Internet Prices

Bell CEO Says Canada’s Wireless Prices are ‘Going Down’

Bells' President and CEO, Mirko Bibic, defended Canada's high prices for both wireless and fixed broadband internet in a recent interview with SaltWire. Bibic didn't shy away from the fact that Canada has some of the highest internet prices in the world. "Our prices are certainly not the lowest in the world and I’ll never...

Internet Prices in Canada Have Consistently Gone Up Since CRTC’s 2019 Wholesale Rates Ruling: Report

Consulting firm Wall Communications recently published its federal government-commissioned annual Canadian telecom report for 2022, revealing that internet prices in the country have consistently and considerably increased since 2019. Internet pricing has gone up across almost all "baskets," which are Wall's categories of internet connections according to the offered download speeds and data allowances. Level...

100GB Cellphone Plan Overseas is Cheaper than 50GB in Canada, Says Govt. Report

According to consulting firm Wall Communications' annual telecom report commissioned by the federal government, fixed broadband internet pricing went up by up to 13.4% between 2019 and 2021 in Canada. Wall Communications divides available service packages into "levels" for its annual analysis. From 2019 to 2021, almost every level of fixed internet service saw its...

TekSavvy Says Justin Trudeau ‘Must Fire’ CRTC Chair Ian Scott

In a massive blow to competition among Canadian telcos that invited unprecedented backlash from consumer groups, the CRTC ruled to reverse wholesale internet rates it lowered in 2019 back to the higher 2016 figures earlier this week. According to a blog post from TekSavvy, the Chatham, Ontario, based regional telecommunications operator is now demanding that the...