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In an era when some Canadians are cutting back on groceries and skimping on the rent just to stay online, there's a growing argument that high-speed home internet access is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. And the CRTC will soon have to decide whether it agrees.
A new study from ACORN Canada says the average costs for high-speed internet are 'extremely prohibitive' for low-income earners across the country.
Have you chopped your grocery budget in order to pay that monthly internet bill?
The majority of Canadians living on low incomes are forced to spend less on food so they can afford high-speed internet access, according to a survey conducted by a national anti-poverty advocate.
Low-income Canadians are taking money out of their budgets for food, recreation and rent to pay for Internet service, according to a new report that is calling for a national affordable home Internet program.
“The Internet plays an important role in the everyday lives of low-income earners,” says the study by ACORN Canada, a national organization of low- and moderate-income families with 70,000 members in nine cities across the country.