Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

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: 3:09 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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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 6:09 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

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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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 6:09 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

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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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 6:09 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

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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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 6:09 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

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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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 6:09 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

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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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 6:09 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Enough is enough: National Day of Action demands affordable internet for Canadians

February 25th, 2021
Pro-consumer coalition launches affordable-internet.ca, says federal government and regulators must deliver more competition and lower prices
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 6:09 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Huge win! Toronto City Council supports Community Broadband

February 05th, 2021
ConnectTO initiative lets Toronto fill the connectivity gaps left by Big Telecom
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 6:09 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Government’s Universal Broadband Fund finally announced

November 09th, 2020
Rapid response funding welcome, but details of who will be connected when still unclear
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 6:09 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2