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PIAC asks CRTC to mandate occasional-use wireless plans

telecom | 04/16/2018 5:17 pm EDT

The CRTC should ensure telecoms offer plans for consumers who only need wireless service on an occasional basis, according to the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC). The consumer group filed a Part 1 application with the regulator asking it to direct telecoms to offer the plans in the same way as low-cost data-only plans. The application, dated April 13, follows a March decision in which the CRTC told Canadian wireless carriers they had to offer low-cost data plans and asked them to file proposals on how they plan to do so. PIAC asked for its application to be combined with that...