Archived — Industry Canada's Response to Inukshuk Internet Inc.

July 26, 2004

Mr. Dean Proctor

Subject: Extension of the Consultation Period on the "Revisions to Allocations in the Band 2500-2690 MHz and Consultation on Spectrum Utilization"

Dear Mr. Proctor:

The department has considered the request by Inukshuk to have the comment period on the above consultation paper extended from August 9, 2004 to October 1, 2004. You have highlighted the difficulties of preparing substantive comments to the consultation paper due to the unavailability of the details of a major ruling recently issued by the Federal Communications Commission. A similar request was received from the RABC.

We agree that it is important that our industry be able to assess the details and wide-ranging aspects of the FCC ruling and reflect this in their comments. We wish to align this important band, to the extent possible, with other major markets to take advantage of new technologies and services. This may provide economy of scale for wireless communications and equipment.

Given the circumstances presented and the importance of this spectrum, an extension was granted and announced in the Canada Gazette on July 24, 2004.

Your letter and this reply will be posted on Industry Canada's Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site, along with the gazette notice extending the comment period.

Sincerely yours,

Larry Shaw
Director General
Telecommunications Policy Branch

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