Telecom Commission Letter addressed to W.N. Beckman (Saskatchewan Telecommunications)

Ottawa, 8 February 2019

Our reference: 1011-NOC2010-0214 1011-NOC2018-0214

BY EMAIL

W.N. Beckman
Senior Director
Regulatory Affairs
Saskatchewan Telecommunications
2121 Saskatchewan Drive
Regina, SK S4P 3Y2
document.control@sasktel.com

Re: Review of the price cap and local forbearance regimes, Telecom Notice of Consultation 2018-214 Footnote1 – Request for information

Dear Mr. Beckman

Attached is a request for information from the Commission.

A response to this request for information is to be filed with the Commission by 15 February 2019. The response must be received, not merely sent, by that date.

Sincerely,

Original signed by

John Macri
Director,Policy Framework
Telecommunications Sector

c.c.: Christine Brock, CRTC, (873) 353-5852, christine.brock@crtc.gc.ca

attach (1)

Request for information addressed to Saskatchewan Telecommunications (SaskTel)

  1. At paragraph 34 of SaskTel’s intervention, the company submitted that the Commission should modify the local forbearance competitor presence test for business local exchange services. SaskTel proposed that the test should be modified to grant local forbearance if, in addition to the ILEC, there is at least one independent facilities-based telecommunications service provider, whether wireline or wireless service provider.

In Telecom Decision 2005-35, Footnote2 the Commission set out the list of services that were to be included in the scope of forbearance from the regulation of local exchange wireline services. For each wireline business service listed in Telecom Decision 2005-35 other than single and multi-line business exchange services, justify why the service should still be considered within the scope of forbearance if the competitor presence test were to be met with only an independent wireless service provider.

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