Telecom Procedural Letter Addressed to Philippe Gauvin (Bell Canada)

Ottawa, 31 March 2016

Our reference: 8640-B2-201601253 and 8640-B2-201602326

BY EMAIL

Mr. Philippe Gauvin
Senior Legal Counsel
Bell Canada
Floor 19, 160 Elgin Street
Ottawa, ON  K2P 2C4
bell.regulatory@bell.ca

RE: Bell Canada Part 1 applications re: Forbearance from the regulation of wholesale wireless access service and Forbearance from the regulation of EAS transport service and local transit service

Dear Sir:

The Commission has recently received the following two Part 1 applications from Bell Canada: Forbearance from the regulation of wholesale wireless access service [WAS], dated 29 January 2016 (file number 8640-B2-201601253), and Forbearance from the regulation of EAS [extended area service] transport service and local transit service, dated 4 March 2016 (file number 8640-B2-201602326) (collectively, the applications).

Upon review, it appears to Commission staff that the applications were filed with the Commission without being served on any respondents.
Commission staff considers that Bell Canada should serve

  1. its Forbearance from the regulation of wholesale WAS application on its current WAS customers and all registered wireless service providersFootnote 1 ; and

  2. its Forbearance from the regulation of EAS transport service and local transit service application on all competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) operating within the territories covered by this application that currently use the company’s EAS transport and local transit services. Commission staff also considers that Bell Canada should serve the application on all entities registered with the Commission as proposed CLECs for exchanges located within these territories.

Bell Canada is to inform the Commission as to when service has been carried out, and to whom.

Commission staff will confirm, via letter, revised timelines for these applications after having received Bell Canada’s response.

Sincerely,

Original signed by

Kay Saicheua
Director, Competition and Emergency Services Policy
Telecommunications Sector

c.c.:   Mory Fodé Fofana, CRTC, 819-639-8109, MoryFode.Fofana@crtc.gc.ca
Laurie Ventura, CRTC, 819-997-4589, laurie.ventura@crtc.gc.ca
Kim Wardle, CRTC, 819-997-4945, kim.wardle@crtc.gc.ca

Footnotes

Footnote 1

Refer to https://applications.crtc.gc.ca/telecom/eng/registration-list?pt=31&_ga=1.210530582.261717633.1389017751

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