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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.”
ACORN Canada members took action across the country for the National Day of Action on affordable internet access on Thursday, August 21st.
Ottawa activists representing low-income families rallied in front of the Ottawa Public Library Thursday to raise awareness about their lack of affordable Internet access.
It was part of a nation-wide campaign led by ACORN Canada, in its bid to convince the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to lower prices for low-income families, specifically those in urban areas.
ACORN Canada members are calling on the federal government and the CRTC to ensure home broadband prices are affordable for low income families.
Specifically, ACORN believes households below the low-income measure should be able to access high-speed internet for $10/month along with measures to ensure families can afford computers at a reasonable price.