Telecom Procedural Letter addressed to Chris Kellett (CRTC Emergency Service (9-1-1) Working Group)
Ottawa, 7 December 2016
Our reference: 8665-C12-201507008
Mr. Chris Kellett, Chair
CRTC Emergency Service (9-1-1) Working Group
RE: Matters related to the reliability and resiliency of the 9-1-1 networks – Procedural request – Request to extend the deadline to file 9-1-1 service outage notification processes and report
In Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2016-165,Footnote 1 the Commission requested that the Emergency Services Working Group (ESWG) do the following:
- Develop 9-1-1 service outage notification processes and mechanisms for 9-1-1 network providers and TSPs, and
- Report its recommendations to the Commission by 2 November 2016.
Subsequently, the Commission received a letter from the ESWG dated 8 November 2016 requesting an extension to the 2 November 2016 deadline. The ESWG submitted that it is not able to develop the 9-1-1 service outage notification processes and mechanisms and file a report with its recommendations within the allotted timeframe and sought approval to extend the filing date to 14 April 2017.
The ESWG cited the following reasons in support of their position: the heavy workload related to Next-generation 9-1-1 technical discussions, the difficulty in finding a task owner who was not potentially conflicted due to the nature of this undertaking and the ability to only start on this work in late October as a result.
The Commission acknowledges the heavy workload of the ESWG and realizes that each task is chaired on a voluntary basis.
In light of the above, the Commission extends the time period for the ESWG to develop the 9-1-1 service outage processes and mechanisms. The ESWG is to file its report with the Commission by 14 April 2017.
Original signed by
c.c.: Sheehan Carter, CRTC, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Joel McGrath, CRTC, (email@example.com)
- Footnote 1
Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2016-165 Matters related to the reliability and resiliency of the 9-1-1 networks, 2 May 2016, p.65.
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