Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

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

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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CRTC Further Delays Affordable Fibre Internet in Canada

June 11th, 2020
New proceeding leaves fibre Internet customers with few options and high prices
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National coalition calls for universal affordable Internet access

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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Judy Duncan

ACORN Canada Time Zone: 3:03 pm +1 (416) 996 6401

Meagan Hampel

Cybera Time Zone: 3:03 pm +1 (403) 210-5271

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

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

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

March 5th, 2020
Mandated price cuts are positive, but do not address lack of choice in the market
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Expert Review Panel dreams big for the CRTC, falls short for Canadians

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: 7:03 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

OpenMedia releases pro-Internet policy platform ahead of federal election

September 10th, 2019
Platform lists the policies needed to ensure Canada has an open, affordable and surveillance-free Internet
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Liberal Party joins NDP, Greens promising to lower cell phone costs

August 28th, 2019
OpenMedia welcomes reports, and the critical attention to the issue of affordability
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Bell turns its back on rural Canada, rescinding broadband investment promises

August 19th, 2019
CRTC and federal government must back smaller, local providers to ensure connectivity for every person in Canada
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