Telecom Commission Letter Addressed to Various Parties

Ottawa, 1 June 2017

Our reference: 8640-T66-201608408
8640-B2-201606245

BY EMAIL

Mr. Stephen Schmidt
Vice-President – Telecom Policy & Chief Regulatory Legal Counsel
Telecom Policy & Regulatory Affairs
TELUS Communications Company
regulatory.affairs@telus.com

Mr. Philippe Gauvin
Senior Legal Counsel
Bell Canada
bell.regulatory@bell.ca

Mr. Mark Fietz, CPA-CA
Chief Financial Officer
Triton Global Communications Inc. (Triton) and
Fastrack Global Billing Networks Inc. (Fastrack)
gfietz@tritonglobal.ca

Re: TELUS Communications Company and Bell Canada – Application for forbearance from the regulation of billing and collection service – Request for filing abridged versions of Triton and Fastrack responses to requests for information

Sirs:

On 26 May 2017, the Commission received TELUS Communications Company (TCC)’s comments regarding responses to Commission staff’s 12 April 2017 requests for information filed with respect to TCC’s Part 1 application for the forbearance from regulation of billing and collection service (BCS).

In its comments, TCC indicated that the responses to the above requests for information from Triton Global Communications Inc. (Triton) and Fastrack Global Billing Networks Inc. (Fastrack) were filed in confidence, without an abridged version for the public record. TCC submitted that it had no objection to the confidential filing of the responses to Commission’s first and second questions, which would contain only disaggregated data, but that the third and fourth questions require written responses, which lend themselves to abridgement. TCC therefore requested that the Commission direct Triton and Fastrack to file abridged versions of their responses to questions 3 and 4 on the public record, and provide other parties with an opportunity to comment on these abridged responses.

Commission staff notes that the responses filed in confidence by Triton and Fastrack only include responses to the first and second questions of the requests for information, and that responses to the other two questions were missing. Commission staff also notes that the same questions were also sent on 12 April 2017 to Triton and Fastrack with respect to Bell Canada’s Part 1 application for the forbearance from regulation of BCS, and that Triton and Fastrack did not provide answers to questions 3 and 4 in that case either.

Triton and Fastrack are to therefore provide answers to Commission staff’s questions 3 and 4 of the 12 April 2017 requests for information – in relation to both Bell Canada and TCC’s applications – by 9 June 2017. Should Triton and Fastrack wish to designate information filed in response to these questions as confidential, it must either file an abridged version of the document, omitting only the information designated as confidential, or provide reasons why an abridged version cannot be filed. Responses must be filed separately on the record of both Bell Canada’s application and TCC’s application.

Accordingly, Commission staff extends the reply deadline established in its 12 April 2017 letters from 2 June 2017 to 16 June 2017 in order to give parties sufficient time to comment.

Sincerely,

Original signed by

Kay Saicheua
Director, Competition and Emergency Service Policy
Telecommunications Sector

c.c.: Sylvie Labbé, CRTC, 819-953-4945, sylvie.labbe@crtc.gc.ca;
Jeremy Lendvay, CRTC, 819-997-4946, jeremy.lendvay@crtc.gc.ca;
John MacKenzie, TCC, john.mackenzie@telus.com;
Eastlink, regulatory.matters@corp.eastlink.ca;
Québecor, regaffairs@quebecor.com;
Shaw, regulatory@sjrb.ca;
Cogeco, telecom.regulatory@cogeco.com;
Rogers, rwi_gr@rci.rogers.com;
Caztel, presidente@caztel.com; stephen.abbott@caztel.com;
Distributel, regulatory@distributel.ca;
Telehop, brovet@rovetlaw.com;
Yak, yakregulatory@globalive.com;
MTS Inc, regulatory@mts.ca;
Saskatchewan Telecommunications, document.control@sasktel.com;
PIAC, jlawford@piac.ca, gwhite@piac.ca;
CNOC, regulatory@cnoc.ca

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