Canada bill to cap wholesale domestic wireless roaming rates

Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:31pm EDT
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OTTAWA, March 28 (Reuters) - The Canadian government introduced legislation on Friday that would cap wholesale domestic wireless roaming rates as promised by preventing wireless providers from charging other companies more than they charge their own customers for wireless services.

The provision, included in an omnibus bill to implement February's February budget, is designed to encourage smaller competitors to the large telecommunications companies.

Industry Minister James Moore announced plans for the cap on Dec. 18.

(Reporting by Randall Palmer; Editing by Leslie Adler)