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Ottawa, 3 February 2012

File No.: 8740-S9-201201103


Mr. Jean Brazeau
Senior Vice President
Regulatory Affairs
Shaw Communications Inc.
40 Elgin Street, Suite 1400
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 5K6

RE: Tariff Notice 18 – Third Party Internet Access Service

Dear Mr. Brazeau:

On 30 January 2012, the Commission received the above-mentioned tariff notice submitted by Shaw Cablesystems G.P. (Shaw), in which the company proposed to: i) introduce three new Third Party Internet Services Access (TPIA) services, namely High Speed 10, High Speed 20 and Broadband 250 and a change in product branding information for several existing services, and ii) phase-out three products namely High Speed Internet, Lite Speed and Extreme Speed TPIA.

Commission staff notes that Shaw’s application comprises of a competitor service tariff filing and a tariff filing to phase-out three products. Commission staff also notes that these types of filings have different approval processes, as outlined in Information Bulletin 2010-455. Further, Commission staff notes that Shaw did follow the process nor provide the required information for destandardization of a tariffed service, as outlined in Information Bulletin 2010-455 like:

• The application must be filed with the Commission at least 45 business days before the proposed effective date;
• The application must contain a copy of the notice to affected customers; and
• Number of customers affected
• Rationale for the destandardization and/or withdrawal

Commission staff further notes that Shaw’s TPIA Service proposed tariff page (page 18) for the above TN includes a Service Element labelled Volume Charge which is no longer applicable and was removed in the previous tariff page filed with an effective date of 15 November 2011.

In the circumstance, Commission staff will not process Shaw’s application, as it does not follow the process and is incomplete. Accordingly, the file is considered closed. If Shaw intends to re-file, the competitor service and destandardization tariff applications are to be filed separately and according to the procedures outlined in Information Bulletin 2010-455.

Yours sincerely,

“Original signed by Y. Davidson”

Yvan Davidson
Senior Manager, Competitors Services and Costing

cc: B.Natraj (Nat Natraj), CRTC (819) 953-5081,

cc : Parties to TNC 2011-77

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