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Josh Tabish

Campaigns Director, OpenMedia

Josh Tabish is the Campaigns Director at OpenMedia. He joined OpenMedia in 2013 and is passionate about helping those in the struggle for open communication systems. Before OpenMedia, he served as Coordinator with the Media Democracy Project at Simon Fraser University (SFU) where he organized the annual Media Democracy Days conference as well as the CounterCulture Speaker Series. He has also been involved in several grassroots media reform initiatives including the inaugural SlutWalk Vancouver in 2011. He holds a BA in Communication and Linguistics from SFU.
CRTC Needs To Ensure Fair Rates For Big And Small Internet

CRTC Needs To Ensure Fair Rates For Big And Small Internet Providers

Telecom costs for Bell Canada customers are increasing in 2017. Unfortunately for Bell customers, the $5 monthly increase on home Internet comes hot on the heels of an unprecedented move from independent Internet service provider TekSavvy, who made waves with promises to increase speeds and cut prices by nearly the same amount.
01/19/2017 03:00 EST
Will Data Plans Catch Up To Canadians' Changing Viewing

Will Data Plans Catch Up To Canadians' Changing Viewing Habits?

It's official: Canadians are cutting the cord and hungry for data. This week, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) released its full Communications Monitoring Report. While filled with insights, it contains two major takeaways about how Canadians' viewing habits.
10/28/2016 05:14 EDT
Bell's CRTC Appeal Will Raise Internet Prices, Reduce

Bell's CRTC Appeal Will Raise Internet Prices, Reduce Investment

The CRTC's rules were designed to allow independent ISPs to sell blazing-fast fibre Internet services to customers in the marketplace. Experts believe that will help make fibre available to millions of Canadians who would otherwise could not afford these important but very expensive services.
02/03/2016 11:03 EST
How the CRTC Is Keeping Canada's Telecom Giants in

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

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.
02/05/2015 05:16 EST
Postmedia's Monopoly On News Will Kill

Postmedia's Monopoly On News Will Kill Diversity

At the end of the day, the acquisition of Sun Media by Postmedia -- if approved -- would be bad news for Canadians. One large media conglomerate would control nearly half the daily newspapers in Canada, which would restrict the diversity of voices and range of perspectives available to engaged citizens. That means the voices of Canada's most marginalized groups will see themselves begin to disappear from the news, as increased commercial pressures and reliance on new forms of ad-sponsored content will colour our world through commercial eyes.
10/07/2014 04:41 EDT