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CBC News Toronto featured ACORN Canada's Internet for All report (click here to read the report) in this story about Councillor Mike Layton's call for the City of Toronto to support the CRTC's ruling that major internet providers must share their high speed networks with competitors.
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.