Make the internet your sweetie this Valentine’s

Saveournet.ca, a Canadian coalition working to defend our online freedoms, has launched a sweet campaign urging people to wear their hearts on their sleeve and tell the CRTC to keep the internet open, fast and accessible to all Canadians.

Bell and other corporate giants such as Rogers and Shaw currently have free reign to “throttle” service to their retail customers and those small companies that rent portions of Bell’s network to competitively provide internet service to Canadians. The CRTC is conducting a detailed investigation of the internet traffic management by the big telecoms. Submissions from the public and hearings later this year are part of that probe.

ISPs recently released crucial data, causing the CRTC to extend the submission closing date to February 26. As the CBC reports, “The figures form seven ISPs reveal that annual growth in total traffic volume declined for two consecutive years.” This revelation could be a major turning point in the debate as this data undermines the argument of the ISPs that they need to manage networks in order to prevent congestion.

Tell the CRTC to keep the internet a public utility, free of profit-driven policies, and open to all, by clicking here.

Visit http://www.saveournet.ca to find more ways to show the internet your love.

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