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Ottawa, 20 October 2016

Our reference:  8740-S9-201607342


Esther Snow
Manager, Regulatory Affairs
Shaw Communications Inc.
40 Elgin Street, Suite 1400
Ottawa, Ontario  K1P 5K6

RE:  Shaw Tariff Notice 27

Dear Madame,

On 15 July 2016, the Commission received an application from Shaw Cablesystems G.P. (Shaw), under cover of Tariff Notice 27 (TN 27), in which the company proposed changes to its General Tariff CRTC 26300 – Third Party Internet Access (TPIA) service. The company proposed, pending approval of TN 26/A and the proposed switch from a flat rate billing model to a capacity based billing (CBB) model, the Commission provide interim approval of a new 150 Megabits per second (Mbps) wholesale HSA service speed with a flat rate based on the approved flat rate of Shaw’s existing 120 Mbps service.

By way of background, the Commission received an application from Shaw, under cover of Tariff Notice 26/A (TN 26/A), dated 15 July 2016, in which the company proposed to introduce a new 150 Mbps service speed within the proposed speed band of 130 to 250 Mbps. This was a part of Shaw’s TN 26, filed 30 June 2016, which included a proposal to switch from a flat rate billing model to a CBB model. In Telecom Order CRTC 2016-396, dated 6 October 2016, the Commission approved TN 26/A on an interim basis effective the date of the order, including the proposed speed band and approval to move to a CBB model.

In light of the Commission’s interim approval of TN 26/A in Telecom Order CRTC 2016-396, Commission staff considers that the disposition of TN 27 becomes moot. Accordingly, Shaw’s application TN 27 is closed.


Original signed by

Lyne Renaud
Director, Competitor Services and Costing Implementation
Telecommunications Sector

c. c.: Doug Thurston, CRTC, 819-997-4579,
Nathan Jarrett, CRTC, 819- 635-6488,

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