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. Last Thursday, 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.
In February, we published a report that demonstrated how high internet costs significantly hinder low-income earners' ability to get out of poverty.
And we need to keep the pressure on! We are asking all of our members and supporters to sign and share our Internet for All petition with their social media networks and email lists. So let's get the word out that Internet is for All.
IN THE NEWS:
AMI: Alejandra Ruiz of ACORN on basic internet
Globe & Mail: CRTC chair makes strong call for national broadband strategy
Globe & Mail: Public interest groups propose fund to pay for expanded Internet access
CBC The National: Is affordable internet a 'human right'?
CBC News: Basic internet speed, service levels may not be enforced by CRTC
Ecoutez membre d'Ottawa Amber Slagtenhorst parler "internet pour tous!"
CBC News: Fight for affordable internet to take centre stage at CRTC hearing today
Tech Times: Rogers Expands Low-Cost Internet Program For Low-Income Families In Canada
Globe & Mail: Is high-speed Internet a basic right? CRTC to weigh in
CBC News: Cheap internet should be expanded to everyone living in poverty, advocates say
Huffington Post: Rogers Offers Cheaper Internet For Low-Income Households