Broadcasting Procedural Letter Addressed to the Distribution List

Ottawa, 1 June 2017


Distribution List

Re: Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2017-160 – Request for disclosure

Dear Madams, Sirs:

On 30 May 2017, the Commission received a request by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) for disclosure of the following information:

  1. the aggregated disclosure of responses related to: (i) the number of new small basic service subscribers; (ii) the number of existing broadcasting distribution undertaking (BDU) subscribers that have switched to the small basic service; (iii) the total number of small basic service subscribers; (iv) the number of small basic service subscribers also subscribed to discretionary services (pick-and-pay or small packages); (v) the number of small basic service subscribers also subscribed to other telecommunications services as part of a bundle; (vi) the number of BDU subscribers subscribed to the first-tier offering instead of the small basic service; and (vii) the total number of BDU subscribers; and
  2. the individual disclosure of complaints received by each BDU between 1 March 2016 and 28 February 2017 in regards to the small basic service, new small packages, and pick-and-pay programming services.

Further, given the deadline of 27 June 2017 to submit interventions, PIAC requested that the Commission consider condensing the reply period. As set out in section 33(3) of the Rules of Practice and Procedure, respondents may file a reply with the Commission within 10 days after the day on which the request is filed. However, in this instance, Commission staff agrees that PIAC’s request is appropriate. Consequently, the replies to the request for disclosure of the above-noted information must be filed with the Commission by no later than 5 June 2017.

A copy of this letter and all related correspondence will be added to the public record of the proceeding.

Original signed by

Donna Gill
Senior Manager
Distribution Policy and Applications


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