Director of Investigation and Research Competition Act The Market for Internet Services in Alberta Questions for Calgary Internet Service Providers 1. Please provide (i) a list of all companies currently providing Internet services to end-users in the Calgary area at the present time; (ii) if known, the date of entry for each company currently providing Internet services in Calgary; and (iii) the identity of those who are likely to be providing such services within the next 2 years (e.g. cable companies). 2. To what extent are on-line services (e.g. America On-Line, CompuServe, Microsoft On-Line, Prodigy) actual or potential competitors to Internet service providers in Calgary and how do their price/service packages compare with the companies listed in 1(i) above? 3. Please describe in detail what is involved in becoming an Internet provider in Calgary and include a detailed breakdown of the cost of entering this business as a new entrant. 4. With respect to Q.3, how long would it take for a new entrant to become established in business? 5. For each of the firms owned or controlled by the individuals listed in the Statutory Declaration please provide the following: (a) the corporate name of the business; (b) a copy of the company's current price list and service packages for providing Internet services to end users; (c) the size of each business (i.e. a measured by total revenue, # of accounts, # of telephone lines); (d) the latest audited financial statement; (e) the % of total cost accounted for by leasing Centrix Voice Service lines from AGT; (f) a copy of the company's current contract(s) with AGT for access to AGT's network; (g) a copy of all correspondence between the company and AGT regarding the provision of Internet services 6. With the announcement that cable companies intend to offer Internet services over coax at speeds 500 to 1000 times faster than copper twisted pair, is it likely that cable will have advantages over AGT and, if so, what would these be? 7. Will Internet Service Providers be able to access cable coax to sell their services?