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Ottawa, 20 March 2008
File No.: 8640-T69-200801044
Dear Mr. Béland :
Re: Part VII application from TELUS Communications Company for forbearance from the regulation of residential local exchange services in the exchanges Saint-Agapit, Saint-Anselme, Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly, Saint-Apollinaire, Saint-Charles, Sainte-Croix, Saint-Damien-de-Buckland, Saint-Édouard-de-Lotbinière, Saint-Flavien, Saint-François, Saint-Michel, Saint-Raphaël et Val-Alain, Quebec
Videotron Ltd (Videotron) is requested to file its responses to the following, and serve a copy on all parties to this proceeding, by 4 April 2008.
The Commission notes that in its comments dated 14 February 2008, Videotron confirmed that it provides residential local exchange services over its cable network in all the 13 exchanges for which local forbearance has been requested. In order to confirm whether it was capable of serving at least 75 percent of the residential households, Videotron divided, for each exchange, the number of "Videotron Cable Telephony Homes Passed" by either the number of residential households identified by Canada Post or, when such number was not available from Canada Post, by the number of residential lines as submitted by TELUS Communications Company (TCC) in its 8 January 2008 application.
The Commission further notes that for the exchanges of Saint-Agapit, St-Apollinaire, Saint-Charles , Saint-Damien, Saint-Édouard-de-Lotbinière, Saint-Raphaël and Val-Alin , Videotron claimed that TCC failed to satisfy the fixed-line portion of the Competitor Network Criterion since Videotron is not capable of serving at least 75 percent of the residential households in those exchanges.
Accordingly, for each of the exchanges of Saint-Agapit, St-Apollinaire, Saint-Charles , Saint-Damien, Saint-Édouard-de-Lotbinière, Saint-Raphaël and Val-Alin , please identify, by street name or by neighbourhood, the location of the residential households not considered by Videotron to be "Videotron Cable Telephony Homes Passed". Furthermore, please provide detailed information as to why these houses cannot be considered as "Videotron Cable Telephony Homes Passed".
As an example, in the exchange of Saint-Agapit, Videotron claimed that 1,361 of the 2,133 residential households were "Videotron Cable Telephony Homes Passed". Videotron must therefore identify the location of the 772 residential households that are not "Videotron Cable Telephony Homes Passed", as well as the reason why these residential households cannot be considered as "Videotron Cable Telephony Homes Passed".
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