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Over $17,148 for a cell phone bill?

Posted By: Steve MacLellan (blk-137-83-72.eastlink.ca)
Date: Tuesday, 22 March 2011, at 12:38 p.m.

The CBC's Marketplace just released a revealing report called "Canada's Worst Cell Phone Bill" that finds damning evidence that Canadians are being unfairly gouged by big phone and cable companies. See the video below:

What's worse, the phone and cable companies are about to put a pay meter on our Internet use.

This means we're looking at a future where big telecom companies will charge per byte for Internet use, the way they do with smart phones. If we allow this to happen Canadians will have no choice but to pay MUCH more for less Internet. Big phone and cable are obviously trying to gouge consumers, control the Internet market, and ensure that consumers continue to subscribe to their services.

These Big Telecom companies are forcing small competing ISPs to adopt the same pricing scheme, so that we have no choice but to pay these punitive fees.

This will crush innovative services, Canada's digital competitiveness, social progress, and our wallets.

We urgently need to send a clear message to decision makers in Ottawa that we refuse to be gouged by big phone and cable companies. Enough is enough.

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Steve MacLellan

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