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

OpenMedia to make definitive case to end data caps and ban differential pricing at CRTC hearings on Thursday

November 2, 2016Access
Canadians experience some of the lowest data caps and highest overage charges in the industrialized world, despite CRTC figures showing data usage surged 40% last year

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

October 26, 2016Access
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

Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist
CANADA, Calgary
Time Zone: -0700 (06:03 pm now)
+1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Looking for unlimited Internet? You're much better off with an indie provider, finds new report

October 13, 2016Access
Report reveals that independent Internet providers offer consumers much better deals on data caps and overage charges than the large telcos

Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist
CANADA, Calgary
Time Zone: -0700 (06:03 pm now)
+1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Incumbent telecom providers’ efforts to artificially inflate wholesale rates ‘very disturbing,’ says CRTC Chairman Blais

October 6, 2016Access
Regulator steps in to significantly reduce wholesale high-speed access rates charged to independent ISPs, after finding telecom giants ignored accepted costing principles

Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist
CANADA, Calgary
Time Zone: -0700 (06:03 pm now)
+1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

OpenMedia submits intervention to critical Supreme Court of Canada case that could shape the future of free expression online

October 5, 2016Free Expression
Today’s deadline sees all intervenors submit arguments in a case that Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin has called one of the most important the Court will hear this year

Privacy Commissioner’s Annual Report confirms that system is broken when it comes to Bill C-51 and CSE metadata sharing

September 27, 2016Privacy
OpenMedia says Privacy Commissioner’s findings underscore the need for a complete repeal of Bill C-51 and an end to the bulk collection of Canadians’ metadata

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

September 21, 2016Access
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

CRTC decision paves way for affordable fibre Internet choice, but could have gone further to ensure level playing field

September 20, 2016Access
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

Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist
CANADA, Calgary
Time Zone: -0700 (06:03 pm now)
+1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

EU Commission formally proposes Link Tax to European Parliament as part of new Copyright Directive

September 14, 2016Free Expression
Commission submits “some of the worst copyright rules in the world” to the European Parliament, including unprecedented new Link Tax powers for publishing giants

Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist
London, UK
Time Zone: +0000 (01:03 am now)
+44 7854 341 550

New report reveals potential extent of invasive Stingray phone surveillance in Canada

September 13, 2016Privacy
OpenMedia calls on Minister Goodale to address this blatant violation of Canadians' Charter rights in the government's security consultation