Your pandemic Internet story is needed to fix Canada’s Broadband Crisis
Minister Monsef said applications for Internet connectivity funding would open. So far, no one’s seen a dime. Share how bad connectivity has affected you during COVID-19, and let’s put some pressure on Monsef to get Canada connected.
As schools, workplaces, stores, government services and community events move online, a whopping 59% of rural households across Canada still don’t have access to reliable high-speed Internet. Let’s change that!
Our ability to use the Internet safely, securely and privately is under threat. Canada’s security partners in the Five Eyes Alliance are attacking encryption and passing dangerous legislation mandating ‘back doors’ that weaken Internet safety for us all.
Manufacturers are making it harder for us to repair products we buy. Instead, we’re being forced to replace our appliances and devices more frequently, leading to an increase in costs and a massive global e-waste problem. We can change this. Fight for your right to repair!
“We’re disappointed to see Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains side with Canada’s telecom giants. In no way does this morning’s decision help improve Internet affordability, despite Minister Bains long promising it to be a priority.”– OpenMedia Executive Director Laura Tribe