Telecom Procedural Letter addressed to Distribution list

Ottawa, 7 April 2016

File No.: 8640-B2-201602326


To: Distribution list

RE: Bell Canada: Application for forbearance from the regulation of EAS transport service and local transit service – procedural letter

On 4 March 2016, Bell Canada filed an application for forbearance from the regulation of EAS [extended area service] transport service and local transit service. Procedural requests were filed by the Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc. (CNOC) and the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC), and responses to the procedural requests were filed by Rogers Communications Canada Inc. (RCCI) and TELUS Communications Company.

By letter on 31 March 2016, Commission staff noted that Bell Canada had not served its application on other parties and requested that the company serve its application on all competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) operating within the territories covered by the application that currently use the company’s EAS transport and local transit services. Commission staff also considered that Bell Canada should serve the application on all entities registered with the Commission as proposed CLECs for exchanges located within these territories. By letter dated 6 April 2016, Bell Canada indicated that these additional parties had been served.
In light of the above, parties that have not already filed interventions on Bell Canada’s application have until 9 May 2016 to file an intervention.

Commission staff acknowledges that in the case of Bell Canada’s application a record has been constituted.  In light of this, Commission staff considers that any submissions received subsequent to Bell Canada’s service of its application are to be restricted to the matters raised and statements made in Bell Canada’s application, and must not address intervener comments. Any comments that fail to comply with this principle will likely not be considered by the Commission.

Bell Canada may file a reply by 19 May 2016, serving a copy on all other parties.  

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by Kim Wardle for/

Kay Saicheua
Director, Competition and Emergency Services Policy
Telecommunications Sector

cc : Laurie Ventura, CRTC, (819) 997-4589,
Kim Wardle, CRTC, (819) 997-4945,
Mory Fodé Fofana, CRTC, (819) 639-8109,

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