The CRTC last month ordered Videotron to cease its Unlimited Music service to customers, as of July 19, 2017, part of a ruling axing the practice of differential pricing, where telcos are able to charge different prices for various data streams.
Videotron’s Unlimited Music service allowed customers to stream from music services like Apple Music, without affecting their monthly data plan.
The Quebec carrier has filed a review application this morning with the CRTC, “in order to minimize the impact on customers who are already using the service.”
Videotron says it is now “asking the CRTC to permit measures that would allow customers who are enjoying the service launched two years ago a smooth and advantageous transition.” The company says it “shares the CRTC’s commitment to putting Canadian consumers first.”
Unlimited Music was a service launched by Videotron in the fall of 2015.
What do you think? Should companies be allowed to have differential pricing to offer services like Videotron’s Unlimited Music?