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Wasn't the telcos all "Crown" corporations?

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If not now, they were in the past. So all these issues would be because you elected them?

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In reply to: Wasn't the telcos all "Crown" corporations?

You are talking about Canada?

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Nah, Just B.C.

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BCTel, BCHydro, etc. Only lived there 8 years. Long enough to be amazed at the devilish antics.

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Not all telcos were

In reply to: Wasn't the telcos all "Crown" corporations?

Of the three major cell phone carriers in Canada, only 1 I believe was ever a crown corporation for traditional telephone service - Telus in the west - and the other was a government-sanctioned monopoly - Bell Canada in the east. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

Rogers, on the other hand, has never been a traditional telco. They originally were in the cable TV business in Ontario (as Rogers Cable) and later expanded into the cell phone business, finally expanding into home VoIP service just a few years ago.

Most people would agree that the lack of competition in Canada's cell phone market is the direct result of the CRTC allowing 3 large companies to create and maintain a triopoly(?). Back in the 90's and early 2000's there were other competitors, the most well known being Fido. Unfortunately Fido was swallowed up by Rogers a few years ago and now operates as a separate brand for Rogers with the same expensive pricing. Hopefully things will start to change when new carriers start using the new spectrum the CRTC is selling off.

Just my thoughts.

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