Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Canadian government commits to expediting rural broadband development

Privacy pillar Canada April 30th, 2020
Internet has been a critical lifeline throughout COVID-19, but many in rural Canada are being left behind.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 7:39 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

NDP releases plan to bring Internet affordability to Canada

Privacy pillar Canada June 10th, 2019
OpenMedia welcomes the plan, and the critical attention to issue of Internet affordability
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 7:39 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

EU Legal Committee Approves Controversial Copyright Directive

Privacy pillar Canada United States International June 20th, 2018
In a major blow to the open Internet, the vote supports push for a link tax and censorship machines that will have a global impact
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 7:39 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Huge win for open Internet as U.S. Senate votes to restore Net Neutrality protections

Privacy pillar Canada International May 16th, 2018
Next step is for the House of Representatives to vote to reject the Federal Communications Commission’s assault on the open Internet   
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 5:39 pm +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

As MEPs prepare for key vote, German government joins growing criticism of European Commission’s content censorship proposals

Privacy pillar Canada United States International September 19th, 2017
In a potentially game-changing development, the EU’s largest member is joining six other nations in questioning the legality of the Commission’s proposed copyright changes
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Ruth Coustick-Deal

Digital Rights Specialist London, UK Time Zone: 12:39 am 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0

Innovation Minister asks CRTC to reconsider opening Canada’s wireless market to affordable wi-fi based mobile providers

Privacy pillar Canada June 05th, 2017
Consumer advocates welcome the move, having long argued that Mobile Virtual Network Operators will lower prices for Canadian wireless customers
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Federal Communications Commission votes to begin dismantling Net Neutrality

Privacy pillar International 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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After years of secrecy, RCMP finally admits to using mass cell phone surveillance tools on Canadians

Privacy pillar Canada April 05th, 2017
Amidst growing controversy, the RCMP says it deployed IMSI-catchers — commonly known as Stingrays — dozens of times in recent years
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#DigiCanCon consultation results show Canadians need affordable Internet access to support Canadian content in the 21st century

Privacy pillar Canada February 21st, 2017
Consultation results demonstrate public opposition to an Internet Tax that would raise monthly bills, deepen our digital divide, and force vulnerable Canadians offline
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Affordable high-speed Internet for all Canadians: Wednesday’s CRTC decision could change the face of Canada’s digital economy

Privacy pillar Canada December 19th, 2016
Nearly 50,000 Canadians have called on the CRTC to make history by ruling that every Canadian should have reliable world-class Internet access as a basic service
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