Telecom Commission Letter addressed to Stan Thompson (Northwestel Inc.)

Ottawa, 5 April 2019

Our reference: 8740-N1-201902031

BY EMAIL

Mr. Stan Thompson
Chief Financial Officer & Vice-President, Corporate Services
Northwestel Inc.
301 Lambert St., Box 2727 3rd Floor
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory  Y1A4Y4
regulatoryaffairs@nwtel.ca

Re:  Tariff Notice 1042 – Special Services Tariff item 775, Special Assembly #7 Layer 2 Ethernet WAN Service

Dear Sir:

On 25 March 2019, the Commission received an application from Northwestel in which the company proposed changes to item 775 – Special Assembly #7 – Layer 2 Ethernet WAN service. 

Paragraph 28(1) (a) of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure provides that the Commission may require parties to file information or documents where needed.

Northwestel is requested to provide a comprehensive answers, including rationale and any supporting information, to the attached questions by 16 April 2019.

Sincerely,

Original signed by

Michel Murray
Director, Dispute Resolution & Regulatory Implementation
Telecommunications Sector

c.c.:  Joanne Baldassi, CRTC, 819-997-3498, joanne.baldassi@crtc.gc.ca
Wendy Ellis, Bell Aliant, wendy.ellis@bellaliant.ca

Attach. (1)

Requests for information

1. The Table 2 CSA imputation test results submitted in the Attachment in support of TN 1042 are based on a three year study period. Under the previous filing, TN 1023, the CSA imputation test results in Table 1 of Attachment 1 are based on a longer study period.

  1. Explain, with supporting rationale, the variation in CSA revenues in the TN 1042 price floor test compared to the previous price floor test filed under TN 1023, caused by factors other than the shorter study period.
  2. Explain, with supporting rationale, the variation in forborne service and other component costs in the TN 1042 price floor test compared to the previous price floor test filed under TN 1023, caused by factors other than the shorter study period.
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