ARCHIVED - Telecom Commission Letter addressed to Mr. John E. Downs (Nexicom Telecommunications, a Division of Nexicom Inc.)

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Ottawa, 17 July 2015

Our reference:  8740-N24-201506586


John E. Downs
General Manager
Nexicom Telecommunications, a Division of Nexicom Inc.

RE: Designation of confidential cost information filed in cost studies supporting revised direct connect service rates

On 22 June 2015, Nexicom Telecommunications filed for Commission approval tariff pages for direct connect (DC) service in which the proposed rate is supported by a cost study. Certain information was provided to the Commission in confidence pursuant to section 39 of the Telecommunications Act.  

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure (the Rules of Procedure) address the filing by parties of information in confidence on the record of a public proceeding. Specifically, section 32 of the Rules of Procedure states that, when a party designates information as confidential:

(1)   The party that designates information as confidential must provide reasons, as well as any supporting documents, why the disclosure of the information would not be in the public interest, including why the specific direct harm that would be likely to result from the disclosure would outweigh the public interest; and

(2)   The party must either file with the Commission an abridged version, intended to be made available to the public, of the document that contains the information or provide reasons, as well as any supporting documents, why an abridged version cannot be filed.

Nexicom Telecommunications did not include an abridged version of its cost study report in its filing on 22 June 2015. Accordingly, Nexicom Telecommunications is requested to provide an abridged version of its cost study report, or provide reasons why an abridged version of the report cannot be filed.

The Commission provided directions on what cost information should be disclosed in cost studies filed in support of tariff filings in Broadcasting and Telecom Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-961, Procedures for filing confidential information and requesting its disclosure in Commission proceedings, 23 December 2010. The Appendix to this decision was subsequently amended by Telecom Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-961-1 to reflect additional directives provided in Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2012-592, Confidentiality of information used to establish wholesale service rates, 26 October 2012. Nexicom Telecommunications must ensure that abridged documents disclose all cost information that should be public, or provide reasons why any cost information should not be disclosed.

Nexicom Telecommunications is to file with the Commission all information to be provided pursuant to this letter by 24 July 2015.  

Yours sincerely

Original signed by

Lyne Renaud
Competitor Services and Costing Implementation
Telecommunications Sector


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