Cable / Telecom News

Skinny Wireless: No love for Big Three’s “joke” low cost data plans


Competition Bureau invokes Sugar Wireless as a model to followGATINEAU – “Generally, the Bureau does not favour price controls. However, the presence of market power in this industry; the natural experiment offered by Sugar Mobile’s attempted entry into the wireless services industry; and the fact that similar LCDO Plans have arisen without government intervention in some foreign jurisdictions informs the Bureau’s view that LCDO Plans can increase economic welfare and consumer choice in Canada’s wireless industry.”So says the Competition Bureau of Canada’s submission to the CRTC about the low-cost data only wireless plans submitted to the Commission in April by...