Telecom Procedural Letter Addressed to Howard Slawner and Christopher Hickey (Rogers Communications Canada Inc. and Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc.)

Ottawa, 19 February 2018

Our reference: 8740-R28-201711226

BY E-MAIL

Mr. Howard Slawner
Vice President – Regulatory Telecom
Rogers Communications Canada Inc.
350 Bloor Street East, 6th Floor
Toronto, Ontario,  M4W 0A1
howard.slawner@rci.rogers.com

Mr. Christopher Hickey
Director of Industry Affairs
Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc.
20 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 1105
Toronto, Ontario,  M4R 1K8
regulatory@cnoc.ca

Re: Associated with Rogers General Tariff 21530 - Tariff Notice (TN) 55 – New Disaggregated Point of Interconnection Location

Dear Sirs,

The Commission received an application, Tariff Notice (TN) 55, from Rogers Communications Canada Inc. (RCCI), dated 30 November 2017, in which the company proposed revisions to its General Tariff CRTC 21530, to introduce a new Third Party Internet Access (TPIA) Disaggregated Point of Interconnection (POI) Location in Argentia, Ontario, effective 30 November 2017.

On 17 January 2018, the Commission received an intervention from the Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc. (CNOC), in which CNOC raised some issues related to the need to establish this new POI by RCCI. CNOC further submitted that as matter of procedural fairness, interveners should be given the right to comment on any justification tendered by RCCI, and RCCI should be afforded a right of reply with respect to those comments.

On 29 January 2018, the Commission received RCCI’s response to CNOC intervention in which the company requested the Commission to deny CNOC’s request for further debate on its application. According to RCCI, it is clear that the company is designing its network in the most efficient and effective manner to benefit all potential end-users whether they be retail or wholesale and further is simply abiding by past Commission determinations in regard to disaggregated TPIA service.

Commission staff is of the view that RCCI’s original application did not provide sufficient background related to the introduction of this new disaggregated POI in order for CNOC to provide meaningful comments on RCCI’s application.

Commission staff has, therefore, established the following additional process to allow for additional comments:

Commission staff notes that where a document is to be filed or served by a specific date, the document must be actually received, not merely sent, by that date.  Copies of the documents should also be sent to abderrahman.elfaatihi@crtc.gc.ca.

Sincerely,

Original signed by

Lyne Renaud
Director, Competitor Services and Costing Implementation
Telecommunications Sector

cc: El Fatihi, Abderrahman, abderrahman.elfatihi@crtc.gc.ca

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