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Ottawa’s scant details about the government’s plans to reduce roaming fees has led to confusion.
Ottawa’s scant details about the government’s plans to reduce roaming fees has led to confusion.
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What does Ottawa’s roaming fee pledge really mean?

The federal government’s vow to reduce domestic roaming costs is drawing mixed response from wireless carriers.

Some new entrant carriers applauded Ottawa’s plan, which was briefly outlined in Wednesday’s Speech from the Throne. The government, however, provided no details on how it would accomplish that goal beyond saying it would “take steps to reduce roaming costs on networks within Canada.”