Bell and Rogers don’t want 600MHz auction to favour Videotron, Freedom


  • Kevin_Lee

    Of course they are disappointed. They may lose subscribers because of this. You know what else is disappointing? That we don’t really have a big say in how any of this goes down. We have to hope the government does the right thing.

  • Thomas C. Riddell

    Cry me a River Rogers It about time freedom was give tools to complete

  • Techguru86

    Says the Big 3 who have been hoarding unused spectrum for years and cried a river to the CRTC about not letting Verizon take over Wind at the time lol

  • RG

    Rogers and Bell themselves were never subsidized? Lol …

  • specialk2000

    The big 3 are already causing the auction to be delayed way more than necessary, now this…

  • David Markx

    I will gladly pay to see Videotron continue stealing customers from the big 3. Soon they’ll be forced to actually compete with Quebecor or risk losing the entire province of Quebec. Videotron’s promos and multi-line discounts are so aggressive all my family’s paying $34 for 6gb of data each.

    • Jon Duke

      Yes x1000

    • clee666

      I like to make fun of The Source employees trying to sell me their Bell plans each time I step in a store

    • Techguru86

      Same I’m like no thanks I have freedom and o can use their towers for free lol

    • ToniCipriani ✓pǝᴉɟᴉɹǝʌ

      You’re kinda throwing salt on wounds for people in Ontario and BC, when you say there’s no competition in Quebec…

  • Jon Duke

    “Two of the largest cable companies in Canada shouldn’t be subsidized by taxpayers,”

    Thanks Bell and Rogers, for giving me a good laugh.

  • Jon Duke

    Come to think of it, Videotron should buy Freedom to facilitate their growing accross the board.

    • Bryan Hamon

      I’ve been saying that since almost the beginning of the new carriers. Would be nice to see but they seem only interested in the Quebec market

    • barrist

      And Ottawa thankfully, I love my plan.

    • Whome

      As do i. As well as the customer service. No complaints so far.

    • Jon Duke

      True. I thought they’d expand when they bought some spectrum out west but they ended up selling it to Rogers which was dissapointing.

    • ToniCipriani ✓pǝᴉɟᴉɹǝʌ

      Well I don’t think Shaw is interested to sell.

    • Jon Duke

      Videotron should buy Shaw.

  • Norm Osgood

    Oh! But teeny tiny Robellus need help I guess.

  • vn33

    What’s unfair is RoBellUs using their oligopoly and don’t give the consumer real choices!

  • Ricky Bobby

    I would be careful. Rogers and Bell demonstrated couple months ago that they are above and beyond the law. Magically being granted an anton pillar court order vs their recent “competition”.

    RCMP or CIA could learn a thing or two from Rogers and Bell

  • Haxor99

    Sucks it robellus!

  • Jonathon__Lucas

    Tough banana’s Bell & Rogers, step aside. Canada shouldn’t be dominated by a mere 3 players. The more the better. In the USA where there is true competition there’s more players than one can count using your fingers and toes? You 3 guys get there once every year for a golf game and decide what the prices will be. Shameful….! Like the oligarchs in Russia. And when the Government talks about more regulations you guys fire back…. “Layoffs”? again, shameful….!

  • Andrew Holt

    I’ll give Telus some credit for keeping quiet on this issue, because they knew how stupid they would sound if the did.

    • meh

      “Telus CEO Darren Entwistle also previously told investors he was disappointed by the government’s proposed competitive measures.”

      Telus was actually the first to complain

  • Jason

    If they are complaining then that means the CRTC is on the right track

    • Sanjay Kumar

      they are complaining bcz rogers placed largest bid on 700mhz spectrum. and now they are investing money on infrastructure. if freedom mobile gets 600mhz spectrum, then their network will be more stronger.
      they both (bell & rogers) are having hard time ever since iptv is mobbing their money since streaming isn’t illegal in Canada.
      If competition becomes more strong in cellphone market, then they won’t be able to rob Canadians well.
      That’s all this whining is all about.

  • Leif Shantz

    Awe… Poor Big Three…. We know how little you own spectrum…

    • Sanjay Kumar

      the auction won’t start until two years. then there is time required for installing equipments to support that frequency.
      there is no point for bell and rogers to show unnecessary hate against videotron & freedom.

    • Techguru86

      They fear competition that’s networks will be just as good as them for a lot less

  • xanth18

    Sorry Bell, Rogers… you’re tears simply fuel our desire to see you burn.

  • Cry me a river, Bell and Rogers.

  • energy23

    Canadians won’t do anything about it anyway, they have no backbone. Why else did they allow the oligopoly to be formed and continue to exist?