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Ottawa, 11 August 2015

Our reference: 8661-C182-201508417


Distribution list

Re: Part 1 Application - Request for relief with regard to the pricing and availability of Eastlink’s cable retail Internet access services on a wholesale basis - CNOC’s request for Interim Relief

The purpose of this letter is to establish an expedited process with respect to a request for interim relief made by the Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc. (CNOC) in an application filed pursuant to Part 1 of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure (the Rules of Procedure)

On 7 August 2015, the Commission received a Part 1 application from CNOC requesting that the Commission issue a final order with regard to the pricing and availability of the cable retail Internet access services provided by Bragg Communications Incorporated, operating as Eastlink (Eastlink) on a wholesale basis.

At the same time, CNOC requested that the Commission grant interim relief by 1 September 2015 in the form of a directive prohibiting Eastlink from modifying the formula it presently uses to determine the rates that it charges its wholesale customers for its 20 Mbps retail Internet access service.

As part of its application, CNOC requested that the timelines set out in the Rules of Procedurerespecting answer and reply be abridged with respect to the request for interim relief.

In light of the above, Commission staff establishes the following timelines, applicable to the request for interim relief only:

The deadlines for the filing of answers, interventions, and replies to the Part 1 application with respect to CNOC’s request for final relief remain as set out in the Rules of Procedure.

If a party wishes to designate information filed with the Commission as confidential, it may do so in accordance with the rules set out in sections 38 and 39 of the Telecommunications Act and sections 30 to 35 of the Rules of Procedure.

A copy of this letter and all related correspondence will be added to the record of this proceeding.

Original signed by Robert Martin for

Michel Murray
Director, Dispute Resolution and Regulatory Implementation
Telecommunications Sector

c.c.:  Kevin Pickell, CRTC, 819-997-4580,

Distribution List:
Mr. William Sandiford, CNOC,
Ms. Natalie MacDonald, Eastlink,

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