Canada is not too happy about Apple’s contracts with wireless carriers.
Earlier today, Canada’s Competition Bureau, a watchdog for business regulations and practices, said that it’s investigating allegations that Apple’s Canadian unit’s contracts with domestic wireless carriers had non-compete clauses.
So far, there is no decision as to whether the company has done anything wrong, the agency said, although it sought a court order this week to get Apple to turn over relevant records.
The Competition Bureau recently announced its support for Uber and other on-demand services, stating that “is of the view that these innovative business models have the potential to offer important benefits to consumers through more competition, including lower prices, greater convenience, and better service quality for a variety of reasons.”
The U.S. has also recently taken a deeper look at its telecom regulation, with recent debates over Internet service providers and net neutrality.