Telecom Commission Letter addressed to the Distribution list
Ottawa, 23 March 2020
Our reference: 8638-S1-01/98
Re: Forbearance from regulation of interexchange private line services – Reminder of 1 April 2020 submission deadline
Dear Madams, Sirs:
In Telecom Decision 97-20, Footnote1 the Commission forbore from regulating certain interexchange private lines (IXPLs) on a route-specific basis.
In Telecom Order 99-434, Footnote2 the Commission established a process for considering further forbearance for High Capacity/Digital Data Services (DDS) interexchange private line services (IXPL services). In that order, the Commission directed the competitors of several incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) to file a report with the Commission, on 1 April and 1 October every year, serving a copy on the relevant companies, identifying the IXPL routes on which they provide, or offer to provide, IXPL services to at least one customer at DS-3 or greater bandwidth, using terrestrial facilities from a company other than the ILEC or an affiliate of the ILEC. Based on this evidence, and without further process, the Commission expected to quickly issue determinations granting forbearance on the routes in question.
In Telecom Decision 2005-42, Footnote3 the Commission directed that each future semi-annual IXPL report be signed by an officer of the company submitting the report, attesting to its accuracy and completeness.
This letter serves as a reminder that all competitors that provide telecommunications services are to report to the Commission all of their IXPL routes that meet the criterion established in Telecom Order 99-434, serving a copy of their submission on the relevant companies. In light of the present difficult situation concerning COVID-19, the deadline by which to submit the next semi-annual report is extended to 4 May 2020.
Competitors are also reminded that the following requirements apply:
- Reports must include new routes as well as all routes that a competitor may have previously reported as part of the semi-annual filings pursuant to Telecom Order 99-434. Reports that do not include all relevant routes, including new and previously identified routes, will be required to be re-filed.
- In accordance with Telecom Decision 2005-42, the reports must be signed by a company officer.
- Competitors should refer to the Commission’s 16 March 2006 correspondence http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2006/lt060316.htm regarding the use of its Data Collection System (DCS) to report the above-mentioned IXPL routes. Since the 1 April 2006 report, competitors of the relevant companies have been required to use DCS form 243 to report their IXPL routes pursuant to Telecom Order 99-434. Note that the use of this form does not eliminate the requirement for competitors to serve each semi-annual IXPL report on the relevant companies.
- Reports must be also submitted electronically using GC Key for posting on the Web.
Any questions regarding the operation of the DCS can be directed by e-mail to email@example.com.
Original signed by
Director, Dispute Resolution & Regulatory Implementation
c.c.: Aouled-Nasteh Djama, CRTC, 819-997-0315, Aouled-Nasteh.Djama@crtc.gc.ca
Christine Brock, CRTC, 873-353-5852, firstname.lastname@example.org
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