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Ottawa, 19 March 2018

Our reference:  8640-T66-201801184


Mr. Stephen Schmidt
Vice-President – Telecom Policy & Chief Regulatory Legal Counsel
Telecom Policy & Regulatory Affairs
TELUS Communications Inc.
Floor 8, 215 Slater St.
Ottawa, Ontario  K1P 0A6

RE: Part 1 Application to extend treatment of ULLs as granted to Bell in Telecom Decision CRTC 2018-18

Dear Sir:

The Commission received an application from TELUS Communications Inc. (TCI), dated 1 March 2018, in which the company requested that the Commission grant the same treatment to several of TCI’s wholesale services as it had granted to certain Bell Canada services in Telecom Decision 2018-18. Specifically, TCI requested the following relief:

  1. Forbearance for Unbundled Loop Connecting Link A/B
  2. Forbearance for ADSL Access to Individual Line Service (“Line-Sharing”)
  3. Rate freezes for DS-1 Central Office Links
  4. Rate freezes for CDN Other CO Connecting Link (copper-based)
  5. Rate freezes for ADSL Access to Individual Line Service (“Line-Sharing”)

The cover letter to the application indicated that TCI had copied Bell Canada and “Interveners in the proceeding leading to Telecom Decision 2018-18.” 

In a letter dated 8 March 2018, TCI noted that it had, on 8 March, served the application on five wholesale customers that currently subscribe to its Unbundled Loop Connecting Link A/B service or ADSL Access to Individual Line Service. It noted that these customers had not been copied directly at the time of its 1 March filing and confirmed that all current wholesale customers of those two services had been served with the application.

In order to ensure that all parties adverse in interest have specific knowledge of the application, TCI is to, by 21 March 2018, either (i) confirm with the Commission that it has also already served a copy of its application on all current customers of its DS-1 Central Office Links and CDN Other CO Connecting Link (copper-based) services, or (ii) serve a copy of its application on those customers, and confirm with the Commission that it has done so.

If TCI must serve additional customers, the deadline for interventions will be modified accordingly on the Commission’s website.


Original signed by

Philippe Kent

Director, Competition and Emergency Services Policy
Telecommunications Sector

c.c.:  Laurie Ventura, CRTC, 819-997-4589,
Carreen Unguran, TCI,
Philippe Gauvin, Bell Canada,
Distributel Communications Ltd.,
Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc.,
Northwestel Inc.,
Zayo Canada Inc. (formerly Allstream Inc),

Interveners in proceeding leading to Telecom Decision 2018-18:
Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc.,
Public Interest Advocacy Centre,
TekSavvy Solutions Inc.,

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