Archived—Proposed Local Telephone Service Areas

The service areas as shown below were proposed as part of the 2002 consultation.

The current Local Telephone Service Areas can be found at:

(Subject of the 2002 Public Consultation - Gazette Notice DGRB-004-02)

The Department proposes to create the following additional Local Telephone Service Provider Tier service areas to accommodate the transition of non-auctioned Cellular and Personal Communications Services (PCS) licences from apparatus-based licences to spectrum licences.

The new Local Telephone Service Provider Tier is comprised of 47 local telephone service provider areas which generally correspond to the wireline services areas of the telephone companies operating in Québec, Ontario and British Columbia. Boundaries and population data of the new TEL Tier service areas are based on best available information.

The service areas of telephone companies operating in those provinces other than Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia fall well within Tier 2 and Tier 4 service areas. Those companies will therefore be issued Tier 2 or Tier 4 spectrum licences for the purpose of the transition process.

Comments are invited to correct any inaccuracies associated with the new Tier service areas. The TEL Tier Service Area Numbers are used by the Department in this licensing process to officially reference a service area in our licensing database. The Descriptive Names of the TEL Tier service areas are for ease of reference only and open to suggestion during this consultation.

# Service Area Name Population
Total Population (Quebec) 7,138,795
TEL-01 BCE Quebec: Bell Mobility 5,097,937
TEL-02 BCE Quebec: Bell Mobility PCS D1 (auction licensed area 2-15G) 540,375
TEL-03 BCE Quebec: Telebec Mobilité 341,745
TEL-04 Coop Tel 10,404
TEL-05 La Corporation de Téléphone de La Baie (1983) 1,196
TEL-06 La Compagnie de Téléphone de Courcelles Inc. 988
TEL-07 La Compagnie de Téléphone de Lambton Inc. 2,199
TEL-08 La Compagnie de Téléphone Nantes Inc. 1,361
TEL-09 La Compagnie de Téléphone de St-Victor 1,296
TEL-10 La Compagnie de Téléphone de Warwick 10,668
TEL-11 La Compagnie de Téléphone Upton Inc. 5,245
TEL-12 Le Téléphone de St-Ephrem Inc. 1,280
TEL-13 Le Téléphone de St-Liboire de Bagot Inc. 4,370
TEL-14 SogeTel Mobilité Inc. 34,478
TEL-15 Téléphone Guèvremont Inc. 6,158
TEL-16 Téléphone Milot Inc. 9,780
TEL-17 PCS B3 Licensed Area Within 2-04 1,069,315

# Service Area Name Population
Total Population (Ontario) 10,753,573
TEL-18 Amtelecom Inc. 12,762
TEL-19 BCE Ontario: Bell Mobility 10,278,692
TEL-20 BCE Ontario: NorTel Mobility Inc. 112,794
TEL-21 Brooke Telecom Co-Operative Ltd. 2,697
TEL-22 Bruce Municipal Telephone System 20,724
TEL-23 Cochrane Cellular Mobility 4,443
TEL-24 Corporation of the City of Thunder Bay 141,676
TEL-25 Dryden Mobility 6,711
TEL-26 Corporation of the Town of Kenora 15,444
TEL-27 Execulink Telecom Inc. 2,697
TEL-28 Gosfield North Communications Co-operative Limited 4,769
TEL-29 Hay Communication Co-operative Limited 4,167
TEL-30 Huron Telecommunications 5,318
TEL-31 Lansdowne Rural Telephone Co.Ltd. 235
TEL-32 Mornington Communications Co-operative Limited 1,618
TEL-33 Nexicom Telecommunications Inc. 1,595
TEL-34 Nexicom Telephones Inc. 5,447
TEL-35 North Frontenac Telephone Co.Ltd. 2,741
TEL-36 North Renfrew Telephone Co.Ltd. 19,782
TEL-37 O.N.Tel Inc. 8,728
TEL-38 People's Communications Inc. 8,827
TEL-39 Quadro Communications Co-operative 14,239
TEL-40 Roxborough Telephone Co.Ltd. 3,539
TEL-41 Superior Wireless Inc. 46,000
TEL-42 Tuckersmith Communications Co-operative Limited 7,538
TEL-43 Westport Telephone Company Limited 683
TEL-44 Wightman Telecom Limited 19,707

British Columbia
# Service Area Name Population
Total Population (British Columbia) 10,753,573
TEL-45 Telus - Southern B.C. 3,687,688
TEL-46 Northwestel - Northern B.C. 10,294
TEL-47 City of Prince Rupert 26,518
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