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Alphabeatic: Canada still leads in high wireless prices

Wireless savings? Not for now. Canadians' wallets are still hurting.  Article by Peter Nowak for Alphabeatic With the CRTC’s decision this week to forego implementing rules that would have allowed small companies to share the networks of bigger players, the regulator and government are both now pinning their hopes for wireless savings on newer competitors building infrastructure that’s strong enough to challenge the likes of Bell, Rogers and Telus.

Will it work? Perhaps some day. Has it worked so far? Not if continually rising prices from the Big Three are any indication.

Here’s how Finland-based telecommunications consultancy Rewheel sees wireless data pricesaround the world:

The federal government continues to claim that its policies, which are geared toward establishing more so-called facilities-based competition, have lowered prices by 22 per cent since 2008.

That may or may not be true, but it doesn’t matter a lick given the charts above. Canada still has the most expensive wireless data in the world.

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