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Ottawa, 23 October 2015

Our reference:  8663-C12-201503186



Re:  Review of basic telecommunications services, Telecom Notice of Consultation 2015 134Footnote 1 – Request to rule the issue of equal access out of scope or modify the procedure

Dear Madam, Sir:

On 19 October 2015, the Commission received a request from Yak Communications (Canada) Corp. (Yak), which requested that the Commission issue a letter notifying parties that the provision of equal access as a wholesale service is not within the scope of the above-noted proceeding. In the alternative, Yak requested that the Commission revise the schedule to permit parties that are not participating in the proceeding, to pose interrogatories and file comments.

TELUS Communications Company (TCC) filed comments on 22 October 2015 opposing Yak’s request that equal access be considered out of scope of the proceeding. TCC submitted that equal access is within the scope of the issues identified in Telecom Notice of Consultation 2015-134, and the fact that the Commission has asked for additional information related to equal access obligations demonstrates that equal access forms part of the review of basic telecommunication services. TCC stated that it would not oppose Yak’s participation should Yak subsequently indicate to the Commission, and participating parties, that it wished to be an intervener.

Other parties may file comments, by November 2, 2015, regarding Yak’s request. Please note that documents must be received, not merely sent, by the specified date.


Original signed by

John Macri
Director, Policy Framework
Telecommunications Sector

c.c.: Christine Bailey, CRTC, (819) 997-4557,

Distribution List

Incumbent local exchange carriers

9315-1884 Québec inc. (formerly Courcelles and Lambton)
Amtelecom Telco GP Inc.,
Bell CanadaFootnote 2 ,
Brooke Telecom Co-operative Ltd,
Bruce Telecom,
The Canadian Independent Telephone Company – Joint Task Force (CITC-JTF),
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,
La Compagnie de téléphone de St-Victor,
La Compagnie de téléphone Upton inc.,
Lansdowne Rural Telephone Company Ltd,
Mornington Communications Co-operative Limited,
MTS Inc., 
Nexicom Telecommunications Inc.,
Nexicom Telephones Inc.,
North Frontenac Telephone Corporation Ltd,
NRTC Communications,
People's Tel Limited Partnership,
Quadro Communications Co-operative Inc.,
Roxborough Telephone Company Limited,
Saskatchewan Telecommunications,
Sogetel inc.,
Téléphone de St-Éphrem inc.,
Téléphone Milot Inc.,
TELUS Communications Company,
Tuckersmith Communications Co-operative Limited,
Wightman Telecom Ltd,
WTC Communications,

Other parties

Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties,
All Nations Trust Company,
Axia SuperNet Ltd./Axia Connect Ltd,
Bragg Communications Incorporated (EastLink),
British Columbia Broadband Association, 
Campbell Patterson Communications,
Canadian Association of the Deaf-Association des Sourds du Canada (CAD-ASC),
Canadian Cable Systems Alliance Inc,
Canadian Federation of Agriculture,
Canadian Hearing Society,
Canadian Media Concentration Research Project,
Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc,
Canadian Wireless Internet Service Providers,
Cogeco Cable Canada LP,
Cree Nation Government/Eeyou Communications Network,,
Deaf Wireless Canada Committee,
Eastern Ontario Wardens Caucus and the Eastern Ontario Regional Network,
Federation of Canadian Municipalities,
First Mile Connectivity Consortium,
Forum for Research and Policy in Communications,
Government of British Columbia,
Government of Northwest Territories,
Government of Ontario,
Gouvernement du Québec,
Government of Yukon,
Ice Wireless Inc.,
Iristel Inc.,
Kativik Regional Government,
B. Klass and M. Nanni,
John Lawford, Counsel for AAC,
Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakinak Inc.,
Media Access Canada,
F. McKelvey,
McNally et al.
C. Middleton,
Northwest Territories Association of Communities,
Nunavut Broadband Development Corporation,
OneWeb, Ltd.,
Qikiqtaaluk Corporation,
Québecor Média inc.,
Rogers Communications Partnership,
Shaw Cablesystems G.P.,
SSI Micro Ltd,
TekSavvy Solutions Inc.,
Telesat Canada,
Geoffrey White, Counsel for AAC,
Wind Mobile Corp.,
Union des consommateurs,
Vaxination Informatique,
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 CRTC 2015-134-1, 3 June 2015.

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Footnote 2

Bell Canada, on its own behalf, and on behalf of its affiliates Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership (which effective 1 July 2015 was wound-up into Bell Canada, and is now operated as a division of Bell Canada), Bell Mobility Inc., Câblevision du Nord du Québec inc. (CVQ), DMTS, KMTS, NorthernTel, Limited Partnership, Northwestel Inc., Ontera and Télébec, Société en commandite.

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