Gazette Notice TIPB-002-2019

Petitions to the Governor in Council concerning Telecom Order CRTC 2019-288

Notice is hereby given that petitions from Bell Canada, a consortium of cable carriers made up of Bragg Communications Incorporated, Cogeco Communications Inc., Rogers Communications Canada Inc., Shaw Communications Inc., and Videotron Ltd., and also from TELUS Communications Inc. have 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 final rates for aggregated wholesale high-speed access services.

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 each of their respective petitions, all dated November 13, 2019, the petitioning parties request that the GIC vary and/or refer back for reconsideration Telecom Order CRTC 2019-288, Follow-up to Telecom Orders 2016-396 and 2016-448 – Final rates for aggregated wholesale high-speed access services. The reasons for these requests are included in the petitions.

Submissions regarding these petitions should be filed by February 14, 2020. All comments received will be posted on Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada's Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

Submitting comments

Submissions should be addressed to: Director General, Telecommunications and Internet Policy Branch, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, preferably in electronic format (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF) to the following email address: ic.telecomsubmission-soumissiontelecom.ic@canada.ca. Written copies can be sent to the Director General, Telecommunications and Internet Policy Branch, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, 10th Floor, 235 Queen Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0H5.

All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, the publication date, the title and the notice reference number (TIPB-002-2019).

Obtaining copies

Copies of the petitions filed by the concerned parties, as well as copies of all relevant documents and submissions received in response, may be obtained electronically on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at 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 http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/publications-eng.html.

December 4, 2019

 

 

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PATRICIA BRADY
Director General
Telecommunications and Internet Policy Branch

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