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Ottawa, 23 November 2015
Our reference: 8638-C12-201509663
Re: Responses to Commission requests for information in Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2015-326 (“TRP 2015-326”) follow-up proceeding to consider implementation issues of disaggregated wholesale high-speed access (“HSA”) services, including FTTP access facilities – request for disclosure of information filed in confidence
Dear Madams, Sirs:
This letter addresses requests for disclosure of information designated as confidential made in the follow-up proceeding noted above, originally initiated by Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2015-326, Review of wholesale wireline services and associated policies.
On 27 August 2015, the following parties filed requests for disclosure of information designated as confidential: Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc. (CNOC), Vaxination Informatique Inc., Electronic Box Inc.
On 8 and 9 of September 2015, Bell Canada, Cogeco Cable Inc. (Cogeco), Rogers Communications Partnership (Rogers) and Québecor Média inc. on behalf of its affiliate Vidéotron (Québecor) filed with the Commission their responses to the requests for disclosure. On 26 August 2015 Québecor, provided updates to its responses to the requests for information (RFIs) while on 9 September, Bell Canada disclosed additional information on the public record in its response to the disclosure requests.
Requests for disclosure of information designated as confidential are addressed in light of sections 38 and 39 of the Telecommunications Act (the Act) and sections 30 and following of the CRTC Rules of Practice and Procedure (the Rules). In evaluating a request, an assessment is made as to whether the information falls into a category of information that can be designated confidential pursuant to section 39 of the Act. The next step in the assessment is to determine whether there is any specific direct harm likely to result from the disclosure of the information in question and whether any such harm outweighs the public interest in disclosure. In making this evaluation, a number of factors are taken into consideration, including the degree of competition and the importance of the information to the ability of the Commission to obtain a full and complete record. The factors considered are discussed in more detail in Procedures for filing confidential information and requesting its disclosure in Commission proceedings, Broadcasting and Telecom Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-961, 23 December 2010, as amended by Broadcasting and Telecom Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-961-1, 26 October 2012.
Commission staff has reviewed the requests for disclosure and has determined that further disclosure on the public record for certain RFIs is required from Cogeco and Québecor (see Attachment 2 for the list of the associated RFIs). The information to be disclosed by the parties as set out in Attachment 2 are to be filed with the Commission and served on all parties, by 26 November 2015.
The above material must be received, not merely sent, by this date. Copies of the documents should also be sent to email@example.com.
Original signed by
Director, Competitive Services & Costing Implementation
c. c: Marc Pilon, CRTC’ 819-997-4535, firstname.lastname@example.org
Attach. (2): Distribution List (1), Disclosure of information (2)
Disclosure of information
- Attachments 1 and 2 of Cogeco(CRTC)22Jul15-2(d)
Cogeco is to provide a revised abridged attachment to Cogeco(CRTC)22Jul15-2(d) identifying whether each site is designated as a head end in column d).
- Attachment/Annexe - Quebecor Media(CRTC)22Jul15-2(d)
Québecor is to put on the public record a revised abridged attachment to Quebecor Media(CRTC)22Jul15-2(d) indicating for each site if it is designated as a head-end by the company.
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