Telecom Commission Letter Adressed to Dallas Yeulett (Northwestel)

Ottawa, 22 July 2016

Our reference: 1011-NOC2016-0180


Mr. Dallas Yeulett
Senior Manager, Regulatory Compliance
PO Box 2727
Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 4Y4

Re:  Notice of Consultation 2016-180 - Review of rates for Northwestel Inc.’s Wholesale Connect service

Dear Sir,

On 12 May 2016, the Commission issued Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2016-180 (NoC 2016-180), requesting comments on whether the rates for Northwestel Inc.’s (Northwestel) Wholesale Connect service speeds should be reviewed in light of the information filed in the proceeding associated with Tariff Notice (TN) 923, and the determinations in Telecom Decision CRTC 2016-117 related to wholesale high-speed access services.

On 13 June 2016, Northwestel submitted its intervention.

At paragraph 2 of its intervention, Northwestel submitted that:

Northwestel reiterated this proposal in its Reply comments of 23 June 2016.

Commission staff reminds Northwestel that the Commission has not yet made any determinations on the issues under review in NoC 2016-180, including on the question of whether Northwestel will be required to file revised cost studies.  Furthermore, NoC 2016-180 stated that no determinations regarding TN 923 will be made until the proceeding initiated in the notice and all of the necessary follow-up has concluded.

Consequently, if Northwestel were to submit rates and cost studies on its proposed timeline, and in the absence of Commission determinations on these matters, it is possible that such rates and cost studies may have to be re-submitted once such determinations are made.


Original signed by

Lyne Renaud
Director, Competitor Service and Costing Implementation
Telecommunications Sector

c.c.: B.Natraj(Nat Natraj), CRTC, 819-953-5081,
Steve Sorochan, Government of Yukon,
Samer Bishay, Iristel Inc.,
Dean Proctor, SSi Group of companies,
Christopher Hickey, CNOC,

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