No, yyzlhr. That is not it at all.
This is in regards to regulation wireless on a consumer level. Speeds and price are not going to be regulated.
Basically Rogers had zero choice in the matter. The gouging of their very own customers has got to the point where there will now be regulation where none has existed before.
Rogers was faced with provinces creating their own consumer laws to protect their citizens (like what Quebec and Manitoba have done, And Nova Scotia was about to do).
Rogers on the other hand was trying to hide consumer issues. Going to far as to file with the CRTC that the CRTC should "expunge" (hide from the public) what the Quebec consumers union started at the CRTC.
Rogers is far, *very far* from being open, honest and transparent in that puff piece "abitbent" posted. And far, very far, from telling the truth about how they support it.
The reality is that they had *no choice*. They have fought tooth and nail not to make consumer issues public and to hide them from the public. But there is just so much dirt they can hide.
Thus, the reason why they are now going to be regulated.
So, yyzlhr, it has absolutely nothing to do what what you said.
This is nothing about Rogers wanting to be fair. It's a crack down on their underhandedness and unfairness.
Rogers is trying to play people as fools by creating these media puff pieces. It's all fluff.
And of course they support the "CWTA Draft Code", as stated in the article. The CWTA (who is a mobile sock-puppet organization for Rogers, Bell and Telus) was all in favour and supporting Rogers when Rogers filed to hide the consumer issues from the public with the CRTC.
You have it all wrong here.
Do you think a government brings in regulation for no reason at all? Seriously? Just to promote openness? Really?
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Because what I see is them talking out of both sides of their mouths.
More like trying to hide from the truth with make-believe press releases.
And you can bet your last and bottom dollar that whatever the sock-puppet CWTA filed will be the bare minimum and will not stop all rip-off practices employed by Rogers.