Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

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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Huge win! Toronto City Council supports Community Broadband

February 5th, 2021
ConnectTO initiative lets Toronto fill the connectivity gaps left by Big Telecom
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Government’s Universal Broadband Fund finally announced

November 9th, 2020
Rapid response funding welcome, but details of who will be connected when still unclear
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New Broadcast Act aims to regulate the Internet to support legacy media

November 3rd, 2020
New powers to the CRTC will make the Internet more like cable TV, without addressing underlying problems with existing CanCon system
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Infrastructure Bank expands broadband funding, but universal connectivity priorities remain unclear

October 1st, 2020
Canada still needs a national strategy to outline when each household will be connected, and how
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Throne speech moves us no closer to connecting Canadians

September 23rd, 2020
Fast and affordable Internet still on hold while government chases after Big Tech
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Mobile billboards highlight government’s failure to support much-needed Internet during pandemic

September 10th, 2020
A mobile billboard campaign circling Parliament is demanding to know why the federal government has not supported the affordability and availability of Internet in Canada during the pandemic.
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OpenMedia’s comments on federal cabinet decision in wholesale Internet rates appeal

August 15th, 2020
“We’re disappointed to see Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains side with Canada’s telecom giants. In no way does this morning’s decision help improve Internet affordability, despite Minister Bains long promising it to be a priority.”– OpenMedia Executive Director Laura Tribe
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CRTC finally announces first round of Broadband Fund to connect Canada’s north

August 12th, 2020
But piecemeal support highlights need for federal national broadband strategy
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New Internet performance data shows federal government failing rural Canada

August 12th, 2020
Months after Minister Monsef promised financial support “in the coming days,” Internet advocates question government’s commitment to rural connectivity
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