Part 6 – Division 16
Overview: Telecommunications Act
Clauses 239-241 would amend the Telecommunications Act to prohibit Canadian carriers from charging their Canadian competitors roaming rates that are higher than what they charge their own customers. Upon coming into force, this cap would apply to all inter-carrier roaming charges. Budget 2014 indicated that this measure will be in effect until such time as the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), which is now investigating the issue, makes a decision on roaming rates. Capping domestic roaming rates will help Canadian consumers benefit from more competition in the wireless market.