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Feds taking steps to increase competition in wireless industry

Industry Minister James Moore says a majority of the spectrum in next year's wireless auction will be set aside for the new, small players that emerged a few years ago.

Industry Minister James Moore says a majority of the spectrum in next year's wireless auction will be set aside for the new, small players that emerged a few years ago.

It's part of the government's efforts to increase competition and lower telecom prices for consumers.

Moore told a news conference in Toronto this morning that he's confident that more investors will emerge for the new auction.

He says details on the timing of the auction are still being worked out.

Further announcements are expected in the next few weeks.

Moore says the government doesn't have any estimate of how much money will be raised through the new auction.

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  1. JohnVoter posted on 07/07/2014 07:47 PM
    Yup.. this will end up great for the little guy.. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
  2. Sammy from Scarborough posted on 07/07/2014 08:45 PM
    Hopefully, this will allow GOOD companies like WIND Mobile to expand more easily.
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