Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Expert Review Panel dreams big for the CRTC, falls short for Canadians

Access pillar Canada January 29th, 2020
Should the CRTC take on radical new powers to tax and regulate the Internet?
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Matthew Hatfield

Campaigns Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 11:01 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Big Telecom asks Trudeau to reject affordable Internet

Privacy pillar Canada November 13th, 2019
Incumbents’ tantrum over fair wholesale rates continues with petition to Governor in Council
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 2:01 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

OpenMedia launches tool for voters to request personal information from political parties

Access pillar Canada October 04th, 2019
“My Political Data” empowers citizens to exercise rights to their personal information
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 2:01 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

OpenMedia releases pro-Internet policy platform ahead of federal election

Access pillar Canada September 10th, 2019
Platform lists the policies needed to ensure Canada has an open, affordable and surveillance-free Internet
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 2:01 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Liberal Party joins NDP, Greens promising to lower cell phone costs

Access pillar Canada August 28th, 2019
OpenMedia welcomes reports, and the critical attention to the issue of affordability
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Matthew Carroll

Campaigns Director CANADA, Nelson Time Zone: 11:01 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Bell turns its back on rural Canada, rescinding broadband investment promises

Access pillar Canada August 19th, 2019
CRTC and federal government must back smaller, local providers to ensure connectivity for every person in Canada
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 2:01 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Good news for Internet affordability, as CRTC lowers wholesale broadband Internet rates

Privacy pillar Canada August 15th, 2019
Lower barriers for smaller providers means people in Canada may see more choice and lower Internet prices on the horizon
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 2:01 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Canada’s Political Parties Fail to Meet Basic Privacy Expectations

Access pillar Canada August 07th, 2019
OpenMedia calls on parties to better protect personal information and empower citizens in democratic processes
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 2:01 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

CRTC’s new Internet Code of Conduct falls short of expectations

Access pillar Canada July 31st, 2019
While a step in the right direction, the Code fails to provide a sufficiently robust framework to protect customers from Big Telecom’s widespread predatory practices
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 2:01 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 2:01 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2