dethrone big telecom's monopoly on fibre

Dethrone Big Telecom's Fibre Monopoly: Tell the CRTC to mandate access to small providers NOW

UPDATE April 24, 2023: This campaign is now closed! Thank you for speaking out — we'll keep you updated very soon on the next steps YOU can take to participate in the CRTC's wholesale review proceeding.

Our broken wholesale system lets monopolies block you from accessing lightning-fast fibre Internet from ANY independent provider, at ANY price. We’ve fought for a fairer system for years — and FINALLY, our shot at extending this to fibre is here.

The CRTC just opened up a major consultation asking if they should force monopolies to open their fibre networks to independent competitors. But unless we speak up LOUD on the public record, this chance to land a historic victory for everyday people will pass us by.

Fibre that’s affordable. Fibre from your choice of ISP. Fibre for ALL. Use our tool to tell the CRTC why you won’t settle for anything less!

*Please note: This tool is collecting comments to be sent directly to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). Anything you include on this form will be submitted to the CRTC and will become part of the public record.


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Canada is suffering under the rule of a brutal telecom monarchy. Since Minister Champagne approved the Rogers-Shaw buyout, Rogers has become the biggest telecom giant in Canadian history — effectively crowning them “King of Canada”. King Rogers and their court of monopoly pals, Bell and Telus, have spent years doing everything they can to keep YOU on shoddy, expensive, and outdated Internet connections.

How do they get away with it? For one, our broken wholesale system.

In 2015, the CRTC ruled that you should have access to fibre internet on any choice of provider you want.1 But the rules they put in place at the time were so restrictive, it allowed Big Telecom to maintain a complete monopoly on the fibre Internet access to your home ever since. That’s almost a decade head start for Big Telecom, locking smaller competitive providers out of the market entirely, and leaving your fastest Internet option subject to a complete monopoly.

Right now, the CRTC’s unfair wholesale system lets telecom giants lock all their competitors out of state-of-the-art tech like fibre. The rules don’t let independent providers access fibre at any price, meaning they simply cannot compete against the faster connections of Big Telecom. That means for many, our only option for fast and reliable fibre Internet is to purchase a wildly expensive plan from greedy giants like Rogers and Bell.2-5

But YOUR voice could change everything. After years of your advocacy, the CRTC is finally looking at changing its fibre wholesale rules — and the system more broadly.6 This historic review is a massive opportunity to END Big Telecom’s monopoly on fibre Internet and dethrone our abusive telecom monarchy.

The CRTC is so close to making the right call, but they can only weigh the evidence in front of them. Unless we speak up LOUD on the public record of this consultation, the CRTC will have no choice but to side with the giants YET AGAIN. Make sure we win this historic fight: Tell the CRTC to END Big Telecom’s monopoly on high-quality Internet!

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  1. Our crowdsourced policy became government policy. The CRTC heard your call, Canada - OpenMedia
  2. OpenMedia is calling on the CRTC to hold major ISPs accountable for high-speed Internet rollout - OpenMedia
  3. What Is Fibre Internet? - WhistleOut
  4. CRTC Further Delays Affordable Fibre Internet in Canada - OpenMedia
  5. Your voice, DELIVERED: OpenMedia’s submission to Cabinet on the CRTC’s wholesale rates decision is in! - OpenMedia
  6. Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2023-56 - Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)

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