Canadian radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
We're using more data, and it's costing us.
But the CRTC didn't go so far as to force the trio to strike agreements with mobile virtual networks.
It had planned on introducing a new area code, but decided against it.
The federal government's recent agreement with Netflix allows the streaming giant to forgo paying sales tax.
More than 943,000 devices were unlocked in 2016, according to the CRTC.
CRTC decision has prompted some telcos to say they'll halt investment.
Telecom watchdog also wants to tackle "spoofing" of phone numbers by spammers.
The average Canadian household downloads 93 gigabytes a month.
The crux of the problem is that the same companies who control the distribution of television in Canada also create or licence programming, giving them a stranglehold on the medium AND the message. This means they have zero incentive to break up the cable bundle or go beyond the letter of CRTC regulation to actually provide or promote options that fit the lifestyle of today's consumers.
Internet prices also among the highest.