Telecom Commission Letter addressed to Stan Thompson (Northwestel Inc. )

Ottawa, 16 December 2020

Our reference: 1011-NOC2020-0367


Mr. Stan Thompson
Chief Financial Officer & Vice-President
Northwestel Inc.
P.O. Box 2727
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 4Y4

RE:  Telecom Notice of Consultation 2020-367, Review of the Commission's regulatory framework for Northwestel Inc. and the state of telecommunications services in Canada's North (TNC 2020-367) – Request for information – Extension Request

Mr. Thompson,

This is in response to your letter dated 11 December 2020 requesting that Northwestel Inc. (Northwestel) be granted an extension of time to file its responses to a request for information issued by Commission staff, dated 27 November 2020.

In its letter, Northwestel stated that its personnel are currently fully engaged in preparing an intervention in response to Telecom Notice of Consultation 2020-367, and that the availability of its personnel is limited at this time, due to the seasonal holiday period. In light of these circumstances, Northwestel indicated that it will not be able to file the requested information by 14 January 2021, and requested that the Commission extend the response period to 4 February 2021.

While these circumstances are recognized, Commission staff notes the importance of this proceeding to Canadians living in the North, and, as a result, of the need to ensure that the proceeding progresses in a timely manner. As such, Commission staff considers that a partial extension is appropriate at this time. Accordingly, Northwestel is to file its responses to the request for information by 28 January 2021.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by

Lisanne Legros
Director, Telecommunications Networks Policy
Telecommunications Sector

cc:  Suneil Kanjeekal, CRTC, (613) 668-6561,;
Nicolas Gatto, CRTC, (873) 353-9280,
Simon Wozny, CRTC, (873) 455-4630,

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