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Another Church report blasts efforts to ‘enhance’ mobile competition

telecom | 08/19/2014 9:01 pm EDT

University of Calgary economists Jeffrey Church and Andrew Wilkins are back at it, criticizing government attempts to bring more competition to Canada's wireless sector and insisting those efforts amount to a subsidization of non-viable companies by taxpayers with no justifiable benefit to consumers. In Church and Wilkins’ latest report, released Tuesday, the pair argue there is little evidence that Canada's wireless market does not have sufficient competition, that policies implemented by the government have supported businesses that would otherwise be unviable, and that these interventions have limited the innovation and products that customers might otherwise enjoy from...