On Wednesday, February 18, 2015, ACORN members from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal traveled to Google Headquarters in two cities (Toronto and Montreal) to demand Google Fiber come to Canada and include affordable internet service for low income families! Members presented letters at both locations, demanding a meeting to discuss Google Fiber coming to Canada. Google has responded to us on Twitter -"@ACORNCanada We're on the same (web)page! The internet is a huge enabler & we're working hard to improve access around the world." - and members are eager to hear back with a proposed meeting date.
Recently, Google announced plans to expand Google Fiber to 34 cities in the United States. ACORN members want Canada to be on the list and for Google Fiber to include $10/month internet for low income families, plus subsidized computers. This type of service would allow low- to- moderate-income families to access essential services online, like homework, government programs and job searching. ACORN members' action on Google marks the most recent step in the Digital Access to Opportunities campaign that has to date targeted Rogers, Bell, Telus, Shaw, and Eastlink.