To stop the spread of COVID-19, we need to stay home.
This means that millions of people are now relying on the Internet to work, attend school, buy essentials, apply for Employment Insurance, and stay connected with their communities. But the reality is that 11% of homes across Canada don’t have home Internet, making them reliant on their cellphone to do all of the above.2
Many home Internet providers have already taken steps to end data caps and stop disconnections on home internet, thanks in part to the advocacy of many of you. We need mobile providers to do the same, to ensure low income, rural and indigenous communities who lack wired connections are not left behind by society and the economy during this time.3
You can see what actions these companies have taken to date in the table below: