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OpenMedia.ca: A day in the life of dial-up or: Why we need affordable, world-class service for 100% of Canadians

Below is a guest blog from Carol Vlassoff, an OpenMedia community member and resident of Hawk Lake Quebec who faces barriers to affordable, high-speed Internet access in her community.

It is widely believed that all people in today’s world must be able to access the Internet in order to exercise and enjoy their basic human rights. Affordable Internet . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: A day in the life of dial-up or: Why we need affordable, world-class service for 100% of Canadians

OpenMedia.ca: We’re challenging a crucial CRTC decision on behalf of Canadians

Last night, OpenMedia filed detailed and significant comments in support of a crucial challenge that will determine whether Canadians get access to new, independent wireless providers like Ting. If the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) listens to Canadians, bad parts of a recent ruling will be overturned and a new . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: We’re challenging a crucial CRTC decision on behalf of Canadians

OpenMedia.ca: Only 24 hours left to demand faster, cheaper Internet for all Canadians

Only 24 Hours Remain

We have less than 24 hours to tell decision-makers at the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to stop Big Telecom’s plan to keep us locked into some of the slowest, most expensive Internet services in the industrialized world. There’s never been a better time to demand . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Only 24 hours left to demand faster, cheaper Internet for all Canadians

OpenMedia.ca: T-Mobile free roaming initiative could add fuel to Canada’s wireless market

T-Mobile announced yesterday it will allow its American customers use their service in Canada and Mexico with no extra fees (that’s right, free roaming). This new initiative puts the Big Three’s roaming plans to shame. Why can’t Canadians have nice things?

Article by Peter Nowak for Alphabeatic

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OpenMedia.ca: Rogers is officially approved to take control of Mobilicity

This will mean fewer choices for Canadian cell phone subscribers when wireless prices are already increasing at 3 times the rate of inflation.  Speak out now at http://openmedia.ca/gatekeepers

Article by Ian Hardy for Mobile Syrup

Rogers announced today it has received all governmental, creditor and court approvals to officially acquire Mobilicity’s spectrum and . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Rogers is officially approved to take control of Mobilicity

OpenMedia.ca: Canada is going backwards on telecom prices

This article was originally published at Rabble.ca

If you’re a Canadian and you own a cell phone, you probably don’t need an official report to tell you that you’re paying way over the odds.

A glance at your monthly phone bill should be more than enough to remind you that Canadians really do . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Canada is going backwards on telecom prices

OpenMedia.ca: Globe and Mail: More power to the Big Three, less choice to Canadians

The new Rogers/Mobilicity deal will mean less choice and therefore higher prices.

Article by Christine Dobby for The Globe and Mail

While Mobilicity has finally found a buyer – selling to Rogers Communications Inc. for $465-million after more than two years in legal and financial limbo – Wind Mobile Corp. will also . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Globe and Mail: More power to the Big Three, less choice to Canadians

OpenMedia.ca: The Globe and Mail: Wind Mobile brings cell service to Toronto subways

Great news for subway commuters users in Toronto, and yet another reason to escape the high prices and rampant abuse of the Big Three as new options become viable for CanadiansWe hope that other providers will follow Wind’s lead, and that the CRTC and Industry Canada will take bold steps to improve . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: The Globe and Mail: Wind Mobile brings cell service to Toronto subways

ParliamANT Hill: CAW needs to be ‘more flexible,’ expert warns

Inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/08/14/caw-auto-industry-contract-talks.html

ParliamANT Hill: CAW, automakers open contract talks

Inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/08/14/caw-big-three-negotiations.html