People in Alberta “lead the nation” in the ownership of smartphones, particularly Apple Inc. iPhones, Media Technology Monitor said. MTM, a joint research project between CBC/Radio-Canada and BBM Analytics, said in polling data released this week that two-thirds of people in Alberta have smartphones and that they are 18 per cent more likely to have one than the rest of English-speaking Canada. The polling data, released in a series of reports, said that 29 per cent of Albertans subscribe to Netflix Inc.'s streaming service. MTM surveyed 8,000 francophone and anglophone adults in fall 2012 and 4,000 in spring 2013. Smartphone penetration was also higher in Vancouver, MTM said, where 67 per cent of people said they have a smartphone, compared to 57 per cent of anglophones nationally. Vancouver also has the highest tablet ownership in the country, at 35 per cent, the data showed. MTM said people in Atlantic Canada are less likely to have smartphones than the general anglophone population, though “there has been a 24% increase in smartphone penetration in the last year” in the region. In Montreal, three out of four francophones have a mobile phone, and 62 per cent of mobile phone owners have a smartphone, the polling results showed. People in Toronto are less likely to subscribe to a wireline TV package than anglophones nationally, the survey said, while they are more likely to watch Internet TV than the average anglophone and less likely to subscribe to Netflix. In Montreal, BCE Inc. division Bell Canada “is the leading supplier for landline telephone and home Internet services, and is a close second to Videotron for television service,” MTM said.