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Image for What is the CRTC? And why should I care?

What is the CRTC? And why should I care?

Laying out what the CRTC is and how it affects the daily life of Canadians.
Image for Your voice, DELIVERED: OpenMedia community speaks out 50,000+ times demanding Cabinet reverse the CRTC’s Internet price hikes!

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.
Image for Your voice, DELIVERED: OpenMedia’s latest petition to stop Rogers from buying Shaw is in!

Your voice, DELIVERED: OpenMedia’s latest petition to stop Rogers from buying Shaw is in!

To date, the OpenMedia community has called on the government a whopping 34,700+ times to block Rogers-Shaw. Talk about a deafening response!
Image for FAQ: Why it’s crucial Canada’s next CRTC Chair be a champion for the people’s Internet

FAQ: Why it’s crucial Canada’s next CRTC Chair be a champion for the people’s Internet

This is our once-in-5-years shot to appoint a CRTC Chair who stands up for the people, NOT Big Telecom.
Image for It’s time for a public interest champion to take over at the CRTC

It’s time for a public interest champion to take over at the CRTC

We need a CRTC chair without ties to Big Telecom.
Image for Your outrage at Canada’s broken Internet is on full display

Your outrage at Canada’s broken Internet is on full display

OpenMedia’s mobile billboard ads are demanding positive change in downtown Toronto.
Image for OpenMedia to Cabinet: MVNOs are the only path to cheaper cell phone prices

OpenMedia to Cabinet: MVNOs are the only path to cheaper cell phone prices

OpenMedia and CIPPIC just filed a submission urging Cabinet to order the CRTC to mandate MVNO wholesale access in Canada.
Image for Your voice, DELIVERED: OpenMedia’s submission to Cabinet on the CRTC’s wholesale rates decision is in!

Your voice, DELIVERED: OpenMedia’s submission to Cabinet on the CRTC’s wholesale rates decision is in!

We submitted a whopping 31,886 signatures from the OpenMedia community calling on Cabinet to reverse the CRTC’s 2021 ruling on Internet wholesale rates. Thank you for speaking out!
Image for OpenMedia takes out full-page Ottawa Citizen ad inviting CRTC Chair Ian Scott for beers

OpenMedia takes out full-page Ottawa Citizen ad inviting CRTC Chair Ian Scott for beers

On July 17th, OpenMedia placed a full-page ad in the Ottawa Citizen inviting CRTC Chair Ian Scott for a beer to discuss Internet regulation — just like he did with Bell!
Image for CRTC Offers Far Too Little, Far Too Late in Stuttering Bid for More Cell Phone Competition

CRTC Offers Far Too Little, Far Too Late in Stuttering Bid for More Cell Phone Competition

Penned by Tamir Israel from Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC), this deep dive into the April 15th CRTC MVNO decision outlines how the Commission’s regulatory solution offers slim hopes for Canada’s cell phone market.
Image for Setting the record straight: How the CRTC’s decision on MVNOs tanks cheaper cell phone prices

Setting the record straight: How the CRTC’s decision on MVNOs tanks cheaper cell phone prices

The CRTC made the decision rejecting full MVNOs to benefit Big Telecom — not you.
Image for Need a break from the election? Here are some happy memories

Need a break from the election? Here are some happy memories

The past year has been a rollercoaster on the digital rights front. But together, the OpenMedia community has achieved a lot. Here’s an overview of our wins and what’s on the horizon.
Image for Smaller Internet providers are dropping their prices and you can thank the CRTC for it

Smaller Internet providers are dropping their prices and you can thank the CRTC for it

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. 
Image for Will this be the election that breaks up the Big Three?

Will this be the election that breaks up the Big Three?

The winner of this election will determine whether Canada’s telecom oligopoly continues to rule or makes way for new competitors and lower prices.
Image for BREAKING: New CRTC Announcement means more choice and cheaper Internet prices for Canadians

BREAKING: New CRTC Announcement means more choice and cheaper Internet prices for Canadians

By lowering wholesale broadband Internet rates, the CRTC is lowering barriers for small Internet providers to enter the market!
Image for CRTC’s new Internet Code of Conduct falls short of expectations

CRTC’s new Internet Code of Conduct falls short of expectations

While a step in the right direction, the Code fails to provide a sufficiently robust framework to protect customers from Big Telecom’s widespread predatory practices
Image for The B.C. government wants to hear your cell phone horror stories—let’s make sure they listen

The B.C. government wants to hear your cell phone horror stories—let’s make sure they listen

The B.C. government has announced its plan to improve customer protections for cell phone users and it could result in much needed, ground-breaking changes.
Image for Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel releases its “what we heard” interim report

Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel releases its “what we heard” interim report

The report contains few surprises and a variety of different themes relevant to the future of the Internet in Canada
Image for OpenMedia welcomes government’s new policy direction to guide CRTC

OpenMedia welcomes government’s new policy direction to guide CRTC

Directive marks a significant step forward in putting people before Big Telecom
Image for Success! We delivered your voices to the CRTC to overhaul Canada’s mobile market

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!
Image for Thank you for speaking out and telling the CRTC: Put people before Big Telecom!

Thank you for speaking out and telling the CRTC: Put people before Big Telecom!

We submitted over 14,000 voices to the government in support of a new policy direction for the CRTC that puts people first. Thank you for speaking out — this could be the beginning of a new era for Canada’s telecom market!
Image for A game changer for the CRTC

A game changer for the CRTC

The government has issued a new policy direction for the CRTC that puts customers at the forefront. But it is up to us to ensure the new direction stands a chance to change the playing field.
Image for Federal government announces $1.7 billion investment for high-speed Internet, but questions as to implementation remain

Federal government announces $1.7 billion investment for high-speed Internet, but questions as to implementation remain

The new coordinated broadband fund is a critical commitment from the government, but missing details on the implementation of the plan leave doubt as to how far this promise will go.
Image for A sea of change for Canada’s telecom market?

A sea of change for Canada’s telecom market?

The announcements of a new policy direction for the CRTC and the CRTC’s upcoming mobile services review could bring much needed change to Canada’s telecom arena. Here’s the lowdown.
Image for CRTC acknowledges Big Telecom’s sales practices are problematic, but without any commitment for next steps

CRTC acknowledges Big Telecom’s sales practices are problematic, but without any commitment for next steps

CRTC fails to provide any penalties to offending telecoms, or accountability to prevent these behaviours from continuing.
Image for Our submission to the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Act review is in — thanks for speaking out!

Our submission to the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Act review is in — thanks for speaking out!

We submitted our views to the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Act review on behalf of the OpenMedia community to foster an open and innovative Internet in Canada. Thank you for adding your voices!
Image for Together We Accomplished a Lot: 2018 Year in Review

Together We Accomplished a Lot: 2018 Year in Review

As the new year begins we look back at everything we’ve accomplished together in 2018 for online access, privacy and free expression. None of this would have been possible without our amazing community — THANK YOU!
Image for Canadians’ mobile data usage slow to increase, while Big Telecom’s revenues continue to grow

Canadians’ mobile data usage slow to increase, while Big Telecom’s revenues continue to grow

CRTC’s annual report shows that data usage serves the greatest revenue growth for Bell, Telus and Rogers
Image for  CRTC’s wireless affordability decision will further Canada’s digital divide

CRTC’s wireless affordability decision will further Canada’s digital divide

Today’s decision on low-cost data-only plans treats those who need affordable plans as second-class citizens.
Image for Net Neutrality is under attack in Canada — here’s how we save it

Net Neutrality is under attack in Canada — here’s how we save it

The CRTC Chair has recently expressed a lack of commitment to robust Net Neutrality protections in Canada, which raises serious concerns. Here's how we fight back:
Image for CRTC is holding week-long hearing on Big Telecom’s bad sales practices — share your stories using #CRTCforum!

CRTC is holding week-long hearing on Big Telecom’s bad sales practices — share your stories using #CRTCforum!

Have you had a bad sales practices experience with your Internet or phone provider? Share your personal stories with the CRTC on Twitter using #CRTCforum!
Image for Huge win for Canadians as CRTC rejects Bell’s website blocking proposal

Huge win for Canadians as CRTC rejects Bell’s website blocking proposal

Welcome ruling protects Canada from overreaching censorship agency, deferring jurisdiction to reviews of the Copyright, Telecommunications and Broadcasting Acts
Image for Advocates stunned by CRTC’s decision to cut its own Internet speed targets in half for new Broadband Fund

Advocates stunned by CRTC’s decision to cut its own Internet speed targets in half for new Broadband Fund

Canadians are calling on Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains to send the decision back to the CRTC for reconsideration immediately
Image for CRTC report reveals low-income Canadians spending up to 8% of monthly income on communications services

CRTC report reveals low-income Canadians spending up to 8% of monthly income on communications services

Lower cost options are desperately needed to ensure that people are not left behind
Image for Affordable data: 8,015 of your comments on the public record!

Affordable data: 8,015 of your comments on the public record!

Your response to the CRTC asking for what a fair price for data looks like
Image for The Big Three’s ‘low cost’ data plans are a bad joke

The Big Three’s ‘low cost’ data plans are a bad joke

Half a gigabyte of data for $30 per month won't make the cut for people who are struggling to pay for their cell phone bills (if they can afford a phone at all) and are increasingly hungry for data.
Image for Net Neutrality and affordability at the heart of the Canadian Telecom Act review

Net Neutrality and affordability at the heart of the Canadian Telecom Act review

Questions about funding Canadian Content leave the Internet Tax problematically on the table in the Broadcast Act review
Image for Here’s what happened when we met with Minister Bains

Here’s what happened when we met with Minister Bains

Our Executive Director, Laura Tribe, met with Minister of Innovation Science and Economic Development, Navdeep Bains, to deliver your voices and talk about the future of Canada’s Internet. Here’s the rundown:
Image for We’re meeting with Minister Bains and want to take your voices with us — what should we tell him?

We’re meeting with Minister Bains and want to take your voices with us — what should we tell him?

Next week our Executive Director, Laura Tribe, is meeting in person with the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development to talk about Canada’s broken wireless market and the need for a national broadband strategy. Tell us what you want us to tell him!
Image for Critics call Big Telecom’s low data plans ‘embarrassing’

Critics call Big Telecom’s low data plans ‘embarrassing’

"It's embarrassing and quite frankly it's rude to think that these are functional plans,"
Image for Against website blocking: What OpenMedia submitted to the CRTC

Against website blocking: What OpenMedia submitted to the CRTC

We filed a substantive policy submission as well as more than 82K individual submissions from Canadians. Thank you for speaking up!
Image for CRTC extends competition protections  to broadband Internet competitors

CRTC extends competition protections to broadband Internet competitors

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
Image for CRTC failed Canadians, again. Over to you, Minister Bains

CRTC failed Canadians, again. Over to you, Minister Bains

Last week the CRTC shut the door on an opportunity to bring Canadians more mobile choices and lower prices. So we are looking to Minister Navdeep Bains to step in and help affect change.
Image for CRTC rejects opportunity to bring increased competition to Canada’s wireless market

CRTC rejects opportunity to bring increased competition to Canada’s wireless market

All eyes turn to Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains to address affordability with wholesale mobile access and mandate set-rates for MVNOs
Image for Bell’s Website Blocking Plan Is Authoritarian Overkill

Bell’s Website Blocking Plan Is Authoritarian Overkill

"With legal options for content delivery on the upswing, effective tools for curbing piracy already in place, and illegal sharing on the downward slide, Bell's website blocking proposal is like using a machine gun to kill a mosquito."
Image for Feb. 28 is the Day of Action against a Bell-led censorship initiative — join us!

Feb. 28 is the Day of Action against a Bell-led censorship initiative — join us!

Mark the date on your calendars — on February 28 Canadians across the country are coming together to protest Bell coalition's website blocking plan. Here’s how you can participate.
Image for Opposition mounts to Bell coalition’s website blocking plan

Opposition mounts to Bell coalition’s website blocking plan

Thousands of Canadians are expressing their opposition to Bell coalition's overreaching website blocking plan.
Image for Will Canada Pass a SOPA-like Proposal? Canadian Media Companies Hope So

Will Canada Pass a SOPA-like Proposal? Canadian Media Companies Hope So

Our friends at Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)​ break down why Bell coalition's SOPA-like website blocking plan is deeply flawed:
Image for The CRTC must reject new overreaching Internet censorship proposal

The CRTC must reject new overreaching Internet censorship proposal

Bell-led coalition proposes government-backed website blocking system that advocates warn will harm consumers and free expression online
Image for New Year, New Fight: 2017 in review and the battle ahead for digital rights

New Year, New Fight: 2017 in review and the battle ahead for digital rights

From Net Neutrality to proposed mandatory content filtering in the EU, 2017 was a big year for Internet advocates. What's next in 2018? 
Image for 9 in 10 Canadians still not at basic Internet speeds called for by CRTC, even as data usage jumps by 25%

9 in 10 Canadians still not at basic Internet speeds called for by CRTC, even as data usage jumps by 25%

Annual CRTC study demonstrates clear need for national broadband strategy, as Canadians face increasingly less affordable prices for home and mobile Internet.
Image for Bell Canada: weaponizing copyright

Bell Canada: weaponizing copyright

We thought we'd seen it all, but Bell has pitched an outrageous proposal to protect its outdated model and censor the Internet... Through NAFTA
Image for Lowering our cell bills: Your voice on the public record

Lowering our cell bills: Your voice on the public record

1 in 3 low-income Canadians can’t afford a cellphone. That means no emergency calls when away from a landline, no texting with loved ones, no access to maps, email, and the online tools and services that we all depend on every day.
Image for CRTC must remain responsive to the needs of Canadian consumers as new chairperson is appointed

CRTC must remain responsive to the needs of Canadian consumers as new chairperson is appointed

The appointment of a new chairperson with industry ties will be a test as to whether the regulator can remain committed to the goal of Internet as a basic service
Image for Innovation Minister asks CRTC to reconsider opening Canada’s wireless market to affordable wi-fi based mobile providers

Innovation Minister asks CRTC to reconsider opening Canada’s wireless market to affordable wi-fi based mobile providers

Minister Bains' announcement is good news for Canadian consumers, who have long been in need of relief from cell phone bills that are far too high.
Image for Tell the CRTC: Put the Community First!

Tell the CRTC: Put the Community First!

High-quality broadband Internet is now a basic service for all Canadians. But how do we turn that into a reality? By urging the CRTC to put their $750 million fund where it is needed the most: the community!
Image for We did it – We put your Internet installation horror stories on the public record!

We did it – We put your Internet installation horror stories on the public record!

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!
Image for  Win for citizens as CRTC framework will help prevent telecoms from engaging in differential pricing practices

Win for citizens as CRTC framework will help prevent telecoms from engaging in differential pricing practices

Today’s ruling strengthens Net Neutrality protections by discouraging telecom providers from zero-rating certain apps and services and not others
Image for Let’s put your Internet installation horror stories on the record

Let’s put your Internet installation horror stories on the record

Help us upgrade the CRTC’s system to ensure indie Internet service providers get a fair deal.
Image for Disappointing CRTC ruling threatens to lock Canadians into a future of high wireless prices

Disappointing CRTC ruling threatens to lock Canadians into a future of high wireless prices

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.
Image for Bell’s takeover of MTS will harm middle class consumers and businesses who rely on affordable telecom services

Bell’s takeover of MTS will harm middle class consumers and businesses who rely on affordable telecom services

Merger will result in higher telecom costs in one of the few provinces with affordable rates, reinforcing calls to encourage competition by structurally separating the networks.
Image for CRTC Must Ensure Fair Rates For All Internet Providers

CRTC Must Ensure Fair Rates For All Internet Providers

"As TekSavvy customers settle in to lowered bills and Bell customers prepare for their increase on February 1, a new battle for affordable Internet access is happening right under our noses: the price of next generation, ultra-high speed fibre Internet."
Image for Consumers face double-whammy of Bell telecom price-hikes and potential new Internet Tax

Consumers face double-whammy of Bell telecom price-hikes and potential new Internet Tax

Bell is raising Internet prices in Ontario and Quebec by $5, as their smaller competitor TekSavvy lowers its rates
Image for We won! Internet is a basic service for all Canadians!

We won! Internet is a basic service for all Canadians!

This is an incredible, historic moment. The CRTC has just ruled that high-speed Internet is now a basic service, essential to our everyday life.
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Vous avez vaincu le Projet de loi pour la censure d’Internet du Québec (il n’en a plus pour longtemps)

Près de 20 000 Canadiens ont demandé la mort du Projet de loi 74 - vendredi, les autorités canadiennes ayant juridiction sur Internet ont déclaré avoir le pouvoir de casser ce projet de loi et souhaiter s’en prévaloir.
Image for You killed Quebec’s Internet censorship bill (well, it’s on its last legs)

You killed Quebec’s Internet censorship bill (well, it’s on its last legs)

Nearly 20,000 Canadians asked for an end to Bill 74 — on Friday Canada’s Internet regulators said they had the power to stop the bill, and would.
Image for Thanks to you, we have a real chance to #EndDataCaps and stop zero-rating

Thanks to you, we have a real chance to #EndDataCaps and stop zero-rating

How OpenMedia brought your call to end data caps and ban zero-rating to Canada’s Internet policymakers
Image for Make sure you’re paying attention to the net neutrality debate

Make sure you’re paying attention to the net neutrality debate

On net neutrality in Canada: have you been watching? Watch closer.
Image for The Internet tax is a raw deal for all of us

The Internet tax is a raw deal for all of us

The Internet Tax – a defeated and deflated policy attempted in Hungary – is making its way to Canada. Yikes!

OpenMedia’s presentation at the CRTC hearings on differential pricing (a.k.a. zero-rating)

With support from 55,000 Canadians, OpenMedia testified at crucial CRTC hearings on November 3, 2016, and called on them to End Data Caps. Here's what our team had to say.
Image for “Listen to Canadians, Aim Higher for Canada, and Protect Innovation for All” — OpenMedia at today’s #EndDataCaps CRTC hearings

“Listen to Canadians, Aim Higher for Canada, and Protect Innovation for All” — OpenMedia at today’s #EndDataCaps CRTC hearings

Today, with support from 55,000 of you, OpenMedia testified at crucial CRTC hearings, and called on them to End Data Caps. Here’s what happened!
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We’re live at the CRTC!

We're glued to our screens and we know you are too! Find out below all the ways you can follow us at today's CRTC hearing.
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Tomorrow, we’re testifying at the CRTC to End Data Caps! Here’s how to follow us live

On Thursday, your OpenMedia team is testifying at the CRTC, calling on them to stand up for consumers and End Data Caps. Here’s how to stay in the loop.
Image for It’s Time for Canadian Data Plans to Catch Up to Our Changing Viewing Habits

It’s Time for Canadian Data Plans to Catch Up to Our Changing Viewing Habits

"Dollars for data, Canadians are paying more for gigabyte than just about anywhere else in the world."
Image for Hold onto your hats Canada, it’s going to be a wild week ahead!

Hold onto your hats Canada, it’s going to be a wild week ahead!

We have a busy and exciting week ahead on all of our pillars and we want to make sure our community members are the first to know what’s cooking.
Image for Spotlight turns to data caps, as CRTC study reveals skyrocketing data usage along with price increases

Spotlight turns to data caps, as CRTC study reveals skyrocketing data usage along with price increases

One week before high-profile CRTC hearing on data caps and Internet pricing, Commission's own study confirms data usage surged 40% from 2014 to 2015
Image for Spotlight turns to data caps, as CRTC study reveals skyrocketing data usage along with price increases

Spotlight turns to data caps, as CRTC study reveals skyrocketing data usage along with price increases

One week before high-profile CRTC hearing on data caps and Internet pricing, Commission's own study confirms data usage surged 40% from 2014 to 2015
Image for Stop the federal government before it taxes everything on the Internet

Stop the federal government before it taxes everything on the Internet

"Knee-jerk policy proposals that tax everything digital to subsidize struggling industries are not the way forward."
Image for Big Win for Canadians, as CRTC forces Big Telecom to lower wholesale rates

Big Win for Canadians, as CRTC forces Big Telecom to lower wholesale rates

Regulator steps in to significantly reduce wholesale high-speed access rates charged to independent ISPs, after finding telecom giants ignored accepted costing principles
Image for CRTC goes full-Internet with #EndDataCaps Reddit consultation

CRTC goes full-Internet with #EndDataCaps Reddit consultation

Make their #2016 effort pay off (so they do it again) — weigh in on the online forum now, all while speaking out against differential pricing.
Image for Over 42,000 Canadian voices against data caps are now on the public record at the CRTC

Over 42,000 Canadian voices against data caps are now on the public record at the CRTC

With support from over 42,000 Canadians, we’ve just delivered a 50-page submission against data caps to the CRTC
Image for Consumer advocates highlight industry support for ending data caps and upholding Net Neutrality in CRTC consultation

Consumer advocates highlight industry support for ending data caps and upholding Net Neutrality in CRTC consultation

Rogers’ opposition to zero-rating and moves by U.S. firms Netflix and T-Mobile suggest Canadian telecoms should follow their lead and offer unlimited data plans 
Image for Tired of data caps? You have 24 hours to say so on the public record

Tired of data caps? You have 24 hours to say so on the public record

The CRTC is asking Canadians how we think the Internet should be priced. Join us on the public record in telling them
Image for CRTC decision paves way for affordable fibre Internet choice, but could have gone further

CRTC decision paves way for affordable fibre Internet choice, but could have gone further

Customers can now look forward to accessing high-speed fibre Internet from affordable indie providers, but some surprising choices by CRTC will limit the range of competitive options available to Canadians
Image for Putting your voice on the record against Quebec’s Internet censorship Bill 74

Putting your voice on the record against Quebec’s Internet censorship Bill 74

Nearly 20,000 Canadians are asking federal decision-makers to deem the controversial bill in violation of our right to freedom of expression.
Image for Bell promises to run fibre to Churchill, Manitoba —  for the small price of acquiring MTS

Bell promises to run fibre to Churchill, Manitoba —  for the small price of acquiring MTS

You can almost smell the desperation as Bell promises to run fibre Internet to Churchill, Manitoba if the MTS takeover deal goes through
Image for As EU publishes strong Net Neutrality rules, Canada cannot afford to fall behind

As EU publishes strong Net Neutrality rules, Canada cannot afford to fall behind

Canada’s CRTC will soon hold hearings on how best to protect the open Internet: today’s new EU regulations set a positive example.
Image for Opportunity is knocking – let’s end data caps in Canada

Opportunity is knocking – let’s end data caps in Canada

Now is the time to end data caps in Canada – all we need is your help
Image for An interview with Ben Klass: a telecom policy love story, and beating Bell at the CRTC

An interview with Ben Klass: a telecom policy love story, and beating Bell at the CRTC

I sat down with Ben Klass, a student, researcher and citizen-leader in telecom policy reform in Canada. We spoke about why he cares about the open Web, how he came to be involved with OpenMedia and his journey in the Bell Mobile TV CRTC complaint. This is the edited version of our interview below.
Image for CRTC review opens door to improve Wireless Code’s customer safeguards

CRTC review opens door to improve Wireless Code’s customer safeguards

Three years after Wireless Code was first published, it’s clear there’s room for improvement in protecting Canadians from Big Telecom mistreatment
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We’re on record — here’s how we’re going to end data caps

OpenMedia, and some amazing partners, have submitted our first papers on how the Internet should be priced in Canada.
Image for U.S. Net Neutrality ruling sends a clear message to the CRTC

U.S. Net Neutrality ruling sends a clear message to the CRTC

June’s ‘open Internet’ win in the United States may be a sign of what’s to come for the CRTC’s Net Neutrality review.
Image for We can finally put an end to data caps—but will the CRTC listen?

We can finally put an end to data caps—but will the CRTC listen?

Canadians now have a unique opportunity to end mean-spirited data caps as the CRTC announces public consultation, and your OpenMedia team is on board to ensure affordable home broadband and wireless services for all.
Image for Get ready for independent fibre Internet — today’s CRTC ruling paves the way for more affordable access

Get ready for independent fibre Internet — today’s CRTC ruling paves the way for more affordable access

The CRTC released two decisions this morning — one that allows indie ISPs to offer fibre at a lower cost and one that will limit choice.
Image for Huge win for the Internet, as U.S. Court of Appeals  upholds hard-won Net Neutrality rules

Huge win for the Internet, as U.S. Court of Appeals upholds hard-won Net Neutrality rules

Key ruling prohibiting Internet slow lanes sends strong signal to Canada and the European Union, which are currently reviewing their own Net Neutrality rules
Image for Let’s end data caps — add your voice as we urge the CRTC to honour the spirit of Net Neutrality

Let’s end data caps — add your voice as we urge the CRTC to honour the spirit of Net Neutrality

Internet users are mobilizing to seek end to data caps, as new report reveals how Canadians are getting a raw deal on both wired and wireless services.
Image for CRTC urged to end Internet data caps and punitive overage charges

CRTC urged to end Internet data caps and punitive overage charges

Internet users are mobilizing to seek end to data caps, as new report reveals how Canadians are getting a raw deal on both wired and wireless services.
Image for After big win over Bell, what’s next for Canada’s telecom market?

After big win over Bell, what’s next for Canada’s telecom market?

We won a big battle that will determine the future of the Internet in Canada. But what does this really mean?
Image for The final word: How Canadians will have access to high-speed Internet at a fair price

The final word: How Canadians will have access to high-speed Internet at a fair price

The federal government asked Canadians if broadband Internet should be a basic service — read our TL;DR response or dive into our submission below.  

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