Will Data Plans Catch Up To Canadians' Changing Viewing Habits?

It’s official: Canadians are cutting the cord and hungry for data.This week, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) released its full Communications Monitoring Report. While filled with insights, it contains two major takeaways about how Canadians’ viewing habits.First, more and more Canadians are moving from traditional TV to online platforms like Netflix to view content. Second, they’re using more data than ever before. In fact, to use the CRTC’s own language, data consumption has “skyrocketed over the last year,” jumping 40 per cent from 2014 to 2015 — even in the face of steep and rising prices for communications services.So with official government reports confirming that citizens are jumping ship on outdated TV offerings in favour of the streaming revolution, you may be wondering: “When will our data caps catch up?” After all, data caps are currently one of the main limiting factors for cord cutters.

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