Posted Aug 15 '13 @ 3:06 PM
From what I've heard though it's our government that wants them in Canada. However, I've also heard this is connected with rumors that the smaller networks are gonna be bought out and the big Canadian carriers aren't even fucking allowed to bid for them, only US carriers.
I swear if I could remove our fucking traitorous, America boot-liking, spineless Prime Minister from office I would. What do you guys think?
Posted Aug 15 '13 @ 7:04 PM
I can't really say how I feel because I don't live out there.. but when they do get what they want lol, which they will.. I can't see them being outbid by these smaller companies, especially since they've been wanting to make this move for a long time.. Its gonna be a while before they're fully up and running. Supposedly they won't be starting with LTE Advanced, which we're about to get here in the States, but they do have a solid Network and fast speeds. The trade-off is their plans suck and are expensive compared to other carriers.
I guess it comes down to.. Are you happy with your current network?
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Posted Aug 15 '13 @ 9:34 PM
I didn't understand their motive for wanting to snag up such small carriers, but this is the Verizon I know:
"Under the current rules, set up by the government about five years ago, Verizon, which would have very little Canadian market share to begin, would be treated as a “new entrant” and given the right to bid on twice as much spectrum as the big three, leaving those companies to fight over a smaller share of available bandwidth."
Posted Aug 16 '13 @ 9:19 AM
I read that as your carriers are being screwed by your government.
That's what makes no sense to me Cory.
Also, I'm with Rogers and for the most part I'm pretty happy.
I'm guessing Verizon backed out because all the drama isn't making it worth their time.
If any of your big three came here to the US and got a two for one deal on Spectrum because they entered the market by acquiring US Cellular, I'd be upset to.
On the other hand, it would be kind of nice to have some crossover/compatibility of LTE frequency across the two countries. Correct me if I'm wrong, but neither of us currently have access to LTE when we roam across the borders.
Posted Aug 16 '13 @ 9:32 AM