Despite the promises sent out by their government in order to improve greater affordability and choice, new reports claim that the Canadians are still being ripped off by the high costs of their subscription by the telecom giants.
Just last year, CRTC, which is the Canadian Radio-Television Telecommunications Commission has released its Communications Monitoring Report of last year, that provides information about the communications sector of the country. It has confirmed that the people of the country are hit with a yearly increase of at least 3.2 percent of the costs of their telecom services, even when the government has kept on promising to lower its prices. It also shows that the country itself still has a very long way to go when it comes to achieving affordable rates on the Internet and mobile phone. Canadians will have to endure and continue paying their high priced usage of their telecom service, not to mention that they have some of the worst data and that subscribing to a greater speed on the broadband Internet is a struggle. The more you upgrade, the more your monthly bills will highly increase along with it, too. However, a growing number of Canadians are going against the cost of the bills that soars higher than the skies, calling all other networks that they are opened to have more independent operations over their services.
It seems that the Canadians are being overcharged and not to mention, under-served by their telecom companies for several years, which is nowhere near the performance of service and costs of their global counterparts. The local economy and the citizens of Canada will suffer more in the following years if the three Big Conglomerates are in control of over 90 percent of the telecom services. It is high time that the decision makers of the country take a huge step forward and confront the dysfunctional and broken telecom market, by opening these markets in order for a new, innovative and affordable services can flourish well in the country.
The report further continues to show that the Canadians’ interest in using online services has increased over the past few years, the problem to it is that the costs for using such service has increased as well. It even gets worse when the telecom giants are just using this to their advantage, exploiting the data’s information on the increased usage of data as a way for them to gain dominance over the market. If you compare it with other countries’ user experience with the Internet, they have far more affordable and flexible plans because they are offered wider choices. Canadians are demanding this to stop.
It is quite unimaginable that amongst the developed countries in the world, Canada is lagging far behind from them all. The high prices over the telecom service subscription is a direct result of how over 90 percent of the broken wireless industry is controlled by the only 3 Telecom conglomerates, and the local Canadians are left with nothing else but to subscribe from them, because they are left with no other options.Read More