High-speed Internet and cellular services are essential in 2019.
But Canadians pay some of the highest prices in the world for service that’s far from reliable – all while the telecom companies rake in billions in profits and subsidies. For decades, Liberals and Conservatives have let these corporate giants take advantage of Canadians.
We need a government with the courage to stand up to telecom companies. That’s why the
New Democrats will:
1. Introduce a price cap on internet cellphone and Internet bills.
2. Require companies to provide a basic plan for wireless and broadband services.
3. End data caps for broadband Internet and mandate unlimited data plans at affordable rates for wireless.
4. Create a Telecom Consumers’ Bill of Rights to protect Canadians from price-gouging and outrageous sales tactics.
It’s time for a government that puts people ahead of telecom company profits.