"The government of Canada needs to take a stand in defense of the majority of internet users to maintain equal access to internet sites and services, and to support our new and developing industries by opposing the implementation of two-tiered access to internet services. In an interconnected world, allowing large companies to control internet access for the many is unacceptable." Larry Brown, NUPGE President
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.
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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.
"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
James Clancy sounds a warning at Parliament Hill rally to protect the Internet for all Canadians
Ottawa (14 May 2008) - The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is disappointed with today’s decision by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to allow Bell Canada to continue throttling Internet access speeds to its subscribers.