Telecom - Commission Letter addressed to Philippe Gauvin (Bell Canada)

Ottawa, 26 July 2021

Our reference: 8663-C41-202002517

BY EMAIL

Mr. Philippe Gauvin
Assistant General Counsel
Bell Canada
Floor 19
160 Elgin St.
Ottawa, Ontario   K2P 2C4
bell.regulatory@bell.ca

RE: Intention of CoopTel to enter Groupe Maskatel LP’s operating territory as a competitive local exchange carrier in the Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil, Quebec exchange

Dear Mr. Gauvin:

On 2 July 2021, the Commission received Groupe Maskatel LP’s (Maskatel’s) letter following the expression of interest by CoopTel, to provide competitive services in the Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil, Quebec exchange, which is served by Maskatel.

In its letter, Maskatel indicates that, in relation to the Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil exchange, it is confirming that all required wholesale services and tariffs are already in place, and there are no implementation issues associated with the CoopTel’s plan to act as a competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC).

Staff considers that CoopTel can now begin offering its services in the Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil exchange. Staff reminds both firms that a Master Agreement for Local Interconnection (MALI) and an Appendix C must be signed for the Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil exchange. The notification requirements for competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) can be found in Telecom Decision CRTC 2012-396.

Sincerely,

Original signed by

Michel Murray
Director, Dispute Resolution and Regulatory Implementation
Telecommunications Sector

c.c.   Christine Brock, CRTC, 873-353-5852, christine.brock@crtc.gc.ca
Pierre Allard, CoopTel, pallard@cooptel.coop
Kim Brisson St-Jean, CRTC, kim.brisson-st-jean@crtc.gc.ca

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