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CRTC: how to make itself relevant again

I have a modest proposal for the CRTC on how to invigorate the Canadian mobile telecommunications market without resorting to foreign ownership.

CRTC should (on instruction by parliament if necessary):

Force telcos to have separate plans for a) subsidized phones, b) paid-for phones.

Force 700Mhz auction to be split among all current companies (Wind fixing any issues of ownership first) in such a way that no company gets shut out of a market due to the big 3.

Force bidders in 700Mhz auctions to agree to hand off calls between companies (roaming) seamlessly.

Those things alone would _really_ shake up the future Canadian mobile market by allowing phones to work between any and all carriers.

THERE's your competition, simple.