Telecom Commission Letter Addressed to Distribution List

Ottawa, 1 August 2017

Our references:
8740-B2-201606873
8740-B2-201703447
8740-C6-201606831
8740-M59-201606980
8740-R28-201606808
8740-S22-201606823
8740-S9-201606790
8740-T66-201606815
8740-V3-201606849
8740-E17-201610262

BY EMAIL

Distribution list

RE:  Follow-up to Telecom Order CRTC 2016-396 and Telecom Order CRTC 2016-448 – Process letter

Dear Madams/Sirs:

This letter addresses further process for the tariff applications related to the aggregated wholesale high-speed access (HSA) services filed as a follow-up to Telecom Order 2016-396Footnote1 and Telecom Order 2016-448Footnote2 .

On 6 March 2017, Bell Canada, Cogeco Communications Inc. (Cogeco); Bell MTS (former MTS Inc.); Quebecor Media Inc., on behalf of Videotron G.P. (Videotron); Rogers Communications Canada Inc. (RCCI); Saskatchewan Telecommunications (SaskTel); Shaw Cablesystems G.P. (Shaw), TELUS Communications Company (TCC); and Bragg Communications Incorporated, carrying on business as Eastlink (Eastlink), filed tariff applications with proposed rates and cost studies for their aggregated wholesale high speed access (HSA) services. On 20 March 2017, Bell Canada filed updated cost studies for its aggregated wholesale HSA service and included cost studies for multiple scenarios. On 21 April 2017, Bell Canada filed tariff applications with proposed rates and cost studies for its aggregated wholesale HSA services with bonded access.

By letter dated 5 July 2017, Bell Canada submitted that it has conducted a review of the Bell MTS cost studies to date and has identified certain errors in those studies and the associated results, which need to be corrected. Bell Canada further submitted that it plans on refiling both the cost study reports and the associated supporting cost detail, to correct the errors.

By letter dated 9 March 2017, Commission staff, for efficiency purposes, suspended interventions with respect to the tariff applications that had been filed for the aggregated wholesale HSA services until further notice.

Commission staff sets out the following process for the filing of interventions and reply regarding the tariff applications related to aggregated wholesale HSA services except for Bell MTS (outlined above and listed in the attachment):

Concerning Bell MTS TN 778 and 778A, Commission staff understands that Bell Canada intends to refile the cost study reports and the associated cost details within two weeks of their latest letter dated 11 July 2017. For efficiency purposes, Commission staff requests that parties do not file interventions with respect to the wholesale HSA tariff application of Bell MTS at this time. Upon confirmation by Bell Canada of the date of refiling, Commission staff will advise parties as to the next steps in the evaluation process of Bell MTS by way of a procedural letter.

A Commission staff letter providing additional information on process concerning requests for information will be sent out in due course.

Please contact  Abderrahman El Fatihi ( AbderRahman.ElFatihi@crtc.gc.ca) at (819) 953-3662 or myself (lyne.renaud@crtc.gc.ca) at (819) 953-5414 should you have any questions in regards to this letter.

Sincerely,

Original signed by

Lyne Renaud
Director, Competitor Services and Costing Implementation
Telecommunications Sector

c.c.:  Abderrahman El Fatihi, CRTC, abderrahman.elfatihi@crtc.gc.ca;
David Mah, CRTC, david.mah@crtc.gc.ca;
Ramin Adim, CRTC, ramin.adim@crtc.gc.ca

Attachement

Distribution List

Lyne Renaud, CRTC, lyne.renaud@crtc.gc.ca
Abderrahman El Fatihi, CRTC, abderrahman.elfatihi@crtc.gc.ca;
David Mah, CRTC, david.mah@crtc.gc.ca;
Ramin Adim, CRTC, ramin.adim@crtc.gc.ca;
Bell Canada:  bell.regulatory@bell.ca;
MTS Inc.: regulatory@mts.ca;
Zayo Canada Inc.: regulatory@zayo.com;
Saskatchewan Telecommunications: document.control@sasktel.com;
TELUS Communications Company: regulatory.affairs@telus.com;
Cogeco Cable Inc.: telecom.regulatory@cogeco.com;
Quebecor Media Inc. (Videotron): regaffairs@quebecor.com;
Rogers Communications Canada Inc.: barry.choi@rci.rogers.com; david.watt@rci.rogers.com;
Nathan Jarret: nathan.jarrett@rci.rogers.com; rwi_gr@rci.rogers.com;
Shaw Cablesystems G.P.: Regulatory@sjrb.ca;
CNOC Regulatory: regulatory@cnoc.ca ;
TekSavvy Solutions Inc.: regulatory@teksavvy.com;
Vaxination Informatique: jfmezei@vaxination.ca;
VMedia Inc.: george.burger@vmedia.ca;
Steve Sorochan: steve.sorochan@gov.yk.ca;
Darren Parberry: metisbus@yahoo.ca;
Marcus Schultze: marcus.p.schultze@gmail.com;
Kathleen Turnsek: regulatory@vianet.ca;
Eastlink: Regulatory.Matters@corp.eastlink.ca;
Tacit Law: ctacit@tacitlaw.com;
Distributel Communications Limited: regulatory@distributel.ca;


Bell Canada TN 7504: 8740-B2-201606873 - Aggregated wholesale HSA Service - Fibre to the Node (FTTN)
Bell Canada TN 7533: 8740-B2-201703447 - Aggregated wholesale HSA Service - Fibre to the Node (FTTN) - Bonded Access
Bell MTS TN 778/778A: 8740-M59-201606980 - Aggregated wholesale HSA Service - Fibre to the Node (FTTN)
TCC TN 512: 8740-T66-201606815 - Aggregated wholesale HSA Service - Fibre to the Node (FTTN)
SaskTel TN 329, 329/A: 8740-S22-201606823 - Aggregated wholesale HSA Service - Fibre to the Node (FTTN)
Cogeco TN 52, 52/A: 8740-C6-201606831 - Aggregated Third Party Internet Access (TPIA) services
RCCI TN 45, 45/A: 8740-R28-201606808 - Aggregated Third Party Internet Access (TPIA) services
Videotron TN 52, 52/A: 8740-V3-201606849 - Aggregated Third Party Internet Access (TPIA) services
Eastlink TN 37, 37/A: 8740-E17-201610262 - Aggregated Third Party Internet Access (TPIA) services
Shaw TN 26, 26/A: 8740-S9-201606790 - Aggregated Third Party Internet Access (TPIA) services

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