ARCHIVED - Telecom Procedural Letter Addressed to Distribution List
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Ottawa, 9 December 2016
Our reference: 8662-B2-201612391
RE: Part 1 Application by Bell Canada to Review and Vary and Stay Certain Determinations in Telecom Decision CRTC 2016-379, Follow-up to Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2015-326 – Implementation of a disaggregated wholesale high-speed access service, including over FTTP access facilities – Procedural letter
The Commission is in receipt of a Part 1 Application (the Application) from Bell Canada dated 2 December 2016 to review and vary and stay certain determinations in Telecom Decision 2016-379 (TD 2016-379). In particular, Bell Canada sought to eliminate the requirement imposed on it in TD 2016-379 to implement an outside meet-me point of interconnection in addition to its tariffed co-location options. Bell Canada also requested an immediate stay in relation to the meet-me point requirements of TD 2016-379.
On 5 December 2016, the Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc. (CNOC) filed a procedural letter requesting the disclosure of certain information filed in confidence with the Commission by Bell Canada in the Application. CNOC also requested that the Commission dispose of the Application in an expeditious and efficient manner to avoid uncertainty and potential delay with respect to the implementation of competitor access to disaggregated wholesale high-speed access services.
By letter dated 6 December 2016, Vaxination Informatique supported CNOC’s requests for disclosure and suggested accelerated timelines for the stay request.
In a procedural letter dated 7 December 2106, The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) supported CNOC’s request for disclosure and CNOC’s request for expeditious and efficient disposition of the Application. PIAC submitted, with supporting rationale, that Bell Canada’s request for a stay should be denied.
In a procedural letter filed on 7 December 2016, CNOC submitted that if the Commission decides to proceed with a hearing of Bell Canada’s request for a stay, CNOC would want the opportunity to file comments on the request for a stay, as matter of procedural fairness.
On 9 December 2016, Bell Canada filed a revised version of the Application in which it disclosed the majority of the information identified in CNOC’s requests for disclosure. Further, Bell Canada included rationale for maintaining its confidentiality claims for certain other information.
In light of the above, the following process is set out with respect to Bell Canada’s stay request:
- Interested persons can file comments regarding Bell Canada’s stay request with the Commission and serve all persons identified in the distribution list by 13 December 2016;
- Bell Canada may file its reply to comments regarding its stay request with the Commission and serve copies on all parties by 15 December 2016.
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Director, Competitor Service & Costing Implementation
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