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Cable companies capturing majority of ILECs local telephone customers

News | 09/15/2006 4:00 am EDT

New data from Statistics Canada indicates that cable operators have been the main beneficiaries of competition on the local telephony market. Government figures show that between the end of the first quarter of 2005 and Q1 2006 incumbent telephone companies have lost 5.3% of their total local access lines or approximately 656,000 lines.

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