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Le Droit: L'Internet abordable réclamé

Bon nombre de personnes à faible revenu ont réclamé un accès plus abordable à Internet, hier, dans plusieurs villes du Canada.
Des membres de l'Association d'organisations communautaires pour la réforme maintenant (ACORN) ont livré quelque 400 témoignages hier au Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications canadiennes (CRTC) pour leur rappeler l'importance d'«Internet à haute vitesse pour les familles qui ne peuvent se le permettre financièrement.»

Global News: Group calling for more affordable internet for low income families

Global News interviewed Toronto ACORN member Rob Leaver on ACORN's national Digital Access to Opportunities campaign.


CBC The National: The Cost of Staying Connected

Watch ACORN leader Blaine Cameron on the National with ally PIAC fighting for affordable internet for low income families!


CBC: Internet, phone bills in Canada too high, says consumer study

The federal government needs to take action to assess how escalating phone, internet and television bills are affecting Canadians, especially those earning the least income, a new study on affordability says.

Canadians are spending between $100 and $212 a month per household on communications services, according to the report issued Monday by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC), an Ottawa-based consumer advocacy group.

Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal ACORN Members Rally Outside Google Headquarters in Montreal & Toronto

On Wednesday, February 18, 2015, ACORN members from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal traveled to Google Headquarters in two cities (Toronto and Montreal) to demand Google Fiber come to Canada and include affordable internet service for low income families! Members presented letters at both locations, demanding a meeting to discuss Google Fiber coming to Canada. Google has responded to us on Twitter -"@ACORNCanada We're on the same (web)page! The internet is a huge enabler & we're working hard to improve access around the world." - and members are eager to hear back with a proposed meeting date.