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 James Moore spectrum announcement hailed as a positive step forward to enable greater wireless choice and lower prices

gatekeepers-share.png In response to outcry for Canadians, Industry Canada has taken steps to ensure Canadians have greater access to affordable, independent wireless providers December 18, 2014 – Industry Minister James Moore has announced new measures aimed at improving wireless service for Canadians. OpenMedia welcomes the announcement, which will reserve a

Continue reading Advocates celebrate new powers by oversight bodies to impose financial penalties on telecom companies that break the rules

wewinwithyou.png Following years-long campaign, CRTC is now empowered to levy financial penalties against telecom providers who mistreat customers December 17, 2014 – This morning’s announcement of new powers allowing the CRTC to impose financial penalties against companies caught violating the Telecommunications Act comes in response to a key request made by OpenMedia in

Continue reading Revealed: Holiday pricing change from Shaw means 10% higher fees and 40% slower Internet service

shawgrinch2.png December 16, 2014 – Shaw Communications is reportedly raising Internet prices by 10% and slashing Internet speeds by up to 40-50% for many customers beginning in January. Multiple Shaw representatives have confirmed this change to concerned Internet users. OpenMedia Campaigns Manager Josh Tabish had this to say regarding the news: “Canadian Internet users everywhere ought to be outraged

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

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