Rob over at TechVibes has a post about the recently announced wireless spectrum that the Canadian government with be auctioning off next year. Normally, this wouldn’t be a big deal but this time around, it might actually matter. They are reserving a portion of the available spectrum for newcomers to the marketplace – so the big 3 can’t simply buy up the available spectrum and hold it hostage to the Canadian consumers.
The government must have finally heard all the cries of the wireless customers that are getting ripped off by ‘the big 3’ wireless carriers in this country…where we pay more than most every other country in the world for wireless data (and probably voice too).
It’ll be interesting to see how this all pans out and who the newcomers will be – Google? Apple? Maybe some independent pro-consumer groups will emerge to grab that spectrum.