Written by Alex Cosh

As Rogers executives appeared before a parliamentary committee on Monday to face a grilling from MPs over the company’s July 8 nationwide outage, on the latest episode of The Maple’s North Untapped podcast we spoke to Matt Hatfield, the campaigns director at OpenMedia, about the outage and what it tells us about this country's telecom market.

We also discussed how the outage highlights the dangers associated with Rogers’ plan to take over Shaw, one of its main competitors in the telecom market, the broader failures of this country’s corporate telecom oligopoly, and what can be done to improve wireless services.

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