Telecom Commission Letter adressed to Distribution List

Ottawa, 2 March 2017

Our reference: 8638-S1-01/98

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Distribution List

Re:  Forbearance from regulation of interexchange private line services – Reminder of 3 April 2017 submission deadline

Dear Madams, Sirs:

In Telecom Decision 97-20,Footnote 1 the Commission forbore from regulating certain interexchange private lines (IXPLs) on a route-specific basis.

In Telecom Order 99-434,Footnote 2 the Commission established a process for considering further forbearance for High Capacity/Digital Data Services (DDS) interexchange private line services (IXPL services). In that order, the Commission directed the competitors of several incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) to file a report with the Commission, on 1 April and 1 October every year, serving a copy on the relevant companies, identifying the IXPL routes on which they provide, or offer to provide, IXPL services to at least one customer at DS-3 or greater bandwidth, using terrestrial facilities from a company other than the ILEC or an affiliate of the ILEC. Based on this evidence, and without further process, the Commission expected to quickly issue determinations granting forbearance on the routes in question.

In Telecom Decision 2005-42,Footnote 3 the Commission directed that each future semi-annual IXPL report be signed by an officer of the company submitting the report, attesting to its accuracy and completeness.

This letter serves as a reminder that all competitors that provide telecommunications services are to report all of their IXPL routes that meet the criterion established in Telecom Order 99-434,

by 3 April 2017, and to serve a copy on the relevant companies. Competitors are also reminded that the following requirements apply:

Any questions regarding the operation of the DCS can be directed by e-mail to telinfo@crtc.gc.ca.

Sincerely,

Original signed by Valerie Plaskacz for

Michel Murray
Director, Dispute Resolution & Regulatory Implementation
Telecommunications Sector

c.c.: Imen Arfaoui, CRTC, Senior Analyst, 819-997-4663, imen.arfaoui@crtc.gc.ca

Attach. Distribution list

Distribution List:

bell.regulatory@bell.ca; gord.sutherland@bell.ca; regulatory@sjrb.ca; rwi_gr@rci.rogers.com; natalie.macdonald@corp.eastlink.ca; mukul.sarin@hydroone.com; Helen.poletes@hydroone.com; Steve.Snow@zayo.com; document.control@sasktel.com; tracy.cant@ontera.ca; regulatory.affairs@telus.com; regaffairs@quebecor.com;mamatiowsky@hydro.mb.ca; stephanie.houssin@axia.com ; rob.olenick@tbaytel.com

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