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OpenMedia’s ‘Unfairplay’ Campaign Lets You Easily Fight Website Blocking in Canada

Yesterday we learned Bell was seeking the assistance of its employees to submit filings to the CRTC to support FairPlay Canada, the company’s coalition of companies which wants to setup a website blocking plan, to fight piracy in the country, as it apparently affects hundreds of thousands of jobs. https://twitter.com/mediamorphis/status/966356669927051265 If you want to make...

Bell, Rogers Give Reasons Why Unlimited Data Plans are Bad

Internet advocacy group OpenMedia is calling on the telecom regulator, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, and has also launched an online petition to support its cause (via CBC News). OpenMedia's Katy Anderson dreams of "uncapped, unlimited, affordable plans", as reported by CBC News, which also highlights how internet usage and bills have increased in...

CRTC Urged to End Internet Data Caps as They Price Gouge Says OpenMedia

Data caps have been nothing more than pricing tools disguised as network resource management, and this practice needs to end now, according to OpenMedia, which has looked deeply into the matter underpinning this statement with hard facts in the Canadian Data Caps Summary Report released in June. The timing is important: The Canadian Radio-television and...

Bell Texts OpenMedia Supporter for Feedback, Gets Honest Response [PIC]

It appears Bell has been texting its customers asking for feedback, asking how likely they would recommend the company based on “overall experience” with their services. The scale was from one to five, with one being “Not at all” and five being “Definitely”. When one supporter of OpenMedia, the non-profit group dedicated to "keep the...

Rogers, TELUS, Bell Raising Prices “Because They Can”: OpenMedia

Rogers, TELUS and Bell are all raising their cellular plan prices across Canada starting at $5 per month–blamed on the exchange rate (except in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Quebec, where regional carriers offer real competition; and exchange rates ‘magically’ don’t apply). According to Internet advocates OpenMedia, the Big 3 are able to jack up prices “because they can”, especially when […]