Join the fight to keep the internet open and affordable!

Dear Friends,

I recently met with the citizen engagement organization OpenMedia.ca to discuss growing concerns with out of control Internet and mobile phone fees. Our meeting reinforced what I have heard from many residents of East Van, small businesses, and innovators – that they are being crushed by excessive fees for Internet use.

And if that isn’t bad enough, big phone and cable companies now want to also put pay meters on your Internet use. This means we could be looking at a future where these corporations charge per byte for Internet use, the way they do with smart phones.

Internet pricing is currently under review by the CRTC, Canada’s telecommunications regulator, and we have a unique opportunity to stop this price gouging scheme. I have and will continue to take a strong stand for fairness, your family budget, and our digital economy.

Canadians are joining together to send the CRTC a clear message, that we refuse to be gouged by big phone and cable companies by signing the Stop The Meter petition. I encourage all residents of East Vancouver to join me in signing the Stop The Meter petition at http://www.StopTheMeter.ca

Together we can ensure all Canadians have access to an open and affordable Internet.

Yours Sincerely,

Libby

This Update from Libby was posted on July 22, 2011

3 Comments

Internet and civil liberties

Are you also going to take a stand against Harper's 'snoop bill'? That poses even more of a threat to the Internet - not to mention users' basic civil liberties!

Internet and civil liberties

i agree, this "lawful access," Harper's trying to sneak through is more damaging to our freedoms than the metering issue. both bad -if they take away our free internet, then I'll cancel anyways and it won't matter how much they're charging

Against UBB

Thanks so much Libby, its hard to get MPs to realise that this is a scam/cash grab that hurts everyday Canadians. I'm incredibly impressed that you've taken such a brave stance!

Cheers,

Dock Currie
(Currently London, ON, though often East Van)