Telecom Procedural Letter Addressed to Rick Schleihauf and Philippe Gauvin (Fibernetics Corporation and Bell Canada)

Ottawa, 7 February 2018

Our reference: 8622-F27-201800509

BY E-MAIL

Mr. Rick Schleihauf
Vice President - Regulatory Affairs and Carrier Relations
Fibernetics Corporation
605 Boxwood Drive
Cambridge, Ontario N3E 1A5
regulatory@fibernetics.ca

Mr. Philippe Gauvin
Senior Legal Counsel
Bell Canada
Floor 19-160 Elgin Street
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2C4
bell.regulatory@bell.ca

Dear Sirs:

RE: Application for Relief Regarding the Master Agreement for Interconnection between Fibernetics Corporation and Bell Canada – Timelines for submissions

On 30 January 2018, the Commission received the above-referenced Part 1 application from Fibernetics Corporation (Fibernetics). Fibernetics requested, amongst other things, an order from the Commission abridging the times permitted for the filing and service of an answer and reply with respect to the interim relief it is seeking.  Fibernetics proposed an abridged deadline of fifteen (15) days for Bell Canada’s answer and five (5) days for Fibernetics’ reply comments.

Commission staff finds that Fibernetic’s application raises issues that could affect other interested parties. Further, the proposed expedited process limits the time afforded to the Respondent, as well as any potential intervenors, to comment on the application, resulting in a potentially less fulsome record. Having regard to this, Commission staff is of the view that any harm that could accrue to Fibernetics by reason of the application of the procedural timelines set out in the Rules of Procedure, should any harm exist, does not outweigh the public interest in ensuring that the Commission’s decision on Fibernetic’s application is based on a fulsome record.

In light of the above, the procedural deadlines associated with Fibernetic’s above-referenced application will remain as set out in the Rules of Procedure.  Interventions may therefore be filed by 2 March 2018, and reply may be filed by 12 March 2018.

Sincerely,

Original signed by

Michel Murray
Director, Dispute Resolution and Regulatory Implementation
Telecommunications Sector

cc: Danny Moreau, CRTC, danny.moreau@crtc.gc.ca

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