Telecom Procedural Letter Addressed to the Distribution List
Ottawa, 26 October 2017
Our reference: 1011-NOC2017-0259
Re: Request for extension to filing deadlines – Reconsideration of Telecom Decision 2017-56 regarding final terms and conditions for wholesale mobile wireless roaming service, Telecom Notice of Consultation 2017-259 (Telecom Notice of Consultation 2017-259)
Dear Madam, Sir:
On 23 October 2017, Bell Canada submitted a letter requesting an extension to the filing deadline with respect to requests for information set out in a Commission staff letter dated 16 October 2017.
Bell Canada submitted that an extension to the filing deadline for the requests for information is necessary to allow sufficient time to compile and review the requested information. Accordingly, it requested that the deadline for filing responses to the requests for information be extended from 30 October 2017 to 6 November 2017.
Rogers Communications Canada Inc., TELUS Communications Inc., Shaw Communications Inc. (Shaw), and Ice Wireless Inc. (Ice Wireless) supported Bell Canada’s request for similar reasons. Ice Wireless also requested, for reasons of procedural fairness and completeness of the record that the Commission set out a separate procedural step to allow parties to comment on responses to the above-noted requests for information. For similar reasons, Shaw proposed that parties be permitted to provide comments on the responses to the requests for information as part of their comments on Second Phase Interventions, and that the deadline for these submissions be extended from 3 November 2017 to 17 November 2017.
Commission staff notes that additional procedural steps have already been added to this process in order to facilitate the development of a complete record. Since parties will have an opportunity to address the responses to requests for information as part of their Final Comments, there is no need for additional process. However, Commission staff recognizes that parties may require additional time to compile the information that was requested. Accordingly, Commission staff considers that a one-week extension is appropriate and extends the filing deadline from 30 October 2017 to 6 November 2017.
At the same time, this letter will set out additional process with respect to the above-noted requests for information.
Commission staff reminds parties that, as set out the CRTC Rules of Practice and Procedure, requests for further information in response to requests for information can be made only by the party that asked the original question. Consequently, in the current process, the Commission will address its own requests for further information, as required.
Notwithstanding the above, parties may request the public disclosure of information that has been designated confidential in the requests for information, setting out in each case the reasons for disclosure. These requests must be filed with the Commission, and served on the parties to whom they are addressed, by 10 November 2017.
Responses to requests for public disclosure must be filed with the Commission, and served on the parties making the requests, by 15 November 2017.
Determinations regarding requests for public disclosure will be issued as soon as possible.
As set out in section 39 of the Telecommunications Act and in Broadcasting and Telecom Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-961, Procedures for filing confidential information and requesting its disclosure in Commission proceedings, persons may designate certain information as confidential. A person designating information as confidential must provide a detailed explanation on why the designated information is confidential and why its disclosure would not be in the public interest, including why the specific direct harm that would be likely to result from the disclosure would outweigh the public interest in disclosure. Furthermore, a person designating information as confidential must either file an abridged version of the document omitting only the information designated as confidential or provide reasons why an abridged version cannot be filed.
Where a document is to be filed or served by a specific date, the document must be actually received, not merely sent, by that date.
Original signed by
Director, Competition and Emergency Services Policy
c.c.: Jeremy Lendvay, CRTC, 819-997-4946, email@example.com
Adam Mills, CRTC, 919-997-4574, firstname.lastname@example.org
Attach. (1) Distribution List
Aaron Messer: email@example.com;
Anthony Humphreys: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Anthony Stadnyk: Tony.email@example.com;
Bell Mobility: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Brian Murrell: email@example.com;
Canadian Cable Systems Alliance Inc.: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association: email@example.com;
CNOC Regulatory: firstname.lastname@example.org ;
Coalition pour le service 9-1-1 au Québec: email@example.com;
Cogeco Cable Inc.: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Darren Parberry: email@example.com;
Déry Télécom inc.: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Denver Gingerich: email@example.com;
Distributel Communications Limited: firstname.lastname@example.org; Eastlink: Regulatory.Matters@corp.eastlink.ca;
Execulink Telecom Inc.: email@example.com;
Government of Saskatchewan: Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org;
Ice Wireless Inc.: email@example.com;
Internet Society Canada Chapter: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason Fohring: email@example.com;
Jordan Bowness: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Joseph Floyd: email@example.com;
Justin Cate: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Province of British Columbia: email@example.com;
Public Interest Advocacy Centre: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Quantum Republic Inc.: email@example.com;
Quebecor Media Inc. (Videotron): firstname.lastname@example.org;
Rogers Communications Canada Inc.: email@example.com;
Shaw Communications Inc.: Regulatory@sjrb.ca;
Saskatchewan Telecommunications: firstname.lastname@example.org;
SSi Micro Ltd: email@example.com;
Stephen Weber: firstname.lastname@example.org;
TELUS Communications Company: email@example.com;
TNW Wireless Inc.: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Tucows Inc.: email@example.com
Xplornet Communications Inc.: firstname.lastname@example.org
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