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Ottawa, 13 August 2015

Our reference:  8663-C12-201313601


Distribution list

RE:   Follow-up to Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2015-326: Implementation of a disaggregated wholesale HSA services, including over FTTP access facilities – Request for extension for filing appropriate configurations

Dear Madams/Sirs:

The Commission is in receipt of a letter dated 31 July 2015, submitted collectively by Bell Canada, Cogeco Cable Inc., Quebecor Media Inc. on behalf of its affiliate Videotron G.P. and Rogers Communications Partnership (the Parties), requesting an extension to 25 September 2015 for filing configurations for their respective disaggregated wholesale high-speed access (HSA) servicesFootnote 1.

The Parties submitted that because of the complexity of developing and designing an entirely new disaggregated wholesale HSA service and because of resource constraints due to summer vacations, they could not file a comprehensive submission in the time period provided in the Commission’s letter. The Parties did not request an extension for filing their responses to the associated requests for information but did request additional time to reply to anticipated comments from interveners.

In a letter dated 3 August 2015, Vaxination Informatique supported the Parties’ request for the extension for filing service configurations. In a letter dated 6 August 2015, TekSavvy Solutions Inc (Teksavvy) supported the Parties’ extension request if it would lead to the development of a more efficient competitor-conducive configuration rather than delaying the implementation. Teksavvy did not support the restriction of reply comments to the Parties - a change to the Commission process that allowed any party to file reply comments.

The Commission considers that the extension requested by the Parties for filing service configurations is appropriate for the cited reasons. However, the Commission is not persuaded that adding an extra week for reply comments as requested by the Parties, is necessary.

Accordingly, the dates set out in Telecom Regulatory Policy 2015-326 and in the 22 July 2015 Commission letter, are modified as follows:


Original signed by:

Bruce Miller for
John Traversy
Secretary General

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Footnote 1

The Parties were directed to file configurations for their proposed disaggregated wholesale HSA service for their Ontario and Quebec serving territories within 30 days of the date of Telecom Regulatory Policy 2015-326. The Commission provided details associated with the follow-up proceeding, along with requests for information by way of a separate Commission letter released concurrently with the Regulatory Policy.

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