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Success! We delivered your voices to the CRTC to overhaul Canada’s mobile market

This week we delivered over 18,000 voices to the CRTC along with our detailed policy submission to overhaul Canada’s mobile market and bring customers affordability, choice and better access. Thank you for speaking out and here’s what’s next!

May 15th was a busy day at OpenMedia’s headquarters as we gathered petition signatures from our Break Up The Big Three campaign to accompany our detailed policy submission as part of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s (CRTC) review of mobile wireless services proceeding.

We successfully submitted a total of 18,263 voices! So we just want to say THANK YOU ALL FOR SPEAKING OUT!

This comprehensive review of our mobile market wouldn’t be happening in the first place if it wasn’t for the tens of thousands of people like you who are frustrated with the status quo and have been vocal to demand affordability, more choice of providers and quality access across the country.

And the momentum keeps building up —which is exactly what we need as we gear up for another round of comments in October of this year and an in person hearing at the CRTC in January of 2020.

So what happens in the meantime?

First and foremost, note that we will continue to collect signatures through our Break Up The Big Three campaign to submit to the CRTC in October of 2019. And we’ll also have more opportunities in the works for you to add your voices in the the next round of submissions.

Outside of the CRTC process, we are also working to build a platform where you can document your personal stories about why you think we need to fix Canada’s wireless market. Then, we will plaster select stories from our community members in ads across the country, showcasing the real people who are demanding a change.

There are other exciting phases of this movement for cell phone affordability that we will reveal to you in the next couple months — so stayed tuned on how you can participate!

Check out our detailed policy submission, written by Staff Lawyer, Tamir Israel at the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) at the Centre for Law, Technology and Society, University of Ottawa.