Telecom Commission Letter Addressed to the Distribution List

Ottawa, 3 August 2017

Our references: 1011-NOC-2016-0293; 4754-556; 4754-557; 4754-558; 4754-560; 4754-562; 4754-564

BY EMAIL

To: Distribution List

Re: Review of the Wireless Code – Applications for Costs Awards by various parties

Dear Sir or Madam,

This letter concerns the applications for awards of costs filed by the following parties in the proceeding leading to Review of the Wireless Code, Telecom Regulatory Policy 2017-200 (the proceeding):

TELUS Communications Company (TCC) argued, on the record of several of these applications, that the Commission should deviate from its general practice of allocating costs on the basis of telecommunications operating revenues in the event that it awarded costs to these applicants. TCC proposed that, given the focus of the proceeding on wireless issues, the Commission should allocate costs on the basis of wireless revenues instead.

There is some evidence of parties’ wireless revenues on the record of the proceeding, for instance, in the Commission’s Communications Monitoring Report 2015.Footnote2

The purpose of this letter is to allow potential costs respondents to comment on:

  1. Whether the Commission should deviate from its general practice with respect to allocation of costs in some or all of the applications noted above; and
  2. If the Commission were to deviate from this general practice, whether the Commission ought to do so on the basis of wireless revenues, as indicated above, or on some other basis.

Wireless service providers (WSPs) that appeared before the Commission during the public hearing phase of the proceeding may file comments on these matters only, by no later than 11 August 2017.

Sincerely,

[Original signed by]

Adam Balkovec
Legal counsel,
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

cc:       

CCC: Ken Whitehrst, whitehurst@consumerscouncil.com   
The Coalition: John Lawford, lawford@piac.ca
DWCC: Lisa Anderson-Kellett, lisa@deafwireless.ca
FRPC: Monica Auer, execdir@frpc.net
MAC: Anthony Tibbs, anthony@tibbs.ca
Union: Sophie Lambert-Racine, slambert-racine@uniondesconsommateurs.ca

CRTC: Megan Maloney, megan.maloney@crtc.gc.ca


Distribution List:

Appearing WSPs

Bell Mobility (bell.regulatory@bell.ca)
Bragg Communications Inc., operating as “Eastlink” (regulatory.matters@corp.eastlink.ca)
Freedom Mobile Inc. (eantecol@freedommobile.ca)
Quebecor Media Inc., on behalf of its subsidiary Videotron G.P. (regaffairs@quebecor.com)
Rogers Communications Canada Inc. (rwi_gr@rci.rogers.com)
Saskatchewan Telecommunications (document.control@sasktel.com)
TCC (regulatory.affairs@telus.com)

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