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Ottawa, 30 January 2012
File No.: 8740-R28-201200542
Mr. David Watt
Vice President, Regulatory Telecommunications
Rogers Communications Partnership
333 Bloor Street East
Re: Application to withdraw Rogers’ current Ultra-Lite High-Speed TPIA tariff offering
Dear Mr. Watt:
On 18 January 2012, Rogers Communications Partnership (Rogers) filed an application proposing to withdraw its current wholesale Ultra-Lite Third-Party Internet Access (TPIA) speed offering. Rogers proposed an effective date of 6 February 2012. Rogers submitted that, due to a significant decrease in demand for the retail service, it no longer offers the service speed to new retail end-users, and has grandfathered existing users. Rogers proposed to apply the same treatment for its wholesale TPIA customers, with respect to this service.
Based on this description, Commission staff considers that this is an application to destandardize the service, rather than withdraw it.
In Telecom Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-455, Approval processes for tariff applications and intercarrier agreements, 5 July 2010 (Bulletin 2010-455) the Commission summarized the procedures that apply to the approval processes for applications relating to the destandardization and/or withdrawal of tariffed services. Commission staff notes that the following requirements, as set out in paragraphs 22-28 of Bulletin 2010-455, were not satisfied in the application submitted by Rogers:
- The application must be filed with the Commission at least 45 business days before the proposed effective date; and
- The application must contain a copy of the notice to affected customers.
Commission staff therefore will not process Rogers’ application, as it is incomplete. Accordingly, the file is considered closed. If Rogers intends to re-file, please ensure that the application is complete.
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