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Ottawa, 9 March 2009
To: Distribution List
Re: Follow-up Requests to review and vary directives in Telecom Decision 2008-17 related to the provision of central-office-based wholesale ADSL access service and aggregated ADSL access service, Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-34 and Cybersurf Corp. and Alberta 1356382 LTD Part VII application requesting cable plant unbundling
By letter dated 3 March 2009, TELUS Communications Company (TELUS) requested that the Commission combine the follow-up proceeding initiated by Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-34 (Policy CRTC 2009-34) and the Cybersurf Corp. and Alberta 1356382 LTD Part VII application requesting cable plant unbundling (Part VII requesting cable plant unbundling). TELUS submitted that there was considerable overlap between the issues being considered in the above proceedings.
On 5 March 2009, MTS Allstream Inc. (MTS Allstream) and Bragg Communications Inc., Cogeco Cable Inc., Rogers Communications Inc., Shaw Communications Inc. and Quebecor Media Inc., on behalf of Videotron Ltd. (collectively, the Cable Carriers) submitted their opposition to TELUS' request to combine the above proceedings.
Commission staff considers that the proceeding initiated by Policy CRTC 2009-34 seeks to address pending issues regarding the provision of ADSL access service that is currently available but not offered by incumbent local exchange carriers. In contrast, Commission staff notes that the Part VII requesting cable plant unbundling is a new request associated with cable carrier networks. Staff considers that the underlying differences in these proceedings warrants addressing the specific issues in separate proceedings.
Accordingly, Commission staff denies TELUS' request to combine the above applications into a single proceeding.
Director General, Competition, Costing & Tariffs
TELUS - firstname.lastname@example.org
MTS Allstream Inc. - email@example.com
Bragg Communications Inc. - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cogeco Cable Inc. - email@example.com
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