CRTC Wants Canadian Consumers to Help Save the Wireless Industry

Posted by Techvibes NewsDesk

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is seeking feedback from Canadian consumers on how to make our nation's wireless industry a better place.

The national regular announced this week that it will hold a public hearing to develop a code designed to protect cellphone users from confusing contracts and misleading marketing.

“Our goal is to make sure that Canadians have the tools they need to make informed choices in a competitive marketplace,” CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais said in a news release.

“From price-gouging to tight contracts, Canadians have been targeted by unfair practices for a long time,” OpenMedia.ca Executive Director Steve Anderson said. “We already pay some of the highest cell phone fees and are forced into some of the most punitive, long-term contracts in the industrialized world. We’re pleased the CRTC is making plans to protect Canadians.”

The CRTC will be accepting comments from today until November 20. The public hearing will begin January 28, 2013.

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is an independent public organization that regulates and supervises the Canadian broadcasting and telecommunications systems. The CRTC does not regulate newspapers, magazines, cell phone rates, the quality of service and business practices of cell phone companies, or the quality and content of TV and radio programs. As an independent... more


Related Articles


blog comments powered by Disqus

Techvibes NewsDesk

Techvibes NewsDesk

Techvibes is Canada's leading technology media property.Founded in 2002, Techvibes covers technology and business news that impacts Canadians. We combine breaking local news with international coverage to deliver a unique balance of insight and information. The Techvibes Newsdesk covers a broad beat and publishes general news stories. If you have a story you would like covered, email... more



Who's Hiring



Recent Comments

Powered by Disqus