As the Obama Administration moves to provide Americans with better Internet access, the National Union wonders if the Canadian government is paying attention.
Members of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now Canada (ACORN) in Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia held actions to highlight the need for affordable access to the Internet.
President Obama makes policy preference known as Federal Communications Commission considers options regarding net neutrality.
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Following broad public consultation the report is a comprehensive look at the need for an open digital policy in Canada.
Supporters across the country will be gathering signatures on the Stop The Meter CRTC petition. The signed petitions will be used to push decision makers to put a stop the new Internet usage fees.
“This is the same old story of hard-working families getting gouged by greedy corporations,” says James Clancy, NUPGE national president.
Guest commentary by Dr. Michael Geist a law professor at the University of Ottawa where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law.
"CRTC decision signifies that traffic management is not a free-for-all and the days of ISPs arguing that they can do whatever they please on their networks is over. That said, it also guarantees that traffic management practices such as throttling will continue and it is going to take more complaints to concretely address the issue." Michael Geist
Issue will ultimately be a political one with pressure on the Conservatives to join with the Liberals and the NDP in supporting net neutrality.