1. Contact tracing apps are fundamentally reliant on rapid, and ubiquitous, testing. Which has been far from consistently available throughout Canada. That means that these apps do not have the full picture, right from the start.
2. But let's pretend for a moment that we have universal, daily testing.
Low adoption rates have rendered these kinds of apps ineffective around the world. These apps are voluntary (which is good!) -- but they only work if everyone is using them. Which people just aren't.
In August, the #CRTC lowered the rates that smaller providers pay to sell internet service to customers. Big Telecom was caught overcharging these guys by so much they now have to reimburse them by hundreds of millions of $$$.
💰 Big ISPs like Bell and Rogers have been gouging smaller providers for years, and finally got called out on it by the #CRTC.