|reply to Davesnothere |
Re: Bell Canada's financials and UBB
Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2009-261-7
Notice of hearing 31 May 2010
7900 ..We appealed to Cabinet on the basis that wholesale speed matching rules would affect investment. Clearly Cabinet agreed, otherwise they would have rejected the petition, just as they rejected MTS' petition on the same day seeking to stop ethernet forbearance and seeking more unbundling.
7901 .. I appreciate that you are struggling with the potential impacts of the absence of forced access on ISPs. It is a difficult issue. But your role, respectfully, is not to protect them, and you acknowledge that in paragraph 39 of your essential facilities decision to which TELUS made reference this morning.See More
7902 ..There is ample retail competition. ISPs have options.
7903 ..Cabinet did not ask this Commission to reconsider its own speed matching rule in order to get the same decision back, or worse, a decision with yet more unbundling.
7904 Thank you.
This shoulb be on top of my previous post.
ý6.In referring the decisions back to the Commission for reconsideration, the Governor in Council stated that she considers it material to this reconsideration for the Commission to consider whether
(a) the speed matching requirements unduly diminish the incentives to invest in new network infrastructure in general and, in particular, in markets of different sizes;
(b) in the absence of the speed matching requirements there would be sufficient competition to protect the interests of users;
(c) the respective wholesale obligations imposed on incumbent telephone and cable companies are equitable or represent a competitive disadvantage; and
(d) the impact of these wholesale requirements unduly impairs the ability of incumbent telephone companies to offer new converged services, such as Internet Protocol television (IPTV).
Seems the long term plan is to drive out wholesale isp's so that Bell can sell the indie isp's customers IPTV.