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

Ottawa, 21 August 2017

Our reference:  8640-B2-201706368


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

RE:  Bell Canada Part 1 Application for Forbearance from the Regulation of Unbundled Local Loops – Request for extension by Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc.

Dear Sir:

In a letter dated 15 August 2017, the Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc. (CNOC) requested that the deadline for filing interventions related to the above-referenced application be extended from 25 August 2017 to 29 September 2017. CNOC cited the following reasons for the deadline extension request:

  1. Bell Canada’s application is lengthy and complex;
  2. The industry’s resources are severely constrained by a very busy regulatory schedule in August and September of 2017;
  3. No prejudice would be suffered by Bell Canada as a result of the granting of the proposed extension.

In a letter dated 16 August 2017, Bell Canada informed the Commission that it does not oppose CNOC’s deadline extension request.

Commission staff is of the view that the above-requested extension would be reasonable under the circumstances. Therefore, interested parties may file interventions in respect of the above-referenced application no later than 29 September 2017. As a result of approving this extension request, Bell Canada’s deadline to reply to any interventions filed is extended to 10 October 2017.

Should you have any questions regarding this letter, please contact Rudy Rab by e-mail at or by phone at (819) 994-3416.


Original signed by Renée Doiron for

Philippe Kent
Director, Competition and Emergency Service Policy
Telecommunications Sector

c.c:  Rudy Rab, CRTC, 819-994-3416,
Philippe Gauvin,
CLECs, Proposed CLECs, ILECs and SILECs

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