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Ottawa, 19 June 2008  

File No.:   8622-C51-200805153       

Ms. Micheal Vonn
Policy Director
British Columbia Civil Liberties Association
550 - 1188 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6E 4A2 

Dear Ms. Vonn: 

Re:   Part VII Application by the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association Requesting Orders Directing Bell Canada to Cease and Desist from "Throttling" the Gateway Access Service

The Commission is in receipt of a submission, dated 12 June 2008, made by the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) pursuant to 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" the wholesale service known as Gateway Access Service ( GAS ).

Commission staff notes that the issues raised in this submission are being examined by the Commission in the proceeding relating to Application requesting certain orders directing Bell Canada to cease and desist from "throttling" its wholesale ADSL Access Services filed by the Canadian Association of Internet Providers on 3 April 2008 (File No.: 8622-C51-200805153 ).   Accordingly, the BCCLA's 12 June 2008 submission will be placed on the public record of that proceeding and will be considered as a comment filed by an interested party.

In a letter dated 19 June 2008 , Commission staff set out the following revised process associated with the disposition of CAIP's application on a final basis.

Interested parties (other than Bell Canada and CAIP) may file with the Commission, serving a copy on Bell Canada and CAIP, comments with regard to the issues raised by CAIP in its application by 3 July 2008.
Bell Canada may file with the Commission, serving a copy on CAIP its answer by 10 July 2008.
CAIP may file with the Commission, serving a copy on Bell Canada, a reply by 17 July 2008.

If the BCCLA wishes to file any additional comments, it may do so in accordance with the process set out above.

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

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by

Paul Godin
Director General,
Competition, Costing and Tariffs

cc:   Mirko Bibic, Bell Canada,  
       Tom Copeland, CAIP,

Date Modified: 2008-06-19
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