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post #106 of 138 (permalink) Old 2016-11-29, 08:55 PM
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post #107 of 138 (permalink) Old 2016-11-30, 09:45 AM
 
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At the time, rumours swirled around Ottawa and the investment community that the deal would sail smoothly and swiftly to approval. After all, Bell had assured regulators it would take steps to preserve the competitive balance, and had promised the public it would invest in improving the quality and reach of Manitobaís networks. MTS shareholders ó who mainly reside out of province ó were quick to signal their support for the deal in June, expecting windfall returns thanks to the hefty premium Bell was offering.

Not everyone was so enthusiastic when the transaction was announced. Consumers, public interest groups and academics were quick to poke holes in Bellís paper-thin claims about the benefits of the takeover. MTSís financial performance was not suffering as some claimed, but was on par with, or even better, than Bellís (this continues to be true as of the companiesí third-quarter reports). Bellís investment promises turned out to be only marginally larger than what MTS was already planning, and their promises to help rural Manitobans rang hollow in light of the scores of public complaints that Bell persistently ignores rural communities in its existing territory.

Perhaps the biggest sticking point with the deal is one promise on which Bell is sure to deliver: if approved, the prices Manitobans pay for wireless service and home Internet will go up ó way up.
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post #108 of 138 (permalink) Old 2016-12-20, 11:40 PM
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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2016-487 TV portion approved with no special conditions or restrictions.

MTS Press Release: MTS receives approval from CRTC on transfer of Broadcast Distribution Undertaking
Bell Press Release: CRTC approves transfer of MTS broadcasting licence to Bell
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Expected to close in early 2017, the Bell MTS transaction has been approved by MTS shareholders, the Manitoba courts and the CRTC, and is subject to approval by the Competition Bureau and Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED).
The real issue is the transfer of the wireless spectrum and the removal of Manitoba's largest wireless competitor, which will be reviewed by ISED.
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post #109 of 138 (permalink) Old 2016-12-24, 09:30 PM
 
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Here we go.....the positive side of this is it will bring newer technology to Manitobans. How long before the HH 3000 is released in Manitoba. BA released it in November and it's a great modem.
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Bell to buy MTS for $3.9 billion

First it's got to be approved by the Competiton Bureau and ISED. Read the article.

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Yuppp, but at this point you know it will be.
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Your not even an mts customer so why does it matter to you if it's approved or not as you live in St Johns??
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I like to know what's going on in the world around me and the latest news, geeze didn't think that was a crime.
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What I mean is you have no idea of Manitoba cellular market. This deal as is will make us go from 4 carriers down to 3. The CRTC only looked at the tv broadcast license. The bigger regulatory approvals will be CB and ISED as the CRTC is not looking at the cell phone side of things. Please do more research into this and than you will understand things better. Now don't get me wrong I'm not against Bell buying MTS I just want a competitive marketplace. Thanks and happy holidays!


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Yea, I knew about the 4 Wireless carriers down to 3. I hope that this issue is resolved there one way or another. Merry Christmas !
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So the fact that we live in another province but our first 28 years were in MB and have family and friends still there and just visited a few months ago means we should be ignorant or are.
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Anderson suggests more competition between providers in Canada would help bring down prices and ease data limits.
Canada among the 'most expensive mobile data countries,' report says - Business - CBC News
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Greed

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post #119 of 138 (permalink) Old 2016-12-27, 04:29 PM
 
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Yes sir, and thats why I don't have a cell phone, when I can get one for the same price as my home phone then I'll switch, already paying MTS $300/month( home phone, tv, internet and partners cell phone) and don't plan on spending a cent more, prices go up I just drop a few TV channels.
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$300 seems excessive. Like the song says, "You gotta shop around."
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