Telecom Procedural Letter Addressed to Distribution List

Ottawa, 31 March 2016

Our references:  8661-C12-201504829 and 8661-C182-201503946

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Re:Information Associated with the Implementation of Telecom Decision CRTC 2016-117

In Review of costing inputs and the application process for wholesale high-speed access services, Telecom Decision CRTC 2016-117, dated 31 March 2016 (Decision 2016-117), the Commission directed large cableFootnote 1 and telephoneFootnote 2 companies, collectively the wholesale high-speed access (HSA) service providers, to file new tariff applications for banded non-legacy wholesale HSA service speeds, as well as the monthly capacity rate per 100 Megabits per second (Mbps) service [for wholesale HSA service providers using the capacity-based billing (CBB) model], within 45 days of the publication of the Decision 2016-117, reflecting the Commissions determinations made in that decision. 

To promote timely and efficient consideration of these new tariff applications, Commission staff has prepared a list of specific costing information that is to be filed by wholesale HSA service providers in support of their tariff applications.  This list of specific costing information and associated instructions are set out in the attachments to this letter.

The costs studies to be filed pursuant to Decision 2016-117 are to contain the detailed cost information outlined in the Commission staff letter dated 13 September 2013Footnote 3 . Attachments 1, 2, and 3 provide copies of the aforementioned letter, the detailed cost information requirements, and the associated tables in Microsoft Excel Format.

In Attachment 4, Commission staff provides additional instructions relevant to Table 6b-Capital Equipment of Attachment 3, and identifies additional requested cost information.  Attachment 5 provides Microsoft Excel templates associated with the information sought in Attachment 4 (i.e. Table 11, Table 12, Tables 13a-13d and Table 14).

Further, each wholesale HSA service provider is requested to submit an electronic copy of the cost model used to support their proposed wholesale HSA service rates. The cost model should identify all methodologies and assumptions, and provide supporting rationale. The populated model should include all the associated linked spreadsheet files and any other supporting data used to develop the costs. The cost model should provide all equations used to calculate costs. Wholesale HSA service providers are to also provide a brief description of the input data variables, the vintage of the input data, modelling assumptions with supporting rationale, and any other pertinent costing details.

Wholesale HSA service providers are reminded that the information provided in their responses should be publically disclosed in a manner consistent with the confidentiality guidelines set out in Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2012-592.Footnote 4

Please contact Doug Thurston (doug.thurston@crtc.gc.ca) at (819) 997-4579 or me (lyne.renaud@crtc.gc.ca) at (819)-953-5414 should you have any questions in regard to this letter.

Sincerely,

Original signed by

Lyne Renaud
Director, Competitor Services and Costing Implementation
Telecommunication Sector


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Footnotes

Footnote 1

Cogeco Cable Inc. (Cogeco); Rogers Communications Partnership (RCP); Quebecor Media Inc. (Vidéotron); Shaw Cablesystems G.P. (Shaw); and Bragg Communications Incorporated operating as Eastlink (Eastlink)

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Footnote 2

Bell Canada; TELUS Communications Company (TCC); Saskatchewan Telecommunications (SaskTel); MTS Inc. (MTS), on behalf of itself and Allstream Inc. (MTS Allstream)

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Footnote 3

http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2013/lt130913.htm#fnb7

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Footnote 4

Confidentiality of information used to establish wholesale service rates, Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2012-592, dated 26 October 2012.  

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