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Canadians Finally Have Access To Cheap Cable

Canadians pay among the highest amount in the world for wireless service. For example, for a basic plan that includes texting, data and talking minutes the average in other industrialized countries is $22 per month; whereas in Canada we pay $37.29 a month. The story is similar for cable and internet. As a consumer you can only be taken advantage of by a corporation for so long -- there comes a point where you can't take it anywhere. We've reached that point.
Rogers is one of Canada's most recognizable corporate brands. Edward S. Rogers, Jr., founded a radio vacuum tube company in the 1930s that would evolve into a cable TV provider and eventually a multi-pronged media company that provides wireless and Internet and owns TV stations and publications. The company has been at the centre of some of the country's most controversial consumer issues, including the use of traffic throttling on the Internet and consumer complaints about high wireless prices. With 27,000 employees and revenue in 2010 of more than $12 billion, Rogers is one of Canada's largest homegrown enterprises.