“We Fight for That” Ep. 11 – “The Internet Affordability Revolution will not be Subsidized with Shelley Robinson”

We interview Shelley Robinson, Executive Director of National Capital Freenet, about how the CRTC’s recent reversal of its decision on wholesale internet rates not only challenges smaller ISPs, but virtually guarantees that affordable service will not be extended to lower income Canadians and certainly not at higher speeds.

Canadians to pay more, have less choice, for Internet

OTTAWA, 27 May 2021 – Consumers likely will lose competitive service options and pay more for Internet as a result of today’s CRTC reconsideration of wholesale Internet rates, the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) warned. John Lawford, PIAC Executive Director and General Counsel, decried the decision, saying: “Both the CRTC and the federal government lost […]