Independent Internet service provider TekSavvy has today credited the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for its “consumer-friendly moves” while announcing that it has lowered bills and upgraded packages for hundreds of thousands of internet subscribers across Canada.
Last month, the CRTC ordered big telcos like Bell Canada and Rogers to repay the amounts they had overcharged smaller competitors during the past three years, dating back to 2016. The decision, according to TekSavvy, will allow 85% of its subscribers to enjoy reduced prices or upgraded, unlimited data plans on their next monthly bill.
“We’re happy to be able to pass these benefits on to our customers as we continue our investments in wireless LTE and fibre networks,” said TekSavvy CEO Marc Gaudrault, in an issued statement to iPhone in Canada.
“The impact of the rate inflation was devastating to competitors and an unjust windfall for the big telcos. For years, we struggled to compete and lost out on many opportunities to invest in our own networks, our businesses, and innovations,” added Andy Kaplan-Myrth, VP Regulatory & Carrier Affairs.
“We appreciate our customers sticking with TekSavvy and today’s announcement is just the first step while we continue to assess the CRTC’s final rates decision,” said Kaplan-Myrth.
TekSavvy is currently Canada’s largest independent telecom service company with over 300,000 customers across the country.