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  Ottawa, 23 December 2009

Videotron Ltd. – Modification to monthly charge for Extreme High-Speed Third-Party Internet Access

  File number: Tariff Notice 27


The Commission received an application by Quebecor Media Inc. on behalf of its affiliate Videotron Ltd. (Videotron), dated 18 November 2009, proposing to reduce Videotron's Extreme High-Speed wholesale Third-Party Internet Access (TPIA) monthly charge from $70.15 to $52.19.


The public record of this proceeding is available on the Commission's website at under "Public Proceedings" or by using the file number provided above.


The Commission notes that on 19 October 2009, Electronic Box Inc. (Electronic Box) filed an application, pursuant to Part VII of the CRTC Telecommunications Rules of Procedure, requesting that the Commission review the TPIA rates for a number of high-speed Internet services offered by Videotron, including Videotron's Extreme High-Speed service. Videotron has filed Tariff Notice 27 pursuant to an undertaking it made in a letter dated 18 November 2009 in which it commented on Electronic Box's Part VII application.


The Commission notes that Electronic Box, in its 27 November 2009 reply to Videotron's comments regarding its Part VII application, and TekSavvy Solutions Inc. in its 17 December 2009 comments to Videotron's application, requested that Videotron file a cost study in support of the proposed reductions to its Extreme High-Speed TPIA rate.


The Commission also notes that it is currently reviewing the appropriateness of mandating certain wholesale high-speed access services in the proceeding initiated by Telecom Notice of Consultation 2009-261, and that determinations in that proceeding could potentially impact the terms and requirements for this wholesale service. In the circumstances, the Commission considers that Videotron should not be required to file a cost study at this time. Nevertheless, the Commission considers that it would not be in the public interest to delay Videotron's proposal. Accordingly, the Commission considers it appropriate to grant interim approval to the proposed rate for Videotron's Extreme High-Speed wholesale TPIA.


The Commission therefore approves on an interim basis, effective the date of this order, the proposed monthly rate of $52.19 for Extreme High-Speed wholesale TPIA.
  Secretary General

Related documents

  • Cogeco, Rogers, Shaw, and Videotron - Third-party Internet access service rates, Telecom Decision CRTC 2006-77, 21 December 2006
  • Proceeding to consider the appropriateness of mandating certain wholesale high-speed access services, Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2009-261, 8 May 2009, as amended by Telecom Notices of Consultation 2009-261-1, 4 August 2009; 2009-261-2, 11 August 2009; 2009-261-3, 12 August 2009; 2009-261-4, 2 September 2009; 2009-261-5, 2 October 2009; 2009-261-6, 27 October 2009; and 2009-261-7, 23 December 2009
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