Telecom Procedural Letter addressed to the Distribution List
Ottawa, 19 June 2017
Our reference: 8740-B2-201700055, 8638-C12-201509663, 8740-C6-201700097, 8740-R28-201700071, 8740-V3-201700063
RE: Follow-up to Telecom Decision CRTC 2016-379 – Implementation of a disaggregated wholesale high-speed access service, including over fibre-to-the premises access facilities (CRTC Files 8638-C12-201509663, 8740-B2-201700055, 8740-C6-201700097, 8740-R28-201700071 and 8740-V3-201700063) – CNOC request for disclosure and additional information
This letter addresses requests for disclosure of information designated as confidential and requests for additional information made in the tariff proceeding for disaggregated wholesale high-speed access (HSA) services initiated by Telecom Decision 2016-379.
On 25 January 2017, the Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc. (CNOC), filed requests for disclosure of information for which confidentiality had been claimed and requests for additional information regarding the tariff applications and cost studies filed by Bell Canada, Cogeco Communications Inc. on behalf of Cogeco Connexion Inc. (Cogeco), Rogers Communications Canada Inc. (RCCI), and Québecor Média inc. on behalf of its affiliate Videotron (Videotron).
On 6 February 2017, Bell Canada, Cogeco, Rogers, Videotron and Openmedia responded to the above requests. On 10 February 2017, Cogeco filed supplemental information.
Requests for disclosure of information designated as confidential are addressed in light of sections 38 and 39 of the Telecommunications Act (the Act) and sections 30 and following of the CRTC Rules of Practice and Procedure (the Rules of Procedure). In evaluating a request, an assessment is made as to whether the information falls into a category of information that can be designated confidential pursuant to section 39 of the Act. An assessment is then made as to whether there is any specific direct harm likely to result from the disclosure of the information in question and whether any such harm outweighs the public interest in disclosure. In making this evaluation, a number of factors are taken into consideration, including whether information could be reasonably aggregated and the competitive sensitivity of the information itself. The factors considered are discussed in more detail in Procedures for filing confidential information and requesting its disclosure in Commission proceedings, Broadcasting and Telecom Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-961, 23 December 2010, as amended by Broadcasting and Telecom Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-961-1, 26 October 2012.
Commission staff has reviewed the requests filed by CNOC, as well as reply comments and considers that disclosure of certain information, as specified in the Attachment to this letter, is appropriate and in the public interest. Cogeco, Rogers and Videotron have not established the likelihood of specific and direct harm that would outweigh the public interest in the disclosure of the designated information.
In its requests for additional information CNOC requested that Cogeco, Rogers and Videotron be required to provide separate cost studies in support of any proposed deviations from past Commission determinations in accordance with the Commission staff letter dated 16 December 2016Footnote1 .
Commission staff considers that the process set out in the 16 December 2016 Commission staff letter regarding the filing of cost studies for the aggregated wholesale HSA services does not apply to the filing of cost studies for the disaggregated wholesale HSA services. Accordingly, Cogeco, Rogers and Videotron were not required to file the cost studies requested by CNOC.
Having regard to all the considerations set out above, unless otherwise expressly indicated, parties are to file with the Commission all information to be provided pursuant to this letter as set out in the Attachment to this letter by 23 June 2017.
Commission staff continues to examine the disaggregated wholesale HSA tariff applications. Parties will be advised as to the next steps in the evaluation process by way of a separate procedural letter, which will set out further process for the proceeding.
Original signed by
Director, Competitor Services and Costing Implementation
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Disclosure of information designated as confidential
Cogeco TN 56 Appendix 1 – Abridged Tables 11-12-13b-14
Cogeco is to disclose the upstream and downstream capacities per channel (update Table 14 – TPIA)
Rogers TN 48 Abridged Tariff Tables – FTTH and TN 48 Abridged Tariff Tables – FTTN
Rogers is to disclose:
- Capacity of DGW router ports (update Table 6b-A1 Router Ports)
- Capacity of CCAP equipment (update Table 6b-A1 CCAP)
- Upstream and downstream capacities per channel (update Table 14 TPIA (C D E).
Videotron AMT 53 Tableau 6b- Frais mensuel capacité-Équip exterieur-ABRÉGÉ
Videotron is to file updated abridged and confidential versions of the table to reflect the inclusion of the capacity driver it identified in its reply of 6 February 2017.
Videotron AMT 53 Tableau 14-ABRÉGÉ
Videotron is to disclose the upstream capacity per channel (update Tableau 14).
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