Telecom Commission Letter Addressed to Stephen Schmidt (TELUS Communications Inc.)

Ottawa, 10 July 2018

Our reference:  8640-T66-201801184

BY EMAIL

Mr. Stephen Schmidt
Vice-President – Telecom Policy & Chief Regulatory Legal Counsel
Telecom Policy & Regulatory Affairs
TELUS Communications Inc.
Floor 8, 215 Slater St.
Ottawa, Ontario  K1P 0A6
regulatory.affairs@telus.com

RE:  Part 1 Application to extend treatment of ULLs as granted to Bell in Telecom Decision CRTC 2018-18

Dear Sir:

On 1 March 2018, the Commission received an application from TELUS Communications Inc. (TCI), in which TCI requested that the Commission grant the same treatment to several of TCI’s services as it had granted to certain Bell Canada services in Telecom Decision CRTC 2018-18. Specifically, TCI requested the following relief:

  1. Forbearance for Unbundled Loop Connecting Link A/B;
  2. Forbearance for ADSL Access to Individual Line Service (“Line-sharing”);
  3. Rate freezes for DS-1 Central Office Links;
  4. Rate freezes for CDN Other CO Connecting Link (copper-based);
  5. Rate freezes for ADSL Access to Individual Line Service (“Line-sharing”).

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.

TCI is requested to provide comprehensive answers, including rationale and any supporting information, to the attached questions by 10 August 2018.

Sincerely,

Original signed by

Philippe Kent
Director, Competition and Emergency Services Policy
Telecommunications sector
c.c:  Rudy Rab, CRTC, 819-994-3416, rudy.rab@crtc.gc.ca
Carreen Unguran, TCI, carreen.unguran@telus.com
Bell Canada, bell.regulatory@bell.ca
CCI.Net, info@cci.net
Distributel Communications Ltd., regulatory@distributel.ca
Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc., regulatory@primustel.ca
Northwestel Inc., regulatoryaffairs@nwtel.ca
Zayo Canada Inc. (formerly Allstream Inc.), regulatory@zayo.com

 

Interveners in the proceeding leading to Telecom Decision 2018-18:
Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc., regulatory@cnoc.ca
Public Interest Advocacy Centre, alau@piac.ca
TekSavvy Solutions Inc., regulatory@teksavvy.ca

Attach. (1)

Request for information

  1. Regarding ADSL Access to Individual Line Service (line-sharing service):
    1. Could existing subscribers to TCI’s line-sharing service be migrated to an alternative wholesale high-speed access service at a comparable price, if line-sharing service were no longer available to these customers? If so, provide the rates for both services.
    2. Provide the number of subscriptions to TCI’s line-sharing service as of December 31 for the years 2013 to 2017, broken down by year and province.
    3. Provide the number of subscriptions to TCI’s wholesale wireline Internet services other than through line-sharing (e.g., Non-dedicated High Speed Access service), as of December 31 for the years 2013 to 2017, broken down by year, type of wholesale service and province.
    4. Paragraph 23 of the application makes reference to line-sharing as a percentage of TCI’s wholesale and retail Internet users. Provide the total number of TCI’s retail Internet subscribers as of December 31 for the years 2013 to 2017, broken down by year and province.
  2. Regarding the Unbundled Loop Connecting Link A/B, DS-1 Central Office Links, and CDN Other CO Connecting Link (copper-based) services, provide the number of subscriptions as of December 31 for the years 2013 to 2017, broken down by year, type of service, and province.
  3. Paragraph 22 of the application makes reference to the percentage decline in revenues for “loop connecting links.”  Provide the annual total revenues derived from the Unbundled Loop Connecting Link A/B service as of December 31 for the years 2013 to 2017, broken down by year and province.
  4. Regarding TCI’s unbundled local loops (ULLs):
    1. Provide the demand for the service as of December 31 for the years 2013 to 2017, broken down by year.
    2. Provide the total revenues derived from the service as of December 31 for the years 2013 to 2017, broken down by year.
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