If it were all just about economies of scale, then why are our cable companies in line with their American Counterparts. Why are our hydro costs inline with our American counterparts. Your argument that Canada is a huge country with 1/10 the population doesnt cut it. Our cell phone carriers also have 1/10 the infrastructure as in the US. Besides its not like Rogers is planning to offer HSDPA UMTS everywhere. They only will have it in the major centres. Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver are high density urban areas and therefore must have a similiar cost structure. I dont believe we have to be cheeper thatn the US, but come on, we should be somewhere in the ballpark! We don't even offer an unlimited data plan on any GSM carrier. (unless you were grandfathered)
Anyways Rant offer... I just get a little worked up everytime I return from a US business trip and all my collegues are surfing away and watching TV feeds all at a reasonable fixed cost.
someday Ill figure this all out!