Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

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: 2:37 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: 11:37 pm 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: 2:37 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: 2:37 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

CRTC Further Delays Affordable Fibre Internet in Canada

Access pillar Canada June 11th, 2020
New proceeding leaves fibre Internet customers with few options and high prices
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 2:37 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

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: 2:37 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Judy Duncan

ACORN Canada Time Zone: 6:37 am +1 (416) 996 6401

Meagan Hampel

Cybera Time Zone: 6:37 am +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: 2:37 am 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: 2:37 am 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: 2:37 am 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: 11:37 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1