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Industry Canada

Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. DGTP-005-00: Proposed Changes to Existing Policies Respecting the Licensing of Microwave Radio Facilities (RP-022)

Purpose

The purpose of this consultation is to solicit public comment on the document, entitled Proposed Changes to Existing Policies Respecting the Licensing of Microwave Radio Facilities. The document contains proposals to further liberalize existing policies pertaining to the establishment of microwave radio facilities in Canada.

Industry Canada believes it is timely to seek comments on the direction for liberalization. This initiative includes a review and proposals for amending the following microwave radio system policies (RPs):

  • Microwave Licensing Policy Respecting Carriage of Program Signals to Broadcasting Undertakings (RP-015);
  • Policy for Licensing Intercity Radio Facilities (RP-017);
  • Radio Licensing Policy for Limited Area Radio Systems (RP-018).

Also, a proposal is presented to consolidate all three policies under a single policy framework pertaining to licensing microwave radio systems. The Department intends to ensure that the policy framework addresses the evolving needs of industry and consumers and aligns with the regulatory environment of promoting open competition in telecommunications and broadcasting distribution.

Industry Canada invites interested parties to provide their views and comments on the consultation paper issued through this Notice. This document is available electronically on the Internet at the following address: World Wide Web (WWW), http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/home or can be obtained in hard copy, for a fee, from:

Organization:
Tyrell Press Ltd.
Address:
2714 Fenton Road, Gloucester, Ontario K1T 3T7 Canada
toll-free telephone: 
1-800-267-4862
United States toll-free telephone: 
1-800-574-0137
Worldwide telephone: 
613-822-0740
Facsimile: 
613-822-1089

and

Organization:
DLS, St-Joseph Print Group Inc.
Address:
45 Sacré-CoeurBoulevard Hull, Quebec K1A 0S7 Canada
toll-free telephone:
 1-888-562-5561
Canada toll-free facsimile: 
1-800-565-7757
Worldwide telephone:
 819-779-4335
Worldwide facsimile:
 819-779-2833

Interested parties should submit their comments in electronic format (WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF or ASCII TXT) to facilitate posting on the Department's Web site. Documents submitted should be sent with a note specifying the software, version number and operating system used. All comments should make reference to "Comments - Gazette Notice DGTP-005-00" and be sent to mw.policy@ic.gc.ca. Written submissions must be addressed to the Director General, Telecommunications Policy Branch, Industry Canada, 300 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0C8. They must cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, the publication date, the title and the Notice reference number (DGTP-005-00).

To ensure that all comments are duly considered, submissions must be received no later than July 10, 2000. All comments will be posted on the Industry Canada spectrum Web site (http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/home) shortly after.

Shortly after the close of the comment period, all comments received will also be available in hard copy, for a fee, from:

Organization:
ByPress Printing and Copy Centre Inc.
Address:
300 Slater Street, Unit 101A Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6A6
Telephone Number:
613-234-8826
Fax:
613-234-9464.

Michael Helm
Director General
Telecommunications Policy Branch