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U.S. DoJ Investigating AT&T and Verizon Over Claims of Collusion

According to a new report from The New York Times, AT&T and Verizon are being actively investigated by the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) over a claims of collusion. Both telecoms, in addition to the G.S.M.A, a mobile standards-setting group, are being subject to an antitrust investigation over potential coordination to hinder customers from...

Rogers Warns Relaxed Foreign Investment Rules Would Hurt Canada

Verizon is back. Well, not literally, but behind the statements of Canada's No. 1 wireless carrier, Rogers. It seems like two red carriers don't have a place in the country. Or at least foreign investment won't bring any benefits for Canadian wireless subscribers; instead, it would transform the country into nothing more than a "branch...

Canada Would Benefit From New Wireless Competition Says Carleton Professor

Dwayne Winseck, a professor in the school of journalism and communication at Carleton University, has released a new study saying that Canada should welcome cellular firms to better serve Canadians. The report comes from new commercials by the federal government urging for more wireless competition in Canada. The Ottawa Citizen reports, Winseck says that more...

Verizon Hires Consultant To Lobby Ottawa, But Not Planning To Enter Canada

According to a new entry in the federal lobbyist registry, the U.S. wireless giant Verizon Communications Inc. has hired a consultant to lobby the federal government on telecom policy. However, the company has revealed that the move is related to "serving its existing U.S. customers" and not to set up shop as Canada’s fourth major wireless provider, the Financial Post...

Ottawa: ‘Fair for Canada’ Campaign was Motivated by Fear of Verizon

Speaking with the Globe and Mail, Industry Minister James Moore stepped up Ottawa's ongoing battle with incumbent carriers, saying their "Fair for Canada" campaign was motivated entirely by fear of Verizon as competition, rather than a campaign to stand up for Canadians. Rogers, TELUS and Bell argued Ottawa's wireless policies were 'unfair' and contained 'loopholes'...

Verizon CEO Blames Press for Hyping Up Canadian Expansion Plans

After crushing the hearts of many Canadians yesterday when news broke Verizon was not interested in Canada anymore, CEO Lowell McAdam said today the press was to blame for creating more buzz than what was actually happening in reality, during a Tuesday morning conference call, reports the Globe and Mail: “Look, I just have to...

Big 3 Ad: Verizon Spectrum Bid Same as Selling Half of Canada’s Water [PIC]

The latest ad created by Rogers, Telus and Bell as part of their 'Fair for Canada' ad campaign against the Federal government's wireless rules, compares the selling of wireless spectrum to a "foreign corporation" (i.e. Verizon) as the equivalent to selling half of Canada's water. Check it out below: The ad says the wireless spectrum...