Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

As Big Three aim to consolidate telecom dominance, Canadians come together to discuss new solutions to build a more ‘Connected Canada’

Access pillar United States International January 15th, 2014
Citizen-backed OpenMedia.ca is organizing a series of events across Canada to ensure the CRTC puts Canadians first when it comes to key digital policy decisions
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Last remaining national indie cell phone provider withdraws from crucial auction for wireless infrastructure, signalling consolidation of stranglehold by the Big Three

Access pillar United States International January 13th, 2014
Wind Mobile has announced it will not participate in tomorrow’s wireless auction of assets crucial to the future of cell phone service in Canada. The move could spell the end to national independent cell phone service in Canada if government does not act.
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As the future of affordable Internet hangs in the balance, Canadians tell CRTC to ditch the deadweight of Big Telecom giants

Access pillar United States International January 09th, 2014
With Big Telecom conglomerates threatening the future of affordable, independent ISPs, citizen-backed OpenMedia.ca is enabling Canadians to take part in a crucial CRTC consultation
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Broad coalition to TPP governments: Pull provisions that restrict access to knowledge and open innovation

Access pillar Privacy pillar United States International November 21st, 2013
Organizations spanning nearly every TPP nation calls for a new approach that respects broad interests not just that of old US media conglomerates
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Concerned Canadian reveals Bell’s anti-competitive practices

Access pillar United States International November 20th, 2013
OpenMedia joins with Manitoba resident Ben Klass to call on the CRTC to stop Big Telecom from making independent services more expensive for Canadians
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BREAKING: Leaked documents reveal Canadian government being pressured by US to accept extreme Internet censorship proposals in the TPP

Access pillar United States International November 13th, 2013
Proposed secret transnational Internet censorship courts would override Canadian law and restrict freedom of expression online.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Telecom complaints soar by 31% in just twelve months, OpenMedia.ca available for comment

Access pillar United States International November 06th, 2013
Canadians still waiting to see whether government lives up to promise to secure more choice and lower prices in broken telecom market
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Canadians call on Harper to say no to extreme U.S.-driven Internet censorship proposals at final TPP talks next week

Access pillar United States International September 25th, 2013
Led by citizen-backed OpenMedia.ca, Canadians are speaking out against secretive U.S. plans to censor the Internet and restrict free expression online
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Big Three poised to take majority of wireless spectrum - govt action needed now to stop telecoms from blocking Canadians’ access to new providers, says OpenMedia.ca

Access pillar United States International September 23rd, 2013
Spectrum Auction registrations show that Big Three will likely continue to act like gatekeepers and price-gouge Canadians unless the government takes action to open networks to more affordable providers
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Wireless Spectrum Auction registration deadline is 12 noon (ET) Tuesday September 17th, OpenMedia.ca available to comment

Access pillar United States International September 17th, 2013
With the Big Three already controlling 85% of usable wireless spectrum, citizens are hoping that independent Canadian-based providers register to participate despite the cards being stacked against them
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