Boris Mann

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The Travesty of Canadian Mobile Data Rates

Write to your MP. The CRTC needs to be taken out and shot*
Originally uploaded by Tom Purves.

Update: I redid the graph to look at 1GB usage and look at just the 4 Canadian carriers. Fido and Rogers come in at a whopping $4100 per month, and Telus, who I've long dismissed, is actually really competitive.

Canadian Mobile Data Rate Costs (1GB)

Much like Net Neutrality, this story needs to get spread. This pricing structure is stifling mobile innovation in Canada. I would argue that it is causing carriers to lose money in the short as well as long term.

There are groups like Mobile Muse and others like that are doing innovative stuff. Locked away in research labs or funding short trials, because no one else can afford the data rates.