Confirmed: Shaw rings in 2015 by charging higher prices for slower Internet
Tabish continued, “Shaw’s arrogance shows what happens when our decision-makers create rules that let telecom giants block Canadians from competing services. The rules are stacked in their favour through years of coddling from regulators. Canadians are already paying some of the highest prices in the industrialized world for what is widely recognized as terrible service. This has to change so smaller, independent ISPs can offer lower prices and better service on a level playing-field with the giants.”
In December, OpenMedia presented the voices of over 30,000 Canadians at a crucial CRTC hearing that would determine the future of affordable Internet access in Canada. The outcomes of the hearing will determine whether smaller independent providers can operate on a level playing field with Canada’s large ISPs. At the moment, a handful of large incumbent telecom companies control over 90% of the residential broadband market.
Canadians are calling on decision-makers to rein in the telecom giants at UnblockCanada.ca