Singh pitches for more affordable cell services

Category : Canada News
Updated On : June 11, 2019 12:18 AM
By Indian Times Daily

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has unveiled his party's plan to help Canadians save money on their internet and cell phone bills.

In an exclusive interview on CTV News Channel Monday, Singh spelled out how his party would improve telecommunications services and make them more affordable.

"We're very confident that people deserve and need access to affordable data," Singh said, adding that he thinks Canadians are "effectively being ripped off."

The NDP plan includes: Imposing a price cap that they say would spur more competition in the industry and lower bills by $10 per month on average; Require companies to offer a basic plan that is comparable to low rates available in other OECD countries; Abolish data caps for broadband internet and force companies to create unlimited data plans at affordable rates for wireless services.

Establish a "Telecoms Consumers’ Bill of Rights," aimed at taking on sales and services practices; and Revisit how spectrum auctions work to make sure Canadians benefit the most from the revenue of these sales of licenses to transmit signals.

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