Cable & Telecom

Cope: “Just get rid of” foreign investment restrictions; Bell can “compete with anyone”

TORONTO – One could get a sense (even via webcast) of the frustration Bell Canada and BCE CEO George Cope feels after a summer’s worth of wireless industry bickering. Tensions between the big three wireless players, the federal government and Canadians in general have rarely been higher, thanks to some serious differences of opinion on wireless policy (we’re not going to link all the background we’ve done here, just search our web site for the word “Verizon”.) It’s been a time-consuming, tiring few months featuring back and forth public relations campaigns to either battle against or support which would have...