Consumers compare plans, and cell phone dealers offer $48/month phone plans that cost around $90 from major carriers in many provinces.
Most major cable companies have been slow and hesitant to share details about the new basic package which has been introduced at the insistence of the CRTC.
Rogers Media, a unit of Rogers Communications Inc., has agreed to pay a $200,000 fine to the CRTC for allegedly sending unsolicited e-mail advertisements.
Rogers Communications Inc said it expects to test new high-speed 5G wireless networks in Toronto, Ottawa and other select cities over the next year.
A media coalition is urging the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission create a website-blocking system while critics claim it will endanger net-neutrality. A group of more than 25 organizations including Bell, Rogers, Quebecor and the CBC, have come together to urge Canada’s telecom regulator to create an anti-piracy website blocking system, according to media reports.
TV viewers have had many expectations from the new packages, however their hopes could be short lived and the new package looks like it will actually cause some disappointments among those who were seeking to take advantage of it.