A new development and it's not good

Canada’s mobile phone and Internet market is officially on life support.

Just days ago, the last remaining national cell phone provider outside the Big Three’s control – Wind Mobile – removed themselves from a key auction of resources crucial to their future.1

This is a massive threat to affordable Internet service and it could be the end of national independent cell phone service in Canada.2

We need your help to fix Canada’s broken telecom market. From coast to coast, we’re organizing free local events that will give you the chance to directly shape the future of a connected Canada. You can help build the citizen-driven movement that has saved the open and affordable Internet time and again by taking action in your own backyard today. Read more »

Video: Urgent action is needed to fix our broken cell phone market

Our team has been working very hard in the wake of news that Wind Mobile has dropped out of an auction for crucial wireless resources. Here's our own Steve Anderson speaking out in support of Canadian cell phone users.

Learn more about how you can send a strong message to Industry Minister Moore to fix our broken cell phone market at

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Topics: Cell Phones

Anyone who cares about the Internet should be concerned about the TPP

Our own Christopher Malmo tells you why the ultra-secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could break our digital future - and why you shouldn't believe U.S. statements about the so-called benefits of this agreement being negotiated behind closed doors.

Article by Christopher Malmo for Vice Canada:

Back in October 2013, Wikileaks released an important draft chapter of what's likely the biggest 'trade' agreement you've barely heard of. It's called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and it's essentially SOPA raised from the dead and stitched to a bloated version of NAFTA. Read more »

Why it’s more important than ever to push for authentic wireless choice

Yesterday, we learned that Wind Mobile pulled out of a crucial auction for wireless assets - assets that are crucial to the future of our cell phone market - only a day before it was set to begin.

Canadians hoped that the government’s spectrum auction which begins today would result in lower prices and improved choice for Canadians. Wind’s withdrawal from the auction has dealt a serious blow to those hopes - and a renewed call for Industry Minister James Moore to end the government’s piecemeal approach to fixing Canada’s broken wireless market by reining in Big Telecom once and for all.

Here’s what you need to know about the auction - and how Canadians are reacting online to the news. Read more »

Topics: Cell Phones

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