For nearly half a decade, the CRTC’s wholesale policies have been stuck and independent internet competitors like TekSavvy await necessary building blocks for competition: final and certain wholesale rates and access to essential new facilities like fibre.
Ottawa's new policy direction will hold the CRTC accountable for putting consumers first, and promoting competition that will lower prices, offer service innovations, and real choices. Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash
Canadians differ in their views on many topics; that’s what makes our democracy function. But one statement that all Canadians can get behind is that we pay way too much to stay connected.
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