The C-R-T-C is launching a public hearing, saying concerns have been raised about how some companies are implementing skinny cable services.
Those are the 25-dollar a month basic cable packages the regulator ordered companies to start offering back in March.
The C-R-T-C is taking their compliance into account as part of the licence renewal process for many companies.
C-R-T-C chairman Jean-Pierre Blais says the regulator introduced skinny cable so Canadians could better match their T-V services with their needs and that since March, nearly 100-thousand people have opted to subscribe to the basic cable package.
But it’s been hearing that the packages can be more expensive than 25-dollars after adding in installation and equipment fees.
Critics have warned that skinny packages may actually result in higher T-V bills.