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Ottawa, 6 January 2012

Our reference: 8740-V3-201116426


Dennis Béland
Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs
Quebecor Media
612 St-Jacques Street, 15th Floor, South Tower
Montreal, Quebec H3C 4M8

Re: Follow-up to Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2011-703 – Pending rate issues (Tarif Notice 41 - Vidéotron) and the revised TPIA service agreement.

With respect to Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2011-703 regarding billing practices for wholesale residential high-speed access services, dated 15 November 2011, the Commission noted that certain network providers could incur additional per-order costs in providing service to independent providers. Consequently, the Commission determined that, under the approved capacity model, the service charge rate would be applied on a per-order basis, independent of the number of increments of 100 Mbps.

The Commission also required Quebecor Media Inc. (Vidéotron) to file for approval, by
19 December 2011, the tariffs and cost studies for the proposed service charge rates.

The Commission has received Vidéotron's tariff application and in order to expedite the rate review and approval process, Vidéotron must respond to the attached interrogatories by 16 January 2012. The responses to the interrogatories must be received, not merely sent, by this date.

In its response, Vidéotron is required to disclose, on the public file, the occurrence rate (column b) and the estimated time (column f) for each sub-activity listed in Table 1, attached. Commission staff notes that in its letter, dated 19 May 2011, proceedings associated with Bell Aliant Regional Communications Tariff Notice (TN) 269 and Bell Canada Tariff Notice (TN) 7205, the Commission already required the disclosure of similar information concerning competitor costs.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by

Yvan Davidson
Director, Competitor Services and Costing

cc: Mohammed Omar,
Interested parties to Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2011-77
Vidéotron TPIA customers

Encl.: Appendices


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1. Refer to the appendices of Vidéotron Tariff Notice 41, dated 19 December 2011, in which the company identified the activities related to the proposed service charges.

a) Complete Table 1 (next page), which provides the assumptions and estimates of unit costs per sub-activity.

b) Provide a detailed description of each sub-activity listed in column (a), including the objective and related tasks.

c) Provide the methodology and assumptions used to calculate the rate of occurrence (percentage of time the sub-activity occurs) and the estimated time for each
sub-activity. In the event that the occurrence rate or the estimated time is provided by and based on information from sources other than subject matter experts, describe the source and provide the date of the information.


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