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Ottawa, 9 August 2012

Our Reference: 8662-C182-201202324


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Dear Sirs:

RE:  File # 8662-C182-201202324 - Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc.
Part 1 Application to Review and Vary Telecom Regulatory Policy 2011-703 and Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2011-704 - Requests for information

In order to assist the Commission in making its determinations in the above application, the Canadian Network Operators Consortium (CNOC), Cogeco Cable Inc. (Cogeco), Quebecor Media Inc., on behalf of its affiliate Videotron Ltd.(Quebecor), Rogers Communications Partnership (Rogers), are requested to provide responses to the attached requests for information.

Responses to the requests for information are to be filed with the Commission and served on all interested parties by 30 August 2012.  The level of disclosure of information in the responses should reflect disclosure rulings to date.

The above material must be received, not merely sent, by this date.  Copies of the documents should also be sent to

Yours sincerely,

‘Original signed by T. Vilmansen for Y. Davidson’

Yvan Davidson
Director, Competitor Services and Costing
Telecommunications Directorate

c.c.:     Interested Parties to Telecom Notice of Consultation 2011-77
            Chris Seidl, CRTC,
            Lynne Fancy, CRTC,
            Tom Vilmansen, CRTC,


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Mr. William Sandiford
Chair of the Board and President
Canadian Network Operators Consortium
107-85 Curlew Drive
Toronto, Ontario
M3A 2P8

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. Kenneth G. Engelhart
Senior Vice President - Regulatory
Rogers Communications Partnership
333 Bloor Street East
Toronto, Ontario
M4W 1G9

Interested Parties to Telecom Notice of Consultation 2011-77;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;


Requests for information


  1. In its reply comments CNOC stated “If IISPs cannot obtain some form of extension in the transition period to aggregated POIs to match the typical three year terms of any agreements for facilities into which they entered before TRP 2011-703 was issued, in a number of cases the IISPs may be in the position of having to terminate those agreements early, incur significant termination charges and also pay for new facilities connecting their networks to the new aggregated POIs.”

    For each CNOC member that is using TPIA services at disaggregated POIs and had entered into 3 year contracts for facilities for interconnecting their sites to disaggregated POIs before TRP 2011-703 was issued, provide the financial impacts on the company resulting from early termination of these contracts if the 2 year transition period is maintained.  Provide details on the facilities at issue including facility types, quantities of facilities, monthly charge by facility, and termination charge by facility.

To Cogeco, Quebecor, Rogers

  1. In their comments the cable carriers stated “CNOC’s request would extend the transition period to November 2014.  This would penalize Cable Carriers with more disaggregated POIs by requiring them to invest in maintaining those POIs while also making new investments to turn up and maintain aggregated POIs.”

    Provide estimates of the additional investments that the company would have to make to maintain disaggregated POIs if the transition period for movement to aggregated POIs was extended from two years to three years.  Provide details on the types of investments, specifying what the investment is for and the size of the investment, with supporting rationale for why it would be required in light of the extended transition period.  Explain with supporting rationale whether each type of investment is reusable, either for the company’s own purposes or for support of its TPIA service.

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