More Choice. Lower Prices. Better Service.

November 29, 2013
Canadian families work hard for their money, and our government wants them to keep more of it.
Through better use of existing cellphone towers and by taking action to promote at least four wireless providers in every region of the country, our government is making it possible for all Canadians to have access to world-class wireless service they can afford, no matter where they live.
Through increased competition in every region, the Government is working to provide more choices at better prices to Canadian consumers. This will be achieved by:
  • reviewing the policy on spectrum licence transfer requests with the objective of promoting a competitive environment;
  • expanding and extending the requirement for companies to provide roaming to competitors, thereby increasing competition;
  • strengthening cell tower sharing rules to further reduce proliferation and deliver better services;
  • ensuring at least four providers in every region can acquire spectrum in the upcoming 700 MHz spectrum auction, to start on November 19, 2013, as part of the Licensing Framework for this spectrum.

Wireless services are changing our families, our work, and our economy.

Our government’s priority is to provide greater wireless coverage at better rates for consumers.
Our government is clearly committed to encouraging competition in the wireless market so that Canadian families will benefit from cutting-edge technologies and services at affordable prices.

I believe the basis of a strong economy is a competitive marketplace and consumer choice. We will continually review the regulations and policies that apply to the wireless telecommunications sector to promote at least four wireless providers in every region of the country so that Canadian consumers benefit from competition.

For more information on Canada’s Wireless Policy, Click Here