TekSavvy’s ‘Pay Less’ campaign pushes CRTC to lower phone, Internet bills
By: Ted Kritsonis
April 24, 2019
As an alternative Internet provider, TekSavvy has pushed for public pressure on Ottawa to make changes that would effectively lower consumers’ bills.
Such is the Canadian wireless and telecom landscape that one company — a smaller, yet growing one — is spearheading the latest effort to get the CRTC (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission) to make it more competitive against established incumbents.
We’ve been down this road before. The “Big 3,” as Rogers, Bell and Telus are often lumped together, account for 90 per cent of the mobile market. Along with Shaw and Quebecor, the five account for over two-thirds of home Internet customers. The CRTC’s latest report covering the country’s mobile market paints a picture of cartels that have, more or less, carved out the market in three almost-equal fiefdoms.
That kind of market domination is wh..Read More