Cell phone companies need access to wireless spectrum to provide mobile services. On the eve of a critical new wireless spectrum auction, the Big Three cell phone giants (who already control almost 94% of the market) are trying raise prices by tricking the government into shutting independent competitors out of the market.
They want to block smaller independent cell phone providers from being able to use essential wireless spectrum. These giant phone companies are going so far as to use high-priced lobbyists and one is even using a fake grassroots campaign1.
If the Big Three succeed, they will:
- Squeeze independent providers out of the cell phone market.
- Squeeze Canadians into tighter longer term contracts with disrespectful customer service.
- Squeeze more money out of your wallet every single month through new fees on your bill.
In short, they will kill independent competition and be the only game in town. This scheme will lock Canada behind the rest of the world on mobile communications, cripple essential innovation, limit social progress, and drain your wallet every month.
Canadians already pay some of the highest cell phone fees in the industrialized world and this is going to make it much worse2.
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