Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Trudeau abandons promise to lower Internet and cell phone bills

December 17th, 2021
Mandate letters miss the mark entirely on affordable connectivity and Internet access.
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Matthew Hatfield

Campaigns Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 5:49 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Throne speech doubles down on botched approach to tackling Big Tech

November 23rd, 2021
Government signals it will neglect its duty to address core Internet affordability and privacy reform issues.
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Matthew Hatfield

Campaigns Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 5:49 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

OpenMedia calls on ISED Minister to condemn Rogers Shaw deal

October 28th, 2021
Minister Champagne’s renewal was approved on Tuesday in the midst of the biggest telecom merger in Canadian history.
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Rosa Addario

Communications Manager CANADA, Montreal Time Zone: 1:49 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 0

Federal government should fast track adopting Bill C-299

June 09th, 2021
Requiring ISPs in Canada to accurately report speeds is an overdue fix
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Matthew Hatfield

Campaigns Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 5:49 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Today’s CRTC ruling on wholesale Internet rates most anti-consumer decision on record

May 27th, 2021
CRTC sides firmly with Big Telecom, undermining any chance for choice, affordability, and the success of small providers
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Federal government hit with over 62,000 signatures of support to block Rogers-Shaw buyout

May 18th, 2021
Multiple petitions call on the Government of Canada to stop Rogers’ proposed acquisition of Shaw, citing significant threat to wireless affordability.
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Over 61,000 petition signers call on federal government to block Rogers-Shaw buyout

May 07th, 2021
Joint civil society statement warns of higher prices and less consumer choice if Rogers is allowed to buy competitor Shaw.
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Toothless CRTC decision guarantees more unaffordable cell phone prices for Canada

April 15th, 2021
Regulator has yet again failed consumers, as it rejects innovative new cell phone providers and doubles down on a failed strategy
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National Day of Action Demands Affordable Internet for Everyone in Canada

March 16th, 2021
Advocates, academics, and companies come together to call on federal government and CRTC to deliver lower prices
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Canadians Cannot Afford Rogers Acquisition of Shaw Communications

March 15th, 2021
Higher cell phone prices inevitable conclusion to elimination of fourth wireless provider
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