'When we're saying this is a basic service, we need to prioritize it,’ advocate says
Digital Access to Opportunities
Equitable access to the internet is a communication right.
The Government of Canada released the Economic Response Plan to deal with the crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The response is timely as it lays out a range of benefits for Canadians as well as businesses to stay afloat in these extremely challenging times. See here for Summary of Federal Stimulus Package
An advocate for low income consumers told a CRTC hearing Tuesday that Canada's telecom companies are using "magic math" that exaggerates how much their mobile data prices have dropped in recent years.
The proposed plan would be for seniors and low-income Canadians
Residents looking to elect government that helps reduce telecom costs
According to a study released recently by the advocacy group, ACORN Canada, the high cost of internet access is still leaving low-income families behind.