Intervention, observation ou réponse de l'intimé / Intervention, comment or answer by respondent

Date reçu / Date Arrived: 2020-10-30

Numéro de processus public / Public Process Number:
Numéro d'intervention / Intervention Number: 18
Demande(s) / Application(s): 2020-0677-5
Cas / Case: 296113

Demande à comparaître à l'audience publique / Request to appear at the public hearing: Non/No
Intimé / Respondent: Non/No

Commentaire / Comment
The price for fiber connected communities is too high. It is being used to subsidize northern communities on satellite. This is especially true on the internet 50 package. If it is OK that one community should subsidize another for cost, then BCE, the owner of NWTel should use it's vast southern profits to subsidize and bring northern internet costs down. Here are some comparable price differences for juxtaposition: https://www.bellmts.ca/personal/internet/packages (%50 -%150 higher)
https://www.sasktel.com/store/browse/Personal/Internet/High-Speed/_/N-satbeg (%100 to $150 higher)
https://www.shaw.ca/internet/plans (%80 to %150 higher)
https://www.telus.com/en/shop/home-services/internet/plans (%80 to %130 higher)

As a business owner in the NWT, I find the cost of doing business to be %30 higher to %80 higher. When we operate under areas that obtain subsidies from the government, we are able to provide services at a cost not more than what the same service rate is in Edmonton. I do not know why a telecom company receiving tens of millions of government subsidy dollars should not be able to provide services at a cost similar to down south. It is unfeasible to think that the government regulator would approve plans with such discrepancy.



Copie envoyée au demandeur et à tout autre intimé si applicable / Copy sent to applicant and to any respondent if applicable: Oui/Yes

Information du client / Client information

Nom / Name: Nathaniel Fillion
Titre / Title: C.E.O.
Au nom de la compagnie / On behalf of company: Fillion Landscapes
Adresse courriel / E-mail address: Fillionlandscapes@gmail.com
Adresse postale / Address: 138 Arden Ave, Yellowknife, NT, Canada
Code postal / Postal code: X1A 3G8
Téléphone / Telephone: 867-447-2809
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