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Ottawa, 5 September 2014

Our reference:  8622-B92-201316646


Geoffrey White
Counsel for PIAC
Public Interest Advocacy Centre
1 Nicholas Street, Suite 1204
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7B7

Jean-François Léger
Counsel for PIAC
Public Interest Advocacy Centre
1 Nicholas Street, Suite 1204
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7B7

Ms. Pamela Dinsmore
Vice-President, Regulatory
Mr. Peter Kovacs
Director, Regulatory, Content Distribution
Rogers Communications Partnership
333 Bloor Street East, 9th Floor
Toronto, Ontario  M4W 1G9

Re:  Application by Benjamin Klass requesting the fair treatment of Internet services by Bell Mobility (Klass application) and applications by CAC-COSCO-PIAC regarding Rogers’ Anyplace TV service and Vidéotron’s Illico Mobile

Dear Madam, Sirs,

On 9 January, 2014, the Consumers’ Association of Canada (CAC), the Council of Senior Citizens’ Organizations of British Columbia (COSCO) and the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) (collectively CAC-COSCO-PIAC) made an application to the Commission under Part 1 of the CRTC Rules of Practice and Procedure to direct Rogers Communications Partnership (Rogers) to stop certain billing practices in respect of access by Rogers mobile wireless customers to over-the-top mobile TV services. (The initial file number for this application was 8622-P8-201400142.)

By letter dated 21 August 2014, Rogers informed the Commission that, effective 18 August, 2014, it no longer offers the $5 Rogers Anyplace TV mobile service data plan to its wireless customers, including those who specifically subscribed to the service on its own or where it was included in a promotional plan or bundle. Rogers stated that, instead, standard data usage and charges will apply to its customers’ use of Rogers Anyplace TV mobile service on its wireless network.

In light of this development, the file associated with CAC-COSCO- PIAC’s Part 1 application concerning Rogers’ billing practices in respect of access to the Rogers Anyplace TV mobile service has now been closed. The fact that the file associated with this application has been closed does not impact CAC-COSCO-PIAC’s application for costs.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by:

Chris Seidl
Executive Director
Telecommunications Sector

c.c.:  Mario Bertrand, CRTC,
Nora Froese, CRTC,
Julie Boisvert, CRTC,

Distribution List
Benjamin Klass,
Vaxination Informatique,
Consumers’ Association of Canada, the Council of Senior Citizens’ Organization of British Columbia, and the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, and
Bell Canada
Bell Aliant,
Rogers, and
MTS Allstream,
Independent Telephone Providers Association,
Vidéotron, and and
Globalive Wireless Management Corp.,
Public Mobile Inc.,
Data & Audio Visual Enterprises Wireless Inc.,
Canadian Network Operators Consortium,
Canadian Cable Systems Alliance,
Cogeco Cable,
Shaw Cable,
Fenwick McKelvey, Concordia University,
Steven James May, Ryerson University,
Samuelson‐Glushko Canadian Internet Policy & Public Interest Clinic, and
David Ellis,
Teresa Murphy,

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