Quebecor today responded to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) decision on wholesale wireless services and welcomed the move to regulate roaming rates as a step in the right direction. Quebecor shares the CRTC’s goal of offering Canadian consumers more competition and greater freedom of choice.
Quebecor intends to actively participate in the regulatory process established by the CRTC and hopes that it will be completed quickly. The final rates set by the CRTC will be decisively important for the viability of genuine competition.
Quebecor is pleased to note that the CRTC decision favours mobile carriers that invest in their own state-of-the-art facilities for the benefit of Canadian consumers. Through its Videotron subsidiary, Quebecor has invested more than $2 billion in its mobile network since 2008 and created thousands of good jobs.