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Toronto ACORN continues fight with Bell Canada over their role in creating and expanding the digital divide

Two dozen ACORN members took to a Bell Store on Queen Street East in The Beaches in East Toronto this past Saturday as a part of ACORN's Digital Access to Opportunities campaign for affordable internet.  In a successful attempt to disrupt the everyday business activities of a local Bell Store, ACORN members in attendance felt satisfied that CEO George Cope did hear about the action and we received confirmation that our letter was faxed to his office.

Ottawa ACORN Members Take Action for $10/month Internet!

Ottawa ACORN members held a great action yesterday as part of the national Digital Access to Opportunities campaign! 20 members gathered outside the Rogers TV station to demand action on $10/month for high speed internet. CBC Radio covered the event (stay tuned for the link!). Member Bobby Fitzpatrick led us into the station, where we marched in and spoke with the TV station manger Lynne Whitehead.

The Now: ACORN rallies in Surrey for affordable Internet rates

WHALLEY — ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) members rallied at Surrey's City Centre Library and across the country asking for Internet rates to become more affordable.

Global Halifax: Push for accessible internet

Nova Scotia ACORN member Darryl King talks to Global Halifax Morning News about ACORN's campaign to close the digital divide!

Cape Breton Post: Fighting for the right to log on: Halifax protesters want $10 internet for low-income families

Darryl King is hoping internet companies will help level the playing field for low-income kids trying to get an education in today’s web-centric world.

On Thursday afternoon, King and other members of the local ACORN chapter (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) brought signs to the lawn of the Spring Garden Memorial Library in downtown Halifax to call attention to the “digital divide.”