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Ottawa, 23 February 2012

Our reference: 8740-R28-201116484


Mr. David Watt
Vice President
Regulatory Telecommunications
Rogers Communications Partnership
333 Bloor Street East
Toronto, Ontario
M4W 1G9

RE: Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2011-703 – Revised Tariff Page 97A

Dear Mr Watt:

On 10 February 2012, Rogers Communications Partnership (Rogers) issued revised tariff page 97A (revised page) stating that it replaces the corresponding page filed on 19 December 2011 pursuant to Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2011-703, as amended by Telecom Regulatory Policy 201-703-1 (TRP 2011-703).

Commission staff notes that the revised page amends sections 1.4 i) and ii), respectively, of the previous tariff page, and was issued rather than filed as a tariff notice for Commission approval.

The first amendment, to section 1.4 i), modifies the previous tariff page so as to read: “The number of 100 Mbps capacity increments to be provisioned in the month is determined by the total number of upstream and downstream increments ordered on the 1st business day of the prior month” (emphasis added). In support of this amendment, Roger submitted that it reflects Rogers’ understanding of the manner in which the Commission calculated the capacity charge approved in TRP 2011-703.

Commission staff considers that, TRP 2011-703 did not create separate upstream and downstream 100 Mbps increments.

The second amendment, to section 1.4 ii), removes the following text from the previous tariff page: “This charge will apply whether the order is for an increase or decrease to capacity”. Commission staff considers that the removed text adds clarity to the tariff and therefore should be retained.

Accordingly, Commission staff requires that Rogers reissue the relevant tariff page with these changes removed.

Yours sincerely,

‘Original signed by Y. Davidson’

Yvan Davidson
Director, Costing and Competitor Services
Telecommunications Directorate

cc: Parties to TRP 2011-703
Renée Doiron,

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