Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

Good news for Internet affordability, as CRTC lowers wholesale broadband Internet rates

August 15th, 2019
Lower barriers for smaller providers means people in Canada may see more choice and lower Internet prices on the horizon
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 5:26 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

NDP releases plan to bring Internet affordability to 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: 5:26 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

EU Legal Committee Approves Controversial Copyright Directive

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: 5:26 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

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

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: 3:26 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1

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

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: 10:26 am 1 (888) 441-2640, ext. 0

Disappointing Supreme Court ruling has worrying implications for online free expression and access to information in Canada and across the globe

June 28th, 2017
We're worried that governments and commercial entities will see this ruling as justifying censorship requests
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Innovation Minister asks CRTC to reconsider opening Canada’s wireless market to affordable wi-fi based mobile providers

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

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

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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