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Ottawa, 6 June 2012
Our Reference: 8662-R28-201201699
Mr. Kenneth G. Engelhart
Senior Vice President - Regulatory
Rogers Communications Partnership
333 Bloor Street East
Toronto, Ontario M4W 1G9
Mr. Yves Mayrand
Vice President Corporate Affairs
Cogeco Cable Inc.
5 Place Ville Marie, bureau 1700
Montreal, Quebec H3B 0B3
Mr. Dennis Béland
Sr. Director, Regulatory Affairs, Telecommunications
Quebecor Media Inc.
612 St-Jacques Street, 15th floor, South Tower
Montreal, Quebec H3C 4M8
Mr. William Sandiford
Chair of the Board and President
Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc.
107-85 Curlew Drive
Toronto, Ontario M3A 2P8
RE: File # 8662-R28-201201699 - Rogers Part 1 Application to Review and Vary Telecom Regulatory Policy 2011-703
The Commission received comments from Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc. (CNOC), Cogeco Cable Inc. (Cogeco), MTS Inc. and Allstream Inc. (collectively, MTS Allstream), Quebecor Media Inc. on behalf of itself and its affiliate Videotron (Quebecor Media) and Shaw Communications Inc. (Shaw) on 2 April 2012 and reply comments from
Rogers Communications Partnership (Rogers) on 12 April 2012 with respect to the above-cited Part 1 application.
In Rogers’ Part 1 application, the company submitted that the approved capacity rate should be applied to both upstream and downstream 100 Mbps increments. In paragraph 75 of Rogers’ Amended Application by Rogers Communications Partnership for Review and Variance of Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2011-703 dated 1 March 2012 and revised
12 March 2012, the company indicated that as an alternative, the capacity rate calculation could rely on the use of downstream GB volume instead of total upstream and downstream GB volume in calculating the cost per GB. CNOC, Cogeco, and Quebecor Media provided comments on this issue. The Commission notes that Cogeco and Quebecor Media have indicated that they agree with Rogers on this issue and requested that the same argument and remedy be applied to them.
Commission staff considers that the following further process is required to examine fully the issue raised by Rogers’ Part 1 application regarding the calculation of the capacity rate as it applies to cable carriers.
Responses to the interrogatories in Attachment 1 are to be filed with the Commission and served on all interested parties by 27 June 2012. The level of disclosure of information in the responses should be consistent with disclosure rulings in the proceeding leading to Telecom Regulatory Policy 2011-703 and the Commission letter to Rogers dated
7 March 2012 regarding Rogers’ Part 1 applications to review and vary Telecom Regulatory Policy 2011-703 - CNOC’s request for disclosure of information.
Requests by interested parties for public disclosure of information for which confidentiality has been claimed, setting out in each case the reasons for disclosure, must be filed with the Commission and served on the party making the confidentiality claims by 5 July 2012 using the Microsoft Excel template provided in Attachment 2 to this letter.
Written responses to requests for public disclosure must be filed with the Commission and served on the interested party or parties making the request by 10 July 2012 using the Microsoft Excel template provided in Attachment 2 to this letter.
Determinations will be issued regarding requests for public disclosure as soon as possible. Any information to be provided pursuant to such determinations must be filed with the Commission and served on all interested parties by 20 July 2012.
All parties may file additional written comments with the Commission solely in relation to the capacity rate calculation issue raised in Rogers’ application and examined in the attached interrogatories, serving copies on all other parties, by 27 July 2012.
Cogeco, Quebecor Media and Rogers may file reply comments with the Commission solely in response to the comments filed above in relation to the issue of the capacity rate calculation, serving copies on all other parties, by 3 August 2012.
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‘Original signed by Y. Davidson’
Director, Competitor Services and Costing
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