Regulatory Recovery Surcharge for Canadian corporations
tgrand at tgrand.com
Tue Mar 14 16:53:39 UTC 2017
I still believe the onus is on them to justify the extension of these costs,
regardless of what was in the agreement.
From: Luke Guillory [mailto:lguillory at reservetele.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:39 AM
To: Todd Grand <tgrand at tgrand.com>
Cc: NANOG <nanog at nanog.org>
Subject: Re: Regulatory Recovery Surcharge for Canadian corporations
I just went back over my email string with one of our transit providers
since I recalled submitting an exempt form for something.
They added the Federal Universal Service Fund Surcharge to our transit link,
odd since this isn't a voice related circuit. This also wasn't on the quote
or anything else, sales tax is assumed but this wasn't. I'm sure it's buried
in an agreement somewhere.
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> On Mar 14, 2017, at 11:30 AM, Todd Grand <tgrand at tgrand.com> wrote:
> In reply to the group as my reply was only to Luke.
> This is why I say, they should need to justify the extension of these
> In my opinion a transit provider should not have any justification to
extend said costs.
> One might suggest that the unjustified extension of these costs could be
construed as fraudulent charges.
> Todd Grand
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Luke Guillory [mailto:lguillory at reservetele.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:08 AM
> To: Todd Grand <tgrand at tgrand.com>
> Cc: Eric Dugas <edugas at unknowndevice.ca>; Graham Johnston
> <johnstong at westmancom.com>; NANOG <nanog at nanog.org>
> Subject: Re: Regulatory Recovery Surcharge for Canadian corporations
> On transit though? We in the US pay all of these types of fees as well
though not on service outside of telephone.
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>> On Mar 14, 2017, at 10:58 AM, Todd Grand <tgrand at tgrand.com> wrote:
>> These costs are related to federal, provincial and/or municipal
>> mandates, programs and requirements such as provincial 9-1-1 fees,
>> spectrum acquisition, licensing charges, and contribution charges to
>> help subsidize telephone service in rural and remote areas. These
>> costs are not taxes or amounts that the government requires carriers
>> to collect. The specific amount of these costs can vary as the
>> fees/costs of government mandates/programs change.
>> I would have them outline what regulatory costs they incur, as they
>> have to justify the extension of these costs, or in my opinion it is
>> a form of fraud.
>> Todd Grand
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces+tgrand=tgrand.com at nanog.org] On
>> Behalf Of Eric Dugas
>> Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:00 AM
>> To: Graham Johnston <johnstong at westmancom.com>
>> Cc: NANOG <nanog at nanog.org>
>> Subject: Re: Regulatory Recovery Surcharge for Canadian corporations
>> From what I've gathered so far, every other carriers that we use are
>> either invoicing us from Canada or outside the US (e.g. Telia from
>> Vancouver, BC and Cogent from Toronto, ON).
>> A couple of minutes after firing my first email, our rep called me to
>> follow up. He'll escalate this as far as he can with his COO and CFO
>> and suggested two scenarios.
>> On Mar 14 2017, at 10:41 am, Graham Johnston
>> <johnstong at westmancom.com>
>>> We don't explicitly pay a charge like this for the transit bandwidth
>> purchase in Toronto from an international carrier, and I doubt that
>> it is built into the cost without any mention of it. I've never heard
>> of such a thing.
>>> Graham Johnston
>> Network Planner
>> Westman Communications Group
>> johnstong at westmancom.com
>>> \-----Original Message-----
>> From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at nanog.org] On Behalf Of Eric Dugas
>> Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 9:04 AM
>> To: NANOG
>> Subject: Regulatory Recovery Surcharge for Canadian corporations
>>> I recently negotiated a new contract with a tier1 for IP transit in
>> just got the invoice. I saw a "new" Regulatory Recovery Surcharge of
>> 10% the MRC (before taxes) that I've never seen before. Do any of my
>> Canadian fellows on this list are paying this outrageous surcharge?
>>> Other than saying "it's in the MSA", our rep, their tax and billing
>> are not useful at all. The actual rate is not specified anywhere in
>> the MSA or in the contract.
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