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Ottawa, 13 July 2017

Our reference: 1011-NOC2017-0092


Ms. Alysia Lau
Counsel to NPF-PIAC
c/o Public Interest Advocacy
1 Nicholas Street, Suite 1204
Ottawa, Ontario  K1N 7B7

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

Dear Ms. Lau:

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.


Original signed by

John Macri
Director, Policy Framework
Telecommunications Sector

c.c.:  Christine Brock, CRTC, (819) 997-4557,

attach (1)

Request for information addressed to National Pensioners Federation and the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (NPF-PIAC)

  1. Provide your views on each of the following separate scenarios for implementation and include a proposed timeline, noting important milestones and key considerations.
    1. Allow the local service subsidy to be phased out “organically” as customers move to other services, and technology and coverage improve.Footnote2
    2. Phase out of the local service subsidy over the first five years of contributions to the broadband funding mechanism.
    3. For network access services still receiving subsidy:
      1. Eliminate subsidy immediately where broadband Internet access service at speeds of at least 50 megabits per second (Mbps) download and 10 Mbps upload is currently available;
      2. Establish a phase out plan and cut-off date for the removal of subsidy where it is determined that there is reliable broadband Internet access service; and
      3. Establish a phase out plan and cut-off date for the removal of subsidy where it is determined that broadband Internet access service is either unreliable or non-existent.
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