OTTAWA – Canada’s telecommunications regulator says the country’s three national wireless carriers have agreed to offer a “broad range” of lower-cost, data-only plans within 90 days.
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has been negotiating with the companies since receiving criticism about the price of their initial proposals for data-only plans.
The regulator had ordered Bell, Rogers and Telus to come up with data-only plans that it said would fill a void in the market.
The CRTC now says the plans will range from as low as $15 per month for 250 megabytes of data to $30 per month for one gigabyte of data (1,000 megabytes).
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The regulator says it will monitor the implementation and availability of plans by Bell Mobility, Rogers and Telus over the coming months to ensure that the companies honour their commitments.
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