If they succeed, Canadians will be forced to pay more money for less Internet. Bell has a plan to kill Canada's smaller, more affordable Internet providers so they can price-gouge you at will. It’s so obvious: the telecom giant is trying to rip-off Canadians, control the ISP market, and ensure we have no choice but their outdated services. This will hurt our digital economy, innovation, and our wallets.
We have to act quickly. Tell the incoming Industry Minister to reject Bell’s underhanded, price-gouging scheme. Enough is enough. act.openmedia.org/emergency
The telecom giant is wasting no time. The day after the election, Bell filed a legal challenge demanding the new government overturn customer protection rules we helped win earlier this year.
They’re using an obscure, rarely-invoked government procedure to kill small competitors and price-gouge us all. And if they succeed it will be nearly impossible to undo.
If Bell gets their way, you’ll never be able to have an Internet provider that isn’t one of the giants – this means we’ll continue to pay some of the highest prices in the industrialized world for slow Internet service.
Your OpenMedia team spent more than a year fighting to win these rules. We put the perspectives of over 30,000 Canadians on the public record in favour of greater choice and affordability, and the government sided with us.
But now, all this is in danger. Make sure the incoming Industry Minister, and all MPs, know where you stand before Big Telecom’s lobbyists get their hands on them.BREAKING: Nov 20
the government has JUST announced they will hear Bell’s case to undo new customer protection rules through an obscure, rarely invoked parliamentary procedure.1,2
This means the countdown has started until the government makes its final decision. We now have just 30 days to make as much noise as possible.
You’ve already taken action with over 20,000 Canadians. Now we need your help to get others on board. Can you share our petition on Facebook and Twitter, so that others can join the fight?
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