Proposed changes will reduce telecommunication options for Canadians
For Immediate Release
Vancouver, April 6, 2008
Bell Canada is heading to court to reduce the amount of competition it faces in the phone and Internet services market. For a decade now, the CRTC has mandated that Bell allow third-party companies to rent its network, serving the public interest by encouraging competition and improving telecommunication services. An appeal filed by Bell with the Federal Court of Canada on Wednesday seeks to change that. If their appeal is successful, it could jeopardize smaller phone and internet service providers in Canada.