Rogers outage - House of Commons INDU hearing

Victor Kuarsingh victor at
Tue Jul 26 02:39:09 UTC 2022

Let's see how this goes.  A political hearing will (IMO) likely not resolve
in the identification of core technical issues nor meaningful changes to
avoid what was experienced on July 8th.   A third party conducting a real
technical investigation is likely the way to find a RCA and set of


Victor K

On Mon, Jul 25, 2022 at 8:56 PM Sean Donelan <sean at> wrote:

> Canada is part of North America, and may be of interest to NANOG.
> Rogers had a nationwide outage on July 8, 2022.  The House of Commons
> held a hearing today (July 25, 2022) on the outage and invited the Rogers
> CEO, other company CEOs, regulators and academics to testify.
> Recording of the House of Commons INDU hearing
> Rogers CEO Tony Staffieri said the company now plans to physically
> separate its wireless and internet networks to ensure more redundancy in
> the future. Company estimates it will cost at least $250 million.
> Rogers still plans to complete the proposed $26-billion acquisition of
> Shaw.  The CEO claimed the greater scale of the merged companies would
> allow Rogers to create seperate wireless and internet networks faster.
> CRTC chairperson said that reliability and competition are separate
> issues.
> Department of Industry
> • Simon Kennedy, Deputy Minister
> • Éric Dagenais, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Spectrum and
> Telecommunications Sector
> • Mark Schaan, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategy and Innovation
> Policy Sector
> Rogers Communications Inc.
> • Tony Staffieri, President and Chief Executive Officer
> • Ron McKenzie, Chief Technology and Information Officer
> • Ted Woodhead, Chief Regulatory Officer and Government Affairs
> Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
> • Ian Scott, Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer
> • Fiona Gilfillan, Executive Director, Telecommunications
> • Michel Murray, Director, Dispute Resolution and Regulatory
> Implementation, Telecommunications
> As an individual
> • Michael Geist, Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-Commerce Law,
> Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa
> • Ben Klass, PhD Candidate, Carleton University, Senior Research
> Associate, Canadian Media Concentration Research Project
> • Dwayne Winseck, Professor, Carleton University, Director, Global Media
> and Internet Concentration Project
> Public Interest Advocacy Centre
> • John Lawford, Executive Director and General Counsel
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