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Ottawa, 20 June 2018

Our reference: 8661-N1-201800863


Mr. Dallas Yeulett
Senior Manager, Regulatory Compliance
P.O. Box 2727
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 4Y4

Re: Part 1 application requesting ratification of Special Services Tariff (SST) rates

Dear Sir:

On 6 June 2018, the Commission received responses to a Request for Information (RFI) from Northwestel pertaining to the Part 1 application noted above.

Paragraph 28(1) (a) of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure provides that the Commission may require parties to file information or documents where needed.

Northwestel is requested to provide comprehensive answers, including rationale and any supporting information, to the attached questions by 25 June 2018.


Original signed by

Michel Murray
Director, Dispute Resolution & Regulatory Implementation
Telecommunications Sector

c.c.: Joanne Baldassi, CRTC, 819-997-3498,

Attachment (1)

Requests for information

Commission staff note that in response to the 30 May RFI to confirm the total amount for which ratification is requested for the combination of the nine SSTs covered by the company’s Part 1 application, on 6 June 2018 Northwestel filed a table identifying the following: a) the total actual revenues billed per customer; b) the portion of billing per tariff/previously ratified, and; c) the remaining amount to be ratified. The totals were ##, respectively.

Pursuant to subsection 25(4) of the Telecommunications Act (the Act), the Commission may ratify the charging of a rate by a Canadian carrier otherwise than in accordance with a tariff approved by the Commission if it is satisfied that the rate was charged because of an error or other circumstance that warrants the ratification. A ratification request must include all amounts charged where the services or rates were not reflected in an approved tariff at that time.

  1. Northwestel is directed to refile its answer and request rate ratification for the total actual revenues billed per customer, which represent the rates charged otherwise than in accordance with an approved tariff as set out in subsection 25(4) of the Act.


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