Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Government listens to Canadians, protects digital rights in new TPP agreement

January 24th, 2018
Transparency continues to elude Canadian trade negotiation processes
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 12:00 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

U.S. Federal Communications Commission votes to repeal Net Neutrality protections that ensure an open and equal Internet

December 14th, 2017
Canadian Internet users and businesses will feel the impact of this vote on their pocketbooks, with a loss of innovation and potential harm to policies here at home
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 10:00 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Canada Still Among Highest Mobile Wireless Prices Globally

December 13th, 2017
Although lower-tier plans are decreasing in price, mobile data is increasingly unaffordable
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 10:00 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announces proposal to dismantle U.S. Net Neutrality protections in a move that will have ramifications for Canada’s Internet

November 21st, 2017
If passed, the order will threaten Canada’s current robust Net Neutrality north of the border and have serious implications on Canadian Internet users.
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 10:00 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Canada slows down TPP 11, but a deal remains possible

November 10th, 2017
Government’s decision demonstrates citizens’ pressure is working and that they are willing to re-evaluate before moving forward with the new deal
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 12:00 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

9 in 10 Canadians still not at basic Internet speeds called for by CRTC, even as data usage jumps by 25%

November 09th, 2017
Annual CRTC study demonstrates clear need for national broadband strategy, as Canadians face increasingly less affordable prices for home and mobile Internet
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 10:00 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

U.S. District Court defends online free expression and principles of intermediary liability with recent decision

November 03rd, 2017
U.S. ruling blocks Supreme Court of Canada global takedown decision in Google v. Equustek.
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 10:00 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Ahead of unveiling of FCC plans to scrap Net Neutrality, Congress urged to hold oversight hearings into FCC Chair Ajit Pai’s proposals

April 26th, 2017
House and Senate leaders warned about the loss of Net Neutrality as Pai is widely expected to announce plans to dismantle common carriage safeguards this week
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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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