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Ottawa, 8 April 2008  

File No.:   8622-C51-200805153

Mr Tom Copeland
Canadian Association of Internet Providers
26 Chapel Street
Cobourg, Ontario
K9A 4K5

Mr Mirko Bibic
Chief, Regulatory Affairs
Bell Canada
110 O'Connor Street , 4 th Floor
Ottawa , Ontario
K1P 1H1

Re:  Application requesting certain orders directing Bell Canada to cease and desist from "throttling" its wholesale ADSL Access Services

Dear Mr Copeland and Mr Bibic:

The Commission is in receipt of an application, dated 3 April 2008, made by the Canadian Association of Internet Providers (CAIP) pursuant to sections 7, 24, 25, 27, 32, 36, and 62 of the Telecommunications Act and Part VII of the CRTC Telecommunications Rules of Procedure requesting that the Commission issue certain orders directing Bell Canada to cease and desist from "throttling" wholesale ADSL services and in particular, the wholesale service known as Gateway Access Service (GAS).

As part of its application, CAIP made a request for interim relief on an expedited basis.   Specifically, CAIP requested that the Commission issue an order directing Bell Canada to immediately cease and desist from "throttling" GAS.

Given the circumstances of the case, an expedited process is appropriate to dispose of CAIP's request for interim relief.   However, it is considered that the expedited process requested by CAIP does not provide a reasonable amount of time for Bell Canada to respond.   Accordingly, the parties are to file submissions in accordance with the process set out below.


Bell Canada to file its answer with respect to CAIP's request for interim relief, serving a copy on CAIP

CAIP to file its reply with respect to its request for interim relief, serving a copy on Bell Canada


15 April 2008


21 April 2008

The process for disposition of CAIP's application for final orders will be set out no later than the date of the Commission's decision on CAIP's request for interim relief.

Documents to be filed and served in accordance with the above process must be received, not merely sent, by the dates indicated.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Godin,
Director General
Competition, Costing, and Tariffs

Date Modified: 2008-04-08

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