OpenMedia Launches Petition to Support Greater Wireless Options in Canada

OpenMedia has launched a petition to provide Canadians with greater wireless options. Big telecoms are using legal loopholes in order to try and block customers from using affordable alternatives to their wireless networks.

Rogers and Bell have been battling to try and stop new affordable cell provider Sugar Mobile, which offers plans that cost as little as $19 per month, from offering their services to Canadians. The large Canadian wireless providers want to ensure that customers have no choice aside from their expensive services.

In Canada, the ‘Big Three’ (Rogers, Bell and Telus) control approximately 90 percent of the mobile market. These carriers are forcing us to pay some of the highest wireless rates in the world. OpenMedia’s petitions wants to stop these large telecoms from killing the few affordable options we have.

OpenMedia’s petition will be submitted to the CTRC on March 17. You can sign the petition from this link and tell the CRTC: “Do not cave to Big Telecom’s demands. Stop these giants from blocking innovative and affordable MVNO providers.”

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