Press Releases

List of our press releases, in reverse chronological order.

CRTC Further Delays Affordable Fibre Internet in Canada

Access pillar Canada June 11th, 2020
New proceeding leaves fibre Internet customers with few options and high prices
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 7:26 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

National coalition calls for universal affordable Internet access

Access pillar Canada May 14th, 2020
COVID-19 highlights the need for governments to act urgently to provide high-speed Internet to every household in Canada
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 7:26 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Judy Duncan

ACORN Canada Time Zone: 11:26 pm +1 (416) 996 6401

Meagan Hampel

Cybera Time Zone: 11:26 pm +1 (403) 210-5271

CCTS mid-year complaints report shows disconnect between regulations and customer needs

Access pillar Canada May 12th, 2020
Majority of complaints filed to the CCTS relate to issues not appropriately regulated by Internet and Wireless codes
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 7:26 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

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: 7:26 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Experts call for privacy precautions in use of personal data for fighting COVID-19

Access pillar Canada April 15th, 2020
Group of privacy experts releases set of principles for any data gathering or location tracking measures brought into force in Canada
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 7:26 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Liberals’ price cut a small step to wireless affordability in Canada

Access pillar Canada March 05th, 2020
Mandated price cuts are positive, but do not address lack of choice in the market
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 7:26 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Hostage-taking by Big Telecom can’t be allowed to crush affordable wireless

Access pillar Canada February 20th, 2020
Telus’s threat to drop investment if forced to open networks is a last gasp effort to stave off much-needed market competition
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 7:26 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

Expert Review Panel dreams big for the CRTC, falls short for Canadians

Access pillar Canada January 29th, 2020
Should the CRTC take on radical new powers to tax and regulate the Internet?
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Matthew Hatfield

Campaigns Director CANADA, Vancouver Time Zone: 4:26 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 1

Big Telecom asks Trudeau to reject affordable Internet

Privacy pillar Canada November 13th, 2019
Incumbents’ tantrum over fair wholesale rates continues with petition to Governor in Council
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 7:26 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2

OpenMedia launches tool for voters to request personal information from political parties

Access pillar Canada October 04th, 2019
“My Political Data” empowers citizens to exercise rights to their personal information
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Laura Tribe

Executive Director CANADA, Ottawa Time Zone: 7:26 pm 1 (888) 441-2640 ext. 2