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Demand your MP stand up for affordable Internet NOW!

Canada is fed up with our government’s empty promises of Internet affordability. They’ve strung us along for years, and what do we have to show for it? It’s been a over a year since the start of the global pandemic, and yet the Internet affordability problem has actually gotten WORSE since then.1

We’re done waiting for the government to ensure Internet affordability for all. We need to get our individual federal MPs up off the sidelines and force them to DO something about this.

As a voter in their riding, your MP knows you’re watching their actions and will be deciding whether to vote for them in the next Federal election. Email them now and demand to know what real action they’re taking for Internet affordability!

Email your MP now and demand more affordable Internet!

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Canada has endured years of stagnant progress on our sky-high Internet bills relative to other developed economies, which keeps many folks underutilizing their connections or off home Internet entirely.2-4

With the renewed pressure COVID-19 put on affordable Internet, many folks had faith the government would finally deliver. But a year later, we’ve seen no progress — and at times, they’ve even contributed to driving prices up. Case in point: In August 2020, federal Cabinet sided with Big Telecom in a decision over Internet wholesale rates, raising the cost of Internet for people across the country.5 The government has officially run out the clock – and Canada’s patience – on Internet affordability.

Your MP is your voice in Parliament: they care what voters like you think, and they need to hear you’re done waiting around for the government to act. If they hear from enough of their constituents, they’ll be forced to do something about it. Email your MP now and ask them what steps they’re taking to ensure your riding has affordable Internet.

Sources

  1. Minister Bains just undermined Canada’s best chance for affordable Internet - OpenMedia
  2. Internet is a Lifeline during this pandemic but many Low-income Canadians can’t afford it - ACORN Canada
  3. Canada among top five highest costs for 100Mbps internet speed - MobileSyrup
  4. 'Internet is the only lifeline they have': Canada needs to confront 'digital divide' amid COVID-19 crisis - CBC
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