Earlier today, Rogers Communications announced a deal to buy Shaw Communications.
Initial reaction was mixed in our community, some people noting it will take away competition, others noting Rogers has done this before.
“Rogers is pretty solid, reliable, dependable, and as far as price they’re probably at the high end but deliver quality service,” said Lauren Kroll in a Facebook comment on the original story.
“I think this is bad news. I had nothing but issues with Rogers. Their service and their customer service is awful. They are also more expensive than Shaw,” said Meekah Johnston.
Others were concerned about lack of competition if this deal passes.
Rob Di Rocco said it is “Just what we need, fewer choices of provider. This is terrible in an already captured market. There is no possible upshot for consumers here.”
The purchase still needs to be cleared by regulators and shareholders and it also needs to meet standard closing conditions.
The deal would make Rogers the second largest telecom company in Canada, with Telus being below them and Bell Canada in the lead.
What do you think? Is this good or bad for customers in Sault Ste. Marie? Will you cut cable if it becomes Rogers? Let us know in the comment section.