Canada is at risk of "regulatory capture" in its telecom industry, TekSavvy is arguing.
"This is a massive win for Canadians," Distributel's CEO says.
The pressures of COVID-19 have made costs impossible to deal with for small internet providers, the company said.
Resellers like TekSavvy are being squeezed by a spike in usage and a battle with Big Telecom.
The company is asking the Competition Bureau to investigate.
The Ontario-based indie ISP is appealing a Federal Court ruling the company says could lead to many more blocking orders.
Consumer advocates fear a new era of web censorship.
Canada risks “reverting to a monopoly” for internet services due to requirements the small players say they can’t meet.
Telecom costs for Bell Canada customers are increasing in 2017. Unfortunately for Bell customers, the $5 monthly increase on home Internet comes hot on the heels of an unprecedented move from independent Internet service provider TekSavvy, who made waves with promises to increase speeds and cut prices by nearly the same amount.
“We are making changes for virtually our entire customer base.”