ACORN Canada's tireless efforts to keep the high cost of internet in the public eye led to our members being invited to the CRTC's public hearing on internet access and affordability. On April 14, 10 ACORN members told personal stories about how not having access to home internet has impeded their - and their childrens' - success in the digital economy.
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In a forceful and unusual statement delivered in the middle of a public hearing, the chairman of Canada’s telecom regulator called on governments as well as the telecom industry itself to contribute to the development of a “coherent national broadband strategy.”
Ottawa members celebrate first step in municipal campaign on predatory lending last Wednesday, with unanimous motion passing for council to create a program to license lenders.
Toronto ACORN member Alejandra Ruiz spoke to AMI about our Internet for All campaign
Would you pay an extra 72 cents a month on your own telecom bill to support Internet access for low-income Canadians and those living in remote, hard-to-serve areas?
Rogers Communications plans to help 150,000 Canadians get on the web by offering less expensive broadband rates to low-income families.
CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais says there are no guarantees Canada's telecom regulator will enforce minimum internet speeds and service levels across Canada, even if it comes up with new target levels.
The CRTC has started a series of hearings looking at whether internet access should be considered a necessity.
At a rally held in front of the Money Mart at Columbia Street and Fourth Street on Friday, members of the B.C. chapter of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) called on the Solicitor General and Minister of Public Safety to follow Ontario and Alberta’s lead and reassess its payday loan regulations.