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Ottawa, 14 March 2012
Shaw Cablesystems G.P. – Third party Internet access service
File number: Tariff Notice 19
1. The Commission received an application from Shaw Cablesystems G.P. (Shaw), dated 10 February 2012, in which the company proposed changes to its wholesale Third Part Internet Access (TPIA) service tariff. Specifically, Shaw proposed to introduce three new TPIA services – High Speed 10, High Speed 20, and Broadband 250 - and to change the product branding information for several existing services. Shaw filed cost studies to support the rates for each of the proposed TPIA services.
2. The Commission received comments from the Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc. (CNOC). CNOC submitted that the rates for Shaw’s proposed TPIA services should be set as soon as possible based on the Commission’s existing determinations.
3. The public record of this proceeding is available on the Commission’s website at www.crtc.gc.ca under “Public Proceedings” or by using the file number provided above.
4. The Commission notes that the proposed end-customer rate of $29.83 per month for the High Speed 20 service, a 20 megabits per second (Mbps) service, is higher than the existing approved end-customer rate of $21.25 per month for Shaw’s 25 Mbps TPIA service, which was approved in Billing practices for wholesale residential high-speed access services, Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2011-703, 15 November 2011, as amended by Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2011-703-1, 22 December 2011 (Telecom Regulatory Policy 2011-703).
5. The Commission further notes that it is currently reviewing a Part 1 application by Shaw, dated 3 February 2012, to review and vary Telecom Regulatory Policy 2011-703, and that determinations in that proceeding could impact Shaw’s TPIA service rates.
6. Pending the Commission’s determinations on the above-noted review and vary application and a further examination of the supporting cost information, the Commission considers that it would be in the public interest to approve the proposed TPIA services on an interim basis. The Commission also considers that the proposed rate for the 20 Mbps service should be replaced with the current rate for the 25 Mbps service to reduce the rate inconsistency between these two speeds.
7. In light of the above, the Commission approves Shaw’s application on an interim basis effective the date of this order, with a modification to replace the proposed rate for the High Speed 20 service with a rate of $21.25 per month.
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