Telecom Commission Letter addressed Rob McMahon, Coordinator (First Mile Connectivity Consortium)
Ottawa, 27 August 2019
Our reference: 1011-NOC2019-0045; 4754-626
Rob McMahon, Coordinator
First Mile Connectivity Consortium
Re : Application for costs award with respect to the participation of First Mile Connectivity Consortium in Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2019-45, Call for comments – Application Guide for the Broadband Fund
Dear Mr. McMahon,
On 15 July 2019, the Commission received an application for costs from First Mile Connectivity Consortium (FMCC) with respect to its participation in Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2019-45, Call for comments – Application Guide for the Broadband Fund (the proceeding).
The purpose of this letter is to request additional information from FMCC regarding its application for costs.
- Deadline for Filing Application for Final Costs
Under section 65 of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure (the Rules of Procedure), an application for final costs is to be filed no later than 30 days after the day fixed by the Commission for the filing of final representations with it. The deadline fixed by the Commission in the proceeding was 18 March 2019 making 17 April 2019 the last day to file applications for costs. FMCC filed its application for final costs on 15 July 2019.
Under section 7 of the Rules of Procedure, the Commission can vary the rules if considerations of public interest or fairness permit. Please explain why it would be fair or otherwise in the public interest for the Commission to extend the deadline for this application.
- Appropriate Costs Respondents
Under paragraph 66(1)(b) of the Rules of Procedure, an application for costs is to identify the respondents that should pay the costs.
Please indicate who FMCC considers to be the appropriate costs respondents to FMCC’s application.
- Service on all Other Parties
Under subsection 66(3) of the Rules of Procedure, an application is to be served on all other parties to the proceeding. Further, under paragraph 22(1)c) of the Rules of Procedure, when filing the application with the Commission, an applicant is to include the list of the persons on whom the application is served and, if available, the email address of each persons served.Commission staff request that FMCC serve its application on all other parties to the proceeding. Commission staff notes that the submissions of all the parties to the proceeding, which include contact information, are available on the Commission’s website as part of the public record for this proceeding. The distribution list for this correspondence may be useful to this end.
Filing Information with the Commission
FMCC is to provide the information requested above no later than 6 September 2019. Any other interested party may file a response or an intervention by 16 September 2019. FMCC may reply to any comments received no later than 26 September 2019.
A copy of this letter and all related correspondence will be added to the public record of the proceeding.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 819-664-6341 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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