Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

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: 1:12 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

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

December 14th, 2017
Vote comes amid study that over 83% of U.S. citizens oppose the decision, which will impact all Internet users and businesses
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 1:12 pm +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: 1:12 pm +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: 1:12 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announces proposal to dismantle Net Neutrality protections

November 21st, 2017
If passed, the order will make the Internet more expensive and give already powerful telecom companies even more control over citizens’ online experience.
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Marie Aspiazu

Campaigner CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 12:12 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 3

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: 1:12 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

Federal Communications Commission votes to begin dismantling Net Neutrality

May 18th, 2017
Trump-appointed FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is backing a plan that will eliminate Title II protections that ensure all traffic is treated equally online
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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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In significant win for citizens, CRTC framework prevents telecom providers from engaging in discriminatory data pricing practices

April 20th, 2017
Today’s ruling strengthens Net Neutrality protections by discouraging telecom providers from zero-rating certain apps and services and not others
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Launch of IXmaps Internet Mapping tool enables Canadians to see exactly where their data travels online

March 28th, 2017
Researchers estimate that at least 90% of Canadians’ Internet traffic travels via the U.S., where it is especially vulnerable to NSA surveillance
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