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Ottawa, 22 March 2016

Our reference: 8663-C12-201503186



RE: Review of basic telecommunications services, Telecom Notice of Consultation 2015-134Footnote 1 – Disclosure on the public record of aggregated mapping information

Dear Madam, Sir:

As part of the proceeding initiated by Telecom Notice of Consultation 2015-134 (the proceeding), the Commission is examining the availability of telecommunications services that Canadians require to participate meaningfully in the digital economy. This includes an examination of broadband Internet access services offered by telecommunications service providers and the extent to which areas in Canada are underservedFootnote 2 or unserved.Footnote 3

To conduct this examination, the Commission has gathered information from various sources, which include:

The Commission intends to put on the public record of this proceeding, by 30 March 2016, an interactive map created by analyzing and aggregating information from the above-noted sources.Footnote 5

This map will depict the estimated availability from terrestrial facilities of broadband Internet access service at or above the Commission’s target speeds within areas of 25 km2 hexagons.Footnote 6 This map will further identify the technology used to provision the broadband Internet access service (i.e. digital subscriber line/fibre, cable or fixed wireless).Note de bas de page7

However, the map will not identify individual households or telecommunications service providers.

Commission staff considers that, aggregated at this level, the data is not confidential, as it is generally publicly available from sources such as the websites of the telecommunications service providers.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by

John Macri
Director, Policy Framework
Telecommunications Sector

c.c.: Christine Bailey, CRTC, (819) 997-4557,
Sarah O’Brien, CRTC, (819) 635-3217,

Distribution List

4141903 Canada Inc. (Storm Internet Services),
2094206 Ontario Ltd (Ruralwave),
4Pairless Communications,
768812 Ontario Inc,
9144-3036 Quebec Inc.,
9315-1884 Québec inc. (formerly Courcelles and Lambton)
A.B.C. Allen Business Communications Ltd,;
Access Communications Co-operative Limited,
Air Tech Communications,
AirSpeed Wireless,
Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties,
All Nations Trust Company,
Amtelecom Limited Partnership,
Amtelecom Telco GP Inc.,
Askivision Systems Inc.,
Association des Compagnies de Téléphone du Québec,
Axia SuperNet Ltd./Axia Connect Ltd,
B. Klass and M. Nanni,
Base Technology Ltd,
Beacon Wireless,
Beauce Sans Fil,
Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership,
Bell Canada,;
Bell Mobility Inc.,
Bragg Communications Incorporated (EastLink),;
Briand et Moreau Câble inc.,
British Columbia Broadband Association,
Broadband Surfer Canada Inc,
Brooke Telecom Cooperative Ltd,;
Bruce Telecom,;
Burton Internet Society,
C. Middleton,
Cable Cable Inc,
Câblevision du Nord de Québec inc.,
Câblovision Warwick inc.,
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 Network Operators Consortium Inc,
Canadian Wireless Internet Service Providers,
Central Coast Communications Society,
Chatham Internet Access,
China Creek Internet Services LTD,
CityWest Mobility Corp.,
CityWest Telephone Corporation,;
Cochrane Telecom Services,
Cogeco Cable Canada LP,;
Cogeco Câble Québec s.e.n.c.,
Columbia Wireless,
Commstream Communications,
Communication Témiscamingue,
Communications Cold Lake CCL,
Community Wireless Networks,
Conuma Cable Systems Ltd.,
Coop Câblodistribution de Taillon inc.,
Coopératif de câblodistribution Ste-Catherine-Fossambault,
Coopérative de Câblodistribution Bellarmin,
Coopérative de Câblodistribution de Saint-Léon,
Coopérative de Câblodistribution de Ste-Hedwidge,
Coopérative de Câblodistribution Ste-Agathe,
Coopérative Vert l'Avenir,,
CoopTel, coop de télécommunication,
Copper Valley Computers,;
CORE Broadband Inc,
Corridor Communications Inc,;
CP Electronics,
Cree Nation/ECN,,
Cross Country T.V. Limited,
Cybernet Communications Ltd,
Data & Audio Visual Enterprises Wireless Inc.,
Davinci Broadband,
Deaf Wireless Canada Committee,
DeryTelecom Inc.,
Detour Wireless Inc,
Développement Innovations Haut-Richelieu,
Digicom Technologies,
DMTS, a division of Bell Aliant,;
Duclos & Michaud Télécom Inc.,
Durham.Net Inc.,
East Shore Internet Society,
Eastern Ontario Wardens Caucus and the Eastern Ontario Regional Network,
Edgewood Wireless Internet,
Eeyou Communications Network ECN,
ElkValley Networks Ltd,
Execulink Telecom Inc.,
Expansive Networks,
F. McKelvey,
Federation of Canadian Municipalities,
Fibernetics Corporation,
Figment Cablesystems Inc.,
Filau Fibre Internet Laurentides,
First Mile Connectivity Consortium,
FlexiNET Broadband Inc,
Forum for Research and Policy in Communications,
G.P.N. Wireless Network Solutions Ltd,
Galaxy Broadband Communications Inc,
Genesis Networks Inc,
Geoffrey White, Counsel for AAC,
Gillies Bay Internet Society,
Gosfield North Communication Co-operative Limited,
Gouvernement du Québec,
Government of British Columbia,
Government of Northwest Territories,
Government of Ontario,
Government of Yukon,
Grand Bend Cable T.V. Ltd.,
GroupAcces Communications,
Groupe Maskatel LP,;
Groupe Negotel Inc.,
GwaiiTel Society,;
Harewaves Wireless Inc.,
Hay Communications Co-operative Limited,
High Speed Crow,
Huron Telecommunications Co-Operative Limited,
I Want Wireless,
Ice Wireless Inc.,;
Infinity Internet Solutions,
Inmarsat Solutions (Canada) Inc.,
Internet Access Solutions Ltd.,
Internet Haut Richelieu,
Internet Papineau,
Iristel Inc.,
ispeed Communications,
John Lawford, Counsel for AAC,
Kaslo Infonet Society,
Kativik Regional Government,
Keewaytinook Okimakanak,
Keta Cable,;
La Cie de Téléphone de Courcelles Inc.,
La Compagnie de Téléphone de Lambton Inc.,
La Compagnie de téléphone de St-Victor,;
La Compagnie de téléphone Upton inc.,;
La Coopérative de câblodistribution de l'Arrière-Pays,
Lansdowne Rural Telephone Company Ltd.,
Lasqueti Internet Access Society,
Latitude Wireless Inc.,
Lemalu Holdings Ltd.,
Les Réseaux de l'Alliance Inc.,
LightSquared Corp.,
Lynx Mobility Inc.,
LyttonNet Community Wireless Internet, support@dev.lyttonnet;
Managed Network Systems Inc.,
Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakinak Inc.,
Manitoba NetSet Ltd,;
Mascon Cable Systems Inc.,
Max Internet Technology,
McNally et al.
MCS Net,
Media Access Canada,
Milk River Cable Club,
Minto Communications Society,
Mitchell Seaforth Cable T.V. Ltd.,
Mornington Communications Co-operative Limited,;
MTS Inc.,
MyBC Datacom,
Naskapi Imuun Inc.,
NCS Network,
Nexicom Communications Inc.,;
Nexicom Mobility Inc.,
Nexicom Telecommunications Inc.,
Nexicom Telephones Inc.,
Nimpkish Valley Communications Ltd.,
No Limits Internet,
North Frontenac Telephone Corporation Ltd,
North Nova Cable Limited,
North Renfew Telephone Company Limited Trade,
Northern Space Link Ltd.,
NorthernTel, Limited Partnership,
Northwest Territories Association of Communities,
Northwestel Inc.,
NorthWind Wireless,
Norway House Cree Nation Broadband,
Novus Entertainment Inc.,
NRTC Communications,
Nunavut Broadband Development Corporation,
O.N.Tel Inc.,
OneWeb, Ltd.,
Open Media,
Pannu Media Inc.,
Peace Region Internet Society PRIS,
PEAK Internet,
People's Tel Limited Partnership,;;
Platinum Communications,
Qikiqtaaluk Corporation,
Quadro Communications Co-operative Inc.,
Québecor Média inc.,
R. Layton,
Radio & Télévision communautaire - Havre St-Pierre,
Raftview Communications Ltd,
Ragged Edge Community Network,,
Red Mountain Internet Society,
Réseau Internet Maskoutain,
Reztel Communications Inc.,
RFNow Inc,;
RhiCom Networks Inc.,;
Riondel Cable Society,
Rionet Wireless Inc.,
Robson Valley Internet,
Rogers Communications Partnership,;
Routcom Inc,
Route 2,;
Roxborough Telephone Company Limited,
Rural Wave,
Saskatchewan Telecommunications,;
Saturna Net Cooperative,
Saugeen Driftwood,
Sayward Valley Communications Ltd.,
Seaside Communications Inc.,
Shannon Vision Inc.,
Shaw Cablesystems G.P.,;
Shaw Satellite Services Inc.,
Slave Lake Communications,
Sogetel inc.,;;
Sogetel Mobilité inc.,
Source Cable Limited,
South Island Cable Ltd.,
Ssi Micro Limited,;
Stafford Communications,
Storm Internet,
Strategic Information Systems Arrow Technology Group,
Swift High Speed MB,
Swift Internet BC,
Talk Wireless Inc.,
Tamaani (KRG),
Targo Communications Inc.,
TCMS High Speed Communications,
TekSavvy Solutions Inc.,
Télébec, Société en commandite,
Télé-Câble Albanel inc.,
Télé-Câble St-Hilarion inc.,
Télécommunications Xittel inc,;
Télédistribution Amos inc.,
TÉLÉNET Informatique,
Téléphone de St-Éphrem inc.,;
Téléphone Milot Inc.,
Telesat Canada,
Teliphone Navigata-Westel Communication Inc.,;
Telupton 2000 Inc.,
TELUS Communications Company,
Telvic Interurbain Inc.,
Tera Byte AirSurfer,
The Canadian Independent Telephone Company – Joint Task Force (CITC-JTF),,
The City of Dawson (Dawson City TV),
The Community Recreation Rebroadcasting Service Association,
The Westport Telephone Company, Limited,
TNC Wireless,
Tough Country Communications,
Transvision (Cookshire) inc.,
Trout Lake BC Internet Society,
True 802 Wireless Inc,
Tuckersmith Communications Co-operative Limited,
Twin Island Communications,
Union des consommateurs,
Valley Internet Service Provider,
Vaxination Informatique,
Vidéotron s.e.n.c.,
Village of Granisle,
Ward Cable T.V. Ltd,
Waterside Wireless,
Westman Media Cooperative Ltd.,
Wightman Telecom Ltd,
Wind Mobile Corp.,;
Wink Wireless,
WTC Communications,
Xplornet Communications Inc,;;
Yahk Area Communication Society,
Yak Communications (Canada) Corp.,
YourLink Inc,


Footnote 1

Review of basic telecommunications services, Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2015-134, 9 April 2015; as amended by Telecom Notices of Consultation CRTC 2015-134-1, 3 June 2015; 2015-134-2, 22 December 2015; 2015 134 3, 14 January 2016; and 2015 134 4, 10 March 2016.

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Footnote 2

Underserved areas are considered to be those areas where Internet service (excluding dial-up) at the Commission’s target speeds of 5 megabits per second (Mbps) download and 1 Mbps upload is not available.

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Footnote 3

Unserved areas are considered to be those areas where Internet service (excluding dial-up) is not available.

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Footnote 4

By letter dated 7 May 2015, Commission staff informed parties to the proceeding that information gathered through the Data Collection System, from the year 2011 until present, would be relied upon in the proceeding. See

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Footnote 5

Direct-to-home satellite services are excluded.

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Footnote 6

These hexagons were used by ISED for the Connecting Canadians program. See for more information.

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Footnote 7

Since satellite is a service with a national footprint, it will be excluded from this map. Mobile wireless long term evolution (LTE) coverage will be included, but Internet speeds at or above the Commission’s targets may not be achievable throughout the entire LTE coverage area.

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