Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

National coalition calls for universal affordable Internet access

Access pillar Canada May 14th, 2020
COVID-19 highlights the need for governments to act urgently to provide high-speed Internet to every household in Canada
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 1:27 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Judy Duncan

ACORN Canada Time Zone: 5:27 pm +1 (416) 996 6401

Meagan Hampel

Cybera Time Zone: 5:27 pm +1 (403) 210-5271

CCTS mid-year complaints report shows disconnect between regulations and customer needs

Access pillar Canada May 12th, 2020
Majority of complaints filed to the CCTS relate to issues not appropriately regulated by Internet and Wireless codes
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 1:27 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Experts call for privacy precautions in use of personal data for fighting COVID-19

Access pillar Canada April 15th, 2020
Group of privacy experts releases set of principles for any data gathering or location tracking measures brought into force in Canada
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 1:27 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Liberals’ price cut a small step to wireless affordability in Canada

Access pillar Canada March 05th, 2020
Mandated price cuts are positive, but do not address lack of choice in the market
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 1:27 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

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: 10:27 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

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: 1:27 pm 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: 10:27 am 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: 1:27 pm 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: 1:27 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 1:27 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2