Telecom Commission Letter Addressed to Distribution List

Ottawa, 13 April 2017

Our reference: 1011-NOC2017-0092

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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

Distribution list:

Bell Canada, bell.regulatory@bell.ca;
Manitoba Telecom (MTS Inc.), regulatory@mts.ca;
Saskatchewan Telecommunications, Document.control@sasktel.com;
Télébec, Société en commandite, reglementa@telebec.com;
TELUS Communications Company, regulatory.affairs@telus.com

Attach (1)

Request for information addressed to each large incumbent local exchange carrier (large 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, F)

    Column D: Total residential Network Access Service (NAS)Footnote3 that the company 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. For each exchange in response to question 1 where there are at least two competitors, as established in Telecom Decision 2006-15,Footnote5 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.

Requests for information addressed to Bell Canada

  1. Is DMTS a separate legal entity? If no, provide:
    1. the date it stopped being a separate legal entity and the name of the legal entity that purchased it; and
    2. the monthly residential high-cost NAS counts, by band, for the end of each month from the time it stopped being a separate legal entity until 31 December 2016.
  2. Is KMTS a separate legal entity? If no, provide:
    1. the date it stopped being a separate legal entity and the name of the legal entity that purchased it; and
    2. the monthly residential high-cost NAS counts, by band, for the end of each month from the time it stopped being a separate legal entity until 31 December 2016.
  3. If either DTMS or KMTS has been purchased by a large ILEC and is no longer a separate legal entity, explain, with supporting rationale, why separate subsidy, based on the small ILEC subsidy regime, should still be provided, instead of the corresponding large ILEC subsidy.
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