Here’s the chart in the CRTC report that breaks the numbers down. Charlottetown is second only to Halifax in the country in terms of the market share of local residential telephone competitors.
This reflects my own anecdotal evidence: in the past three or four days, I’ve had two friends mentioned their recent switch to Eastlink. In both cases they were proud to be “Aliant-free.”
Perhaps this explains the recent rash of Aliant television commercials featuring a series of vignettes of Aliant employees talking about the competition. Only time will tell whether Aliant can advertise itself out of the legacy of so many years of arrogant monopoly.