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Ottawa ACORN members march 10km for $10/month internet in this CTV Ottawa story on the rising cost of utilities.
ACORN Canada members gathered for a ‘March 10 for 10’ on Thursday, April 17, 2014. ACORN members want a national program of $10/month high speed internet and subsidized computers for people below the low income measure.
For Jaye Rutter every month is a struggle to pay her Internet bill.
On Thursday, she and a group of about 30 walked through the streets of downtown Ottawa to protest the high rates of Internet.
OTTAWA – An anti-poverty group will rally and march on Thursday in the hopes of getting cheap internet.
ACORN organized the march, that leaves from the Human Rights Monument, and says they would like to see high speed internet for low income Canadians offered for $10 a month.
Ottawa ACORN supporters marched through the capital Thursday to raise awareness and support for cheaper internet plans.
ACORN member Jaye Rutter believes internet access is a necessity for job applications, studying and booking appointments, but many in the city can't afford the service that others rely on. Rutter said she hopes the march will encourage governments and service providers to take action and reduce internet costs to $10 a month for those in need.