Telecom Commission Letter Addressed to Dallas Yeulett (Northwestel)

Ottawa, 18 May 2017

Our reference: 8740-N1-201703752 8740-N1-2017-3760

BY EMAIL

Mr. Dallas Yeulett
Senior Manager, Regulatory Compliance
Northwestel
P.O. Box 2727
Whitehorse, Yukon  Y1A 4Y1
regulatoryaffairs@nwtel.ca

RE: Tariff Notice 992– General Tariff – Terrestrial ADSL and Cable Internet and Mackenzie Valley Terrestrial Cable and ADSL Internet Services

Dear Sir:

On 27 April 2017, the Commission received an application by Northwestel, under Tariff Notice 992 (TN 992), in which the company proposed to revise item 1735, Terrestrial Cable and ADSL Internet Services and item 1737, Mackenzie Valley Terrestrial Cable and ADSL Internet Services.

Paragraph 28(1)(a) of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure provides that the Commission may require parties to file information or documents where needed.

Northwestel is requested to provide the information outlined in the attached Request for Information by 26 May 2017.

Sincerely,

Original signed by

Michel Murray
Director, Dispute Resolution & Regulatory Implementation
Telecommunications Sector

c.c.: Joanne Baldassi, CRTC, 819-997-3498, joanne.baldassi@crtc.gc.ca

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Request for information

Northwestel is proposing to increase the Cable Business Internet 16 download speeds from 16 Mbps to 40 Mbps, upload speeds from 1 Mbps to 4 Mbps, and usage cap from 160 GB to 200 GB for item 1735, Terrestrial Cable and ADSL Internet Services, and item 1737, Mackenzie Valley Terrestrial Cable and ADSL Internet Services.

In addition, Northwestel is proposing to increase the Cable Residential Internet 16 download speeds from 16 Mbps to 20 Mbps, upload speeds from 1 Mbps to 3 Mbps, and usage cap from 110 GB to 150 GB for item 1735 and item 1737.

At paragraph 5 of its application, Northwestel submitted that it is not providing a revised cost study and price floor test because there are no price changes, and the company does not expect demand, package adoption or unit costs to change significantly. The company argued that the price floor tests for the current Internet packages were submitted with Tariff Notice 936, Tariff Notice 961 and Tariff Notice 904 and are positive, and that Northwestel expects the results to remain positive.

Given the various upgrades in Internet packages proposed in TN 992, provide the company's analysis to support the statement that it expects the price floor test results to remain positive.

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