Telecom Commission Letter Addressed to Mr. Denis Michaud (Duclos & Michaud Télécom Inc.)

Ottawa, 13 July 2017

Our reference: 1011-NOC2017-0092

BY EMAIL

Mr. Denis Michaud
President
Duclos & Michaud Télécom Inc.
777 les Caps Road
Fatima, Québec  G4T 2T4
denis@duclosmichaud.com

Re: Phase out of the local service subsidy regime, Telecom Notice of Consultation 2017 92Footnote1 – Request for information

Dear Mr. Michaud:

Pursuant to paragraph 31 of Telecom Notice of Consultation 2017-92, attached is a request for information from the Commission.

A response to this request for information is to be filed with the Commission by 10 August 2017. The response must be received, not merely sent, by that date.

Sincerely,

Original signed by

John Macri
Director, Policy Framework
Telecommunications Sector

c.c.:  Christine Brock, CRTC, (819) 997-4557, christine.brock@crtc.gc.ca

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Request for information addressed to Duclos & Michaud Télécom Inc.

  1. In response to the Commission’s requests for information dated 13 April 2017, Bell Canada et al.Footnote2 provided maps or postal codes identifying exchanges that potentially could qualify for forbearance from the regulation of local exchange service. The company has been identified as a competitive independent facilities-based telecommunications service provider in one or more of these exchanges. Refer to response to request for information Bell ILECs(CRTC)13Apr17-1 TNC2017-92, Attachment 2.

Confirm whether the company is a competitive independent facilities-based telecommunications service provider offering local exchange services in each exchange identified that potentially qualify for forbearance.

For each of these exchanges:

  1. If the company is a fixed-line service provider:
    1. Provide the total network access services (NAS) that the company is capable of serving using its own wireline facilities to provide local exchange services. If this information is not available, provide the total number of households capable of being served with local exchange services, based on the six-character postal code information or maps provided by the incumbent local exchange carrier; and
    2. Indicate whether the company is capable of covering at least 75% of the exchange with local exchange service or provide an estimate of the percentage of the exchange that it is capable of serving.
  2. If the company is a wireless service provider, indicate whether the company’s wireless service is capable of covering at least 75% of the exchange or provide an estimate of the percentage of the exchange that it is capable of serving.
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