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Ottawa, 8 August 2008

File No.: 8622-C51-200805153     


Mr. Tom Copeland,
Canadian Association of Internet Providers

Dear Mr. Copeland: 

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

On 3 April 2008, the Commission received the above-mentioned Part VII application from the Canadian Association of Internet Providers (CAIP).

In Service standards for the disposition of telecommunications applications , Telecom Circular CRTC 2006-11, 7 December 2006, the Commission stated that it would categorize Part VII applications into two types:   Type 1 applications that generally do not involve multiple parties or raise significant policy issues and Type 2 applications that do involve multiple parties and/or raise significant policy issues

The Commission also adopted the following service standards for Part VII applications:

•  Type 1 Part VII applications - 90 percent of determinations to be issued on an interim or final basis within four months of the close-of-record; and

•  Type 2 Part VII applications - 85 percent of determinations to be issued on an interim or final basis within eight months of the close-of-record.

The Commission stated that it would inform applicants, by letter, within 10 days of the end of the comment period for applications, whether the application is considered to be a Type 1 or Type 2 Part VII application, and the applicable service standard.

Commission staff has assessed the above application and considers it to be a Type 2 Part VII application.   It is noted that the Commission expects to issue a final determination by 31 October 2008 , which meets the service standard for a Type 2 Part VII application.  

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by

Yvan Davidson,
Senior Manager,
Costing and Competitor Services

cc:   Mirko Bibic, Chief, Regulatory Affairs, Bell Canada,

Date Modified: 2008-08-08
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