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Department of Industry
Notice No. DGTP-001-08 — Petitions to the Governor in Council Concerning Telecom Decision CRTC 2008-1
Notice is hereby given that petitions from Axia SuperNet and TELUS have been received by the Governor in Council under section 12 of the Telecommunications Act with respect to the following decision issued by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC): Telecom Decision CRTC 2008-1, Use of deferral account funds to improve access to telecommunications services for persons with disabilities and to expand broadband services to rural and remote communities, dated January 17, 2008.
Subsection 12(1) of the Telecommunications Act provides that, within one year after a decision by the Commission, the Governor in Council may, on petition in writing presented to the Governor in Council within ninety days after the decision, or on the Governor in Council's own motion, by order, vary or rescind the decision or refer it back to the Commission for reconsideration of all or a portion of it. The petition from TELUS was received by the Governor in Council on April 16, 2008, and the petition from Axia SuperNet was received on April 17, 2008.
The petitioners request a partial rescission and/or a variation of Telecom Decision CRTC 2008-1. Their requests concern the portions of Telecom Decision CRTC 2008-1 that approved the use of deferral account funds by incumbent local exchange carriers to expand broadband services to certain rural and remote communities and that any balance remaining in the deferral accounts be rebated to residential subscribers in non-high-cost serving areas. The reasons for these requests are included in the petitions.
Submissions regarding these petitions should be filed within 60 days of the publication of this notice in the Canada Gazette. All comments received will be posted on Industry Canada's Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website at: http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.
Submissions should be addressed to: Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet, Langevin Block, 80 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0A3.
A copy of all submissions should also be sent to the Director General, Telecommunications Policy Branch, preferably in electronic format, (WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF or ASCII TXT) to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Written copies can be sent to the Director General, Telecommunications Policy Branch, 16th Floor, 300 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0C8.
All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, publication date, title, and notice reference number (DGTP-001-08).
Copies of all relevant petitions and submissions received in response may be obtained electronically on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website at: http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum under Gazette Notices and Petitions. It is the responsibility of interested parties to check the public record from time to time to keep abreast of submissions received.
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May 30, 2008
Telecommunications Policy Branch
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