Telecom - Commission letter addressed to the distribution list

Ottawa, 10 March 2021

Our reference: 8638-S1-01/98


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RE: Forbearance from regulation of interexchange private line services – Reminder of 1 April 2021 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.

Competitors are also reminded that the following requirements apply:

Any questions regarding the operation of the DCS can be directed by e-mail to


Original signed by

Michel Murray
Director, Dispute Resolution & Regulatory Implementation
Telecommunications Sector

c.c.:   Aouled-Nasteh Djama, CRTC, 819-997-0315,
Christine Brock, CRTC, 873-353-5852,

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