The federal government is forcing Rogers Communications Inc. to grant all wireless carriers access to its cellular network in core parts of Toronto's downtown subway by Oct. 3.
Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne said Monday that the deadline is part of new spectrum licence conditions, designed to bring cellphone and data services to the entire subway network by the end of 2026.
"The message is simple. Enough is enough. That is the message that I'm sending to the telcos on behalf of millions of TTC riders who have been very, very patient," said Champagne.