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.