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Canadians Pay The Highest Rates For Wireless Data, And The US Is About To Follow Suit

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Jan 28, 2019 9:45 AM 2+ mon ago

Canadians Pay The Highest Rates For Wireless Data, And The US Is About To Follow Suit

However bad American broadband and wireless service can be, generally speaking Canadians have it worse. Plagued by the same sort of revolving door regulator approach taken in the US, Canada pretty routinely makes an even poorer showing than the United States when it comes to broadband pricing, availability, and service quality. And, just like the United States, Canada's solution is often to appoint industry lobbyists to positions of power, who immediately get to work making things worse for their entrenched incumbent pals. Here in the States that's Ajit Pai; in Canada it's Ian Scott.

Needless to say, installing revolving door industry sycophants to solve problems the industry refuses to even acknowledge doesn't work out particularly well for consumers, competition, startups, or innovation in general -- as consumers and small businesses run face first into entirely unnecessary usage constraints. Constraints made ...

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