Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

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: 2:18 am 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: 5:18 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: 5:18 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

OpenMedia applauds new bill to restore Net Neutrality in the U.S.

Access pillar International March 06th, 2019
Enshrining Net Neutrality into legislation is critical step for a free and open Internet
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:18 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

ISED’s new direction for CRTC puts customers first

Access pillar Canada February 26th, 2019
Policy direction paves the path for new entrants, smaller providers, and increased telecom affordability
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:18 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

CRTC acknowledges Big Telecom’s sales practices are problematic, but without any commitment for next steps

Access pillar Canada February 20th, 2019
CRTC fails to provide any penalties to offending telecoms, or accountability to prevent these behaviours from continuing.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:18 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Canadians’ mobile data usage slow to increase, while Big Telecom’s revenues continue to grow

Access pillar Canada December 20th, 2018
CRTC’s annual report shows that data usage serves the greatest revenue growth for Bell, Telus and Rogers
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:18 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

OpenMedia welcomes new members to Board of Directors

Access pillar Canada International December 07th, 2018
OpenMedia is happy to announce that three new community members have joined its Board of Directors.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:18 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

New NAFTA agreement’s copyright rules will cost Canadians millions

Access pillar Canada October 01st, 2018
This is a terrible deal for Canadians. These draconian copyright provisions must be rejected.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:18 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

EU Parliament votes to adopt overreaching copyright legislation, introducing a Link Tax and Censorship Machines

Access pillar International September 12th, 2018
MEPs narrowly approved, despite citizens' and experts' concerns, supporting dangerous copyright proposals that will fundamentally change the Internet as we know it
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:18 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2