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Ottawa, May 20, 2010
Our File: 8663-C12-201000653
To: Distribution List
Re: Obligation to serve and other matters, Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2010-43: Commission interrogatories
Responses to these interrogatories are to be filed with the Commission, and served on all parties to this proceeding, by 15 June 2010. Responses are to be received, and not merely sent, by this date.
Appendix 1 contains the distribution list.
Appendix 2 contains the interrogatories and to whom they are addressed.
Original signed by:
Interrogatories to the following competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs):
Interrogatories to Bragg, Cogeco, Rogers, Shaw and Videotron
101. Provide the total number of subscribers in the company’s serving territory who only subscribe to wireline residential primary exchange service (PES), i.e. residential PES customers who do not subscribe to the company’s Internet, wireless, television, optional or toll service plans. Indicate the percentage that these subscribers represent in relation to the total number of the company’s wireline residential PES subscribers. This information should be provided by a) province, b) forborne local exchanges (taken as a whole) and c) non-forborne local exchanges (taken as a whole).
102. Refer to Bell Canada’s 26 April 2010 submission, Appendix 4, Tables 3, 4 and 5. Indicate by province and for each forborne residential local exchange within the company’s serving territory:
a) whether your company provides stand-alone wireline residential PES that is generally available throughout the exchange, and, if so, the company’s stand-alone wireline residential PES rate (including all standard mandatory charges, such as touch-tone, network access charges, 911 and message relay); and
b) the lowest available rate for a service bundle for your company that includes wireline residential PES (identifying the number of services included) in those exchanges where stand-alone wireline residential PES is not generally available.
103. For each of Bands E, F and G, provide, as applicable, the number of residence NAS provided by your company in forborne exchanges as of 31 December 2009 in each of the following ILEC territories:
a) Bell Aliant NL;
b) Bell Aliant NS;
c) Bell Aliant NB;
d) Bell Aliant PEI;
e) Bell Aliant Central (Ontario and Quebec);
f) Bell Canada;
i) Telus AB;
j) Telus BC;
k) Telus PQ; and
Interrogatory to the Cable Carriers
104. At paragraph 121 of their submission, the Cable Carriers stated the following:
“It is also highly unlikely that competition would result in there being no incumbent local telephone service provider in a SILEC operating territory. A SILEC facing competitive market pressure would likely be able to find another service provider to take over its assets and continue to serve the market.”
Provide your views, with supporting rationale, whether the Commission should establish, as a condition of competitive entry into a small ILEC operating territory, the requirement that the CLEC assume the obligation to serve in the small ILEC’s exchange(s) in the event the small ILEC ceases operations.