Telecom - Commission letter addressed to Dean Shaikh (Shaw Communications)
Ottawa, 27 August 2020
Our reference: 8740-S9-2020030607
Mr. Dean Shaikh
Vice President Regulatory Affairs
40 Elgin Street, Suite 1400
Ottawa, ON K1P 5K6
RE: Shaw Cablesystems G.P. Tariff Notice #34 - Introduction of wholesale high speed access service Internet 1000/1 Gig service – Requests for Information
The Commission received Tariff Notice 34 from Shaw Cablesystems G.P. (Shaw), proposing the introduction of a new wholesale high speed access service to the company’s General Tariff 26300 – Third Party Internet Access (TPIA) service. This proposed new service, Internet 1 Gig with speeds of 1000 Mbps downstream and 25 Mbps upstream, would fall within a new Access Service Speed Band, Band 9 (751 Mbps – 1000 Mbps).
Shaw proposed, among other things, that the monthly access rate for the 1 Gig service should be subject to commercial negotiation at this time, with minimum and maximum interim monthly access rate of $67.79 and $84.73, respectively.
On 15 July 2020, the Canadian Network Operator’s Consortium (CNOC) and TekSavvy filed interventions, in which they proposed interim rates for this service.
In order to assist the Commission in its review of the proposals by Shaw and interveners, Shaw is requested to provide its responses to the attached requests for information in the Excel spreadsheet (Attachment 2) using the instructions captured in Attachment 1.
The following process is established for filing responses to the attached requests for information and for any subsequent requests for disclosure of information that is designated as confidential in the responses:
- Shaw is to submit its responses to requests for information set out in the attachments to this letter by 11 September 2020.
- Interveners may request the public disclosure of information that has been designated confidential in the responses to the requests for information, setting out in each case the reasons for disclosure. These requests must be filed with the Commission, and served on Shaw, by 18 September 2020.
- Responses to requests for public disclosure must be filed with the Commission, and served on the interveners making the requests, by 25 September 2020.
Further process associated with TN 34 may be established after the disclosure process is completed. Disclosure of information in the responses should be consistent with the guidelines established in Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2012-592, Confidentiality of information used to establish wholesale service rates, 26 October 2012.
Original signed by
A/Director, Competitor Services and Costing Implementation
Abderrahman El Fatihi, CRTC, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Shaw Cablesystems G.P.: Regulatory@sjrb.ca
CNOC Regulatory: email@example.com
TekSavvy Solutions Inc.: firstname.lastname@example.org
Instructions relevant to completion of Microsoft Excel Tables in Attachment 2
For the historical years 2017, 2018, and 2019 and forecast years 2020 and 2021, for both tariffed and off-tariff wholesale high speed access (HSA) end-users, complete the requested information in the attached Excel spreadsheet (Attachment 2), tab titled, “Table 1 – Revenue and Demand”, based on the following instructions:
- Section A - provide the total number of wholesale HSA Internet service end-users by service speed and the associated revenues.
- Section B – provide the wholesale HSA year-end demand and the associated revenues for 100 Mbps capacity increments.
Note: For sections A and B, with respect to forecast years 2020 and 2021, the company may provide the same forecast submittedFootnote1 in response to the Commission’s requests for information in NoC 2020-187 if it has not materially changed. If the forecast has materially changed, provide a revised forecast with the supporting rationale and methodologies used to develop the new forecast.
- Section C – For historical years 2017, 2018, and 2019, provide the measured wholesale average year-end peak period downstream usage per end-user by service speed in Mbps. For forecast years 2020 and 2021, provide the company specific forecasted wholesale average year-end peak period downstream usage per end-user by service speed in Mbps. In addition, provide the supporting rationale and methodologies used to measure the peak period downstream usage per end-user for historical years 2017, 2018, and 2019. Further, provide the supporting rationale and methodologies used to forecast the peak period downstream usage per end-user for forecast years 2020 and 2021.
- Section D – provide the wholesale HSA year-end access Average Rate per Unit (ARPU) by service speed per month. With respect to service speeds that have been in service only part of the year, provide the ARPU for only those months that service speeds have been in service. With respect to Internet 1000 service, provide the forecasted ARPU the company expects to obtain based on its proposed interim rate range of $67.79 and $84.73 per month per end-user.
- Section E – For each of Internet 300, 600, 750, and 1000 services:
- Provide the corresponding stand-alone monthly retail rate charged by Shaw for both contracted and non-contracted services. In addition, provide the terms and conditions associated with these rates.
- Provide the corresponding bundled monthly retail rate charged by Shaw for both contracted and non-contracted services. In addition, provide the terms and conditions associated with these rates.
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