said by Teddy Boom:
Aha, their "rationale" for it:
With regard to monthly access rates (without usage), Telecom Regulatory Policy 2011-703 (TRP 2011-703) approved a rate of $21.00 for monthly access for 25 Mbps speed. However, rates for 35, 45 and 150 Mbps speeds were not set in that Decision.
That's almost funny. They are saying that because Express is as good as Extreme used to be, now TPIAs should pay the Extreme price for everything.
The other week we touched on upcoming events at the CRTC. See: »Re: The end of ####?
That's why here I stated they are playing a game:
»Re: CNOC Files w/ CRTC Against Rogers
This very regulatory policy, 2011-703, is up for review starting some time this year and into 2013.
The whole thing should be trashed by the CRTC since Rogers is gaming the system and this will leave the resellers in limbo till who knows when (sometime in 2013).
So Rogers is saying:
A) Accept it, pay, and you have less than a month to move everything to aggregated. Oh and BTW, looks like you will have to send a notice out to all your customers that their modems may no longer be any good along with a price hike.
B) Do nothing, and... well, you know, your customers will leave you since we will offer double the speed for less cost.
Meanwhile the CRTC & Rogers already knows 2011-703 is going to be dealt with and costing is going to be revealed and likely lowered (CRTC chair even stated costing will be challenged).
What JF wrote is bang on. For someone just jumping into it now it's a learning curve to follow. Even for people who followed all this like some of us here, it takes you for a loop.
This is nothing less than Rogers gaming the system and maybe trying to get a foot hold for the Xmas rush (if that exists with internet).
It's pretty evil.