Cable & Telecom

OPINION: The Videotron Effect

By Pierre Karl Péladeau, president and CEO of Quebecor, who is set to appear before the House industry committee today in the Rogers-Shaw hearing In 2007, under the leadership of the late Jim Prentice, the government of Canada decided on a competitive policy in the wireless industry for the benefit of Canadians. If the Big 3 had not been required to allow access to their networks at that time, Videotron would not have been able to substantially reduce wireless prices within its historical footprint and invest $3.5 billion to build out its own network, innovate, and offer Quebecers bundled multiservice...