Telecom - Commission letter addressed to Stan Thompson (Northwestel Inc.)
Ottawa, 6 August 2021
Our reference: 8740-N1-202103985
Mr. Stan Thompson
Chief Financial Officer& Vice-President
301 Lambert Street
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 4Y4
Re: Northwestel Inc. Tariff Notice 1126, Wholesale Connect Service – Add Additional Breakout Community
On 16 June 2021, the Commission received an application by Northwestel requesting approval for proposed changes to Northwestel's Access Services Tariff CRTC 21480 to revise Item 300 – Wholesale Connect Service. Northwestel proposed to introduce a new network breakout point in Fort St. John, BC. Northwestel proposed to use the currently approved network breakout point rates that apply to the Basic class of service (CoS) in High Level, Alberta.
Commission staff requests that Northwestel respond to the attached request for information by 25 August 2021.
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Northwestel Tariff Notice 1126 Second Breakout point for Wholesale Connect service
- Refer to the cover letter of the TN 1126 application dated 16 June 2021, paragraph 4 where it is indicated that for the second breakout point in Fort St. John, Northwestel plans to use the currently approved network breakout point rates for Basic class of service (CoS) in High Level, AB. However, Northwestel clarifies that, for the second breakout point, the Basic CoS rate for the 300 Mbps in High Level, AB is the minimum required to cover the associated costs of leased space.
- Northwestel is asked to confirm that the currently approved monthly rates for the High Level, AB breakout point for the Basic CoS of $4380, $5574 and $12739 for the 300, 400 and 1000 Mbps speed tiers respectively cover all costs of providing the service at the second breakout point in Fort St. John, including the high cost of leased space
- Identify each cost component that Northwestel included in the assessment and determination of the rates for the breakout point at Fort St. John. If some cost components included for the breakout point in High Level were excluded for the breakout point in Fort St. John, identify the excluded cost components and provide all assumptions and supporting rationale for excluding them.
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