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Ottawa, February 25, 2016

Our reference:  8661-C136-201506049


Distribution List

RE: Small incumbent local exchange carriers (small ILECs) Tariffs Notices (TN) for direct connect (DC) – Request for second extension for filing proposed tariff pages, supported by cost studies

Dear Madams, Sirs:

On 26 November 2015, Bruce Telecom, CoopTel, CityWest Cable & Telephone Corp., Groupe Maskatel LP, and Wightman Telecom Ltd. (collectively, the Companies) were directed to file for Commission approval tariff pages for DC service in which the proposed rates were supported by cost studies within 30 days of the date of Telecom Decision CRTC 2015-525, Canadian Independent Telephone Company Joint Task Force - Request for approval of Execulink Telecom Inc.’s Direct Connect service rate as a proxy for use by other small incumbent local exchange carriers (TD 2015-525).

On 3 December 2015, the Commission received a request from the Companies, who filed collectively through the Canadian Independent Telephone Company Joint Task Force, for the filing deadline set out in TD 2015-525 be revised to no later than 16 February 2016. On 14 December 2015, the Commission staff determined that the request was reasonable in light of the representations from the Companies and approved the extension until 16 February 2016.

On 18 February 2016, the Commission received a request from Wightman Telecom Ltd. (Wightman), requesting that the filing deadline set out in the Commission staff letter issued 14 December 2015, be revised to no later than 26 February 2016. Wightman submitted that it is not possible to meet the amended deadline due to the unforeseen need for toll data from a 3rd party as well as vacation by key personnel.

Commission staff grants the extension request, in light of Wightmans’ limited resources, and reliance on 3rd party information. Accordingly, Wightman is to provide their responses to the questions directed at all small ILECs in the Commission staff letter of 22 October 2015, as well as proposed tariff pages for their DC service rate, supported by cost studies by no later than 26 February 2016.


Original signed by

Lyne Renaud
Director, Competitor Services and Costing Implementation
Telecommunications sector
c.c.: Matthew Alexander, CRTC, 819-934-1511,
Martin Brazeau, CRTC, 819-997-1028,
William Lloyd, CRTC, 819-997-4654,

Attach. : Distribution list

Distribution List:

Bart Cameron,
Don Holkestad,
Donovan Dias,
Jonathan Holmes,
Kolos Gugan,
Lyne Rodrigue,
Pauline Jessome,
Philippe Gauvin,
Pierre Allard,
Rob Figliuzzi,
Roland Lamer,
Stephen Schmidt,
Suzanne Lamarre,

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