Telecom Commission Letter Addressed to Distribution List

Ottawa, 13 April 2017

Our reference: 1011-NOC2017-0092

BY EMAIL

Distribution list

Re: Phase-out of the local service subsidy regime, Telecom Notice of Consultation 2017-92Footnote1 – Request for information

Pursuant to paragraph 27 of Telecom Notice of Consultation 2017-92, attached are requests for information from the Commission.

Responses to these requests for information are to be filed with the Commission by 25 May 2017. The responses must be received, not merely sent, by that date.

Sincerely,

Original signed by

John Macri
Director, Policy Framework
Telecommunications Sector

c.c.: Christine Brock, CRTC, (819) 997-4557, christine.brock@crtc.gc.ca

Attach (1)

Distribution list:

9315-1884 Québec, richard.biron@sogetel.com;
Amtelecom Telco GP Inc., Regulatory.Matters@corp.eastlink.ca;
Brooke Telecom Co-operative Ltd., geoff@brooketel.ca;
Bruce Telecom, bart.cameron@brucetelecom.com;
CityWest Telephone Corporation, Donovan.Dias@cwct.ca;
Cochrane Telecom Services of the Town of Cochrane, smitch@cochranetel.ca;
CoopTel, coop de télécommunication, mrocheleau@cooptel.coop;
DMTS, reglementa@telebec.com;
Execulink Telecom Inc., ian.stevens@execulink.com;
Gosfield North Communication Co-operative Limited, rob.petruk@gosfieldtel.ca;
Groupe Maskatel LP, jgrenier@maskatel.gc.ca;
Hay Communications Co-operative Limited, a.lawrence@hay.net;
Huron Telecommunications Co-Operative Limited, grubb@hurontel.on.ca;
Independent Telephone Providers Association, jonathan.holmes@itpa.ca;
KMTS, reglementa@telebec.com;
Lansdowne Rural Telephone Company Ltd., wagrier@1000island.net;
Mornington Communications Co-operative Limited, knaylor@mornington.ca;
Nexicom Telecommunications, a Division of Nexicom Inc., pdowns@nexicomgroup.net;
Nexicom Telephones, a Division of Nexicom Inc., pdowns@nexicomgroup.net;
North Frontenac Telephone Corporation Ltd, davesmith@frontenac.net;
North Renfrew Telephone Company Limited Trade, moverton@nrtco.net;
NorthernTel, Limited Partnership, reglementa@telebec.com;
O.N.Tel Inc., tracy.cant@ontera.ca;
People's Tel Limited Partnership, Regulatory.Matters@corp.eastlink.ca;
Quadro Communications Co-operative Inc., john.deheer@quadro.net;
Roxborough Telephone Company Limited, roxboro@ontarioeast.net;
Sogetel inc., richard.biron@sogetel.com;
Tuckersmith Communications Co-operative Limited, rob@tccmail.ca;
Wightman Telecom Ltd., rfigliuzzi@wightman.ca;
WTC Communications, steve@wtccommunications.ca

Request for information addressed to each small incumbent local exchange carrier (small ILEC)

  1. For each regulated exchange in a high-cost serving area for which the company is eligible to receive local service subsidy from the National Contribution Fund, provide the following information as of December 31st, 2016, in a Microsoft Excel table using the format below.

    Example:

    A B C D E F G H ...
    Exchange name 1 ON E 5,000 4,475 Competitor 1 (WL) 45% 4,475
    Exchange name 1 ON E 5,000 4,475 Competitor 2 (WS) 100% 4,475
    Exchange name 2 QC E 7,250 7,000 Competitor 1 (WL) 35% 6,990
    Exchange name 2 QC E 7,250 7,000 Competitor 2 (WS) 100% 6,990
    ….                

    Column A: Name of the exchange

    Column B: Province (in abbreviated form)Footnote2

    Column C: Band or sub-band (e.g. E, F2)

    Column D: Total residential Network Access Service (NAS)Footnote3 that Northwestel is capable of serving

    Column E: Total residential NAS served

    Column F: Name of any competitive independent facilities-based telecommunications service provider(s) offering local exchange services. Indicate (WS) for a mobile wireless provider, (WL) for a fixed-line provider and N/A if there are no competitors in the exchange.

    Column G:  Estimated percentage of residential NAS that each competitor listed in column F is capable of serving

    Column H:  Total residential NAS that the company is capable of serving that has access to broadband Internet service at a minimum download speed of 1.5 megabits per second (Mbps) via digital wireline technologiesFootnote4

    Column I: Total subsidized residential NAS that the company is serving and that has access to broadband Internet service at a minimum download speed of 1.5 Mbps via digital wireline technologies\

    olumn J: Total subsidized residential NAS that the company is serving and that has access to broadband Internet service at a minimum download speed of 1.5 Mbps via digital subscriber line (DSL)

    Column K: Total subsidized residential NAS that the company is serving and that has access to broadband Internet service at a minimum download speed of 1.5 Mbps via fibre to the node (FTTN)

    Column L: Total subsidized residential NAS that the company is serving and that has access to broadband Internet service at a minimum download speed of 1.5 Mbps via fibre to the home (FTTH)

    Column M: Total subsidized residential NAS that the company is serving and that has access to broadband Internet service at a minimum download speed of 1.5 Mbps via cable

    Column N: Total subsidized residential NAS that the company is serving and that has access to broadband Internet service at a minimum download speed of 1.5 Mbps via two of the digital wireline technologies (specify which ones)

    Column O: Total residential NAS that the company is capable of serving that has access to broadband Internet service at minimum speeds of 5 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload via digital wireline technologies

    Column P:  Total subsidized residential NAS that the company is serving and that has access to broadband Internet service at minimum speeds of 5 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload via digital wireline technologies

    Column Q: Total subsidized residential NAS that the company is serving and that has access to broadband Internet service at minimum speeds of 5 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload via DSL

    Column R:  Total subsidized residential NAS that the company is serving and that has access to broadband Internet service at minimum speeds of 5 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload via FTTN

    Column S: Total subsidized residential NAS that the company is serving and that has access to broadband Internet service at minimum speeds of 5 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload via FTTH

    Column T: Total subsidized residential NAS that the company is serving and that has access to broadband Internet service at minimum speeds of 5 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload via cable

    Column U:  Total subsidized residential NAS that the company is serving and that has access to broadband Internet service at minimum speeds of 5 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload via two of the digital wireline technologies (specify which ones)

  2. or each forborne exchange in a high-cost serving area for which the company is eligible to receive local service subsidy from the National Contribution Fund,Footnote5 provide the following information as of December 31st, 2016, in a Microsoft Excel table.

    Example:

    A B C D E F G H ...
    Exchange name 1 QC E 5,000 4,000 Competitor 1 (WL) 70% 4,000
    Exchange name 1 QC E 5,000 4,000 Competitor 2 (WS) 100% 4,000
    Exchange name 2 QC E 7,250 7,200 Competitor 1 (WL) 65% 7,190
    Exchange name 2 QC E 7,250 7,200 Competitor 2 (WS) 100% 7,190
    ….                

    Column A: Name of the exchange

    Column B: Province (in abbreviated form)

    Column C: Band or sub-band (e.g. E, F2)

    Column D: Total residential NAS that the company is capable of serving

    Column E: Total residential NAS served

    Column F: Total subsidized residential NAS (i.e. where the 75% competition threshold has not yet been reached, NAS for which you receive subsidies)

    Column G: Name of any competitive independent facilities-based telecommunications service provider(s) offering local exchange services. Indicate (WS) for a mobile wireless provider and (WL) for a fixed-line provider.

    Column H: Estimated percentage of residential NAS that each competitor listed in column G is capable of serving

    Column I: Total residential NAS that the company is capable of serving that has access to broadband Internet service at a minimum download speed of 1.5 Mbps via digital wireline technologies

    Column J: Total subsidized residential NAS that the company is serving and that has access to broadband Internet service at a minimum download speed of 1.5 Mbps via digital wireline technologies

    Column K: Total subsidized residential NAS that the company is serving and that has access to broadband Internet service at a minimum download speed of 1.5 Mbps via digital subscriber line (DSL)

    Column L: Total subsidized residential NAS that the company is serving and that has access to broadband Internet service at a minimum download speed of 1.5 Mbps via fibre to the node (FTTN)

    Column M: Total subsidized residential NAS that the company is serving and that has access to broadband Internet service at a minimum download speed of 1.5 Mbps via fibre to the home (FTTH)

    Column N: Total subsidized residential NAS that the company is serving and that has access to broadband Internet service at a minimum download speed of 1.5 Mbps via cable

    Column O: Total subsidized residential NAS that the company is serving and that has access to broadband Internet service at a minimum download speed of 1.5 Mbps via two of the digital wireline technologies (specify which ones)

    Column P: Total residential NAS that the company is capable of serving that has access to broadband Internet service at minimum speeds of 5 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload via digital wireline technologies

    Column Q: Total subsidized residential NAS that the company is serving and that has access to broadband Internet service at minimum speeds of 5 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload via digital wireline technologies

    Column R: Total subsidized residential NAS that the company is serving and that has access to broadband Internet service at minimum speeds of 5 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload via DSL

    Column S: Total subsidized residential NAS that the company is serving and that has access to broadband Internet service at minimum speeds of 5 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload via FTTN

    Column T: Total subsidized residential NAS that the company is serving and that has access to broadband Internet service at minimum speeds of 5 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload via FTTH

    Column U: Total subsidized residential NAS that the company is serving and that has access to broadband Internet service at minimum speeds of 5 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload via cable

    Column V: Total subsidized residential NAS that the company is serving and that has access to broadband Internet service at minimum speeds of 5 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload via two of the digital wireline technologies (specify which ones)

  3. For each exchange in response to question 1 where there are at least two competitors, as per Telecom Regulatory Policy 2009-379,Footnote6 that are capable of a serving at least 75% of the residential NAS in that exchange, provide:
    1. a map that clearly demonstrates the boundaries of the exchange, by street name and street number, or by any other reference that identifies the boundaries of the exchange; and
    2. A list of six-character postal codes assigned to the exchange and the number of households estimated by mapping those postal codes onto the boundaries of the exchange.
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