Telecom Procedural Letter Addressed to Distribution List

Ottawa, 6 July 2017

Our reference:  1011-NOC2017-0092 and 1011-NOC2017-0112

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Distribution List

Re: SaskTel’s procedural request to merge three proceedings and to conduct an oral public hearing – Request for comments

By letter dated 26 June 2017, SaskTel requested that the Commission merge three proceedings:

  1. Phase-out of the local service subsidy regimeFootnote1,
  2. Development of the Commission’s broadband funding regimeFootnote2, and
  3. a future proceeding to be initiated to review the price cap and local forbearance regimes.

In addition, SaskTel requested that the Commission hold a public hearing, specifically in Saskatchewan, on the combined proceeding.

Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) submitted a response on 5 July 2017 stating that the Commission should suspend the Phase-out of the local service subsidy regime proceeding until after it issues its decision in respect to both the Broadband Fund decision and the proceeding to be initiated on the price ceiling for local voice services.

Bell Canada in its 6 July 2017 response submitted that no oral hearing is necessary for either of the three proceedings.  The company stated that the interdependency between two open proceedings are unclear since the form of and administration of the Commission’s broadband fund is a distinct issue that can be dealt with in a focused proceeding. Bell Canada also submitted that the existing approach of conducting the Phase-out of the local service subsidy regime first and then the review of the price cap and forbearance regime can work as long as most of the local service subsidy is not phased out until the price cap and forbearance review proceeding is completed.

With this letter, Commission staff is seeking comments on the procedural request put forward by SaskTel:

Commission staff reminds parties that comments must be limited to the proposal outlined by SaskTel in its procedural request.

Sincerely,

Original signed by

Chris Seidl
Executive Director
Telecommunications Sector
c.c.: John Macri, john.macri@crtc.gc.ca;;
Julie Cook, Julie.cook@crtc.gc.ca;
Christine Brock Christine.brock@crtc.gc.ca;
Kim Wardle, kim.wardle@crtc.gc.ca

Distribution List:

Northwestel Inc. regulatoryaffairs@nwtel.ca

ILECs

Bell Canada bell.regulatory@bell.ca
Manitoba Telecom (MTS Inc.) regulatory@mts.ca
Saskatchewan Telecommunications (SaskTel) document.control@sasktel.com
Tbaytel stephen.scofich@tbaytel.com
Télébec, société en commandite reglementa@telebec.com
TELUS Communications Company regulatory.affairs@telus.com

Small ILECs

9315-1884 Québec richard.biron@sogetel.com
Amtelecom Telco GP Inc. Regulatory.Matters@corp.eastlink.ca
Brooke Telecom Co-operative Ltd. geoff@brooketel.ca
Bruce Telecom bart.cameron@brucetelecom.com
CityWest Telephone Corporation Donovan.Dias@cwct.ca
Cochrane Telecom Services of the Town of Cochrane smitch@cochranetel.ca
CoopTel,  coop de télécommunication mrocheleau@cooptel.coop
DMTS reglementa@telebec.com
Execulink Telecom Inc. ian.stevens@execulink.com
Gosfield North Communication Co-operative Limited rob.petruk@gosfieldtel.ca
Groupe Maskatel LP jgrenier@maskatel.gc.ca
Hay Communications Co-operative Limited a.lawrence@hay.net
Huron Telecommunications Co-Operative Limited grubb@hurontel.on.ca
Independent Telephone Providers Association jonathan.holmes@itpa.ca
KMTS reglementa@telebec.com
Lansdowne Rural Telephone Company Ltd. wagrier@1000island.net
Mornington Communications Co-operative Limited knaylor@mornington.ca
Nexicom Telecommunications, a Division of Nexicom Inc. pdowns@nexicomgroup.net
Nexicom Telephones,  a Division of Nexicom Inc. pdowns@nexicomgroup.net
North Frontenac Telephone Corporation Ltd davesmith@frontenac.net
North Renfrew Telephone Company Limited Trade moverton@nrtco.net
NorthernTel Limited Partnership reglementa@telebec.com
O.N.Tel Inc. tracy.cant@ontera.ca
People's Tel Limited Partnership Regulatory.Matters@corp.eastlink.ca
Quadro Communications Co-operative Inc. john.deheer@quadro.net
Roxborough Telephone Company Limited roxboro@ontarioeast.net
Sogetel inc. richard.biron@sogetel.com
Tuckersmith Communications Co-operative Limited rob@tccmail.ca
Wightman Telecom Ltd. rfigliuzzi@wightman.ca
WTC Communications steve@wtccommunications.ca

Governments and associations

Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties wyatt.skovron@aamdc.com
Alberta SouthWest Regional Alliance bob@albertasouthwest.com
Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM) nkrawetz@amm.mb.ca
Canadian Telecommunications Contribution Consortium Inc. swhitehead@fasken.com
CANWISP eric@canwisp.ca
County of Warner (AB) shathaway@warnercounty.ca
Cree Nation Government and Eeyou Communications Network hglustein@rtscanada.ca
Government of Nunavut lori.kimball@gov.nu.ca, Ted.Hickey@gov.nu.ca
Government of the Northwest Territories linda_maljan@gov.nt.ca
EORN/EOWC dfell@eorn.ca
Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) jlawson@fcm.ca
Fédération québécoise des municipalités mleblanc@fqm.ca
Government of Manitoba michelle.wallace@gov.mb.ca
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador carla.joy@gov.nl.ca
Government of Yukon steve.sorochan@gov.yk.ca
Kativik Regional Government (KRG) danpellerin@ictechnologies.ca
Ministère de l'Économie de la Science et de l'Innovation/ Ministère de la Culture et des Communications jean-jacques.adjizian@mcc.gouv.qc.ca
Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens of Province of British Columbia roman.mateyko@gov.bc.ca
MRC de Mékinac claude.beaulieu@mrcmekinac.com
MRC de Témiscouata jouellet@mrctemis.ca
Ontario Ministry of Infrastructure On behalf of various parties cam.whitehead@ontario.ca
Powell River Regional District al.radke@powellriverrd.bc.ca
Prince Township (ON) pgreco@twp.prince.on.ca
Province of Nova Scotia, Department of Business monique.arsenault@novascotia.ca
Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) lmorin@sarm.ca
Service Alberta stephen.bull@gov.ab.ca
Strathcona County (AB) kathi.day@strathcona.ca
Ville de Rimouski (district Sainte-Blandine/Mont-Lebel) dave.dumas@ville.rimouski.qc.ca

Internet Service Providers

3C Information Solutions Incorporated kelly@3cis.com
BC Broadband Association regulatory@bcba.ca
Bragg Communications Inc. (Eastlink) Regulatory.Matters@corp.eastlink.ca
British Columbia Broadband Association (BCBA) regulatory@bcba.ca
Canadian Cable Systems Alliance Inc. (CCSA) cedwards@ccsa.cable.ca
Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc. regulatory@cnoc.ca
Cogeco Communications Inc. telecom.regulatory@cogeco.com
Cybera policy@cybera.ca
Déry Télécom inc. regulatory@derytelecom.ca
Eastlink Regulatory.Matters@corp.eastlink.ca
Eeyou Communications Network hglustein@rtscanada.ca
Galaxy Broadband Communications Inc. rick@galaxybroadband.ca
Lemalu Holdings Ltd. O/A MCSNet jasons@mcsnet.ca
Québecor Média dennis.beland@quebecor.com
Rogers Communications Canada Inc. rwi_gr@rci.rogers.com
Shaw Communications Inc. regulatory@sjrb.ca
Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology Inc. (SWIFT) regulatory@swiftnetwork.ca
SSi Micro Ltd. regulatory@ssimicro.com
TekSavvy Solutions Inc. regulatory@teksavvy.ca
Telesat Canada cdifrancesco@telesat.com
WireIE george.kaichis@wireie.com
Xplornet Communications Inc. cj.prudham@corp.xplornet.com

Others

All Nations Trust Company ruth-williams@outlook.com
BC Libraries Cooperative ben.hyman@bc.libraries.coop
Blue Sky Economic Growth Corp (Blue Sky Net) susan.church@blueskyregion.ca
Columbia Basin Broadband Corporation (CBBC) cbbc@cbt.org
Corridor Communications Inc. (CCI) adaml@corp.cciwireless.ca
Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ) david.laureti@fccq.ca
First Mile Connectivity Consortium info@firstmile.ca
Inuvialuit Regional Corporation dsmith@inuvialuit.com
OpenMedia regulatory@openmedia.org
National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA-ANREC) barry@ncra.ca
National Pensioners Federation & Public Interest Advocacy Centre (NPF-PIAC) alau@piac.ca 
Nunavut Economic Forum Coalition neforum-telecom@qiniq.com
Nunavut Library Association nunavutlibraryassociation@gmail.com
NWT Association of Communities sara@nwtac.com
One Nation Networks, a Division of WiBand Communications Corp. jen@onenationnetworks.com
School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta mmcnally@ualberta.ca
TCPub Media Inc. caronf@tcpubmedia.com
The English-Language Arts Network (ELAN) guyrodgers@quebec-elan.org
Union des consommateurs slambert-racine@uniondesconsommateurs.ca
West Parry Sound SMART Community Inc. lis@smartnow.ca

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