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Decision CRTC 2001-582
Our file: 8678-C12-11/01 and 8624-B20-01/00
Ottawa, 10 September 2001
To: Interested Parties
On 13 August 2001, the Commission received letters from TELUS Communications Inc. (TELUS) and Bell Canada (Bell), respectively, requesting Commission determinations on issues related to Price cap review and related issues, Public Notice CRTC 2001-37, 13 March 2001 (PN 2001-37). In response to these requests, a letter was issued on 17 August 2001 to PN 2001-37 interested parties, requesting comments on the matters raised by TELUS and Bell, as well as reply comments from parties.
Comments were received from Bell, Aliant Telecom Inc., MTS Communications Inc. and Saskatchewan Telecommunications (collectively, the Companies), AT&T Canada Corp. and AT&T Canada Telecom Services Company (collectively, AT&T Canada), GT Group Telecom Services Corp. (GT) and Call-Net Enterprises (Call-Net).
On 22 August 2001, the Commission received a letter from Call-Net in relation to interrogatory responses provided by Bell in response to a staff letter dated 8 August 2001 (the Staff letter) which dealt with parties' requests for disclosure and for further responses to interrogatories. In its letter, Call-Net requested the Commission's enforcement of a determination in the Staff letter.
This letter provides the Commission determinations on the issues raised in the letters from TELUS and Call-Net. The request in the letter from Bell, that the Commission render a determination that revised primary exchange service (PES) costs be considered in this proceeding, will be dealt with under separate cover at a later date.
All information to be provided pursuant to this letter is to be filed with the Commission by Thursday, 13 September 2001, serving copies on interested parties by the same date. This material must be received, and not merely sent, by that date.
TELUS - Requests for clarification of issues
The Commission hereby confirms that the responses to the interrogatories in question are both relevant to the proceeding and necessary for the public record. Further, the Commission clarifies the issues raised by TELUS as follows:
TELUS - Other issues
The Commission considers that the information filed in confidence in response to interrogatory TELUS(CRTC)26Jun01-1302 (local competition market analyses developed by NBI/Sone & Associates and by Lemay-Yates Associates) is relevant to this proceeding, and that it would be appropriate for all parties to have an opportunity to review and respond to it. Accordingly, TELUS is directed to file, on the public record, the requested information in the response to interrogatory TELUS(CRTC)26Jun01-1302.
The Commission notes that it is apparent from the context of the City of Calgary's 24 July 2001 requests for further responses to interrogatories that some interrogatories were incorrectly referenced. The Commission considers that the information requested in the Staff letter is relevant to the issues in this proceeding. Accordingly, TELUS is directed to provide a full response to interrogatory TELUS(Calgary)26Jun01-23 d).
The Commission is of the view that information requested by Call-Net in its interrogatory The Companies(Call-Net)26Jun01-1007d) is relevant in considering the issue of competition in the local markets, as discussed above. Accordingly, the Companies are directed to provide the requested response to interrogatory The Companies(Call-Net)26Jun01-1007 d), as amended by Call-Net in its letter of 23 July 2001.
c.c.: Valerie Plaskacz, CRTC (819) 997-4589
Date Modified: 2001-09-20