Government spectrum transfer decision will stop Telus from taking over assets set aside for new affordable mobile services for Canadians

OpenMedia.ca commends Industry Minister response to citizen campaign for choice and affordability in cell phone market, calls for more clarity

VANCOUVER, June 4, 2013 /CNW/ - OpenMedia.ca is welcoming today's government announcement that it will continue to set aside valuable wireless spectrum for new entrants - a decision that should help level the playing friend for independent providers and large incumbent telecom conglomerates. However the citizen group says Canadians want to see more clarity from the Minister regarding Rogers' plan to obtain spectrum set aside for new independent mobile services for Canadians. The Rogers plan breaks Industry Canada rules and the Industry Minister has still not committed to putting a stop to it.

Read more: http://openmedia.ca/news/government-spectrum-transfer-decision-will-stop-telus-taking-over-assets-set-aside-new-affordable-mo

SOURCE: OpenMedia.ca

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David Christopher
Communications Coordinator, OpenMedia.ca
1-778-232-1858
david@openmedia.ca

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