Minister Champagne’s refusal to revisit the CRTC’s Internet price hikes has hurt independent providers’ efforts to close the digital divide.
Our “Minister of Collapse” must undo this affordability disaster of his own making.
The government's August 15 decision sided with Big Telecom over Canadians, and we're already seeing Internet bills going up.
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.
"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."
Regulator steps in to significantly reduce wholesale high-speed access rates charged to independent ISPs, after finding telecom giants ignored accepted costing principles
This morning, OpenMedia filed detailed policy interventions with the CRTC to oppose Bell Canada’s appeal of the fair, pro-customer Internet rules we won together earlier this year. Find out more here.