Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

OpenMedia joins Massive Internet-Wide Day of Action to defend Net Neutrality and prevent Internet Slow Lanes

July 12th, 2017
July 12th Day of Action is backed by thousands of websites, including household names such as Twitter, Facebook, Google, Amazon, Reddit, Netflix, OK Cupid, PornHub, Mozilla, Etsy, Snapchat, and Vimeo
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Internet Tax proposed by Heritage Committee MPs would raise cost of online access for all Canadians

June 15th, 2017
Recent poll showed 70% of Canadians oppose Internet Tax that would raise monthly bills, deepen digital divide, and force vulnerable Canadians offline
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Over 88% of the first round of National Security Consultation submissions that mention Bill C-51 support its repeal

May 5th, 2017
A crowdsourced analysis reveals that 88.7% of submissions that mention Bill C-51 support the repeal of the controversial surveillance legislation
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Launch of IXmaps Internet Mapping tool enables Canadians to see exactly where their data travels online

March 28th, 2017
Researchers estimate that at least 90% of Canadians’ Internet traffic travels via the U.S., where it is especially vulnerable to NSA surveillance
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Federal Budget promises review of Canadian Internet policies, but disappoints in lack of new investment for Internet infrastructure

March 22nd, 2017
Limited funding to support Internet connectivity for low-income families is welcome, but budget will disappoint those hoping for the government to deliver on CRTC’s call for a National Broadband Strategy
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It falls to the European Parliament to undo deeply damaging digital policies of the European Commission

March 20th, 2017
In recent weeks, two reports from key Parliamentary committees have made recommendations on critical copyright legislation
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As trade ministers gather in Chile, new report reveals why Canadians oppose the TPP and how the government can restore trust in trade processes

March 14th, 2017
Report crowdsourced from nearly 28,000 people finds that Canadians want to withdraw from the TPP, and ensure real transparency and engagement for future trade deals
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Disappointing CRTC ruling threatens to lock Canadians into a future of high wireless prices

March 1st, 2017
Today’s decision effectively makes it impossible for Sugar Mobile and other new entrants to compete in a market that continues to be dominated by Bell, Rogers, and Telus
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Vancouver event to examine how local municipalities across Canada are bringing faster, cheaper Internet to their communities

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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Bell’s takeover of MTS will harm middle class consumers and businesses who rely on affordable telecom services

February 15th, 2017
Merger will result in higher telecom costs in one of the few provinces with affordable rates, reinforcing calls to encourage competition by structurally separating the networks
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