free and open internet

We could make net neutrality law and stop corporate takeover of the internet

We have less than a week to make sure Canada protects the internet from corporate control.

Tell the CRTC to update the rules that govern Canada’s internet to keep corporations like Bell from threatening net neutrality.

Sign the petition

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We have a massive opportunity right now to influence the regulations that govern the internet. The Broadcasting and Telecommunications legislation -- written in 1991 before the internet was a household norm -- is currently up for review by the federal government.

In the last... year, Canadian telecommunications giants like Bell and Rogers tried to censor Canada’s internet but, because of SumOfUs members like you, we were able to stop the dangerous plan from going through and prevent corporate takeover of the internet in Canada.

Now we have another historic opportunity to protect net neutrality -- ensuring internet users are not forced to cough up more money to see certain websites or have their browsing controlled by corporations like Bell and Rogers. By sending a strong message to the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) that people in Canada want a free and open internet we can ensure that net neutrality is protected by law.

Tell the CRTC: Protect a free and open internet in Canada.

The review of this legislation is huge. It has not been reviewed since its creation almost 30 years ago, and may not be reviewed for another 30 years. This review comes at a time when corporations like Bell and Rogers are trying to garner more and more control over our internet, while gouging users with their prices.

But we can help to stop this. Our push right now could be the tipping point that ensures the CRTC makes changes to protect the internet in Canada for the public, instead of bowing to corporate pressure.

This isn’t the first time SumOfUs has worked to protect the internet in Canada. When Bell and its cronies put through a dangerous proposal to censor the internet, almost 100,000 SumOfUs members like you signed a petition against it and another 40,000 sent emails directly to the CRTC to oppose the proposal. And our pressure worked -- the CRTC denied Bell its proposal and our internet remains free and open.

We know that corporations like Bell and Rogers will do what it takes to control the internet in the name of profit, instead of ensuring this vital resource is protected for the public. But together, we can do what we’ve done before and protect net neutrality in Canada.

Will you sign the petition today to protect a free and open internet in Canada?

Sign the petition

Thanks for all that you do,
Amelia and the team at SumOfUs


More information:

ISED launches consultations to review broadcasting, telecom sectors, Mobile Syrup, 25 September 2018
Review of the Canadian Communications Legislative Framework, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.


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