Industry Minister James Moore has announced the outcome of the AWS-3 wireless spectrum auction. Proactive spectrum rules appear to have ensured independent providers have the infrastructure they need to expand services
For Immediate Release
March 6, 2014 – Industry Minister James Moore has just announced the outcome of the key AWS-3 wireless spectrum auction that took place on March 3, 2015. Due in part to rules set up to increase choice for Canadians, independent cell phone service Wind successfully obtained an important portion of spectrum in this auction. Wind grew it’s spectrum assets by 180% in Alberta, BC, and Ontario. According to Industry Canada, Canada’s new wireless competitors increased their spectrum holdings by 107% on average.
Posted by Eva Prkachin on Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 16:42
Thanks to community member Ben Klass, the CRTC ruled that Canadian wireless companies can't slow down competing services in favour of their own - a huge step towards securing mobile net neutrality in this country. Check out this great Q and A about what keeps Ben fighting for the open Internet.
Posted by Eva Prkachin on Friday, January 23, 2015 - 16:18
Goodbye, 30-day cancellation notices! Don't let the door hit you on the way out!
Article by the CBC
Canadians no longer have to give a 30-day notice to cancel or change their television, internet or landline telephone service, the CRTC says.
In a release, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission said it is "prohibiting television service providers from requiring that Canadians give 30 days' notice prior to cancelling these services."
In response to outcry for Canadians, Industry Canada has taken steps to ensure Canadians have greater access to affordable, independent wireless providers
December 18, 2014 – Industry Minister James Moore has announced new measures aimed at improving wireless service for Canadians. OpenMedia welcomes the announcement, which will reserve a larger section of valuable wireless spectrum for new, independent, affordable providers than ever before. The changes aim to increase the amount of spectrum available to independent providers from around 15% currently to nearly 25% by May 2015.