Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2018-105-2

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References: Telecom Notices of Consultation 2018-105 and 2018-105-1

Ottawa, 19 April 2018

Public record: 1011-NOC2018-0105

Call for comments

Next-generation 9-1-1 network design efficiencies

Revised deadline for submission of interventions: 23 May 2018

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Changes to procedure

  1. With this notice, the Commission revises the procedural dates established in Next‑generation 9-1-1 network design efficiencies, Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2018-105, 26 March 2018; as amended by Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2018-105-1, 28 March 2018 (Telecom Notice of Consultation 2018-105).
  2. By letter dated 6 April 2018, the Independent Telecommunications Providers Association (ITPA) and TBayTel requested that the deadline to file interventions be extended from 25 April 2018 to 23 May 2018, and that the deadline for replies be extended from 10 May 2018 to 7 June 2018. The ITPA and TBayTel submitted that the transition to next-generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) may significantly change aspects of the longstanding relationship between the small incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) and the large ILECs, and that as such, the small ILECs need more time to (i) review the ramifications of NG9-1-1 on their operations, (ii) have bilateral discussions with Bell Canada and TELUS Communications Inc. (TCI), and (iii) ensure that the record of this proceeding reflects the perspectives of the 23 NG9-1-1 network providers making the extension request.
  3. Bell Canada; Bragg Communications Incorporated, operating as Eastlink (Eastlink); Rogers Communications Canada Inc. (RCCI); Saskatchewan Telecommunications; and TCI supported the extension request. Eastlink and RCCI added that granting the extension should not negatively impact the Commission-mandated timelines for the trial and launch of NG9-1-1 services.  
  4. The Commission considers it reasonable to allow parties additional time to have discussions before preparing their interventions and replies. The Commission also considers that the requested extension would be in the public interest and would not prejudice any party to the proceeding or interfere with any NG9-1-1 implementation timelines.
  5. Accordingly, the Commission revises the procedural dates set out in Telecom Notice of Consultation 2018-105. For ease of reference, the relevant paragraphs of the notice are reproduced below, with changes highlighted in bold italics.

    25.     NG9-1-1 network providers, including small and large ILECs, as well as TSPs, are made parties to this proceeding and may file interventions with the Commission by 23 May 2018.

    26.     Interested persons who wish to become parties to this proceeding must file an intervention with the Commission regarding the above-noted issues by 23 May 2018. The intervention must be filed in accordance with section 26 of the Rules of Procedure.

    28.     All parties may file replies to interventions with the Commission by 7 June 2018.

Secretary General

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