This blog is written by one of our community members, Kevin Hudes, who is a PhD student at Toronto Metropolitan University in the Communication and Culture program. His work centers around how competition can encourage more affordable telecommunications services in Canada.
We submitted input from nearly 4,500 people to the CRTC, urging the Commission to force Big Telecom to provide fibre wholesale access to indie ISPs!
Together with Ekō, the OpenMedia community is calling out Canada’s monopolies.
OpenMedia calls on new chair of CRTC to prioritize competition, affordability, and everyday people’s needs
Canada’s Internet is dangerously adrift. OpenMedia’s letter to new CRTC chair Vicky Eatrides urges her to put us back on track.
Monopolies on the mind? Check out this piece from our friends at CIRA: “Now it’s Ticketmaster and Taylor Swift tickets. Next, it could be the infrastructure of a Big Tech company.”
Minister Champagne’s refusal to revisit the CRTC’s Internet price hikes has hurt independent providers’ efforts to close the digital divide.
Or did he approve it? The truth is: Champagne rubber stamped the affordability-crushing deal. Here’s how he pulled off the sleight of hand.
Our “Minister of Collapse” must undo this affordability disaster of his own making.
Today’s the last day to add your voice to the public record against Telus’s new credit card processing fee.
What are Antitrust laws, and why should you care? Your questions answered
CIVIL SOCIETY JOINT STATEMENT: 28,000 voices warn—Innovation Minister Champagne is on the hook to curb telecom monopolies after the Rogers outage
OpenMedia and Leadnow call on Minister François-Philippe Champagne to end Canada’s telecom monopolies and guarantee affordable and reliable high-speed Internet for everyone in Canada.
It’s time to end Big Telecom’s monopoly over our networks and finally bring affordable connectivity to Canada. This is how we do it.
Your voice, DELIVERED: OpenMedia’s submission to the government’s CRTC policy direction consultation is in!
Nearly 16,000 members of the OpenMedia community have spoken out to shape the future of the CRTC. Thank you for adding your voices!
Your voice, DELIVERED: OpenMedia community speaks out 50,000+ times demanding Cabinet reverse the CRTC’s Internet price hikes!
This week, we delivered 33k petition signatures alongside 17k more community emails sent calling on Ministers to undo the CRTC’s 2021 wholesale rates ruling.
To date, the OpenMedia community has called on the government a whopping 34,700+ times to block Rogers-Shaw. Talk about a deafening response!
Back in August the CRTC significantly cut down the rates for what Big Telecom can charge smaller providers for network access. As a result, a handful of smaller Internet service providers are already passing that benefit on to their customers.
A generational opportunity to overhaul Canada’s mobile market and bring more choice and lower prices is here. This is how we turn it into a national movement.
Over 12,000 people voiced their opposition to the T-Mobile/Sprint merger application at the FCC. Will the FCC listen?
The T-Mobile/Sprint merger will mean less choice and higher prices for Americans. But we can still stop the merger, here's how.
Why do people in Canada still pay some of the most expensive cell phone bills in the industrialized world? Here's how it all went down, where we are now, and where to next:
Competitor Quality of Service Regime decision a step towards ensuring lower prices in wireline sector by increasing fairness for indie Internet Service Providers, but misses opportunity to do the same for wireless
Exorbitant wireless prices have been the norm for Canadians for too long, but an encouraging shift in policy could be about to change that.
Yesterday we filed our submission to the CRTC regarding the review of the competitor quality of service regime to ensure indie ISPs stand a fair chance, which means better and more affordable Internet for all. Thank you for speaking out!
Help us upgrade the CRTC’s system to ensure indie Internet service providers get a fair deal.
Today’s decision effectively makes it impossible for Sugar Mobile and other new entrants to compete in a market that continues to be dominated by Bell, Rogers, and Telus.
Community broadband is an exciting opportunity for Canadians to take the their digital future into their own hands by building their own Internet. That's right - their own!
Telecom companies are keeping Canadians on a short leash when it comes to data caps.