It looks like Big Three telecom giants are fighting hard to maintain their stranglehold over our wireless market, and over Canadians’ wallets. The Big Three have been on the back foot since pressure from tens of thousands of Canadians won positive new customer protection rules last year, along with a clear government commitment to increase choice and lower prices.
Now Big Telecom is pushing back. They’re sitting on huge piles of cash after years of price-gouging Canadians with some of the highest prices in the industrialized world. It seems they’ve been using that money to hire expensive Ottawa lobbyists to (Read more…)
The city of Mannheim will be testing a new kind of electric bus which can be charged wirelessly. Bombardier, who makes the buses, is hoping to prove that using electric buses can be cheaper and more efficient than current models. Every time the bus stops to pickup or drop off passengers a device beneath the street will use wireless power to recharge batteries on the bus.
Two buses outfitted with special batteries will get charged by underground induction energy transfer stations each time they stop along the route.
Bombardier spokesman Marc Laforge said the technology could be attractive for governments
When several senior representatives from Telus asked us to meet with them we knew immediately what we wanted the meeting to include: direct citizen stories about disrespectful and expensive cell… . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: You told us, we told them: A report-back from our meeting with Telus
In a report released last week, Canada’s cell phone services received the notable dishonour of having the most complaints out of any telecommunications service.
It’s time for these concerns with our broken telecom market to be addressed by the CRTC. Share your story through our online tool CellPhoneHorrorStory.ca and let’s work towards a wireless code that benefits Canadians.
Article by Omid Ghoreishi for The Epoch Times
Complaints about telecom services rose again this year, with wireless services topping the list of complaints for the fourth consecutive time, according to Canada’s Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS).
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