Telecom Commission Letter Addressed to Mr. Christopher Hickey (Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc.)

Ottawa, 21 July 2017

Our reference: 1011-NOC2017-0092


Mr. Christopher Hickey
Director of Industry Affairs
Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc.
107-85 Curlew Avenue
Toronto, Ontario  M3A 2P8

Re: Phase-out of the local service subsidy regime, Telecom Notice of Consultation 2017-92Footnote1 – Procedural request from the Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc.

Dear Mr. Hickey:

By letter dated 18 July 2017, the Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc. (CNOC) made a procedural request regarding two requests for information dated 13 July 2017 posed by Saskatchewan Telecommunications (SaskTel) in the above noted proceeding. In those requests for information, SaskTel is seeking information about the contributions of CNOC members to the National Contribution Fund (NCF) and the receipts of CNOC members from the NCF. CNOC submitted that it is not the best placed party to gather and provide that particular information.

CNOC also requested that the Commission place on the public record aggregated numbers of the contributions to, and receipts from, the NCF of non-incumbent telecommunications service providers, either provincially or nationally.

Commission staff considers that the most efficient way to evaluate CNOC’s request is through the interrogatory and deficiency/confidentiality process established in Telecom Notice of Consultation 2017-92. In response to SaskTel’s requests for information, CNOC may provide any information it is capable of providing and address any reasons why it is unable to provide any of the requested information by 10 August 2017. The deficiency/confidentiality process set out in paragraphs 33 and 34 of Telecom Notice of Consultation 2017-92 would then be followed if required.


Original signed by

John Macri
Director, Policy Framework
Telecommunications Sector

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

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