Public Notice — FirsTel Operations Inc.

Radiocommunication Act

Intent

Notice is hereby given that Industry Canada has received a bona fide letter of intent from FirsTel Operations Inc. for the implementation and operation of a cellular radio system to provide mobile and fixed wireless services in the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation, Upper Paint Lake, Wuskwatim Dam site, and Frost Mountain areas. This request has been submitted for a radio authorization in accordance with the process outlined in Industry Canada's "Policy for the Provision of Cellular Service by New Parties" (RP-019), published March 12, 1998, in the Canada Gazette under Notice DGTP-005-98.

Examination of Proposal

Copies of the letter of intent and coverage area map are available for public viewing, for a period of two months, at Industry Canada's Manitoba District Office, Spectrum Management, 400 St. Mary Avenue, 4th Floor, Winnipeg, Manitoba. This notice and the letter of intent, including coverage area map are available on the Internet at http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/h_sf01847.html under Cellular Services / New Party Cellular Services.

Invitation for Proposals

Any other potential service provider may file with Industry Canada a bona fide letter of intent outlining proposals to offer specified services in the cellular frequency band for a portion or all of the proposed geographical area on or before March 6, 2006. Letters of intent should be addressed to Industry Canada, 400 St. Mary Avenue, 4th Floor, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 4K5. Submissions received after the closing date will not be considered.

For more information, contact: 

Barry Dear
Manager, Spectrum Services
Manitoba District
Telephone: 1-800-665-3421 or 204-983-7144
Facsimile: 204-984-6045
E-mail: ic.spectrumwinnipeg-winnipegspectre.ic@canada.ca

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