Consumer Advocates Question Liberals' 'Very Cozy Relationship' With Bell

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.25.2016 | Canada Business

The federal Liberal government is shutting out advocacy groups arguing in favour of greater competition in Canadian internet services while repeatedly...

'How Come We Didn't See Lower Prices When The Dollar Went Up?'

CP | Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.27.2016 | Canada Business

Are consumers being hoodwinked by the big wireless providers?

Small ISPs Won't Provide High-Speed Internet If Bell Has Its Way

CBC | Posted 12.07.2015 | Canada Business

Bell doesn't want to sell access to its fibre network to smaller ISPs.

TPP Could Change Canadian Internet Use 'Dramatically': Activists

CP | Peter Henderson, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.25.2015 | Canada Business

A major part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal finalized Oct. 5 involves harmonizing copyright laws in the 12 Pacific Rim countries.

Tech Entrepreneur Compares Harper's Bill C-51 To Iranian Oppression

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.15.2015 | Canada Business

The Canadian co-founder of mobile app maker airG Inc. has pledged to donate $1 million to the fight against Bill C-51, the recently passed anti-terror...

Mobilicity Buyout Could Mean Higher Cellphone Bills

CBC | Posted 06.26.2015 | Canada Business

​Rogers has gobbled up troubled small carrier Mobilicity and the federal government is declaring it a victory for consumers. Almost two years ago...

Here's What You Need To Know About 'Cellphone Freedom Day'

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Canadians locked into three-year wireless contracts will find themselves with extra freedom this week as new CRTC regulations kick in for mo...

Report Aims To Stop Canada's Slide Into 'Surveillance Society'

CBC | Posted 05.20.2016 | Canada Business

With the government's controversial proposed anti-terror law set to be passed into law within weeks, some of Bill C-51's most outspoken critics are su...

60 Canadian Business Leaders Sign Letter Against Bill C-51

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.21.2015 | Canada Business

It looks like the digital world is lining up against the Harper government’s Bill C-51. A group of prominent executives from many of Canada’s t...

How the CRTC Is Keeping Canada's Telecom Giants in Check

Josh Tabish | Posted 04.07.2015 | Canada Politics
Josh Tabish

you may not live in the U.S., but many of your favourite websites do. In the end, rules that impact those sites will eventually impact you. And as countries around the world continue to contemplate net neutrality rules, it will be important to show the leadership of Canada's CRTC, the United States' FCC, and others to urge policy-makers around the globe to follow suit.

Internet In Uproar Over Shaw Cutting Download Speeds, Raising Prices

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.08.2015 | Canada Business

Customers of Internet provider Shaw Communications are once again accusing the company of effectively reducing internet speeds while raising prices. ...

Is Shaw Really Cutting Internet Speeds In Half While Raising Prices?

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada Business

The internet is in an uproar over reports that Shaw Communications will be ringing in the New Year with higher prices and slower internet speeds, but ...

Proposed Digital Privacy Act Opens A Risky Door

CBC | Posted 06.29.2014 | Canada Business

Even as Paul, a TekSavvy internet subscriber, faced the possibility of a U.S. film company suing him for illegally downloading a movie, he felt certa...

Telecoms To Get Immunity For Spying On Customers

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada Business

Telecom companies would be granted immunity for handing over information on their customers without a warrant under a law meant to target cyberbullyin...

LOOK: Ottawa's Outrageous New $1.2-Billion 'Spy Palace'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.11.2014 | Canada Business

When the Harper government tables its latest budget Tuesday afternoon, it will include continued funding for a massive, opulent new headquarters for C...

Is Bell Taking Over Astral to Get Millions in Public Subsidies?

Catherine Hart | Posted 07.07.2013 | Canada Business
Catherine Hart

Bell is pursuing an outdated business model that reduces customer choice, forces subscribers to pay for content they don't want, and banks millions in taxpayer-funded subsidies. It seems that Bell's priority is getting as much money out of Canadians as possible, without any consideration of what citizens actually want.

The Bill Turning Websites in to Government Spies

Catherine Hart | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada Politics
Catherine Hart

CISPA -- which on the surface is meant to allow for voluntary information sharing between private companies and the government in the event of a cyber attack -- is a surveillance bill that is dangerously lacking in transparency and oversight. This would turn websites into government spies.

Texting Fee Hike Just The Beginning: Consumer Group

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.25.2013 | Canada Business

A recent announcement by wireless carrier Telus that it’s raising fees for texting to the U.S. will be just the beginning of price hikes if Canada...

This Dad Was Charged a $22,000 Roaming Fee and Is Fighting Back

Lindsey Pinto | Posted 06.24.2013 | Canada Business
Lindsey Pinto

Matt Buie, a financial planner and father living in Burnaby, B.C., was recently stunned by a $22,000 roaming charge on his cell phone account incurred by his 11-year-old while on vacation. After Buie spoke out in the media and talked to other cell phone users he quickly realized that he was not alone in feeling price-gouged, and is now taking action.

Why Your High Cell Phone Bills Have Nothing To Do With The Size of Canada

Catherine Hart | Posted 06.19.2013 | Canada Business
Catherine Hart

A common straw man that Big Telecom uses to justify high prices is that Canada is just bigger than other countries, which we are led to believe somehow necessitates more costly services. The truth is, it's the lack of fair access to independent providers that is the primary driver of high prices.

Instead of Listening, Big Telecom Hung Up on Us

Catherine Hart | Posted 06.17.2013 | Canada Business
Catherine Hart

This week, Industry Minister Christian Paradis finally began to respond to the recommendations in our report that would help facilitate new independents entering the telecom market, currently dominated by the Big Three. But instead of listening to the stories we helpfully pulled together for them, Big Telecom lobbyists have responded by essentially plugging their ears and callously refusing to take ownership over these experiences.

Canadians Are Fixing Their Internet One Step at a Time

Lindsey Pinto | Posted 06.18.2013 | Canada Business
Lindsey Pinto

While we still have a ways to go before the Internet service market offers Canadians the level of choice and affordability we deserve and what we need to at least become globally competitive, the coming together of the pro-Internet community to create real, tangible change is nothing to sneeze at.

How Tories Let Cell Phone Providers Gouge Away

Catherine Hart | Posted 06.10.2013 | Canada Business
Catherine Hart

The government is on the defensive. Since released our community-powered report on Canada's cell phone market, Canadians have been sending it to their MPs, calling for their support. But the Conservatives are trying to work their positive spin, supporting Big Telecom and saying that everything is just fine. We've decided to address their claims point by point, so that it's clear that bold action is necessary to improve Canada's cell phone market. If the Conservatives are serious about ending price-gouging, and ensuring that Canadians have real choice, fairer contracts, and reliable service, they must do more to facilitate new independent service providers.

Proof That Canadians Are Frustrated With Their Cell Phones

Lindsey Pinto | Posted 05.08.2013 | Canada Business
Lindsey Pinto

A study released today by non-profit organization shows a majority of Canadian respondents report being forced into accepting poor -- often disrespectful -- service. The group identifies the lack of choice in the cell phone market as the cause, pointing out that nearly 94 per cent of the market is controlled by three large players: Bell, Telus, and Rogers.

‘Consumers Want 3-Year Contracts’: Things Big Telecom Says

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.05.2013 | Canada Business

Rick Mercer took to the airwaves last week to declare a Telus executive’s assertion that consumers don’t want a cap on their monthly cellphone bil...