Telecom Commission Letter Addressed to the Distribution List

Ottawa, 27 July 2018
Our references: 8740-B2-201700055, 8740-B2-201703463, 8740-B2-201700542, 8740-C6-201701392, 8740-C6-201700097, 8740-R28-201700071, 8740-V3-201700063

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RE: Follow-up to Telecom Decision CRTC 2016-379 – Implementation of a disaggregated wholesale high-speed access service, including over fibre-to-the premises access facilities – Requests for disclosure and additional information

Dear Madams/Sirs:

This letter addresses requests for disclosure of information designated as confidential made in the tariff proceeding for disaggregated wholesale high-speed access (HSA) services initiated by Telecom Decision 2016-379. This letter also addresses responses to Commission requests for information that were incomplete.

On 8 June 2018, the Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc. (CNOC) and The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) filed requests for disclosure of information for which confidentiality had been claimed and requests for additional information regarding responses filed by Bell Canada, Cogeco Communications Inc. on behalf of Cogeco Connexion Inc. (Cogeco), Rogers Communications Canada Inc. (Rogers), and Québecor Média inc. on behalf of its affiliate Videotron (Videotron) to Commission staff requests for information.

On 22 June 2018, Bell Canada, Cogeco, Rogers, Videotron 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 and PIAC, 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. Bell Canada, Cogeco, Rogers and Videotron have not established the likelihood of specific and direct harm that would outweigh the public interest in the disclosure of the designated information.

Furthermore, Commission staff considers that additional information as specified in the Attachment to this letter is to be submitted.

Having regard to all the considerations set out above, unless otherwise expressly indicated, 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 10 August 2018.

Commission staff continues to examine the disaggregated wholesale HSA tariff applications. 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.

Sincerely,

Original signed by

Lyne Renaud
Director, Competitor Services and Costing Implementation
Telecommunications Sector
c.c.: Tom Vilmansen, CRTC, 819-997-9253, tom.vilmansen@crtc.gc.ca

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Distribution List

nels2510@telus.net ; robin.winsor@cybera.ca ; reza.rajabiun@ryerson.ca ; darrellkrahn@shaw.ca ; chall2k5@gmail.com ; hbgold@fiberbroadband.org ; ron.murch@haskayne.ucalgary.ca ; regulatory@fibernetics.ca ; jeff_mcnamee@sympatico.ca ; cedwards@ccsa.cable.ca ; regulatory@ssimicro.com ; regulatory.matters@corp.eastlink.ca ; regulatory@mts.ca ; regulatory@zayo.com ; rs@summer.com ; corinne.pohlmann@cfib.ca ; john.pecman@cb-bc.gc.ca ; jpanter@auroracollege.nt.ca ; slambert-racine@uniondesconsommateurs.ca ; george.burger@vmedia.ca ; rob.olenick@tbaytel.com ; jlawford@piac.ca ; jonathan.holmes@itpa.ca ; MaryAnne.Bendfeld@calgary.ca ; blackwell@giganomics.ca ; jfmezei@vaxination.ca ; Derek.Leschinsky@bc-cb.gc.ca ; Monique.Moreau@cfib.ca ; document.control@sasktel.com ; regulatory.affairs@telus.com ; dennis.beland@quebecor.com ; david.watt@rci.rogers.com ; regulatory@sjrb.ca ; ctacit@tacitlaw.com ; regulatory@distributel.ca ; regulatory@primustel.ca ; regulatory@bcba.ca ; telecom.regulatory@cogeco.com ; bell.regulatory@bell.ca ; regulatory@teksavvy.com ; regaffairs@quebecor.com ; steve.sorochan@gov.yk.ca ; dmckeown@viewcom.ca ; Nathan.jarrett@rci.rogers.com ; lyne.renaud@crtc.gc.ca ; tom.vilmansen@crtc.gc.ca ;

Disclosure of information designated as confidential

Bell Canada TN 7522

  1. Bell Canada(CRTC)2Mar18-1 Decision 2016-379, part a): Bell Canada is to disclose on the public record from Table 3, Item f, titled, "% Internet of Total", Average that is based on a straight average of the ratios calculated for each of the years 2017-2022.
  2. Bell Canada(CRTC)2Mar18-1 Decision 2016-379, part b): Bell Canada is to disclose on the public record the “CRTC Service-Based Attribution Factor”.
  3. Bell Canada(CRTC)2Mar18-1 Decision 2016-379, part c): Bell Canada is to disclose on the public record the “Proposed Internet Access-Based Attribution Factor”.
  4. Bell Canada (Letter) - Follow-up to Telecom Decision CRTC 2016-379  and Follow-up to Order 2016-396 and Order 2016-448  – Responses to Requests for Information, Paragraph 61: Bell Canada is to disclose on the public record, the cumulative financial impact of the adjustments based on the RFIs the Commission is asking.

Cogeco TN 56 & 57

  1. Cogeco (CRTC)02Mar18 Question 8b) and 8c): Cogeco is to disclose on the public record from Table 1. Item viii the total maximum capacity for the proposed CCAP configuration in Mbps for Cogeco’s proposed CCAP configuration and the CCAP configured with maximum supplier identified capacity.
  2. Cogeco (CRTC)02Mar18 Question 8d): Cogeco is to disclose on the public record the all text in the first sentence in response to Question 8d.
  3. Cogeco (CRTC)02Mar18 Question 21b), Cogeco (CRTC)02Mar18-20-21 Appendix 1: Cogeco is to disclose on the public record the Supplier identified capacity for all major capital equipment in their Table 6B.
  4. Cogeco (CRTC)02Mar18-19 Appendix 1 Updated Table 14: Cogeco is to disclose on the public record from Table 14 – TPIA, Total downstream capacity per fully loaded CMTS/CCAP (Kbps) column C.
  5. Cogeco (CRTC)02Mar18-19 Appendix 1 Updated Table 14: Cogeco is to disclose on the public record, from Table 14 – TPIA, available upstream bandwidth per node and available downstream bandwidth per node (Mbps) in column D.
  6. Cogeco (CRTC)02Mar18 Question 21b), Cogeco (CRTC)02Mar18-20-21 Appendix 1: Cogeco is to disclose on the public record the Supplier identified capacity for CMTS-CCAP in their Table 6B.
  7. Cogeco(CRTC)02Mar18-3: Cogeco is to disclose on the public record the capacity addition thresholds for all items in the response to part A.

Rogers TN 48

  1. Rogers(CRTC)2Mar18-FTTH Proposed Tariff Tables Abridged: Rogers is to disclose on the public record from Table 14 – TPIA (A B), Total downstream capacity per fully loaded CMTS/CCAP (Kbps) in column C and column E.
  2. Rogers (CRTC)2Mar18-FTTH Proposed Tariff Tables Abridged: Rogers is to disclose on the public record from Table 14 - TPIA C, D, E, available upstream bandwidth per node (Mbps) and available downstream bandwidth per node (Mbps) in column K.
  3. Rogers (CRTC)2Mar18-FTTN Proposed Tariff Tables Abridged: Rogers is to disclose on the public record from Table 14 - TPIA, Total downstream capacity per fully loaded CMTS/CCAP (Kbps) in column C and in column E
  4. Rogers (CRTC)2Mar18-FTTN Proposed Tariff Abridged: Rogers is to disclose on the public record, from Table 14 - TPIA C, D, E, available upstream bandwidth per node (Mbps) and available downstream bandwidth per node (Mbps) in column K.
  5. Rogers (CRTC)2Mar18-1 part c): Rogers is to disclose on the public record, the initial working fill factor for Node segmentation included in response to part c.
  6. Rogers (CRTC)2Mar18-9 part a) vii: Rogers is to disclose on the public record the total maximum downstream capacity of the CCAP configuration in Mbps.
  7. Rogers (CRTC)2Mar18-11 part a) iii: Rogers is to disclose on the public record the total maximum downstream capacity of the DGW configuration in Gbps.
  8. Rogers (CRTC)2Mar18-11 part b) iii: Rogers is to disclose on the public record the total supplier identified maximum capacity of the DGW configuration in Gbps.
  9. Rogers (CRTC)2Mar18-13 part b) I Appendix 1-Abridged: Rogers is to disclose on the public record the value of the segmentation fibre cost factor.
  10. Rogers (CRTC)2Mar18-14 part b) I Appendix 1-Abridged: Rogers is to disclose on the public record the value of the architecture fibre cost factor.
  11. Rogers (CRTC)2Mar18-15 part a) I Appendix 1-Abridged: Rogers is to disclose on the public record value of Battery and Power Cost Factor.
  12. Rogers (CRTC)2Mar18-19 part a): Rogers is to disclose on the public record the fully loaded capacity of a CCAP chassis in the sentence following, “Each fully loaded chassis has a capacity of”.
  13. Rogers (CRTC)2Mar18-25 part a): Rogers is to disclose on the public record from Table 2, item f, titled, "% Internet of Total", Average that is based on a straight average of the ratios calculated for each of the years 2017-2022.
  14. Rogers (CRTC)2Mar18-25 part b): Rogers is to disclose on the public record the value of the attribution factor based on the calculation proposed by the Commission staff.
  15. Rogers (CRTC)2Mar18-25 part c): Rogers is to disclose on the public record the value of the Rogers proposed attribution factor for FTTN and FTTP access facilities based upon share of network capacity used by Internet services.
  16. Rogers (CRTC)2Mar18-26 part a): Rogers is to disclose on the public record the POI router card capacities used in the aggregated model and the POI router card capacities used in the disaggregated model.
  17. Rogers (CRTC)2Mar18-32 Appendix - FTTN Tariff Tables Abridged:Rogers is to disclose on the public record from Table 14 - TPIA (A B), Total downstream capacity per fully loaded CMTS/CCAP (Kbps) in column C and column E.
  18. Rogers(CRTC)2Mar18-32 Appendix - FTTN Tariff Table Abridged: Rogers is to disclose on the public record, from Table 14 - TPIA C, D, E, available upstream bandwidth per node (Mbps) and available downstream bandwidth per node (Mbps) in column K.
  19. Rogers (CRTC)2Mar18-33 Appendix -FTTH Tariff Tables Abridged: Rogers is to disclose on the public record from Table 14 - TPIA (A B), Total downstream capacity per fully loaded CMTS/CCAP (Kbps) in column C and column E
  20. Rogers (CRTC)2Mar18-33 Appendix -FTTH Tariff Tables Abridged: Rogers is to disclose on the public record, from Table 14 - TPIA C, D, E, available upstream bandwidth per node (Mbps) and available downstream bandwidth per node (Mbps) in column K.
  21. Rogers(CRTC)02Mar18-24(b): Rogers is to disclose on the public record the complete sentence beginning with (i) Plans to add other services to CCAP into the future, and (ii) Currently underway employee trials of Rogers’ IPTV solution.
  22. Rogers(CRTC)02Mar18-26: Rogers is to disclose on the public record the complete sentence beginning with (i) Rogers disaggregated cost model uses an updated, and (ii) This delay resulted in.

Videotron TN 53

  1. Québecor Média(CRTC)2mars2018-15 dégroupé part (a): Videotron à divulguer la moyenne pour les années 2017-2022 à partir de la Table 2, Item F intitulé "% pour Internet". Moyenne qui est fondé sur une moyenne des ratios calculés pour chacune des années 2017-2022.

Additional information

Cogeco TN 56 & 57

  1. Cogeco (CRTC)02Mar18Question 6b): Using the format of Appendix 2 - Summary of Revenue and Cost Impact of Cogeco’s proposed cost studies, Cogeco is to provide revised proposed rates and cost information that includes the costs associated with segmentation fibre and any other usage-sensitive equipment in the traffic driven portion of the cost model dated, January 2017, Attachment 2c - TPIA Usage Cost Model.
  2. Cogeco (CRTC)02Mar18 Question 27: Cogeco is to provide (i) an updated cost study (ii) an updated Table 13b, and (iii) the associated revised proposed rates and cost information in the format of Cogeco’s proposed cost study, dated 09 January 2017, Attachment 2a - TPIA DOCSIS-HFC Access Cost Mode, Appendix 2 - Summary of Revenue and Cost Impact that incorporates the responses identified in question 27, a through h.
  3. Cogeco (CRTC)02Mar18 Question 28: Cogeco is to provide (i) an updated cost study (ii) an updated Table 13b, and (iii) the associated revised proposed rates and cost information in the format of Cogeco’s proposed cost study, dated 09 January 2017, Attachment 2b - TPIA RFoG-FTTH Access Cost Model, Appendix 2 - Summary of Revenue and Cost Impact that incorporates the responses identified in question 27, a through g.
  4. Cogeco (CRTC)02Mar18 Question 29: Cogeco is to provide (i) an updated cost study (ii) an updated Table 13b, and (iii) the associated revised proposed rates and cost information in the format of Cogeco’s proposed cost study, dated 09 January 2017, Attachment 2c - TPIA Usage Cost Model, Appendix 2 - Summary of Revenue and Cost Impact that incorporates the responses identified in question 27, a through k.
  5. Cogeco (CRTC)02Mar18 Question 30: Cogeco is to provide (i) an updated cost study (ii) an updated Table 13b, and (iii) the associated revised proposed rates and cost information in the format of Cogeco’s proposed cost study, dated 28 February 2017, Attachment 2 - TPIA EPON-FTTH Access Cost Model, Appendix 2 - Summary of Revenue and Cost Impact that incorporates the responses identified in question 27, a through e.

Rogers TN 48

  1. Rogers (CRTC)02Mar18 Question 7b): Using the format of table 1 of Rogers' baseline cost study, Rogers is to provide revised proposed rates and cost information using the baseline cost study that includes the costs associated with segmentation fibre and any other usage-sensitive equipment in the traffic driven portion of the cost model.
  2. Rogers (CRTC)02Mar18 Question 33): Rogers is to provide (i) an updated baseline cost study (ii) an updated Table 13b, and (iii) the associated revised proposed rates and cost information in the format of table 1 of Rogers' baseline cost study that incorporates the responses identified in question 33, a through k in its response.

Videotron TN 53

  1. Québecor Média(CRTC)2mars18-5 dégroupé partie b): En utilisant le format de l’étude de coûts proposée de Vidéotron (Tableau 1), fournir les tarifs proposés modifiés et les renseignements sur les coûts qui comprennent les coûts associés à la fibre de distribution dans la portion liée au trafic du modèle de coûts, ainsi tout autre équipement lié à l’utilisation.
  2. Québecor Média(CRTC)2mars18-19 dégroupé partie a): Fournir i) une étude de coûts à jour, ii) un tableau 13 b à jour et iii) les tarifs révisés proposés et les renseignements sur les coûts connexes dans le même format que le Tableau 1 de l’étude de coûts de référence de Vidéotron qui comprend les réponses dans la question 21, a) jusqu’au j).
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