Finally, there’s some good news for Canadians on the telecom front.
Minister of Industry James Moore announced today that the wireless spectrum in Canada is being expanded and opened up to more competition.
He said in Vancouver today that the government will be making more of the spectrum available via auction to companies – 60 per cent more, in fact.
“Spectrum is essential to power our wireless devices, and our government is making it more available than ever before,” Moore said in a press release. “The end result is that Canadians will benefit from more competition, lower prices and better service in our wireless sector. The Harper Government is committed to delivering competitively-priced wireless services on the latest technologies.”
In order to open up the market to more than the three main players in the Canadian telecom scene, 25 per cent of the available wireless spectrum will be reserved for telecom companies outside of the “big three.”
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