Association of Canada, Council of Senior Citizens Organizations of British Columbia, Nation Pensioners Federation, and the Public Interest Advocacy Center (PIAC) (collectively, PIAC et al.) to disclose certain information collected via the Commission’s Data Collection System (DCS) which is being used in the proceeding initiated by Telecom Notice of Consultation 2015-134.

In a letter dated 7 May 2015, Commission staff stated that information gathered from telecommunications service providers through the Commission’s DCS would be relied upon in the proceeding. Specifically, DCS information from the year 2011 and onward pertaining to telecommunications services revenues, pricing, demand, financial information, and network information/facilities was made part of the record of the proceeding.

PIAC et al. requested that the Commission disclose on the record of this proceeding the up-to-date aggregate amounts of each of the following items, on a yearly basis, since the inception of the National Contribution Fund (i.e. since 2000):Footnote 2

Interested persons may file comments, if any, by 26 June 2015 regarding PIAC et al.’s request. Please note that documents must be received, not merely sent, by the specified date.
Any information that will be disclosed as a result of this request will be released as soon as possible.


Original signed by

John Macri
Telecommunications Policy Framework
Telecommunications Sector
c.c.: Christine Bailey, CRTC, (819) 997-4557,

Distribution list:
John Lawford, Counsel for PIAC et al.,

Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership,  
Bell Canada,  
MTS Inc.,
Saskatchewan Telecommunications,  
Télébec, Société en commandite,  
TELUS Communications Company,  
Northwestel Inc.,  
Amtelecom Telco GP Inc.,  
Brooke Telecom Co-operative Ltd,  
Bruce Telecom,  
CityWest Telephone Corporation,  
Cochrane Telecom Services,  
Execulink Telecom Inc.,  
Groupe Maskatel LP,  
Gosfield North Communication Co-operative Limited,  
Hay Communications Co-operative Limited,  
Huron Telecommunications Co-operative Limited,  
Independent Telecommunications Providers Association,
La Cie de Téléphone de Courcelles Inc.,  
La Compagnie de Téléphone de Lambton Inc.,  
La Compagnie de téléphone de St-Victor,  
La Compagnie de téléphone Upton inc.,  
Lansdowne Rural Telephone Company Ltd,  
Mornington Communications Co-operative Limited,  
Nexicom Telecommunications Inc.,  
Nexicom Telephones Inc.,  
North Frontenac Telephone Corporation Ltd,  
NorthernTel, Limited Partnership,  
NRTC Communications,  
People's Tel Limited Partnership,  
Quadro Communications Co-operative Inc.,
Roxborough Telephone Company Limited,  
Sogetel inc.,  
Téléphone de St-Éphrem inc.,  
Téléphone Milot Inc.,
Tuckersmith Communications Co-operative Limited,  
Wightman Telecom Ltd,  
WTC Communications,

Other TSPs
Access Communications Co-operative Limited,
Axia SuperNet Ltd./Axia Connect Ltd,
Bell Mobility Inc.,
BC Hydro and Power Authority,  
Bragg Communications Incorporated (EastLink),  
Broadband Communications North Inc.,  
CityWest Mobility Corp.,  
Cogeco Cable Canada LP,  
Comwave Networks Inc.,  
Distributel Communications Limited,  
Fibernetics Corporation,  
Hydro One Telecom Inc.,  
Ice Wireless Inc.,  
Infosat Communications LP,  
Iristel Inc.,  
Latitude Wireless,
Les Réseaux de l'Alliance Inc.,  
Lynx Mobility Inc.,  
Managed Network Systems Inc.,  
Manitoba Hydro International Limited,  
Niagara Regional Broadband Network Limited,  
Novus Entertainment Inc.,  
Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc.,  
Public Mobile Inc.,  
Québecor Média inc.,  
Rogers Communications Partnership,  
Seaside Communications Inc.,  
Shaw Cablesystems G.P.,  
Source Cable Limited,  
SSI Micro Ltd,  
TekSavvy Solutions Inc.,  
Télécommunications Xittel Inc.,  
Telesat Canada,  
Telupton 2000 Inc.,
TeraGo Networks Inc,  
Wind Mobile Corp.,  
Xplornet Communications Inc.,  
Yak Communications (Canada) Corp.,  


Footnote 1

Review of basic telecommunications services, Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2015-134, 9 April 2015, as amended by Telecom Notice of Consultation 2015-134-1, 3 June 2015.

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Footnote 2

Changes to the contribution regime, Decision CRTC 2000-745, 30 November 2000.

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