Gazette Notice DGTP-002-11

Department of Industry
Telecommunications Act

Notice No. DGTP–002–11 — Petition to the Governor in Council Concerning Telecom Decision CRTC 2010–805

Notice is hereby given that a petition from Rogers Communications Partnership (hereinafter referred to as Rogers), has been received by the Governor in Council (GIC) under section 12 of the Telecommunications Act with respect to a decision issued by the Canadian Radio–television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), concerning the use of wireless technology and deferral account funds for extending broadband service to approved communities.

Subsection 12(1) of the Telecommunications Act provides that, within one year after a decision by the CRTC, the GIC may, on petition in writing presented to the GIC within 90 days after the decision, or on the GIC's own motion, by order, vary or rescind the decision or refer it back to the CRTC for reconsideration of all or a portion of it.

In its petition, dated January 26, 2011, Rogers requests that the GIC vary Telecom Decision CRTC 2010–805, Bell Canada – Applications to review and vary certain determinations in Telecom Decision 2010–637 concerning the use of high–speed packet access wireless technology and the deferral account balance. The reasons for this request are included in Rogers' petition.

Submissions regarding this petition should be filed within 30 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 Web site at http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

Submitting comments

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: telecom@ic.gc.ca. Written copies can be sent to the Director General, Telecommunications Policy Branch, Industry Canada, 16th Floor, 300 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C8.

All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, the publication date, the title and notice reference number DGTP–002–11.

Obtaining copies

A copy of the petition filed by Rogers, as well as copies of all relevant petitions and submissions received in response may be obtained electronically on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site 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.

Official versions of Canada Gazette notices can be viewed at www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/index-eng.html. Printed copies of Canada Gazette can be ordered by telephoning the sales counter of Publishing and Depository Services at 613-941-5995 or 1-800-635-7943.

March 10, 2011

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Pamela Miller
Director General
Telecommunications Policy Branch

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