Telecom Comission Letter Addressed to Michel Gilbert (Kenora Municipal Telephone System (KMTS))

Ottawa, 14 March 2017

Our reference: 8620-K1-201613092

BY EMAIL

Mr. Michel Gilbert
Assistant Director - Regulatory Affairs
Kenora Municipal Telephone System (KMTS)
5th Floor
87 West Ontario Street
Montreal, Quebec, H2X 1Y8
bell.regulatory@bell.ca

RE:  Implementation plan of intermodal wireless number portability (WNP) in KMTS' exchanges of Kenora and Keewatin, ON – Request for Extension

Dear Mr. Gilbert:

The Commission is in receipt of your letter, dated 9 March 2017, in which you requested an extension until 10 April 2017 for the filing of the cost recovery proposal related to intermodal WNP implementation in KMTS' exchanges of Kenora and Keewatin (Ontario), and to provide the supporting cost study associated with this initiative.

In support of your request, you cited the extensive volume of costing-related work that your costing team is currently engaged in, therefore your team has had no opportunity to finalize the KMTS cost study and the related cost recovery proposal. You indicated also that the delay in filing this information will not prejudice any competitor or other party as it only affects the timing associated with your ability to recover the WNP start up and ongoing costs. 

Commission staff considers that KMTS’s request for an extension is reasonable in the circumstances. Accordingly, KMTS may file its cost recovery proposal related to intermodal WNP implementation and the supporting cost study by no later than 10 April 2017.

Interested parties will have until 24 April 2017 to provide comments on the economic study and the related documents, and KMTS will have until 1 May 2017 to provide its final reply.

Sincerely,

Original signed by

Michel Murray
Director, Dispute Resolution & Regulatory Implementation
Telecommunications sector

cc:  Simon-Pierre Olivier, Director Regulatory Affairs, rwi_gr@rci.rogers.com
Michael Holmes, CRTC, 819-953-5123, Michael.holmes@crtc.gc.ca
Imen Arfaoui, CRTC, 819-997-4663, imen.arfaoui@crtc.gc.ca

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