Canadians buying more tablets and smartphones, spending more on data services: CRTC

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The Canadian Press

tablet-cell-phone-lap-topToronto: The CRTC says Canadians are spending a lot more for mobile and Internet service as they feed ever-increasing appetites for online entertainment.
Canada’s telecom regulator says in the latest segment of its annual report that the average Canadian household spent $203 a month on phone, Internet and TV services in 2014, up $11.92 or 6.2 per cent from 2013.
Spending on mobile-phone services, including data, grew by 14.1 per cent in the year and spending on Internet services rose by 10 per cent. The average household’s TV spending grew by just 0.7 per cent, while spending on landline phones fell by 5.3 per cent.