Cable & Telecom

CRTC confirms it is studying international roaming prices after minister concern about increases

By Ahmad Hathout OTTAWA – The head of the CRTC has confirmed Thursday that the regulator is examining the issue of high international roaming rates charged by the country’s wireless carriers, following a letter this week from the innovation minister asking it to look into the matter. “We are taking action and have already started comparing the international roaming rates available to us with those available in other countries,” said CRTC head Vicky Eatrides in the Thursday letter to Innovation Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne. “Our preliminary results confirm what many Canadians are feeling – that international roaming rates we pay are...