Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

CRTC acknowledges Big Telecom’s sales practices are problematic, but without any commitment for next steps

Access pillar Canada February 20th, 2019
CRTC fails to provide any penalties to offending telecoms, or accountability to prevent these behaviours from continuing.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 3:33 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Canadians’ mobile data usage slow to increase, while Big Telecom’s revenues continue to grow

Access pillar Canada December 20th, 2018
CRTC’s annual report shows that data usage serves the greatest revenue growth for Bell, Telus and Rogers
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 3:33 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

CRTC’s wireless affordability decision will further Canada’s digital divide

Free Expression pillar Canada December 17th, 2018
Today’s decision on low-cost data-only plans treats those who need affordable plans as second-class citizens.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 3:33 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

OpenMedia welcomes new members to Board of Directors

Access pillar Canada International December 07th, 2018
OpenMedia is happy to announce that three new community members have joined its Board of Directors.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 3:33 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

ISED called out for having ‘no plan’ for much-needed remote & rural connectivity

Free Expression pillar Canada November 20th, 2018
New report from Auditor General slams federal government for failing to meet needs of Canadians
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 3:33 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Huge win for Canadians as CRTC rejects Bell’s website blocking proposal

Free Expression pillar Canada October 02nd, 2018
Welcome ruling protects Canada from overreaching censorship agency, deferring jurisdiction to reviews of the Copyright, Telecommunications and Broadcasting Acts
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 3:33 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

New NAFTA agreement’s copyright rules will cost Canadians millions

Access pillar Canada October 01st, 2018
This is a terrible deal for Canadians. These draconian copyright provisions must be rejected.
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 3:33 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Advocates stunned by CRTC’s decision to cut its own Internet speed targets in half for new Broadband Fund

Free Expression pillar Canada September 27th, 2018
Canadians are calling on Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains to send the decision back to the CRTC for reconsideration immediately
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 3:33 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

EU Parliament votes to adopt overreaching copyright legislation, introducing a Link Tax and Censorship Machines

Access pillar International September 12th, 2018
MEPs narrowly approved, despite citizens' and experts' concerns, supporting dangerous copyright proposals that will fundamentally change the Internet as we know it
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 3:33 am 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

CRTC report reveals low-income Canadians spending up to 8% of monthly income on communications services

Free Expression pillar Canada August 16th, 2018
Lower cost options are desperately needed to ensure that people are not left behind
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Katy Anderson

Digital Rights Specialist CANADA, Calgary Time Zone: 1:33 am +1 (888) 441 2640 ext. 1