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ACORN Canada, which represents low-income earners, says online communication has become so essential in today’s world that low-income earners deserve to have access along with everyone else.
Listen to CKNW News Talk's interview with BC ACORN member Rachel Goodine about ACORN's Digital Access to Opportunities campaign
Activists with the anti-poverty group ACORN spent Halloween day waving placards and chanting, calling on telecom giants to make the Internet more accessible for low-income people.
ACORN Canada members are demanding that Internet companies stop the horror.
An ad hoc group of about 10 people staged a protest outside of Port Coquitlam’s social assistance office Wednesday, demanding the province increase child support payments for people with disabilities.
ACORN BC wants $10-a-month Internet for low-income homes
It argues the average $30-$70 a month is too costly for disadvantaged households
Anti-poverty activists were set to picket the Telus office in Burnaby Thursday to protest what they call unaffordable Internet rates, suggesting telecom companies duplicate a Toronto project to offer $10-per-month service for the disadvantaged.