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CRTC asks if incumbent networks should have MVNO set-asides

Ahead of its wireless review hearing, the CRTC is asking Canadian telecoms to answer a long list of questions related to the government’s new policy directive to the regulator to enhance competition and affordability. That includes the question of whether the CRTC should set-aside incumbent network...


Eastlink intros device switching after one year

Bragg Communications Inc.’s Eastlink is bringing in a program that encourages customers to upgrade their phones after 12 months -- bucking an industry trend of switching at the end of the standard two-year contract term.  The “easyUP” program will allow users to return their existing device and...

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