ARCHIVED - Telecom Commission Letter Addressed to Distribution List

This page has been archived on the Web

Information identified as archived on the Web is for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. Archived Decisions, Notices and Orders (DNOs) remain in effect except to the extent they are amended or reversed by the Commission, a court, or the government. The text of archived information has not been altered or updated after the date of archiving. Changes to DNOs are published as “dashes” to the original DNO number. Web pages that are archived on the Web are not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards. As per the Communications Policy of the Government of Canada, you can request alternate formats by contacting us.

Ottawa, 24 July 2017

Our reference: 8740-B2-201606873, 8740-C6-201606831, 8740-M59-201606980, 8740-R28-201606808, 8740-S22-201606823, 8740-S9-201606790, 8740-T66-201606815, 8740-V3-201606849, 8740-E17-201610262



Re: Follow-up to Telecom Order CRTC 2016-396 and Telecom Order CRTC 2016-448 – CNOC request for disclosure and additional information

Dear Madam, Sir:

This letter addresses requests for disclosure of information designated as confidential in the tariff proceeding initiated by Telecom Order 2016-396 and Telecom Order 2016-448 in regards to the cost studies dated 6 March 2017 in support of aggregated wholesale high speed access (HSA) service rates. On 21 June 2017, the Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc. (CNOC), requested disclosure of certain information filed in confidence by Bell MTS (former MTS Inc.); Cogeco Communications Inc. (Cogeco); Bragg Communications Incorporated, carrying on business as Eastlink (Eastlink); Shaw Cablesystems G.P. (Shaw); and Rogers Communications Canada Inc. (RCCI).

On 5 July 2017, Cogeco, Eastlink, Shaw, and RCCI responded to the above requests. On 11 July 2017, Bell MTS responded to the above requests.

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. Eastlink and Shaw have not established the likelihood of specific and direct harm that would outweigh the public interest in the disclosure of the designated information captured in the attachment to this letter.

Having regard to all the considerations set out above, 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 31 July 2017.

The aggregated wholesale HSA tariff applications continue to be examined. 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

Lyne Renaud
Director, Competitor Services and Costing Implementation
Telecommunications Sector
c.c.:  Abderrahman El Fatihi, CRTC,;
David Mah, CRTC,;
Ramin Adim, CRTC,

Attach. (1)

Distribution List :

Lyne Renaud, CRTC,
Abderrahman El Fatihi, CRTC,;
David Mah, CRTC,;
Ramin Adim, CRTC,;
Bell Canada:;
MTS Inc.:;
Zayo Canada Inc.:;
Saskatchewan Telecommunications:;
TELUS Communications Company:;
Cogeco Cable Inc.:;
Quebecor Media Inc. (Videotron):;
Rogers Communications Canada Inc.:;;
Nathan Jarret:;;
Shaw Cablesystems G.P.:;
CNOC Regulatory: ;
TekSavvy Solutions Inc.:;
Vaxination Informatique:;
VMedia Inc.:;
Steve Sorochan:;
Darren Parberry:;
Marcus Schultze:;
Kathleen Turnsek:;
Tacit Law:;
Distributel Communications Limited:;

Disclosure of information designated as confidential

Eastlink TN 37 Abridged Tariff Tables - in Baseline Study, Attachment 2
Eastlink is to disclose:
- Capacity of CMTS/CCAP devices (update Table 6bA1, CMTS/CCAP devices)
- Capacity of Nodes - Optical Equipment (update Table 6bA1, Nodes - Optical Equipment)
- Capacity of Core Router (update Table 6bA1, Core Router)
- Capacity of POI Router Port (update Table 6bA1, POI Router Port)


Shaw TN 26 Abridged Tariff Tables - in Mandated Study, Attachment 2
- Capacity of CCAP devices (update Table 6bA1, CCAP devices)
- Capacity of Nodes - Optical Equipment (update Table 6bA1, Nodes - Optical Equipment)
- Capacity of Transport - Data Switching Equipment (update Table 6bA1, Transport - Data Switching Equipment)

Date modified: