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Rogers ordered to open TTC wireless network to all carriers: Minister

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.

Published Sep 11, 2023 at 5:50pm

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Rogers ordered to open TTC wireless network to all carriers: Minister
Subway riders with all cellular carriers will gain access to the wireless network previously available only to Rogers and Freedom customers by Oct. 3, the federal government said. Riders take a subway train on the Toronto Transit Commission station in downtown Toronto, Saturday, April 1, 2023. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press)

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.

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