Telecom Procedural Letter addressed to Ivana Kriznic (Verizon Canada Ltd. )

Ottawa, 29 June 2017

Our reference: 8663-C12-201015470


Ms. Ivana Kriznic
Response Manager
Verizon Canada Ltd.
Suite 2400
1 Adelaide Street East
Toronto, Ontario M5C 2V9

RE: Verizon Canada Ltd. Obligations of local VoIP service providers with respect to 9-1-1 emergency service

Dear Ms. Kriznic:

On 17 May 2017, Verizon Canada Ltd. filed information related to its local VoIP 9-1-1 emergency service. This is to advise you that based on the information provided by Verizon Canada Ltd. including the name of the 9-1-1 service provider, Commission staff is satisfied that Verizon Canada Ltd. new VoIP service would meet obligations for providing VoIP 9-1-1 service. Commission staff also considers that the proposed customer notification texts submitted by the company for review by the Commission are in compliance with the directives in Telecom Decision 2005-21Footnote1 and Telecom Decision 2005-61Footnote2 . Finally, as of the date of this letter, Commission staff notes that Verizon Canada Ltd. has a Basic International Telecommunications Service (BITS) licence and is on the Commission’s list of Resellers.

It is the company’s responsibility to continue to provide 9-1-1 service to its customers and to provide customer notification texts informing customers of any 9-1-1 service limitations. The customer notification texts must be posted on the company’s website within five (5) business days of this letter or by the date the company begins offering service to consumers. The company is also responsible for meeting all ongoing regulatory filings to maintain its BITS licence and registrations.

Finally, the company is responsible for keeping current with regulations concerning the provision of 9-1-1 service. These regulations can be found on the Commission’s website at


Original signed by

Michel Murray
Director, Dispute Resolution & Regulatory Implementation
Telecommunications Sector

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