Obama Administration to provide citizens with faster, cheaper Internet while Canada falls behind

US_LTTE_fbshare.png Internet advocates celebrate Obama’s move, and point to it as the type of action required to get Canada’s Internet rates and speeds on par with global counterparts. January 14, 2015 – Internet advocates are celebrating this afternoon’s announcement from the Obama Administration pushing for common-sense steps to stop U.S.

Continue reading Shaw is trying to force indie Internet providers to artificially raise prices for Canadians

10418983_10152770578749759_4936705458735744107_n.png New move blocks Canadians from affordable Internet alternatives, in attempt to force independent providers to raise prices in line with Shaw’s recent steep price hike January 8, 2015 – Reports indicate that Shaw is attempting to abuse their control of key Internet infrastructure to artificially increase Internet prices for

Continue reading Confirmed: Shaw rings in 2015 by charging higher prices for slower Internet

confirmed-shaw.png January 6, 2015 – Shaw today confirmed that it will be charging higher prices for slower Internet in 2015. Concerned Internet users warned of these price hikes back in December and confirmation today has sparked outrage online. The changes mean that new customers will need to choose between getting slower Internet speeds, or paying more for

Continue reading OpenMedia delivers letter from 48 leading organizations calling for full text of TPP to be released to enable public debate

This week, our own Free Expression Campaigner Meghan Sali travelled to Washington, D.C., to hand-deliver an exciting new letter organized by our friends at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and 47 other civil society organizations calling on TPP negotiators to release the text of the Trans Pacific Partnership. The letter represents

Continue reading OpenMedia takes detailed input from 30,000 Canadians to crucial CRTC hearing that will decide future of Internet access in Canada

10418983_10152770578749759_4936705458735744107_n.png Canadians are urging the CRTC to ensure access to affordable, independent Internet providers December 1, 2014 – Canadians are sending a clear message to decision-makers at the CRTC today: protect our right to affordable, independent, high-speed Internet. That message is being delivered by community-based, who will be making

Continue reading New report from CRTC confirms Canadian telecom sector remains dominated by large conglomerates, keeping prices high and blocking Canadians from new affordable options

UnblockCanada_fbshare.jpg Despite promises from government to encourage greater choice and affordability, new report confirms Canadians are still being price-gouged by telecom giants October 16, 2014 – On the heels of recent official confirmation that the Big Three are keeping wireless prices artificially high, the Canadian Radio-Television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has

Continue reading Government’s digital strategy props up Big Telecom giants at expense of rural Canadians

gatekeepers-share_1.png In response to this morning’s announcement by Industry Minister James Moore regarding funding for Internet service providers (ISPs) looking to expand broadband services into rural and remote parts of Canada, Campaigns Coordinator, Josh Tabish, said: “While we welcome any measure that would improve Internet service for rural Canadians

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