Telecom Procedural Letter Adressed to Distribution list

Ottawa, 19 January 2018

Our reference:  8690-C126-201612250

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Distribution list

RE: City of Calgary’s Part 1 Application dated 28 November 2016

In Telecom Decision 2017-461Note de bas de page1 , the Commission re-established new process associated with the consideration of The City of Calgary’s (Calgary) Part 1 application dated 28 November 2016 which named Bell Canada, Rogers Communications, Shaw Communications Inc., TELUS Communications Company and Zayo Canada as respondents (collectively, the Carriers).

The Carriers were to file an answer by 22 January 2018 and interested persons had until that date to file an intervention regarding Calgary’s Part 1 application. Calgary was to file a reply by 1 February 2018.

By letter dated 17 January 2018, the Carriers (excluding Zayo Canada) requested an extension to the date for filing their answer. The Carriers noted that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure (the Rules) provide that "the period beginning on December 21 in one year and ending on January 7 in the following year must not be included in the computation of a time period". The Carriers stated that it appears that the Commission did not exclude this time period in calculating the dates for the Carriers' answer and Calgary's reply. The Carriers stated that taking this exclusion period into consideration, the dates for answers and interventions and replies should be 6 February 2018 and 16 February 2018, respectively.

Notwithstanding, the Carriers requested that the Commission acknowledge and agree that the filing of an answer to the Application by the Carriers and the filing of a reply by Calgary, be revised to 31 January 2018 and 12 February 2018, respectively.

On 18 January 2018, Calgary advised the Commission that it did not object to the proposed date of 31 January 2018 for the Carriers to file their answer. However, Calgary requested the date of 16 February 2018 to file its reply as there are two parts to the application involved, and it requires extra time above the 10 day period provided for in the Rules.

In the circumstances, Commission staff considers the request for an extension to the date for the filings to be reasonable. Accordingly, the Carriers have until 31 January 2018 to file an answer and interested persons have until that date to file an intervention regarding Calgary’s Part 1 application, serving a copy on Calgary. Calgary may file a reply by 16 February 2018, serving copies on the Carriers and any other party.

Sincerely,

Original signed by

Michel Murray
Director, Dispute Resolution and Regulatory Implementation
Telecommunications Sector
c. c.: Jesslyn Mullaney, CRTC, 819-953-5255, jesslyn.mullaney@crtc.gc.ca

Distribution List

Doug Evanchuk, devanchuk@mross.com;
Kelly Hess, kelly.hess@calgary.ca;
Bell Canada, bell.regulatory@bell.ca;
Rogers Communications, rwi_gr@rci.rogers.com;
Shaw Communications Inc., regulatory@sjrb.ca;
Société TELUS Communications, regulatory.affairs@telus.com;
Zayo Canada, regulatory@zayo.com;
La fédération canadienne des municipalités, s.emardchabot@gmail.com

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