Telecom Commission Letter addressed to Mr. Samer Bishay (Iristel Inc.)

Ottawa, 8 March 2017

Our reference:  8740-N1-201700740

BY EMAIL

Mr. Samer Bishay
President & CEO
Iristel Inc.
675 Cochrane Drive
6 th Floor, East Tower
Markham, ONT  L3R 0B8
regulatory@iristel.com

RE:  Northwestel Inc. Tariff Notice 976: Wholesale Connect service New Rates and Circuits – Request for procedural changes

Northwestel Inc. (Northwestel) filed on 6 February 2017, a Tariff Notice (TN) 976 in which it proposed changes to its Access Services Tariff for Interconnection with Interexchange Carriers CRTC 21480 Item 300 Wholesale Connect Service in response to the Commission’s rulings in Telecom Decision CRTC 2016-443.
The Commission is in receipt of a letter filed on 24 February 2017 by Iristel requesting, among other things, an extension of the deadline for submission of interventions with respect to Northwestel’s TN 976. More specifically, Iristel requested a new procedural deadline to file interventions that is thirty (30) days from the day that Northwestel complies with any Commission order resulting from Iristel’s request for disclosure and additional information.

In its submission dated 2 March 2017, Northwestel indicated that it does not object to Iristel’s extension request. It further indicated that it continues to prepare a response to Iristel’s request for additional information and will reply in a separate response as soon as possible.

In this circumstance, and given that there is no evidence that such an extension would prejudice any interested person, Commission staff finds it reasonable to extend the filing date for interventions associated with any additional information that Northwestel provides or is directed to provide related to TN 976. Commission staff notes that the standard procedural rules for comments and reply comments for tariff application proceedings will apply.

Accordingly, upon receipt of Northwestel’s upcoming response to Iristel’s request for additional information, parties will have 30 days from that date to submit interventions. Furthermore, additional procedures may be established at that time if necessary.

Where a document is to be filed or served by a specific date, the document must be received, not merely sent, by that date. Copies of the documents should also be sent to nat.natraj@crtc.gc.ca.

Sincerely,

Original signed by

Lyne Renaud
Director Competitor Service and costing Implementation
Telecommunication sector

c.c.: Mohammed Omar, CRTC, 819-934-6378, mohammed.omar@crtc.gc.ca
B.Natraj (Nat Natraj), CRTC, 819-953-0361, nat.natraj@crtc.gc.ca
Linda Maljan, Government of the Northwest Territories, linda_Maljan@gov.nt.ca
Steve Sorochan, Government of Yukon, steve.sorochan@gov.yk.ca
Dallas Yeullet, Northwestel Inc., regulatoryaffairs@nwtel.ca
Dean Proctor, SSi Group of companies, regulatory@ssimicro.com

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