Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Liberal Party joins NDP, Greens promising to lower cell phone costs

Access pillar Canada August 28th, 2019
OpenMedia welcomes reports, and the critical attention to the issue of affordability
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Matthew Carroll

Campaigns Director CANADA, Nelson Time Zone: 10:43 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Bell turns its back on rural Canada, rescinding broadband investment promises

Access pillar Canada August 19th, 2019
CRTC and federal government must back smaller, local providers to ensure connectivity for every person in Canada
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 1:43 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Canada’s Political Parties Fail to Meet Basic Privacy Expectations

Access pillar Canada August 07th, 2019
OpenMedia calls on parties to better protect personal information and empower citizens in democratic processes
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 1:43 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

CRTC’s new Internet Code of Conduct falls short of expectations

Access pillar Canada July 31st, 2019
While a step in the right direction, the Code fails to provide a sufficiently robust framework to protect customers from Big Telecom’s widespread predatory practices
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 1:43 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 1:43 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel releases its “what we heard” interim report

Access pillar Canada June 26th, 2019
The report contains few surprises and a variety of different themes relevant to the future of the Internet in Canada 
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Marie Aspiazu

Campaigner CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 10:43 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 3

OpenMedia welcomes government’s new policy direction to guide CRTC

Access pillar Free Expression pillar Canada June 18th, 2019
Directive marks a significant step forward in putting people before Big Telecom
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 1:43 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Poll: 75% of People in Canada Support Right to Repair Legislation

Access pillar Canada June 12th, 2019
Innovative Research Group poll shows majority of people in Canada would support legislation to make it easier and more affordable to fix electronic devices.
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Rodrigo Samayoa

Digital Campaigner Prince Rupert, BC Time Zone: 10:43 pm 1-888-441-2640 ext. 4

European Copyright Directive passes, setting dangerous precedent for the open Internet

Access pillar Canada March 26th, 2019
Despite massive public opposition, the European Parliament has rubber-stamped a Link Tax and Censorship Machines
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 1:43 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Federal government announces $1.7 billion investment for high-speed Internet, but questions as to implementation remain

Access pillar Canada March 19th, 2019
The new coordinated broadband fund is a critical commitment from the government, but missing details on the implementation of the plan leave doubt as to how far this promise will go.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 1:43 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2