Telecom Commission Letter Addressed to Stephen Schmidt (Telus Communications Inc.)

Ottawa, 8 February 2019

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

BY EMAIL

Stephen Schmidt
Vice-President
Telecom Policy and Chief Regulatory Legal Counsel
Telecom Policy and Regulatory Affairs
Telus Communications Inc.
Floor 8, 215 Slater Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 0A6
regulatory.affairs@telus.com

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

Dear Mr. Schmidt

Attached are requests for information from the Commission.

Responses to these requests for information are to be filed with the Commission by 15 February 2019. The responses 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

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Requests for information addressed to Telus Communications Inc. (TCI)

  1. Assume that the Commission allows technological flexibility in the provision of stand-alone primary exchange service in regulated exchanges similar to the flexibility permitted in forborne exchanges.  Explain, with supporting rationale, whether the customer or the incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC) would have the choice in deciding which technology to use in any exchange.
  2. At paragraph 75 of TCI’s intervention, the company submitted that the Commission should modify the local forbearance competitor presence test for business local exchange services. TCI 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 CRTC 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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