A healthy and sustainable telecommunication sector requires polices that foster competition among the telecom providers who invest in delivering high-quality networks, broad coverage, and increased value to consumers.

The industry’s role

Canada’s regulators have long recognized that competition between the companies that build and operate telecommunication networks, also known as facilities-based competition, is the best way to achieve the objectives of high-quality services, wide network coverage, and affordable prices. 

This competition drives national and regional network operators to invest in expanding and enhancing their digital networks. The result is that Canada has some of the best performing and farthest-reaching networks in the world. It has also resulted in Canadian consumers continuing to receive more value for their dollar, with networks getting faster, increased coverage and larger data allowances, including unlimited data plans.

Other priority areas

Connecting Canadians



Strengthening communities


Public safety

Cybersecurity & privacy


Additional resources

Learn more about the telecommunications industry in Canada, including industry data, reports, consumer resources, and the latest news.