Telecom Commission Letter Addressed to Philippe Gauvin (Bell Canada)

Ottawa, 4 July 2017

Our reference:  8640-B2-201702200

BY EMAIL

Mr. Philippe Gauvin
Senior Legal Counsel
Bell Canada
160 Elgin Street, 19th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario  K2P 2C4
bell.regulatory@bell.ca

RE:  Application by Bell Canada Regarding the Expansion of Certain Determinations from Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2015-326, Review of wholesale wireline services and associated policies

Dear Sir:

On 17 March 2017, the Commission received an application from Bell Canada, pursuant to Part 1 of the CRTC Rules of Practice and Procedure and Section 34 of the Telecommunications Act, in which Bell Canada sought the expansion of certain determinations from Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2015-326, Review of wholesale wireline services and associated policies.

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

Bell Canada is requested to provide comprehensive answers, including rationale and any supporting information, to the attached questions by 3 August 2017.

Sincerely,

Original signed by:

Philippe Kent
Director, Competition and Emergency Service Policy
Telecommunications sector

c.c:  Rudy Rab, CRTC, 819-994-3416, rudy.rab@crtc.gc.ca

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ATTACHMENT

Request for information

  1. Regarding Line-Sharing:
    1. Advise as to whether the existing subscribers to Bell Canada’s Line-Sharing service can be migrated to an alternative wholesale high speed access service at a comparable price, in the event that Line-Sharing were no longer available to these customers.  If so, provide a comparison of the prices.
    2. Explain why a wholesale customer might opt to provide retail service via Line-Sharing, as opposed to subscribing to an aggregated wholesale high speed access service such as GAS.
    3. Provide the number of subscribers to Bell Canada’s Line-Sharing service, for the years 2011 to 2016 inclusively, subcategorized by year, province, and rate band.
    4. Provide the number of subscribers to Bell Canada’s wholesale wireline Internet services by input other than Line-Sharing (e.g., GAS), for the years 2011 to 2016 inclusively, subcategorized by year, type of wholesale service, province, and rate band.
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