Thursday, February 11, 2010

CRTC Is Concerned

The Canadian Radio and Television Commission (CRTC) released a report which confirms that telephone and TV costs are rising out of control. Well, duh! is all I can say. This situation was inevitable in a deregulated market with a grand total only four suppliers, who do not even compete with each other in every region of the country. Of course, it doesn't help that the CRTC agrees to almost everything that Bell, Rogers, Telus, and Shaw wants.

It is possible to get out of this mess but it requires the Federal government to change the regulations. Fortunately, Minister Of Industry Tony Clement understands the need for changes. Unfortunately, we have a minority government that is acting like yahoos, so those changes are not going to happen before the next election.

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