You are probably right. The same could be said for airlines. I'd have no problem paying Verizon for my cell phone and flying on Alaska Airlines to Calgary.
This stuff infuriates me. We're supposed to have a "conservative" federal government that is for free markets, but they're actually just as if not more protectionist than the governments before then.
Follow the money, that's the problem. The Shaws and Aspers of this country are big party financiers - either one that's in, Liberals or Conservatives. Look at the Do Not Call list exemptions, just charities, political parties, and newspaper subscriptions, for whatever reason. Oh ya, because newspapers have clout with the parties.