Telecom Procedural Letter Addressed to Mr. Dallas Yeulett (Northwestel Inc.)

Ottawa, 22 May 2018

Our reference:  8740-N1-201802166

BY EMAIL

Mr. Dallas Yeulett
Senior Manager, Regulatory Compliance
Northwestel Inc.
P.O. Box 2727
Whitehorse, Yukon  Y1A 4Y4
regulatoryaffairs@nwtel.ca

RE:  Northwestel Inc. Tariff Notice 1016A – Proposed Revisions to Special Services Tariff Item 756 - Special Assembly #1 Layer 2 Ethernet WAN Service

Dear Sir:

On 11 May 2018, the Commission received an application by Northwestel Inc. (Northwestel) under Tariff Notice (TN) 1016A, to amend TN 1016 which proposed to allow increases in speed levels for sites subscribed to its Special Services Tariff item 756 - Special Assembly #1 Layer 2 Ethernet WAN Service. In Telecom Order 2018-136, 26 April 2018, the Commission approved on an interim basis TN 1016.In TN 1016A, Northwestel noted that it had incorrectly listed in Item 756 C. - Rates, that Band 1A sites could be upgraded by 100 Mbs for $2,000 per month. It stated however that item 756 B. - Terms and Conditions specified that the upgrade was available only to Band 1B sites. Northwestel therefore proposed the amendment to correct the error in item 756C – Rates by removing the reference to Band 1A sites. Northwestel stated that the application was a Group B filing.

On 15 May 2018, Northwestel proposed to withdraw TN 1016A.

Northwestel stated that the proposed change should more properly have been filed as a Group A tariff filing Approval processes for tariff applications and intercarrier agreements, Telecom Information Bulletin 2010-455-1, 19 February 2016, states that Group A applications include, among other things, “i. correction of typographical errors or administrative errors on approved tariff pages.” Commission staff therefore considers that Northwestel’s application to correct the error should have been filed as a Group A application.

Accordingly, Northwestel’s request to withdraw TN 1016A is appropriate.

Sincerely,

Original signed by

Michel Murray
Director, Dispute Resolution & Regulatory Implementation
Telecommunications Sector

c.c.: Joseph Cabrera, CRTC, 819-934-6352, joseph.cabrera@crtc.gc.ca

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