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  • Doug Smith
    August 30, 2013 - 10:56

    Mr. Hillier, it would be good to know what you mean when you state, “… I do have a relationship with Telus..” Until you elaborate on that fact, isn’t any thinking person forced to view what you have to say as simply looking out for Telus’ and your own best interests? Doug Smith, Grand Falls-Windsor

  • Ken Collis
    August 30, 2013 - 05:57

    With all due respect Gen. Hillier, if the 'playing field' were level the big three in Canada would bid amounts much higher than the available spectrum is worth just to deter competition. You speak of rural areas that won't be supported but when leaders in my area requested a cell tower to allow us to travel the two hour drive between Grand Falls and the communities of the south coast while still having basic communication in case of trouble on such a dangerous highway we were told that it won't happen because it isn't profitable. The problem for the big three is that they really are out of touch with the people that give them such huge rewards. Take a bit of a loss sometimes just to support the communities you speak of instead of looking at the bottom line every time why don't you.

  • Cashin Delaney
    August 29, 2013 - 19:15

    The entire spectrum system is managed inefficiently, and profitability is not challenged enough within the big 3 providers to induce change. The radio spectrum is not some finite, bankable resource, no more than a rainbow is a pot of gold. Only will and imagination limit the advance of our capacity for voice and data transmission across the rural ether and within our cities. A level playing field may require a restructuring of how cell infrastructure is planned and a revision in the way the whole misguided business of spectrum allocation is managed by our government.

  • Pierre Neary
    August 29, 2013 - 15:32

    With all due respect General I feel like the consumer comes last with the telecommunications companies.

  • Joe
    August 29, 2013 - 14:28

    Shouldn't this be classified under advertizing?