Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

IMCO Committee recommends EU Parliament reject plans for Link Tax, warns content filtering harms interests of Internet users

Access pillar International February 24th, 2017
Parliament’s Committee on the Internal Market recommends that Commission plans for a Link Tax (Article 11) be completely removed from draft legislation
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Vancouver event to examine how local municipalities across Canada are bringing faster, cheaper Internet to their communities

Access pillar Free Expression pillar Canada February 23rd, 2017
OpenMedia’s Josh Tabish will deliver a talk about the Connecting Canadian Communities municipal broadband project at event organized by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority
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Release of first batch of security consultation submissions is big win for transparency, but litmus test will be how government responds

Access pillar Canada February 15th, 2017
Submissions from 12,156 Canadians have been published online by Public Safety Canada, with remaining submissions expected to be made public in the coming weeks
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For Canada to consider a TPP without the U.S. would require a total overhaul of the deal and extensive citizen participation

Access pillar Canada February 10th, 2017
As Canada confirms its participation in next month’s trade talks in Chile, Canadians are still waiting on the results from the government’s TPP consultations
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Communities, local leaders, and entrepreneurs come together for faster, cheaper Internet through Community Broadband

Access pillar Canada January 23rd, 2017
In wake of December’s historic CRTC ruling on high-speed Internet, local governments across the nation are being urged to step up and play their part
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 4:38 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Residents report that telephone service in Kyuquot B.C. has been down for a week, failing intermittently for months, and unreliable for years

Access pillar Canada January 19th, 2017
Despite repeated requests, residents are reporting Telus has failed to come to Kyuquot to fix the issues for over 2 months
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Consumers face double-whammy of Bell telecom price-hikes and potential new Internet Tax

Access pillar Canada January 18th, 2017
Bell is raising Internet prices in Ontario and Quebec by $5, as their smaller competitor TekSavvy lowers its rates
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 4:38 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Applying sales tax to foreign online services is a positive alternative to harmful new fees such as an Internet Tax or Netflix Tax

Access pillar Canada January 17th, 2017
Liberal government still considering a damaging new Internet Tax that would raise monthly bills and keep Canadians offline
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In historic decision, Canada joins small handful of nations that define high-speed Internet as a basic service

Access pillar United States International December 21st, 2016
Canada’s telecom regulator rules that all Canadians must have access to high-speed Internet, setting a positive example for the rest of the world
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 4:38 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1