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Guest Post: A healthy telecom market ensures redundancy, resiliency and price competitiveness Says Beanfield Metroconnect

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With last Friday’s outage of internet and mobile services, Canadians — consumers, businesses, government and more — are all questioning the best next steps. It’s obvious that changes are required to ensure history doesn’t repeat itself, and the government’s mandate that providers back each other up in the case of another outage is a step forward.

However, there are many issues beyond redundancy when it comes to Canadians’ services — especially when a market is dominated by a handful of large incumbents. For example, many condo and apartment buildings are signed on for bulk services, where the entire building is limited to a single provider for telecom. In the case of last Friday’s outage, that meant building residents couldn’t even use a neighbour’s service in the case of an emergency as the entire building’s services were compromised. 

What are some of the main issues at hand, and what next steps should be taken? How can Canadians be best served? Todd Hofley, Vice President, Policy and Communications at Toronto-based Beanfield Metroconnect has these thoughts:

Beanfield Metroconnect has created a Linktree page where Canadians can find sources to help change the Canadian telecom landscape: https://linktr.ee/changetelecom

For more information: https://blog.beanfield.com/the-beanfield-way-choice/

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