Canada launched an official review into Bell, Rogers, and Telus and they want Canadian’s feedback about them.
Today in Ottawa, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) officially launched a review into Bell, Rogers, and Telus in order to find out more about Canada’s mobile market. Specifically, they are looking at competition in the market and also affordability.
These two elements have been the source of many complaints from Canadians who claim that big carriers like Bell, Rogers, and Telus have a monopoly on the mobile networks in Canada and therefore can jack up their prices since they are in complete control. The CRTC is now looking into the companies to see if those claims are actually true.
In an official review that launched from Ottawa today, the CRTC said that they will “examine the state of the mobile wireless market and whether further action is required to improve choice and affordability for Canadians.” They will specifically look at the big carriers in Canada which are Bell, Rogers, and Telus.
In a news release about the review today, CRTC Chairperson and CEO Ian Scott said, “While the wireless industry has grown and evolved over the last few years, progress has been slow in certain areas. We are concerned as to whether the needs of Canadians are being fully met. We want to ensure that all Canadians benefit from a robust and competitive mobile wireless market that provides a choice of affordable and innovative services.”