Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

National Day of Action Demands Affordable Internet for Everyone in Canada

Access pillar Canada March 16th, 2021
Advocates, academics, and companies come together to call on federal government and CRTC to deliver lower prices
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:23 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Canadians Cannot Afford Rogers Acquisition of Shaw Communications

Access pillar Canada March 15th, 2021
Higher cell phone prices inevitable conclusion to elimination of fourth wireless provider
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:23 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Enough is enough: National Day of Action demands affordable internet for Canadians

Access pillar February 25th, 2021
Pro-consumer coalition launches affordable-internet.ca, says federal government and regulators must deliver more competition and lower prices
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Huge win! Toronto City Council supports Community Broadband

Access pillar Canada February 05th, 2021
ConnectTO initiative lets Toronto fill the connectivity gaps left by Big Telecom
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:23 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Government’s Universal Broadband Fund finally announced

Access pillar Canada November 09th, 2020
Rapid response funding welcome, but details of who will be connected when still unclear
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:23 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

New Broadcast Act aims to regulate the Internet to support legacy media

Access pillar Canada November 03rd, 2020
New powers to the CRTC will make the Internet more like cable TV, without addressing underlying problems with existing CanCon system
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:23 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Infrastructure Bank expands broadband funding, but universal connectivity priorities remain unclear

Access pillar Canada October 01st, 2020
Canada still needs a national strategy to outline when each household will be connected, and how
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:23 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Throne speech moves us no closer to connecting Canadians

Access pillar Canada September 23rd, 2020
Fast and affordable Internet still on hold while government chases after Big Tech
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Matthew Hatfield

Campaigns Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 2:23 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Mobile billboards highlight government’s failure to support much-needed Internet during pandemic

Access pillar Canada September 10th, 2020
A mobile billboard campaign circling Parliament is demanding to know why the federal government has not supported the affordability and availability of Internet in Canada during the pandemic.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:23 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

OpenMedia’s comments on federal cabinet decision in wholesale Internet rates appeal

Access pillar Canada August 15th, 2020
“We’re disappointed to see Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains side with Canada’s telecom giants. In no way does this morning’s decision help improve Internet affordability, despite Minister Bains long promising it to be a priority.”– OpenMedia Executive Director Laura Tribe
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:23 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2