Category digital divide

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OpenMedia welcomes government’s Connectivity Strategy to bring rural communities online with high-speed Internet access

The strategy puts a focus on areas traditionally underserved and often left offline
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What’s the ‘5G hype’ all about?

5G: The next generation of hyperconnectivity and surveillance with a side of international power struggle.
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ISED called out for having ‘no plan’ for much-needed remote & rural connectivity

New report from Auditor General slams federal government for having no plan to bring high quality Internet to Canadians in rural and remote areas.
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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.
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Lower cell phone bills are about more than affordability. They help to bridge the digital divide

The need for affordable cellphone plans in Canada is essential to bridge the digital divide and provide more Canadians with the array of socio-economic benefits the Internet affords.
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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.
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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!
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Budget 2017 promises review of Canadian Internet policies, but disappoints in lack of investment for infrastructure

Limited funding to support Internet connectivity for low-income families is welcome, but budget will disappoint those hoping for the government to deliver on CRTC’s call for a National Broadband Strategy
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Sales tax for foreign online services is a better alternative to an Internet Tax or Netflix Tax

Liberal government still considering a damaging new Internet Tax that would raise monthly bills and keep Canadians offline.
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Why are Telus and Bell fighting against ambitious speed targets?

At the CRTC’s broadband hearings, some ISPs are arguing internet speeds are fine. Those same companies deliver some of the slowest services to customers.
Image for All Canadians deserve affordable, high-speed Internet. Because 2016.

All Canadians deserve affordable, high-speed Internet. Because 2016.

Your OpenMedia team took a simple but important message to the recent CRTC hearing: broadband access is considered an essential service by most Canadians and we deserve better. It's time for the CRTC to bridge the digital divide.

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