Telecom - Commission letter addressed to Mr. William Grier (Lansdowne Rural Telephone Company Ltd.)

Ottawa, 25 November 2019

Our reference: 1011-NOC2017-0033


BY EMAIL

Mr. William Grier
General Manager
Lansdowne Rural Telephone Company Ltd.
42 King Street West
Landsdowne, ON K0E 1L0
wagrier@1000island.net


Subject: Request for information – Obligations with respect to Message Relay Services


Dear Mr. Grier:

As noted in Telecom Regulatory Policy (TRP) CRTC 2018-466 titled Review of the regulatory framework for text-based message relay services, various categories of telecommunications service providers, including small incumbent local exchange carriers (SILECs), are required to provide message relay services to their retail customers, and may meet this obligation by:

Commission staff notes that Lansdowne Rural Telephone Company Ltd. (Lansdowne) is currently registered with the Commission as a SILEC.

In light of the importance of message relay services to the Canadian public, the Commission is working to ensure that SILECs are adhering to regulatory obligations set out in TRP 2018-466.

Accordingly, Commission staff requests a response to this letter by 9 December 2019 using the secured service “My CRTC Account” (Partner Log In or GCKey).

In your response, indicate whether Lansdowne:

If you have any questions, please contact Bradley Gaudet at bradley.gaudet@crtc.gc.ca.


Yours sincerely,


Nanao Kachi
Director, Social and Consumer Policy
Consumer, Research and Communications

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