CBC: Why Canadians are spending more on wireless and internet services

Wireless prices increased at over three times the rate of inflation. Here’s why: Article by Aaron Saltzman for CBC News Consumers are spending more on communication services but they aren’t getting any more for their money, according to a prominent critic of the telecom industry, who says the spending increases are due to a lack ... Huffington Post: CSIS Capacity Under C-51 To Work With Foreign Partners Raises Accountability Concerns

Bill C-51 grants the largely unaccountable spy service CSIS the powers to openly violate our Charter rights. Will you stand for it?  Learn more below and keep spreading the word to ‪#‎KillC51‬ Article by Jim Bronskill for The Canadian Press OTTAWA– Internal government notes say the Canadian Security Intelligence Service is likely to team up with ... Geist: The TPP’s Canadian Copyright Costs Creating Concern

Trade negotiators are trying to use the TPP to extend copyright terms and hurt the public domain. That’s bad. Help us put an end to this secretive, Internet-censoring deal at Article by Michael Geist The Trans Pacific Partnership agreement is still not public – the text may not be released for sometime – but ... Your Daily Digital Digest for Monday, October 26, 2015

Your news links for today: Court Chooses to Ignore Overwhelming Evidence of NSA’s Mass Internet Spying – ACLU Facebook betrayed us by secretly lobbying for cyber-surveillance bill – Cory Doctorow CSIS operations under C-51 with foreign partners raise accountability concerns – Toronto Sun Apple’s EULA Gives It License to Invade Your Privacy, Government Claims – ... How can we get the Liberals to be the best they can be on Bill C-51?

Canadians are still catching their breath after Monday’s remarkable election results – but already attention is turning to what the Liberals plan to do when they formally assume office in just a couple weeks. At OpenMedia, our approach is pretty simple: whoever’s in power, we’ll work to hold them to account and encourage them to ... Defending the Net in 2015: The Community has Responded

Article written by OpenMedia volunteer Rozali Telbis. Huge thanks for all her help provided with our community survey!  It’s that time of year again: we are pleased to announce the results from the 2015 community survey. We’re thrilled by the response— with 6,500 supporters from 87 different countries taking part.  read more National Post: New CRTC report may show the landline and the traditional TV set are going the way of the Dodo

One thing we learned from the latest CRTC report is that Canadians are spending more on telecom services each year. Article by Monika Warzecha and Jonathon Rivait for the National Post read more Globe and Mail: Copyright concessions may be downside of TPP deal

Despite the secrecy, we know from leaked documents that the TPP would expand the power of conglomerates, would fine people for their everyday Internet use, could terminate people’s Internet access, and would give Big Media the power to invade citizen’s privacy. Speak out against this secretive, Internet-censoring deal at Article by The Globe and ... Alphabeatic: Bell appeals fibre broadband ruling as digital divide rages

How Trudeau’s cabinet deals with Bell’s appeal will prove to be a “litmus test” for the new government’s attitudes toward telecom companies. Article by Peter Nowak for Alphabeatic The smoke hasn’t cleared from Monday’s federal election yet, but that isn’t stopping Bell from appealing to the incoming Liberal government a regulatory decision made a few months ago. ... Your Daily Digital Digest for Friday, October 23, 2015

Your news links for today: ‘TrudeauMetre’ Website To Track Every Liberal Pledge – Huffington Post Canada’s new Liberal majority: better than the Tories, still terrible for the Internet – Cory Doctorow California Leads the Way in Digital Privacy – EFF CISA Moves Forward: These 83 Senators Just Voted To Expand Surveillance – Techdirt Canadian wireless ... Huffington Post: Liberals’ C-51 Rewrite Will Repeal ‘Problematic Elements’ Of Harper’s Law

Alright OpenMedia community, here are 10 things believed to be atop the Liberals’ agenda for revising Bill C-51. What do you think? What are your concerns with amending the dangerous legislation instead of repealing it entirely? Let us know! Article by By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press via Huffington Post read more The Province: Canadians spend more on wireless, Internet services; prices up more than inflation

“, a non-profit consumer advocacy group, said the report shows that Canada has a long way to go to create more affordable telecom options.”  Speak out now for faster, cheaper Internet at Article by BRIAN MCKENNA, THE CANADIAN PRESS published by The Province OTTAWA – Canadians are paying more for their communications services in ... Canadians look to newly-elected government for action as CRTC report confirms huge year-on-year price increases for communications services

crtc-cmnsmonitoring.jpg As monthly household telecom spending breaches the $200 mark for the first time, Canadians will be looking to incoming Liberal government for reassurance and action October 22, 2015 – This morning the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) released the first part of their annual Communications Monitoring Report providing an overview of the Canadian ... Ottawa Citizen: Liberals plan swift overhaul of anti-terror law

Canada’s new government appears keen to tackle the challenge of Bill C-51. Thank you to our community for keeping this issue on the agenda! You can be assured that OpenMedia will continue to watch this issue closely, and speak up to ensure our privacy rights are protected. Article by Ian Macleod for the Ottawa Citizen ... Your Daily Digital Digest for Thursday, October 22, 2015

Your news links for today: Liberals plan swift overhaul of anti-terror law – Ottawa Citizen TPP means no more domain privacy – Cory Doctorow PRIVACY’S LAST CHANCE: CISA is on the Senate floor NOW and WE MUST KILL IT – Cory Doctorow Europe’s ‘Net Neutrality’ Could Allow Torrent and VPN Throttling – TorrentFreak Tim Berners-Lee: ... Daily Dot: What does a new government mean for Canada’s Internet?

Our own Josh Tabish and Laura Tribe tell us what to expect from the new government on Canada’s digital policy.  Article by Josh Tabish and Laura Tribe for The Daily Dot Monday night’s results are clear: Canada now has a Liberal majority government. So what does that mean for the future of the Internet in Canada? read more Globe and Mail: BCE launches appeal of CRTC fibre networks ruling

How the incoming government responds to this request will be an important litmus test for Canada’s digital future. Article by Christine Dobby for The Globe and Mail BCE Inc. is appealing a ruling from Canada’s telecom regulator to the federal cabinet, arguing the decision forcing it to give small Internet providers access to its highest-speed ... Litmus test for new government as Big Telecom threatens future of affordable Internet service in Canada

computer-crtc.jpg Bell Canada is calling on the new federal Cabinet to overturn pro-customer CRTC requirements to ensure Canadians can access high-speed independent providers October 21, 2015 – This morning it was reported that Bell Canada (BCE Inc.) is challenging a landmark CRTC decision that promised fair access to fibre Internet facilities for smaller, independent Internet ... Your Daily Digital Digest for Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Your news links for today: Keystone & TPP under question as Canada elects Liberal PM – RT News Justin Trudeau just not ready to take on cellphone bills – Peter Nowak How to beat high cellphone bills: buy telecom stocks – Peter Nowak CRTC Dismisses Consumer Complaint vs Bell’s Targeted Ad Program – iPhone in ... The votes are in! Now here’s what’s next…

Well, what a night that was! Like many of you, the OpenMedia team was up late watching the results roll in, and working out what it all means for our digital future. This morning as the dust is settling, the overall result is clear. Justin Trudeau’s Liberals have swept to a majority government, meaning they’ll ... Geist: Real Change on Digital Policy May Take Time Under New Liberal Government

The election is finally over, and your OpenMedia team is looking forward to working with the new government on our Internet issues. This is a big opportunity for change, join us in the fight for a better digital future! Article by Michael Geist read more Your Daily Digital Digest for Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Your news links for today: Justin Trudeau pledges ‘real change’ as Liberals leap ahead to majority government – CBC News Canadaland Commons: Election Night Special – CANADALAND Podcast Real Change on Digital Policy May Take Time Under New Liberal Government – Michael Geist How today’s election may affect the telecom sector – Globe and Mail ... Globe and Mail: Could TPP mark the end of the beloved animated GIF?

If Canada finalizes the TPP deal, you might have to say goodbye to GIFs Article by The Globe and Mail By now, millions of Canadians have seen Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista’s incredible Internet-breaking bat flip, either because they watched it live or because they’ve watched the highlight loop as an animated GIF. It’s ... Your Daily Digital Digest for Monday, October 19, 2015

Your news links for today: The Rise and Fall of the Conservatives’ Digital Policy – Michael Geist Internet issues playing minor role in election – Star Touch Capstone comments on security for 2015 election – National Security Law Blog Some Mobile Apps to Help You Participate in Today’s Federal Election – Howard Forums Canadian telecoms ... On Monday, Get Out And Vote!

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