Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

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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OpenMedia calls for federal investigation of today’s Internet outage

August 6th, 2020
Poor network management threatens Canadian economy and safety during COVID-19
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Matthew Hatfield

Campaigns Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 4:50 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

CRTC Further Delays Affordable Fibre Internet in Canada

June 11th, 2020
New proceeding leaves fibre Internet customers with few options and high prices
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National coalition calls for universal affordable Internet access

May 14th, 2020
COVID-19 highlights the need for governments to act urgently to provide high-speed Internet to every household in Canada
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Judy Duncan

ACORN Canada Time Zone: 11:50 am +1 (416) 996 6401

Meagan Hampel

Cybera Time Zone: 11:50 am +1 (403) 210-5271

CCTS mid-year complaints report shows disconnect between regulations and customer needs

May 12th, 2020
Majority of complaints filed to the CCTS relate to issues not appropriately regulated by Internet and Wireless codes
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Experts call for privacy precautions in use of personal data for fighting COVID-19

April 15th, 2020
Group of privacy experts releases set of principles for any data gathering or location tracking measures brought into force in Canada
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Liberals’ price cut a small step to wireless affordability in Canada

March 5th, 2020
Mandated price cuts are positive, but do not address lack of choice in the market
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