Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

NDP releases plan to bring Internet affordability to Canada

June 10th, 2019
OpenMedia welcomes the plan, and the critical attention to issue of Internet affordability
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:10 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Vancouver Airport rejects ads informing travellers of their rights

April 24th, 2019
Campaign to educate individuals about how their most sensitive information is treated at the border has been blocked by YVR
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:10 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

European Parliament approves unpopular Link Tax and mandatory content filtering in its final vote on the Copyright Directive

March 26th, 2019
Despite massive public outcry and opposition from dozens of experts and academics the European Parliament failed to even allow a vote on amendments
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:10 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

European Copyright Directive passes, setting dangerous precedent for the open Internet

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: 5:10 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Federal government announces $1.7 billion investment for high-speed Internet, but questions as to implementation remain

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: 5:10 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

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

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: 5:10 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

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

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: 5:10 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

OpenMedia welcomes new members to Board of Directors

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: 5:10 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

ISED called out for having ‘no plan’ for much-needed remote & rural connectivity

November 20th, 2018
New report from Auditor General slams federal government for failing to meet needs of Canadians
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:10 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Advocates stunned by CRTC’s decision to cut its own Internet speed targets in half for new Broadband Fund

September 27th, 2018
Canadians are calling on Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains to send the decision back to the CRTC for reconsideration immediately
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:10 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2