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Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order, Canada context.

New Wireless auction results point to improved wireless service choice for Canadians

March 6, 2015Access
Industry Minister James Moore has announced the outcome of the AWS-3 wireless spectrum auction. Proactive spectrum rules appear to have ensured independent providers have the infrastructure they need to expand services.

Canadian group plays pivotal role in Historic Win for Internet, as U.S. FCC announces strong new rules to save Net Neutrality

February 26, 2015Access
Year-long campaign ends in victory, after massive global coalition unites to stop telecom conglomerates’ plan to force millions of websites into an Internet slow lane.

Latest CSE spying revelations underline need for independent, democratic oversight, and raise huge questions around Bill C-51

February 25, 2015Privacy

Bell Mobility is taking Canadians to court so it can keep artificially inflating the price of competing apps and services

February 22, 2015Access
In an effort to make Internet services more like cable TV, Bell is trying to overturn a CRTC decision forcing the company to respect net neutrality and treat independent video services fairly on their network

Messages from Internet users to be beamed on Giant Jumbotron outside U.S. FCC, in run-up to crucial Net Neutrality decision with major implications for Canada

February 17, 2015Access
Vancouver-based Internet freedom group OpenMedia, with support from diverse coalition, including Daily Kos, Tumblr, Fark, The Center for Media Justice, Roots Action, and The Nation, to park giant Jumbotron outside FCC headquarters and stream thousands of messages and images from citizens

New spy powers will undermine privacy of Canadians, and fails to address inadequate control and accountability of spy agencies

January 30, 2015
New measures to undermine privacy proposed just days after the government’s spy agency CSE revealed to be spying on private online activities of law-abiding Canadians on a massive scale

In big win for Internet users, CRTC finds Bell Mobility unlawfully made competing mobile video apps and services more expensive

January 29, 2015Access
Following case taken by concerned Canadians and public interest groups, CRTC says mobile providers cannot markup independent services like Netflix to give their own content an unfair advantage

Breaking - Spy agency CSE is monitoring our private online activities on a massive scale and sharing sensitive data with other governments

January 28, 2015Privacy
Canadian spy agency has been caught monitoring over 100 popular file-storage websites, spying on millions of downloads a day, with Canadian Internet addresses among the targets

Obama Administration to provide citizens with faster, cheaper Internet while Canada falls behind

January 14, 2015Access
Internet advocates celebrate Obama’s move, and point to it as the type of action required to get Canada’s Internet rates and speeds on par with global counterparts.

Canadians demanding James Moore take action to end media conglomerates’ $150,000 copyright shakedown

January 12, 2015Free Expression
U.S. media giants are sending Canadians threatening notices telling them they could face $150,000 lawsuits and get kicked kicked off the Internet – neither of which are possible under Canadian law