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wy COGECO January 11, 2019 By email: f¢.btir-elmrt.ic@canada.ca ‘The Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel cfo innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 235 Queen Street, 1st Floor Ottawa, Ontario K14 OHS RE: Review of the Canadian Communications Legislative Framework — Call for Comments - Cageco's written submission Dear members of the Legislative Review Panel Cogeco inc, (‘Cogeco’), on behalf ofits subsidiaries Cogeco Connexion inc. and Cogeco Media ine., hereby submits its comments in response to the call for comments of the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel {the "Panel’) regarding the review of the Canadian communications legislative framework ‘Should there be a reply phase, Cogeco will be pleased to file additional written submissions commenting on independent research and empirical evidence commissioned or gathered by the Review Panel following the Expert Panel's preliminary report Yours truly, ave! nhac Dorval VP, Regulatory Affairs and Copyright Cogeco inc Ce: Philippe Jetté, Cogeco Communications inc Ken Smithare, Cogeco Connexion Inc. Michel Lovrain, Cogeco Media Ine. tne) Lacey tr Re cero {A-2018-01014) - Page: 198 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Consultation on the Review of the Canadian Communications Legislative Framework Comments of Cogeco Inc. January 11, 2019 4)- Page: 199 TABLE OF CONTENTS PART | - INTRODUCTION Deployment 3 Competition, novation and afodaity 5 Funding fr broacband development 5 PART Il- BROADCASTING 10 Competition inthe Broadcasting seco ‘0 Updating the notion a broadcasting in an open and ching commuriatons landscape 3 Dscoverabily of Canadian content 3 Democracy, News and Ctzenshp 7 PART IV IMPROVING THE RIGHTS OF THE DIGITAL CONSUMER 8 PARTY - CONGLUSION, 1 APPENOIKA APPENOKE i APPENDIKC i {A-2018-01014)- Page: 200