Telecom - Commission Letter addressed to Carl MacQuarrie (Xplore Inc. (Xplore))

Ottawa, 21 October 2022

Our reference: 8000-N1-202204923


Carl MacQuarrie
Regulatory Counsel
Xplore Inc. (Xplore)
625 Cochrane Drive, Suite 1000
Markham, Ontario – L3R 9R9

Subject: Further Request for Information – Telesat Anik F2 Matters

Carl MacQuarrie:

This letter sets out further requests for information (RFIs) directed towards Xplore in regards to its responses to RFIs that were issued by Commission staff on 9 September 2022, and as filed with the Commission on 23 September 2022. At this time, these questions are being asked for the general purpose of administration of the Telecommunications Act. A copy of this letter and any subsequent correspondence will be added to the public record: TEL 8000-C12-202204923.

This letter and any subsequent correspondence may also be added to the public record of other proceedings in the future should it be determined that the information is relevant to the Commission’s determinations. If that occurs, parties to any relevant proceeding would be notified of the addition and given the opportunity to comment on the responses.

Your response to this request is due 4 November 2022.

Confidential information

As set out in section 39 of the Telecommunications Act and in Broadcasting and Telecom Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-961, Procedures for filing confidential information and requesting its disclosure in Commission proceedings, parties may designate certain information as confidential. A party designating information as confidential must provide a detailed explanation on why the designated information is confidential and why its disclosure would not be in the public interest, including why the specific direct harm that would be likely to result from the disclosure would outweigh the public interest in disclosure. Furthermore, a party designating information as confidential must either file an abridged version of the document omitting only the information designated as confidential or provide reasons why an abridged version cannot be filed.


Original signed by

Fiona Gilfillan
Executive Director, Telecommunications Sector



Commission staff issued RFIs to Xplore on 9 September 2022.

Responses to those RFIs were filed by Xplore on 23 September 2022 to the public record referenced in this letter.

Further questions for Xplore

  1. In response to Question 5 of Commission staff’s RFIs of 9 September 2022, Xplore indicated that “… we do not have alternative coverage for customers in northwestern British Columbia, the Yukon and a portion of Nunavut (Resolute, Baker Lake and Rankin Inlet).” In regards to these areas, Xplore further indicated that “… we do not have an alternative service platform available for approximately # #Footnote1 customers.”

Specifically address the following, along with any other information that Xplore deems relevant:

End of questions

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