Telecom Commission Letter addressed to the Distibution List

Ottawa, 26 June 2018

Our reference:  1011-NOC2018-0214

BY EMAIL

Distribution list

Re: Review of the price cap and local forbearance regimes, Telecom Notice of Consultation 2018-214Footnote1 – Requests for information

Pursuant to paragraph 32 of Telecom Notice of Consultation 2018-214, attached are requests for information from the Commission.
Responses to these requests for information are to be filed with the Commission by 10 September 2018. The responses must be received, not merely sent, by that date.

Sincerely,

Original signed by

John Macri
Director, Policy Framework
Telecommunications Sector

c.c.: Christine Brock, CRTC, (819) 997-4557, christine.brock@crtc.gc.ca

Distribution list:
Bell Canada, bell.regulatory@bell.ca
Saskatchewan Telecommunications, Document.control@sasktel.com
Télébec, Société en commandite, reglementa@telebec.com
TELUS Communications Company, regulatory.affairs@telus.com


Request for information addressed to each large incumbent local exchange carrier (large ILEC)

For the purpose of the following requests for information:

The information is to be provided as of 30 June 2018, unless otherwise indicated, and separately for each province where the company serves as an ILEC.

  1. Provide the following information, by band, separately for regulated high-cost serving areas (HCSAs) and regulated non-HCSAs in Microsoft Excel tables using the format below:
    1. the total of number residential customers served; and
    2. the total number of stand-alone residential PES customers.
    Regulated HCSAs

    Province
    Band (a)
    Total of number residential customers served
    (b)
    Total number of
    stand-alone residential PES customers
    Québec E 10,000 100
    (…)      
    Regulated Non-HCSAs
    Province Band (a)
    Total of number residential customers served
    (b)
    Total number of
    Stand-alone residential PES customers
    Québec C 400,000 5000
    (…)      
  2. Provide the annual revenues filed with the 2018 price cap filing by band for i) the HCSA residential services basket and ii) the non-HCSA residential services basket.
  3. Provide the following information in a Microsoft Excel table using the format below for regulated areas, by band or sub-band as applicable:
    1. the minimum price floor for stand-alone residential PES approved by the Commission;
    2. the maximum price ceiling for stand-alone residential PES approved by the Commission;
    3. the lowest retail price at which the company offered stand-alone residential PES; and
    4. the highest retail price at which the company offered stand-alone residential PES.
    Province Band (a)
    Minimum price floor ($)
    (b)
    Maximum price ceiling ($)
    (c)
    Lowest retail price ($)
    (d)
    Highest retail price ($)
    Québec E 25.10 35.70 25.50 35.50
    (…)          
  4. Provide the following information in a Microsoft Excel table using the format below for forborne areas, by band or sub-band as applicable:
    1. maximum price for stand-alone residential PES price ceiling approved by the Commission;
    2. the lowest retail price at which the company offered stand-alone residential PES; and
    3. the highest retail price at which the company offered stand-alone residential PES.
    Province Band (a) Maximum price ceiling ($) (b) Lowest retail price ($) (c) Highest retail price ($)
    Québec E 31.18 24.00 29.95
    (…)        
  5. Provide the following information in a Microsoft Excel table using the format below:
    1. The number of regulated exchanges where the maximum price at which the company offered stand-alone residential PES was:
      1. lower than $25;
      2. between $25 and $30;
      3. between $30 and $32;
      4. between $32 and $35; and
      5. higher than $35.
    2. Provide the same information requested in a) above for only regulated HCSAs.
    3. The number of forborne exchanges where the maximum price at which the company offered stand-alone residential PES was:
      1. lower than $25;
      2. between $25 and $30;
      3. between $30 and $32;
      4. between $32 and $35; and
      5. higher than $35.
    4. Provide the same information requested in c) above for only forborne HCSAs.
      Québec
      < $25 $25 -$30 $30 - $32 $32 - $35 > $35
      Number of regulated exchanges (both HCSA and non-HCSA)   5 3 2  
      Number of HCSAs regulated exchanges   0 3 2  
      Number of forborne exchanges (both HCSA and non-HCSA) 6 4     1
      Number of HCSAs forborne exchanges   8 7   1
  6. Provide, in a Microsoft Excel table using the format below, a breakdown of the total number of customers in forborne areas, by band, who subscribe to stand-alone residential PES using one of the following technologies:
    1. wireline;
    2. fixed wireless; or
    3. mobile wireless.

    Confirm that the sum of the totals for each technology equals the total number of customers who subscribe to stand-alone residential PES in forborne areas.

    Province Band Standalone PES
    wireline fixed wireless mobile wireless
    Quebec E 100 125 50
    (…)        
  7. Provide the following information on the public recordFootnote2:
    1. total number of local exchanges; and
    2. total number of local exchanges that have been forborne from regulation for both residential and business local exchange services.
  8. For each local exchange that remains regulated as of 30 June 2018Footnote3 provide the following information in a Microsoft Excel table using the format below:
  9. Province: (e.g. Ontario) Residential Business
    A B C D E F G H
    Exchange name HCSA or NHCSA Regulated or Forborne Total Residential NAS NAS served Regulated or Forbonne Total Business NAS NAS served
    Exchange 1 HCSA R 1000 1000 R 500 500
    Exchange 2 HCSA R 1000 500 F N/A N/A
    Exchange 3 HCSA F N/A N/A R 500 250
    Exchange 4 NHCSA R 500 500 R 250 250
    Exchange 5 NHCSA R 500 250 F N/A N/A
    Exchange 6 NHCSA F N/A N/A R 250 125
    (…)              

    Column A: Provide the exchange name.

    Column B: Indicate whether the exchange is in an “HCSA” or a “NHCSA” (i.e. non-HCSA).

    Column C: Indicate if residential local exchange services are regulated (R) or forborne (F).

    Column D: Provide the total number of residential Network Access Services (NAS)Footnote4 that the company is capable of serving where the exchange is still regulated; otherwise indicate N/A.

    Column E: Provide the number of residential NAS served by the company where the exchange is still regulated; otherwise indicate N/A.

    Column F: Indicate if business local exchange services are regulated (R) or forborne (F).

    Column G: Provide the total number of business NAS that the company is capable of serving where the exchange is still regulated; otherwise indicate N/A.

    Column H:Provide the number of business NAS served by the company where the exchange is still regulated; otherwise indicate N/A.

  10. Based on the information provided in response to question 8 above, provide in a Microsoft Excel table using the format below, the following aggregated information on the public record:
  Province
Ontario Québec ...
i) Total number of regulated exchanges (i.e. regulated for residential services only, business services only, or both); 100 ...  
a) Total number of (i) that are in HCSAs 80 ...  
b) Total number of (i) that are in non-HCSAs 20 ...  
Residential Services Province
Ontario Québec ...
ii)Total number of exchanges that are regulated for residential service 75 ...  
a) Total number of (ii) that are in HCSAs 60 ...  
b) Total number of (i) that are in non-HCSAs 15 ...  
iii)Total number of residential NAS that the company is capable of serving in regulated exchanges 800,000 ...  
iv)Total number of residential NAS in the regulated exchanges that are served by the company 750,000 ...  
Business Services Province
Ontario Québec ...
v)Total number of exchanges that are regulated for business service 60 ...  
a)Total number of (v) that are in HCSAs 40 ...  
b) Total number of (v) that are in non-HCSAs 20 ...  
vi)Total number of business NAS that the company is capable of serving in regulated exchanges 150,000 ...  
vii)Total number of business NAS in the regulated exchanges that are served by the company 100,000 ...  
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