A resident of Toronto Community Housing is suing the cable giant for $100,000, claiming it broke a promise to applicants for low-income internet service.
Digital Access to Opportunities
The internet is integral to society—in 2016, the United Nations classified access to the internet as a human right, and cutting or censoring the internet by states is illegal. Yet, according to the World Economic Forum, 3.9 billion people (52 percent of the world’s population) are denied access to it.
The federal government says it is concerned about high cellphone prices and is ordering the telecom regulator to review a recent ruling on roaming that makes it harder for some small wireless companies to provide inexpensive service.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took a page from Stephen Harper’s populist playbook Thursday and instantly shot down a proposal to place a small cultural levy on Internet service providers (ISPs).
Depuis deux ans, l’ACORN demande au CRTC que le coût de l'Internet à domicile ne soit pas soumis aux simples forces du marché mais qu'il soit plafonné.
Lower-income Canadians, fixed income earners and seniors should have access to “basic service” including broadband
ACORN members are disappointed that the 2017 Federal Budget, with $13.2 million over 5 years to “support low-income Canadians’ access to broadband,” is actually just a corporate subsidy and will result in no new money in the pockets of low income Canadians.
Aujourd’hui l’annonce historique du CRTC était orientée dans la bonne direction en déclarant que le service à large bande était un service essentiel et en reconnaissant le problème d’abordabilité.