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Are you satisfied with the price and speed of your internet and cell phone service? 

Rogers Communications has announced its plan to buy Shaw Communications for $26 billion — the biggest deal for Canada's telecommunications industry in two decades.

What’s your reaction to the Rogers-Shaw deal? Call us: 1-888-416-8333

The Toronto head offices of Rogers Communications are pictured on March 15, 2021. Rogers has signed a deal to buy Shaw Communications in a transaction valued at $26 billion, including debt, which would create Canada's second-largest cellular and cable operator. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)

Rogers Communications has announced a plan to buy Shaw Communications for $26 billion, marking the biggest deal for Canada's telecommunications industry in two decades — and creating the country's second-biggest telecom company.

The merger promises investment in the country's 5G networks, according to Rogers, but consumer watchdogs caution that the move will limit competition for Canadians who are already paying high costs for internet and cell phone service.

The deal is subject to approval by Canadian government regulators, including the Competition Bureau of Canada.

Our question this week: What's your reaction to the Rogers-Shaw deal? Are you satisfied with the price and speed of your internet and cell phone service?

 

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