said by Guspaz:
In 2012-636 (»crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2012/2012-636.htm), CNOC requested that the CRTC require incumbents to provide the 10 gig access. The CRTC ruled:
72. With respect to CNOCs request to require all incumbents who have not already done so to file tariff proposals for 10 GE interface ports, the Commission determines that all incumbents with WHSA services that do not currently offer 10 GE and support 10 gigabit-per-second transmission speeds in the provisioning of their own services should be required to do so once an independent service provider makes a firm request for such service.
If incumbents are not using 10GbE (or OC192 and beyond) within their own network then they are being seriously retarded... the CRTC definitely should not have been this vague about it.
Looks like the new chairman and his crew still have lots of catching-up to do with ~10 years old technology. Even if incumbents could prove that they use mostly 1GbE, this is so outdated they would deserve a kick in the pants for not refreshing their equipment sooner. IIRC, this sort of equipment is on a 6-years amortization schedule, so the last of Bell's 1GbE-only gear should have been phased out 3-4 years ago. (Except for DSLAMs which are still mostly 1GbE today.)