Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

OpenMedia’s comments on federal cabinet decision in wholesale Internet rates appeal

Access pillar Canada 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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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:12 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

CRTC finally announces first round of Broadband Fund to connect Canada’s north

Access pillar Canada August 12th, 2020
But piecemeal support highlights need for federal national broadband strategy
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:12 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

New Internet performance data shows federal government failing rural Canada

Access pillar 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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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:12 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

OpenMedia calls for federal investigation of today’s Internet outage

Access pillar Canada August 06th, 2020
Poor network management threatens Canadian economy and safety during COVID-19
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Matthew Hatfield

Campaigns Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 2:12 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

CRTC Further Delays Affordable Fibre Internet in Canada

Access pillar Canada June 11th, 2020
New proceeding leaves fibre Internet customers with few options and high prices
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:12 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

National coalition calls for universal affordable Internet access

Access pillar Canada 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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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:12 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Judy Duncan

ACORN Canada Time Zone: 9:12 am +1 (416) 996 6401

Meagan Hampel

Cybera Time Zone: 9:12 am +1 (403) 210-5271

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

Access pillar Canada 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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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:12 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Experts call for privacy precautions in use of personal data for fighting COVID-19

Access pillar Canada 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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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:12 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Liberals’ price cut a small step to wireless affordability in Canada

Access pillar Canada March 05th, 2020
Mandated price cuts are positive, but do not address lack of choice in the market
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:12 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Hostage-taking by Big Telecom can’t be allowed to crush affordable wireless

Access pillar Canada February 20th, 2020
Telus’s threat to drop investment if forced to open networks is a last gasp effort to stave off much-needed market competition
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:12 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2