Telecom - Commission letter addressed to Stan Thompson (Northwestel Inc. )

Ottawa, 4 May 2021

Our reference:  8740-N1-202006775


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

RE:  Northwestel Inc. - Tariff Notice 1099 - Requests for information - Request for further extension

Dear Mr. Thompson:

This is in response to Northwestel Inc.’s (Northwestel’s) 30 April 2021 letter requesting a two week extension to the filing date for responses to Commission staff's requests for information (RFIs) related to Tariff Notice (TN) 1099, dated 16 February 2021.Footnote1 Commission staff had requested detailed information related to the costing support filed for TN 1099. Further to a Commission staff letter dated 9 March 2021, a response was to be filed by 20 April 2021. Following a request for extension made by Northwestel in March and granted by staff, the response was to be filed by 4 May 2021.

As Northwestel previously submitted, some of the responses for the TN 1099 RFIs will be based, in part, on the recent cost models it filed in response to the Commission's RFIs in the proceeding initiated by Telecom Notice of Consultation 2020-367Footnote2 . While putting together some of the detailed costing information to respond to the Commission’s RFIs, Northwestel uncovered certain inadvertent errors in its cost models. Northwestel is therefore requesting an extension for its staff to do a comprehensive review of those models. Northwestel noted that there will no procedural or other harm to any party as a result of its extension request as customers can already subscribe to the services filed in that TN based on the Commission’s interim approval in Order 2020-378.Footnote3

In the circumstances, staff considers Northwestel’s request for an extension to the filing date for responses to RFIs related to TN 1099 to be reasonable. Northwestel is to file its responses to Commission staff’s RFIs related to TN 1099 by 18 May 2021.


Original signed by

Michel Murray
Director, Dispute Resolution & Regulatory Implementation
Telecommunications Sector
c.c.:  Julie Boisvert, CRTC, 819-953-2421,
Nat Natraj, CRTC, 819-953-5081,


Date modified: