Telecom Commission Letter Addressed to Distribution List
Ottawa, 3 February 2017
Our references: 8661-C12-201509663
To Distribution List
Re: Follow-up to Telecom Decision 2016-379 – Implementation of a disaggregated wholesale high-speed access service, including over fibre-to-the premises access facilities (CRTC files 8638-C12-201509663, 8740-B2-201700055, 8740-C6-201700097, 8740-R28-201700071 and 8740-V3-201700063) – CNOC request for an extension to file interventions
The Commission is in receipt of a letter filed on 25 January 2017 by the Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc. (CNOC) requesting an extension to the thirty-day deadline to file interventions on the tariff notices and regulatory economic cost studies for disaggregated wholesale high-speed access services filed by Bell Canada, Cogeco Communications Inc. (Cogeco), Rogers Communications Canada Inc. (RCCI), and Quebecor Media Inc. on behalf of Videotron GP (Videotron). Concurrently, CNOC filed a letter requesting disclosure of certain information and the provision of additional information from Bell Canada, Cogeco, RCCI and Videotron.
In its extension letter, CNOC requested that the Commission extend the intervention deadline to no sooner than thirty days after the disclosure and provision of additional information resulting from CNOC’s request. Alternatively, CNOC requested that the intervention deadline be extended thirty days from the date of its procedural request, January 25, 2017.
CNOC submitted that the disclosure of the requested information and provision of additional information is necessary to allow interested parties to scrutinize the cost studies and submit meaningful interventions. CNOC submitted that the extension of the intervention date would be procedurally efficient as each interested party would be able to provide a single comprehensive intervention. Further, the extension would provide parties the necessary time to fully address the complex, voluminous cost studies.
In a letter dated 27 January 2017, TELUS Communications Company supported CNOC’s request for an extension of the intervention deadline to thirty days from 25 January 2017.
Commission staff is of the view that an extension of the date for filing interventions is appropriate. At the same time, in accordance with the CRTC Rules of Procedures, parties affected by CNOC’s request for the disclosure of certain information and provision of additional information may file a reply with the Commission within 10 days after the day on which the request was filed, and must serve the reply on the requesting party. Accordingly, any responses to CNOC’s requests are to be filed on or before 6 February 2017.
A procedural letter setting out process for the filing of comments and replies will be issued after responses to rulings on CNOC’s requests for disclosure of certain information and provision of additional information have been filed.
Please contact Tom Vilmansen (firstname.lastname@example.org) at (819) 997-9253 or me (email@example.com) at (819)-953-5414 should you have any questions in regard to this letter.
Original signed by
Director, Competitor Services and Costing Implementation
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