Interventions Phase 2: Intervenor 569

Document Name: 2015-134.226947.2539562.Interventions Phase 2(1$fj#01!).html

There isn't enough competition in our telecommunications market. With only three major companies, the market is essentially a monopsony. We can observe this with the quasi identical products offered with similar rates and prices. These companies have little incentive to innovate and update their infrastructure and continue to increase prices, act in a non-competitive way (only Shaw has recently disrupted the status quo by entering the Ontarian market). The fact that Bell & Rogers joined forced to buy Maple Leafs entertainment should have been a red flag. I'm not saying that they're in collusion, but they rarely go after each other's customers, prefering instead to dominate their current markets. With the internet and internet services becoming more important in all aspects of daily life, having an updated infrastructure with good speeds would allow Canada to remain competitive at the world stage. I've included a picture comparing the prices of internet services across many Western nations and Canada routinely is amongst the more expensive options. Especially when you consider that most of the Canadian population lives within a hundred kilometers of the US border, claiming that the population is too spread out and increases the cost of infrastructure is an outright lie. Raisons pour comparaitre / Reasons for appearanceTopics to discuss : lack of competition, monopsony, similar prices, the importance of competition to increase quality of service, complacency and how this kills innovation and makes people hate your business the reason : So I can get time to doresearch and get numbers and proof to back my claims