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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: 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

Things Are Good: Cuba Gets New Art Installation: WiFi

Cuba has really poor internet connectivity and it costs a lot of money to connect to the web. The thawing relationship between the USA and Cuba is bound to make it easier to develop the country’s telecommunications infrastructure (cheaper to run a cable from Florida than elsewhere). This is one of many benefits from the . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Cuba Gets New Art Installation: WiFi

OpenMedia.ca: Rogers hits senior with an $800 bill for Internet she never used

Rogers hit this B.C. senior with a whopping $800 bill for Internet she never even used. It seems not a week goes by without another story of Big Telecom price-gouging. Tell us yours in the comments below.

Article from CBC News

A senior citizen in Chilliwack, B.C., is angry about an $800 . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Rogers hits senior with an $800 bill for Internet she never used

The Canadian Progressive: Tim Hortons blocks customers’ WiFi access to gay and lesbian website

Last week, Canadian coffee titan Tim Hortons blocked the website of popular gay and lesbian newspaper Xtra from its public WiFi network.

The post Tim Hortons blocks customers’ WiFi access to gay and lesbian website appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Cowichan Conversations: We Need More Cell Phone Towers in South Cowichan, Or Do We ?

Richard Hughes-Political Commentator

How many times have you tried to retreive a call while at Cobble Hill’s Valley View Shopping Centre and had it drop off? Other times the calls do not connect at all! The annoyance in being able to remind your mate to pickup a carton of milk which you forgot . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: We Need More Cell Phone Towers in South Cowichan, Or Do We ?